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by Grammont
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: 18th Century
Topic: Algerian "Navy" 1732
Replies: 32
Views: 7855

Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

From 'The Political state of Great Britain. Vol 44 1732' p 146-147 concerning the events of September 1732: It is thought that by the Spaniards having possessed themselves of the Mountains thereabouts, the Barbarian Troops could not get back again to Oran, which was the Occasion of the Town's being ...
by Grammont
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Francis Dove and the Carlisle 1700
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Francis Dove and the Carlisle 1700

It appears that Dove and four other commanding officers were court-martialed after the Battle of Malaga for their actions during the battle and they were all acquitted. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?q1=court%20martial;id=iau.31858033431366;view=image;start=1;sz=10;page=root;size=100;seq=235;nu...
by Grammont
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Naval Officers and Crew
Topic: Francis Dove and the Carlisle 1700
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Francis Dove and the Carlisle 1700

The Royal Navy ship Carlisle blew up off the Downs on 1700/09/19 and there were no survivors. The captain at this date is shown to be Francis Dove, but he captained numerous ships after this date so obviously wasn't killed. Was he just not on board when the explosion took place?
by Grammont
Wed May 31, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Transports
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

Re: Hired Transports

A 1982 university thesis entitled A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE PORT OF WHITBY, 1700-1914 includes a list of Whitby built/owned transports extracted from TNA records: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1381923/1/389634.pdf#page=403 Further details of the vessels should be listed in 'The ancient port of Whitby a...
by Grammont
Sat May 27, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Transports
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

Re: Hired Transports

The failed attempt to take Rochefort in 1757 led to an official inquiry and the resulting report included a list of transports used:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... 2up;seq=86
by Grammont
Fri May 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Pirates
Topic: Cardiff Pirates 1577
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Re: Cardiff Pirates 1577

As I understand it in the original Letter of Marque granted to Henry Morgan it did not include the right to attack cities, therefore as he attacked both Puerto Principe and Porto Bello in 1667-68 he carried out piratical acts. Letters of Marque granted from 1670 onwards allowed for attacks on cities...
by Grammont
Fri May 26, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Pirates
Topic: Cardiff Pirates 1577
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Cardiff Pirates 1577

Following the capture of John Callis in 1576 examinations were carried out in the Cardiff area and list of pirates and their associates drawn up: http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/SP12/112_%281577%29/SP12_112_05_f10v.htm http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/SP12/112_%281577%29/SP12_112_05_f11.htm Unsurprisingly ...
by Grammont
Thu May 25, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Forum Structure
Replies: 7
Views: 3187

Re: Forum Structure

Should pirates have their own subforum under People as they don't really fit in any of the existing choices
by Grammont
Thu May 25, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Tenders
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Hired Tenders

Remarkably, a second mutiny took place on the Bolton tender in 1759. The London Chronicle of July 14-17 1759 states: Dublin, July 10. Sunday the impressed men who were on board the Bolton tender in the harbour, rose upon the crew, in order to make their escape, when a most desperate engagement ensue...
by Grammont
Wed May 24, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Ships
Topic: Hired Tenders
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Hired Tenders

On 10 October 1756 on the tender Boulton, then at Hoylake Roads, four members of the crew mutinied and killed the mate, resulting in a reward of £50 per head for their apprehension.
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/9643/page/1