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John Stimson 'Misfortunes that befell HMS LICHFIELD on the coast of Barbary', 1758.

JOD/7

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Description John Stimson 'Misfortunes that befell HMS LICHFIELD on the coast of Barbary', 1758-. HMS Lichfield was wrecked on the Barbary Coast (29th?) November 1758 in bad weather when part of a fleet including HMS Torbay, HMS Prince Edward , HMS Fougueux, HMS Roman Emperor and HMS Nassau. Two hundred and twenty crew were saved and oe hundered and thirty one lost but many who survived and got to shore were captured by ‘moors’. The journal contains descriptions of the crews' experience in North Africa , including descriptions of customs and culture and the punishments they endured at the hands of their captors. It also includes lists of those who survived, as well as those who died on land and at sea.
Date made 1758

Finding Reference JOD/7
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Creator
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Hierarchy
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