Ethnographic Arms & Armour
 

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 12 of 12
Search took 0.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Rick
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
Smile Essentially maybe Nando, but you went on to...

Essentially maybe Nando, but you went on to describe it I just searched for the
word origin. Yes, the first deck over the ballast which actually ties into our subject of the 'heads'.
This was...
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
Smile What is the origin of the word orlop? Origin of...

What is the origin of the word orlop?
Origin of orlop. 13751425; late Middle English overloppe < Middle Dutch over-loop covering, literally, an over-leap, equivalent to over- over- + -loopen to...
Forum: European Armoury 25th May 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
Well mates, it was called the poop deck from the...

Well mates, it was called the poop deck from the French for Stern; Poope
IIRC.
Forum: European Armoury 20th May 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
The Cathead is a beam that projects from the bow...

The Cathead is a beam that projects from the bow area where the stock of the anchor is secured when underway. The anchor is brought to the cathead and secured then the fluke end is 'fished' to secure...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
The deck surface was bare wood which was kept...

The deck surface was bare wood which was kept bright with holy stones. Going into combat they were wetted and sanded for traction.
The bulwarks and port lids often were painted red.

Speaking of...
Forum: European Armoury 19th May 2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
Arrhh, a tale from the poop deck I'll warrant.

Arrhh, a tale from the poop deck I'll warrant.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
I saw her after she had been raised at the Vasa...

I saw her after she had been raised at the Vasa museum back in 63-64; to see her in the flesh so to speak was fascinating.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
They used to refer to the lower gun deck as the...

They used to refer to the lower gun deck as the Slaughterhouse, and with good reason. It really must have been a hellish place during battle.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
It was a bit of psychology in action. Say you...

It was a bit of psychology in action.
Say you painted the gun decks white; can you imagine what the effects of seeing those walls covered in your mess mates' gore would have on you? :eek:
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
Yes, that's true.

Yes, that's true.
Forum: European Armoury 18th May 2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
Unhappy I Wish

Would that they were mine, Mark. :(
I picked up that image with no information included and my curiosity was piqued so I thought I'd put them up to get an idea of their age, type and origin from...
Forum: European Armoury 17th May 2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,997
Posted By Rick
Thumbs up Arrrrr, now don't be tellin' tell me ye picked...

Arrrrr, now don't be tellin' tell me ye picked that up at a Yaaard Sale Mate. ;)
Great find!
Showing results 1 to 12 of 12

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.