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The Naval History of the United States Volume 1   By: (1863-1934)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. Author's spelling has been maintained.

Every chapter heading had an illustration; the corresponding tag has been removed.]

[Illustration: Spilling Grog on the "Constitution" before Going into Action.]

THE NAVAL HISTORY

OF THE

UNITED STATES

BY

WILLIS J. ABBOT

With Many Illustrations

VOLUME ONE

NEW YORK: PETER FENELON COLLIER, PUBLISHER.

Copyright, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1890 By Dodd, Mead and Company

All rights reserved

CONTENTS.

THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

PART I.

BLUE JACKETS OF '76.

CHAPTER I.

Early Exploits upon the Water. Gallop's Battle with the Indians. Buccaneers and Pirates. Morgan and Blackbeard. Capt. Kidd turns Pirate. Downfall of the Buccaneers' Power.

CHAPTER II.

Expeditions against Neighboring Colonies. Romantic Career of Sir William Phipps. Quelling a Mutiny. Expeditions against Quebec.

CHAPTER III.

Opening of the American Revolution. The Affair of the Schooner "St. John." The Press gang and its Work. The Sloop "Liberty." Destruction of the "Gaspee." The Boston Tea party.

CHAPTER IV.

The Beginning of the Navy. Lexington and Concord. A Blow Struck in Maine. Capture of the "Margaretta." Gen. Washington and the Navy. Work of Capt. Manly.

CHAPTER V.

Events of 1776. The First Cruise of the Regular Navy. The "Lexington" and the "Edward." Mugford's Brave Fight. Loss of the "Yankee Hero." Capt. Manly, and the "Defence." American Vessels in European Waters. Good Work of the "Lexington" and the "Reprisal." the British defeated at Charleston.

CHAPTER VI.

The Career of Paul Jones. In Command of the "Providence." Capture of the "Mellish." Exploits with the "Alfred." In Command of the "Ranger." Sweeping the English Channel. The Descent upon Whitehaven.

CHAPTER VII.

Career of Paul Jones Continued. His Descent upon the Castle of Lord Selkirk. The Affair of the Plate. The Descent upon Whitehaven. The Battle with the "Drake." Lieut. Simpson's Perfidy.

CHAPTER VIII.

Career of Paul Jones Continued. His Search for a Ship. Given Command of the "Bon Homme Richard." Landais and his Character. The Frustrated Mutiny. Landais quarrels with Jones. Edinburgh and Leith threatened. The Dominie's Prayer.

CHAPTER IX.

Career of Paul Jones Concluded. The Battle between the "Bon Homme Richard" and the "Serapis." Treachery of Landais. Jones's Great Victory. Landais steals the "Alliance." Jones in Command of the "Ariel." The "Ariel" in the Storm. Arrival in America.

CHAPTER X.

Career of Nicholas Biddle. His Exploit at Lewiston Jail. Cruise in the "Randolph." Battle with the "Yarmouth." The Fatal Explosion. Samuel Tucker. His Boyhood. Encounter with Corsairs. Cruising in the "Franklin." In Command of the "Boston." Anecdotes of Capt. Tucker.

CHAPTER XI.

Hostilities in 1777. American Reverses. The British in Philadelphia. The Attack upon Fort Mifflin. Cruise of the "Raleigh" and the "Alfred." Torpedo Warfare. The Battle of the Kegs.

CHAPTER XII.

Naval Events of 1778. Recruiting for the Navy. The Descent upon New Providence. Operations on the Delaware. Capt. Barry's Exploits... Continue reading book >>


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