By Rif Winfield
The hot Hanoverian dynasty that got here to strength with the accession of George I in 1714 inherited the biggest army on the earth. during the century, this strength may see an enormous quantity of motion opposed to approximately each significant army, attaining a top of luck within the Seven Years conflict simply to style defeat within the American progressive fight, while it confronted the mixed navies of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the rebellious colonies themselves. contemplating the contribution to heritage of those ships, there's strangely little on hand on their careers. Now this hole is comprehensively crammed through this amazing reference booklet, outlining the provider historical past of each send, outfitted, bought or captured, that fought for the Royal army within the nice wars of the eighteenth century - good over 2000 vessels.
The booklet is prepared through expense, category and sophistication, with define technical and construction facts, yet by way of a concise precis of the careers of every send in each classification. This contains commissioning dates, refit sessions, alterations of captain, the stations the place they served (and when), in addition to information of any noteworthy activities within which they took part.
It will allow a person to stick to up an off-the-cuff connection with any warship, and may give you the researcher with a pretty good center of knowledge on which to base extra examine. With not anything remotely love it in print, it is a paintings of the maximum significance to each naval historian and basic reader drawn to the army of the crusing period.
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Johan Arnold Zoutman), Holland. 3 x 54s – Erfprins, Batavier, Admiraal Piet Heijn. Also Argo, 44 and 4 frigates: Amphitrìte 36, Bellona 36, Eengezîndheit 36, Zephyr 36, together with Dolphyn 24 and cutter Ajax 20. with the convoy were Medemblik 36, Venus 24, Spion 16 and Zwaluw 9. Battles off India – 1782 – 1783. In the East Indies, British and French squadrons under Vice-Adm. Sir Edward Hughes and Commodore Pierre André de Suffren respectively fought a series of five battles: Sadras – 17 February 1782 Hughes’s squadron – 9 ships of the line.
1696, still under Fletcher, as flagship of Adm. 1697. Major Repair 1700-01. 1702 under Capt. John Leake, as flagship of Adm. 1702. 1705 under Capt. John Norris, as flagship of Adm. 1707 and laid up 1709. By August 1714 this ship was incapable of further service, and was to be BU in 1715 to be RB 1716-19 (see below). VICTORY. The rebuilding of this ship in the 1690s was somewhat circuitous. 1694 for this purpose. Victory Chatham Dyd. [M/Shipwright Robert Lee] Dimensions & tons: 163ft 1in, 136ft 0in x 45ft 4in x 18ft 6in.
3 x 74s – Héros (flag of Suffren), Annibal, Orient. 7 x 64s – Sévère, Vengeur, Brillant, Artésian, Sphinx, Ajax, Bizarre. 2 x 50s – Flamand, Petit Hannibal. also 3 frigates: Pourvoyeuse 38, Fine 32, Bellone 32, together with Subtile 22, Sylphide 16 and Diligente 10. Providien – 12 April 1782 Hughes’s squadron – 11 ships of the line. Unchanged from 17 February, with the addition of Sultan 74 and Magnanime 64, both joining 30 March. also Seahorse 24, and fireship Combustion 14. Suffren’s squadron – 12 ships of the line, unchanged from 17 February.