The Documents Relating to the Capture and Surrender of the Charles Et Georges, Tr., from the Port. Official Volume

The Documents Relating to the Capture and Surrender of the Charles Et Georges, Tr., from the Port. Official Volume

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...moment I found her sticking fast I worked her helm and sails to get her to the wind, and under the wind, but she did not obey her helm, and she had but little water under her bottom, for she had gone on about half a yard (0m 33); the bank I touched is not marked on the last chart of 1856, published by M. Robiquet On the day before I had been compelled to change my course on account of another bank, which is to the east of Great Comoro, and which is as dangerous as the former. The work of M. Horsburg says nothing about it, unless it were a prolongation of the bank St. Lazare, whose position would bo quite different. Seeing that the ship did not obey any of the manoeuvres I have mentioned, and that the wind got fresher and the sea rougher, I clewed up everything and launched the long boat and a jolly boat; we succeeded in splicing a long towline of three big cables with a fourth anchor, which held in sixteen feet of water (5m 33); I had this cable well forward on the starboard, and got her to veer after having hauled the length of the first cable, which eased her a little, and I went on steering her, and let go the main and foretop sails, the large jibsail and the brigantiue, and this canvas well spread, I, for the common safety of all, ship's company, cargo, and ship, took the opinion of the best hands among the crew, and consulted the Delegate and the pilot, who said he knew nothing about that reef, and sacrificed my two large new cables, and also the anchor. "On the 19th, at 5 A.M., I was out of danger; and at 8 I sighted Ibo, in the W.N.W., a long way off. The ship had been six hours on the bank, in which time she was badly shaken, and many times the masts threatened to go overboard; I am positive that the hull, and more especially the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586425
  • 9781236586421