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Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822 ISNI German National Library Library of Congress/NACO

Thomas Truxtun American naval officer Wikidata

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A few extracts from the best authors on naval tactics, 1806. Library of Congress/NACO
A patriot of 1776, and uniform friend to his country, to the federative system, and the navy, who has had false accusations heaped upon him in secret ... takes the liberty ... to lay before the president of the United States, a few facts and observations, which he hopes may be useful, without any retrospect of the person or persons directing the helm of the navy abroad. Library of Congress/NACO
Philadelphia, 10th February, 1806. Sir, annexed you have a sketch, accompanying these remarks, which, together, will show more fully the principles contained in that I transmitted before of the battle off Trafalgar ... Library of Congress/NACO
Remarks, instructions, and examples relating to the latitude & longitude : also, the variation of the compass, &c. &c. &c. : to which is annexed, a general chart of the globe, where the route made by the author, in difference ships under his command, to the Cape of Good Hope, Batavia, Canton in China, the different parts of India, Europe, and the Cape de Verde Islands are marked, for the purpose of shewing the best tract of sea to meet the most favourable winds, and avoid those perplexing calms which too often attend Asiatic voyages : together with a short, but general account of variable winds, trade-winds, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, tuffoons, calms, currents, and particular weather met with in those voyages, &c. &c. &c. Library of Congress/NACO
Thomas Truxtun papers Library of Congress/NACO

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