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by Anatol
Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Battle of the Narrow Seas (1602)
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Battle of the Narrow Seas (1602)

The Battle of the Narrow Seas, also known as the Battle of the Goodwin Sands or Battle of the Dover Straits was a naval engagement that took place on 3–4 October 1602 during the Anglo-Spanish War of 1585 and part of the Dutch Revolt. In 1602 Frederico Spinola, younger brother of Ambrogio Spinola, ha...
by Anatol
Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:00 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) (Continuation) March of the Invincible Armada
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) (Continuation) Return journey across the North Sea)

The very first difficulties after the Battle of Gravelines broke the Spanish admiral. The Spaniards had to abandon the idea of joining up with the forces of the Duke of Parma. He could not get through to Holland to repair ships and replenish ammunition, so he decided to return back to Spain through ...
by Anatol
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) (Continuation) March of the Invincible Armada
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) (Continuation)Justinus van Nassau and the Spanish Armada

Justinus van Nassau (1559–1631) was the only extramarital child of William the Silent. His mother was Eva Elincx, William's mistress between his first and second marriages. William of Orange recognized Justinus and raised him with his other children. Justinus studied in Leiden and became Lieutenant-...
by Anatol
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:37 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) (Continuation) March of the Invincible Armada
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) (Continuation)Battle of Gravelines

Тhe small port of Gravelines was part of Flanders in the Spanish Netherlands close to the border with France, and was the closest Spanish territory to England. Before dawn on August 8, Medina Sidonia struggled to regather his fleet after the fireships scattered it, and was reluctant to sail further ...
by Anatol
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:20 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) (Continuation) March of the Invincible Armada
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) (Continuation) March of the Invincible Armada

The appointed commander of the naval forces of the Armada was the highly experienced Marquis of Santa Cruz while Alexander Farnese would be in command of the invasion forces. Unfortunately, Santa Cruz died in February 1588 and the Duke of Medina Sidonia, a high-born courtier, took his place. While a...
by Anatol
Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604 Invincible armada
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604. Lope de Vega and the Spanish Navy

Lope de Vega is one of the founders of Spanish drama. He worked during the Renaissance. His literary heritage, in addition to novels, poems and sonnets, includes more than 2,000 plays, of which 426 have survived to this day. Spanish literature of the 16th century is represented by two people of enor...
by Anatol
Sun Feb 25, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604 Invincible armada
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604.John Hawkins and the Spanish Armada.

Sir John Hawkins (also spelled Hawkyns) (1532 – 12 November 1595) was an English naval commander, naval administrator, privateer and slave trader. Hawkins pioneered, and was an early promoter of, English involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. He is considered to be the first English merchant to pr...
by Anatol
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604 Invincible armada
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604 Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada Invincible armada

The Cadix Raid The Spanish king planned to invade England, for which a large fleet was assembled in Cadiz and Lisbon, later known as the Invincible Armada. Sir Francis Drake, having learned about this, suggested that Elizabeth I launch a preemptive strike and attack Spanish ships right in the ports....
by Anatol
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604 Invincible armada
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604 Invincible armada

In the second half of the 16th century a series of economic, political, and religious circumstances created tensions in the relations between England and Spain. Protestant England came into direct confrontation with Catholic Spain; Elizabeth I of England had been excommunicated by Pope Pius V in 157...
by Anatol
Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: TITANIA (1866 - 1910) TEA CLIPPER
Replies: 0
Views: 256

TITANIA (1866 - 1910) TEA CLIPPER

The Titania, was a composite hulled "tea clipper" built by by Robert Steele & Co. in Greenock, Scotland in 1866 that had a long and storied career. The Titania, was one of these splendid British clippers and was launched on November 26, 1866. At her launchings, she measured in length, ...
by Anatol
Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: 'Konung Karl'- Swedish First Rate ship of the line (1694)
Replies: 0
Views: 449

'Konung Karl'- Swedish First Rate ship of the line (1694)

“Konung Carl”, a ship of the line armed with 108 cannons and was one of the few three deckers made for the Swedish navy. Also known as "Carolus Rex". “Konung Karl” built in 1694 built by Charles Sheldon at the Karlskrona shipyard. named after King Carl, she was 54m (177ft) in length at the...
by Anatol
Fri Feb 09, 2024 3:58 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: HMS Montagu- British ship of the line (1779)
Replies: 0
Views: 381

HMS Montagu- British ship of the line (1779)

HMS Montague was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 28 August 1779 at Chatham Dockyard. The second ship of the Royal Navy, named after the Dukes of Montagu. Participated in the American War of Independence. Was at Cape Finisterre and in the Battle of Moonlight, at Ma...
by Anatol
Wed Feb 07, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Poltava
Replies: 7
Views: 4966

Re: Poltava

Poltava (Russian: Полтава) was a 54-gun ship of the line of the Russian Navy that was launched on 15 June 1712 from Saint Petersburg. The ship was named after an important for Russia victory over the Swedish Empire in the Battle of Poltava and became the first battleship laid down and built at the S...
by Anatol
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: “Chesapeake”-heavy frigate of the United States Navy (1799)
Replies: 0
Views: 686

“Chesapeake”-heavy frigate of the United States Navy (1799)

USS Chesapeake, a 36-gun heavy frigate of 1244 tons, was built at the Gosport Navy Yard, at Portsmouth, Virginia. Launched at the Gosport Navy Yard on 2 December 1799. Commissioned during the first part of 1800, she operated off the southern United States and in the West Indies during the Quasi-War ...
by Anatol
Sat Feb 03, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Bellerophon HMS-ship of the line (1786)
Replies: 0
Views: 764

Bellerophon HMS-ship of the line (1786)

HMS Bellerophon, known to sailors as the "Billy Ruffian", was a ship of the line of the Royal Navy. A third-rate of 74 guns, she was launched in 1786. Bellerophon served during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, mostly on blockades or convoy escort duties. She fought in three fl...