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  1. Race Built Galleon 1610 ​Beautiful design and impressive armament.
  2. Just thought I would share this with you, she wasn't a big powerfull 74 gun ship of the line, nore was she as well armored as the USS Constitution. The Liverpool Packet was a converted scooner that prooved to be a real thorn in the side for New England, capturing 50 vessels durring the war of 1812, dispite herself being captured by the Americans, durring the war, she was recaptured by the Brits and rebought by her original owners. She sailed out of my home town Liverpool NS, just a part of the game that I am looking forward too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Packet And a read on her Captian http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2012/09/28/joseph_barss_the_greatest_of_the_nova_scotia_privateers.html Hope you enjoy. Cheers ZCR19.
  3. HMS Indefatigable was one of the Ardent class 64-gun third-rate ships-of-the-line designed by Sir Thomas Slade in 1761 for the Royal Navy. Though built as a ship-of-the-line, most of her active service took place after her conversion to a 44-gun heavy frigate. She had a long career under several distinguished commanders, serving throughout the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. She took, alone or in company, some 27 prizes and in 1847 the Admiralty authorised the issue of four clasps to the Naval General Service Medal to any still surviving members of her crews from the respective actions. She was broken up in 1816. I will post images when more research is done. The rest is a Post by ChainsawEcosse. Hi All, just pulling this over from the poll. Some more on HMS Indefatigable as I love this ship, not the best but a great story. It was my entry in Bismarck's Youtube competition where I'm humbled to say it got an honourable mention. The quiz result is here; And hopefully you can download the pdf from here; https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing Cheers, Alan
  4. British Trade Galleon 1620 Building a model: http://www.shipmodeling.ru/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=71169
  5. I think this would be a great end game 4th rate /frigate. It had a long service time and put out a huge broadside. I Can't find much in the ways of plans or images. What do you think?
  6. HMS Advice Prize HMS Advice Prize (1704) was an 18-gun sixth rate captured from the French in 1704 and sold in 1712.
  7. Hi, Just stumbled upon a nice model of an Eastindiaman: the Prince of wales (1740). She looks like a smaller merchantman, so maybe she is an interesting choice for the open world some day. more info on the model at modelships.de. Cheers, Brigand
  8. Was it the HMS Rose replica? Re-named Surprise? Or the HMS Surprise, originally the Unité? I'm pretty shure its the Unité, and I'd love to se the HMS Rose in the game! They are very similar, but most of the diference is on the upper deck!
  9. HMS Colossus Ship Plans: http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17025.0 When Colossus was built by way of plans taken from a captured French prize of a then well known fast and effective French 74 gun battleship called the Courageux. This was a deliberate act by the Admiralty as the Courageux was a ship with an impressive and formidable reputation. British shipbuilders, however, improved on the French design. They also replaced the 24lb upper deck guns she carried with smaller lighter 18lb weapons on the Colossus; a similar act occurred with the quarter deck guns; this all went to make the Colossus the much faster and more impressive sailor described in the references presented below. Her keel was laid in 1781 by a Quaker shipbuilder named William Cleverly and Launched in 1787, the design of the Colossus set a new precedent for the British shipbuilder of 3rd rate ships of the line from then on. HMS Colossus soon earned a fine reputation as one of the best and fleetest warships in the British Navy. During her short life of just 11 years service, apart from taking part in major naval engagements, Colossuscovered other duties. Occasionally she served as a convoy escort; as indeed she did during two huge but ill fated West Indies expedition fleets of 1795. However, her main job was on station with what was known at the time as:- “the Blockading inshore squadron”; a duty Colossus performed well off Toulon, Malta and Cadiz. The Naval chronicle states that- “Only the fastest ships in the fleet are chosen for such duty.” In 1793, due to her reputation for being swift, Colossuswas rushed by Admiral Lord Hood to Cagliari for reinforcements to aid in the then ensuing siege of Toulon. Hood wrote of her quick return: “His Majesty’s ship Colossus returned to me today bringing with her 350 good troops” After numerous successes like these, the Times newspaper later wrote:“Colossus was one of the finest 74’s in the service, and a prime sailor” During her time Colossus had no less than seven Captains, three of which entertained Admirals on board- Admiral Pole; Admiral Christian; and if only briefly-the now famous Admiral Cornwallis. It is interesting to note that Admirals chose the ships in which they served; often opting for the biggest, grandest, or more often as not, the fastest ships in the service. Even in battle Colossus was often chosen to take the lead. After the Battle off the French Island of Groix, in 1795, Admiral Lord Bridport stated: “I made the signal for four of the best sailing ships to chase down the French; Sans Parell; Orion; Russell; and Colossus”. When they caught up with the fleeing enemy fleet the ensuing battle, which lasted for over three hours, took place within easy range of many enemy shore batteries. During the lengthy engagement, high up on Colossus’ mainmast, a Scottish piper played heartily on his bagpipes until the French struck their colours in defeat. Two years later in 1797, while back on blockade duty off Cadiz, the then Captain of Colossus, George Murray, was singled out for praise by a Spanish Admiral who stated that:“ Colossus had kept up so unremitting a watch” that under a flag of truce he invited Murray to a bull fight. Even though the Spaniard offered up his own nephew as insurance,Murray “thought it proper to decline the invitation.” In the squadron at this time Murray in Colossus was serving directly alongside Nelson in Theseus who wrote in candour: “We are looking at the ladies walking the walls and Mall of Cadiz and know of the ridicule they make of their sea officers” A little later Colossus and three other warships were sent by the Admiralty to bolster the main fleet at sea; which was about to see action in a major Battle off Cape St Vincent. The Mediterranean Fleets overall Commander, Sir John Jervis, wrote to his superiors of his gratitude:- “Thank you for sending so good a batch, they are a valuable addition to my already excellent stock” Again, when battle commenced,Colossus was one of the first ships sent into the fray; and bearing the brunt of the first broadsides in front of the Spanish guns; some of her rigging was immediately shot away and severely damaged. Consequently she took no further part in the engagement. After repairing her rigging at Lisbon Colossus was sent back on station off Cadiz; until in 1798 Nelson requested all assistance to defeat the French fleet which was believed to have entered the Mediterranean. The Battle of the Nile was about to commence. Overall Commander, Sir John Jervis, replied to Nelsons request:“The Colossus is now most powerfully manned and Murray is to good a fellow to be left when so much is needed to be done.” Although the ship did not actually take part in the action at Aboukir Bay, as the British conquering battle damaged fleet limped back to the Great Bay of Naples to repair, Colossus chased down and successfully captured one of 3 French warships that had escaped from the engagement. Whilst the rest of the fleet was repairing at Naples,Colossus went straight back to the Inshore Squadron; this time off Malta until reinforcements came to retake the Island into British control. Colossus did not return to the repairing fleet at Naples until months later. By the end of September 1798, with the other ships almost ready again for sea Colossus, via Gibralta, rejoined the fleet at Naples. “Every assistance has been given to the Vanguard, the Culloden; and Alexander so that these ships will be fit again to sea in a few days. Yesterday His Majesty’s ship Colossus, Captain Murray, with four victuallers from Gibraltar, came to anchor in this port”-(Naples) It was at this moment Captain Murray gave up his spare Bower anchor (and three of his ships guns) to Nelson in the Vanguard; this simple gift of an anchor between friends helped to seal the fate of Colossus later at Scilly. Within weeks the city of Naples needed to be evacuated and Colossus was chosen, by Nelson himself, to take a precious and extremely valuable collection of Greek antiquities back to England. This was a personal favour to British ambassador, and friend of Nelson, Sir William Hamilton. His choice of ship, probably due to her swift reputation, was deliberate. The choice was also not taken lightly, as any ship given this task was about to brave the storms of a fast approaching winter; not an ideal time to be out in the Atlantic Ocean. On her way home to England Colossus stopped of at Algiers where the Dey, in light of recent British victories at sea, and in showing simple admiration towards one of His Majesty’s ships of War, presented Captain Murray with a golden Sabre. Colossus then set sail for Lisbon where she was to take on board the body of Lord Shuldham. Also in the River Tagus at this time, a convoy of transports were waiting to sail home under the protection of Colossus and other ships of war. The convoy, most of which was:- “bound forIreland and other northern ports” then set off for England. Colossus along with eight other smaller vessels then parted company with the main convoy somewhere out in the entrance of the English Channelas planned. On the 7th December 1798 Colossus entered the Isles of Scilly to seek refuge from a north westerly gale. She came to anchor in St Mary’s Roads with a view to ride out the storm before setting off on the last leg of her journey. Unfortunately, three days later on the 10th of December, the wind veered around to the south east. As it grew ever stronger one of the ships main Bower anchors broke and, in the teeth of the gale, Colossus dragged on the one remaining anchor. Without a spare Bower anchor to throw in, having given it to Nelson at Naples, nothing Murray did would arrest the ships progress towards the rocks. Eventually Colossus was wrecked on the Southard Wells reef off the foot of Samson Island.
  10. HMS President The H.M.S. President was one of many light frigates constructed in England during the years 1730 till 1760. These ships were constructed upon consideration of the economic limits which were due to the numerous wars of the period. The ship was 34 meters long and it still had some influences of the galleons, but the back of the ship was not high and this made it easier for the ship to sail rapidly even with goods aboard. The H.M.S. President was used mainly for the commerce between England and America. Plans:
  11. HMS Ajax The HMS Ajax was a British Frigate, built in 1765 and refitted in 1805 to serve in Admiral Horatio Nelson's fleet. Ajax was 135 feet long and had a crew of 250. She carried 18 24-pounders and 9 12-pounders. Plans:
  12. The ships from the Anatomy of the Ship series Armed Transport HMS Bounty, converted from the mercantile Bethia. 24 gun Pandora - the ship that was sent after Bounty's mutineers. James Cook's Endeavour Survey Ship HMS Beagle - Darwin Voyages.
  13. New ship will be added to the game in the near future (ETA 1 month) It is a light frigate equipped with 28 cannons. 26 on the broadsides and 2 chasers. This is a first ship that will close the gap between snow and brig and heavy corvette. Most likely rattlesnake will be a runner up so it will provide additional coverage of the gap. Here is how she looks (more will come once they upload) Lets discuss the performance, speed turnings and it's potential role
  14. HMS Amazon Building Amazon thread: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?285256-18th-Century-Frigate
  15. HMS Experiment (British 4th Rate, 50 Guns) Ship designed by Sir John Williams; built Adams & Co., Deptford, river Thames; launched 23 August 1774; 50 guns 4th Rate; dismasted in a gale and taken captive by the Sagittoire, French fleet 24 September 1778 off American east coast on passage from New York to Savannah Looking for ship plans!
  16. HMS Serapis was a Royal Navy two-decked, Roebuck-class fifth rate. Randall & Brent built her at Greenland South Dockyard, Rotherhithe[2] and launched her in 1779. She was armed with 44 guns (twenty 18-pounders, twenty 9-pounders, and four 6-pounders). Serapis was named after the god Serapis in Greek and Egyptian mythology. The Americans captured her during the American Revolutionary War. They transferred her to the French, who commissioned her as a privateer. She was lost off Madagascar in 1781 to a fire. Plans:
  17. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lively-class_frigate Hi Guys, Some more ideas re Frigates and once again need to find plans but this one sounds like a captains dream, found it when looking into the Leda class frigate that was added recently. The more Frigates the better i'm hoping we rarely see first or second rates on the ocean with their cost etc and look forward to Frigate hunting packs facing off all day every day.
  18. HMS Berwick (British 3rd rate, 70 Guns) Ship, Establishment design proposed 1733; built Deptford Dockyard; launched 1743; 70 guns 3rd Rate; broken up 1760 Chatham Dockyard
  19. HMS Ambuscade (British 5th rate, 32 Guns) Ship designed by Sir John Williams; built Adams & Co. Deptford, river Thames; launched 17 September 1773; 32 guns 5th Rate; taken by the Bayonnaise 14 December 1798; broken up 1813
  20. Or is it just an earlier version of the Bellona? It could very well just be the paintjob & stern Gallery that misleads me, but in that case it looked A LOT better before than it does now IMHO! The thinner stripes of the paintjob and more detailed stern gallery look absolutely gorgeous here. Infact everything looks a lot more detailed. Current Bellona:
  21. HMS Diana The eighteenth century equivalent of the cruiser, the frigate was used for a wide variety of roles from fleet reconnaissance to patrolling sea lanes. Built in 1793 Diana was a typical British frigate of the period whose long and active career spanned virtually all of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In 1815 she was sold to the Dutch navy, which she continued to serve until destroyed by an accidental fire in 1839. Plans are in this book: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/946098880756842013?q=frigate+diana&es_sm=122&biw=1600&bih=799&dpr=1&prds=paur:ClkAsKraX0gjEBgU_qUQ16UKjT7QJX-kc2OZHtuiDOlNN1bs6qN6L0l2kpbAdoSs4sEDyn0WyvpQgSFe6K_Ys2Ae8OWzgGVLP7OX-AQjTNigyC1nyK4TzkBIJxIZAFPVH70sSzaLHbI0YcNMmY-rOHvbJVj4_Q&ei=dP2vVK_5AonesASEt4GABQ&ved=0CIcBEKYrMAI
  22. La scialuppa di salvataggio portarle usato raramente e di solito mettere le barche in mezzo alla nave sopra le aste, e poi sono antiestetici, e quindi sarebbe meglio rimuovere perché rovinano la linea del Surprise. [Attachment = 1119: HMS-Surprise-stern.jpg] [Attachment = 1120: HMS-surprise.jpg]
  23. Just stopping by and letting you all know that I used to work on PotBS as a community artist, doing ship models for that game for them to use. Two of my ships are in their game, the starter Naval Officer ship called the La Belle, and the 16 gun snow, Cruizer. I still have my 3D models. I heard that Naval Action might want things like this? I also have a couple of unfinished 3D models that I could go back to and see if those might work as well (I'm a much better 3D model maker now than I was back then).
  24. http://www.modelships.de/Unicorn_II/Photos-Frigate-Unicorn_II.htm
  25. Ship plans and pictures: http://forum.magellano.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&p=17790
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