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Военная историяSea Fighters Navy Yarns of the Great war

Sea Fighters Navy Yarns of the Great war
Название: Sea Fighters Navy Yarns of the Great war
Автор: Warren H. Miller
Издательство: The Macmillan Company
Страниц: 228
Формат: PDF в RAR
Размер: 23,5 Мб
Качество: Хорошее
Год: 1920
Язык: английский
Для сайта: eKnigi.org

The Peases are Navy people. Ever since Congress voted Commodore Pease ten numbers for gallantry in action at Vera Cruz in '43, there have been several of them in the service in every generation. During the Civil War, one of them went down in the ill-fated U. S. S. Cumberland before the ram of the Merrimac, firing his last guns as the waves surged over them; while another led the van on the U. S. S. Varum when Farragut forced the forts before New Orleans. During the Spanish War, a Pease, "Crinky" by Annapolis nickname, in command of a converted yacht or "spit kit" as they were facetiously termed in the Navy, engaged and sank four Spanish gunboats in an action off the south shore of Cuba. Crinky Pease came out of that fight in great gusto—his decks all combed with the machine gun and rifle fire a thir-teen-pounder shell through his engine room missing the main steam pipe by just three inches happy as a lark, without having lost one of his me


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