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Straits of Banca

24th January 1744/45 (1745/02/04 NS)
Part of : War of the Austrian Succession (1740/12/16 - 1748/10/18)
Previous action : Action of 1745-01-08 8.1.1744/45
Next action : Expedition against Louisbourg 20.3.1744/45 - 28.6.1746

 

Great Britain

 
British Ships,
Curtis BarnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1756
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Deptford (60) 1732-1767
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
John PhillipsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1745
Fleet Flagship
Preston (50) 1742-1749
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Lord George Carnegie (6th Earl of Northesk)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
 

Royaume de France

 
French East Indiamen
Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Hercule (48) 1739-1745
French 48 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
Philippe Dufresne de La VilleherbéFrench
Merchant Sailor
Service 1744-1745
Captured
Le Jason (24) 1739-1745
French 24 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
Jacques Magon de la MettrieFrench
Merchant Sailor
Service 1743-1745
Captured
Le Dauphin (24) 1743-1745
French 24 Gun
Merchant Ship
Richard Butler de TroverneFrench
Ship Owner
Merchant Sailor
Service 1737-1746
Captured
 

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Posted by Albert Parker on Sunday 15th of May 2022 01:50

"the morning of the 5th Feb 1745, in the Gregorian calendar, would be noted as the 4th February in a British ships log."

The naval calendar was AHEAD of the civil calendar. The naval day February 5, 1745, ran from noon on February 4 in the civil calendar to the noon on February 5. The morning of a civil day is found under that date in a British log, but the afternoon is found in the next day. When times are noted in logs and journals, PM times are given first, AM times follow. Events that occurred on the morning of February 5 in the calendar used by the French navy and the Compagnie des Indes Orientales would be found on the morning of January 25 in British naval officers' logs, journals, and reports; the afternoon of Gregorian February 5 would be referred to as "January 26" in British naval records. As far as I can tell from the French documents I have seen, the French navy and merchant marine used a midnight to midnight day, not a noon to noon day.


Posted by Cy on Tuesday 15th of March 2022 08:46

Just to clear any possible confusion.

The date of 25th Janusary 1744 is from an English source, England used the Julian calendar until 2nd September 1752. The Julian calendar was at this time 11 days behind the Gregorian calendar used in most of europe and the first day of the year was 25 March not 1st January, hence the 1744/45 date display.

This means that the 25th January 1744 is the same day as the 4th February 1745 in the Gregorian calendar.

An added complecation is that the British navy's official day did not start until noon, so the morning of the 5th Feb 1745, in the Gregorian calendar, would be noted as the 4th February in a British ships log.

I have added a converted Gregorian date after the Julian one to try and help.

 

Also a look at the  Definitions page might help.


Posted by regis on Sunday 13th of March 2022 15:12

conversion de date donne en calendrier grégorien : 07/03/1745


Posted by regis on Sunday 13th of March 2022 15:00

vrai mais en julien calendrier de la source anglaise
date 25 janvier 1745 en calendrier grégorien
gros problème pour toute la période avant 1760


Posted by Jean-Paul MOREL on Sunday 13th of March 2022 14:51

La capture au détroit de Banca de ces trois vaisseaux français n'a pas eu lieu le 25 janvier 1745 mais le 5 février. Voir le site pierre-poivre sur le web avec les mots Maverick Deptford Preston. Plusieurs documents en référence.

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