Naval History. War with Mexico, 1845-48; Pamphlet Volume.]

Naval History. War with Mexico, 1845-48; Pamphlet Volume.]

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...from the men-of-war to launch and man the surf-boats. Those divisions of boats manned by the " Raritan" and " Princeton" were assigned to the transfer of the first line, going for them whenever a transport had flags flying at the fore, and taking them to the vessels of war and steamers, according to the hereinbefore-mentioned distribution. In like manner those divisions manned by the " Potomac" were assigned to the transfer of the second line, and those by the "Albany" and "St. Mary's" to the reserve. Each of the frigates received on board between twenty-five and twenty-eight hundred men, with their arms and accoutrements; the sloops received about nine hundred each, and the smaller vessels numbers in proportion. When all were transferred, the fifteen boats belonging to the " Raritan" were taken to the steamer "Spitfire," to be towed to Sacrificios; the steamer " Vixen" went alongside the " Potomac," and took in tow the twenty-boats belonging to her; the " Albany" sent her ten to the steamer "Eudora f the "St. Mary's" ten were sent to the steamer " Petrita;" and the "Princeton" took in tow her own ten. At the same time the vessels so sending them detailed two lieutenants and two midshipmen to remain on board the towing steamers and look out for their boats, together with two seamen for each boat, who were to remain in them and steer them during the tow. This part of the movement was completed very successfully about eleven o'clock A.m.; and a few moments thereafter the squadron and such of the transports as had been selected for the purpose got under way for Sacrificios, the general-in-chief on board the steamer...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601165
  • 9781236601162