A Sailor Of Fortune; Personal Memoirs Of Captain B. S. Osbon

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byBradley Sillick Osbon

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... XVI An International Complication and the End of Revolution WE came back to Buenos Ayres and anchored, and I took up my old position on the blockade. At this time there was a strong pressure being brought to bear by foreign representatives to have the blockade raised for a few hours, as a large number of vessels were waiting at Montevideo to come up with their cargoes. The United States was represented by the sloop-of-war Jamestown, since transferred to the Marine Hospital Service. The rights of England were maintained by the auxiliary steam sloop-of-war Centaur. After a good deal of parleying it was agreed that the blockade should be raised on a given day, from sunrise until noon. Ample time was allowed to send word to Montevideo, and a number of vessels came up and availed themselves of the privilege. Among them was an English bark, laden with flour. She had started late and when she was within three or four miles of the blockade line the wind died and she came up, drifting slowly. As the time was nearly up, I sent an officer from my ship to inform the English captain that the blockade would be on at noon, sharp, and to impress upon him that no vessel would be allowed to cross the imaginary line after eight bells struck. Also, that if he attempted to cross we would take him as a prize. The Englishman saw his country's flag flying on the Centaur and was inclined to turn up his nose at our "mosquito fleet." He came drifting up, and when eight bells struck, true to promise, I sent two armed boats' crews aboard his vessel, declared her a prize, anchored her, and, hauling down the English flat, hoisted that of the Argentine Revolution. Well, I've seen a good many Englishmen get wild, but that was the wildest Britisher it has ever been my fortune to meet. He ...

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... XVI An International Complication and the End of Revolution WE came back to Buenos Ayres and anchored, and I took up my old po...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217309682

ISBN - 13:9780217309684

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