By Edgar Stanton Maclay
;A heritage of the us army from 1775 to 1902 Vol.2 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор:Edgar Stanton Maclay Название: A background of the U.S. army from 1775 to 1902 Vol.2 Издательство: manhattan : D. Appleton Год: 1906 Формат: PDF Размер: 69.2 mb The historical past of the USA army divides into significant classes: the "Old Navy", a small yet revered strength of cruising ships that used to be additionally amazing for innovation within the use of ironclads throughout the American Civil struggle, and the "New Navy", the results of a modernization attempt that all started within the Eighties and finally made the U.S. army the main strong on the earth. TurboBit DepositFiles zero
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His fire until his ship just cleared the enemy s yard- when he poured in a full broadside. The havoc among the Algerians was awful. Their admiral, Rais Hammida, who had been wounded by a shot from the arms, Constellation and refused to go below, and was resting on a couch on the quarter-deck, animating his men, was literally cut in two by a 42-pound shot. The Guerriere* s men coolly loaded again, and before the smoke had cleared away they poured in a second broadside. At this second fire one of her main- deck guns burst, shattering the spar deck above and killed three and wounded seventeen.
Giers itself was strongly of a triangle, the base of the in hill a of shape slope a mile long, fronted the sea, while the sides rose which, like a pyramid, the apex being crowned by the casbah the ancient citadel of the deys five hundred feet The harbor, formed by an artificial level. defended was by double and triple rows of heavy mole, batteries, mounting two hundred and twenty guns. The town was protected by walls of immense thickness and mounted heavy guns, so that over five hundred pieces of ordnance bore upon the maritime approaches So strong were the defenses of this city of the place.
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A history of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1902 by Edgar Stanton Maclay