9780217013628: Life of Sir John Hawley Glover

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II Service in Burmah, 1851-1853--Steam-ship ' Penelope'--Command of 'Teazer' on the African Coast--Promotion to rank of Lieutenant--China Station--Appointment to 'Sphinx' at Rangoon--Second Burmese War--Command of paddle-box boats on the Irawadi--Cholera--Death of Admiral Austin--Fighting at Pegu--Landing at Donabew--Fighting with the Burmese--Severe losses--Captain Loch killed--Lieutenant Glover severely wounded--Bringing ship back to England--Receives public thanks from Sir George Lambert--Recommended for promotion--Baltic and Heligoland, 1854-1855--Russian War--Appointment as Senior Lieutenant to the ' Rosamond'--Sighting Russian Cruiser--Court-martial--Sir Michael Seymour's opinion--Promotion stopped--Serviceoff Scotland--Command of the' Otter '--On special service--Heligoland--Despatch to Lord Clarendon--Naval Review. In December 1850, as already mentioned, Mr. Glover's command of the cutter 'Auxiliaire' came to an end. When she was paid off he was appointed to the ' Victory,' but almost immediately transferred to the steam frigate ' Penelope,' bearing the pennant of Commodore Bruce, on the South Coast of Africa, and served in command of her tender 'Teazer.' He was at this time expecting his lieutenant's commission. Here we find him on the threshold of his African career, having learnt the various duties of his profession--seamanship, navigation, and surveying--and having already assumed the responsibility of independent commands. During WAR WITH BURMA IT 19 his first visit to Africa he was still employed in surveying, and acquired some knowledge of the estuaries of the great African rivers. He visited St. Helena and the Cape, but did not remain long in South Africa. In October 1851, he was promoted lieutenant, and was then employed in surveyi...

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