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Archive for April, 2008
The frigate “Blonde”
Together with 11
Transports get away
From the fleet.
The wind which blew from the north-west was still more violent than the day before and the sea rougher, especially during the night. At daybreak the frigate “Blonde” was missing as well as 11 transports, which had got away from us owing to the storm. The […]
Coming from America was
The wind was extremely high. Towards noon we descried a vessel coming from America. The frigate “Blonde” was sent off to reconnoitre her. Captain Pownal conferred with those on board, but the conversation was not made known to us that day. We had covered 21 leagues partly with a north-north-east […]
The fleet with
The Irish Regiments
This fleet had come quite near us this morning. It consisted of 40 transports and 2 frigates, the “Pearl” under Captain O’Hara and the “Carysford” under Captain Funshave. The former conferred with our ship’s agent, Captain Haynes, whereby we learnt that the fleet had come from Ireland, where […]
At noon today we found ourselves in latitude 46o 38′ and longitude 17 degrees 16 minutes with the aid of a good east wind. Our course was 38 leagues. At 5 o’clock in the afternoon a violent north-west wind arose with exceedingly heavy rain. The sea soon became rougher than we had ever seen […]
We continued our journey with the same strong north east wind and the same heavy sea. At midday our latitude was found to be 48o 30′, and longitude from Cape Lizard 2o 33′. We had covered 44 leagues 1 mile with the help of the strong wind. At 2 o’clock in the afternoon we […]
At 5 o’clock in the morning we were off Fallmouth, and we passed the town at 7 o’clock. At noon we descried Cape Cornwall in the distance, and we had covered 14 leagues and 1 mile. Our latitude was found to be 49o 50′ north, and we had mostly a north-north-west wind.
In the afternoon […]
At 7 o’clock in the morning we found ourselves about 3 miles from the English coast opposite Bold-Heyde so-called. At 10 o’clock we passed Start Point and at noon, Ramhead.
Our latitude was found to be 50o 9′, and the distance we had covered was 20 leagues.
At 1 o’clock we caught sight of some hills […]
By noon we had covered 14 leagues with a north-west wind, and our latitude was found to be 50o 31 minutes north.
There was no wind whatever at 4 o’clock, so the result was that we still had Portland Bill ahead of us at 6 o’clock in the afternoon, and had to go on tacking […]
At daybreak we had Portland Bill before us. At noon we had passed same, and had covered 20 leagues and 2 miles since leaving the Isle of Wight according to the calculations made by the captain of our ship.
In the future the distances will be calculated from noon of the one day to noon […]
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