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Date Posted: 07:45:26 07/05/16 Tue
Author: Albert Parker
Subject: Re: Navíos de la Real Armada 1700-1860
In reply to: Manu 's message, "Re: Navíos de la Real Armada 1700-1860" on 05:55:02 07/05/16 Tue

I did eventually manage to complete the transaction, buying one copy for myself and one for a friend. One of the credit card issuers (probably both, but I only contacted one) had blocked the transaction because they thought my card or identity had been stolen. I had never done business with a Spanish company before.

Navíos de la Real Armada includes a lot of information about construction methods and details as well as about hull designs, spar dimensions, etc. There is not much about armament. However, the detailed dimensions will enable me to review Jan Glete's displacement estimates and perhaps reach better numbers than what I think are his best guesses. I think he overestimated the displacement of Soberbio, probably because of her nominal or initial gun rating, which was higher than what was apparently installed.

>Albert I will reach you by email and try to solve this
>issue.
>
>I think it does have good information on that period
>for you :)
>
>If anyone else has any issues with the new site,
>please, let me know privately and I will try to help -
>no commission :)
>
>Cheers,
>Manu.
>
>>>Is it his LAST book, or just his most recent
>>>book?☺
>>>
>>>I have ordered a copy. For U.S. customers, the cost
>+
>>>shipping will be about US$75, or 12.4¢/page or
>>>$18.75/lb.
>>>
>>CORRECTION: I tried to order a copy,
>>twice. Two different Visa credit cards were rejected,
>>even though I have used at least one of them in
>>Europe, although I don't remember whether I've used
>>either for a purchase from a non-U.S. Internet site.
>>I had hoped that the book would include valuable
>>information for me about Spanish ships of the line
>>involved in the wars of 1739–48, but I guess I'll
>>never know.

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