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    All things nautical history, particularly anything from the Baroque era.

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  1. I'm looking for any information on archeological finds of the 70 gun Third Rate Anne, which sank off the coast of Hastings in 1690. She was built by Phineas Pett II in 1678, and I'm assuming her framing and construction details would have been very similar to that of a Third Rate built in 1706. I've just purchased Richard Endsor's book, "The Warship Anne", https://www.amazon.com/dp/1844864391/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=IA76WH956LJWS&colid=2EF88C11KQRNO but I'm not sure how much of the archeological information is covered. Cheers, Bill Abbott www.abbottcartoons.com
  2. That's great to hear Allan - I've accumulated quite a few resources for the same purpose and would love to correspond with you about them. Cheers, Bill
  3. Exactly - there are so many fascinating legends that surround the tragedy of his death (the missing emerald ring, etc.) and of the sailors that died with him - very compelling reading. Cheers, Bill
  4. Hello All, I didn't know where else to share this, but as a nautical history buff, I figured it's probably in this section. In my research over the years into the 70 gun Third Rate Elizabeth, having read her Captain's and Master's logs, I found that she was part of Admiral Shovell's last fleet command in the Mediterranean in 1707. As an artist and cartoonist, I've always gotten a kick out of the 'perfected' versions of the individuals being painted, and at the National Maritime Museum, there's a portrait of Admiral Shovell in a suit of black armor. From the accounts I've read, the
  5. Hello All, I've recently downloaded the latest version of Sketchup and intend to start working on some plans. I apologize if some of my questions have been covered elsewhere or if it becomes immediately obvious that my ambitions far exceed my potential skill, but here goes. First, is there a way to import a scanned (jpeg or other type of image file) of a plan into Sketchup to begin adding lines, etc.? Also, is there anyone here that is using Sketchup for a 2D set of plans to develop framing and working drawings for a ship model? I've seen quite a few 3D discussions, but someone's s
  6. Thank you Wayne - is there any way to access the information from the old forum - I've done a word search and none of the older material seems to come up.
  7. I apologize if this has been covered elsewhere, but is there specific historical guidance to describe a rebuild vs a great repair? Cheers, Bill
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