Private log, kept on board H.M. Ship Amelia by P. B. V. Broke. 3d. Lieut.t [sic],
1797 August - 1798 November.
|Main Creator:||Broke, Philip Bowes Vere, Sir, 1776-1841|
Account by Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke of the Battle of Tory Island, which took place off the northwest coast of Ireland in 1798. The Battle of Tory Island was the last attempt by the French to launch an invasion of Ireland. This journal was kept by Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke on board the 38-gun frigate Amelia, formerly the French frigate Proserpine, from her commissioning on 28th August 1797 through the Battle of Tory Island in October 1798. Broke records the Amelia's participation in the 1798 blockade of the French fleet in Brest.
Bound in old velum over marbled boards.
Physical description: 1 volume (25 pages).
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|MS 42,258||Manuscripts Reading Room||Manuscripts|
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