The Red Rock Sailor

I am poised to author the greatest Sea Story since Jack London, that will take place in San Francisco. James Bond will be reborn from the chilly waters off Lands End. Alas, Bond will do battle with the most powerful woman on earth…..Belle Draco of The Labyrinth!

John John

“No Time to Die” Is a Fitting Retirement Party for Daniel Craig – InsideHook

The World Union of the Rock of Rougemont | Rosamond Press

Star Rover of The Rose of the World | Rosamond Press

“Daniel Craig began playing James Bond in 2006, 15 years ago. A quick refresher on just how long it’s been: George W. Bush was the sitting President, and the War on Terror had yet to stretch into unending-quagmire territory. The smartphone was the province of workaholics, the Blackberry treated more like office supplies than the consumer-friendly iPhone that wouldn’t be announced for another year. The vast majority of movie theaters still had a ways to go before making the jump to digital projection, meaning that most audiences saw Craig’s debut Casino Royale on good old analog film. Léa Seydoux, the female lead of the upcoming No Time to Die, had just landed her very first feature role, her splashiest gig up to that point: a topless modeling job for American Apparel. It’s not a value judgment or criticism to note that the current 007 comes to us from a world that no longer exists. 

His onscreen swan song as the most well-known secret agent on the planet evinces an awareness of as much, bringing closure to the actor’s tenure with a satisfying sense of finality. Craig has headlined the franchise for a greater span of time than any of his predecessors (if we’re willing to discount Never Say Never Again, the non-canonical Sean Connery one-off produced independent of rights-holder Eon following a protracted legal dustup), and even though he’s diligently maintained his jockish physique, it’s begun to show. As made clear in his newly-freed-man interviews, he’s more than ready to close the book on this chapter of his life, and the new film does him the courtesy of bidding him a formal farewell. No Time to Die retires Old Man Bond in reverent yet melancholy fashion, head-on confronting the reality that his era has passed while accepting that we’ll all be alright without him. One of the character’s defining traits is his agelessness; he’s been dashing and spry for almost 60 years now. But more than ever before, perhaps for the first time in the series, the film wants us to feel his finite youth slipping away.

Enterprise To The Rock of Michael

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Royal Rosamond Press

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I had just finished composing this blog, when I discovered Mark Hamill almost fell to his death while climbing Skellig Michael. I see this is a sign that God wants me, has give me His full permission to reveal what happened to me when I fell on a rock at McLure’s Bech.

Time, and the world, caught up with Christine and I. Artists always lead the way. We own visions. We create, like God creates.


I am going to send this post in a e-mail to Congressman Peter DeFazio. I am going to ask him to get me funding so I can make a War Propaganda film and book that will be an aid to fighting ISIS. I will be authoring my Revelations from The Rock of Michael. Here I will gather all the Historic War Ships given the name Enterprise.

My alleged great grandfather, Commador, Isaac Hull captained the U.S.S. Enterprise and Constitution in the war against Slavery and the Barbary Coast Pirates, who captured American Merchantmen, and sold them into slavery. I will also ask DeFazio to look into the threats I received from Alley Valkerie and friends, that includes a political act to defame me and my blog when she posted this slander on Mayor Kitty Piercy’s facebook. Valkyrie stole a photograph from my facebook taken by Virginia Hambley just before I proposed to her. I pinned a crown on my baret, and produced a document regarding her illustrious ancestors, the foremost being Louis Auguste Victor de Ghaisne, comte de Bourmont who commanded the French invasion of Algiers and the Caliphate.

Our proposed union, is historic. Virginia lived in a salt box house in Old Lyme across the river from Saybrook where the McCurdy and Hart family lived. This is the most desirable property in America, yet Ann Hart Hull could not give her father’s home away. I suspect it was because Jeanette McCurdy Hart aborted General Simon Bolivar’s baby after seeing him with his mistress. The baby was brought home in a wine casket and buried in Saybrook. The Hart, Hull, and McCurdy families are kin to the mother of the late Princess Diana, and thus the Windsors. I descend from Isaac Hull and Ann Hart whose children abandoned their legacy that many felt was cursed.

When Virginia and I get married we will be the most illustrious family from this most historic place by the sea. Our history was defiled by members of SLEEPS, who later were on the board of Nightingale. Clearing ones name in order to launch a worthwhile enterprise, is how all the best stories go. 

Last night I posted some of this history on a  United Kurds facebook. I told my Kurdish friends I will help them WIN THE HISTORY. I got their full support. We may be on the verge of a large war to defeat ISIS that looks like it will put us on a collision course with Putin who is greatly admired by presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

My epic Sea Story begins in Crewkerne in Somerset, where sails for the Royal Navy were made. Here sprang the Hull family that came to America as Puritans. In the Land of the Free, they became a lineage of Sea Captains. Not since Captain Blood has there been such a tale. I am authoring the first Epic Sea Story involving American Captains.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2016


The first United States military land action overseas, executed by the U.S. Marines andNavy, was the Battle of Derne, Tripoli, in 1805. It formed part of an effort to destroy all of the Barbary pirates, to free the American slaves in captivity, and to put an end to piracyacts between these warring tribes on the part of the Barbary states, which were themselves member states of the Ottoman Empire. The opening line of the “Marine’s Hymn” refers to this action: “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli…”. This was the first time the U.S. Marine Corps took part in offensive actions outside of the United States.

The invasion of Algiers began on 5 July 1830 with a naval bombardment by a fleet underAdmiral Duperré, and a landing by troops under Louis Auguste Victor de Ghaisne, comte de Bourmont. The French quickly defeated the troops of Hussein Dey, the Ottoman ruler, but native resistance was widespread.

In 1827, Hussein Dey, Algeria’s Ottoman ruler, demanded that the French pay a 28-year-old debt, contracted in 1799 by purchasing supplies to feed the soldiers of the Napoleonic Campaign in Egypt. The French consul Pierre Deval refused to give answers satisfactory to the dey, and in an outburst of anger, Hussein Dey touched the consul with his fly-whisk. Charles X used this as an excuse to initiate a blockade against the port of Algiers. The blockade lasted for three years, and was primarily to the detriment of French merchants who were unable to do business with Algiers, while Barbary pirates were still able to evade the blockade. When France in 1829 sent an ambassador to the dey with a proposal for negotiations, he responded with cannon fire directed toward one of the blockading ships. The French then determined that more forceful action was required.[2]

King Charles X decided to organise a punitive expedition on the coasts of Algiers to punish the “impudence” of the dey, as well as to root out Barbary corsairs who used Algiers as a safe haven. The naval part of the operation was given to Admiral Duperré, who advised against it, finding it too dangerous. He was nevertheless given command of the fleet. The land part was under the orders of Louis Auguste Victor de Ghaisne, comte de Bourmont.

On 16 May, a fleet comprising 103 warships and 464 transports departed Toulon, carrying a 37,612-man strong army. The ground was well-known, thanks to observations made during the First Empire, and the Presque-isle of Sidi Ferruch was chosen as a landing spot, 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Algiers. The vanguard of the fleet arrived off Algiers on 31 May, but it took until 14 June for the entire fleet to arrive.

He was a farmer (husbandman) and, apparently, a miller. The first mention of his name in the Crewkerne records was in 1548 in The Survey and Rentals of the Chantries, Colleges, and Free Chapels in the County of Somerset:

Richard Hull holds by copy half a mill there called Cont mill, and renders per ann. 3s., 6d.

This survey was made after the dissolution of the monsteries by Henry VIII. Richard’s mill was property of the Chantry of the Blessed Mary in the Churchyard of Crukerne. This mill, and many other properties, was granted to Robert Wood of London on 21 July 1549. The grant specifically mentioned “the moiety of a mill called Count Mille there in the tenure of Richard Hull, which belonged in the same chantry.”

He was married twice, although no marriage records have been found.  The name of his first wife is unknown, but it is assumed, from the ages of his children, that they must have married in about 1533.  They had  four children (known to researchers):

Richard’s will was dated 10 Feb 1558/9.

Abstract of the will of Richard Hull:
Richard Hull of Crokehorne, husbandman, dated 10 Feb 1558/9
To be buried in churchyard of Crokehorne.
To the mother cuurch of Wells: 4d.
To my parish church: a wether.
To Sir William Hull, my son, a fether bed and many household goods (enumerated).
To Thomas Hull, my son the elder: a furnes pan and 2 witches.
To Raynold Hull, my son: a hand mill with such timber as is in my baron.
To my three sons James Hull, Thomas Hull, and John Hull: two silver spoons a piece.
To my wife Alice Hull and to my daughter Elynor Hull: a silver spoon each.
To my wife Alice Hull: 4 oxen, my weaver, my Sole, my dragge, my ithe, my iron ropes.
Residue to my wife Alice and Elnor Hull, my daughter, executrixes.
To Sir William Sherewell, my ghostly father: 8d.
Overseers: William Metford and Thomas Price/Pince
I do owe to Sir William Hull, my son, 15s, 8d. and to Alice Hawkins 6s. 8d.
Proved: 6 June 1559

In 2002, HFA member #0077 James Reynolds Hull initiated the Hull Surname DNA Study, which also has been tremendously helpful in sorting out many of the various Hull/Holl/Hohl lineages.

Richard Hull was born in England in—say—1525. He married Alice _____ born in England in—say—1525. An unknown number of children were born, but included:

  • i. Thomas Hull. He was born in England in 1552, and died in Crewkerne, county Somerset, England, in December, 1636.

The earliest known mention of this family was in 1548, living in Crewkerne, Someret, England, where Richard was a husbandman and a miller. He is mentioned in The Survey and Rental of the Somerset Chantries, 1548, as holding by copy, half a mill called Cont [sic] (Court) mill and rendering per annum 3s. 6d. The survey was made after the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII, when the lands and property of the chantries were seized by the Crown during the reign of King Edward VI.

Richard’s will refers to his ghostly father, Sir William Sherewell. This indicates that he had been baptized and that Sir William Sherewell was his godfather. The records of the family are found inSt. Bartholomew’s Parish Church at Crewkerne beginning in the year 1558. Prior to the dissolution of the monestaries no written records were kept. It is logical to assume that the Hull family had been parishioners prior to that time and were faithful Roman Catholics until, in the time of King Henry VIII, the whole parish became the Church of England. Richard probably was baptised a Roman Catholic circa 1515, at St. Bartholomew’s. Two generations later, some of Richard’s descendants were Puritans in the Church of England and left for the Massachusetts Bay Colony in America.

Joseph Hull
Birthdate:October 17, 1750
Death:Died January 27, 1826
Place of Burial:Shelton, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:Son of Capt. Joseph Hull and Eliza Hull
Husband of Sarah “Sally” Hull
Father of Commodore Isaac Hull, USN
Brother of William Hull, Lt. Colonel (Continental Army), Brig. General (War of 1812), 1st Governor of Michigan Territory

A Royal Navy ship has plucked scores of migrants from the Mediterranean as they tried to reach Italy from north Africa.

Survey vessel HMS Enterprise rescued 100 people from the Tyrrhenian Sea, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon revealed.

Enterprise was sent to the region in June last year to replace the Navy’s former flagship HMS Bulwark.

Mr Fallon confirmed she took part in a rescue operation on Sunday.

He told MPs: “ HMS Enterprise is still on station in the Tyrrhenian Sea and indeed just yesterday rescued around 100 people.”


040614-N-0119G-020 Atlantic Ocean (June 14, 2004) -- The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) surges through the water of the Atlantic Ocean. Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy's first deployment under its new Fleet Readiness Plan (FRP). The strike group will conduct a scheduled training exercise followed by overseas Pulse operations. Official US Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Rob Gaston. Image released by LT K.R. Stephens, PAO CVN 65.

Atlantic Ocean (June 14, 2004) — The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) surges through the water of the Atlantic Ocean. Enterprise is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004. Summer Pulse 2004 is the simultaneous deployment of seven aircraft carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat power across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. Summer Pulse is the Navy’s first deployment under its new Fleet Readiness Plan (FRP). The strike group will conduct a scheduled training exercise followed by overseas Pulse operations.
Official US Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Rob Gaston.
Image released by LT K.R. Stephens, PAO CVN 65.


USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is an inactive[11] United States Navy aircraft carrier. She was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed “Big E”. At 1,123 ft (342 m),[5][6] she is the longest naval vessel ever built. Her 93,284-long-ton (94,781 tonnes)[4] displacement ranked her as the 12th-heaviestsupercarrier, after the 10 carriers of the Nimitz class and the USS Gerald R. FordEnterprise had a crew of some 4,600 service members.[9]

The only ship of her class, Enterprise[12] was, at the time of inactivation, the third-oldest commissioned vessel in the United States Navy after the wooden-hulled USS Constitution and USS Pueblo. She was originally scheduled for decommissioning in 2014 or 2015, depending on the life of her reactors and completion of her replacement, USS Gerald R. Ford,[13] but the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 slated the ship’s retirement for 2013, when she would have served for 51 consecutive years, longer than any other U.S. aircraft carrier.[14]

USS Enterprise (CV-6), was the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. Colloquially called “the Big E”, she was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. A Yorktown-class carrier, she was launched in 1936 and was one of only three American carriers commissioned before World War II to survive the war (the others being Saratoga and Ranger). She participated in more major actions of the war against Japan than any other United States ship. These actions included the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, various other air-sea engagements during the Guadalcanal Campaign, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf. On three occasions during the Pacific War, the Japanese announced that she had been sunk in battle, a fact that gave her the name “The Grey Ghost”. Enterprise earned 20 battle stars, the most for any U.S. warship in World War II, and became the most decorated U.S. ship of World War II.

Enterprise was at sea on the morning of 7 December 1941[3] and received a radio message from Pearl Harbor, reporting that the base was under attack. That evening, Enterprise, screened by six of her Grumman F4F Wildcat fighters, put into Pearl Harbor for fuel and supplies. The aircraft were fired on by anti-aircraft defenses, and one pilot radioed in, reporting that his aircraft was an American aircraft.[4] She sailed early the next morning to patrol against possible additional attacks in the Hawaiian Islands. Although the group encountered no surface ships, Enterprise aircraft sank Japanese submarine I-70 at 23°45′N 155°35′W on 10 December 1941.

The third ship to be named USS Enterprise was a schooner, built by Henry Spencer at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1799, whose command was given to Lieutenant John Shaw. This ship was overhauled and rebuilt several times, effectively changing from a twelve-gun schooner to a fourteen-gun topsail schooner and eventually to a brig.

Continental Navy of the United States[edit]

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Starship Enterprise

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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    I posted this on one of my 007 Facebook groups.

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