Royal naval biography; or, Memoirs of the services of all the flag-officers, superannuated rear-admirals, retired-captains, post-captains, and commanders, whose names appeared on the Admiralty list of sea officers at the commencement of the present year or who have since been promoted, Part 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1828 - Great Britain
 

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Page 330 - The latter indeed sent a message " that he would not fire at all," and therefore no hostility took place betwixt our ships for some time after the Asia had returned the fire of the capitana bey. " In the mean time, however, our excellent pilot, Mr. Peter Mitchell, who went to interpret to Moharem my desire to avoid bloodshed, was killed by his people in our boat alongside ; whether with or without his orders...
Page 330 - Asia, and was consequently effectually destroyed by the Asia's fire, sharing the same fate as his brother Admiral on the starboard side, and falling to leeward a mere wreck. These ships being out of the way the Asia...
Page 177 - Nereide was carried into battle in a most judicious, officer-like, and gallant manner; 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 * See p.
Page 333 - ... action, than was exhibited by the squadrons of the three Allied Powers together, in this bloody and destructive battle. He attributes to the bright example set by his gallant colleagues, the Rear-Admirals, the able and cordial support which the ships of the several squadrons gave each other, during the heat and confusion of the battle.
Page 330 - The Asia, although placed alongside the ship of the Capitan Bey, was even nearer to that of Moharem Bey, the commander of the Egyptian ships ; and since his ship did not fire at the Asia, although the action was begun to windward, neither did the Asia fire at her. The latter, indeed, sent a message, " that he would not fire at all...
Page 365 - I stept out of the boat, I found several persons whose humanity prompted them to offer me sustenance, though improperly, in spirits, which I avoided as much as possible. Our weak state may be conceived, when it is considered that we received no nourishment from Sunday to Wednesday afternoon, and continually exposed to the fury of the watery elements.
Page 330 - This bloody and destructive battle was continued with unabated fury for four hours ; and the scene of wreck and devastation which presented itself at its termination was such as has been seldom before witnessed.
Page 337 - yet he was equally convinced that Commodore Bainbridge could not swerve so much from the paramount duty he owed his country as to become an inactive spectator, and see a ship belonging to the very squadron under his orders, fall into the hands of the enemy.
Page 24 - I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that at 5 o'clock PM on the 6th of August last, in latitude 24 44

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