Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy

between 1793 and 1849

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Language: English
Wordcount: 111,149 / 329 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.6
LoC Categories: D, VK
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Added to site: 2005.03.10
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Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nautical
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ontrast is marked and stated, not in an invidious spirit towards the French, but because there is no example on record, which furnishes such a comparison between the safety which depends on cool and orderly behaviour in the season of peril, and the terrible catastrophe which is hastened and aggravated by want of firmness, and confusion.

'It is impossible,' said a writer in the Quarterly Review, of October, 1817, 'not to be struck with the extraordinary difference of conduct in the officers and crew of the Medusa and the Alceste, wrecked nearly about the same time. In the one case, all the people were kept together in a perfect state of discipline and subordination, and brought safely home from the opposite side of the globe; in the other, every one seems to have been left to shift for himself, and the greater part perished in the horrible way we have seen.'[1]

I have brought the comparison between the two wrecks again under notice to show, that as certainly as discipline and good order tend to

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