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LOSS OF THE WARSPfTF., OFF THE .STRAIGHTS OF W.U(CHERES, COM- MANDED BY THE HON. CAPT. GEO. C--G. The following Diary contains the account of her voyage from the day of ht>r sailing April 2, to her foundering at sea, ou Septe-n- ber 21 April g.-Ijazv weather. ailed in company with Admiral Van Ben lick, in the Bergen-on- zoom, an old three-decker; Vice-Admiral Castleragh, in the Traifick, (commander of the gun-boats) CominodoreC-n, in the Ponderous; Captain in the Mysterious; with the following smaller vessels: the Charles Ellis, store ship; Levesou, war brig; George Rose, King's cutter; Slti—ges B—e, ilusk- t' n ic- -Oil, and the Dent, traders. April 4 to 8.-—Foggy. Found my ship did not sail well; wrote Admiral Van B". repre- sented state of fleet; saId I wished to strike my flag (but had no intention-of doing it) changes must be etfected; Admiral, sLupid old fellow wants more detailed explanation. Admiral upright and disinterested patriot, faithful, devoted and aflccliona'e subject, blameless man and noble minded keeps the best cook in town is a good Protestant, an excellent Catholic, staunch Whig, and great Tory. April 16.—Light breeze. Admiral opened the subject to Capt of the Mysterious. Alackl he never told his name. The Commo- dore knows it. Capt. objects won't have any alteration in affairs till after the de- cision respecting the Vice-Admiral's sale of the Store-keeper's Office. April 25.S(itially. That question decided AI)rit 28.—Severe gales. The Admiral spoke again Commodore C. Commodore agrees that his friend the Vice-Admiral is a d d bad officer, and ought to be cashiered$: but the Vice-Admiral's feelings must be con- sulted. Captnin proposes to put the Vice-Admiral in a sloop. May 5.—A great swell. The Admiral de- teriiiiiies to Jay ttic whole before tlif,, A-diiiiral ot the Fleet, and go on board the Royal Se- vereign. May 10. Cloudy. Hawled my wind. Sounded. Admiral goes OIl board the Royal Soiiei-ciwn finds the Admiral of the fleet very angry. He dus us all for a parcel of lub- hers; swears make his own Commander of the fleet. (;Va?it to be so myself.) May 31.—Very stormy. Took in three reels. L wercd studding sails. Went on board the tioyut. sovereign swore I'd strike my flag. D \y frightened lest I should be taken at mv word. June 8.—Light breeze. Write to Admiral Van B.; teii him his arrangement is a bad one; nevertheless am ready to hoist my flag in as many different ships as he pleases, and work double tides, sooner ,a out of service. Thought the Vice-Admiral would not like it. Did not care about the public feeling. June Admir,,ii proposes new plan. Vice-Admiral won't agree. June 21. —Wind blows from every point. Admiral says new arrangement shall take place. June 27.-Poul wind. D-I angry with the Admiral, who had not communicated with the Vice-Admiral. Wrote him a letter fail of point and sarcasm; he can't understand it. Told him old women should not command fleets and armies. June 28.—Lowered all my galls. Went again on board the Royal Sovereign said I vveukl strike ray flag- if the Vice-Admiral was not casUired. Commodore C. is positively to tell the Vice-Admiral of the intended arrange- ment July 5,-Morc squally than ever. New diffi- ctiitie-i arise; Admiral goes on board Commo- dore's ship; ilnds him preparing to pack up his ails, and selling his old junk said he would 0 endeavour to make lip his mind to strike his I flag, but he was a poor man with a large fa- mily, and must take some days to consider of it; the Admiral proposes giving the Osten- I tatious, a three-decker, to Marquis Tippe- ntry he knew this would please me, and make sure of us continuing iu service. July 13 to 20.-Charmiug weather. Keep my ship. y Sept. 2.- Dreadful storm. Tried to pass the Streights of Walcher en. Vice-Admiml caught the Flushing frenzy fever. The Ad. miral saw a tremendous storm brewing de- termined to slrike his flag; said I would do the same made signal to the George R-e, King's cutter, to come alongside; answered, she was leaky. Sept. 7.—Hurricane. Found my timbers way, would not attend council of war. Sept. 8.—Stormy. Vice-Admiral struck his flag. Sept. 14.-Stormy. Commodore came on board dull as a November fog; could not ex- plain any thing. Sept. 19.Foggy. Commodore wrote to explain could not understand a word-no ex- pianat'on at all. Sept. 20.—Violent tempest. Vice-Admiral writes a challenge; answers him cheerfully. t, Sept. 21.—-Vice-Admiral fires a shot at the fVarspile, hit's the Captain's stern gallery made signals of distress; Il the King's shvis sheered off; sprung a leak. e N. B. At this moment the Captain and all the crew went to their watery grave, proba- bly never to rise again. De mortuis nil nisi bonum 1


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