Thursday, September 17, 2009

Spanish Alliance Signed

Yesterday was an historic event that shook the world. Admiral Voltaire met with King Carlos III of Spain and ThomasK Austria Governor and foreign minister to sign an alliance. The King made a gesture to the Americas, Texas and Austria that he would not ascend to his throne in front of his Allies for he felt they were equals as friends. We welcome an alliance with such a prestigious naval power Admiral Boccaccio pronounced.

King Carlos III expressed great joy to begin exchanging of cultures and ideas with the Nations of Americas and Austria. His Majesty also expressed that the Alliance will provide greater protection to the people of the world against the threat of Piracy and British aggression. Admiral Voltaire and Governor ThomasK expressed their agreement in solidarity as the result of the signing of the Treaty.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Russian Alliance Signed

Today Andrei Seetan Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy and his attaché Captain 1st. grade Elizabeth Walpanheim met with Admiral of the Continental Fleet Voltaire Boccaccio to finalize an alliance between our two states. The Imperial Russian Navy will give much needed assistance in the war with the Jabberwock pirates and the Royal Antiquity Navy. Admiral Boccaccio stated that he is very pleased to have an ally with such a long and victorious naval heritage.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


SCS Schooner
20 HP
12 cannons
Iron Angle of 35 degress plus or minus from zero

Sailing: West
Wind Angel: 116 deg
Wind Speed:5.24 m/s
Ground Speed: 6.42 m/s
Sail Angle: -58 deg
Sheet Angle 58 deg

Sailing: Northwest
Wind Angle: -173 deg
Wind Speed: 5.84 m/s
Ground Speed: 2.87 m/s
Sail Angle: 90 deg
Sheet Angle: 90 deg

Sailing: Northeast
Wind Angle: -108 deg
Wind Speed: 8.56 m/s
Ground Speed: 7.56 m/s
Sail Angle: 51 deg
Sheet Angle: 51 deg

Sailing: East
Wind Angle: -61 deg
Wind Speed: 7.30 m/s
Ground Speed: 7.32 m/s
Sail Angle: 29 deg
Sheet Angle: 29 deg


Russian Navy Jack
Russian Navy Ensign

The Imperial Russian Baltic Fleet was created during the Great Northern War (1700-1721) at the instigation of Peter the Great. They had many victories such as Battle of Gangut and the Battle of Grengam.

The Black Sea Fleet is considered to have been founded by Prince Potemkin in 1783. Formerly commanded by such legendary admirals as Dmitriy Senyavin and Pavel Nakhimov, it is a fleet of enormous historical and political importance for Russia. In 1790, Russian naval forces under the command of admiral Fyodor Ushakov defeated the Turkish fleet at the Battle of Kerch Strait.

In 1788 John Paul Jones after the Revolutionary War entered into the service of the Empress Catherine II of Russia as a rear admiral aboard the 24-gun flagship Vladimir, he took part in the naval campaign in the Liman against the Turks. Jones successfully repulsed Ottoman forces from the area.


Saturday, August 15, 2009


The British Expeditionary Force or BEF uniform comes with a number of options:
  • White splatterdashes, red waistcoat, and red breeches
  • Black spats white stockings, white waistcoat, and white breeches
  • Red coat unbutton and buttoned
Uniform references came from:

Thursday, August 6, 2009


The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the snake is the legend "DONT TREAD ON ME". The flag was designed by and is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. It was also used by The United States Marine Corps as an early motto flag.

In fall 1775, the United States Navy was established to intercept incoming British ships carrying war supplies to the British troops in the colonies. To aid in this, the Second Continental Congress authorized the mustering of five companies of Marines to accompany the Navy on their first mission. The first Marines that enlisted were from Philadelphia and they carried drums painted yellow, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, and the motto "Don't Tread On Me." This is the first recorded mention of the future Gadsden flag's symbolism.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Merchant System First Delivery

Americas received it's first delivery today. FogRender Yoshikawa delivered much needed sails to our port from Eden in Montego Bay. Capt. Yoshikawa reported that there was no interruption of his voyage by pirates.