Memoirs of the Founder of Seaman’s Missions in 1801

By Roald Kverndal (editor), published February 1976

Abstract

A personal narrative by Rev. George Charles Smith, describing his experiences as a foretopman in HMS Agamemnon during the battle of Copenhagen in 1801. Smith laments the lack of spiritual support available to his shipmates, and attributes to God the Danish decision to grant a truce that, in his view, prevented the destruction of the British fleet.   In later life, he became an organizer of seaman’s missions.

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Filed under: Napoleonic War | Baltic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

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