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Янв 27 15

Madagascar quality ship models

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Here do all the small things. Guns, Bochica, bollards.

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Янв 25 15

Madagascar quality ship models

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Madagascar has unwound workshop, where they make good quality ship models, from pink and red wood. Do all sorts of models, ranging from the historic sailing ships to modern cruise liners. A lot of manual work and a very decent detail. Quality is not a museum, but people try. Size of ship models too different from small yachts of about 20 cm to Spanish galleons larger than two meters.

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Beginning of construction. In fact it is the same small shipyard. читать полностью…

Янв 22 15

relationships with the local Spanish aristocracy

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Cochrane then put to sea, leaving Kitty to go off on a brief tour of Peru in which she soon established – not withstanding her husband’s position – warm personal relationships with the local Spanish aristocracy. Escorted by James Paroissien, she left Huacho on the afternoon of 28 January, and headed north on the first leg of a journey inland to Quilca. Once more she enjoyed crossing mountains and deserts and swinging over precipitous ravines on rickety rope bridges. But, while staying at the palace of the Marquesa de la Placer at Quilca, she heard rumours of a plotto kidnap her and her child and hold them hostage. Borrowing a palanquin from the obliging Marquis of Torre Tagle, Kitty made a dash for the coast, passing through an area where an epidemic of typhus was raging. She reached Huacho on 14 February and immediately joined her sons in the welcoming sanctuary of HMS Andromache. But alas, forbaby Elizabeth Josephine – less than a year old and already ailing – the rush through the fever infested coast of Peru proved to be too much and, on 20 February 1821, Captain Shirreff sadly noted the baby’s death in the frigate’s log.27 The body was put in spirits to preserve it until Christian burial could be arranged.

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For Lord Cochrane this blow added to the strain he was already under. In March, hewrote sadly to tell O’Higgins the news, and prepared to send Kitty and the children home to safety in England on theAndromache. читать полностью…

Янв 19 15

Huacho

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Indeed, contemporary observers described Spry as ‘a very skil ful naval officer and a brave and zealous officer’, adding ‘there is no ship in the Chilean Navy in a better state of discipline than the Galvarino.’13 Cochrane had then boarded the brig and told the crew contemptuously from the quarterdeck that he did not want their services and that he could execute his plans without them and without their ship.

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Spry’s court martial sat on 3 and 5 March. Lord Cochrane preferred three charges – one, that Spry had refused to put to sea when ordered; two, that he had threatened to resign in sympathy with Guise; and three, that he had incited his ship’s company to protest. читать полностью…

Янв 16 15

Chilean Navy in a better state

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In another she begged him to ‘Keep your mind at rest my dearest and most beloved Cochrane, and for my sake take care of yourself and remember that absence strengthens and not diminishes love.’24 But by the end of 1820,the strain of separation had become too great and, on 9 December, Kitty embarked with her three children onHMS Andromache bound for Peru.

Pirate ship

Andromache reached Callao on 29 December, and a fortnight later, the Cochrane family were reunited when O’Higgns andEsmeralda rejoined the blockade after an unsuccessful search for Venganza and Prueba on the high seas. But Kitty had not wasted her time. читать полностью…

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sea explanation

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I take great pleasure in stating to the court that during the period in which the officers were under my command, they conducted themselves entirely to my satisfaction; and I have to express that on all occasions they were foremost in showing their zeal for the service and were always most anxious and ready to volunteer on every occasion, however hazardous, in which they might render service to the state and raise the character and reputation of their gallant commander-in-chief; and, as I had before stated to the Admiral, if I had my choice of officers there are none in the fleet on whom I should fix in preference to them. I further advised the Admiral that I was ready to under take any plan of his Lordship, having seen them with me on service of a similar nature before.

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During the court martial proceedings the defendants tried to defend themselves, insisting that no disrespect had been intended, and complaining that Cochrane’s entourage had pried into private conversations in order to try and prove the last charge. But their efforts were pointless. The five men freely admitted that they had written the letter, and the framing of the charge left no alternative but a guilty verdict. Purser Frew and Surgeon Michael were cashiered, while Lieutenants Bell and Freeman and Assistant Surgeon Kernan were severely reprimanded and dismissed from their ship. читать полностью…

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The Valdivia Court Martial

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Question – On your receiving theorder from the Admiral on his first making known to you that the name ofEsmeralda was to be changed to that of Valdivia, did you make any remarks to his Lordship on the subject?

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Answer – In the presence of Lt Colonel Miller I told the Admiral on his informing me the ship’s name was to be altered to that ofValdivia that I was sorry for it for I thought Esmeralda was a pretty name and that if it was altered, the manner of her being captured would be forgotten; he answered me by saying “so was he” or words to that effect.

Q – Have you reason to think that the officers of the Valdivia were aware that hisLordship coincided in that opinion?

A – Yes, because I informed them myself. читать полностью…

Янв 10 15

Sailors

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Sailors

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Янв 9 15

Patrolled ships

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This confusion, plus the impact of the new orders from Madrid, was enough to make the Viceroy offer an armistice in the middle of September. Guido and García del Rio hastened to Miraflores near Lima to discuss terms, but the Viceroy had no authority to discuss any kind of autonomy and the talks broke down after a week. Nevertheless, with his strategy apparently working, San Martin re-embarked his army on 28 October and headed for Ancon to begin operations north of Callao.

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During all this time, the Chilean ships had patrolled the adjacent coastline, their commander-in-chieff retting at what he saw asen forced inactivity. читать полностью…

Янв 7 15

Futuristic Melnichenko yacht for $ 300 million

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