The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820, with an account of the origin and increase of the British navy, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
1826
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 182 - but yours was just as bad. I assure you that, if Cochrane had been supported, he would have taken every one of the ships. They ought not to have been alarmed by your brulots, but fear deprived them of their senses, and they no longer knew how to act in their own defence.
Page 303 - reduced that of Approuak. This success determined captain Yeo and the portuguese lieutenant-colonel to make a descent on the east side of the island of Cayenne; on which stands the town of the same name, the capital of the colony. The island is divided into two parts
Page 180 - has not been proved against the said admiral the right honourable lord Gambier; but that his lordship's conduct on that occasion, as well as his general conduct and proceedings as commander in chief of the Channel fleet employed in Basque roads, between the 17th day of March and the 29th day of April, 1809,
Page 128 - The gun in front of the town was soon taken and spiked by lieutenants Cashman and Hanlon; and the French, who had drawn up a considerable force of regular troops in the grove to defend the two field-pieces, were dislodged by captain Rea and lieutenant Grant, of the marines; who took possession
Page 306 - portuguese troops, proceeded to attack Trio. Although both parties had to land at the very muzzles of the guns, the cool bravery of the assailants, in defiance of a continual fire of grape and musketry, soon carried both posts, each mounting two 8-pounders, and put to flight the 100 men divided between them.
Page 180 - right honourable lord Gambier in his defence, and what his lordship had to allege in support, thereof; and, having maturely and deliberately weighed and considered the "whole, the court is of opinion, that the charge has not been proved against the said admiral the right honourable lord Gambier; but that his lordship's conduct on that occasion, as well as his general conduct and proceedings as
Page 307 - into Cayenne and took possession of the town. The enemy's troops, amounting to 400, laid down their arms upon the parade, and were embarked on board the several vessels belonging to the expedition : at the same time the militia, amounting to 600, together with 200 blacks, both of whom had been incorporated with the regular troops, delivered in their arms.
Page 429 - and the court cannot do otherwise than express its high admiration of the noble conduct of the captain, officers, and ship's company during the whole of the unequal contest, and is further of opinion that the
Page 318 - Penelope, and Adrienne, that, in the course of a quarter of an hour, they wore and joined the line-ofbattle ships; several of which were also, by this time, far advanced in the chase. These, soon afterwards, wore also; and, by 5
Page 304 - 80 seamen and marines from the Confiance, and a party of marines from the Voader and Infante, having been embarked on board the small vessels, the latter, on the 6th of January, early in the morning, dropped

Bibliographic information