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Here's a picture of a later log book, c. 1799...but might be a place to start...

http://www.library.dal.ca/archives/trela/l.../privateers.htm

Ah - one from 1702...

http://www.explore.cornell.edu/scene.cfm?s...0-%20China%2009

Here's one that's a wee bit earlier, c. 1580

http://www.mdc.hr/dubrovnik/eng/pomorski/p...predmet-04.html

das

Great thanks!

Hector

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Thanks, Kass. I have a copy, but only single sided. Now I can make up a facsimile edition.

Hawkyns

:wacko:

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You're very welcome!

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Great stuff! How did you find it?!!

:ph34r:

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LOL I have a printed/bound copy of this pdf...it's one of the BEST sources I've ever seen, I can't believe there isn't an edition in print.

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I was looking for information on Elizabethan prices and stuff when I came across this page:

http://www.shipbrook.com/jeff/index.html

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Thank you for the wonderful links. I am very grateful. I have a pdf for the Exercising of the Great Guns, but I cannot find the original link for it. If anyone would like a copy, drop me your email into a PM. It's 12 pages and it goes through the step by step of firing great guns.

-William

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Do you mean this, William?

http://www.shipbrook.com/jeff/seagunner/

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Kass, you are the best. That was some GOOD STUFF!

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I thought you guys might like those. I just found it by accident when looking for something else. Thank the guy who put up the website! :rolleyes:

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KASS ROCKS!!!!!!! Thank you for the links!!!!! My son has burnt the printer up for the past hour!!!! B)

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Do you mean this, William?

http://www.shipbrook.com/jeff/seagunner/

Nope. That has a lot more detail about the exact details that a Master Gunner should know about ordinance, firing distances and the like.

The Exercising of the Great Guns is a step by step of the preparation of one pre measured weight of powder and all the steps to load and fire a cannon. It is a primary step by step that a gunner must perform when firing a gun. The quick how to for the common gunner.

Edit: DAAAAMN. I cannot find the original page anywhere, but here is what it looks like.

Gunexercise.jpg

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I have a question, my browzer will not support the PDF for this book. Is there any way I can find the approriate PDF I am currently using Adobe 7.0.7 and I can't down load alot of things any more? Thank You terry

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I've got the same Adobe Reader version and it works fine. Use a different browser if you have to.

William,

Not your book, but I found one called Exercise of the Small Arms and Great Guns for the Seamen on Board His Majestyos Ships (1778) May this contain similar info? It's 50 years off GAoP period, but surely there must be SOME applicability. I will keep looking for your title, also.

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fargon, you can download Adobie reader free off of the internet... sorry, I couldn't find a link for their page, but a simple search should find it....

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I've got the same Adobe Reader version and it works fine. Use a different browser if you have to.

William,

Not your book, but I found one called Exercise of the Small Arms and Great Guns for the Seamen on Board His Majestyos Ships (1778) May this contain similar info? It's 50 years off GAoP period, but surely there must be SOME applicability. I will keep looking for your title, also.

It very well might. I'd love that link or info as well.

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Outstanding. Thank you Mad Matt.

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'tis my pleasure, sir.

I can't wait t' get my hands on a copy!

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Thanks for posting the links Kass

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Ahoy mates!!! Me be lookin fer sum good websites on pirate lore and history ifin ye be in the given mood...much abliged scurvy scoundrels...much abliged

;);):lol:

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Pirates Info

GoF's Website

Foxe's Pirate Mythtory

And of course I have to shamelessly plug my own, althugh it seriously needs updating....... one day. Steele's Pyrates

These four should give you a good bit of information as I know the other three, as well as my own, try to research pretty in depth for historical accuracy as possible, from original source documents when possible.

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And a shamelsss plug of my own pirate site:

http://www.ThePirateKing.com

Everything you ever wanted to know about Pirates, Privateers, Explorers, Buccaneers, Sailing, Shipwrecks and Nautical Archaeology.

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