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admiral Alabama American anchor Anson Armada ashore attack battle began Bellerophon Blake blockade boat bows British frigate British ships broadside Cadiz Captain capture Centurion Cherbourg close quarters coast command Confederate Constitution crew cruise cruiser David David Farragut deck destroy Drake Emden enemy enemy's England English fleet English ships Enterprise escape Essex famous Farragut feet fighting fire flag flagship forts fought frigate galleons Guerriere gunboats guns Hampton Roads harbor Hartford heavy Hull Hunley ironclad Isaac Hull island Kearsarge later Lieutenant Long Serpent man-of-war mast Meanwhile merchantmen Merrimac midshipman Monitor naval navy Nelson oars officers Olaf Olaf's pirates port Porter Porto Farina prizes raking Revenge rigging sail sailors Saint George scurvy sea fighter Semmes sent shore shot side sighted signal soon Spain Spaniards Spanish fleet Spanish ships squadron steam stern submarine surrendered took torpedo Union ship vessel Victory warship wind wounded
Page 142 - Her deck once red with heroes' blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe, When winds were hurrying o'er the flood And waves were white below, No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee; — The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea!
Page 43 - Sir Richard spoke and he laugh'd, and we roared a hurrah, and so The little Revenge ran on sheer into the heart of the foe, With her hundred fighters on deck, and her ninety sick below ; For half of their fleet to the right and half to the left were seen, And the little Revenge ran on thro
Page 43 - And while now the great San Philip hung above us like a cloud Whence the thunderbolt will fall Long and loud, Four galleons drew away From the Spanish fleet that day, And two upon the larboard and two upon the starboard lay, And the battle-thunder broke from them all.
Page 116 - A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts." I remember the sea-fight far away, How it thundered o'er the tide ! And the dead captains, as they lay In their graves, o'erlooking the tranquil bay, Where they in battle died. And the sound of that mournful song Goes through me with a thrill: "A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
Page 46 - ... commanded the master gunner, whom he knew to be a most resolute man, to split and sink the ship; that thereby nothing might remain of glory or victory to the Spaniards: seeing in so many hours fight, and with so great a navy they were not able to take her, having had fifteen hours...
Page 62 - The whole action was so miraculous, that all men who knew the place, wondered that any sober men, with what courage soever endued, would ever have undertaken it; and they could hardly persuade themselves to believe what they had done; whilst the Spaniards comforted themselves with the belief, that they were devils, and not men, who had destroyed them in such a manner.
Page 45 - But never a moment ceased the fight of the one and the fifty-three. Ship after ship, the whole night long, t"heir high-built galleons came, Ship after ship, the whole night long, with her battle-thunder and flame; Ship after ship, the whole night long, drew back with her dead and her shame.
Page 45 - All the powder of the Revenge to the last barrel was now spent, all her pikes broken, forty of her best men slain, and the most part of the rest hurt. In the beginning of the fight she had but one hundred free from sickness and fourscore and ten sick, laid in hold upon the ballast.