Paul Jones, Founder Of The American Navy (volume 1); A History

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byAugustus C. Buell

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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. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X A DIPLOMATIC DUEL The situation of Commodore Jones after the Richard had sunk almost baffles description. The Alliance, obedient to the whim of the now infuriated Landais, had deserted him altogether; not even assisting to remove the wounded from her sinking consort or offering to take on board any part of the prisoners. Dastardly as had been the conduct of the wretched Landais during the battle, his behavior after Jones had won the victory was even more criminal. At this distance and in view of modern naval knowledge and esprit de corps, the most amazing feature of the whole affair is the fact that officers like James Arthur Degge, first lieutenant; John Buckley, master; James Lynde, third lieutenant, and Morris Park, captain of marines in the Alliance, could have obeyed the orders of such an obvious traitor or coward as Landais was, or that they did not at once overpower or put him in irons or shoot him at all hazards on the first unmistakable development of his intention. Be this as it may, the desertion of Landais in the Alliance left Jones with only the Serapis, the Pallas, the Scarboro', which the latter had captured, and the little brig Vengeance; all close to a hostile coast, and two of the four ships seriously disabled; the Serapis having no mainmast, and the Scarboro' considerably crippled. When the action begun the Richard had on board two hundred and twelve English prisoners previously taken. Of these one had been killed by Pierre Gerard, as already related, leaving two hundred and eleven to be taken care of. Of the Richard's crew of three hundred and twenty-three, all hands in action, sixty-seven had been killed, and these sank with the ship, leaving two hundred and fifty-six to be taken care of; and of these one hundred and six were badly...

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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. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X A DIPLOMATIC DUEL The situation of Commodore Jones after the Richard had sunk almost baffles description. The Alliance, obe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021752737X

ISBN - 13:9780217527378

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