Minutes of a Court Martial Holden on Board His Majesty's Ship Gladiator: In Portsmouth Harbour, on Wednesday, the 26th Day of July, 1809, and Continued by Adjournment Till Friday, the 4th Day of August Following, on the Trial of the Right Honourable James, Lord Gambier: Admiral of the Blue, Commander in Chief of the Channel Fleet, &c. ... Including a Complete Copy of His Lordship's Defence, Taken from the Original: and the Whole of the Evidence and Occasional Discussion

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Mottley, Harrison, and Miller, 1809 - Всего страниц: 255
 

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Стр. 106 - Imperieuse, and other ships employed in that service, it appears to us that the said Admiral Lord Gambier, on the 12th day of the said month of April, the enemy's ships being then on shore, and the signal having been made that they could be destroyed, did for a considerable time neglect or delay taking effectual measures for destroying them.
Стр. 119 - I imagine, that the space for their anchorage is so confined by the shoalness of the water, as not to admit of ships to run in and anchor clear of each other. The most distant ships of their two lines are within point-blank shot of the works...
Стр. 19 - ... projected attack on the enemy's squadron off Isle d'Aix, I have their Lordships commands to signify their direction to you to employ Lord Cochrane in the above-mentioned service accordingly, whenever the attack shall take place ; and I am to acquaint you that the twelve fireships, of which you already had notice, are now in the Downs in readiness, and detained only by contrary winds, and that Mr. Congreve is also at that anchorage, with an assortment of rockets, ready to proceed with the fireships....
Стр. 2 - And whereas, by the Log-books and Minutes of Signals of the Caledonia, Imperieuse, and other ships employed on that service, it appears to us, that the said Admiral Lord Gambier, on the 12th day of the said month of April, the enemy's ships being then on shore, and the signal having...
Стр. 230 - Gambier in his defence, and what his lordship had to allege in support thereof; and, having maturely and deliberately weighed and considered the whole, the court is of opinion, that the charge has...
Стр. 5 - Aix, as well as from the enemy's ships, most of which cut or slipt their cables, and from the confined anchorage got on shore, and thus avoided taking fire. At daylight the following morning, Lord Cochrane communicated to me by telegraph, that seven of the enemy's ships were on shore and might be destroyed.
Стр. 134 - Cochrane has expressed opinion, that two or three sail of the line sent in on the morning of the 12th might, by running up on the verge of the Boyart shoal, have passed to leeward of the two French ships remaining at anchor. This I declare to have been absolutely...
Стр. 231 - Gambier; but that his lordship's conduct on that occasion, as well as his general conduct and proceedings as commander-in-chief of the Channel fleet in Basque roads, between the 17th day of March and the 29th day of April, 1809, was marked by zeal, judgment, ability, and an anxious attention to the welfare of his majesty's service,. and doth 'adjudge him to be most honourably acquitted; and the said Admiral the Right Honourable Lord Gambier is hereby most honourably acquitted accordingly.
Стр. 64 - Then he apologized for the freedom which he used in advising the commander inchief, saying, he took that liberty as a friend, for it would be impossible, things remaining as they were, to prevent murmurs in England. My lord, he concluded, you have desired me to speak candidly to you, and I have used that freedom.
Стр. 135 - Lord Gambier argued, in opposition to this statement, that what Lord Cochrane supposed to be ruins, were in fact materials for improving or increasing the works. " Can it be natural to suppose...

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