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Biographia Navalis Volume 1; Or, Impartial Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of Officers of the Navy of Great Britain, from the Year 1660 to the Present Time Drawn from the Most Authentic Sources, and Disposed in a Chronological Arrangement (Paperback) Loot Price: R459
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Biographia Navalis Volume 1; Or, Impartial Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of Officers of the Navy of Great Britain, from...
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Biographia Navalis Volume 1; Or, Impartial Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of Officers of the Navy of Great Britain, from the Year 1660 to the Present Time Drawn from the Most Authentic Sources, and Disposed in a Chronological Arrangement (Paperback)

John Charnock

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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. 1794 Excerpt: ...or seventy guns, was funk. On the second dav five thins, whose names are not given, arc said to have been stink. On the evening of this day the Royal Prince grounded on the Galloper and was burnt the next morning. On the last djy mto port, and refit their ships at leisure, without exposing the nation to those depredations, and mischiefs, defeat would certainly have occasioned. Deprived, but for a short period, of that reward which should ever accom fany such heroism, he did not long continue inactive, laving with the utmost expedition refitted his shattered ships, and being also reinforced by some which had not been in the late action, he put to sea a second time on the 19th of-jury, and on the 25th gained a most signal victory over the Dutch, under the command of his former antagonist De Ruyter, having taken or destroyed upwards of twenty men of war. The consequence of this.glorious advantage was considerably greater than the victory itself; the destruction of the Dutch convoy, consisting of two men of war and upwards of 150 merchant ships, laying within the islands Ulie and Schelling. The the English, now joined by prince Rupert, are said to have retired, leaving behind them four men of war, the Bull, the Essex, the Clove Tree, and Convertine; making the loss of the English, in the whole, amount to fifteen ships; and, as a conclusion, they modeQly add, in these fights the English have lost, at least, twcniy-thiee ships, burnt and taken." We must beg leave to remark, however, that one of the Aips said to have been taken, the Seven Oakes, never existed. By the English accounts, the loss sustained is confined to the Royal Prince, the St. Paul, and two other bad failing ships burnt, the three last by the command of the duke of Albemarle himself, and the ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: John Charnock
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 166
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-84987-6
Barcode: 9781153849876
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LSN: 1-153-84987-9

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