Friday, October 22, 2010

No wonder they lost

(Incidental knowledge picked up while researching a book on the War of 1812.) Actual names of Royal Navy vessels from the Napoleonic and War of 1812 era:

HMS Cherub (sloop of war)
HMS Primrose (brig)
HMS Frolic (brig)
HMS Nymphe (frigate)
HMS Eclair (brig)
HMS Opossum (brig)
HMS Clinker (gun brig)
HMS Catch Up a Little (tender)
HMS Adonis (schooner)
HMS Pickle (schooner)
HMS Fairy (brig)
HMS Biter (gun brig)