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    I am with you there Jonas. i think my Amelia has...

    I am with you there Jonas. i think my Amelia has seen more service than any of the other Frigates.
    Also that second starter is a great idea as it provides the extra bonus of more chits and mats for...
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    Thanks for that information Lankin. I am sure it...

    Thanks for that information Lankin. I am sure it will be useful.
    Rob.
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    Coming along well Jonas. I still have not done...

    Coming along well Jonas.
    I still have not done any more on my Captain model.
    Rob.
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    It was a similar situation in the USA Jonas. ...

    It was a similar situation in the USA Jonas.
    The tribute demanded by the Bashaw of Tripoli which led to the war was $220,000 which is $3.46 million in today's terms. In 1800 the total Federal...
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    Sticky: We have another new shipmate with us today, he is...

    We have another new shipmate with us today, he is Tomáš, aka Amahu from the Czech Republic.
    Rob.
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    Indeed, there may be more than an ounce of truth...

    Indeed, there may be more than an ounce of truth in that Jonas. :happy:

    Rob.
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    Glad you liked it gentlemen, and thanks for the...

    Glad you liked it gentlemen, and thanks for the Rep John.
    It was a close run thing indeed, and in retrospect I think that ordinary double shot to reduce the gunnery of the Jirum may have served...
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    I asked Speedwell Lass, and she adds textile...

    I asked Speedwell Lass, and she adds textile medium to the acrylic paint or textile dye she is using. This thickens the paint and prevents the water in it leaching out into the cloth. She suggests...
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    Thank you very much for your Rep for this AAR...

    Thank you very much for your Rep for this AAR Gary.

    Rob.
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    My days of being able to put away 8 pints of beer...

    My days of being able to put away 8 pints of beer a day are long gone Jonas. These days it's usually a G&t before bedtime.:wink:

    Rob.
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    Thanks for the heads up Gary. I went straight to...

    Thanks for the heads up Gary.
    I went straight to Kindle and bought a copy. I like a good yarn woven around my research, It helps to keep things fresh.

    Rob.
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    :question: Now that is an idea Eric. Rob.:wink:

    :question: Now that is an idea Eric.
    Rob.:wink:
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    Thus victory just went to a very badly mauled...

    Thus victory just went to a very badly mauled Thetis, and Captain Tornqvist ploy of opening the battle paid off, although, looking at the devastation all around his ship, he secretly felt that he...
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    Despite the exchange being fairly even and the...

    Despite the exchange being fairly even and the Thetis catching fire, her return broadside did for the last of the crew, and the survivors could be seen manning her one remaining ships boat or simply...
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    There was now no escape and as Thetis came...

    There was now no escape and as Thetis came alongside Jirum the two ships blazed away at each other at close range.
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    This caused Jirum to tack once more and closed...

    This caused Jirum to tack once more and closed the distance between the two ships even further.
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    It was at this point that the wind resumed its...

    It was at this point that the wind resumed its Easterly direction and also became much stronger heralding a forthcoming change in the weather.
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    This time Captain Tornqvist was not taken in and...

    This time Captain Tornqvist was not taken in and forced Jirum to resume its original heading.
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    Very soon she was closing again as the Jirum’s...

    Very soon she was closing again as the Jirum’s captain tried yet another ploy.
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    Thetis now tacked through the eye of the wind...

    Thetis now tacked through the eye of the wind herself, and continued her pursuit although she had lost ground by the unexpected change in direction.
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    For a moment Thetis was caught on the wrong tack...

    For a moment Thetis was caught on the wrong tack but her Master Gunner was not fazed and managed to get off a long shot sweeping the deck which reduced Jirum’s crew still further.
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    As Thetis closed Jirum seemed to be running from...

    As Thetis closed Jirum seemed to be running from the Frigate, but suddenly jibed directly into the wind.
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