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James' Naval History; A Narrative of the Naval Battles, Single Ship Actions, Notable Sieges and Dashing Cutting-Out Expeditions Fought in the Days of Exmouth, Duckworth and Sir Sydney Smith (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 8 ene 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... passed to windward of the former, and, at about 7.30 p.m.,. when just in mid channel, hetween Lissa and Spalmadon,. received the fire of the latter, a most galling fire, too, as the Active could not bring any number of her own guns to bear without keeping off the wind, and of course losing way in the chase. At length, at about 1.45 p.m., the Active closed the Corona to-leeward. A spirited action now ensued between the two frigates, and continued until 2.30 p.m.,. when the Corona surrendered, after a resistance highly honourable to the Venetian flag, and which resistance she had protracted until almost within reach of the batteries of Lessina. The Carolina and Dance, the latter of whom, had she supported the Corona, might, perhaps, have saved her from capture, were already in safety under the guns of those batteries, and just about entering the harbour. The whole of the Venetian small craft also effected their escape in different directions; and the French frigate, Flore, finding that the Amphion, owing to the shattered state of her boats and her close engagement with the Bellona, was unable to take immediate possession, waited only until the Active had gone in chase of the Corona, and no British ship was in a position to molest her, then rehoisted her colours, and made sail after the Dance and Carolina, an act highly dishonourable in her commanding officer, as the Amphion, under whose guns she at first lay, might have sunk her. The Active, until she made sail, might also have done the same, and, probably, would have taken possession of the Flore, but that it did not comport with Captain. Gordon's spirit, to stay by a beaten enemy while a fighting enemy remained to be subdued; and, above all, when a friend stood in need of his assistance. The Amphion had...

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WILLIAM JAMES was a prolific photojournalist who took more than 10,000 images of Toronto during the early twentieth century.

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