This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 Excerpt: ...and put into the first port in Ireland, it being hazardous to come to the Downs, as the French Fleet is in the Channel. On May 19 news was brought to Plymouth that the merchant-ships and convoy, consisting of 3 English and 4 Dutch men-of-war, had arrived at Falmouth. (London Gazette, No. 2768.) May 21 (e). To Capt. Hughes, of the Pearl, Falmouth. To put to sea, together with the Dutch ships, if ordered to proceed with him, and join Admiral Russell, now in pursuit of the French, taking care not to be intercepted. May 23 (e). To same. To take with him what men can be spared from the merchant-ships. June 13 (f). To Russell. To send 2 ships to Falmouth, to convoy the Bilboa merchant-ships to the Downs, and then return to the Fleet. The Bilboa fleet, consisting of about 60 sail, passed the Downs for the House Op Thames on the 19th. (London Gazette, No. 2777.) Lords_mss (Merchant-ships for East Country, fyc):--1692' Jane 6 (/). Admiralty to Russell. To send to the Downs the Falcon and 3 fourth-rates, for employment as convoys. June 9 (h). Russell to Admiralty. Will send the ships, but it would be safer for them to wait for the Royal William, which will be ready in a few days to sail for Chatham. June 10 (/). Admiralty to Russell. To send the Falcon to the Nore, without waiting for the Royal William, the former being one of the ships designed to convoy the merchant-ships to the East Country, which are now ready to sail. (Ordnance Stores for Portsmouth):--May 28 (e). Admiralty Order. To Capt. Johnson, of the Kingfisher, at the Nore. To send to Sheerness, on his way to the Downs, for such vessels, laden with guns and stores from the Ordnance for Portsmouth, as shall be ready to sail with him, and convoy them to the Downs, and then proceed according to such Orders as...
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