1st Edition

Recollections of my Sea Life
1808-1830 by Captain John Harvey Boeteler




ISBN 9781911423041
Published April 25, 2019 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Captain Boteler (1796-1885) came from a naval family, entering the navy as a Volunteer, First Class in 1808, was made lieutenant in September 1815, commander in 1830 and captain in 1851. He left the navy in 1830. These recollections, full of well-told naval anecdote, were written in old age, and published only for private circulation. They can be considered accurate, though dates are sometimes unclear.

Boteler describes his service in the Baltic between 1809 and 1812, though there was an intervening period in the Channel and the North Sea before he returned to the Baltic late in the Napoleonic War. He served after the war in Gibraltar and on the Jamaica station, engaged in the suppression of piracy, and then more generally in the West Indies. Boteler quotes a detailed contemporary account of the battle of Navarino, 1827.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

AUTHOR'S PRÉFACÉ

CHAPTER I
The Botelers—Joining the Navy—Prison ships in the Medway—North
Sea—Baltic convoys

CHAPTER II
Channel—North Sea—Baltic

CHAPTER III
West Indies—Passing for Lieutenant—Channel—Battle of Waterloo

CHAPTER IV
Lieutenant—Antelope, flagship on the Leeward Islands station

CHAPTER V
The Seagull, tender to the guardship at Sheerness

CHAPTER VI
Lent to the Royal Yacht—Visit to the battlefield of Waterloo

CHAPTER VII
The Ringdovc—Jamaica—Suppression of piracy

CHAPTER VIII
In command of the Renegade—The Spanish Main—Invalided


CHAPTER IX
Half Pay—The Albion—To Gibraltar with troops—Lisbon

CHAPTER X
The Training Brigs—In command of the Lyra

CHAPTER XI
Return to the A Ibion—Battie of Navarino

CHAPTER X II
Royal Yacht—In command of the Onyx—The Navarino Court-Martial
—Promoted Commander—Marriage and close of service

INDEX

PLAN—The entrance to the Baltic

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