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Dealers in Fine Postage Stamps and Postal History - Valuations for Probate and Insurance
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1796  ENTIRE HEADED "H.M. SHIP  MERMAID, FORT ROYAL, 30TH SEPT 1796" from Charles Claridge to his father in London.  Charles had been Acting Master of the Ariadne but REMOVED THROUGH THE "TIRANNICAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE "MAD BALL" THEN OUR CAPTAIN".  He was court martialled...

1796  ENTIRE HEADED "H.M. SHIP  MERMAID, FORT ROYAL, 30TH SEPT 1796" from Charles Claridge to his father in London.  Charles had been Acting Master of the Ariadne but REMOVED THROUGH THE "TIRANNICAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE "MAD BALL" THEN OUR CAPTAIN".  He was court martialled...


...on Five counts - 3 unproven and 2 proven.  After meeting with the Admiral (having been reduced to Petty Officer) he was allowed to serve on the Mermaid.  AN INTERESTING INSIGHT TO LIFE IN THE NAVY!  Very fine content re other naval matters.



Item reference: 4423

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