ships-of-the-line love

ships-of-the-line

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  • He arrived there after his mistaken attempt to retake New York (he later claimed that the effort was a feint to deceive the enemy, which Mr. Chernow terms a "lie") and long after Adm. de Grasse's 28 ships-of-the-line and the French infantry and artillery had bottled up Cornwallis's 9,000-strong army near the end of the peninsula.

    O Captain, Our Captain

  • On June 12, de Ruyter advanced unopposed up the Medway, burned four anchored English ships-of-the-line, then towed back to Holland the eighty-gun Royal Charles, the largest vessel in the Royal Navy.

    Castles of Steel

  • Three of our great ships-of-the-line suffered consequential damage and will have to retire to Continental ports for repairs, taking our wounded with them.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • I could show Woodvale how to use our small fry against enemy ships-of-the-line and frigates … like hornets harrying a herd of bulls!

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Instead, he directed Cornwallis to abandon Portsmouth and fortify Old Point Comfort as a naval station “for ships-of-the-line as well as frigates” on the coast.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Instead, he directed Cornwallis to abandon Portsmouth and fortify Old Point Comfort as a naval station “for ships-of-the-line as well as frigates” on the coast.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The British cabinet, of course, had to weigh up the various conflicting pieces of evidence, but the indications were sufficient for the Admiralty to order Rear Admiral Nelson to re-enter the Mediterranean, but before this order reached the theater Lord St. Vincent had already detached him with three ships-of-the-line and some frigates from the Cadiz fleet May 3 to endeavor to keep a close watch on the activities at Toulon.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • The Admiralty controlled 113 ships-of-the-line in 1793, firing a cumulative broadside of some 90,000 pounds.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Three more French ships-of-the-line were disabled and aground, and a further six were wearing the white ensign; the remaining three were in full flight down the Mediterranean.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Three hundred sail were requisitioned to carry the expedition, split up among the various specified ports, and Admiral Brueys and his staff gathered thirteen French ships-of-the-line and a similar number of frigates at Toulon ready to shepherd the vast convoy down the Mediterranean.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

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