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    The Olde ship California.

    The Olde ship California.
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    Not one I would honestly fancy myself!

    Not one I would honestly fancy myself!
  3. Thread: Happy 4th July!

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    To all our American shipmates. Rob.

    To all our American shipmates.

    Rob.
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    HMS Revenge (1805) ...

    HMS Revenge (1805)

    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=49878&stc=1



    HMS Revenge at Gosport


    HMS Revenge was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line, designed by...
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    Well here we go again. New month new project. ...

    Well here we go again. New month new project.

    Just started my Xebec Corvette today.
    Rob.
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    Melrose.

    Melrose.
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    I agree Vol. In fact I used it as the inspiration...

    I agree Vol. In fact I used it as the inspiration for my effort.
    Rob.
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    Really sorry Dobbs. I had no intention of putting...

    Really sorry Dobbs. I had no intention of putting you to extra trouble. Your ship was what started me on the trail of producing one of my own, and for that incentive I am once again in your debt....
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    Thanks for the advice Jonas. Did yo read my bit...

    Thanks for the advice Jonas. Did yo read my bit in the House rules section? I was fighting the urge to do that with reasoning. Not always the best way to proceed. On your advice I now swing back to...
  11. Now I watched the video I know how you beat...

    Now I watched the video I know how you beat Cornwallis Bill. Paratroops and Jet Fighters!
    Rob.:takecover:
  12. Could you be the one kneeling down extreme left...

    Could you be the one kneeling down extreme left in the bottom photo as I have now arranged them, Bill?

    Rob.
  13. Oh yes!:clap: Rob.

    Oh yes!:clap:
    Rob.
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    That is a very interesting observation Dobbs....

    That is a very interesting observation Dobbs.
    Thanks for the ship the once over.
    Rob.
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    HMS FAME (1805) ...

    HMS FAME (1805)

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    Fame



    HMS Fame was a 74-gun third rateship of the line, the name ship of her class, designed by Sir John...
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    As promised here is my Ship mat card. Rob.

    As promised here is my Ship mat card.
    Rob.
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    This is a good resource for starters reviewed by...

    This is a good resource for starters reviewed by Paul in our Book review page. But any of the books featured there are worth a scrutiny.
    Rob.

    Book Title:
    Naval Warfare In The Age Of Sail. The...
  18. Here are a few of the many shots I took on the...

    Here are a few of the many shots I took on the day Bill.

    Hermione still a good way out just emerging from the morning mist
    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=49853&stc=1

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  19. Thread: Hove To

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    I treat heaving to in the same way as anchoring,...

    I treat heaving to in the same way as anchoring, excepting that getting underway again starts without a delay for raising the anchor.
    Rob.
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    Just spotted this Jim. One rule we have is that...

    Just spotted this Jim.
    One rule we have is that if a ship engages under full sail, any sail damage is liable to penalty of fire. Three chits are drawn from the A bag to see if fire breaks out when...
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    Reflections on Xebec stats.

    From my research it would seem tha a Xebec carried a much larger crew than other ships of its equivalent. This was to enable vastly overwhelming boarding parties and to provide crews for prizes.
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    A much better picture I found of yesterdays pub...

    A much better picture I found of yesterdays pub at Gainsbrough.
    For today:- The Still and West Hampshire
  24. A very enlightening article as usual, Bill. The...

    A very enlightening article as usual, Bill. The photographs are very evocative of our era of sail power in all senses of the word. It brings back memories of my witnessing Hermione entering Yorktown,...
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    Sticky: Thanks Bill. I'll have a G&t with you....

    Thanks Bill.
    I'll have a G&t with you. Cheers.:drinks:
    Rob.
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