2100hrs- HMS Excalibur on patrol NNE off of the Guatemalan Coast, crew ATSR(As the Service Requires), enemy sail spotted N and is identified as a Russian Traders Snow, crew ordered to general quarters. HMS Excalibur open fires with her bow chasers and ranges up alongside enemy vessel and opens with a thundering broadside from her Larboard Guns taking down enemies fore and mainmast completely dismasting her. Upon seeing the Enemy vessel strike her colours Cpt. Ramage orders a boarding party acros
Captains log, September 22nd 1756
Orders from the admiralty has come in. The good ship "Kællingen af Marstrand" (The bitch from Marstrand) is to be outfitted for a combat patrol of the Carribean. The ship is to be outfitted at Christiansted and from there depart to patrol of the Lesser Antilles and from there continue down the Antilles towards the Colombian coast, engaging and tolling the kings tax' from the depraved inhabitants of the carribean!
All Hail the two kingdoms
Captains log, 21st of September 1766
Aboard the newly commisioned "Tonen", 74 guns and 650 crew compliment
Port of Christiansted
I have finally been cleared for battleorders and my first commission has come in. The Swedish council have broken the Danno-Norwegian and swedish trade agreement. The orders are to seek out swedish shipping in and around the ports of the swedish antilles.
The expedition started at 23:00 hours with the assembling of a fleet. The captains in a
Captains log, September 9th, 1766
The fortunes of war has for some time gone against the Danish-Norwegian kingdom. After a string of losses attrition has forced the admirality to abandon holdings in the western part of the carribean and focus the forces on the defence of the core danish area. I myself has been hospitalized in the navys hospital at Fredericksted on grounds of rampant alcoholism. Trumped up charges ofcourse I have never been sober a day in my life so why is this a prob
Captains Log, 11th of March 1765.
The war with the russians has all but died out. They abandoned their holdings in Puerto Rico, removing most of the reason to maintain a state of hostilities against the russians. The swedish wasn't long to break the non-RvR agreement with the two kingdoms but for some reason hasn't been attacking the danish-norwegian holdings. This has left Denmark-Norway without a clear strategy - the northern haitian holdings were lost after attempting to expand th
Captains log, 3rd of March, 1765
Port of Christiansted
Aboard his majestys ship "Tudefjæset", 74-guns and 684 crew compliment
The swedes intercepted a Danish-Norwegian invasion fleet down at the french port of Carriacou. The Danish-Norwegian admiralty had charged us to go out and find frenchmen and failing that - capture the port of Carriacou. We set sails from Christiansted early in the afternoon on the 28th of February 1765, the danish-norwegian squadron was comprised of
Captains log, 26th of February 1765
Port of Aves, aboard the good ship "Tøjten", 44-guns, 374 crew compliment.
Tonight was supposed to be a quick combat patrol down by the french. They haven't made much fuss about them but they haven't payed the kings tax' for using the water ways either.
We were ordered to go to the island of Martinique and sink or capture any vessel, be it merchant shipping or men of war.
We set sails at the 3rd bell from the ragtag town of Aves, hav
The Spanish has attacked the port of Grindstone, whilst their russian allies attacked the port of Fajardo. Denmark-Norways admiralty decided to focus all fleet squadrons on the port of Fajardo in an attempt to prevent the russians from taking yet another foothold in close proximity to Christiansted. This prioritization of the limited danish-norwegian warships in the carribean meant that we basically left the british population of Grindstone to experience a new invasion, this
Captains log, 31st of January 1765
Set out on a quick combat patrol from Guyama Sevilla. The bloody brits are still not accepting the flow of quality danish produce. For some reason the claim that our bacon is making their women fat and our cheese makes them flatulent. Well I like my women fat and flatulent so I can't really see the issue. The squadron pulled out of Guyama Sevilla with a 4th rate ship of the line leading the way, along with a constitution class heavy frigate
Captains log, 28th of January 1765 port of Coquibacoa aboard the 118 gun "Skrien"
The war with the russians are heating up. Word has come in that the russians are preparing a full scale invasion of the port of Coquibacoa and the surrounding areas.
The Danish-Norwegian Privateers has been ordered to the port in order to disrupt and possibly prevent a landing of troops in the city and the Baltische-Flote has taken the responsibility of defending the port itself. The naval ressourc
The frame is made of one wood, commonly a tough, dense wood which is resistant to rot. Some use cheaper woods, oversized to obtain the same stiffness (and similar weight) to the more common woods.
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Inner planking varies more. It can have differences below and 'between and above' the ports on each gun deck, and in the Orlop and Hold.
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Captains log, 22nd of January 1765
Captain Lars Kjaer, Aboard the 118 gun "Skrien", 1100 crew compliment.
As I write this the court martial for loosing the fleet at Carlisle a few days ago has been postponed indefinately. The king of Denmark-Norway has been contacted by the swedish ambassador with a proposal. Apparently my squadron, the danish-norwegian privateers, are being hired for a screening in the battle at Cartagena de Indias. The Kungliga Marine had made preparations for an inv
Captains log 21st of January, 1765
His highness, the Viceroy of Danish-norwegian possessions in the carribean, Count of Schackenburg and first minister of the colonies, Mr. Hans Aker, has ordered the danish-norwegian privateer squadron to do a combat patrol off the coast of KPR. Tensions with the brits have been climbing ever since they tried to pillage the port of San Andres and this combat patrol will most likely not alleviate any of these issues. It is not without some reprehensio
Captains log, Jan 14 1765.
The danish-norwegian admiralty has decided to attack the spanish port of Corrientes as a retaliation for their assistance to the Russian imperial fleet. A spanish squadron gave assistance to the russian port defenses of Cayman Brac, we managed to capture the port regardless, but it has been decided that the transgression would not be overlooked. I'm apprehensive to the idea of attacking a port so far from homewaters, danish-norwegian fleets are already stre
Captains log, 10th of january 1765
The royal british navy has been seen operating near the danish-norwegian settlement of San Andres. The british merchant shipping has for some time accused the ports governor of harboring and aiding pyrates. The danish-norwegian navy conducted a full investigation into these wild accusations and found no evidence and the charges were ofcourse summarily dismissed. This prompted an angry response from the governor of Old Providence and the expected pen
After a decent day's PvPing up around Danish/Swedish waters (three engagements, three kills), a small Swedish squadron decided to come out and do something about the Conny in their waters.
Comprised of a Buc, and two Frigates, the Swedes refused to get careless, and as such, I was not able to obtain an advantage. For an hour-and-a-half, we played the Chain Game; me running downwind, and them unable get a good shot at me. Four minutes from the end of the battle timer, the two well-handled f
Having been absent from the game for a bit over a month, some newly acquired free time (and a newly-acquired ship) has given me the opportunity to explore the North-Eastern stretches of the map. Apparently, the French/Swedish/Danish alliance is not supportive of exploration, and as such I was also presented with the now rare chance to PvP!
I was attacked twice (in my Conny) by two separate Surprises... Thanks to [ER]Armand De La Croix and [HRE]Quios for the battles!