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Refitting Process for Captured Warships

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:49 am
by JeffreyModell
Is there a source on what the Royal Navy would do beyond changing the guns when refitting a bought in prize? For example, while they would change the rigging to the English method, would they necessarily change out or modify spars to conform to Admiralty sizes? The refitting of the captured DeBraak involved removing all the guns and spars prior to doing the admiralty drawings, and then was quite extensive suggesting a no-mercy attitude.