A General View of the Rise, Progress, and Brilliant Achievements of the American Navy

A General View of the Rise, Progress, and Brilliant Achievements of the American Navy

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...completely ready in all respects, for service. We were 8 men short of a complement, and had 9 upon the sick list the morning of the action. Enclosed is a list of killed and wounded. I lament to state, that Lieut. Conner is wounded dangerously. I feel great solicitude on his account, as he is an officer of much promise, and his loss would be a serious loss to the service. His a most pleasing part of my duty to acquaint you, that the conduct of Lieutenants Conner and Newton, Mr. Mayo, acting Lieut. Brownlow of the marines, Sailing Master Romney, and the other officers, seamen, and marines, I have the honor to command, was in the highest degree creditable to them, and calls for my warmest recommendation. 1 cannot indeed do justice to their merits. The satisfaction which was diffused throughout the ship, when it was ascertained, that the stranger was an enemy's sloop of war, and the alacrity with which every one repaired to his quarters, fully assured me, that their conduct in action would be mark ed with coolness and intrepidity. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, J. BIDDLE. Loss on board the Hornet, 1 killed and 11 wounded. Extract of a letter from an officer on board the sloop of war Peacock, off Tristan d'Acuaa. April 10, 1815. The Hornet separated in chase, two dajs out, and we fell in, offhere, a few days since. We are delighted to hear of her good fortune--so superior to our own. She had captured, two days previous, his Britannic Majesty's brig Penguin, after an action of 20 1-2 minutes. The Penguin was fitted out by Admiral Tyler at the Cape of Good Hope, expressly to capture the privateer Young Wasp, who had captured an Indiaman in that neighborhood, and landed the prisoners; and was supposed to have brought her prize hero to...
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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649959X
  • 9781236499592