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70 guns acquaint their Lordships action Admiral Rodney Admiralty America appointed arrival assured attack Barbadoes boats Britain British Captain coast command Commodore convoy cruising despatch duty EARL OF SANDWICH enemy enemy's engage England Excellency expected favour flag force France French fleet French ships frigates gallant Gibraltar give Governor Gros Islet Guichen hear honour hope Inclosed instant intelligence island Jamaica jesty's JOHN CLEVELAND join Juan de Langara King Laden LADY RODNEY land leeward letter likewise line of battle Lord Anson Lucie Majesty Majesty's fleet Majesty's ships mand Martinique ment Moncton naval obliged occasion officers orders PHILIP STEPHENS prisoners proper put to sea ready Rear-Admiral received Rodney's Royal Bay sail sent shew shore signal Sir George Rodney Sir George's Sir James Douglas Spain Spaniards Spanish fleet squa squadron station succour tain taken tion troops vessels Vice-Admiral Walsingham West Indies wind windward
34 페이지 - If a man die, shall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
295 페이지 - My eye on them had more dread than the enemy's fire, and they knew it would be fatal. No regard was paid to rank — admirals as well as captains, if out of their station, were instantly reprimanded by signals or messages sent by frigates ; and, in spite of themselves, I taught them to be what they had never been before — officers...
217 페이지 - The Prince is quite the officer, never wearing any other dress than his uniform, and his star and garter only when receiving addresses, or on any other public occasion. He has not slept a night out of his ship since his arrival in these seas, until coming into English Harbour, when the ship's heaving down obliged him to be on shore. His Royal Highness...
440 페이지 - Cannons, mortars, fire-arms, pistols, bombs, granadoes, bullets, balls, fuzees, flints, matches, powder, saltpetre, sulphur, cuirasses, pikes, swords, belts, pouches, cartouch-boxes, saddles and bridles, in any quantity beyond what may be necessary for the ship's provision, and may properly appertain to and be judged necessary for every man of the ship's crew or for each passenger, shall be deemed ammunition of war ; and if any such...
463 페이지 - A ship was driven ashore against one of the buildings of the Naval Hospital, which, by this shock, and by the impetuosity of the wind and sea, was entirely destroyed and swept away.
403 페이지 - It has been difficult, very difficult, to find out proper flag officers to serve under you ; some are rendered unfit from their factious connexions, others from infirmity or insufficiency ; and we have at last been obliged to make a promotion in order to do the thing properly.
306 페이지 - It is with concern inexpressible, mixed with indignation, that the duty I owe my Sovereign and my country obliges me to acquaint your lordships that during the action with the French fleet, on the tyth, and his Majesty's, the British flag was not properly supported.
463 페이지 - All the fruits of the earth, then standing, have been destroyed ; most of the trees of the island have been torn up by the roots ; and (what will give as strong an idea of the force of the wind as any thing) many of them were stripped of their bark.
230 페이지 - ... without a thorough change in naval affairs, the discipline of our navy will be lost. I could say much, but will not. You will hear of it from themselves. I have done them all like honour, but it was because I would not have the world believe that there were officers slack in their duty. Keep this to yourself.