By Master At Arms George Crowe.
George Newnes, London, 1903.

Contents

Introductory remarks
PART I
I. Commissioning—Experimental Cruises (March, 1898, to September, 1899)
II. Voyage to the Cape—Crossing the "Line" (September and October, 1899)
III. Resume' of South African History (1486 to 1899)
IV. Naval Brigade in South Africa—Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1900 (October 14 to November 2, 1899)
V. Defence of Durban by the Navy—The Town under. Martial Law — Boer Invasion South of the Tugela — Arrival of Sir Redvers Buller in Natal (November, 1899)
VI. Relief of Ladysmith operations—Off to the Front—Stormberg and Magersfontein—Bombarding the Colenso Positions (November 27 to December 14, 1899)
VII, Battle of Colenso (December 15, 1899)
VIII. Awaiting Reinforcements—Christmas Carnival in Camp—Summary of Current Events—Desperate Assault on Ladysmith (December 16, 1899, to January 9, 1900)
IX. The Great Flank March Westward—Arrival of Buller's Army at Spearmans (January 10-15, 1900)
X. Spion Kop Operations (January 16-23, 1900)
XI. Vaal Krantz Operations—Retirement of Buller's Army to Chieveley
XII. Fourth and Final Attempt—Capture of Tugela Heights—Ladysmith Relieved (February 12 to March 3, 1900)
XIII. In Ladysmith Camp—Summary of the Famous Siege— Captain Mahan, U.S.N., and the British Transport Service—Return of the "Terribles" to Durban
PART II
XIV. Cruise from the Cape to China—Mauritius—Ceylon —Singapore—Hong Kong—Colonial Appreciation of the Navy (March 27 to May 8, 1900)
XV. North China War—Peking besieged—First Relief Expedition fails—Bombardment and capture of Taku Forts (May 31 to June 17, 1900)
XVI. Tientsin besieged—Relieved by the Allies—Story of the Six Days' Siege (June 16 to 23, 1900)
XVII. Fighting at Tientsin—Fall of the Native City (June 24. to July 14, 1900)
XVIII. Waiting for Reinforcements—Chefoo and Wei-hai-wei (June 25 to July 30, 1900)
XIX. Victorious March to Peking—Relief of the Legations—Summary of the Siege—Return of the Naval Brigades (August 3-15, 1900)
XX. Reminiscences of China and Japan in H.M.S. "Terrible" (July, 1900, to July, 1902)
XXI. Homeward Bound—From Hong Kong to Portsmouth (July 29 to October 24, 1902)
Life and Routine in a Modern Man-of-War
Landing of a Naval Brigade
APPENDICES
List of all Commissioned, Warrant, and Subordinate Officers who have served in H.M.S. "Terrible" during the Commission
List of Officers and Men belonging to H.M.S. "Terrible" who landed with the Naval Brigade in South Africa and China
List of Officers and Men belonging to H.M.S. "Terrible" mentioned in Despatches: South Africa; China

Dedication

RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
to
COMMODORE C. G. ROBINSON, A.D.C., CAPTAIN PERCY SCOTT, C.V.O., C.B.,
and to
THE OFFICERS, AND MY COMRADES,
of
HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP TERRIBLE

Historical record of the Terribles

1747. LORD HAWKE'S VICTORY OFF FINISTERRE
1780. WEST INDIES
1782. RODNEY'S VICTORY
1795. HOTHAM'S ACTION
1854. ODESSA
1854. SEBASTOPOL
1899. SOUTH AFRICA
1900. CHINA

Illustrations

H.M.S. Terrible, Spithead, 1896
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Lieutenant England and Crew of 4'7 Gun on the Berea
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Commandant and Staff—Durban, 1899-1900
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Cyclist Section—Durban Defence Force
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Twelve-pounder Battery on the Berea
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Twelve-pounder Battery intrenched at Claremont
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Terrible's Guns concentrated at Town Camp, Durban
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Captain E. Pitcairn-Jones
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Terrible's Searchlight Train
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Armoured Train manned by Terrible's Marines
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General Sir Redvers Buller
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Captain C. G. Robinson
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Commander F. C. A. Ogilvy
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Terrible's 4'7 Gun at battle of Colenso
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Engine of Armoured Train covered with Rope Mantlets
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Difficulties of trekking with 4'7 Guns
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Sketch Plan of the Operations for the Relief of Ladysmith
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Battle of Pieters Hill—The Boers' last stand
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Testing 4'7 Gun on Durban Beach
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Shark caught by Terrible Angler at Durban
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Diagram of Eastern Side of Spion Kop
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Captain E. H. Bayly, C.B.
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Commander A. H. Limpus
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Captain Percy Scott, C.B., the Officers, and Warrant Officers of H.M.S. Terrible, 1901
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Swinging the Monkey
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H.M.S. Terrible, 1848
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H.M.S. Terrible, 1898
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Captain Percy Scott
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Crossing the Line Initiation
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Trials at Simonstown of 4-7 and 12-pounders on Captain Scott's Improvised Mountings
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