CAPTAIN FRANK, COMMANDER OF THE KATERIA

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These are a series of quotes from various sources about Captain Frank and the Karteria. “Karteria was built at the instigation of the great English Philhellene Frank Abney Hastings, who inspired the design, helped in the construction and commanded the ship on passage and in war. The Karteria was in many successful battles and was…

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Captain Hastings’ Pistols

Wednesday 27th April 2011
Pistols

The pistols are high-quality, percussion, 54 bore made by Isaac Riviere of 315 Oxford Street, London circa 1824. They have an octagonal barrel and are muzzle loading. They have platinum breech lines and a platinum breech plug, fine engraving and heavy damascus barrels.

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The Greeks, then fighting for Independence, were pioneers in steam warships. In 1825 they ordered ‘Perseverance’ from Brent, Deptford & steam engines from Galloway, Smithfield.

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Maurice Presenting at the Old Parliament Building Athens

The days leading up to the presentation were busy & varied – luncheon with the Club & Society heirarchy at the Hellenic Yacht Club; visits to my old friend Admiral Paloumbis at the Hellenic Maritime museum, meetings with the delightful publisher, Ari Caratzas & his wife, of course our greatest supporter in Greece, Micky Capaitzis plus many,many others

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Frank Abney-Hastings was a direct descendent of 1st Earl of Huntingdon whose grandfather was William, Lord Hastings, who was executed by his friend & cousin, Richard III. The first Earl was George Hastings, a childhood friend of Prince Hal, later Henry VIII who created him 1st Earl of Huntingdon & allowed him sufficient funds to build up estates around Ashby de la Zouch.

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A Cretan military commander who led a force of 1,600 against 11,000 of Ibrahim Pasha’s men at Methoni near to Navarino.

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Ipsilantes, Dimitrios

Friday 10th April 2009

Appointed by his brother as military commander of the Morea in 1821

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Served very successfully with the Imperial Army becoming a Major General in the Hussars at the age of 25.

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Grandfather & father respectively of brothers Alexandros & Dimitrios.

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Ibrahim Pasha

Friday 10th April 2009

Perhaps the most well known Egyptian General of the period, he was certainly the main hope for the Ottomans to retain their empire in Greece and the Balkans.

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