Sir Francis Drake: An Informative Essay Francis Drake was born during the years 1540 and 1544 in Devonshire, England. He was involved in piracy and illicit slave trading. Later on in 1577, he was chosen as the leader of an expedition. The expedition was intended to pass around South America, through the Strait of Magellan, and explore the coast that lay beyond. Francis Drake became known as a leading privateer after being recognized by Queen Elizabeth (Biography.com Editors).
Sturmhond was from the second book in the series Siege and Storm. Sturmhond is a sophomoric character, and as the book explains: “he is cocky and brash, and always used ten words when two would do” (Bardugo). He is transporting Alina in the sea with the Darkling when he turns on the Darkling and frees Alina. Alina, Sturmhond, Mal, and several crewmembers board another ship that Sturmhond planted for the ambush. Sturmhond likes to do things his own way just as the song Bad Reputation says: “Don’t tell me what I should do or say ‘cause I want to do it my own way”
On the return from the trip on the Pharaon Dantes took control of the ship with the tragic passing of the captain all of the sailors “love and respect”(22) Dantes. Danglars, who was the purser, was as much disliked by the crew as Edmond Dantes was liked by them”(2). “Danglars, possessed by the demon of hatred”(6) was jealous of such a young sailor moving up in power so quickly and have such good fortune in a short amount of time. Danglars is the prime culprit for accusign Dantes of treason. Dantes thoroughly plans his revenge against Danglars by first going to Danglars and opening a line of unlimited credit as the Count of Monte Cristo, setting up Danglars to be sabotaged later.
A great expedition was organized to attack and capture New Orleans, and at its head was placed General Pakenham, the commander of the column that delivered the fatal blow at Salamanca. “In December a fleet of British war¬ships and transports, carrying thousands of victorious veterans from the Peninsula, and manned by sailors who had grown old in a quarter of a century 's triumphant ocean warfare, anchored off the broad lagoons of the Mississippi delta. The few American gunboats were carried after a desperate hand-to-¬hand struggle, the troops were landed, and on December 23 the ¬guards of two thousand men reached the banks of the Mississippi, but ten miles below New Orleans, and there camped for the night. There were no forts to protect the place, and the militia was not armed very well or trained very well. On the afternoon of the very day when the British reached the banks of the river the vanguard of Andrew Jackson 's Tennesseans marched into New Orleans.
on the perp in the scrubs?” “Nope,” I said. “He was just a blur.” Twist tapped on an article in the Clandestine Post that wasn’t very long but did offer a few interesting details about Chester McBride, a reckless sea captain, who time and again sailed into savage storms, lashing swirls, and cutting sprays, daring the elements to daunt him. “He’d gotten himself into some kind of trouble while he was in the Far East and had to leave in a hurry,” Twist added. “I was also able to do a little research online, and I found a site which provided some additional information about the captain.” “And?” I asked. “Well, I guess he and his new bride—a Chinese princess—stayed with his widowed sister Abigail for a while on the outskirts of Bitter Springs.” “Chinese?” Seth repeated.
After researching historic events on my birthday, August 1st, I have found three very interesting topics: Columbus discovering South America, how the first world war started, and an ex-marine going on a killing spree in Texas. Christopher Columbus was a very important man in the 15th & 16th century because of his many achievements around the world. One of his greatest achievements occurred on August 1st which was discovering the continent of South America. It was an extremely dangerous journey that took four long voyages to fully complete. On the first voyage, he landed on the Paria Peninsula and thought it was a small island.
These sequences often involve elaborate set pieces, like being set on a sinking riverboat, and constitute some of the most memorable segments of Mafia 3. And when Hangar 13 explicitly infuses the revenge-driven narrative with the themes of racial prejudice and capitalizes on the setting, the missions are spectacular; my favorite is, by far, the one featuring The Southern Union. Nowhere is the loathsome villainy of the scum aligned with Marcano more evident, and putting an end to their miserable existences feels immensely
M. W. Turner. He painted this marvelous art piece during the height of his career, about a warship belonging to the British Navy used in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This painting portrays the ship’s last trip to London to be broken up. Turner was present during this event and it was then when he began making sketches. The symbolic interpretation of this painting is to show the rise of the industrial revolution or “The Sunrise of Britain’s Industrial Revolution.” Turner has used shades of gray, white, and brown making the ship appear ghost-like, which portrays that it has not been in use.
It was the time that Christopher Columbus was sailing from Western Europe to the Caribbean islands. His voyage skirted the Southern edge of the Bermuda Triangle where he declared multiple compass malfunctions as well as strange lights in the horizon. Since then, there have been a number of reports about these phenomena, which led to many unexplained missing ships in the Bermuda Triangle zone. One of the greatest mysteries of the sea was the USS Cyclops, which happened in the Bermuda Triangle area in the early 20th century. The USS Cyclops was an American huge carrier ship that was commanded during World War II.
The Battle of Aqaba was aimed to capture the last of the Ottoman ports at the Red Sea. This was one of the most important battles and its victory was essential as securing the port would open up more flank routes on Ottoman forces and it meant that British supplies had a much easier path to take to reach the forces of the Revolt. Lawrence and Auda along with 40 men recruited the Howeitat, a Syrian tribe known for their fighting on camels, and on the 6th of July, 1917 the Ottomans in Aqaba were defeated with very little Arab causalities. After his victory in Aqaba, Lawrence travelled to the Suez to arrange a delivery of food from the Royal Navy to the Arab forces and Ottoman prisoners in Aqaba. Under the command of British officers including Lawrence, the Arabs were very successful in weakening the Hejaz Railway.
The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
The thundering of cannons blasts your ears. It is the dawn of the 19th century, and you are on the Sophie, a large wooden battleship, fighting Napoleon’s French Navy. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brien is an immersive and historic book about exciting battles that Captain Aubrey of the H.M.S. Sophie fight in. I would personally give this book an A- because of its descriptiveness, vocabulary, and dialogue between characters.