Maritime Books's Aircraft of the Royal Navy since 1945 PDF

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Plane of the Royal military in view that 1945 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Maritime BooksАвтор(ы): David HobbsЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1982Количество страниц: 108ISBN: 0-907771-06-8Формат: pdf (72 dpi) 1760x2420Размер: 29.8 mbRapid 34

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This approach also bought a little more time for Maynard, who needed the support of the battered Ranger before he could risk boarding the pirate vessel. Unfortunately for Maynard the Adventure was the first of the ships to free herself. To Blackbeard the Jane must have looked like an easy target. Very few men could be seen on her decks, and at least two of these were wounded. He still had the best part of 25 men at his disposal, and it looked as though they wouldn’t have any problem overwhelming the Jane’s crew.

This makes little sense. It is highly unlikely that Maynard would have anchored within 50 yards of an enemy ship armed with guns, when his own vessel lacked any ordnance whatsoever. That would merely invite another crippling broadside fired at point-blank range. Also, Maynard made no mention of dropping anchor in his own report. While the Ranger and possibly also the Jane and the Adventure might have temporarily run aground, there is no hard evidence that Maynard did anything other than try to close with the enemy.

This sounds drastic, but as an experienced seamen Teach was probably ready for this sort of eventuality. He would have had a marker buoy ready, which he would have secured to the remains of the anchor cable. Once the oncoming sloops had been dealt with he would then be able to come back and recover the anchor. When the cable was cut the Adventure would have swung round into the wind until she was facing the island. She would also have drifted slightly to port, away from the approaching sloops. Then, a minute or two later the pirates would have raised their two sails, and the head of the Adventure would have turned to port, spinning past the spur of the island until it was facing towards the sandbanks of Pamlico Sound.

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