Friday, June 1, 2018

Broke's Account


"According to the report of [British] Captain Broke, the most competent surviving eye-witness, the mizzen channels of the 'Chesapeake' locked in the fore-rigging of the 'Shannon.'  'I went forward,' he continues, 'to ascertain her position, and observing that the enemy were flinching from their guns, I gave orders to prepare for boarding.'" [Source]

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