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Post by DasBoot on Fri 29 Jan 2010, 07:37

Are Hornblower's Hotspur and Bolitho's Hotspur the same ship?

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Post by mdhowe on Thu 04 Feb 2010, 21:29

I don't think they are the same ship Hornblower had a ship sloop and Bolitho had a frigate.

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Post by DasBoot on Thu 04 Feb 2010, 23:01

Ok... I did a little research. Bolitho's Hotspur was a schooner and Hornblower's was a sloop.... never mind....

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Post by Joefirefighter on Mon 22 Aug 2011, 04:30

Hotspur was the nickname for Sir Henry Percy (1364-1403). The RN has had several ships of that name. Interestingly, the first, during the Napoleonic era, was a 36 gun frigate. Thus far too late for Bolitho's schooner and too late and far too big for HH's sloop.
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Post by 80 Winters on Thu 10 May 2012, 01:54

Hotspur what a great name for a fast "combatant". And everything you could want to know right at your fingertips -- Thanks, Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hotspur
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