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Tango0115 Oct 2018 8:56 p.m. PST

"HMS Detroit was a sloop of war built on the banks of the lake Erié to Amherstburg.

He gauged 490 tons and had to serve as flagship to the commodore Robert Barclay, leader of the English flotilla of the lake Erié.

His armament had to consist of 20 rooms of 24 books with long tube, unfortunately, artillery belonged to York in wait of delivery and in April, 1813, the city of York was attacked and ravaged by the Americans. Detroit was armed from then on with an assortment of artillery resulting partially from strong Malden protecting the city of Amherstburg. Artillery were of different calibre, of different reach and their systeme of firing was not navalisé. Some must be put in fire by means of a pistol. The résulat was that the flagship of the English flotilla of the lake Erié was very lower than the American ships which were going to be him set…."
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arthur181516 Oct 2018 12:01 a.m. PST

Shouldn't that have read something like '20 long 24-pounder guns'? Doesn't give readers much confidence in the translation!

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

It is a great site for uniforms but yes the translation leaves a lot to be desired.

Tango0116 Oct 2018 11:44 a.m. PST



StarCruiser16 Oct 2018 5:34 p.m. PST

Translation…? Are ya sure?


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