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Auction archive: Lot number 341

Naval history: Journal of Francis

Auction 07.04.2020
7 Apr 2020
Estimate
£500 - £800
ca. US$614 - US$982
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 341

Naval history: Journal of Francis

Auction 07.04.2020
7 Apr 2020
Estimate
£500 - £800
ca. US$614 - US$982
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Naval history: Journal of Francis Starkie Clayton while Lieutenant of HMS Galatea, from May 16th 1862 - October 3 1862, and HM Sloop Perseus, 1st October 1862 - 10th September 1863, recording HMS Perseus voyage to Hong Kong, and subsequently to Japan, the journal including a fold-out plan of the Perseus and a detailed account of the Bombardment of Kagoshima also known as the Anglo Satsuma War on 15th - 17th August 1863. The journal starts with a title page and detailed information about HMS Galatea including size, crew, armaments, etc. The first entry starts with Clayton joining HMS Galatea at Keyham and various employment in the first few days preparing to depart on a route to the Baltic, Cattegat, Kiel, Stockholm, Vaxholm, Riga, Faro, Copenhagen, Winga Sound, Christiania, and back to England, recording on October 3rd receiving an appointment to HMS Perseus at Plymouth and being discharged from HMS Galatea the same day. The next section startes with a totle page for HM Sloop Perseus and extensive detail about the ship including size, engine, armament, crew, etc. together with a large pencil, pen and watercolour foldout plan of the ship. Following this is another title page "Forward os the proceedings of HMS Perseus from October 1st 1862 to September 10th 1863, Francis S Clayton Lieutenant". The first entries record various employment receiving supplies, cleaning, and other preparations preparing for sea on 30th October 1862. The journey is recorded to Hong Kong, December 8th being at Rio di Janeiro, December 29th Tristan Achunha insight, January 1st 1863 Meridian of Greenwich, January 18th at Simons Bay, March 18th off Anyer, March 22nd Banka Straits, March 25th at Singapore, arring at Hong Kong April 12th. Then follows a short summary of the voyage and a record of a few days in the harbour and various employment. Thursday May 7th starts the voyage with the fleet to Yokohama, May 13th at Kelung, May 25th at Yokohama. Thursday August 6th records the start of the fleet's voyage to Kagosima (Kagoshima), arriving in Kagoshima Bay on August 11th. The following pages have some detail of duties also lengthy s of Kagoshima and the arrival of the Satsuma Principal Officers for negotiations. "Some further negotiations took place during the morning but with no satisfactory conclusion at 10.20 Havoc proceeded up the bay with the Admiral Capt Bolase to examine the position of the steamers - 3.30 Admiral returned and it was decided to send the Pear Coquette Argus and Racehorse to take the steamers as hostages. All the necessary arrangements were made and orders given to start at 3.30am". August 15th records "9.0 Argus Coquette and Racehorse returning each with a steamer lashed alongside... steamers anchored in Euryalus Bay...". "At 11.55am heard the report of a gun from the point battery..." and the follows a of the bombardment, records of the killed and wounded together with a "Plan of the Harbour and Batteries of Kagosima with tracks &c August 15th-16th 1863, tracks of Perseus, Euryalus and Fleet". August 17th records the fleet leaving Kagosima to return to Yokohama. August 24th at anchor in Yokohama Bay alongside French and American ships. The final entry is for Thursday 10th September 1863 "sailed to Carthage..."

Auction archive: Lot number 341
Auction:
Datum:
7 Apr 2020
Auction house:
Gildings Auctioneers
Great Bowden Road
The Mill
Market Harborough, LE16 7DE
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1858 410414
+44 (0)1858 432956
Beschreibung:

Naval history: Journal of Francis Starkie Clayton while Lieutenant of HMS Galatea, from May 16th 1862 - October 3 1862, and HM Sloop Perseus, 1st October 1862 - 10th September 1863, recording HMS Perseus voyage to Hong Kong, and subsequently to Japan, the journal including a fold-out plan of the Perseus and a detailed account of the Bombardment of Kagoshima also known as the Anglo Satsuma War on 15th - 17th August 1863. The journal starts with a title page and detailed information about HMS Galatea including size, crew, armaments, etc. The first entry starts with Clayton joining HMS Galatea at Keyham and various employment in the first few days preparing to depart on a route to the Baltic, Cattegat, Kiel, Stockholm, Vaxholm, Riga, Faro, Copenhagen, Winga Sound, Christiania, and back to England, recording on October 3rd receiving an appointment to HMS Perseus at Plymouth and being discharged from HMS Galatea the same day. The next section startes with a totle page for HM Sloop Perseus and extensive detail about the ship including size, engine, armament, crew, etc. together with a large pencil, pen and watercolour foldout plan of the ship. Following this is another title page "Forward os the proceedings of HMS Perseus from October 1st 1862 to September 10th 1863, Francis S Clayton Lieutenant". The first entries record various employment receiving supplies, cleaning, and other preparations preparing for sea on 30th October 1862. The journey is recorded to Hong Kong, December 8th being at Rio di Janeiro, December 29th Tristan Achunha insight, January 1st 1863 Meridian of Greenwich, January 18th at Simons Bay, March 18th off Anyer, March 22nd Banka Straits, March 25th at Singapore, arring at Hong Kong April 12th. Then follows a short summary of the voyage and a record of a few days in the harbour and various employment. Thursday May 7th starts the voyage with the fleet to Yokohama, May 13th at Kelung, May 25th at Yokohama. Thursday August 6th records the start of the fleet's voyage to Kagosima (Kagoshima), arriving in Kagoshima Bay on August 11th. The following pages have some detail of duties also lengthy s of Kagoshima and the arrival of the Satsuma Principal Officers for negotiations. "Some further negotiations took place during the morning but with no satisfactory conclusion at 10.20 Havoc proceeded up the bay with the Admiral Capt Bolase to examine the position of the steamers - 3.30 Admiral returned and it was decided to send the Pear Coquette Argus and Racehorse to take the steamers as hostages. All the necessary arrangements were made and orders given to start at 3.30am". August 15th records "9.0 Argus Coquette and Racehorse returning each with a steamer lashed alongside... steamers anchored in Euryalus Bay...". "At 11.55am heard the report of a gun from the point battery..." and the follows a of the bombardment, records of the killed and wounded together with a "Plan of the Harbour and Batteries of Kagosima with tracks &c August 15th-16th 1863, tracks of Perseus, Euryalus and Fleet". August 17th records the fleet leaving Kagosima to return to Yokohama. August 24th at anchor in Yokohama Bay alongside French and American ships. The final entry is for Thursday 10th September 1863 "sailed to Carthage..."

Auction archive: Lot number 341
Auction:
Datum:
7 Apr 2020
Auction house:
Gildings Auctioneers
Great Bowden Road
The Mill
Market Harborough, LE16 7DE
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1858 410414
+44 (0)1858 432956
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