Download PDF by A. Bryant Nichols Jr.: Captain Christopher Newport

By A. Bryant Nichols Jr.

ISBN-10: 0615140017

ISBN-13: 9780615140018

during this first full-length biography of Christopher Newport (1561-1617), Nichols portrays, in conscientiously researched element, the adventurous existence at the excessive seas of the brave sea captain who based the Jamestown Colony in Virginia. As a tender guy, Newport sailed with Sir Francis Drake within the bold assault at the Spanish fleet at Cadiz and took part in England s defeat of the Spanish Armada. through the battle with Spain, Newport seized fortunes of Spanish and Portuguese treasure in fierce sea battles within the West Indies as a privateer for Queen Elizabeth I.

He led extra assaults on Spanish transport and settlements than the other English privateer. After prime his males aboard an enemy send off the coast of Cuba, his correct arm used to be bring to an end, and Newport was once said thereafter as, Christopher Newport of the only hand. Admiral of Virginia, Newport led the fleet of colonists who proven the 1st everlasting English payment within the New global. He selected the location for Jamestown, led the preliminary exploration for King James, and negotiated peacefully with leader Powhatan's Indian tribes. Newport time and again rescued the colonists from famine with 4 resupply voyages. whilst the ocean enterprise used to be shipwrecked on Bermuda in the course of a storm, Newport geared up one hundred fifty colonists to construct new vessels for his or her deliverance to Jamestown.

In his later occupation, Newport led 3 lengthy buying and selling voyages to the some distance East for the East India corporation. He introduced the 1st English ambassadors to Persia and India. His many voyages laid the principles for the evolution of the British Empire. Captain Christopher Newport was once a good navigator, stern yet compassionate sea captain, and mythical chief of fellows.

Show description

Read or Download Captain Christopher Newport PDF

Similar ships books

Download e-book for kindle: Ship Construction by George J Bruce,David J Eyres

Send building, 7th variation, deals counsel for send layout and shipbuilding from begin to end. It presents an summary of present shipyard concepts, safeguard in shipyard perform, fabrics and strengths, welding and slicing, and send constitution, besides computer-aided layout and manufacture, overseas laws for send varieties, new fabrics, and fabrication applied sciences.

Read e-book online Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age (Ed PDF

In 1671, Dutch diplomat and scientist Nicolaes Witsen released a e-book that served, between different issues, as an encyclopedia for the “shell-first” approach to send development. within the centuries because, Witsen’s relatively convoluted textual content has additionally turn into a worthwhile resource for insights into old shipbuilding equipment and philosophies in the course of the “Golden Age” of Dutch maritime alternate.

Read e-book online Kreuzfahrtschiffe: auf Weltmeeren und Flüssen (Typenkompass) PDF

Ob auf den Meeren der Welt oder auf Flüssen rund um den Globus: Kreuzfahrtschiffe üben auf Menschen eine unwiderstehliche Faszination aus. Immer größere und immer luxuriösere Schiffen buhlen dabei um die Gunst der Kunden. Horst W. Laumanns bietet einen unterhaltsamen Überblick über Großsegler und Luxusliner, Mega-Schiffe und Passagierfähren, liefert interessante technische Daten und stellt jedes Schiff in textual content und Bild vor.

Additional info for Captain Christopher Newport

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Captain Christopher Newport by A. Bryant Nichols Jr.

by Edward

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 26 votes