Publications of the Navy Records Society, Volume 3

Navy Records Society, 1895 - 170 pagina's

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Pagina 168 - Guineas, the payment of which entitles the Member to receive one copy of each work issued by the Society for that year, and to purchase back volumes at reduced prices.
Pagina 53 - I have the honour to be, with great truth and regard, Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servant, SAM.
Pagina 29 - Grasse carried yesterday (and he must even have done the same the preceding night, by being where [he] was at daylight), I am inclined to think his aim is the Chesapeake, in order to be strengthened by the ships there, either by adding them to his present force, or by exchanging his disabled ships for them. Admitting that to be his plan, will he not cut off the frigates you have sent to reconnoitre, as well as the ships you expect from New York? And if he should enter the Bay, which is by no means...
Pagina 36 - You will be pleased to acquaint the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Pagina 31 - Sir Samuel would be very glad to send an opinion, but he really knows not what to say in the truly lamentable state we have brought ourselves.
Pagina 100 - ... world can ever stand. I lamented to Sir George on the 13th that the signal for a general chase was not made when that for the line was hauled down, and that he did not continue to pursue, so as to keep sight of the enemy all night, to which he only answered, " Come, we have done very handsomely as it is.
Pagina 98 - George carried a stiff sail all day, neared them very much by sunset, and intended to have carried a plain sail all night, but by a strange blunder in Sir Charles Douglas, by making the signal for the leading ship to shorten sail, which was then under her topsails only, with her mizen topsails aback, the fleet lay to all night ; at least, the centre and rear did so. Captain Byron can best tell what the van did, as he was employed the whole night in carrying messages between the chief and third in...
Pagina 75 - The taking possession of this road was well judged, well conducted, and well executed, though indeed the French had an opportunity — which they missed — of bringing our rear to a very severe account. The van and centre divisions brought to an anchor under the fire of the rear, which was engaged with the enemy's centre, and then, the centre being at an anchor and properly placed, covered us while we anchored, making, I think, the most masterly manoeuvre I ever saw.
Pagina 24 - ... I at last took courage to do it, and having made the signal for my repeating frigate to come under the Barfleur's stern sent her with the letter of which No. 2 is a copy. This occasioned another summons to Mr. Drake and me on board the London, when I found, to my very great astonishment, Mr. Graves as ignorant as myself where the French fleet was, and that no frigates were particularly ordered (for we had several with us) to watch and bring an account of the enemy's motions. The question was...
Pagina 25 - ... half to have engaged it before any of the rear could have come up. Thirdly, when the van of the two fleets got into action, and the ships of the British line were hard pressed, one (the Shrewsbury) totally disabled very early from keeping her station by having her fore and main topsail yards shot away, which left her second (the Intrepid) exposed to two ships of superior force, which the noble and spirited behaviour of Captain...

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