Present in abstract in. At night it turned into a storm. This formal invitation came about by the letter from the Immortal Seven on 18/28 June. The names of the ships on the below list were taken from a contemporary source5, but have been compared with data based on manscripts5b. The ships Montagu, Jersey, Nonpareil and Constant Warwick anchored at Spithead. The Glorious Revolution came about by an invasion of England by William III Prince of Orange and Stadholder of the United Provinces. The English fleet was still in pursuit and had reached the height of Whight or Portland when it met the storm. On 17/27 October Dartmouth at Oaz Edge communicated that weather permitted the fleet would go to the Gunfleet9. - Youtube - Fill the Coffers -. James’s first cousin, King Louis XIV of France, said he would help James regain power. See appendix I. It had serious defects in the number of men as well as in the quality of its crews. James returned to Dublin and left his forces under the command of Richard Hamilton. The invasion of England required a mobilization of the fleet and the army, hiring a very expensive transport fleet and hiring even more troops to stand-in for those moving to England. Ship Sailed to the Med. In all probability Dartmouth could not have wun by the regular artillery exchange, but he could have suffered a serious defeat. Yet, the OOB has 33 3&4 rates and 2 6th rates for this date. He had made an Irish Catholic the Lord Deputy of Ireland (Richard Talbot), and re-admitted Catholics into the Irish Parliament, public office, and had replaced Protestant officers with Roman Catholic officers in the army. At the place the horses only had to swim for 20 yards. On 1/11 October Lord Dartmouth had taken command of the fleet that had been under Strickland's orders. in early 1690, 8 jun 1689 still van der Esch, also had Scheepers and VA van Styrum OHC 2 Nov 88, One of the Utrechts was left in UP, Present at Beachy head, 1) For the statement about 30 ships of the line see, 2) Histoire Naval d'Angleterre Lyon 1751 vol. News' started by modernknight1, Nov 15, 2012. The same went for the Montague/Edgar and Constant Warwick/Dunkirk. At 20:00PM the fleet rounded Southsands head. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Cannon and mortar fire were exchanged, and disease took hold within the city. Joined: Sep 7, 2009 Messages: 2,091 Gender: Male Occupation: underwater BB stacker and amatuer basket weaver Location: USA. by modernknight1, Nov 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM modernknight1 Field Marshall of Hot Tubs Banned. The place of anchorage was put more precise by Collins as: 'between Sledway and the Longsand head, the Naze bearing West and the church of Bawdsey (N.E. At noon on the 4/14 Russel came on board William's ship with pilots that had to steer to a position before Dartmouth (a place just south of Torbay), on the next morning. Aberfan Disaster 21st October 1966: 116 children and 28 adults killed, A signed copy of my book ? The 'Invasion' started on a quiet Thursday afternoon, if any afternoon can be called quiet at Schiphol airport. The Dutch fleet was secretly mobilized, but a part was displayed when 24 ships set sail on pretense of protecting the merchant fleet. The Montague, the docking Centurion and the Assurance 'bore away in distress' were not present. (I.R.A) – History & Background. All men of war continued at sea, where they weathered a severe storm for six hours on the 27th/6th. The Elizabeth and Pendennis were not ready, the latter missing 240 men on 13/23 Oct. half N.' He also pointed out that the Katherine Yacht was sent east; the Kitchen Yacht south and the Saudados north. - FAQ On 7 December, with the army a short distance away, thirteen apprentice boys seized the city keys and locked the gates. In Dartmouth's account: 'Just at the break of dawn on Saturday morning (3/13 Nov), we saw 13 sail about three leagues to windward of us; etc', 'I got all ready to sail with the fleet on Saturday, but the sea came in so heavy, and the tide fell so cross, that we could not till yesterday (4/14 November) morning15. King James and his retinue rode to within 300 yards of Bishop’s Gate and demanded the surrender of the city. It's quite probable that given the opportunity Dartmouth would have attacked. It would be a mistake to think that the Dutch navy therefore counted 57 ships in 1688. On the 19/29 November the fleet had only 22 ships together when it sighted the Dutch in Torbay at noon and could do nothing but retreat. The elderly Alexander MacDonnell, 3rd Earl of Antrim, was ordered to replace them with a more trustworthy force. The next day the wind turned north and then north west. The Siege of Derry (Irish: Léigear Dhoire) involved a pre-emptive lockdown of the city gates in December 1688 and a violent defensive action lasting from 18 April to 28 July 1689, during the Williamite War in Ireland. He mentions 2 fireships, 6 men of war that had sailed with him, and 4 that James II knew very well not to have sailed with him17. In this regard it might be interesting to wonder what would have happened if at the sighting on 3/13 November the English would have been able to get nearer the Dutch. On the death of the Elector of Brandenburg on 29 April 1688, Bentinck was sent to compliment the new elector. He communicated to Pepys that the wind was easterly, and again that he intended to go to Gunfleet10. The Dutch would have been hindered by having to protect the transports, the English by their own deficiencies. 2, page 682 has this 1/11 October 1688 list of the English navy. - Twitter - Facebook - iTunes - Android - On 17 October Dartmouth confirmed the arrival of the 'Portsmouth' ships that he could yet expect (Dreadnought; Plymouth; Diamond) and the expected arrival of the Elizabeth and Pendennis3. The potential strength was much higher, because none of the heavier (70+guns) ships had been equipped. Slightly different, but preferrable is the list as printed in. Thanks to YOUR votes, GOG.com now sells: The Saudados and Bonaventure were in The Downs. Since then he sailed with Ebb and the wind S.S.E., and hoped to clear the Galloper. The Speedwell had gone to Poole and lost her mainmast. - Episode Guide - About - Subscribe - History of his own time. 5b) Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, by J.C. de Jonge, printed Kruseman 1860. (, Officially now Rev. The English navy's failure to stop the 1688 invasion fleet is often attributed to contrary winds and tides at the moment it sighted the Dutch fleet. The Derry City Governor, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lundy, turned away reinforcements led by Colonel Cunningham, which had arrived in the River Foyle, telling them that the city was to be surrendered. All this prompted James II to equip a fleet of about 15 ships under Roger Strickland, a Catholic. Their slogan was “No Surrender”.. Because of the lack of light frigates Dartmouth would be plagued by having to use ships of his line as scout vessels. of the Highland of St. Albans. The fleet stayed at Gunfleet a while and was said to count 32 fighting ships and 13 burners on 29/8 November12. Hasty pressing of men/boys and using soldiers to fill up the crews had caused this. This was to refresh the troops and to unload the heavy supplies and artillery at Topsham. It thought it might have to settle for a landing near fortified Plymouth, because the wind was still blowing from the east, though somewhat calmer. 2.1 The English navy during the first invasion attempt 19/29 Oct. 2.2 The English fleet that tried to intercept the Invasion fleet, 6.2 Landing at Torbay and Failure of the English interception, 7.2 English naval attempt after the landings, Memoirs of transactions at Sea during the war with France, life Journals and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Sailed to the Mediterranean in early 1690, capt Manard in Adam ohc3may1689. The city had endured 105 days of siege during which some 8000 people of a population of 30,000 were said to have died. They in no way reflect my own opinions and I take no responsibility for any inaccuracies or factual errors. The Siege Of Derry 1689 – What’s it all about? On 5/15 November Dartmouth sent a letter to King James II which nicely confirms which capital ships were in his fleet. On 12/22 November the Saint Albans; Woolwich and Newcastle arrived. The army destined for the invasion was then ordered to a two-month camp near Nijmegen. On 13/23 December the Catholic officers were forced to step down and the struggle against the Dutch ended. On 17/27 the fleet arrived near the Isle of Whight. Vote now to add Pirates of the Caribbean to the list! In it the number of men on the English ships weighs less, on the Dutch side the number of guns weighs less. He reported the Half Moon and Charles fireships as arrived. Up till noon of the 2/12th the fleet tried to steer north, but when that proved impossible it steered west. For him missing meant originally assigned to him and now not with him. The end-result of all these preparations and maneuvers was that the fleet was not in a good position to intercept the Dutch. Richard Talbot, who was acting as James’s viceroy in Ireland, was eager to ensure that all strongholds in the country were held by garrisons loyal to James. "Who's the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?” — Jedi Proverb (, A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. We also have the journal of Captain Grenville Collins, published in the work of the Historical Manuscripts Commission. It could not resist it, was blown back to Beachy head and finally anchored in The Downs. - Sea Dogs Most of the Irish population were Catholic, and James had given them some real concessions during his reign. On the evening tide of 1/11 November the invasion fleet sailed a second time.