1870-China-Japan-Hong-Kong-Indonesia-Philippines-Korea-Asia-Squadron-Cruise-01-rez 1870 China & Japan Hong Kong Indonesia Philippines Korea Asia Squadron Cruise
1870 China & Japan Hong Kong Indonesia Philippines Korea Asia Squadron Cruise

1870 China & Japan Hong Kong Indonesia Philippines Korea Asia Squadron Cruise
From 1870, this is the RARE first edition, China and Japan, and a Voyage Thither. An Account of a Cruise in the Waters of the East Indies (Indonesia), China and Japan. Dedicated to the members of the Asiatic Squadron. A famous voyage aboard the U. Published in Hartford, Connecticut, at the Press of Case, Lockwood & Brained. 7×5 inches, bound in period leather patterned cloth, gilt titles. Note the calligraphy inscriptions from Ida Millett, Remember Me. There is another pencil inscription that appears to read W. A very rare book. USS Wachusett (1861) the first U. She was outfitted as a gunboat and used by the Navy as part of the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America. When the war was over, Wachusett continued to serve the Navy, protecting American interests in both the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Pacific Ocean until she was finally decommissioned. Wachusettone of seven screw sloops-of-war authorized by the U. Congress in February 1861was laid down by the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, in June 1861; launched on 10 October; sponsored by Miss Mary C. Frothingham; and commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 3 March 1862, Comdr. Wachusett’s long career began on 10 March 1862 with her assignment to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. The warship left Boston two days later and arrived in Hampton Roads, Virginia, on the 16th. She was deployed in the York and James rivers, Virginia, and performed service in support of Major General George B. McClellan’s Peninsular Campaign of spring, 1862. On 4 May, a boat crew from Wachusett raised the Stars and Stripes at Gloucester Point, Virginia, following the Union occupation of Yorktown, Virginia; and, on the 6th and 7th, the vessel helped to land troops at West Point, Virginia, in the face of Confederate shore fire. Soon thereafter, the screw sloop moved to the James and, on the 15th, participated in the attack on Fort Darling, Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia. She remained in the York and James rivers through August and later served with the Potomac Flotilla as Commodore Charles Wilkes’ flagship from 29 August to 7 September. Searching for CSS Alabama and Florida. On 8 September, Wachusett was designated flagship of a special “Flying Squadron” under Commodore Wilkes. This squadron of seven vessels was deployed in the West Indies with orders to search for the destructive and elusive Confederate commerce raiders CSS Alabama and Florida. Thomas Island on 25 March. She was later decommissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 19 June 1863. Repairs completed, Wachusett was recommissioned on 28 January 1864. On 4 February, she sailed for the coast of Brazil to protect American commerce from the Confederacy’s “piratical cruisers, ” particularly Alabama and Florida. Many months passed tracking down fruitless leads as to the whereabouts of the two vessels. CSS Florida captured in Brazil. Finally, on 4 October, Comdr. Napoleon Collins of Wachusett sighted Florida, Lt. Charles Manigault Morris, CSN, entering Bahia harbor, Brazil. Morris to come out and fight, but the Confederate captain prudently declined. However, Collins was determined not to allow Florida to slip away. Aroused by the commotion, the Brazilian coastal fort at Bahia opened fire on Wachusett as she towed her prize to sea. The two vessels escaped unscathed, steamed north, and reached Hampton Roads, Virginia, on 11 November. Commander Collins was promptly court-martialed for the incident, but soon after was restored to his command by U. Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. After undergoing repairs at the Boston Navy Yard, Wachusett, under its new captain, Commander Robert Townsend, got underway on 5 March 1865 and sailed, via the Cape of Good Hope, for the East Indies. There, she joined Wyoming and Iroquois in an effort to track down the Confederate commerce raider CSS Shenandoah. A number of cases of heat stroke, some of them fatal, occurred. The executive officer John Woodward (Jack) Philip, (later Admiral) assumed command of the Wachusett and sailed it downriver with the goal of making it to Japan for the health of the crew. She remained in Chinese waters into 1867, when under Captain Robert W. Schufeldt she attempted to enter Korea in order to investigate the demise of the USS General Sherman. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 4 February 1868 and was placed in ordinary at the New York Navy Yard. Recommissioned on 1 June 1871, Wachusett left New York City a week later, bound for the Mediterranean where she cruised until November 1873. On 7 August 1872, Landsman Alexander Bradley jumped overboard to rescue another sailor from drowning, for which he was later awarded the Medal of Honor. [2] Returning home, Wachusett served along the Atlantic and gulf coasts for a year before she was decommissioned at Boston on 29 December 1874. She remained laid up at Boston for five years and was recommissioned on 26 May 1879. She sailed for the Gulf of Mexico on 5 June and visited New Orleans, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, to enlist seamen before returning to Boston in August. On 2 October 1879, Wachusett left Boston for the South Atlantic Station where she cruised until May 1880. Pacific Ocean operations[edit]. Wachusett, with Alfred Thayer Mahan in command, was stationed at Callao, Peru, protecting American interests during the final stages of the War of the Pacific. [3][4] The vessel remained on the Pacific Station, cruising extensively until September 1885 when she was decommissioned at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California. On 30 July 1887. The item “1870 CHINA & JAPAN HONG KONG INDONESIA PHILIPPINES KOREA ASIA SQUADRON CRUISE” is in sale since Tuesday, August 8, 2017. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “antiquebookcentral” and is located in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Subject: Exploration & Travel
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Topic: Travel
  • Place of Publication: HARTFORD, CONN.
  • Special Attributes: 1st Edition
  • Region: Asia
  • Illustrator: ENGRAVINGS PRINTS
  • Year Printed: 1870
  • Language: English
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

1870 China & Japan Hong Kong Indonesia Philippines Korea Asia Squadron Cruise