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  1. Speaking of Ganteaume … Wikipedia are notorious for presenting a lot of inaccurate information - due to incompetent contributors. Just one striking example of how justified this charge is is the entry on Ganteaume on the French Wikipedia. There, a contributor calling himself "Jaugrand" has posted a portrait of a French naval officer whom, with utter conviction and without bringing up further evidence, he claims to be Ganteaume. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Honoré_Joseph_Antoine_Ganteaume.jpg This is impossible. Ganteaume was appointed contre-amiral on 7
  2. Found out who commanded the Mont-Blanc after Magon: Cosmao-Kerjulien, at the time capitaine de vaisseau/chef de division (i.e. Commodore), took over on 10 August 1802, apparently till 8 March 1805 (when Lavillegris took over officially). On 16 March 1805, Cosmao took command of le Pluton. (https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k33369055/f289.item.r=cosmao.texteImage). Still, in my opinion, the identity of the ship painted by Roux remains open as there is no original caption revealing the ship's name. As mentioned before, the flag hoisted on the main mast is that of a chef de division
  3. Just one correction. The date of this plan is 15 germinal an 8 (5 April 1800), with the "1" disappearing in the fold. See also here, p. 364, no. 1994: https://francearchives.fr/fr/file/12b05aae868cace066fac26363c928e4bcecd8cb/FRSHD_PUB_00000227.pdf
  4. I don't know whether this catalogue on Napoleon's navy has already been posted somewhere. So, just in case ... http://www.chateauversailles.fr/resources/pdf/fr/presse/DP_marine_def.pdf Just excerpts, unfortunately. Actually, the catalogue has 184 pages: https://www.amazon.fr/Maquettes-marine-impériale-Collection-Trianon/dp/9461611498/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=maquettes+de+la+marine+imperiale&qid=1589569178&sr=8-1
  5. More catalogues from the Central Naval Museum which may be helpful for our time frame: http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1547799816v_plenu_u_poseidona_s_metkami-compressed.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1497513296morskoi_mundir.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1497014011arhitektura_korablya_katalog_vustavki.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1557747784morskoi_muzei_310_blok_210h230_bez_metok_smol-compressed.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/15577456844vremenigoda.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1557743432baltiiskii_flot._tri_ve
  6. Hi, Just an idea ... A lot of interesting information may be gained from catalogues published by various naval museums over the last years. I'd like to start by providing this link: http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1557743331albom_museam_2016-x.pdf Check it out. 🙂
  7. The Moretti watercolour of "Duquesne", ex- "Moskva", is now online. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_ship_Moskva_(1799) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Duquesne_by_Andre_Moretti_1812.jpg
  8. Sorry, but how can this be a model of the Swedish 44 gun frigate "Venus"? It has only 20 gun ports (10 on each side) on the main deck and 6 (3 on each side) on the upper deck ...
  9. A recommander https://www.amazon.fr/Drapeaux-étendards-roi-Pierre-Charrié/dp/2863772384
  10. Something like this? http://revistas.uned.es/index.php/ETFIV/article/view/22240 http://www.armada.mde.es/archivo/mardigitalrevistas/cuadernosihcn/69cuaderno/cap05.pdf (first two entries of a Google search looking for "la armada española en las filipinas siglo xviii" ...)
  11. Thank you. Well, I'm working with a MacBook which means I don't use a mouse. However, in the meantime, I found out how to "right-click" on a MacBook. I'll try next time.
  12. Maybe, this drawing of the bow and figurehead of a Dutch yacht, Rotterdam, c.1700, belongs to the same yacht and, perhaps, was made by the same artist? https://postimg.cc/vxYNFjmP (from: Hans Jürgen Hansen, Von der Schönheit alter Schiffe, Oldenburg/Hamburg, 1971, p.13, top; no further data)
  13. Sorry, but obviously I'm just too stupid to understand what you mean. I tried again with another picture but I just don't succeed at posting the picture directly. What do you mean by "right-click"? When I post the picture on imgur I get an url, and wherever I paste this url I'll always get the whole imgur page, never the picture alone...
  14. Honestly, I'm not convinced. The flags of the navy of the Batavian Republic looked quite different: They show a seated "Liberty" who - together with the "Batavian Lion" - holds a staff crowned by a (sailor's) top hat. The field of the pennant (Wimpel) is all red. Regarding the style of the ornaments of the yacht shown above, it is very much like c.1700 indeed. The flag appears to show a pair of crossed anchors topped by what looks like a crown (?), all surrounded by a floral pattern. The hoist end of the larger pennant shows the same crowned crossed anchors, in my opinion.
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