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Ship Historical Help

Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:20 pm
by paw1776
Hello,

I am looking at building some transport fleets into my custom scenario.

I prefer some actual historical stuff instead of just rubbish.

So, something like this:

GBR 1st Colony Fleet
GBR 1st Transport

[color="Red"]Lt.[/color] J. Dewinter
Adelaïde|Perth|Balmoral|Dundee

FRA 1ère Flotte de Colonie
FRA Premier Transport

[color="RoyalBlue"]Capt.[/color] Malartic
Sagittaire|Dauphiné|Tours|Auxerre

Any sites or any help would be much appreciated.

Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:32 pm
by Nikel
So you want historical names of ships and navy captains for the french and english?

And the date? French and indian war years?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 12:02 am
by paw1776
Yes, and Spanish too if you have them. :thumbsup:

Thx mate!

1750-1770 range.

I am thinking of about 10 Transport Fleets each.

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 12:05 am
by Nikel
For the french you can use this

Dictionnaire des bâtiments de la flotte de guerre française de Colbert à nos jours

http://www.netmarine.net/dico/index.htm

Unfortunately only a few pages are available online. This two could be appropiate


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Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain, from 1727 to 1783

There is a lot of information here and not only for the british, the volume III seems to be the right one for the dates you want

http://books.google.com/books?id=etEHAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:LCCN03013734&client=opera


Sloops and Yachts are transports?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 2:19 am
by paw1776
Thanks. Will check it out.

I think you can get men on a Sloop, but not a Regiment when transporting to America. Sloop would be more adept at landing Spies. Maybe I will have a few of these...

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:49 pm
by arsan
Hi!
On this web there is lots of info about the spanish navy of the era
http://www.todoababor.es/index.htm
For example:
Spanish Navy in 1737
http://www.todoababor.es/datos_docum/estad_1737.htm
Spanish Navy in 1746
http://www.todoababor.es/datos_docum/estad_1746.htm
Spanish Navy in 1774
http://www.todoababor.es/datos_docum/estad_1774.htm
Sapnish armed merchants
http://www.todoababor.es/datos_docum/mercantes-armados.htm
OOB on lots of naval battles
http://www.todoababor.es/datos_docum/ord_ba.htm

Hope it helps!

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:57 pm
by paw1776
Arsan,

Great stuff. Thanks! Will have to work on my Spanish though...

Hablo Espanol, not muy bien.

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:05 pm
by arsan
paw1776 wrote:Arsan,

Great stuff. Thanks! Will have to work on my Spanish though...

Hablo Espanol, not muy bien.


Google translator can help ;) :D
I have been looking on that web but haven't found any info on actual transport ships.
Lots of ships of the line, frigates and all kind of military ships, but no transports :bonk:

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:09 pm
by paw1776
Every little bit helps. I can fudge the Transports if need be. Probably in some obscure book somewhere. And since all the Frigates and above get all the glory, no one has taken trouble to put online about humble Transport Captains & their ships.

Goods10013014_96

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:34 pm
by interdo92