Transportation

Bound for the East Indies

Bound for the East Indies

Author: Andrew Norman

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The loss of East Indiaman HCS `Halsewell' on the coast of Dorset in southern England in January 1786, touched the very heart of the British nation. `Halsewell' was just one of many hundreds of vessels which had been in the service of the Honourable East India Company since its foundation in the year 1600. In the normal course of events, `Halsewell' would have been expected to serve out her working life, before passing unnoticed into the history books. However, this was not to be. Halsewell's loss was an event of such pathos as to inspire the greatest writer of the age Charles Dickens, to put pen to paper; the greatest painter of the age J. M. W. Turner, to apply brush to canvas, and the King and Queen to pay homage at the very place where the catastrophe occurred. Artefacts from the wreck continue to be recovered to this very day which, and for variety, interest, curiosity, and exoticism, rival those recovered from Spanish armada galleons wrecked off the west coast of Ireland two centuries previously. Such artefacts shed further light both on `Halsewell' herself, and on the extraordinary lives of those who sailed in her.
Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)

Voyages to the East-Indies

Voyages to the East-Indies

Author: Johan Splinter Stavorinus

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175035532905

Category: Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)

Page:

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Great Britain

East Indies, China and Japan, 1617-1621

East Indies, China and Japan, 1617-1621

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001051088U

Category: Great Britain

Page: 596

View: 617

East Indies

The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies

The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies

Author: Sir Clements Robert Markham

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005402214

Category: East Indies

Page: 314

View: 372

Antarctica

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769

Author: Philip Carteret

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556008946824

Category: Antarctica

Page: 564

View: 858

India

A Voyage to the East Indies [etc.]

A Voyage to the East Indies [etc.]

Author: Paulinus (a S. Bartholomaeo)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035588519

Category: India

Page: 500

View: 542

History

HMS Centurion 1733–1769 An Historic Biographical-Travelogue of One of Britain's Most Famous Warships and the Capture of the Nuestra Senora De Covadonga Treasure Galleon.

HMS Centurion 1733–1769 An Historic Biographical-Travelogue of One of Britain's Most Famous Warships and the Capture of the Nuestra Senora De Covadonga Treasure Galleon.

Author: Shirley Fish

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504944915

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 495

When the Centurion and a squadron of six vessels and 1,959 men and boys set out from England in 1740, on a round-the-world expedition, they were unaware of the terrifying events that awaited them in the days ahead. The squadron, under the command of Commodore George Anson, had departed from England with every hope of a successful mission to harass and take prizes in the Spanish possessions of the Americas and in Asia. The journey proved more challenging than anticipated, and at times, it seemed nightmarish and beyond anything experienced by the crew. The ship survived two huge waves and a lightning strike. Then, there was the great loss of life amongst the crew who perished due to the devastating symptoms of scurvy. Despite these setbacks, there were moments of pure joy, especially when the Centurion captured the fabulously wealthy Manila-Acapulco Galleon in the Philippines, the Nuestra Senora de Covadonga. Throughout the Centurion's career as a royal naval warship in the eighteenth century, she played a role in the capture of Quebec during the French and Indian War and the invasion of Havana in the Seven Years War. She was also instrumental when dealing with the Barbary Corsairs of Algeria and Morocco. Amongst the famous men who sailed on this vessel were John Harrison, the inventor of the first maritime sea clock, and Joshua Reynolds, the celebrated portrait painter. The details of the journeys to the Americas, Asia, and Europe are described in this biographical-travelogue of the Centurion.
Indonesia

Voyages to the East Indies

Voyages to the East Indies

Author: Christoph Frick

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044050141365

Category: Indonesia

Page: 346

View: 289

Hindustani language

The Strangers' East Indian Guide to the Hindoostanee; Or Grand Popular Language of India

The Strangers' East Indian Guide to the Hindoostanee; Or Grand Popular Language of India

Author: John Borthwick Gilchrist

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000154583

Category: Hindustani language

Page: 246

View: 700

Commerce

The Practical Abridgement of the Laws of Customs and Excise ...

The Practical Abridgement of the Laws of Customs and Excise ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048503737

Category: Commerce

Page: 18

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