Naval Chronicle - 09 - December' 1721

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His Royal Majesty King George I of Great Britain.

Foreword

This month has seen the end of a hard-fought few months for dominance of the Caribbean with Spain just gaining the upper hand. The treaty signed was benifical for them, but, as always, the peace lasted little more than only a few days before hostility broke out once more.

December has also seen the editor's return. I have been most very busily employed elsewhere of late, but am happy to report that I am back on station and that I look forward to fighting alongside the brave Captains of St. George Squadron once more.

January's issue of the Chronicle will hopefully feature some slight tweaks and improvements. After all, 9 issues along, one is bound to discover optimizations, etc..

So, I wish all my fellow Captains a merry Christmas and happy new year!


Enjoy!


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Admiralty News

Awards

The Senior Officers have discussed and voted in accordance with the rules of the Squadron for those medals that are to be distributed this month. They hereby announce this month's awards:

Award MC.gif Captain Sir Kyle McAvoy

Dear Sirs,

Captain McAvoy has distinguished himself over the last three nights despite losses incurred by him and against great odds. For the past three evenings he has gone out with me and otehr Captains of SGS and allied British societies in attacking and defending against the hated Dons and French. At Puerta del Principe he continued on with myself and other squadron mates at we tried to attack the shipping at that port and were waylaid by pirates, though outnumbered and outgunned, he helped to send a Rat to the bottom before being forced out of the fight with critical damage.

He did the same one night later at D'Lisle as we engaged some Dons of TIS and his Mascedon was damaged first in a 1 v1 and then again as he came in to reinforce us against the Spanish. And again last night defending Puerto Cabezas from the French, he again had nis Macedon heavily damaged by dishonarable pirates.

This kind of sacrafice and tenacity should be rewarded and so I reccommend him for a Military Cross.

Thank you

Sincerely

Captain Sir Roderick Morrow KCMG RN


Award Admirals.gif Captain Chris McDella

Like to nominate Captain McDella for his help in getting me to level 50 and setting up the other things like the ecomany and answering many questions i have been asking him

Nominated by: Captain Paul Melhuish


Promotions

The Senior Officers convened in the end of last month to evaluate the actions and conduct of our Captains. They have voted on this month's promotions, in accordance with the rules governing the Squadron, and have seen fit to promote the following officers:

Rank KnightCommander.jpg Roderick Morrow

Rank Knight.jpg Kyle McAvoy

Rank Esquire.jpg William Pole

Rank Esquire.jpg Paul Melhuish

Rank Master.jpg Charles Beamish


Recruits

The following Captains have joined our honourable Squadron. We bid them welcome and look forward to sailing alongside them into the fray of many a battle to further the interests of His Britannic Majesty's Royal Navy:

Rank Gentleman.jpg Geoffrey Thorpe

Rank Gentleman.jpg Sam Sparrow

Rank Gentleman.jpg Valxeva Thoresque

Rank Gentleman.jpg Simon Tredrea

Rank Gentleman.jpg Thomas Chadwick

Rank Gentleman.jpg Alexander Lias

Rank Gentleman.jpg Morgan Arcaine

Rank Gentleman.jpg James Taylor


Ships Launched

The following ships have been launched and commissioned to Captains of the St. George Squadron:

Ship Class Captain Shipyard
HMS Bronze Dragon, 72 Wenden, third-rate Captain Paul Melhuish
HMS Crown, 62 Valiant, third-rate Captain James A. B. Clonfert
HMS Fisher King, 44 Capricieux Mastercraft, fifth-rate Captain Lias
HMS Hades, 54 Macedon, fourth-rate Captain Sir Roderick Morrow
HMS Nimrod, 92 Trinity, second-rate Captain Sir James Castor
HMS Resolution, 54 Macedon, fourth-rate Mr. Thorpe
HMS Restless, 44 Mercy, fifth-rate Mr. Thorpe
HMS Royal William, 100 Prince, first-rate Mr. Naseby
HMS Tigershark, 42 Tigre Mastercraft, Fifth-rate Captain Paul Melhuish
HMS Vanguard, 100 Trinity, second-rate Captain Iredale
HMS Watermark, 44 Mercy, fifth-rate Captain Lias

Services and businesses

Here follows a list of the major shipyards, plantations, mining industries, etc., present in the Caribbean which offer their services to the Squadron.

Pepys Naval Contracting

Our contracting business has been in operation in Turtling bay for close to 2 years now and we are quite experienced at build ships of all classes and sizes. We have built a second rate, three third rates and numerous small ships. We are one of the few firms that stock Lineship Bundles and operate on a contractual build basis. Please inquire or Samuel Pepys or William Benbow if you need to hire use for a building contract!

Contacts: Samuel Pepys & William Benbow


Fletcher Ironworks

Captain Walter Fletcher is proud to present his most excellent Ironworks. Situated in Puerto Cabezas, Fletcher Ironworks is built as the Navy Board Business Page Model.

Available to satisfy all your Iron needs.

Contacts: Walter Fletcher


WSW Shipyards

Ladies and Gentlemen of the SGS I would like to offer the sevices of WSW's shipyards should you be needing any assistance in the production of ships and outfittings please direct ingame mail to Emlyn Thomas with your requirements. To all SGS members i offer the terms of agreememnt that are:

Our pledge to you is to build and place your new ship with you within 24 hours of your order being placed all ships will be priced at the rate of cost+tax+structure upkeep+15 dubloons/hour for labour+10%. We can also outfit these ships with the best permanent outfittings available upon request.

We pride ourselves to be able to complete all orders with this expediance and to date have completed orders for Lady Nellie, Captain the Baron Robert Middlemore, Captain Wilkes, Captain the Baron Leo Davis & Captain Roderick Morrow.

We have a vast stock of reserves available for ready use allowing us to complete these orders within the time frame above so feel free to drop me a line.

Contacts: Mark Jones & Emlyn Thomas


Yucatan Arsenal

The Yucatan Arsenal is a purveyour of all fine "goods of war". From powders, to shot, to cannon mods, to all the expertly trained crew one needs. "You provide the ship, we will provide the tools".

First Rate Powders, AO Well Made, Mast Brace Well Made, Cannon First Rate, All Experts, All Ammo, All Craftable Offensive Mods, Iron, Bronze, Zinc, Anchors, Nails and the Lot

Contacts: Dirty Nellie



Squadron News

Treaty signed in Europe

The current situation in the Caribbean has led the political powers of Europe to sign a treaty granting Spain, and Great Britain to a lesser degree, considerable benefits in terms of tax and trade. The treaty, signed by the Regents of the European powers also returns all ports to their original owners. The East India Company is most pleased at seeing her ports returned, but also clearly disappointed with the disadvantegous legislation now governing their trade in relation to Spain. Open fighting is expected to break out within the next few days as the Nations vie for dominance of the Caribbean once again.

The Dutch government has ranked the relative strengths of the Europeans nations, and the coalition of pirates in the Caribbean, from strongest to weakest accordingly:

SPAIN.JPG Spain

BRITAIN.JPG Great Britain

FRANCE.JPG France

PIRATE.JPG Pirates



Naval Engagements

Here follows a summary of engagements, actions and battles in which our British ships have taken part during the month. For ship-to-ship duels and flotilla actions, the result column depicts the damage given to each ship. Critical damage in this column represents that the ship sank but lost a point of durability rather than being lost forever.

The red text depicting losses is also used in tables summarizing Port Battles. The black number gives the amount of ships present, and the red number in brackets gives losses.

If any Captain finds any errors in the following account, feel free to edit the erroneous details. Also, the Editor cannot sufficiently stress the appreciation of each report to reach the Admiralty. So do, if at all possible, make a note or two to add to the Chronicle, and deliver it to Captain Viscount Collister via pm, mail or in person.


December 1st

Battle of Port of Spain:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 9 (1) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Pude 24 (0) Victory


Battle of Caracas:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 7 (1) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Pude 24 (0) Victory


Battle of Leogane:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 24 (20) Defeat
FRANCE.JPG Admiral de Badas 24 (6) Victory


Battle of St. John's:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 23 (4) Victory
FRANCE.JPG Admiral Pierrick 22 (8) Defeat



December 2nd

Battle of Santiago:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 10 (0) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG ? 24 (0) Victory


Battle of Bridgetown:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 22 (13) Defeat
FRANCE.JPG Admiral Pliskin 24 (1) Victory


December 3rd

Battle of Bluefields:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 24 (21) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Peres 24 (14) Victory


Battle of Belize:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 24 (0) Victory
SPAIN.JPG ? 24 (15) Defeat



December 5th

Battle of Basseterre:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 22 (2) Victory
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Stokes 19 (11) Defeat


Battle of Puerto Cabezas:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Courtney 24 (0) Victory
SPAIN.JPG ? 5 (0) Defeat



December 6th

Battle of Cayo de Marquis:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 24 (14) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Stokes 24 (3) Victory


Battle of Nassau:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Cumberland 16 (11) Defeat
FRANCE.JPG Admiral Pliskin 24 (3) Victory



December 7th

Battle of Puerta de Plata:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 19 (9) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Stokes 24 (0) Victory



December 8th

Battle of West End:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 20 (0) Victory
FRANCE.JPG Admiral Stokes 9 (0) Defeat



December 11th

Battle of Port Saint Joe:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 22 (?) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Stokes 24 (?) Victory


Battle of Gibara:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 24 (1) Victory
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Dalton 24 (9) Defeat


Battle of Santo Domingo:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 21 (?) Victory
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Dalton 19 (?) Defeat


Battle of Bluefields:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 24 (6) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Stokes 24 (12) Victory



December 16th

Battle of Puerto de Plata:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Cumberland & eagle 24 (2) Victory
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Peres 23 (9) Defeat



December 18th

Battle of Santiago:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG ? 24 (21) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Peres 24 (4) Victory


Battle of Turtling Bay:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Orde 24 (7) Victory
PIRATE.JPG ? 17 (17) Defeat



December 21st

Battle of Port of Spain:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 24 (6) Defeat
SPAIN.JPG Admiral Peres 22 (12) Victory



December 23rd

Battle of Santo Domingo:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Blackheart 24 (0) Victory
SPAIN.JPG ? 13 (0) Defeat


Battle of Puerta del Plata:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 24 (6) Victory
PIRATE.JPG ? 21 (16) Defeat



December 24th

Battle of West End:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Blackheart 15 (4) Victory
FRANCE.JPG Admiral le Danois 15 (0) Defeat



December 27th

Battle of Nassau:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Blackheart 24 (16) Defeat
PIRATE.JPG Admiral Vlad 24 (4) Victory



December 28th

Battle of Portobelo:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 24 (0) Victory
SPAIN.JPG ? 8 (2) Defeat



December 29th

Battle of Caracas:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 24 (0) Victory
SPAIN.JPG ? 13 (0) Defeat



Battle of Cartagena:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Wild Fire 20 (0) Victory
SPAIN.JPG ? 10 (0) Defeat



December 30th

Battle of Maracaibo:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admirals Wild Fire & Cumberland 24 (0) Victory
SPAIN.JPG ? 10 (0) Defeat



December 31st

Battle of Roseau:

Nat. Admiral Ships Outcome
BRITAIN.JPG Admiral Cumberland 19 (0) Victory
FRANCE.JPG ? 9 (0) Defeat



World News

Ships Launched in Europe

The following ships were launched in Europe this month:

Ship Class Shipyard