Waterbodies & Maritime => Vessels => Topic started by: Bilgerat on October 13, 2012, 22:12:14

Title: HMS Polyphemus (1782 - 1827)
Post by: Bilgerat on October 13, 2012, 22:12:14
Now found at https://www.kenthistoryforum.com/index.php?topic=197 (https://www.kenthistoryforum.com/index.php?topic=197)
Title: Re: HMS Polyphemus (1782 - 1827)
Post by: akuk on August 25, 2013, 15:23:12
I wonder if the HMS Polyphemus is represented in this print. It is by Fairburn of the Battle of Copenhagen and in the Sackville Family Collection (U.269) in the Archive at Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone. This image is a detail and I assume there is a legend as the ships are numbered. I'll call it up next week when there, to see.
Title: Re: HMS Polyphemus (1782 - 1827)
Post by: Sentinel S4 on August 25, 2013, 20:07:03
Yet again you have nailed it Bilgerat. Nice one well done.

S4.
Title: Re: HMS Polyphemus (1782 - 1827)
Post by: Bilgerat on August 26, 2013, 13:14:15
Many thanks for posting the picture akuk and for the kind comments S4. Here's a picture which shows which ships were where at the Battle of Copenhagen. As you can see, HMS Polyphemus was in the ideal position to cover HMS Isis when that ship got into trouble.

(https://i.imgur.com/b4mSncV.jpg?2)

Here's a map showing the positions of the various ships in the fleet at Trafalgar. Although she was towards the rear of Collingwood's column, she was ahead of HMS Dreadnought (98 - sister ship to the Kent built ships HMS Temeraire and HMS Neptune) and HMS Swiftsure (74).

(https://i.imgur.com/T4XLXDz.png)
Title: Re: HMS Polyphemus (1782 - 1827)
Post by: petermilly on August 26, 2013, 17:56:55
Thank you once again Bilgerat a very good read
Title: Re: HMS Polyphemus (1782 - 1827)
Post by: Bilgerat on August 27, 2013, 22:32:45
Thank you all for your kind comments. I don't know if anyone has noticed, but this one slipped in under the radar. I first posted it in October last year :)
Title: Re: HMS Polyphemus (1782 - 1827)
Post by: petermilly on August 28, 2013, 07:38:20
Sorry Bilgerat, I only joined the site in the July and was still finding my feet, so an extra thank you from me for posting it a second time..... :) :)