• HMS Shannon's capture of USS Chesapeake 1st June 1813?

    I am seeking information about a medallion that was issued on 1st June 1913 to commemorate the centenary of the capture, by HMS Shannon, of USS Chesapeake off Boston MA. Does anyone happen to know how many medallions were issued and whom they were presented to? They were presented by 2 grand-daughters of the captain (Philip Broke) of the Shannon.... show more
    I am seeking information about a medallion that was issued on 1st June 1913 to commemorate the centenary of the capture, by HMS Shannon, of USS Chesapeake off Boston MA. Does anyone happen to know how many medallions were issued and whom they were presented to? They were presented by 2 grand-daughters of the captain (Philip Broke) of the Shannon. The grand-daughters were Jane Ann (later Baroness de Saumarez) and Frederica Mary Horatia (later Lady Lambton Loraine). Any information will be gratefully received. One of the medallions can be seen at this link: http://cqi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...
    2 answers · History · 8 years ago
  • Has anyone checked German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel's figures?

    Herr Gabriel said, in 2007, that an EU ban on incandescent light bulbs would save 25 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. Has anyone checked his figures, or is the EU blindly accepting what he said?
    Herr Gabriel said, in 2007, that an EU ban on incandescent light bulbs would save 25 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. Has anyone checked his figures, or is the EU blindly accepting what he said?
    2 answers · Global Warming · 8 years ago
  • Why do some types of aircraft have their wingtips turned up?

    I just wondered what the advantage is, and why all aircraft don't have that feature. Thank you in advance.
    I just wondered what the advantage is, and why all aircraft don't have that feature. Thank you in advance.
    7 answers · Aircraft · 8 years ago
  • Yahoo-Clever in den Niederlanden?

    Gibt es Yahoo-Clever in den Niederlanden und Belgien? Wenn nicht, warum nicht?
    Gibt es Yahoo-Clever in den Niederlanden und Belgien? Wenn nicht, warum nicht?
    2 answers · Yahoo Clever · 1 decade ago