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Old 19-01-2016, 11:38
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Default Admiral John Moresby's book "Two Admirals"

admiral john moresby, two admirals: sir fairfax moresby, john Moresby.

Does any one have a copy?

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Old 19-01-2016, 11:52
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Default Re: Admiral John Moresby's book "Two Admirals"

Believe it is still avaiable on Amazon Dave.
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Old 19-01-2016, 13:14
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Yes Pluto but at £420.00!

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How effin much????
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Old 19-01-2016, 22:18
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admiral john moresby, two admirals: sir fairfax moresby, john Moresby.

Does any one have a copy?

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Yes.

What do you require?
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Old 19-01-2016, 23:50
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Hello patroclus, Many thanks,
What I am looking for is any Information on the time spent on HMS America.

I have papers to a seaman which show him on the ships book from the end of July 1843, when it seems that the America was perhaps still under alteration to a 50 gun frigate, while from what I can find the ship was not commissioned until February 1844 by John Gordon ay Plymouth/Devonport.

I am also trying to obtain any information on her time spent in the Pacific but I am afraid that that runs until April 46 and is rather a very long time and I hope to post that as a separate question later on.

I must say that after a previous question of mine that you were good enough to answer mentioning Winfield's British War ships 1817 to 1863 I did obtain a copy for myself (its very good) but I think that this volume is rather out of my pocket.

Anything at all about HMS America at this commission would be a great help.
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Old 20-01-2016, 03:22
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The AMERICA figures in the book under the alias of HMS XENOPHON. The AMERICA (with John Moresby as a midshipman) sailed from the UK to the NW coast of North America in 1845. This was the time of a dispute between the British and US governments over the Oregon/Vancouver area. She seems to have remained on the NW coast/Hawaii/Mexico/Peru until she returned to the UK in 1846 (against the orders of the C in C Pacific for which Captain Gordon was court-martialled and did not serve again). See my emails.

For the background to the AMERICA’s time on this coast see:

http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/...wnload/689/735
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Very Many thanks.
In the past I have found Irving Stone's "Men to Match the Mountains" to contain the odd snippet but this is very nice.

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