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 on: Today at 02:35:45 PM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
For those wondering what to expect from the journal here is a brief summary of activities of HMS DONEGAL during the period covered in the journal.

At the time that the Rev William Elliot joined the DONEGAL  she was under the command of Captain Pulteney Malcolm (having transferred to her from HMS RENOWN in 1805),  and in 1808 she was engaged in convoying troops to the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. Capt. Malcolm oversaw the debarkation of Sir Arthur Wellesley's army at Mondego Bay, Portugal from 1 August till the 5th.

 In 1809 the DONEGAL was attached to the Channel Fleet, under Lord Gambier, and took part in the battle of the Basque Roads, off the Island of Aix on the night of April 11th.

 In November 1810 Captain Malcolm led an attack on a French frigate squadron anchored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue at the Action of 15 November 1810, which ultimately led to the destruction of the French frigate ELISA.

The DONEGAL was paid off in 1811 and laid up at Portsmouth. Moving to Chatham in 1814  She was finally broken up in May 1845.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:11:57 PM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
Hi,

I noticed on some of the pages that the writing on the next is showing.

Is it possible to put a sheet of black paper under the next page and then rescan?

Hi Rick

The issue is due to the ink bleeding through the 17th century paper.You might notice that some pages have very dark, strong ink while others have lighter, faded ink. So basically the shadow text is not a product of the scanning process and can't be avoided.

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 on: Yesterday at 04:49:30 PM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by rickles23
Hi,


I noticed on some of the pages that the writing on the next is showing.


Is it possible to put a sheet of black paper under the next page and then rescan?


Regards

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 on: Yesterday at 10:54:13 AM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
This is a forum wide notification, apologies if the content of this message is not relevant to your interests.

The RNRA has recently acquired the journal of the Reverend William Elliot, RN Chaplin, which covers his time aboard H.M.S. DONEGAL from May 1808 to Jan 1813. This is in the form of a notebook in which daily entries are recorded until the end of July 1810, from then on entries are shorter and at infrequent intervals.

Since this is hand written in flowing script, having the contents transcribed and presented as a text document will allow anyone to browse its contents without having to struggle to decipher his handwriting.  To this end the RNRA would like to ask for volunteers to tackle this job. The journal has been scanned and saved as a PDF file which be accessed from this link.
http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/PDF_files/Rev_William_Elliot_Journal_s.pdf

If you think you can spare some time and tackle a portion of the journal please contact me editor@royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk

Thank you

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 on: 16 May 2017 09:47:53 AM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
LCI(L), (H) & (Q) spreadsheet

For anyone interested in these small ships, a spreadsheet listing all of these vessels can be viewed here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0HtqyYnmSXjMElwNThsZjJqWnc/view?usp=sharing
It contains all the information gathered so far.

If anyone can add detail to any of the entries please contact me editor@royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk

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 on: 16 May 2017 09:46:03 AM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
LCI(L), (H) & (Q) spreadsheet

For anyone interested in these small ships, a spreadsheet listing all of these vessels can be viewed here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0HtqyYnmSXjMElwNThsZjJqWnc/view?usp=sharing
It contains all the information gathered so far.

If anyone can add detail to any of the entries please contact me editor@royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk

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 on: 12 May 2017 08:35:08 AM 
Started by Fiona Murphy - Last Post by Fiona Murphy
Dear all,

I am researching the HMS Sheffield (C24) which was commissioned on 25 August 1937 and scrapped at Faslane in 1967.
Her nickname was the 'Shiny Sheff'.

I am trying to trace when exactly this Cruiser was docked at Swan Hunter's Wallsend Shipyard for repairs or a refit. It was possibly in 1962 - but I cannot say for sure.

If anyone can offer any information, please kindly me at fmurphy@keoghs.co.uk.

Thank you

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 on: 07 May 2017 09:59:02 AM 
Started by David Kipling - Last Post by spooks1959
A journal has surfaced written by a member of the crew during her 1908-10 commission in the Persian Gulf.

Kept by Able Seaman (Gunner) William Judson it follows him as part of the crew draft of the REDBREAST from RN Barracks Plymouth (H.M.S. VIVID) to Bombay and anti-smuggling patrols in the Persian Gulf from April 1908 until paying off in March 1910 and his subsequent return to H.M.S. VIVID.    

The journal is available in acrobat format from the link below.
http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/Judson_journal.htm

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 on: 02 May 2017 08:48:04 PM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
Does anyone know what "Elects M.A. Scheme from 25.1.40" and "Permanently under M.A. scheme from 30.9.43" refers to regarding a World War 2 RNR officer?

Thanks

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 on: 28 April 2017 03:57:17 PM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
This is a forum wide notification, apologies if the content of this message is not relevant to your interests.

The RN Research Archive usually only reviews a book and lets visitors to the site decide whether to buy or not, but 50% of the profits from the sale of Paul White’s ‘The Pussers Cook Book’ will be going to the R N & R M Children's Fund. http://rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk/

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