A Narrative of the Recovery of the H. M. S. Gorgon, (Charles Hotham, Esq., Captain) : Stranded in the Bay of Monte Video, May 10th, 1844 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Narrative of the Recovery of the H. M. S. Gorgon, (Charles Hotham, Esq., Captain): Stranded in the Bay of Monte Video, May 10th, 1844 Of execution, rests with the commanding officer. None can know so well as those who were actually employed in the opera tions, what amount of mental labour, care, and abilities were required to prove successful in the attempt to rescue the Gorgon and none will be ever so ready, or so sincere in offering their tribute of admiration to the qualities displayed by their captain on that occasion. Surely, then, if the officers of the ship resign all pretensions to claim a share of the credit due to the sagacity, energy, and perseverance which ensured that success which was ultimately attained, some excuse may be allowed to the author for dwelling, at times, in what may appear a self-approving manner, on the originality and ingenuity displayed in many of the plans, and on the firmness and unshaken confidence which enabled skill to overcome renewed difficulties and unexpected failures. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.