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- Print Length: 261 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1913518035
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- Publisher: Sapere Books (March 18, 2020)
- Publication Date: March 18, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B082X9DGDF
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Log of the Centurion: Based on the original papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on board HMS Centurion, Lord Anson's flagship during his circumnavigation, 1740-1744 Kindle Edition
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All the Ship's officers involved were assured of success with four going on to achieve Flag rank (i.e. promotion to Admiral) and further glory. The one exception, however, was Captain Philip Saumarez who was killed by a stray cannon ball in 1747. Nevertheless, his four books which detailed the voyage of the Centurion (though long thought to be lost) were discovered in the early 1970's in his family home in the Channel Islands.
This book is an account of the journey of the Centurion and is taken from those original papers.
How interesting to see a publisher's comment which shows that previous mistakes about the voyage had been published and then "perpetuated by commentators ever since." And I thought it was only in the amateur world of scuba diving periodicals which perpetuated errors about ships and shipwrecks.
With such valuable original information at his disposal, Author Leo heaps makes no such errors in this enthralling account of one of the great historic voyages.