Constitution and Guerriere. Lake Erie. Monitor and Merrimac. Kearsarge and Alabama. Mobile Bay. Lissa. Augames. Manila Bay. Santiago

Constitution and Guerriere. Lake Erie. Monitor and Merrimac. Kearsarge and Alabama. Mobile Bay. Lissa. Augames. Manila Bay. Santiago

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...blow. When the collision with the Tennessee was apparent, Farragut jumped to the portquarter rail and held on to the port mizzen rigging. Flag-Lieutenant Watson slipped a rope around him, securing it. Thus the admiral was twice lashed to the rigging. The Lackawanna's blow stove two of her ports.into one, upsetting a Dahlgren gun and creating much disturbance; the admiral immediately endeavored to ascertain the injury. The vessel was thought to be1 sinking. A cry arose, " Save the admiral! Save the admiral!" Farragut saw that the danger was slight, and ordered a renewal of the ramming of the Tennessee. Apparently, the Lackawanna was about to repeat her unfortunate attack, in her endeavor to do her full duty in ramming; when Farragut, exceedingly annoyed, turned to the army signal officer, and said, " Can you say 'for God's sake, ' by signal?' " "Yes, sir," was the reply. "Then say to the Lackawanna, 'For God's sake, get out of our way and anchor.' " Captain Marchand never received more than the first five words of the signal, for the wind furled the large flag around the officer receiving the message, and he could not see the remainder. Now the monitors came to the rescue of the wooden fleet.2 The officers of the Tennessee knew that they had sterner foes to encounter. Lieutenant Wharton reported, referring to the Zllanhattan, that he saw "a hideous-looking monster creeping up on the port side, whose slowly revolving turret revealed the enormous depth of a mammoth gun;" and that in a moment a "thunderous report " shook them as the immense weight of metal from a 15-inch gun smote them, "admitting daylight ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770218
  • 9781236770219