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Document: Regulations about Salutes 1702

By courtesy of W. J. Perrin

This Admiralty order was issued during the War of the Spanish Succession to conserve gun powder, which the authorities considered was being wasted by the over-zealous use of ship to ship salutes. The eleven ‘articles’ clearly laid down when salutes were appropriate and the maximum number of guns to be discharged. Read More

Filed under: Spanish Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies | Weapons

Document: Official Adoption of the Jib by the RN

By courtesy of Alan Moore

The jib was coming into use at the beginning of the eighteenth century and the order contained in the featured document, which can be found on page 258 of a book of letters from the Navy Board to Portsmouth Dockyard officers, fixes the date at which the jib was officially adopted for his Majesty’s ships. Read More

Filed under: Spanish Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Document: The Ornamentation of Men-of-War 1703

By courtesy of W. G. Perrin

In response to an earlier query and subsequent answer concerning the introduction of the lion figurehead, Perrin provides the full text of an official letter of 1703 containing the instructions for the simplification of carvings carried by his Majesty’s ships. The letter also contains information on cabins and other shipboard equipment. Read More

Filed under: Spanish Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Robert Park of Ipswich

By W B Whall

Whall provides additional material relating to the Robert Park article (An Old Fighting Merchant Seaman) which appeared in MM Volume 1, Issue 10. Read More

Filed under: Spanish Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Merchant Marines

Note: British Admirals’ Flags

By Sir R. Massie Blomfield

Blomfield provides details of the order issued on 20 March 1702 by Lord Pembroke to the Navy Board distinguishing for the first time the flags of Vice- and Rear-Admirals of each squadron. Read More

Filed under: Spanish Succession | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

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