Officer, Navy, Prebble discussed on John Bachelor
Com I mentioned that George Davis at Tunis told Prebble you have. To establish our national character meaning you got to be dreadful that the Barbary shore Prebble's, aware of this and his aggression now comes. Through but there's something on his mind as well which. Is that back home they've learned of the capture of Philadelphia though not. Necessarily of the burning of Philadelphia because, they took many months for messages to get back congress acted, immediately to send out a larger squadron are are larger frigates to help Prebble. But that's a problem for Prebble wide chap let's, a problem because he finds out that Samuel baron. A captain senior to. Him on the navy list is commanding this force and that means. At once barren arrives he will take command of, all the boats in the Mediterranean put it into one big squadron and probably will lose command of his. Squadron, so Prebble although he has a problem to solve which is AAA with a limited amount of firepower he only has one One frigate he could've used Philadelphia but that's been destroyed he knows that he has such and such a period of time before the squad the, new squadron arise from America and all of, his plans are for naught. He's then a junior officer to a baron so that presses his mind August third now the gun boats have arrived from the Neapolitans the. Mortar boats have arrived constitution is offshore the smaller vessels Nautilus and ARGUS and siren and, what have I left out cheddar prize enterprise. Enterprise and vixen are to accompany the gunboats as they. Approach this is chip when I read this I think that this is. Where we step right into fiction Prebble, has imagined an assault with junior officers leading gunboats that's everything, a junior officer in the navy would always enjoy no matter what period of. Time when you're in the navy to be given, the command of small boat that's going into action. Hand to hand with With the pirate king has to be the dreams for boys absolutely you're talking about a by, this time by August of eighteen o four Tremendous change taking. Place among these young officers was twice the age, of any of. His officers except William Bainbridge when they first met in eighteen o three they did not like each, other in any way shape or form they. View as being extraordinarily temperamental prone to is he wasn't listened to anybody. And more than that he didn't seem to want to explain himself, he didn't seem to want to teach what they found out over that the next ten months was that all the exercises all the drills all the things that have these men do day after day was teaching and. Because of his aggression and because of his passion and his and his belief in, the United. States navy. His officers by. Eighteen o three they would've taken on the wall, navy in France and Spain combined had Prebble said do it all right here we. Go..