Sea Fighters; Navy Yarns Of The Great War

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byWarren Hastings Miller

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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.1920 Excerpt: ... SEA FIGHTERS PEASE OF THE NAVY The Peases are Navy people. Ever since Congress voted Commodore Pease ten numbers for gallantry in action at Vera Cruz in '43, there have been several of them in the service in every generation. During the Civil War, one of them went down in the illfated U. S. S. Cumberland before the ram of the Merrimac, firing his last guns as the waves surged over them; while another led the van on the U. S. S. Varuna when Farragut forced the forts before New Orleans. During the Spanish War, a Pease, "Crinky" by Annapolis nickname, in command of a converted yacht or "spit kit" as they were facetiously termed in the Navy, engaged and sank four Spanish gunboats in an action off the south shore of Cuba. Crinky Pease came out of that fight in great gusto--his decks all combed with the machine gun and rifle fire--a thirteen-pounder shell through his engine room missing the main steam pipe by just three inches--happy as a lark, without having lost one of his men. After the Spanish War, his two sons, Rodman and Willis, both went to Annapolis, as the only possible 3 school for a Pease. Roddy, the elder, graduatea at the foot of his class and the head of his football team and went right into the torpedo-boat service, a specialty that he took to like a duck to the water! Willis, the younger, passed high in his studies and was assigned to engineer duty. Later, in the Philippine ruction, Roddy was there--it was a way he had of being generally on hand when opportunities for a fight came up--and far down in some forgotten island where the Moros were holding a stockade, he came upon the Tenth Infantry about to assault the fort and carry it by storm. It did not take Roddy half an hour to get permission to cable his admiral for orders to "assist" in the fig...

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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.1920 Excerpt: ... SEA FIGHTERS PEASE OF THE NAVY The Peases are Navy people. Ever since Congress voted Commodore Pease ten numbers for gallantry i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920756

ISBN - 13:9780217920759

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