Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
East India co. Royal Oak 400 tons 1 trip 1663 then ?http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/EICo-z.htmThe Royal Oak: was used by RN: Royal Navy 1664 on: long line of historic entries.The Royal Oak--Royalists rejoice! May 29th is Oak Apple Daythe name is used for many purposes including Pubs.the story:
http://footguards.tripod.com/06ARTICLES/ART26_r...then navy song:Come, cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer, To add something more to this wonderful year; To honour we call you, not press you like slaves, For who are as free as the sons of the waves
The Royal Oak.
Probably a merchantman as NAM Rodger in his "The Command of the Ocean" gives three Royal Oaks.
One launched in 1664 was burnt by fireships of De Ruyter, along with the Royal James and the Loyal London. The others after the Diary.
I just have been given a wall clock with the name "THE ROYAL OAK" and "PAIGNTON". Is there anyone to tell me more about this clock, its age?Thank you so muchMarlies
ROBUR CAROLINUM, the Royal Oak, or King Charles's Oak; or, not to omit so notable a name, the Carolina Oak, as one of the English astronomers calls it. One of the constellations of the southern hemisphere. This is not one of the old forty-eight, but has been since devised by the modern astronomers to take in some of the unformed stars of that hemisphere....The figure, understood by this constellation, is that of the oak in which King Charles II. was, while his enemies were in pursuit of him; and this the modern astronomers have raised up into the heavens, as the early authors, in the same study, did the Scorpion that killed Orion, or the monster that was to have devoured the unfortunate Andromeda.---Urania: Or, a Compleat View of the Heavens. J. Hill, 1754.
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