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 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - Chronologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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 HMS Colossus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colossus (1803) - A 74-gun 3rd rate ship of the line that fought at Trafalgar.
Colossus (1910) - Dreadnought battleship of the Colossus class, commissioned in 1911.
She fought at the Battle of Jutland and was scrapped in 1928 under terms of the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty.
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 Colossus - Tree For All
HMS Colossus was larger then the average British two decker, and was reclassified from 74 to 76 guns due to her heavy armament in which 24 pounders replaced 18 pounder guns.
Passing on, Colossus engaged the Spanish Argonauto (74 guns), and was then also fired at on her opposite side by the Spanish Bahamas (74 guns) and the Swiftsure again.
Colossus was towed into Gibraltar by HMS Agamemnon and returned to England for repair on the 19th November.
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 hms victory
HMS Victory, 100 is the oldest ship still in commission, rivaled only by USS Constitution, three decades younger and still afloat and seaworthy.
Her keel was laid down in Chatham on July 23, 1759, and she was launched on May 7, 1765.
HMS Victory is still in commission as the flagship of the Second Sea Lord in his role as admiral in command of the Royal Navy's Home Command.
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 Busk's Navies of the World - 1859 - Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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.
An early screw sloop was HMS Cruizer of 160' long on deck, 1073 tons displacement and armed with 17 32-pr guns.
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 Minotaur - Tree For All
Many of the crew at the battle were Cornish, and the frigate HMS Pickle landed at Falmouth and brought news of the battle and Nelson’s death back to Britain.
HMS Minotaur was built at Woolwich dockyard and launched in 1793, and after joining the Mediterranean fleet was present at the battle of the Nile.
At Trafalgar Minotaur was stationed at the rear of the line led by HMS Victory and Admiral Nelson, and by the time she approached the combined French Spanish fleets, fighting had already continued for two hours.
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 Battle of Trafalgar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
When the Napoleonic war broke out in 1803, after the short lived Peace of Amiens, Napoleon Bonaparte was determined to invade Britain.
To do this he had to ensure that the Royal Navy would be unable to disrupt the invasion flotilla while the invasion was in progress.
In the Richard Sharpe series of novels (specifically "Sharpe's Trafalgar") by Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe finds himself at the Battle of Trafalgar aboard the fictitious "HMS Pucelle", following a complicated series of events which began in India.
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 Faversham's Trafalgar Associations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Stephen returned from Trafalgar with the Union Jack of HMS Minotaur and the ensign of a captured Spanish battleship, the Neptune.
Captain of HMS Tennant at Trafalgar was Sir C Tyler, whose grandfather was Henry Roper, 8th Lord Teynham.
Serving as First Lieutenant of HMS Colossus was T R Toker (later promoted to Captain), who was the son of John Toker, of The Oaks, Ospringe - a Georgian house which remains in fine fettle today.
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 The Master   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
His first ship was the COLOSSUS and within a few years he became a master’s mate, gaining his Master’s Certificate in 1795.
Whilst serving in the Channel Fleet he was transferred to HMS THESEUS, the flagship of Lord Nelson.
During the Battle of Trafalgar HMS Victory had her wheel shot away and Thomas Atkinson found himself with Lieutenant Quilliam and 40 sailors steering Victory from the gun-room on the lower gun-deck where a secondary method of steering, a 29 foot tiller, could be found.
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 Historical Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In April 1803 Britain, provoked by Napoleon’s aggressive behavior, resumed war with France on the seas; two years later Russia and Austria joined the British in a new coalition.
In 1803 a dispute arose between the two nations because of the treaty provision that Britain return the island of Malta to its original possessors, the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem.
For example, about 2,500 mature oak trees were used to build HMS Victory, Britain’s flagship at the famous Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
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 PELLEW, EXMOUTH - The Life of Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth By Parkinson, C. Northcote, London, 1934, CHAPTER IX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On March 11th, he was appointed to H.M.S. Tonnant, of eighty guns, a fine ship taken at the Nile, and Lieutenant Warden commissioned her on the 16th.
On the 19th I was joined by the Colossus, and on the 21st by the Spencer; she brought us a supply of French beef - a small quantity had been procured by the Naiad from Corunna.
This took place, probably, in September 1803; and it is very possible that it was the origin of a mild intrigue of which St. Vincent knew nothing.
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 Articles - Battle of Trafalgar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On 15 August, Cornwallis made the fateful decision to detach twenty ships of the line from the fleet guarding the channel and to have them sail southward to engage the enemy forces in Spain.
He was brought up to a strength of seven ships on 8 October, consisting of five frigates and two schooners.
On June 28th, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was involved in the biggest fleet review in modern times in the Solent, in which 167 ships from 35 nations took part.
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Sir William Douglas Hamilton (December 30, 1730–April 6, 1803) was a Scottish diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and volcanologist.
His second collection went down with HMS Colossus while being transported to England in 1798.
She later became the lover of Horatio Nelson, a man Sir William admired greatly, and whose liaison he reportedly encouraged.
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 NYC_A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
1776 Sep 6, In the 1st submarine the Turtle, a submarine invented by David Bushnell, attempted to secure a cask of gunpowder to the HMS Eagle, flagship of the British fleet, in the Bay of NY but got entangled with the Eagle’s rudder bar, lost ballast and surfaced before the charge was planted.
Her poem, "The New Colossus," is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty.
Later the poem "New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus was placed at the base.
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In October of 1803, the Philadelphia was captured and taken to Tripoli.
The Enterprise along with the Constitution was sent out to either retake the Philadelphia or destroy it so that Tripoli could not use her against the U.S. Deciding that it was too risky to retake her, Thomas, along with others, volunteered to sail to the Philadelphia and set her on fire.
In July 1812, he was acclaimed for saving the Constitution when she was surrounded by five British warships, including HMS Guerriere, by having his crew, in rowing dinghies, tow the Constitution out of cannon range when all six ships were becalmed.
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 Naval History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
From 1803 to 1807 he was commander-in-chief in the North Sea, with particular responsibility for coastal defence (including the Channel) in the event of a French invasion.
In 1803 he was attached to the Channel Fleet, where he was drowned.
The first major work on the subject in English for seventy years, it was reprinted twice, in 1787 and 1803.
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 M&C Reviews (some SPOILERS) & related articles - www.ezboard.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It's 1803, onboard the HMS Surprise, and Capt. Jack Aubrey (a manly Russell Crowe, in a blond ponytail) is awakened by a young officer who might have glimpsed a fearsome French frigate through a frogbank—I mean, fogbank.
The frigate HMS Surprise is equally majestic, being the main setting of this classy, classic adventure, which is set in 1805 and takes its sailor warriors all the way from the coast of Brazil to the Galapagos Islands — the real ones.
The H.M.S. is more of an orphanage at sea than a battleship, and Crowe does a great job of showing strength while still showing a weakness or two, namely jingoism and pride, to appear human.
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 Vessels operating in Weymouth and Portland area
HMS Venerable, with a fleet under her convoy, running to the southward with a fair wind.
Inquest into the death of Sergeant William ROBERTS of HMS EDGAR related that he was found dead in the convict quarries on the morning of monday last.
HMS LANDRAIL, attached to the Reserve Fleet and prospective Depot Ship at Pembroke arrives at Portland in a damaged condition having been in collision with the ship SIREN, homeward bound from Australia, at daybreak on the 11th.
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 36 Les galeriens, vies et destins de 60,000 forcats sur les galeres de France 1680-1748.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Gould R.A., 1991, The archaeology of HMS Vixen, an early ironclad ram in Bermuda.
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 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS "Bounty": Its Causes and Consequences.
The Wreck of H.M.S. "Orpheus." Auckland: Cassell New Zealand, 1975.
HMS "Colossus": The Story of the Salvage of the Hamilton Treasures.
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 UK gains thousands of new ‘Nelson’s Columns’ : SeaBritain 2005 Press Releases - New Trafalgar Dispatch, Trafalgar ...
The new generation of trees commemorate the tens of thousands used to construct naval vessels; HMS Victory was built from the wood of over 5,000 oaks and the entire fleet of 27 ships contained around 50,000 oaks, representing roughly two million years of tree growth.
Although oak was the back bone of the ships, over 20 species were involved, all with a unique place on board: from fir masts to pine booms, hazel gunpowder barrels to ash tillers.
Nelson himself acknowledged the importance of trees to the success of the British Navy and in 1803 he wrote a letter to parliament calling for more trees to be planted to safeguard the British woodland.
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 Navy Blue - Naval & Military Gifts and Memorabilia.
This book traces HMS INVINCIBLE'S career from the traumatic beginnings in the early 1970s when she was known as a 'through deck cruiser', to the early years of the 21st Century
Nine chapters of highly readable text tell the story of one of the Royal Navy's major post-war warships form the date that the Admiralty ordered the ship in the summer of 1943 to the last weeks of 1972, when she lay at the shipbreaker's yard in Scotland.
In HMS LONDON the author lets those who served in these ships tell the story in the own words.
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 The Influence of Iron in Ship Construction:1660 to 1830.
During expansion in 1803, a new furnace was installed for smelting iron and copper.
Peace was not to prevail, with the failure on both sides to adhere to the recent treaty the war reopened in 1803.
This implies that none of these beams were replaced since circa 1803 until restoration was undertaken between 1989 and 1994 from No.1 to 12 beam.
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 Charles Cobbe RN
Frances was to die tragically on 31st March 1820 following the birth of her 10th child, a son, as recorded in Debrett, Burke's Peerage and the Gentleman's Magazine for April 1820 [6.06].
What is of interest, in the context of this Welsh Regiment web site, is that Charles, during his naval "apprenticeship", served aboard HMS Captain for three consecutive periods.
At the time of the Battle of St. Vincent, Charles Cobbe was Midshipman aboard HMS Dido.
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He entered the British Navy in 1787 at 13 and served in HMS Colossus and HMS Latona before being transferred to the 32-gun frigate HMS Aquilon, which acted as ‘repeater’ or signal-transfer ship in the celebrated drawn battle in 1794 between the French under Villaret Joyeuse and the English under Howe.
In 1800 he was in command of the boats of HMS Phaeton on a ‘cutting out’ expedition, i.e., the boats were to approach an enemy ship in harbour silently by night, cut her from her moorings, board her and capture her.
it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitzro y, of having some scientific person on board (of HMS Beagle that sailed on December 27 1831 from Devonport to survey the coastal waters of Patagonia)...
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 1911 [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
See History of computing hardware First supersonic flight by Chuck Yeager on October 14, 1947...
1829 - HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
1803 - The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
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 USS Constitution American Flagship
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sent her to the Mediterranean to protect American ships and seamen from attack by the Barbary pirates With Captain Edward Preble in command, Constitution and other ships of the squadron bombarded Tripoli.
Two years later she met and defeated HMS Guerriere, the first in a grand succession of victories in the War of 1812.
She rests here today as an enduring symbol of the document for which she is named and of America's determination to defend the republic she so long protected.
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 Information Sought On Trafalgar Veterans (from Watford Observer)
We are looking for more information about the lives of Robert Smith, born in Watford in 1785 and William Walker, born in Rickmansworth in 1775, who were both sailors in Nelson's fleet.
Midshipman Smith, 20, served on HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship and died, along with his admiral during the battle.
Landsman Walker, 30, served on HMS Colossus during the battle.
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 News release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Interestingly, three of the sailors - Douglass, Wittick and Twitchin - all served on HMS Colossus, a new 76-gun two-decker launched at Deptford in 1803.
Colossus suffered higher casualties than other British ships at Trafalgar, with 40 dead and 160 wounded.
One of the wounded was James Douglass, who suffered injuries to his right leg.
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