Minutes of the Proceedings at the Trial of Rear-Admiral Knowles; Before a Court-Martial, Held on Board His Majesty's Yacht, the Charlotte, at Deptford

Minutes of the Proceedings at the Trial of Rear-Admiral Knowles; Before a Court-Martial, Held on Board His Majesty's Yacht, the Charlotte, at Deptford

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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. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ...haul dow- the Signal for the Line, and make the general Signal for chacing to Leeward? A. Yes, you did, immediately after.. And did I not order the Spritsail, and Spritsailtopsail immediately to be loosed, and Gib to be hoisted? A. Yes; when I came upon Deck, I law the Spritsail, and Spritsail-topsail loosing, and asked if the Gib was hoisted, and was answered by some of the Petty Officers upon Deck, that the Gib Halliards, and Stay were shot away.' And was not the Foretopsail-yard also ordered to be got up immediately? A. Agreeable to the Admiral's Orders, I sent for the Boatswain, and gave him Directions to" go in Person, and take some of the best Men we had in the Ship, and lash any large Block to the Mast-head, to, reeve a Hawser, for getting the Yard up. Before I had quite done firing at the Sfanijb Admiral, did not the Lenox pass to Leeward of me, spring her Luff, and haul out upon my Weather Bow again? A. Yes, she did; for we stopt for some little Time firing, till she had passed and got out upon our Weather Bow. Did not the Conquistador hoist her Colours again, and renew her Fire, upon the Spanijh Vice-Admiral's firing some Shot at her-? A. I saw her hoist her Colours; but cannot say that I saw the Vice-Admiral fire three Shot at her., Did me not bear away after the Vice-Admiral, and in what seeming Condition were r.ir Sails and Yards? A. She bore away, and Feemed to be in a very shat-tered Condition, with her Topsails upon the Cap. K Did not the Strafford bear directly away, after the Signal was made to chace to Leeward, and pursue the Vice-Admiral? A. Yes. Q Did you see the Canterbury in Action with one of the Enemy's sternmost Ships? A. Yes; 1 saw the Canterbury in smart Action with one of the sternmost Ships....show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530454
  • 9781236530455