Algerian "Navy" 1732

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Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

Post by Navclio » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:58 pm

Thanks for all the references, Andreas. I will have to see what I else I can find that would confirm these reports, which could be rumors. It doesn't seem that the Spanish had to send out a battle squadron to break a "blockade" of Oran by 3 × 70, but whether they did is pertinent to the paper.

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Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

Post by Grammont » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:02 am

The Pennsylvania Gazette, December 28 to January 4 1732/3

Geneoa, Sept.26 Yesterday we received Letters, which say, Advice was brought thither, that the French Consul at Algiers and all his Domesticks, were cut to pieces; and that the King's Ships have taken into Custody an Algerine Ship of 24 Guns and 300 Men.

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Post by Grammont » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:26 am

The Pennsylvania Gazette, May 17 to May 24, 1733

Paris, Feb. 4. Some Letters from Carthagena of the 8 Inst. bring an Account, that two Maltese Men of War, meeting an Algerine Squadron, consisting of the Capitana of Algier and three other Ships, they attack'd them in the Channel, 40 Leagues from Algier, and had a very sharp and bloody Fight, during which the Maltese took many Slaves, Turks and Moors which were on board two of the Algerines.

Leudon, Feb. 19. By Yesterday's French Mail came Advice from Algiers, of their Seven largest Ships of War being sailed for the Levant, to take on board Troops, and that they expected to be joined there by 12 Turkish Sultana's full of Troops, which the Grand Seignior had resolved to send to the Assistance of the Algerines, the Spaniards having threatned to attack that City this Spring; but, by the Help of the Turks, they flattered themselves that they should not only be enabled to resist any fresh Assault, but force the Spaniards to quit Oran.

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Post by Grammont » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:13 am

The Pennsylvania Gazette, June 14 to June 21, 1733

Madrid, Feb. 17. Our last Letters from Seville mention the King to be in a fair Way of Recovery; and those from Barcelona relate, that upon Advice that a Corsair of Algiers had taken, almost in Sight of that City, a small Catalan Bark laden with Wine, the Governor immediately order'd to Sea a Ship of 8 Guns and 120 Men, who having good Fortune came up with the Algerine the same Evening, directly attack'd her, and the Fight continu'd till next Morning with great Vigour, when the Catalan discover'd her to have been formerly a Neapolitan Vessel, carrying 16 Guns, and having on board near 200 Moors, notwithstanding which she grappled her, kill'd a great Number of her Men with small Shiot, and being on the Point of boarding her, the Captain perceiv'd another Turk making towards him, upon which he prudently tack'd about, with the Prize that he retaken from the Corsair, and brought the same safe into Barcelona.

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Post by Navclio » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:43 am

The 1733 Pennsylvania Gazette item is interesting because a recent study of the 1734-35 Spanish conquest of the Kingdom of Naples concludes that in 1733 a fleet was being fitted out for a punitive expedition (no attempt at conquest and occupation as at Oran the year before) against the city of Algiers, but was redirected to Italy after the War of the Polish Succession broke out.

González Enciso, Agustín. “La marina a la conquista de Italia (1733–1735).” In Expediciones navales españoles en el siglo XVIII, Instituto de historia y cultura naval, Cuaderno monográfico No. 69 (March 2014). Pp. 15–35.

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The Pennsylvania Gazette, July 5 to July 12, 1733

Malta, March 15. The Council of the Order having received Advice, that six Algerine Ships had cast Anchor at Fogeri in the Gulph of Smyrna, to enlist Men; and that the Grand Seignoir had given them two Sultana's, and another Ship loaded with Powder and other Ammunition, with which they are to come Home; they have ordered the four Men of War, which are fitting out here, and which are to be reinforced with 400 Men and 32 Knights, to be got ready to sail immediately, to go and meet those Algerines. Don Andrew de Riggio, Commadore of a Squadron of his Catholick Majesty's Ships, who was sent hither by the King his Master, with two Men of War, one of 7 0 Guns, and the other of 50 Guns, to join the Squadron of the Order, till Spain can furnish more considerable Forces, is arrived in this Port from that of Spezie, and is to sail with this Squadron to fight the Algerines.

Madrid, March 17. N. S. Letter from Oran, of the 23d past, being an Account, that the Garrison of that Place was in a good State, and abundantly provided with all manner of Necessaries, and more especially with freshy Meat, which the Moors come thither to sell. The same Letters add, that a Barque which sailed from Cartagena, with Dispataches for Oran, had taken at a few Leagues Distance from that City, and carried into the Port of Marzalquivir, an Algerine Galliot having on board two Turks, and 25 Moors, besides the Captain, Lieutenant, and three other Turks, who were slain in the Engagement. They had on board two Pieces of Cannon, six Stone-Mortars, and a good Quantity of Fuzees, Pistols, Sabres, and other Arms, designed for the Camp of the Moors. They write from the Camp before Gibraltar, that an armed Barque which was equipped at Algezires, had also taken a Barbary Vessel with 14 Pieces of Cannon, 6 Stone-Mortars, and 26 Moors.

Paris, April 28. On the 11th an extraordinary Courier from Seville passed thro' this City, who after delivering his Dispatches to the the Marquis de Castellar, the Spanish Ambassador, continued his Journey to embarque for London: He brought advice that the Squadron Commanded by Don Blise de Lezze was arrived in the Channel of Malta, and there joined by the Spanish Men of War which hade been in the Port of Species, and four Galleys and three Men of War of the Religion of Malta, where they waited for the Algerine Ships, and Turkish Zaicks which are to transport the Ottoman Troops from Constantinople, for renewing the Siege at Oran: So that the News of a Naval Combat is daily expected.
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Re: Algerian "Navy" 1732

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Daily Journal (London, England), Saturday, November 25, 1732

That on the 3d Inst entered the Portt of Oran, nine Algerine Ships of War, one of 790 guins, four of 45 to 50, and the other four of 30 to 38, on which Garison had fired above 250 Cannon Ball

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London Journal (1720) (London, England), Saturday, May 26, 1733

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London Evening Post (London, England), March 8, 1733

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St. James's Evening Post (London, England), March 10, 1733 - March 13, 1733

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