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By Angus Konstam

ISBN-10: 184176308X

ISBN-13: 9781841763088

The French innovative and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a interval while rival ecu fleets vied for naval supremacy, and naval strategies have been evolving. The British Royal army emerged effective because the major international sea strength, and the epitome of Britannic naval energy was once the Ship-of-the-Line. those 'wooden partitions' have been greater than in simple terms floating gun batteries: they contained a group of as much as 800 males, and infrequently needed to stay at sea for prolonged sessions. This e-book deals special insurance of the complicated vessels that have been the most important man-made buildings produced within the pre-Industrial period.

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Of the Blue. He now accepted the command of the Beet equipping for the relief of Gibraltar. The Rritifh fleet*, with its convoy, entered the Streights on the morning of the I ah of Oaober, and about five o'clock ill the afternoon arrived off the bay. Respeaing this relief of Gibr:iitar, it Ins been justly said" That foreign nations acknowledge its glolY, and every future age will confirm it. Not only the hopes, but the fears of his country, accompanied Lord Howe. The former rcUed upon his consummate abilities, and approved bravery; while the latter could not but look to the many obstacles be had to subdue, and the superior t advantage of tbe Beet that was to oppose him.

How glorious would be an Ol'd~r founded on such 'In origin, and devoted entit ely to naval merit. t On the;:<1 or Jun~ J7')7, rat! IIow~ was invested with the insignia of the ~attcr. lHOGRAPIHCAL MEMOIR stand the insidious artifice of the enemy, which threatened to lay the proudest honours of Great Britain in the dust. He felt humanely for those who were infected by the noxious poison, and strove with parental tenderness in their behalf. He stood like the guardian genius of his Country, between the dead and the living, and stayed the plague.

Sir Alexander Hood, K. B. Ditto. George Bowyer, Rear Admiral of the V\Thite. Benjamin Caldwell, Ditto. Alan Gardner, Ditto. Thomas Pasley, Ditto. Sir Roger Curtis, First Captain to the Commander in Chief. 'BRITISH LINE OF BATTLE given by Lord Howe from St. Helen's, May zd, 1794. 011 sailing Ships Names. Guns Captains. rCresar 80 Capt. Anthony lames Pye Molloy. II h S Real' Admira T. Pasley. Be erop on 74 1 Capt. William Hope. Leviathan 74 Right Han. Lord Hugh Seymour. " Russel 74 Capt. John Willet Payne.

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