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Bob Legge

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  1. My condolences to John's family and friends. He was very helpful to me. Thank you John. Bob.
  2. Flying Cloud Voyage of 1851

    The voyage pattern changes at different times of the year. One of the major concerns are the currents. They can assist or slow a vessel. See 9.42.02 Brazilian coast. The vessels follow the sailing directions below. The follow is from:Ocean Passages For The World; Third Edition 1973; Published by the Hydrographer of the Navy; NP136; To be obtained from the Agents for the Sale of Admiralty Charts. Taunton. This book and attached charts contains directions for Power Vessels, and Sailing Routes. These charts concern sailing vessels. Chart 5308 - World Sailing Ship Routes. Chart 5309 – Tracks followed by Sailing and Auxiliary Powered Vessels. Direction from the Book Page 149 9.44 From Canada and east coast of Untied States. 9.44.02. For Capetown and Good Hope. Having crossed the Equator as recommended, stand across the South-east Trade Wind on the port tack, even should the vessel fall off to about 260deg, for the wind will draw more to the E as the vessel advances, and finally due E at the S limit of the Trade. When in the vicinity of Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Pedro, frequent astronomical observations should be made, the current should be watched and allowed for, and a good lookout should be kept, as these rocks are steep-to and can only be seen on a clear day from a distance of about 8 miles. The same precautions are necessary, if passing westward of Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, when approaching the dangerous Atol das Rocas. On approaching the Brazilian coast between March and September, when the wind is from the SE and the current near the coast sets N, it will be better to keep from 120 to 150 miles off the land until well S, and steer so as to be windward of the port of destination; but from October to January, when the NE’ly winds prevail and the current sets SW, the coast may be approached with prudence, and a vessel may steer according to circumstances for her intended port. 9.44.03. For South American Ports, proceed as for Cape Town (9.44.02) as far as 5deg S, and then follow the directions given in articles 9.07.04 to 9.08.02, as required by the destination. Page 141 9.07.04 From the Equator southward. (not copied) 9.08.02. Rounding Cabo de Hornos westbound (not copied) Page 229 11.129 Cabo de Hornos to San Francisco and northward. For San Francisco, having rounded Cabo de Hornos as directed in 9.08.02, stand to the NW so as to cross the parallel of 50deg S between 80deg W, and 85deg W, and then due N to 30deg N. Thence keep off to the NW, running through the South-east Trades to cross the equator between 112deg W and 115deg W, being to the E, throughout the whole voyage from Cabo de Hornos, from September to November; and to the W from June to August. After crossing the equator, steer so as to cross the meridian of 120deg W in 13deg N to 15deg N, where the route divides into two branches, according to season. From November to February, make for 30deg N, 132deg W, and from that position, when the W’ly winds are met, curve gradually round towards San Francisco, making it to the N, and allowing for the current setting SE across the track. From March to October, make for 30deg N, 137deg W, and from that position, when the W’ly winds are reached at about 35deg N; again allowing for the SE-going current across the track. For Columbia River, Juan de Fuca Strait, or Prince Rupert, follow the routes given above as far as 30deg N; then continue to the NW, curving to the E on reaching, or nearing the parallel of 45deg N, to make destination, allowing for the current as above.
  3. Great teaching tool, excellent work. Bob.
  4. Thank you for the photographs. They compliment the book wonderfully. I have worn out my original copy of Longridge's Book and am now wearing out my second copy. Regards, Bob.
  5. Agamemnon and Vanguard twin ships?

    Also ARDENT (1764), BELLIQUEUX (1780), NASSAU (1785), RAISONABLE (1768) and STATELY (1784), based on the French FOUGUEUX according to Lyon. Bob.

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