Keppel sentence example

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  • Still sailing northward, taking notes as he proceeded for a rough chart of the coast, and landing at Bustard and Keppel Bays and the Bay of Inlets, Cook passed over 1300 m.
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  • There is also on Keppel Island a Protestant missionary settlement for the training in agriculture of imported Fuegians.
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  • He was an unfaithful husband and often treated his wife with scant consideration; he was too fond of Dutch favourites like Keppel or worthless women like Lady Orkney.
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  • The British government, having neglected to occupy the Straits of Gibraltar in time, despatched Admiral Byron from Plymouth on the 9th of June with thirteen sail of the line to join Admiral (Lord) Howe, Sir William's brother, in America, and collected a strong force at home, called the Western Squadron, under Viscount Keppel.
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  • Keppel, after a preliminary cruise in June, brought d'Orvilliers to action off Brest on the 27th of July.
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  • A violent quarrel exacerbated by political differences broke out among the British commands, which led to two courts-martial and to the resignation of Keppel, and did great injury to the discipline of the navy.
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  • He entered the navy and served under Keppel and Rodney.
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  • The flotilla, under Commander Keppel, R.N., consisted of 10 gunboats and 5 transport steamers.
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  • For administrative purposes the territory is divided into nine provinces: Alcock and Dewhurst in the north; Keppel on the west; Martin in the centre; Myburgh, Mayne and Elphinstone on the east coast; and Dent and Cunliffe in the south.
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  • The supreme authority on the spot is represented by the governor, under whom are the residents of Kudat, Darvel Bay and Keppel, officers who occupy much the same position as that usually known by the title of magistrate and collector.
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  • After trying the effect of bullying without success, the dey made a treaty, and Keppel returned in 1751.
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  • Keppel was by family connexion and personal preference a strong supporter of the Whig connexion, led by the Marquess of Rockingham and the Duke of Richmond.
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  • It was a further misfortune that when Keppel hoisted his flag one of his subordinate admirals should have been Sir Hugh Palliser (1723-1796), who was a member of the Admiralty Board, a member of parliament, and in Keppel's opinion, which was generally shared, jointly responsible with his colleagues for the bad state of the navy.
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  • When, therefore, the battle which Keppel fought with the French on the 27th of July 1778 ended in a highly unsatisfactory manner, owing mainly to his own unintelligent management, but partly through the failure of Sir Hugh Palliser to obey orders, he became convinced that he had been deliberately betrayed.
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  • Though he praised Sir Hugh in his public despatch he attacked him in private, and the Whig press, with the unquestionable aid of Keppel's friends, began a campaign of calumny to which the ministerial papers answered in the same style, each side accusing the other of deliberate treason.
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  • Keppel was first tried and acquitted in 1779, and then Palliser was also tried and acquitted.
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  • Keppel was ordered to strike his flag in March 1779.
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  • When it fell in 1782 be became First Lord, and was created Viscount Keppel and Baron Elden.
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  • There is a full Life of Keppel (1842), by his grand-nephew, the Rev. Thomas Keppel.
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  • During the 'forties Admiral (then Captain) Keppel and other officers of the British navy suppressed piracy in the neighbourhood.
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