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The Life and Letters of Admiral Dewey; From Montpelier to Manila Containing Reproductions in Fac-Simile of Hitherto Unpublished Letters of George Dewey During the Admiral's Naval Career and Extracts from His Log-Book (Paperback) Loot Price: R401
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The Life and Letters of Admiral Dewey; From Montpelier to Manila Containing Reproductions in Fac-Simile of Hitherto Unpublished...
The Life and Letters of Admiral Dewey; From Montpelier to Manila Containing Reproductions in Fac-Simile of Hitherto Unpublished...

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The Life and Letters of Admiral Dewey; From Montpelier to Manila Containing Reproductions in Fac-Simile of Hitherto Unpublished Letters of George Dewey During the Admiral's Naval Career and Extracts from His Log-Book (Paperback)

Adelbert Milton Dewey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...feet from gun deck; one 2-inch shell pierced ship's side fourteen inches above load line, passing through stateroom No. 5, on port side, exploding berth and drawers; one 2-inch shot pierced the outside shell of hammock netting on port side abreast after end of chart room, exploding on inside among some men's clothing, setting it on fire; a shell grazed after part of the main topmast, just above the lower cap. The discharge of the after 8-inch gun. when it was pivoted to port and fired across the deck, caused great damage in the rooms below on the port side; the seams of the deck were opened to some extent. Toward the end of the first period of firing the electric-bell system of communication with the central station became partially disabled, the shock of the discharge breaking the wires. The ship's boats were covered with canvas, with their sails disposed on the inboard side. They received injuries from the discharge of guns in their vicinity as follows: --First whaleboat--Side blown out and back broken; complete wreck. First cutter--Starboard quarter blown off; eight timbers and gunwale broken; planking all over opened and split; complete wreck. Second cutter--Five planks blown out; bow timbers started, bow sagged; stern timbers broken away from fastenings and planking started; seams all opened; complete wreck. Third cutter--Whole port quarter broken from fastenings; can be repaired on board. Sailing launch--Whole starboard strake on port side blown off; one after frame broken; can be repaired on board. Dingy--Calking started; can be repaired on board. Steam launch--Starboard side three planks blown off bow; wood ends started from stem; deck planks started; boat spread; planking on starboard side started from fastenings; calking generally started; cannot b...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Adelbert Milton Dewey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-97990-3
Barcode: 9781235979903
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LSN: 1-235-97990-3

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