Bligh

  1. The structure of the Royal Navy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    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
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. Fireships.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post

    List of fireships of the Royal Navy.


    Name:  ships_fire_ship.jpg
Views: 1484
Size:  7.2 KB


    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.
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. Bomb Ketches.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post


    Bomb Ketches.

    Name:  bomb and other ships.jpg
Views: 1761
Size:  132.0 KB

    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
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Depictions of the ships behind the SoG-miniatures

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Océan / Montagne.


    Name:  1024px-Ocean-Morel-Fatio.jpg
Views: 1967
Size:  306.8 KB




    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.

    Name:  $_1.jpg
Views: 1751
Size:  42.5 KB


    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
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  5. HMS Berwick/Le Berwick (1775)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    HMS Berwick/Le Berwick (1775)



    Name:  ushant.jpg
Views: 1770
Size:  193.7 KB
    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
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast