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Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« on: Thursday 28 February 19 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi please could some one help me decipher the ships my ancestor served on when in the Royal Marines?
I think the first is HMS Lightening which was renamed the Larne in 1832. The next one is the Conway. I and stuck on the 3rd M??????don and crocodile, I am also stuck on the next one starting with a V (maybe vengeance?) . I think the next two are the Dauntless and the Pylades.
Best wishes Emma
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)

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Re: Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 February 19 21:23 GMT (UK) »

I agree with all tht you have listed.

How about Myrmidon ?  Mirmidon ?

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Re: Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 February 19 21:24 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 February 19 21:25 GMT (UK) »
I agree with "Vengeance" and the rest. Can't make out the one beginning with M. Merrydon?

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Re: Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 February 19 21:43 GMT (UK) »
I think it reads as:-
Larne & Lightning
Mirmydon & Crocodile
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WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 February 19 21:56 GMT (UK) »
H.M.S. Crocodile
Naval database  -  a list of ships with alphabetical index. Entry for each ship has voyages.
www.pbenyon.plus.com
Mirmydon is there. I didn't look for the rest.
The fourth H.M.S. Crocodile was wrecked in 1867.


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Re: Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 February 19 22:33 GMT (UK) »

I agree with all tht you have listed.

How about Myrmidon ?  Mirmidon ?

Sandra

Hi Sandra,

Thanks for getting back to me. I think you are right with Myrmidon, there was a hms myrmidon in the right place at the right time. Thanks for your help.

Best wishes Emma :)
Sweetland (Chard/Yarcoombe/Honiton)
Garret/Stacey (Somerset)
Boultern/Boulton (Reading)
Crowther (Wolverhampton/Wednesbury/Birmingham)
Myres (Wolverhampton)
Palmer (Nottingham)
Cosby (Leighton Buzzard/Woodstock/Kidlington)
Hope (Oxford/Kidlington/Woodstock)
Williams (Yorkshire/Conisborough)
Draper (Bow Brickhill)
Draper Smith (Bow Brickhill/Woburn Sands)
Smith (Woburn Sands)

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Re: Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 February 19 22:57 GMT (UK) »

Pleased to help. Never heard of it before though  ;)

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Re: Please can someone decifer the names of these ships?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 March 19 01:16 GMT (UK) »

Pleased to help. Never heard of it before though  ;)

Sandra
Mythical origin. Reading one of the links reminded me that I'd come across the name in a story or drama.