The Naval History of Great Britain, from the Declaration of War by Trace in 1793, to the Accession of George IV; A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...the command of the ship devolved upon the first, or the first was killed during the engagement. John Whitby, Csesar; George Burlton, Bellerophon; Robert Larkan, Leviathan; Henry Vaughan, Russel; Peter M'Kellar, Royal-Sovereign; John Monkton, first, Alexander Ruddoch, second, Marlborough; John Larkan, Defence; William Bur fess, Impregnable; Thomas W. Clayton, second, (first killed), 'remendous; Adrian Renou, Barfleur; Henry Blackwood, Invincible; Edward Rotheram, Culloden; John Marsh, Gibraltar; John Cochet, Queen-Charlotte; William Edward Cracraft, Brunswick; George Rice, Valiant; Roger Mears, Orion; William Bedford, acting captain on the 1st of June, and Richard Dawes, acting first, Queen; Joseph Eyles, Ramillies; John Chesshire, Alfred; Ross Donnelly, Montagu; John Draper, Royal-George; Chapman Jacobs, Majestic; William Ogilvy, Glory; Joseph Larcom, Thunderer; and Joseph Bingham, Audacious. The gallant master of the Queen-Charlotte, whose skill and steadiness in conducting that ship, as well under the stern of the Eole on the 29th of May, as under that of the Montagne on the 1st of June, was the theme of praise of all in the fleet, and of none more than Lord Howe himself, could only, on account of the rules of the service, stand the chance of obtaining that promotion in his profession, which he coveted more than any thing else, by being reduced as a master and appointed a lieutenant. Mr. Bowen (the present Captain James Bowen, one of the commissioners of the navy) was accordingly made a lieutenant; and the different captains of the fleet, to evince their high opinion of his worth, readily appointed him, at Lord Howe's suggestion, their agent for the prizes: thus affording to Lieutenant Bowen a handsome remuneration for his services, but...
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