Brig sentence example
The New Brig was built in 1788, mainly owing to the efforts of Provost Ballantyne.
The Auld Brig is said to date from the reign of Alexander III.
From the new bridge of Don to the "auld brig" of Dee there is tramway communication via King Street, Union Street and Holburn Road - a distance of over five miles.
Ross, who had commanded a brig during the English occupation of Java, settled with his family (who continued in the ownership) on Direction Island, and his little colony was soon strengthened by Hare's runaway slaves.
Kara is either in the brig or on the verge of being thrown there.Advertisement
In 1679 the Covenanters published their "Declaration and Testimony" at Rutherglen prior to the battles of Drumclog and Bothwell Brig (1679).
A little to the west is the Auld Brig o' Balgownie, a picturesque single arch spanning the deep black stream, said to have been built by King Robert I., and celebrated by Byron in the tenth canto of Don Juan.
In 1819 William Smith of the English brig "Williams" observed the South Shetland coast on the 19th of February.
Two pedlars arrived at the north side of the river seeking admittance by the Auld Brig [still in use] .
During a stormy night on 5 February 1801 AMELIA captured the French privateer brig LA JUSTE of St. Malo.Advertisement
A dismasted brig is generally dated to the end of the earlier period, that is around 1809-10.
Colibri was a French built brig, captured in 1809 by Melampus, which had been part of Pellew's western frigate squadron.
In the meantime a young lieutenant Thomas Hardy had succesfully cut out a French brig from the harbor at Santa Cruz, Tenerife.
He said it was an English brig, with a good captain, who would take us all on board.
A large brig from Gothenburg on its way to Liverpool narrowly missed the Bell Rock.Advertisement
A little to the west a Danish brig, cargo fruit, was driven ashore.
He was then given command of an 18 gun brig, Colibri.
The Beagle was a 10-gun brig, launched in 1820 from the Woolwich Royal Dockyard on the Thames.
Tattersall's Surprise 60 ton coal brig was scarcely bigger than a local modern day shallow water fishing vessel.
There was at that time only one American vessel, the brig "Oneida" (16), and one armed prize, a schooner, on the lake.Advertisement
He sent a brig home with despatches; on the 10th of June, in lat.
He eventually ends up being tried for treason, but he writes a manifesto while in the brig and his charisma reaches out to the oppressed and he gains a following.
With the help of a strong detachment of officers and men from the Atlantic coast he equipped a squadron consisting of one brig, six fine schooners and one sloop. Other vessels were laid down at Presque Isle (now Erie), where he concentrated the Lake Erie fleet in July.
Captain Barclay, after a hot engagement - the Battle of Lake Erie - in which Captain Perry's flagship the "Lawrence," a brig, was so severely shattered that he had to leave her, was completely defeated.
On Congress Street, below the Observatory, is the Eastern Cemetery, the oldest burying ground of the city; in it are the graves of Commodore Edward Preble, and of Captain Samuel Blythe (1784-1813) and Captain William Burroughs (1785-1813), who were killed in the engagement between the British brig "Boxer" and the American brig "Enterprise," their respective ships, off this coast on the 5th of September 1813.Advertisement
At length Henry Grinnell fitted out an expedition, in the little brig "Advance," of which Kane was given the command.
In July 1812 a British squadron unsuccessfully attempted to capture a brig and schooner in the harbour.
Among the most notable was the loss in 1842 of the British brig " Ann," with fifty-seven persons on board, of whom forty-three were executed at Taichu.
Captain Bettesworth who commanded the brig hurried home, and the information he brought was at once acted on by Lord Barham, the First Lord of the Admiralty, who took measures to station a force to intercept Villeneuve outside Ferrol.
In 1841 some slaves who were being carried in the brig "Creole" from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to New Orleans, revolted, killed the captain, gained possession of the vessel, and soon afterwards entered the British port of Nassau.Advertisement
The expedition, including naturalists, botanists, a mineralogist, taxidermists, a philologist, &c., was carried by the sloops-of-war "Vincennes" and "Peacock," the brig "Porpoise," the storeship "Relief" and two tenders.
In 1856 he commissioned the "Acorn" brig for the China station, and arrived in time to take part in the destruction of the junks in Fatshan creek on the 1st of June 1857, and in the capture of Canton in the following December, for which, in February 1858, he received a post-captain's commission.
In 1800 he was appointed to the command of the "Speedy" brig, a small vessel in which he gained a great and deserved reputation as a daring and skilful officer.
Broughton (1762-1821), who gave them the name of Chatham from the brig which he commanded.
As captain of the brig "Norfolk" of 18 guns, he was employed in cruising against the French, who were as aggressive against American commerce as the English.Advertisement
When it began two small squadrons were getting ready for sea at New York; the frigate "President" (44) and sloop "Hornet" (18), under Commodore John Rodgers, who had also the general command; and the frigates "United States" (44) and "Congress" (38), with the brig "Argus" (16) to which two guns were afterwards added, under Captain Stephen Decatur.
Although dissuaded by all his friends, on the 13th of July 1745 he sailed from Nantes for Scotland on board the small brig "La Doutelle," which was accompanied by a French man-of-war, the "Elisabeth," laden with arms and ammunition.
He gave a proof of his regard for the service of the country by taking his passage home in a small brig rather than withdraw a line of battle ship from the squadron, which his rank entitled him to do, and as other admirals of the time generally did.
N., and about ten companions went thither from Cape Town in the brig " Salisbury," from which circumstance the island in the bay gets its name.
A 10-gun brig sloop of the Cherokee class she was two years old and the first command of her captain, Cdr.Advertisement
Cramond Brig was the scene of one of the " roving " adventures of James V., when the life of the " Gudeman of Ballengeich " was saved by Jock Howieson of the Braehead.