The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820, with an account of the origin and increase of the British navy, Volume 4

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Page 33 - chief may direct. The second in command will, after my intentions are made known to him, have the entire direction of his line, to make the attack upon the enemy, and to follow up the blow until they are captured or destroyed. " If the enemy's fleet should be seen
Page 55 - a double-headed shot killed eight marines on the poop, and wounded several others: on which the admiral ordered captain Adair to disperse his men round the ship, that they might not suffer so much from being- together. Presently a shot, that had come through a thickness of
Page 35 - any are thrown round the rear of the enemy, they will effectually complete the business of 12 sail of the enemy. Should the enemy wear together, or bear up and sail large, still the 12 ships, composing, in the first position, the enemy's rear, are to be the object of attack of the lee line, unless otherwise
Page 34 - foes; but I look with confidence to a victory before the van of the enemy could succour their rear ; and then that the british fleet would, most of them, be ready to receive their 20 sail of the line, or to pursue them should they endeavour to make off. If the van of the enemy tack, the captured ships must run
Page 35 - in order to get as quickly as possible to the enemy's line; and to cut through, beginning at the twelfth ship from the enemy's rear. Some ships may not get through their exact place, but they will always be at hand to assist their friends.
Page 476 - according to the customs and usage of civilized nations on terms of peace and amity with each other." On the 21st, at 8 AM, the Leopard arrived off Cape Henry, and, running up Lynnhaven bay, anchored about noon in company with the Bellona and Melampus. On the 22d, at
Page 64 - which bore my flag, the lee. The action began at 12 o'clock by the leading ships of the columns breaking through the enemy's line, the commander in chief about the tenth ship from the van, the second in command about the twelfth from the rear, &c.
Page 140 - was bound by the strongest ties of affection; a grief to which even the glorious occasion in which he fell does not bring the consolation which perhaps it ought. His lordship received a musketball in his left breast about the middle of the action, and sent an officer to me immediately with his last farewell, and soon after expired.
Page 35 - by the commander in chief: which is scarcely to be expected; as the entire management of the lee line, after the 'intentions of the commander in chief are signified, is intended to be left to the judgment of the admiral commanding that line. The remainder of the enemy's fleet, 34 sail of the line, are to be left to
Page 477 - deserters from his britannic majesty's ships ; nor do I know of any being here." The commodore then states, that his instructions are, not to permit the crew of his ship to be mustered by any but her own officers, that he wishes to preserve harmony, and that he hopes his answer will prove satisfactory. The Leopard

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