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  HMS Ajax (1798) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Ajax, launched in 1798, was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy.
During the battle she assisted Orion in forcing the surrender of the French seventy-four Intrépide.
The Ajax was destroyed in an accidental fire while serving in the Dardanelles in 1807 as part of a squadron under Admiral Sir John Duckworth.
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 HMS Ajax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second Ajax, launched in 1798, was another 74-gun third-rate that fought at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and was burned in 1807.
The fifth Ajax, launched in 1880, was the lead ship of her class of ironclad battleships.
The sixth Ajax, launched in 1912, was a King George V-class battleship that served in World War I and was broken up in 1926.
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 Ajax - Tree For All
HMS Ajax was built by Randalls of Rotherhithe on the Thames and launched in 1798.
At Trafalgar, Ajax was commanded by her First Lieutenant, John Pilfold, since Captain William Brown had been left behind in England to attend as a witness at a court martial.
Ajax had only a short life, since while in the Mediterranean in 1807, fire broke out in the cockpit late one evening, and burning out of control forced the crew to abandon ship and take to the water.
www.treeforall.org.uk /trafalgar/TrafalgarWoods/Otherwoods/Ajax   (700 words)

  
 Ajax Football -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Ajax (Greek: Aîas), a Greek hero, son of Oileus the king of Locris, called the "lesser" or Locrian Ajax, to distinguish him from Ajax, son of Telamon.
Ajax the lesser was the father of Eurysaces by Tecmessa.
Ajax later played in the stadium that was built for the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/3/ajax-football.html   (1662 words)

  
 Sailing Ships of the Royal Navy A2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
AJAX lost her fore top-mast and had four guns dismounted, six men were wounded.
AJAX lost one seaman killed and two wounded in an action on the 13 March, and two seamen killed and two wounded on 21 March.
Letters from AJAX in Aboukir Bay dated 12 June 1801 stated that the fleet and the army were in the highest spirits; provisions of all kinds were cheap and plentiful, and the people were well disposed to the British allies.
www.cronab.demon.co.uk /A2.HTM   (21549 words)

  
 Busk's Navies of the World - 1859 - Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
HMS Waterloo was renamed Conqueror after the original Conqueror was wrecked at the end of 1861.
The damage to the upperworks of HMS Agamemnon and the French steam battleship Ville de Paris at Sevastopol in particular had convinced many that guns on the upper deck were very vulnerable to shell fire and should be reduced.
Ajax had 28 32-pr 56cwt on the gun deck, 26 8-inch 52cwt on the main deck and 2 68-pr 95cwt and 4 10-inch 67cwt on the upper deck.
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 Royal Naval and Commonwealth Navies Ship List - HMS Ajax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As the boats from the squadron neared the Ajax, the agonizing fears of the sufferers were changed into wild transports of joy; so sudden was the transition from despair to hope, that many of the crew lost all self-possession, and perished by jumping into the sea in their impatience to reach the boats.
The Ajax all this time was drifting towards the island of Tenedos, with her stern and broadside alternately presented to the wind.
'Whilst the Ajax was propelling the cutter in the above alarming manner, the flames reached the shank, painter, and stopper, of her remaining bower anchor, and it fell from her bows, nearly effecting the destruction of the boat at its first plunge into the water.
www.royal-navy.org /shiplist/content/view/87/20   (3726 words)

  
 Nelson's Battles
In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line.
HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.
HMS Vanguard is pictured lying near the entrance of Portsmouth harbour at sunset in company with another Nile veteran HMS majestic.
www.ivanberryman.com /nelson's_battles.htm   (2018 words)

  
 Battle of Trafalgar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
HMS Victory made its way to Gibraltar for repairs carrying on board the body of Admiral Nelson.
In 1808, Nelson's Pillar was erected in Dublin to commemorate Nelson and his achievements (many sailors at Trafalgar had been Irish), and remained until it was blown up by old IRA members in 1966.
On 28 June, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was involved in the biggest Fleet Review in modern times in the Solent, in which 167 ships from 35 nations took part.
88.208.194.172 /wiki/index.php/Battle_of_Trafalgar   (5273 words)

  
 Acrylic Paintings
HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940.
The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.
HMS Argonaut lies at anchor to her starboard with HMS Antrim in the extreme distance.
www.ivanberryman.com /pencil_sketches.htm   (3620 words)

  
 Naval Officers Killed
Both of HM Ship "Iris" who were killed by the natives of Tana on the 1st July 1858 whilst on service on shore.
In memory of Capt. John McNeill Boyd, of HMS Ajax, who with five of his brave sailors perished at Kingstown, Ireland, in a gallant attempt to rescue from destruction the crews of two vessels, driven on the rocks by the hurricane of the 9th of Feb 1861.
HMS Tauranga formerly of this parish who fell in the service of his country whilst in command of a landing party of British and American seamen in an engagement near Apai in the island of Samoa on April 1st 1899."
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 Mid
He transferred into his new ship from the third rate ship HMS Cumberland when she was taken out of service and broken up.
In 1774 after transferring to the HMS Asia, 64, operating in the American colonies he was made acting lieutenant of HMS Kingfisher, 16.
He was made Commander of the brig-sloop, HMS Kite on the Jersey station in 1802 and then the hired vessel Rose.
www.jerseyheritagetrust.org /whats/trafstories.html   (2446 words)

  
 tidbitsofhistory
HMS was visited by members of Belvidere's historic society during open house and we provided them with a copy of Dr. Elizabeth Nuxoll's report on Mary (Polly) Croxall, Robert Morris's illegitimate daughter, who lived in Belvidere.
She presented HMS with a copy of the newly completed seventh volume of The Papers of Robert Morris, and her talk gave the audience a sense of how Morris administered the treasury with a keen appreciation of the marketplace and the managerial shills and instincts of a shrewd entrepreneur.
HMS does have information from people who observed a large, walk-in fireplace in the "kitchen wing" before it was demolished.
www.scenicoutlook.com /morrisville/tidbitsofhistory.htm   (12176 words)

  
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One destroyer has been lost in addition to various small craft 1940 - AA cruiser HMS Cairo is badly damaged off the town of Narvik itself, just as French and Polish troops under French command complete its capture.
HMS Glorious is detected by a snooper, resulting in one section of 802 Squadron, led by Lt. G.
After the crew had abandoned ship in two lifeboats the sinking was accelerated with shots from the AA guns into the waterline at 1600.
www.seawaves.com /newsletters/TDIH/may/28May.txt   (2317 words)

  
 On this day in British Military History - Infantrymen's Military-Forum.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Some 200 knights were killed or captured, but the English army chose to retire with their captives, rather than tackle the French infantry which had taken no significant part in the fighting.
HMS Ajax, which had served with distinction the previous year at the River Plate against the German "pocket battleship" Graf Spee, encountered three Italian destroyers in a night action in the Mediterranean.
She sank Airone and Ariel, and badly damaged Artigliere, which was finished off by HMS York on 12 October.
www.goinfantry.com /forum/showthread.php?t=52   (5194 words)

  
 DANFS Online: Volume 1B, Part 1
Sailing via the Suez Canal, Ajax arrived at Cavite, Philippine Islands, 30 April 1913 and B-2 was launched 12 May. She was recommi ssioned 2 August 1913 and assigned to the Torpedo Flotilla, Asiatic Fleet.
Renamed HMS Reading she was commissioned 26 November 1940 for service with the 5th "Town" Flotilla and arrived at Plymouth, England, 17 December 1940.
Late in 1798 Baltimore and Constitution were escorting a large convoy to Havana, when the latter sprung her bowsprit and returned home.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/volume_b/vol_b_01.htm   (9816 words)

  
 Tonnant - Tree For All
Nelson was based in Norfolk when HMS Tonnant was captured from the French at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
HMS Tonnant was built at Toulon in 1791 and taken from the French at the Battle of the Nile, where she was dismasted in a fight with HMS Majestic and, being unable to escape, had no option but to surrender.
Monarca dropped away and struck her colours but Tonnant was unable to take possession, and Monarca re-hoisted them, for which she paid dearly when engaged by HMS Bellerophon.
www.treeforall.org.uk /Trafalgar/TrafalgarWoods/Otherwoods/Tonnant   (865 words)

  
 Forbes Clan origins are in Aberdeen-shire, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Born in 1798 and died in1868, he was a Perthshire-born Professor of Oriental Languages at King's College, London, in 1837.
In February, 1841, he was appointed as Naturalist on the survey ship HMS Beacon under Captain Graves, then completing the survey of the coast of Asia Minor and adjacent islands.
He was a second lieutenant on HMS Triton which captured 23 French privateers in the English Channel.
www.treasuresofbritain.org /ForbesClan.htm   (8762 words)

  
 Nelson & The Royal Navy
The Battle of the Nile, (also known as the Battle of Abukir Bay) took place on August 1, 1798, and as a result, Napoleon's ambition to take the war to the British in India came to an end.
He was appointed commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean, and assigned to the HMS Victory
HMS Victory was Lord Nelson's flagship when he died, having won a decisive victory at the battle of Trafalgar 21 October 1805.
www.daliatrevino.com /Nelson&TheRoyalNavy.htm   (6183 words)

  
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The RN cruiser HMS Belfast was badly damaged by a mine laid by Frauenheim in Nov 39.
Cruiser HMS Ajax sinks torpedo boats Airone and Ariel and badly damages 640-ton destroyer Artigliere.
The latter is sunk by heavy cruiser HMS York with torpedoes after her crew had abandoned ship.
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 Lee Maritime Books - Naval & Royal Navy Books
HMS Kent took part in the Battle of the Falkland Islands where she sank the German cruiser Nurnberg after a hard stern chase.
A complete operational history of HMS Hermes, covering her entire career from her entry into service in 1959 to her final days in the Royal Navy in 1984.
Under the command of her only Captain, Lord Louis Mountbatten, HMS Kelly was torpedoed in the North Sea when the war was only eight months old.
leemaritimebooks.com /Books/Naval.asp   (12785 words)

  
 Naval Memorials
Commander of HMS Ringdove who was accidentally drowned in Yedo Bay 7-12-1870 and was buried at Yokohama Japan.
of the Ajax of 74 guns, and was present in Lord Rodney's glorious action of the 12th of April 1782, in which he was severely wounded; he resided at Elliott House many years, greatly respected for his strict integrity and uprightness in all the relations of life; he was born Jany.
Admiral of the White Squadron of H.M. Fleet, who departed this life 28th April 1812, in his 60th year; In his profession, zealous, intrepid, humane, a fond father, an affectionate husband, a pious Christian.
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 Flagship peee.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the age of sailing ship s, the flagship was typically a first-rate ; the aft of one of the three decks would become the admiral's quarters and staff offices.
This can be seen today on HMS Victory, the flagship of Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, now at Portsmouth, England.
In the 20th century, ships became large enough that most types could accommodate commander and staff, and during World War II admirals would often prefer a faster ship over the largest one.
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 News and Events : Royal Navy
Ship-name HMS "THUNDERER" given to the RNEC in 1946; prior to this date, no special ship-name and existed for the college, whose students and staff were borne on the books of the Barracks at Devonport.
Among various general nicknames for the Royal Marines may be cited Turkeys (becuase of the scarlet coats of the RMLI), Bullocks (from the Magnificent physique of the RMA), Bootnecks and Leathernecks (from the piece of leather sewn in the neck of their full dress tunics), Jerines, Flatfoots, Jollies, Joeys and Bashi-Bazouks, Acquatic Hussar, Water Buffalo.
The unit of community life as lived in one of HM ships; hence, the place where each unit lives and eats; hence also, the naval verb for both inhabiting and eating.
www.royal-navy.mod.uk /server/show/ConWebDoc.4023/changeNav/3533   (3874 words)

  
 DryDock Models :: AJAX - 38 or 74 guns?
The HMS AJAX 38-gun frigate in the Euromodel kit is supposed to be the one from Trafalgar.
About the 38-gun "Ajax", it is a fictional representative of the type (captured French frigates), itself based on a French design.
I think this Ajax may well be such a kit, and the lack of any response from Euromodel only reinforces my opinion.
forum.drydockmodels.com /viewtopic.php?p=4081   (1181 words)

  
 Charles Bray And Some History Of Malta., Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The French General Napoleon Bonaparte conquered the Islands on the 9th of June 1798 and ousted the Knights.
Unwilling to be ruled by France, the Maltese appealed to Britain, and in 1799 British naval officer Horatio Nelson besieged Valletta and compelled the withdrawal of the French.
Bray got involved in Football and decided to help out to build a football Team called “Ajax”, at Floriana, and one thing he made sure that the colour of the team will be green and white the same colour of Bray Emmets of Dublin Ireland, his family Irish favorite team.
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 Historical Biographies, Nova Scotia, 1800-1867.
He was registrar of the Vice-Admiralty Court from 1771 until his death, registrar of wills and probate from 1792 to 1798, surrogate general of the Probate Court from 1798 to 1802, and a justice of the peace.
In 1798, with the arrival of the Duke of Kent, Ogilvie was appointed as the administrator of Cape Breton.
In May of 1798, Nelson was picked to re-establish the British navy's power in the Mediterranean.
www.blupete.com /Hist/BiosNS/1800-67/List.htm   (4562 words)

  
 Valhalla, the Tresco ships' figurehead collection : About our collections : Collections : Collections & research : ...
As such the collection is a random cross-section from generally modest vessels, whose small and simple figureheads contrast with larger naval examples surviving elsewhere, such as the figurehead of HMS Ajax in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Her wreck in 1798 was certainly a major disaster but is now chiefly remembered for the extraordinary cargo on board when she went down.
She was also overcrowded with wounded from the Battle of the Nile in August 1798, as well as her usual complement.
www.nmm.ac.uk /server/show/conWebDoc.1492/setPaginate/No   (1472 words)

  
 Greastests Empire To Ever Live - History Forum
Looked up HMS Derwent, was actually a fairly new ship in 1811, had only been launched in 1807.
I don't think the slaves freed by the British ships would have would have thought ill of the navy for violating the 'rights' of neutral vessels - if it involves freeing slaves then interfering in other countries affairs is fully justified.
In your transporting slaves to Brasil example, of course British ships had a right to interfere - all countries had and have an absolute right, if not a duty, to suppress the slave trade whereever it is found and whoever is carrying it out.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?act=findpost&pid=65212   (6098 words)

  
 Blackwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the following year, Brilliant was implicated in the mutiny of the Nore and he was compelled by the mutineers to moor her across the river to obstruct the passage.
In 1798, in command of the Brilliant, after compelling a Spanish vessel of superior force to take refuge under the batteries of Tenerife, he sustained a plucky action with, and effected his escape from, two French ships of war, each mounting 36 guns.
In 1806 he was appointed to the Ajax, 80 guns, and commanded her in Sir John Duckworth's expedition to the Dardanelles in 1807, and on the occasion of her [accidental] destruction by fire, when he was nearly drowned.
www.nelson-society.org.uk /html/body_blackwood.htm   (756 words)

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