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Page 559 - In the event of war with Spain, your duty will be to see that the Spanish squadron does not leave the Asiatic coast, and then offensive operations in the Philippine Islands.
Page 654 - marine. Second, must deprive an enemy of all strong positions where, protected by naval superiority, he might fix permanent quarters in our territory, maintain himself during the war, and keep the whole frontier in perpetual alarm. Third, must cover the great cities from attack; fourth, must prevent, as far as practicable, the great
Page 492 - Providence at this interval gave to my anxious wishes the usual land wind common in this bay, and my expectations were completed. We were all hands employed warping and towing off, and by the help of the light air, the whole were under sail and came to anchor out of reach of
Page 494 - this was a singular instance, in the achievement of which great skill was undoubtedly manifested, but which was also connected with peculiar circumstances, which they could not hope always to occur. It must not therefore, be expected, as a matter of course, that all such attempts in future must necessarily succeed.
Page 449 - to aim at permanent conquests is out of the question. America must be assaulted only on her coasts; her harbors destroyed; her shipping burned, and her seaport towns laid waste, are the only evils which she has reason to dread; and were a sufficient force embarked with these orders, no American war would be of long continuance.
Page 492 - were completed. We were all hands employed warping and towing off, and by the help of the light air, the whole were under sail and came to anchor out of reach of the shells about two in
Page 175 - Philippine Islands, Guam, or elsewhere beyond the continental limits of the United States, shall be considered as having been detailed for " shore duty beyond seas " and shall receive pay accordingly, with such additional pay as may be provided by law for service in island possessions of the United States.
Page 312 - was for some time, during the Napoleonic wars, occupied by the British, who fortified it, and when it was restored to Austria, the fortifications were repaired and improved. 45. Port St. Giorgio, which is about one and a half miles long and half a mile broad,
Page 175 - authorized to establish, and from time to time to modify, as the needs of the service may require, a classification of vessels of the navy, and to formulate appropriate rules governing assignments to command of vessels and squadrons.
Page 110 - Thomas Cavendish, caused all the principals of this island and of an hundred islands more, which he had made to pay tribute unto him (which tribute was in hogs, hens, potatoes, and cocos) to appear before him, and made himself and his company known unto them, that they were