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Old 24-02-2012, 05:48
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Are there any records of Austro-Hungarian ships and their captains around the 1850's?

If not for Corvette or Frigate class ships than at least for Battleships possibly.
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Old 26-02-2012, 15:49
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Are there any records of Austro-Hungarian ships and their captains around the 1850's?

If not for Corvette or Frigate class ships than at least for Battleships possibly.
Not the 1850’s. The best I can do is the battle of Lissa 1866.

Ship……………………………….Commander.

Ferdinand Max………..Max, Frieherr v Sterneck.
Habsburg…………………Carl Fabr.
Kaiser Max………………Gustav, Ritter v Groller.
Prinz Eugen………………Alfred Barry.
Don Juan de Austria…Anton, Ritter v Wiplinger.
Drache……………………..Heinrich, Frieherr v Moll.
Salamander…………….. Carl Kern.
Kaiserin Elizabeth……..Tobias Oesterreicher.
Kaiser……………………….Anton v Petz.
Novara……………………..Erich v Klint.
Furst Schwarzenburg…Georg Millosich.
Graf Radetsky…………….Josef v Aurnhammer.
Adria………………………….Adolf Daufalik.
Donau………………………..Max Pittner.
Erzherzhog Freidrich…..Marcus Florio.
Greif……………………………Carl Kronowetter.
Stadium………………………Victor, Graf Wimpffen.
Hum……………………………Ludwig Eberle.
Dalmat………………………..Wilhelm v Wickede.
Wall……………………………..Alex Graf Keilmansegge.
Velebich……………………….Victor Herzfeld.
Reka……………………………..Adolf Nolting.
Seehund……………………….Wilhelm Calafatti.
Streiter………………………….Rudolf Ungewitter.
Narreta…………………………Franz Spindler.
Kerka…………………………….Gustav Masotti.
Andreas Hofer……………….Ulrich William Lund.

Please note that the names come from an old English publication and the spellings may not be correct.
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Old 27-02-2012, 02:23
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i'm actually looking for information that is a few years before that to be relevant to my search, but it's a pretty remarkable list.

exactly what i was looking for, only later than needed unfortunately.

can i ask how you came across it? is there a resource i may be able to run through myself to seek some more specific data?

i picked up "Rakouske Valecne Namornictvo 1848-1866" but it does not seem to be quite as complete as i had hoped.

i am attempting to narrow the search to captains of battleships in the 1855-1865 era but some sources cite the earliest mention of this category being Habsburg class pre-dreadnaught ships in 1900 while others designate Drache Class ships encompassed within this classification as early as the 1860's.

possibly because much interest is focused/documented on the Austro-Hungarian Empire (k.u.k.) which only came about in 1867?
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Old 27-02-2012, 07:55
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The information came from a 1902 publication"Four Modern Naval Campaigns" by Sir William Laird Clowes.

Sorry I can't be of more help!
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Are there any records of Austro-Hungarian ships and their captains around the 1850's?

If not for Corvette or Frigate class ships than at least for Battleships possibly.
About the only one that comes to mind is the screw frigate NOVARA 53 which made a world cruise under the command of Bernard von Wullerstorff-Urbair between 1857 and 1859.
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