The Naval Battles Of Great Britain; From The Accession Of The Illustrious House Of Hanover To The…

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bySir Charles Ekins

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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. 1828. Excerpt: ... Basseterre, the French and Irish officers were determined to call them English, and that they were runaways from our beaten fleet. Next day appeared off Basseterre a large frigate under English colours, which worked for some hours as if she wanted to communicate with the shore; but bore away in the afternoon. The two French ships were the Auguste, and the Brave, which got into Curassoa. The Auguste was Bougainville's ship. April 16th.--The Deputies returned to Nevis. Just before getting on board the packet, one of them was taken aside by a particular friend, who told him in the utmost confidence, that he had spoken to a white man who had been the day before on board the English frigate in the offing; which was the Endymion, Captain Smith; where he learnt there had been two actions, the last, on the 12th, decisive--that we had taken the Ville de Paris, and three other ships of the line, and burnt another--that Count de Grasse was then prisoner on board the Formidable--and that he had brought two letters on shore for gentlemen of the island. LORD RODNEY. On the 9th and 12th of April, 1782. Extracts of Letters from Lord Rodney, dated Formidable, at Sea, April Uth, 1782. "On the 5th of April I received intelligence that the enemy were embarking their troops on board the ships of war; and concluded they intended to sail in a few days. Captain Byron, of the Andromache, an active and diligent officer, watched their motions with such attention, that on the 8th instant at day-light he made the signal of the enemy's coming out, and standing to the N. W. I instantly made the signal to weigh; and having looked into the bays of Fort Royal and St. Pierre, I made the signal for a general chase; and, before daylight, came up with the enemy under Dominique, where both fle...

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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. 1828. Excerpt: ... Basseterre, the French and Irish officers were determined to call them English, and that they were runaways from our beaten fl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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