A Ship of the Line (Hornblower, Book 6) by C. S. Forester

By C. S. Forester

Although the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland is the ugliest and least fascinating two-decker within the army and a staff scarcity capability he needs to recruit 200 and fifty landlubbers, Hornblower is familiar with that by the point Sutherland and her squadron achieve the blockaded Catalonian coast each seaman will do his responsibility. yet with bold raids opposed to the French military and military to be made, it's going to take all Hornblower's seamanship and stewardship to guide a gentle direction to victory and residential. this can be the 6th of 11 books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower

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According to my observations, waves off Eastern Kamchatka are smaller than in other seas; moreover, I found on Karaginskii Island large firs that do not grow on Kamchatka. These are both indications that America, or some land to the west of it, is not far from Kam- The Bering Expeditions 29 chatka—between 100 and 250 miles, perhaps. One might easily ascertain this by constructing a vessel of 40 or 50 tons and sending it to explore. If such land is, in fact, close, a trade might be established between its natives and the Russian Empire.

Bearing south-west, they visited and charted the first five Kurile Islands. Okhota was then caught in a storm which ripped her sail. Luzhin and Evreinov were tossed about for seven days, then driven onto Paramushir Island. They lowered a cannon and anvil as a clumsy makeshift anchor, but the cable snapped. Again they drifted helplessly. At last, by dint of ceaseless effort and a scrap of sail, they reached the mouth of the Bol'shaia River whence, with wooden anchors and a prayer, they limped to the Okhota.

Petersburg as a result of the patronage of Cruys, whose secretary he had been. He had not wholly forgotten his indebtedness to Cruys. 54 Further orders went to Skorniakov-Pisarev on 30 July. From lakutsk he was to take three hundred men, debtors and prisoners if possible, and set them all to breaking land and sowing seed around Okhotsk. 55 Many months before the order for the Second Bering or Great Northern Expedition was officially announced on 17 April 1732,56 Kirillov and the Senate had essential preparations under way.

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