The History of England, During the Reign of George III Volume 3

The History of England, During the Reign of George III Volume 3

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...seamen that served these guns. Captain Louis, in the Minotaur, nobly supported his commander, and anchoring next a-head of the Vanguard, took off the fire of the Aquilon, the fourth in the French line. The Defence, Captain Peyton, took her station with great judgment, a-head of the Minotaur, and engaged the Franklin, of eighty guns, the sixth ship of the enemy, on the starboard bow, which ship bore the flag of Admiral Blanquet de Chelard, the second in command. Thus, by the 49 masterly seamanship of the British commanders, nine of our ships were so disposed as to bear their force upon six of the enemy. The seventh of the French, line was the Orient, the admiral's ship, a vessel of immense size, bearing 120 guns: this stupendous adversary was undertaken by the Bellerophon, Captain Darby; while the Majestic, Captain Westcott, who engaged the Heureux, the ninth ship on the starboard bow, received also at the same time the fire of the Tonnant, which was the eighth in the line. The other four ships, of, the British squadron, having been detached previously to the discovery of the French, were at a considerable distance when the action commenced, and the shades of night began to close in upon them before they reached the scene of actionV Captain Troubridge, in the Culloden, took the lead of these ships, but the increased darkness having greatly augmented the difficulties of the navigation, that vessel suddenly grounded on a shoal, and could: not be got off in time to share in the danger and the glory of the action. It was, however, some satisfaction to Captain Troubridge, that his ship served as a beacon to the Alexander and Swiftsure, which would otherwise-have gone considerably further on the reef, and have been inevitably lost. These ships, after...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236607295
  • 9781236607294