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1799, September 8

September, 8th 1799 Aboard HMS Beaufoy, 10 guns, a brigantine navy victualler. I am not assigned any duty. I am just a passenger although I may enjoy the company of the commander and his lieutenants during off duty time. Main cargo is wine for the North America station and we certainly serve ourselves of the ship allowance during our night meals. Weather been fair and the crossing goes remarkably well for it is already late Summer. We left the Azores having taking on full fres

Cdr. Joseph Barss

Cdr. Joseph Barss

 

1799, September 2

September 2nd, 1799, London Good news. Was summoned to the Admiralty to the presence of Lord Spencer himself and his board to receive my note of relief and all the associated effects, in which came included, to my greatest surprise and astonishment, a letter of recommendation to be delivered to appointed representatives of the Navy Board in place, Halifax Naval Dockyards. What is indeed more astonishing is that a description of future duties was also subscribed as 'recommendation'

Cdr. Joseph Barss

Cdr. Joseph Barss

 

1799, September 1

September 1st, 1799, London The meeting with the gentleman Kenelm Growden  was more profitable than anticipated and most certainly all praise must be given for the choice of the Garraway's for our accord meeting. Investment is solid, and with our patrons' supporting the enterprise Mr. Growden would indeed make himself look unreliable henceforth would he cancel the arrangements. On a sad note I will not be able to see her before we arrive; via Halifax, as she already departed the d

Cdr. Joseph Barss

Cdr. Joseph Barss

 

Raiding the swedish raiders

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Chasing raiders at Christiansted

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Combat patrol at Fort-Royal

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Killing the Swede

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Running the gauntlet!

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Attacking the spanish peasents

Recent history: 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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Away with the anchor!

Captains log, 31st of January 1765 1st entry: 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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Screening the clocks

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Thickness

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. The outer planking is a wood type commonly chosen for toughness and resistance to rot. Can be different below and above the waterline. 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. Masts, spars and yards

maturin

maturin

 

Invading Cartagena De Indias

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

In dire straits

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Attack on the port of Corrientes

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Action off the coast of San Andres

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

Lars Kjaer

Lars Kjaer

 

Tacking times

Surcouf gave French 80-gun ship (Sané design most probably) tacking times for comparison: Speed / head-sails aback / head to wind / full tack to tack 2.5 / 2'30" / 10' / 13' 3 / 1'52" / 9'22" / 12' 3.5 / 1'33" / 8'07" / 11' 4 / 1'30" / 7'30" / 10' 4.5 / 1'30" / 6'50" / 9'10" 5 / 1'20" / 6'15" / 8'30" 6 /  1'15" / 5' / 7' 7 / 1'15" / 5' / 6'30"  

maturin

maturin

 

Narrow Escape

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

Commodore Clay

Commodore Clay

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