Daily Courant 31 juli och 3 augusti 1704
Den första rapporten i
Londontidningen "Daily Courant" såg ut så här. Det bör påpekas
att den så kallade "svenska stilen" gjorde att man i Sverige låg en dag före
den gamla stilen som tillämpades i England. Enligt den svenska stilen ägde striden rum
28 juli, enligt den gamla stilen 27 juli.
|"London, July 31.
Yesterday arriv'd an Express from Yarmouth, which we are inform'd brought an Account, that
Rear Admiral Whetstone with his Squadron meeting a Swedish man of War of 50 Guns and 9
Merchant Ships under her Convoy, order'd a Gun to be fir'd to warn the Swede to strike to
Her Majesty's Ships ; the Swede sent his Long-Boat to the Admiral to tell him he was
resolv'd not to strike; whereupon the Admiral order'd a second Gun to be fir'd, which the
Swede answer'd with a Broad-Side ; a Fight ensued, and after a sharp Dispute, in which the
Swede suffer'd very much, and on our side about 70 Men were lost, the Swedish man of War
was taken, as also the Merchant-men ; and are brought into Yarmouth."
Daily Courant, måndagen 31 juli 1704
|Nästa, något mer utförliga rapport, var
införd i tidningen den 3 augusti.
|"Yarmouth, July 31. On
Friday Night last came into these Roads Rear Admiral Whetstone in Her Majesty's Ship the
Litchfield, with the Dover Captain Trevannion, the Winchelsea Captain Robert Hughes, the
Dragon Captain Maynard, the Newcastle Captain Cutler, and the Assistance Captain Edwards ;
by whom we are inform'd, that eight Leagues east and by South from this Place, they fell
in with a Swedish Man of War of about 50 Guns, having under her Convoy 14 Sail of Merchant
Ships ; the Worcester being nearest fir'd a Gun charg'd with Powder, only to warn the
Swede to strike, who immediately sent his boat to acquaint the Commander of the Worcester,
that his Orders were not to strike to the Ships of war of any Potentate whatsoever. Then
the Worcester fir'd a Gun loaded with Ball ; and thereupon the Swede, before his Boat got
on board him. fir'd a Broadside, which was return'd by by the Worcester, the Winchelsea,
and the rest of our Men of War as they came up with him, he continuing to fire at them
till he was so much disabled that he made a Weft with his Ensign to signifie his being in
Distress, this Ensign was afterwards cut down by our Shot. Our Boats going on board him,
found many men kill'd or wounded. Of our Men above 20 were kill'd, and 16 wounded are put
on shore here out of the Winchester, and 7 out of the assistance; the rest of our wounded
are gone to London in the Worcester and Chester, who were order'd by the Rear Admiral to
go with the Swedish Man of War and Merchant Men to the River ; and in their Company went
Her Majesty's Ship the Sorlings for Harwich..."
Daily Courant, torsdagen 3 augusti 1704
Senast uppdaterad: juli 30, 2000.
|Föregående sida: 220.127.116.11.3.
Nästa sida: 18.104.22.168.3.2.
Ordinarie Stockholmiske Post-Tijender 23 augusti 1704