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    The specifying of pistol shot is a term of art...

    The specifying of pistol shot is a term of art for the relative position of two vessels (seen frequently in descriptions of 'close engagement') - that this seems to refer to 400 yds casts a new light...
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    Yes, this is what Adm Rodney appears to have...

    Yes, this is what Adm Rodney appears to have written. If you put a 14" carbine calibre naval pistol in the hunes and fire it level it will carry somewhat beyond 400m. Depressed to the horizon it will...
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    I think a line can be seen, where the RN saw no...

    I think a line can be seen, where the RN saw no advantage to the excessive power of the 42pdr, not being useful enough at the 'moderate' ranges actually used, to compensate for the additional bulk,...
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    Those are still rather on the short side (IMO)....

    Those are still rather on the short side (IMO). By top metal, most guns range to 600-700m, carronades rather further (albeit needing to use the graduation of their notched dispart sight for...
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    Inflexible is one of a few 'experimental' uniform...

    Inflexible is one of a few 'experimental' uniform battery ships - she is an example of the type as a 64, and Goliath an example of the same change before being Razeed as a 74. This was a 24 pdr...
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    I'd be surprised if Africa (a 9 pdr castles 64...

    I'd be surprised if Africa (a 9 pdr castles 64 gunner) wasn't carrying carronades in 1812 - there had been a general wartime allocation of 2 24 pdr and 6 18 pdr during 1794, mostly reduced with the...
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    I have a current spreadsheet open, which looks at...

    I have a current spreadsheet open, which looks at the issue of an estimate for 'best' firepower as a product of frontal area, penetration at a pointed range and the hitting space of a nominal target...
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    The BWAS is measurements 'as taken' by the RN -...

    The BWAS is measurements 'as taken' by the RN - and the BM is as published - my calculation is around 5 tuns less based on the Thames measure. The Alliance measurements are US measurements, there...
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    BWAS has the capture "HMS Confederate" at...

    BWAS has the capture "HMS Confederate" at 154.75ft GD, 970 tuns BM, with the armament reduced to 26 x12pdr and 10 x6pdr from the US armament of 28 x12pdr and 8 x8pdr. The US Alliance is noted as...
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    You can clearly see the ship rig from the...

    You can clearly see the ship rig from the separate main and mizzen channels, rather far aft due to the clearance for the mortars in the waist. 10" Sea Service (90lb bomb to ~3.6km) forward, 13" Sea...
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    Write to them with that request, that you own the...

    Write to them with that request, that you own the hard copy and want to purchase the right to access the same book as an epub. They may make the same offer, or make a lower one. Worst case, you can...
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    Broken wet mop is actually "danger politician"....

    Broken wet mop is actually "danger politician". After Boyle's Law - The Greater The External Pressure, The Greater The Volume Of Hot Air... not to be confused for the similarly named Boyle's...
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    None of those have any feet.

    None of those have any feet.
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    Carronades are ideal for the smaller, faster...

    Carronades are ideal for the smaller, faster vessels.
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    The standing rigging should be a darker brown or...

    The standing rigging should be a darker brown or black, you seem to be missing two masts and all the yards still. How are you going to add the gun ports?
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    I prefer the weight and colour of the RR on the...

    I prefer the weight and colour of the RR on the leading ship. The colour is too white and the thread too thick in appearance on the following ship for my taste, YMMV.
  17. One of the 'features' of a single set pick and...

    One of the 'features' of a single set pick and keep chit allocation is that it reduces the extremes of randomness, and gives the intended population of probabilities. Infinite chits, and especially...
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    When printing larger models at smaller sizes you...

    When printing larger models at smaller sizes you can play with 'expansion' of details - I print on an FDM printer and have successfully printed 'in scale' models from 1:72 to 1:700 scale at scales of...
  19. I never picked any up, as Turner/Mann are far...

    I never picked any up, as Turner/Mann are far superior sculpts and cheaper. With the multi-customisation blender files I'd say Turner has the edge now, even with his slightly cruder deck...
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    If she was acting as a troop ship, then the...

    If she was acting as a troop ship, then the Mahonesa should be at a disadvantage - usually armed en-flute, with fewer stores for the ship's company and ordnance - as the bulk of the space and...
  21. Most of the important French classes - L'Ocean,...

    Most of the important French classes - L'Ocean, Bucentaure/Tonnant, Temeraire, with variations of beakhead, bulwarks, sterns to cover multiple variants and their service in the RN where appropriate,...
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    There is a single copy of that book on abebooks....

    There is a single copy of that book on abebooks. A bit pricey at 300+P&P, but available; also a slightly more reasonable artillery text.
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    Jib, False Jib, Fore and Main Courses, Topsails,...

    Jib, False Jib, Fore and Main Courses, Topsails, Topgallants, Mizzen Driver, and two of the staysails. No Royals, Studding booms etc, so less than all canvas, but more than under battle sail or...
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    The main trouble with full sail is that the...

    The main trouble with full sail is that the manoeuvre station for a 74 for tacking under full easy sail is 299 men, while the manoeuvre station in action starts at 117 on gaillards aft and forward,...
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    There are spare spars carried, but aside from...

    There are spare spars carried, but aside from using one as a fish to prevent the failure of a sprung (but not collapsed) stick still in place, actually sending any aloft during a short-lull is...
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