Boat Advice please

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  1. I am looking for information on a Russian boat called a Dreadnoughts.

    I heard the Navy might be able to help me?
     
  2. Do you mean the dreadnoughts and superdreadnoughts of the pre and post WW1 era (the types so named as they were copies of HMS Dreadnought)
     
  3. Yes I think they are also called the Semi-Dreadnoughts?
     
  4. Whats the difference between a boat and a ship?

    Thanks for the link :oops:
     
  5. One starts with a b the other with an s!
     
  6. My great uncle was in the battle at Sevastopol
     
  7. Which side?
     
  8. He was straight
     
  9. SailorR

    "Boat" is Navy slang for a submarine, by the way.

    The big grey things bobbing about on the surface are "Ships".
     
  10. Presuming he was 18 in 1854/55 your grandad would have to have been in the same kind of age group give or take a couple of years.
    If he had kids in say1884 at the age of 48ish your dad was born about approx 116 years ago if he had kids late in life say 50 1934, you would need to be about 76ish.
    Would you not better think it might have been your great great uncle? 8O :(

    Edited to say unless you mean the Battle for the Crimea in WW2 that began in 1941, so is he Russian, or German? I believe their we're also Italian, Hungarian and Romanian troops in this affray.
     
  11. Well spotted Rugrat, I will have to check my family tree again.
     
  12. Thanks for the info.

    What do they call the crew on Submarines? Obviously not sailors right as they are under water?
     
  13. Oh right, cheers Sol, I wondered what it was quite a few times. I thought it was Daddies Yacht :lol: :wink: :D
     
  14. Bonsai?

    Oh thats Daffy1, sooo sorry :wink:
     
  15. Rugrat?? 8O

    Oh dear, Brumrat will be annoyed (Rumrat - he's Blek, dontcha know?) :wink:
     
  16. As we speak, I strive to stem the ever increasing flow of tears that cascade down my mortified face, trying to fight back the natural urge to sob bitterly.
    I might fuck off down the pub in a minute as well :) 8O :wink:

    I'll get the bastard when I'm p1ssed. :twisted:
     

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