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British Warship in the Age of Sail 1817-1863, Rif Winfield


British Warship in the Age of Sail 1817-1863, Rif Winfield

British Warship in the Age of Sail 1817-1863, Rif Winfield

This reference book covers the last half-century in which sailing ships dominated the Royal Navy, a period of increasingly rapid change that also saw the introduction of steam power and the appearance of the first ironclad warships.

The book covers all sailing ships in service in 1817, those built or ordered between 1817 and 1863 including those with steam engines, with a postscript on the earliest ironclads, including the revolutionary HMS Warrior. The individual histories cover the entire life of each ship, so in some cases cover a very long period - HMS Victory is the most obvious example of this, launched in 1765, commissioned in 1778, in use until 1830 and still surviving, but this also includes many of the famous ships of the line of the Napoleonic Wars (even if many of them were serving in secondary roles by 1817). This makes the book a stand-alone volume, not requiring the earlier entries in the series to get a full history of the life of each ship.

This is very much a reference work rather than a book to read from cover to cover, although the class descriptions do provide a readable thread. For each ship we get dimensions, crew, engine power if fitted, armament and changes in armament and a compact service history. The major naval battles and campaigns of the period are detailed at the start of the book to provide some context for the lists. The service histories include location, battles, many minor actions, repairs and refits, changes of captain and use as a flagship.

This period includes perhaps the oddest looking warships to modern eyes (or at least to mine anyway), 3-decked fully rigged ships of the line, with a broadside of muzzle loading cannon that wouldn't have looked out of place in any of Nelson's battles, but with a steam engine, retractable smoke stacks and screw propulsion.

The period didn’t see any really major fleet actions, but it does include the Crimean War, which had naval elements around the world, and the long campaign against the slave trade.

The text is very well illustrated, especially with plans and builder's drafts for the ships, some focusing on the hull shape, and others on the interior layout.

This is an absolutely splendid reference work, and an essential volume for anyone interested in the history of the Royal Navy during the first part of the period of British naval supremacy.

Rated Ships
1 - First Rates of 104 guns and above
2 - Second Rates of 80 to 101 guns
3 - Third Rates
4 - Fourth Rates (largely frigates)
5 - Fifth Rates (frigates)
6 - Sixth Rates (later corvettes)

Unrated Vessels - Pure Sailing Craft
7 - Ship Sloops
8 - Brig Sloops (and other brigs)
9 - Cutters and Schooners
10 - Miscellaneous Sailing Vessels

Unrated Vessels- Steam Assisted
11 - Steam Paddle Vessels
12 - Screw Sloops
13 - Screw Gunvessels and Gunboats
14 - Miscellaneous Screw Vessels

Postcript - The First Ironclads

Appendices
A - The Wooden Steam Battlefleet
B - Principal Officers of the Navy
C - Annual Expenditure on the Navy and Manning Levels
D - Dockyard Launchings 1817 to 1869

Author: Rif Winfield
Edition: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Seaforth
Year: 2014



First Rate: The Greatest Warship of the Age of Sail

I did not like this book. What I was hoping to get out of it was a layperson&aposs introduction to the Age of Sail and a comprehensible description of the ships and their evolution. Instead, this book follows the following formula: ship named X cost that much, the captain was called so and so, it had [various types of guns], and its ultimate fate was Y. Next!

For that reason I can&apost see the forest for the trees here. I&aposm not sure if I got anything out of this book, but I recognise that it might be mo I did not like this book. What I was hoping to get out of it was a layperson's introduction to the Age of Sail and a comprehensible description of the ships and their evolution. Instead, this book follows the following formula: ship named X cost that much, the captain was called so and so, it had [various types of guns], and its ultimate fate was Y. Next!

For that reason I can't see the forest for the trees here. I'm not sure if I got anything out of this book, but I recognise that it might be more useful to aficionados. . more


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Das Buch beschreibt die Entstehungsgeschichte der Segelkriegsschiffe des 1. Ranges der Royal Navy, in der Regel handelt es sich dabei um Dreidecker mit mehr als 100 Kanonen. Beginnend im 16. Jahrhundert schildert der Autor die Entwicklung dieses Schifftyps bis zum Ende der Segelschiffära. Viele bekannte britische Linienschiffe werden dabei durch zeitgenössische Darstellungen, als Pläne und in Form von Modellen vorgestellt.

Autor:
Von dem Namen Rif Winfield sollte jeder Segelschiff-Interessierte schon mal gehört oder gelesen haben. Er hat einige tolle Werke über die Schiffe der Royal Navy verfasst, die allesamt lesenswert sind.

Inhalt:
168 Seiten, durchgehend bebildert mit zeitgenössischen Darstellungen und Gemälden, Schiffsmodellen und Plänen. Außerdem enthält das Werk einen ausklappbaren Faltplan der HMS Victoria, einem dampfbetriebenen Kriegsschiff ersten Ranges.

1. The Jacobean and Commonwealth First Rate

2. The Pepysian Age
- First Rates in the Anglo-Dutch Wars
- The Navy Board Model

3. The First Rate under the Later Stuarts
- The Royal William of 1719

4. The Era of the Establishments

5. AnsonŽs New Navy
- The Changing Shape of the Bow

6. The French Revolutionary War and the Expansion of the First Rate
- The Changing Shape of the Stern

7. The CaledoniaŽs Descendants, 1812 to 1840

8. The Transition to Steam

Anspruch & Empfehlung:
Das Buch beschreibt alle bekannten und (etwas) weniger-bekannten Linienschiffe aus gut 300 Jahren Seefahrtsgeschichte der Royal Navy, die den Status Kriegsschiff 1. Ranges" erfüllten. Zahlentabellen informieren dabei über Größe und Stärke der Linienschiffe in den jeweiligen Epochen. Viele, größtenteils farbige Abbildungen lockern das Werk dabei angenehm auf. Der Schreibstil ist wissenschaftlich, aber gut lesbar.

Unterm Strich bleibt aber der Eindruck haften, dass es sich hierbei um einen nett-aufbereiteten Bildband handelt. Die Informationen gehen leider zu selten in die Tiefe und auch die abgedruckten Pläne sind für eine Rekonstruktion eher uninteressant, weil die meisten Darstellungen, dann doch zu klein sind. Einzig der ausklappbare Plan der Victoria" liefert einen ansprechenden Eindruck, was dieses Werk hätte einzigartig machen können, nämlich mehr davon. Leider werden auch nur die Linienschiffe 1. Ranges der Royal Navy behandelt, andere Schiffe dieser Klasse erhalten nur eine Randbemerkung zum Ende des Buches. So ist dieses Werk für Einsteiger, Geschichts- und/ oder Royal Navy-Interessierte sicherlich lesenswert, um sich über diesen Schiffstyp zu informieren und um einen geschichtlichen Überblick zu bekommen. Für eine Vertiefung in dieses Thema, wie auch für die Nutzung als Modellbauer, ist dieses Werk allerdings nur bedingt geeignet - knappe 4 Sterne.

Ich möchte wie immer bei meinen Rezensionen mit dem ersten Eindruck anfangen. Wenn man das Buch in der Hanh hält, hat man gleich das Gefühl hier ein gewichtiges Buch in der Hand zu haben. Es ist solide Verarbeitet und von hervorragender Druckqualität. Auch der Inhalt ist wenn man es dann liest gewichtig und von großer Fachkompetenz gekennzeichnet.Rif Winfield beginnt mit der "Prince Royal"von 1610 und er arbeitet sich systematisch durch die Epochen bis zur "Victoria" von 1855. Der Leser möchte bitte nicht Victory und Victoria verwechseln. Die Victoria ist ein faszinierendes Schiff ein gewaltiger Brocken noch voll getakelt, aber sie besitzt schon eine Dampfhilfsmaschine mit 8 Kesseln zur Feuerung. Diesem Schiff wird hier ein relativ großer Raum eingeräumt, ist sie doch ein Zwitter zwischen Segler und Dampfer. Das Eine nicht mehr ganz und das Andere noch nicht richtig. Es wird die gesamte Antriebsanlage sehr gut beschrieben, sowohl mit Worten als auch mit sehr guten Zeichnungen. Es befindet sich im Buch auch ein Fold-out-plan der Victoria. Ein bißchen Schade das es nur der Rumpf ist und nicht auch die Takelung aber man kann ja nicht Alle haben. Der Rumpf ist in diesem erwähnten Fold-Out-Plan längs geschnitten und zeigt in sehr guter Form die Anordnungen im Schiff.
Allgemein ist das Werk wie immer von Rif Winfield von Top Qualität. Mit guten Zeichnungen, herrlichen Reproduktionen von Bildern und Fotos von Modellen. Dazu der gut verständliche Text. Das Englisch sollte kein Problem darstellen.
Ich möchte dieses Buch jedem Schiffsliebhaber dieser Epoche wärmstens an das Herz legen. Es ist jeden Cent wert.
Verweisen möchte ich hier an dieser Stelle noch auf "fourth rate The history of the 50 gun ships" ebenfalls von Rif Winfield. So hat man dann die Größten und die Kleinsten Linienschiffe zum Vergleich.
Viel Spaß beim Lesen

Spitzenrezensionen aus anderen Ländern

I did not like this book. What I was hoping to get out of it was a layperson's introduction to the Age of Sail and a comprehensible description of the ships and their evolution. Instead, this book follows the following formula: ship named X cost that much, the captain was called so and so, it had [various types of guns], and its ultimate fate was Y. Next!

For that reason I can't see the forest for the trees here. I'm not sure if I got anything out of this book, but I recognise that it might be more useful to aficionados.

This is a beautifully produced book, and full use is made of its considerable physical dimensions to reproduce many magnificent illustrations, mostly in full colour. Even more illustrations could have been provided: in my own collection there are many additional photographs of models that relate to First Rates, and the Van De Veldes, Elder and Younger, drew or painted most of those from the Restoration period, although it is likely that not all of these fine works of art were available to the publishers. The technical data provided is rather meagre and significant details such as changes in the armament warrants may have been easier to comprehend if presented in tabular form. We were also promised comparisons with foreign contemporaries, but brief details of three captured ships is all that is provided.

My real criticism, though, concerns the decision to omit all the ships that were not of the very largest size, even though they may, in practice, have been given First Rate status during their careers. The Cromwellian Dunbar (later Henry) and London, also the Restoration period Royal Kathlene, Royal Oak and Loyal London, and the St Michael, all had histories that were intertwined with those of the slightly larger ships of their time. Although rates were first mentioned during the reign of Charles 1st, there was not a true differentiation in role between First and Second Rates until the 30 Ships program of 1677. At a later period, during the ealy 1800's, the Impregnable, Ocean, Trafalgar, Royal Adelade and Princess Caroline were certainly considered First Rates: the 'standard' warrant for these ships was 104 guns and they were mostly rather larger than their immediate predecessors, but nonetheless all are excluded from the book.

It's true the Caledonias and 'Surveyors of the Navy' classes were larger still and had 120 guns but the Navy itself recognized that there were two categories of First Rate in the 1810- 50 period, the second rates of that time being the large new two- deck ships, notably those of the 90 gun Nile class. Mr Winfield is not strictly wrong to exclude all those ships, and probably did so to avoid creating an even larger and more expensive book, but personally I would have preferred an 'inclusive' rather than this somewhat 'exclusive' approach: if I'm spending this amount anyway I'd be prepared to pay a bit more if necessary to be sure I have the whole subject fully covered. However, it may have been possible to avoid more expense through economizing a little elsewhere in the lavish production- I believe this could have been done without really spoiling what is certainly a high quality product.


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I did not like this book. What I was hoping to get out of it was a layperson's introduction to the Age of Sail and a comprehensible description of the ships and their evolution. Instead, this book follows the following formula: ship named X cost that much, the captain was called so and so, it had [various types of guns], and its ultimate fate was Y. Next!

For that reason I can't see the forest for the trees here. I'm not sure if I got anything out of this book, but I recognise that it might be more useful to aficionados.

This is a beautifully produced book, and full use is made of its considerable physical dimensions to reproduce many magnificent illustrations, mostly in full colour. Even more illustrations could have been provided: in my own collection there are many additional photographs of models that relate to First Rates, and the Van De Veldes, Elder and Younger, drew or painted most of those from the Restoration period, although it is likely that not all of these fine works of art were available to the publishers. The technical data provided is rather meagre and significant details such as changes in the armament warrants may have been easier to comprehend if presented in tabular form. We were also promised comparisons with foreign contemporaries, but brief details of three captured ships is all that is provided.

My real criticism, though, concerns the decision to omit all the ships that were not of the very largest size, even though they may, in practice, have been given First Rate status during their careers. The Cromwellian Dunbar (later Henry) and London, also the Restoration period Royal Kathlene, Royal Oak and Loyal London, and the St Michael, all had histories that were intertwined with those of the slightly larger ships of their time. Although rates were first mentioned during the reign of Charles 1st, there was not a true differentiation in role between First and Second Rates until the 30 Ships program of 1677. At a later period, during the ealy 1800's, the Impregnable, Ocean, Trafalgar, Royal Adelade and Princess Caroline were certainly considered First Rates: the 'standard' warrant for these ships was 104 guns and they were mostly rather larger than their immediate predecessors, but nonetheless all are excluded from the book.

It's true the Caledonias and 'Surveyors of the Navy' classes were larger still and had 120 guns but the Navy itself recognized that there were two categories of First Rate in the 1810- 50 period, the second rates of that time being the large new two- deck ships, notably those of the 90 gun Nile class. Mr Winfield is not strictly wrong to exclude all those ships, and probably did so to avoid creating an even larger and more expensive book, but personally I would have preferred an 'inclusive' rather than this somewhat 'exclusive' approach: if I'm spending this amount anyway I'd be prepared to pay a bit more if necessary to be sure I have the whole subject fully covered. However, it may have been possible to avoid more expense through economizing a little elsewhere in the lavish production- I believe this could have been done without really spoiling what is certainly a high quality product.


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Thema:
Das Buch beschreibt die Entstehungsgeschichte der Segelkriegsschiffe des 1. Ranges der Royal Navy, in der Regel handelt es sich dabei um Dreidecker mit mehr als 100 Kanonen. Beginnend im 16. Jahrhundert schildert der Autor die Entwicklung dieses Schifftyps bis zum Ende der Segelschiffära. Viele bekannte britische Linienschiffe werden dabei durch zeitgenössische Darstellungen, als Pläne und in Form von Modellen vorgestellt.

Autor:
Von dem Namen Rif Winfield sollte jeder Segelschiff-Interessierte schon mal gehört oder gelesen haben. Er hat einige tolle Werke über die Schiffe der Royal Navy verfasst, die allesamt lesenswert sind.

Inhalt:
168 Seiten, durchgehend bebildert mit zeitgenössischen Darstellungen und Gemälden, Schiffsmodellen und Plänen. Außerdem enthält das Werk einen ausklappbaren Faltplan der HMS Victoria, einem dampfbetriebenen Kriegsschiff ersten Ranges.

1. The Jacobean and Commonwealth First Rate

2. The Pepysian Age
- First Rates in the Anglo-Dutch Wars
- The Navy Board Model

3. The First Rate under the Later Stuarts
- The Royal William of 1719

4. The Era of the Establishments

5. AnsonŽs New Navy
- The Changing Shape of the Bow

6. The French Revolutionary War and the Expansion of the First Rate
- The Changing Shape of the Stern

7. The CaledoniaŽs Descendants, 1812 to 1840

8. The Transition to Steam

Anspruch & Empfehlung:
Das Buch beschreibt alle bekannten und (etwas) weniger-bekannten Linienschiffe aus gut 300 Jahren Seefahrtsgeschichte der Royal Navy, die den Status Kriegsschiff 1. Ranges" erfüllten. Zahlentabellen informieren dabei über Größe und Stärke der Linienschiffe in den jeweiligen Epochen. Viele, größtenteils farbige Abbildungen lockern das Werk dabei angenehm auf. Der Schreibstil ist wissenschaftlich, aber gut lesbar.

Unterm Strich bleibt aber der Eindruck haften, dass es sich hierbei um einen nett-aufbereiteten Bildband handelt. Die Informationen gehen leider zu selten in die Tiefe und auch die abgedruckten Pläne sind für eine Rekonstruktion eher uninteressant, weil die meisten Darstellungen, dann doch zu klein sind. Einzig der ausklappbare Plan der Victoria" liefert einen ansprechenden Eindruck, was dieses Werk hätte einzigartig machen können, nämlich mehr davon. Leider werden auch nur die Linienschiffe 1. Ranges der Royal Navy behandelt, andere Schiffe dieser Klasse erhalten nur eine Randbemerkung zum Ende des Buches. So ist dieses Werk für Einsteiger, Geschichts- und/ oder Royal Navy-Interessierte sicherlich lesenswert, um sich über diesen Schiffstyp zu informieren und um einen geschichtlichen Überblick zu bekommen. Für eine Vertiefung in dieses Thema, wie auch für die Nutzung als Modellbauer, ist dieses Werk allerdings nur bedingt geeignet - knappe 4 Sterne.

Ich möchte wie immer bei meinen Rezensionen mit dem ersten Eindruck anfangen. Wenn man das Buch in der Hanh hält, hat man gleich das Gefühl hier ein gewichtiges Buch in der Hand zu haben. Es ist solide Verarbeitet und von hervorragender Druckqualität. Auch der Inhalt ist wenn man es dann liest gewichtig und von großer Fachkompetenz gekennzeichnet.Rif Winfield beginnt mit der "Prince Royal"von 1610 und er arbeitet sich systematisch durch die Epochen bis zur "Victoria" von 1855. Der Leser möchte bitte nicht Victory und Victoria verwechseln. Die Victoria ist ein faszinierendes Schiff ein gewaltiger Brocken noch voll getakelt, aber sie besitzt schon eine Dampfhilfsmaschine mit 8 Kesseln zur Feuerung. Diesem Schiff wird hier ein relativ großer Raum eingeräumt, ist sie doch ein Zwitter zwischen Segler und Dampfer. Das Eine nicht mehr ganz und das Andere noch nicht richtig. Es wird die gesamte Antriebsanlage sehr gut beschrieben, sowohl mit Worten als auch mit sehr guten Zeichnungen. Es befindet sich im Buch auch ein Fold-out-plan der Victoria. Ein bißchen Schade das es nur der Rumpf ist und nicht auch die Takelung aber man kann ja nicht Alle haben. Der Rumpf ist in diesem erwähnten Fold-Out-Plan längs geschnitten und zeigt in sehr guter Form die Anordnungen im Schiff.
Allgemein ist das Werk wie immer von Rif Winfield von Top Qualität. Mit guten Zeichnungen, herrlichen Reproduktionen von Bildern und Fotos von Modellen. Dazu der gut verständliche Text. Das Englisch sollte kein Problem darstellen.
Ich möchte dieses Buch jedem Schiffsliebhaber dieser Epoche wärmstens an das Herz legen. Es ist jeden Cent wert.
Verweisen möchte ich hier an dieser Stelle noch auf "fourth rate The history of the 50 gun ships" ebenfalls von Rif Winfield. So hat man dann die Größten und die Kleinsten Linienschiffe zum Vergleich.
Viel Spaß beim Lesen

Spitzenrezensionen aus anderen Ländern

I did not like this book. What I was hoping to get out of it was a layperson's introduction to the Age of Sail and a comprehensible description of the ships and their evolution. Instead, this book follows the following formula: ship named X cost that much, the captain was called so and so, it had [various types of guns], and its ultimate fate was Y. Next!

For that reason I can't see the forest for the trees here. I'm not sure if I got anything out of this book, but I recognise that it might be more useful to aficionados.

This is a beautifully produced book, and full use is made of its considerable physical dimensions to reproduce many magnificent illustrations, mostly in full colour. Even more illustrations could have been provided: in my own collection there are many additional photographs of models that relate to First Rates, and the Van De Veldes, Elder and Younger, drew or painted most of those from the Restoration period, although it is likely that not all of these fine works of art were available to the publishers. The technical data provided is rather meagre and significant details such as changes in the armament warrants may have been easier to comprehend if presented in tabular form. We were also promised comparisons with foreign contemporaries, but brief details of three captured ships is all that is provided.

My real criticism, though, concerns the decision to omit all the ships that were not of the very largest size, even though they may, in practice, have been given First Rate status during their careers. The Cromwellian Dunbar (later Henry) and London, also the Restoration period Royal Kathlene, Royal Oak and Loyal London, and the St Michael, all had histories that were intertwined with those of the slightly larger ships of their time. Although rates were first mentioned during the reign of Charles 1st, there was not a true differentiation in role between First and Second Rates until the 30 Ships program of 1677. At a later period, during the ealy 1800's, the Impregnable, Ocean, Trafalgar, Royal Adelade and Princess Caroline were certainly considered First Rates: the 'standard' warrant for these ships was 104 guns and they were mostly rather larger than their immediate predecessors, but nonetheless all are excluded from the book.

It's true the Caledonias and 'Surveyors of the Navy' classes were larger still and had 120 guns but the Navy itself recognized that there were two categories of First Rate in the 1810- 50 period, the second rates of that time being the large new two- deck ships, notably those of the 90 gun Nile class. Mr Winfield is not strictly wrong to exclude all those ships, and probably did so to avoid creating an even larger and more expensive book, but personally I would have preferred an 'inclusive' rather than this somewhat 'exclusive' approach: if I'm spending this amount anyway I'd be prepared to pay a bit more if necessary to be sure I have the whole subject fully covered. However, it may have been possible to avoid more expense through economizing a little elsewhere in the lavish production- I believe this could have been done without really spoiling what is certainly a high quality product.


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Lieutenant Edward Johnson commissioned her in 1806. [1] Fleeing a storm she attempted to anchor near Les Sept Îsles on the coast of Brittany. This proved impossible and she took shelter in a bay near Perros. When Magpie anchored, she grounded. [3] As French troops approached in boats she surrendered. The troops took her and her crew captive on 18 February 1807. [4]

The French took her into service as Magpye and commissioned her at Brest under lieutenant de vaisseau Arnous-Dessaulsays, [5] on 16 May 1807. [2]

By 1809, she was carrying messages for Admiral Willaumez when on 21 February he attempted to escape Brest with a large French fleet. The British blockade squadron drove them to take shelter under the Île d'Aix. [6] Lieutenant Arnous commanded Magpye for 38 months before removing to the corvette Echo. His biographer avers that during this time Magpye escorted convoys in the Channel and had numerous engagements with the British without, however, suffering any harm or casualties. [7]

On 19 June 1811, Captain Proteau took command of the 17th coastal squadron at Brest with Magpye as his "flagship", while between June and December Magpie was under the command of Lieutenant de vaisseau Clémendot. On 17 August Proteau became commander of the 3rd squadron of the Imperial coastal flotilla at Boulogne, including the 17th squadron. He removed to the pram Ville-de-Rouen. The flotilla was laid up in March 1812. [8]

On 26 July 1814 the French changed Magpye ' s name to Colombe. During the Hundred Days her name reverted to Magpye, only to revert to Colombe on 15 July 1815. She was paid off on 20 August but recommissioned 5 April 1816 for Senegal. [5] By October 1816 she was listed as an 80-ton transport. [2]

Around 1820 she participated at Brest in trials of three new types of rudder. [9] In 1821 she may have been engaged in fisheries protection. [10]

In 1823 she reverted to being a schooner. [2] In December 1823 she sailed from Lorient to Rochefort under the command of enseigne de vaisseaux Dagorne, and arrived in January 1824. A French Parliamentary report from 1826 notes that she is mentioned in the national accounts for 1824 as being laid up at Rochefort with a two-man crew. [11]

In 1826 Colombe became a prison ship at Brest. She was broken up at Rochefort in August 1828. [2]


Lieutenant Samuel Gordon commissioned Dwarf in March 1810 for the Downs. [1]

On 5 September Dwarf recaptured Jusle. [2]

On 2 March 1811, the master of the ship Mercury wrote a letter to the newspaper The Pilot that on 28 February his ship had fought off three French privateers near Dungeness. Bell wrote a letter to the newspaper, reprinted in the Naval Chronicle, that the supposedly French privateers vessels involved were HMS Phipps and Dwarf, and that the master had continued firing even after the British vessels had identified themselves. The fire from Mercury had wounded the sergeant of marines on Phipps. The only shots the naval vessels had fired were two musket shots to get Mercury to stop, and the only reason that the naval vessels had not fired their guns was because of the chance that Mercury was a British ship. Bell admonished all merchant captains to be a little more circumspect in the future. [3]

On 22 August 1811 Dwarf recaptured New Galen. [4]

When news of the outbreak of the War of 1812 reached Britain, the Royal Navy seized all American vessels then in British ports. Dwarf was among the Royal Navy vessels then lying at Spithead or Portsmouth and so entitled to share in the grant for the American ships Belleville, Janus, Aeos, Ganges and Leonidas seized there on 31 July 1812. [5] [a]

On 11 September 1812 Dwarf and Pioneer were in pursuit of a French privateer lugger when <] joined them. When the lugger tried to cross Bermuda ' s bow Bermuda fired several broadsides. Eventually the privateer struck to the boats of Dwarf and Pioneer after having suffered three men killed and 16 wounded, most severely. She was Bon Génie, of Boulogne. She was armed with 16 guns, but only four were mounted. She also had a crew of 60 men. She was one day out of Boulogne and had not taken anything. [7] [b] Cordelia and Echo were in sight and so shared in the prize money. [9]

On 30 March 1814 Dwarf was in the British squadron that entered the Gironde. She later shared in the prize and head money money for the squadron's activities on 2 and 6 April. [c]

In January 1819 the London Gazette reported that Parliament had voted a grant to all those who had served under the command of Admiral Viscount Keith in 1812, between 1812 and 1814, and in the Gironde. Dwarf was listed among the vessels that had served under Keith in 1813 and 1814. [d] She had also served under Kieth in the Gironde. [e]

On 27 October 1816 Dwarf captured the smuggling vessel Venus. [13] On 24 December Dwarf captured the smuggling vessel To Brothers. [13] [f]

On 26 March 1817 and 2 and 4 April seized a total of 3120 gallons of spirits. [g]

Between October 1818 and January 1819 Dwarf was at Plymouth undergoing repairs and fitting. In November 1818 Lieutenant Nicholas Chapman recommissioned Dwarf. Lieutenant George Read replaced Chapman in command of Dwarf in November 1821. [1]

In January 1823 Lieutenant Nicholas Gould took command of Dwarf. [1]

On 3 March 1824 Dwarf, Lieutenant Nicholas Gould, was in Kingstown Harbour, Dublin and secured to a mooring buoy. The weather looked threatening so Gould ordered precautions be taken. The gale built to the point that the cables to her anchors and the buoy parted. The wind drove her towards the shore until she collided with the Eastern Pier. The waves threw Dwarf repeatedly against the pier, battering her until she foundered. A marine died when fell between Dwarf and the pier. [16]


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A major contribution to naval history, this third volume in Rif Winfield's British Warships in the Age of Sail covers every vessel that served in the Royal Navy between the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars and the Battle of Waterloo. Revised to incorporate new research, it details more than 2000 ships--whether purpose-built, captured, purchased or merely hired.

Providing comprehensive technical data on the ships, this volume also includes commissioning dates, refit periods, changes of captain, their stations of service, as well as notes on any actions in which they took part. The book is well illustrated with contemporary prints and drawings that show the wide variety of service required of naval vessels in late 18th and early 19th centuries. Specially commissioned general arrangement drawings also depict the most significant classes. In all, it is a fitting tribute to a navy that at the zenith of its power in 1809 comprised one half of all the warships in the world

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  • Autorius:Rif Winfield
  • Leidėjas:Seaforth Publishing
  • Metai: 20140930
  • Puslapiai: 432
  • ISBN-10: 1783469269
  • ISBN-13: 9781783469260
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The revised edition of this authoritative naval history provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the Royal Navy of the Napoleonic Era.

A major contribution to naval history, this third volume in Rif Winfield's British Warships in the Age of Sail covers every vessel that served in the Royal Navy between the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars and the Battle of Waterloo. Revised to incorporate new research, it details more than 2000 ships--whether purpose-built, captured, purchased or merely hired.

Providing comprehensive technical data on the ships, this volume also includes commissioning dates, refit periods, changes of captain, their stations of service, as well as notes on any actions in which they took part. The book is well illustrated with contemporary prints and drawings that show the wide variety of service required of naval vessels in late 18th and early 19th centuries. Specially commissioned general arrangement drawings also depict the most significant classes. In all, it is a fitting tribute to a navy that at the zenith of its power in 1809 comprised one half of all the warships in the world


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