Index

 


Contents

Transcriber's note !
Frontispiece.
Introduction.
Illustrations.
Index
 
 

Chapter I.

 

THE NAVY AS IT WAS.

PAGE

A fox-hunt on the Rodney
The biter bit
With the Channel Squadron

  1  

Chapter II.

 

INCIDENTS LEADING UP TO THE CRIMEAN WAR.

 
Overboard at the opera
The massacre of Sinope
Flogging in the navy
Steering for the Crimea

8

Chapter III.

 

THE BOMBARDMENT OF SEBASTOPOL

 
The gallant Rodney
In a gale at Balaklava
In the trenches
With the Naval Brigade
The Redan
The Black Sea and Sebastopol
A letter from Sir Edmund Lyons

17

Chapter IV.

 

THE CALCUTTA.

 
On the way to the China station
Sea-bathing in the China Seas

33

Chapter V.

 

WAR WITH CHINA.

 
The Coromandel fires the first shot
Three months in an open boat
The bombardment of Canton
Chinese fire-junks
The action of November 6
Bombardment of the Bogue Forts

38

Chapter VI.

 

OPERATIONS IN THE CANTON RIVER.

 
Chinese rockets
A fire in the Factories
" Give 'em some spiritual case, sir "
Sport in the river
A dare-devil clash
Touch-and-go
Death of young Pearn

53

Chapter VII.

 

EVACUATION OF CANTON.

 
Chinese rank
Lin-Tsih-Sen's vainglory
Return to Hong-Kong
Snipe-shooting in the paddy-fields
Between the devil and the deep sea
Another fight imminent.

69

Chapter VIII.

 

BATTLE OF FATSHAN CREEK.

 
The opposed forces
Keppel leads straight for the junks
Battle of Fatshan Creek
Sir Henry Keppel's account of the action
Back at Hong-Kong
A false alarm
Hunting the pirates
A pirate lorcha burned
The Algerine engages the pirates
A munificent reward !

84

Chapter IX.

 

CAPTURE OF THE PEIHO FORTS.

 
An ultimatum delivered
The attack
A curious casualty
The bluejacket as connoisseur
A long spell in the river
Napoleon's grave

104

Chapter X.

 

THE CHANNEL SQUADRON AND WASP.

 
Six weeks in England in nine years
The Wasp
Various adventures
On the rocks
Sport in Robben Island
On the look-out for slavers
Ashore on a coral reef
Our troubles continue
A loyal coxswain
The track of the cutter
Zanzibar at last
The Iskundah Shah
The opium comes in handy
Back in the Wasp
An abominable traffic

116

Chapter XI.

 

VARIED EXPERIENCES.

 
The ascent of the " Peter Botte "
Bermuda
Simon's Bay
A villainous Portuguese
The man who was not
A close shave
A sporting expedition
Sport in Albania
The Melita goes to pieces

148

Chapter XII,

 

THE REINDEER.

 
A race for Rio
A revolution in Peru
The murder of the President
An anxious time
A night alarm
To the coast of Mexico
" The Tiger of Tepic "
A successful ruse

169

Chapter XIII,

 

DESTRUCTION OF THE CITY OF SAN SALVADOR BY AN EARTHQUAKE.

 
San Salvador destroyed by earthquake
After the earthquake
Sport in Vancouver
The soft answer
The Irishman and the Yankee
A neat retort
A torpedo accident
The burning of the Anita
Off Cape Horn
Home again

187

Chapter XIV

 

THE DRUID.

 
The Newfoundland fisheries
A phantom ship
A fight between stags
Icebergs
The sailor as J.P.
The band of Providence
Monarch of all he surveys
Jamaica n_____s in a regatta

208

Chapter 1V.

 

BRITISH HONDURAS AND HAYTI.

 
Havana
Captain overboard !
British Honduras
Vandonism
President Salamon

224

Chapter XVI.

 

THE LORD WARDEN.

 
Ignorance about the navy
The coastguard
Mr B. on his defence
Shooting caribou
Bill Smith

234

Chapter XVII.

 

RUBY, 1887-1889

 
The Recife at Pernambuco
Trinidad in the South Atlantic
The south-east station of South America
Their Lordships' binoculars
San Blas
Sport at San Blas
The Welsh settlement of Chupat
Sport in Patagonia
The Patagonian Indian
Cracker Bay
The Falklands

244

Chapter XVIII.

 

THE BEAGLE CHANNEL.

 
Bishop Stirling
"Down East"
The South American mission
A hospitable estancia
Mr Walter Ross-Raleigh

266

Chapter XIX.

 

THE BOADICEA.

 
Rodriguez
The gale of March 1895
The chasses in Mauritius
Sport in Mauritius
Deer-stalking
Father 0'Flinagen

277

Chapter XX.

 

BOURBON, OR REUNION, AND MADAGASCAR.

 
Reunion and Madagascar
Farquhar Island

292

Chapter XXI.

 

THE SEYCHELLES.

 
Their strategic importance
Land-tortoises
" Wiping the Admiral's eye"

297

Chapter XXII

 

CEYLON

 
Native petitions
Bombay
Carnation carp
The Andamans
Sport at Colimere Point

305

Chapter XXIII.

 

TIGER-SHOOTING IN CENTRAL INDIA

 
Indian shikar
The wisdom of the elephant
A kill
A handsome pair

316

Chapter XXIV.

 

RIFLE AND GUN IN N.W. PROVINCES.

 
A mixed bag
Stalking chincara

325

Chapter XXV

 

A VOYAGE UP THE PERSIAN GULF TO BAGDAD,

 
Muscat
The Garden of Eden
The old palace of Darius
Bagdad

331

Chapter XXVI.

 

KARACHI.

 
Duck-shooting
A ball on board the Boadicea
Sweden

341

Transcriber's note:
This book contains some language which is, I understand, racially offensive to some, and topics and ideas which perhaps belong to another age : since I've only put the book on-line for the Naval content and interest, I've doctored the word that some may find offensive, as one might a swear word, and much of the irrelevant text, regards hunting, where it doesn't involve feeding a ship's company, has been blanked out, although it is still there for those who wish to alter the colour of the font to something more readable, or just highlight it.

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