Wed, 29th Oct 2014 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Wizard)

 
  Lot 24
 

24

THE DEFEAT OF THE BREST SQUADRON

THE DEFEAT OF THE BREST SQUADRON
"I take the liberty of communicating to you, for the information of his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, that I fell in with the enemy's squadron on the 12th instant, the Rosses bearing S.S.W. five leagues, and after an action which continued most of the day, four of their ships struck their colours...". Official account of the defeat of the Brest Squadron, by Sir John Borlase Warren, from H.M.S. Canada, on the 18th of October, 1798. Also further detailed accounts from the Melampus, describing the persons and actions, and a full list of French ships taken, as well as a list of the British Fleet, their Captains, and number of guns -- 23in. of column space (Page 3, Columns 2-3), in a complete and genuine issue of THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, dated October 23rd, 1798

Estimated at £300 - £400


 

THE DEFEAT OF THE BREST SQUADRON
"I take the liberty of communicating to you, for the information of his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, that I fell in with the enemy's squadron on the 12th instant, the Rosses bearing S.S.W. five leagues, and after an action which continued most of the day, four of their ships struck their colours...". Official account of the defeat of the Brest Squadron, by Sir John Borlase Warren, from H.M.S. Canada, on the 18th of October, 1798. Also further detailed accounts from the Melampus, describing the persons and actions, and a full list of French ships taken, as well as a list of the British Fleet, their Captains, and number of guns -- 23in. of column space (Page 3, Columns 2-3), in a complete and genuine issue of THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, dated October 23rd, 1798