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Date Posted: 04:56:41 12/18/15 Fri
Author: Chuck
Subject: Re: Swedish frigate in Egypt
In reply to: John Houghton 's message, "Re: Swedish frigate in Egypt" on 23:24:14 12/16/15 Wed

>To sum up, I think the ship the Egyptians purchased in
>Sweden was probably a merchantman and probably in good
>condition. I think such a purchase fits the evidence
>we have and the circumstances better than the
>alternatives. That is not to say that no alternatives
>are possible. I just think they are less likely.
John, I agree that a good condition Merchant ship was more likely. Especially given that there were probably a lot more of them available for purchase at the close of the Napoleonic Wars. Mehmed Ali and his agents would've known which ones had less wear and tear on them than others (i.e. more sea worthy).

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