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About Bligh
First Name:
Rob
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England
State/Province:
Notts
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United Kingdom
Ship Size:
4th Rate (30-60 guns, 2 deckers)

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The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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The structure of the Royal Navy.

by Bligh on 01-23-2017 at 03:25
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I hope this helps to answer some of the oft asked questions about the organization of the Royal Navy shipmates.


Royal Navy ranks, rates, and uniforms of the 18th and 19th centuries.

These were the original effort of the Royal Navy to create standardized rank and insignia system for use both at shore and at sea. The uniforms and insignia first created in the mid-1700s, lasting until the mid-1850s, have since become immortalized in such classic naval literature works

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Fireships.

by Bligh on 01-17-2017 at 04:29
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List of fireships of the Royal Navy.





Fireships served in the Royal Navy over a period of several centuries. The earliest fireships – ships filled with combustible and flammable materials and explosives and sent into lines of enemy ships to attempt to set them on fire – were small merchant vessels deployed in large fleet actions, such as by Sir Francis Drake against the Spanish Armada at the Battle of Gravelines in 1588.

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Bomb Ketches.

by Bligh on 01-17-2017 at 04:26
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Bomb Ketches.



Development.

The first recorded deployment of bomb vessels by the English was for the Siege of Calais in 1347 when Edward III deployed single deck ships with bombardes and other artillery. The first specialised bomb vessels were built towards the end of the 17th century, based on the designs of Bernard Renau d'Eliçagaray, and used by the French Navy. They were first called galiote à bombe (a word derived

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Depictions of the ships behind the SoG-miniatures

by Bligh on 06-23-2016 at 14:02
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Océan / Montagne.







Océan was a 118-gun first-rate three-decker ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class. She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the Estates of Bourgogne.




She was ordered as États de Bourgogne and was launched at
Brest in 1790. Like many French ships of the line during the Revolutionary period, she was renamed

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HMS Berwick/Le Berwick (1775)

by Bligh on 06-21-2016 at 09:16
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HMS Berwick/Le Berwick (1775)




Battle of Ushant (1778)

HMS Berwick was a 74-gun Elizabeth-classthird rate of the Royal Navy, launched at Portsmouth Dockyard on 18 April 1775, to a design by Sir Thomas Slade. She fought the French at the Battle of Ushant (1778) and the Dutch at the Battle of Dogger Bank (1781). The French captured her in the Action of 8 March 1795 during the French Revolutionary Wars and she served with them

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Issue time: 01-25-2017 02:17
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Name: Top Monthly Thread Starter - Gold
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Issue time: 07-18-2016 10:54
Issue reason: Top Thread Starter Apr 2015.
Top Thread Starter Aug 2015.
Top Thread Starter Oct 2015.
Top Thread Starter Jan 2016.


Name: Top Monthly Poster - Gold
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Issue time: 07-18-2016 10:43
Issue reason: Top Poster for Apr 2015.
Top Poster for Jun 2015.
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Issue time: 02-06-2016 08:06
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Issue time: 12-01-2015 00:24
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Issue time: 09-26-2017 08:43
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Issue time: 09-25-2017 04:25
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Name: Derby World Wargames Event GM - 1 Year
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Issue time: 10-08-2017 12:10
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Issue time: 09-27-2017 05:18
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Name: Minor Con GM Medal - U.K.
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Issue time: 06-14-2016 03:08
Issue reason: Games master at Games expo 2016


Name: Minor Con Medal - U.K.
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Issue time: 03-27-2015 20:23
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Issue time: 05-06-2016 09:01
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Issue time: 11-29-2011 23:34
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