Biographia navalis: or, Impartial memoirs of the lives and characters of officers of the navy of Great Britain, from the year 1660 to the present time; drawn from the most authentic sources, and disposed in a chronological arrangement, Volume 6

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Page 177 - ... friend sir W. Jones, he was elected president of the Asiatic society, in which capacity he delivered a eulogy on his predecessor, which was printed in the Transactions of the society, as are several others of Mr. Shore's papers. In 1793, he was made a baronet, and, some time after his return, in 1797, he was created a peer of Ireland, by the title of baron Teignmouth. He has given to the world Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Correspondence of Sir W. Jones (4to., 1801), and the Works of Sir...
Page 14 - ... of the line, happily without doing us any material injury; and at four in the afternoon he made a...
Page 54 - During the time of our being abreast of the fort, which was near ten hours, a brisk fire was kept up by the ships, with intervals; and we had the satisfaction, after being engaged two hours, to oblige the rebels to slacken their fire very much.
Page 78 - Spanifh fettlements, where they were obliged to put in for water, by which much offence was given to the Governor of the Havanna, and much injury done to the poor people...
Page 520 - ... cutter. When night came on, I formed the fleet in a line of battle a-head, and ordered the Venus and Greyhound frigates to keep between his Majesty's and the enemy's fleets, to watch their motions, which was admirably well attended to by that good and veteran officer, Captain Ferguson.
Page 367 - Conqueror received the fire of thefe three fhips, and returned his own, working his (hip with as much exaftnefs as if he had been turning into Spithead, and on every board gaining confiderably on the enemy, gave me infinite pleafurei the reft of the ihips (hewed no lefs eagernefs to get into aftion.
Page 245 - ... that order, and to keep the wind of the enemy, in the hopes of cutting them off from the land, from which we were only five leagues diftant. At eight o'clock, finding they had no other view but that of endeavouring to...
Page 89 - ... impracticable. The Bienfaisant had lost her main-top-mast, and the Buffalo her fore-yard; the rest of the ships w-ere not less shattered in their masts, rigging, and sails. The enemy appeared to be in as bad a condition. Both squadrons lay to, a considerable time, near to each other, when the Dutch, with their convoy, bore away for the Texel. We were not in a condition to follow them.
Page 89 - Admiral, the action began, and continued, with an unceasing fire, for three hours and forty minutes. By this time our ships were unmanageable. I made an effort to form the line, in order to renew the action, but found it impracticable.
Page 587 - Ireland taking place, he was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral of the Blue, and hoisted his flag on board the Mars, 74, Captain R.

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