The History of the Life of Peter the First Emperor of Russia; Containing a Description of Russia or Muscovy, Siberia, Crim Tartary, &C., with an Accou

The History of the Life of Peter the First Emperor of Russia; Containing a Description of Russia or Muscovy, Siberia, Crim Tartary, &C., with an Accou

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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. 1739 edition. Excerpt: ... of thirty Ships of the Line, the greateft Part of which had been built in England and Holland, and were now at-Revel to be victualled. Thefe thirty Ships were followed by fome Frigats and Yachts, by 80 Galleys and 100 Demi-Galleys, without reckoning a great Number of flat Boats called Schampavies. This Fleet was got together under Cronftot, whir ther the Swedes intended to go and. burn it, but the Advice-Yachts making Report, that they had perceived the Swedijh Vice-Admiral Lilie (landing out to Sea with fourteen Men of War, the Ruffian Rear-Admiral defired the Admiral to order him to take a View of the Enemy, and to detach him with twenty five Gallies towards the lfles neareft adjacent to the Swedijh Fleet; which was approved; the faid Rear-Admiral, which was the Czar himfelf, was no fooner arrived in full View of the Station which the Enemy had kept a long Time, than he obferred that the Swedijh Admiral JVatrang continued there with fix Men of War of the Line, and three Frigates, and that the Swedijh Vice-Admiral was 5 (leering his Courfe towards the South Eaft, having with him Bomb-Vcffels; whence he judged that his Defign might be to attack the Ruffian Fleet at Revel or their Gallies. The RearAdmiral immediately fent an Account of this in Writing to the Admiral, and defined him to come and joyn him the iiext Morning. After fome Deliberation, the Refolution was taken to detach twenty Gallies toendeavour to pafs behind the Enemy's Fleet as near to the Coaft as was practicable, by favour of a Calm wWch happened at that Time; and this was forthwith executed under the Command of Commodore Ifmaiewitz, Brigadier Wolcoff, and Captain Bredake. The Enemy perceiving it, immediately gave the Signal for weighing Anchor, and making ready to fail, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512464
  • 9781236512468