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  Topic: Petty lies, lives and officers
Redfish

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:17 am   Subject: Petty lies, lives and officers
The webiste is taken offline. Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Petty-lies-lives-and-officers-572942389508611/?ref=bookmarks
  Topic: we are Charlie
Redfish

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:05 am   Subject: we are Charlie
Nous sommes Charlie
  Topic: Food on the West Indian Stations
Redfish

Replies: 4
Views: 11839

PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:17 pm   Subject: Food on the West Indian Stations
Curry and other strong tasting condiments where often used by those who could afford it, as they would mask the taste of not-fresh meat.
  Topic: Hide that fish
Redfish

Replies: 2
Views: 8219

PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:07 am   Subject: Re: Hide that fish


I wonder where he thinks custard comes from. Surely not Pond(s)?
(I know, Doctor Who has nothing to do with this Forum, but I simply could not resist the "fishfinger and custard" pun.
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  Topic: Back from the Dead
Redfish

Replies: 6
Views: 13747

PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:00 am   Subject: Back from the Dead
Alas the website is geoblocked so I can't see the documentary"

There are (I believe actually legal) ways to solve your problem. Browse the internet for programs that hide your IP, like "h ...
  Topic: Auction houses
Redfish

Replies: 5
Views: 14416

PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:39 pm   Subject: Auction houses
I am not certain, yet I presume that an auction house in Portsmouth or another town with naval connections would be the best option. Perhaps Brighton as well. I mentioned 'what about this forum' to in ...
  Topic: ship date and date on shore
Redfish

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:30 pm   Subject: ship date and date on shore
Thank you for your response. I do not fully understand it, though, as you say:

The ships' logs dated 12th October AM are then for the 11th October shore time.

Would not the ship's log 11th AM an ...
  Topic: Auction houses
Redfish

Replies: 5
Views: 14416

PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:16 pm   Subject: Auction houses
Are you selling or buying? If you are selling: what about this forum?

Danni
  Topic: ship date and date on shore
Redfish

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:23 pm   Subject: ship date and date on shore
I have a question regarding ship date and shore date. I know that at the time, there was half a day difference between the two, as the ship day changed at Noon.

According to Duncan's report on the ...
  Topic: naval eugenics
Redfish

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:51 pm   Subject: naval eugenics
Are you sure it was not 1919? I don't think there was such a thing as a department of experimental evolution round 1819 Rolling Eyes

Dani
  Topic: Daedalus' sea serpent
Redfish

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:27 am   Subject: Daedalus' sea serpent
In 1831 a Captain (not naval) also thought he saw a monster. It later proved to be the temporal island known as Ferdinandea or Graham Island. It's most recent appearance as an island was in July 1831. ...
  Topic: Commander Joseph William Bazalgette, RN
Redfish

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:49 am   Subject: Commander Joseph William Bazalgette, RN
The problem was not him joining at 12, it was him passing his examination when he was not 20.

Was the minimum age not 19 at the time?

Charles, good luck with your search!
  Topic: Dismissed without trial
Redfish

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:41 am   Subject: Dismissed without trial
Might they all have been Irish, perhaps? If so, they might have been associated with the intrigues for a French invasion of Ireland (United Irishmen)? Strange, though that this would have happened wit ...
  Topic: Midshipman: gentleman petty officer or warrant officer?
Redfish

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 5:49 pm   Subject: Midshipman: gentleman petty officer or warrant officer?
Thanks for the reply. I was already wondering about the master's mates as well. Your reply confirmed my assumption.
I changed volume 34 in 33 above the first quote. Sorry for the miswrite.

Danni
  Topic: Midshipman: gentleman petty officer or warrant officer?
Redfish

Replies: 3
Views: 9174

PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:43 am   Subject: Midshipman: gentleman petty officer or warrant officer?
Hi,

I always presumed that a midshipman was a petty officer, since he was a non-commissioned officer and I never saw him mentioned in any book I have read so far as a warrant officer. To my surpris ...
 
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