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  1. Some of these belong in other threads bud. Also dates please.
  2. Actually, several French 64s were in action at the Battle of the Chesapeake in support of Washington's forces at Yorktown. French 64s saw continual action in battle up til 1783 from what I've read. As to when the last were built, I cannot say. I found some info on it, but nothing concrete. Links posted below. Surcouf might be able to answer your presumption more accurately. Sphinx class (1776) List of French lineships up to 1780 Battle of Cuddalore (1783) French SoLs of the Louis XVI era
  3. I'll do my best! Though it does seem as if Harbron was mostly focused on the ships of the line and their architects. I haven't found anything concrete on smaller warships yet, but I'm looking for other sources online!
  4. Spanish Naval Architects: Reserved. Picked up my copy of Harbron's book and started reading it. Will post when I have something solid.
  5. Another post from Facebook that popped into my feed: Below is an old photograph of the stern of Louis XIV, a 118 gun Ocean class ship of the line.
  6. A beautiful painting of two seafaring nations not shooting at each other with their lineships. Most paintings you see of two seafaring nations are of them brawling each other. Symbolic of the longtime alliance between these two.
  7. nothing wrong with that I hope. It wasn't exactly off topic.
  8. I'm not as familiar with Ollivier, he's got a page on the French wiki but not the English one. What ships was he responsible for?
  9. Well spoken Fluffster, couldn't say it better myself. I touched on Jorge Juan briefly in an unfinished topic concerning "Trafalgar and the Spanish Navy", a book written by John Harbron. He's one of the great architects of the period, helping to revive Spanish shipbuilding in the mid to late 18th century. I really feel like a trip to Italy is in order someday, there's just too little on the region concerning maritime tradition during the period, and perhaps a more intimate and thorough investigation might be in order to dig up clues where there's none to be found online.
  10. All the merchant ships of this era were of equal importance. They kept empires alive.
  11. Still, the museum is one of the places we don't have a source from, and seeing as how some of the Portuguese ships transferred to Brazil after its independence, it would be a logical source of plans aside from Lisbon (another place we lack plans from).
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