A History Of The United States Navy From 1775 To 1902

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byEdgar Stanton Maclay

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SCHLEY COURT OP INQUIRY. 503 ment or any action of any kind whatsoever in accordance with any order from him. In short, the question as to which of the two men, Rear-Admiral Sampson or Rear-Admiral Sehley, was at the time in command is of merely nominal character. Technically Sampson commanded the fleet, and Schley, as usual, the western division. The actual fact, the important fact, is that after the battle was joined not a helm was shifted, not a gun was fired, not a pound of steam was put on in the engine room aboard any ship actively engaged, in obedience to the order of either Sampson or Schley, save on their own two vessels. It was a captain's fight. Therefore the credit to which each of the two is entitled rests on matters apart from the claim of nominal command over the squadron; for so far as the actual fight was concerned neither one nor the other in fact exercised any command. Sampson was hardly more than technically in the fight. His real claim for credit rests upon his work as commander in chief; upon the excellence of the blockade; upon the preparedness of the squadron; upon the arrangement of the ships head-on in a semicircle around the harbor; and the standing orders in accordance with which they instantly moved to the attack of the Spaniards when the latter appeared. For all these things the credit is his. The Brooklyn's Loop. Rear-Admiral Schley is rightly entitled--as is Captain Cook--to the credit of what the Brooklyn did in the fight. On the whole she did well; but I agree with the unanimous finding of the three admirals who composed the court of inquiry as to the .' loop." It has seriously marred the Brooklyn's otherwise excellent record, being in fact the one grave mistake made by any American ship that day. Had the Brooklyn turn...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SCHLEY COURT OP INQUIRY. 503 ment or any action of any kind whatsoever in accordance with any order from him. In short, the quest...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217426883

ISBN - 13:9780217426886

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