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    Today, 08:40
    Bligh replied to a thread Grace's Voyage South in Wardroom
    A really diverting story Dobbs. I was unaware of this part played by a Scotsman in the Republican quest for independence from Spain. Nor the...
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    Today, 07:29
    Dobbs replied to a thread Grace's Voyage South in Wardroom
    Speaking of pirates, here's a link to an interesting character from the SoG time period and of Fernandina Beach history: ...
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    Today, 01:59
    Pandora is looking magnificent Vol, and the San Jose is yet another asset which will be the pride of the fleet I'm sure. Thanks for posting. Rob.
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    Today, 01:55
    Bligh replied to a thread Grace's Voyage South in Wardroom
    Pity you did not have a Jolly Roger to hoist Dobbs. :Arrrr::shootleft: That would have added something to their tour experience.:shock: ...
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    Today, 01:48
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    All clothing made by my good Lady Dobbs. We could actually do with a bit more room in the actual Wardrobe.:wink: Rob.
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    Yesterday, 20:03
    Just printed another beautiful ship from Simon, the San Jose. And finished the standing rigging on the Pandora plus got a start on the running...
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    Yesterday, 18:36
    Dobbs replied to a thread Grace's Voyage South in Wardroom
    We arrived yesterday in northern Florida. It was pea soup fog, so no pictures. Approaching Fernandina Beach in the midst of the fog we heard another...
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    Yesterday, 18:03
    Dobbs replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    Magnificent! I stand in envy of your wardrobe!:happy:
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    Yesterday, 15:15
    Bligh replied to a thread New Members. in UK Fleet
    This evening we welcome a new shipmate from Lancashire. He is Al, aka Caradhras from Blackpool. Rob.
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    Yesterday, 09:48
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    In the aftermath of our victory, you can see myself with my Jacobite CO's lady who is a very old friend from the very early days of my re-enacting...
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    Yesterday, 09:43
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    The Jacobite charge is successful and the Government troops are routed and flee from their defence of the Bridge over the river Trent. The gateway to...
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    Yesterday, 09:41
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    As the Jacobites charge, a sniper gets of one last futile shot from his blunderbuss.
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    Yesterday, 09:39
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    The Jacobites start to advance through the fog of war and the Gvernment troops deliver one last volley.
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    Yesterday, 09:35
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    Government forces respond and take casualties in return.
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    Yesterday, 09:30
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    The Jacobites open fire.
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    Yesterday, 09:28
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    More regulars including Scottish Loyalists arrive to bolster the main Army.
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    Yesterday, 09:26
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    More Government troops arive to bolster the flank.
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    Yesterday, 09:25
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    The Government skirmish line opens fire from behind the safety of a wall flanking the Jacobite advance.
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    Yesterday, 09:23
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    The Jacobite Army emerges through the mist.
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    Yesterday, 09:21
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    Government soldiers at arms practice.
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    Yesterday, 09:19
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    The government pickets forming up.
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    Yesterday, 01:58
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    12-05-2021, 11:01
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    And advancing.with more action shots of the battle to follow.
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    12-05-2021, 10:59
    Bligh replied to a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    The pickets on guard duty.
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    12-05-2021, 10:57
    Bligh started a thread Derby 2021. in Wardroom
    With Dobbs on his voyage South and showing us what he and Suzanne are up to, here are a few shots from our last re-enactment of the year this...
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    12-05-2021, 01:49
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    12-05-2021, 01:47
    Bligh replied to a thread Grace's Voyage South in Wardroom
    Thanks for another glimpse of your expedition Dobbs. Also for adding another corner of your country's history to my knowledge base. Rob.
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    12-04-2021, 17:25
    Dobbs replied to a thread Grace's Voyage South in Wardroom
    We've spent five days exploring this island and now it's time to go for supplies. Here are some final pictures of the south end. The ruins of...
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    12-04-2021, 14:12
    Bligh replied to a thread New members signing on. in Wardroom
    Today we welcome a new shipmate from the USA. He is Mark, aka Mark62 from Georgia. Rob.
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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 04:25
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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 05:29
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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 05:26
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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 15:02
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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 10:16
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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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