Biographia navalis: or, Impartial memoirs of the lives and characters of officers of the navy of Great Britain, from the year 1660 to the present time; drawn from the most authentic sources, and disposed in a chronological arrangement, Volume 2

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R. Faulder, 1795 - History
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Page 204 - England ; in 1708 was appointed secretary at war, and, the following year, treasurer of the navy. In 1710, he was one of the parliamentary managers in the trial of Sacheverel ; but...
Page 30 - But especially the Seafaring part of the nation, To whom he was A generous patron, and a worthy example.
Page 209 - The Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily," " ended the war wherein the fleet of Great Britain bore so illustrious a part that the fate of the island was wholly governed by its operations, both competitors agreeing that the one could not have conquered nor the other have been subdued without it. Never was any service conducted in all its parts with greater zeal, activity, and judgment, nor was ever the British flag in so high reputation and respect in those distant parts of Europe.
Page 237 - Cabbin : it pleafed God to order * it otherwife ; I am thankful for it. As for thofe ' cowardly Captains who deferted you, hang them * up, for by they deferve it.
Page 221 - Benbow in the front, his man in the centre, and the officers in the rear. The magistrates, when he came before them, treated Captain Benbow with great civility ; told him they were sorry to make a point of such a trifle, but that since he...
Page 226 - Board to defire that four of the bed failors might be ordered to Sheernefs to clean, and that the others might come to the Downs, not only to take in water, which they very much wanted, but...
Page 460 - Deck, who seeing the Sea break to Leeward as the Ship bore away, and apprehending much Danger, came down to me in great haste, and was very importunate with me to come upon Deck my self, for that he said he saw Breakers all round, and concluded us to be in great Danger; but being a Land Captain, and depending upon the Judgment of Captain Paddon, who gave me no such Notice, I had little Regard to what he said, believing it to be the Result only of his Fear that might make him see Danger where there...
Page 325 - Wood agreed to give eight hundred pound] j four hundred pound*, part whereof was paid the faid Bowler, and the other four hundred pounds was made payable by note to one Mr. Herbert, for the ufe of Mr. Ker, which note was fent in a letter to Mr. Ker, and by. him put into Mr. Herbert's hands. And, befides that, as a...
Page 95 - ... thought could be done nowhere sooner than in England, where we have ten times the shipping, and consequently ten times the seamen, they have in France ; but there I saw twenty sail of ships, of about sixty guns each, got ready in twenty days' time ; they were brought in and the men were discharged ; and upon an order from Paris they were careened, keeled up, rigged, victualled, manned, and out again in the said time with the greatest ease imaginable. I likewise saw a ship of one hundred guns...
Page 209 - Britifh fleet bore fo illuflrious a part, that the fate of the ifland was wholly governed by its operations, both competitors agreeing, that the one could not have conquered, nor the other have been fubdued witliT out it.

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