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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;
|Country of origin:
Adelbert Milton Dewey
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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