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  1. Best wishes for a swift and painless recovery. On the bright side, you won’t have to go to Latin dance class with her for a while ... 😹
  2. Well, these fun podcasts are a year old now, and this week, they started part-one of "The Far Side of the World":
  3. Technical Jargon overload!
  4. Always check the expiration date!
  5. This price is a good deal. (Sorry to butt in, Michael ...) This beautiful ship had a great history: "Short history of her: Built in 1756 at Le Havre and designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux.She took part in the Battle of Quiberon Bay and was eventually captured by the British in January 1761 by the HMS Unicorn. She was recommisioned as part of the Royal Navy in July 1761 with the name HMS Flora and was paid off in 1762 or 1763. Recommissioned in 1771 for Channel service. Sailed for Kronstadt on 2 June 1772, to deliver the new ambassador. Captain John Brisbane re
  6. Wie Gehts, Alex!


    You mentioned that the Razee Anson plans are now available. What would the costs be, with shipping to the United States?




    Steve, aka, USS Frolick

  7. Summary of a letter held in the British National Archives describing a letter written by William Henry Percy, Captain of the Hermes, 20, dated May 8, 1814: "Folios 236-237: William Henry Percy, HMS Hermes, Spithead. Requests the iron guards round the skylights be replaced with copper ones as they interfere with the compasses." USS Frolick and Wasp in the same year had brass guards. So Hermes already had iron ones, presumably cheaper. Copper one would required a lot of cleaning lest they green up. And how strong would copper guards be against a falling spar? Hermes woul
  8. Reminds me of the old adage: ”Women: Give them an inch, they’ll think they’re the ruler.”
  9. Check out the Admiralty Draught of the 1814 American prize Schooner Grecian: https://prints.rmg.co.uk/products/grecian-1814-j7988?_pos=1&_sid=fea7772ac&_ss=r
  10. First production Panthers, Ausf D’s, we’re grey, but only a handful used for training and evaluation. Afterwards they were dunkelgelb, or dark yellow, with greens and browns applied in the field. Some were painted camo in the factory in 1944. When paint ran out many last ditch panthers were shipped in rust brown primer, on which whatever available paint was used to camouflage it. No grey panthers in the field, although rumors of one painted all green have not been confirmed. The early grey prototypes never made it into the field. Hauptmann Panzerfuehrer Frolick!
  11. So when you say gunwale, you mean cap-rail. I had a copy of Caruana, Volume II, and sold it for a goodly profit. I didn't like it. The cannon barrel drawings were too large, and they all disappeared in the binding of the thick book, making them of little practical utility. There was quite a bit of useful written data, however, showing various individual ship armaments at shapshots in time .
  12. Romero based his book on Portia’s plans. I knew him. He could sketch and build and carve, but he could not draft. Similarly his Warrior was based on Hahn’s Alfred plans. Portia was a true artist 😍!
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