A history of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1902 by Edgar Stanton Maclay

By Edgar Stanton Maclay

;A historical past of the USA army from 1775 to 1902 Vol.2 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор:Edgar Stanton Maclay Название: A historical past of the us army from 1775 to 1902 Vol.2 Издательство: long island : D. Appleton Год: 1906 Формат: PDF Размер: 69.2 mb The background of the U.S. military divides into significant classes: the "Old Navy", a small yet revered strength of cruising ships that used to be additionally outstanding for innovation within the use of ironclads through the American Civil struggle, and the "New Navy", the results of a modernization attempt that begun within the Eighteen Eighties and at last made the U.S. military the main robust on the planet. TurboBit DepositFiles zero

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It happened that many of the officers and men of the British regiment stationed at this place had served in the battle of Lake Erie and entertained the highest fever, of respect for Captain Perry, and remembered his kind nesses to them when they were his prisoners. When it was known that he was about to visit Trinidad, ex tensive preparations were made to give him a cordial and when the dead body of the American commander was brought ashore the preparations for reception ; CRUISING FOR PIRATES.

Not wishing to shed blood unnecessarily, Decatur passed ahead and took a position off the enemy s bow, where he was out of range. Availing themselves of this, the Mussulmans put their helm up and endeavored to escape. This manoeuvre placed the little 18-gun brig Epermer directly in the course of the huge Algerian but, instead of getting out of the way, Master-Commandant Downes boldly opened his puny broadsides and took a position under the frig ate s cabin ports, so that by skillfully backing and fill ing away he avoided a collision, and at the same time poured in nine broadsides, which compelled the enemy, after a running action of twenty-five minutes, to sur Decatur afterward remarked that he had render.

Master-Commandant Lewis asked permission to make sail and chase, but Decatur rightly conjectured that the news of his arrival in the Mediterranean had not reached the Algerian, so he gave the signal, "Do nothing to excite suspicion," and continued to bear down on the Moor. In this manner the ships gradually drew near, care fully concealing all signs of hostility, as it was thought IN 1815. FULL CHASE. n would be taken for a British squadron. While they were still a mile from the chase, the Constellation, by some mistake of a quartermaster, hoisted American colors.

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