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    found the sign for this pub in Grimsby.

    found the sign for this pub in Grimsby.
  2. Thread: Noobie Questions

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    Just a couple of things I can add to muddy the...

    Just a couple of things I can add to muddy the water Chris. Quite a few of the ships changed hands during both the 7 years war and American Revolution, to say nothing of the Napoleonics. Also flags...
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    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachment...

    https://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=51621&stc=1Another figgy pudding but one which may be more to my taste. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
    Rob.
  4. Very true DB. :shock: Rob.

    Very true DB. :shock:
    Rob.
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    Sticky: This evening we have a new shipmate from Old...

    This evening we have a new shipmate from Old Guy's neck of the woods. He is Chris, aka Christolockxxx from Vancouver Island Canada.

    Rob.
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    The AAR is now open for comments. Rob.

    The AAR is now open for comments.
    Rob.
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    The Fortifications.

    The Fortifications.
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    The Butcher's bill.

    The Butcher's bill.
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    All that now remained for the Essex and Bonhomme...

    All that now remained for the Essex and Bonhomme Richard to do was see the two Gunboats on their way to a friendly port and recover their ships boats to complete a successful mission.
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    Taking a leaf out of Essex’s book, Bonhomme...

    Taking a leaf out of Essex’s book, Bonhomme Richard also got in a final stern shot, whilst the Essex finally limped out of range of the shore batteries, and fortuitously, this accounted for the last...
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    Although sailing erratically Essex did get a last...

    Although sailing erratically Essex did get a last shot off from her two stern chasers in return, and the crew were gratified to see a large explosion followed by a gout of flame erupt from one end of...
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    Still not out of the woods Essex sailing an...

    Still not out of the woods Essex sailing an erratic course received another long range shot from the Island battery, whilst Captain Maynard dispatched a prize crew from the Bonhomme Richard to the...
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    She also took the opportunity to give the castle...

    She also took the opportunity to give the castle a parting broadside to keep the gunners heads down whilst she tries to get underway.
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    Essex returned the favour, but the lack of...

    Essex returned the favour, but the lack of steerage threw of her gunners and she missed her aim.
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    As the Richard turned away from the Fort the...

    As the Richard turned away from the Fort the captain of the Alrube delivered a parting shot to her stern.
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    On the other hand the drifting gunboats were now...

    On the other hand the drifting gunboats were now in a position where they could be captured easily with a little more persuasion.
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    To add insult to injury, the wind chose this...

    To add insult to injury, the wind chose this moment to veer back more Easterly. This caused the drifting derelict Galleys to head for the sandbars where they may prove to be salvageable.
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    To add insult to injury, the wind chose this...

    To add insult to injury, the wind chose this moment to veer back more Easterly.
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    Fortunately for Essex the old guns of the Castle...

    Fortunately for Essex the old guns of the Castle cast in the previous Century were firing cold and at extreme range, consequently doing very little damage. However, it was essential to get Essex out...
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    Maldon

    Maldon
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    Another Navy favourite.

    Another Navy favourite.
  22. I agree DB. I have built a few as you know, and...

    I agree DB. I have built a few as you know, and sourcing plans of the period is difficult, plus what was drawn by the architect is not always followed in the actual construction, or can be altered...
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    There are all sorts of possible scenarios for actions of this sort Dave. Were you at Doncaster 2 when I did my joint amphibious attack on the fort and harbour installations? We have also done bomb...
  24. Thread: the Constitution

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    A very interesting comparison Jim, and no worries...

    A very interesting comparison Jim, and no worries about them not being Ares. We are a very open minded community as you know. it is always good to get a different perspective on the sculpts...
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    Essex’s turn along with the change in wind...

    Essex’s turn along with the change in wind direction had now pushed her further toward the coast than Captain Millington had intended, and as he endeavoured to bring her about, he came under fire...
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