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Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle (Portsmouth), 9 June 1855
The Capture of Kertch

 
THE CAPTURE OF KERTCH AND YENIKALE. (From the Correspondent of the Times.) OFF KERTCH, Friday, May 25. … On Tuesday evening (22) the Gladiator, Stromboll, Sidon, Valorous, Oberon, and Ardent came round and anchored off the harbour of Balaklava, and the Warcloud sailing transport, with a party of the 8th Royal Irish, under the command of Lieut.-Colonel De Salis, and several others, hauled outside, where they remained till Wednesday morning. Several of the men-of-war went away to the eastward in the course of the night. The Bahiana (Captain Greene), with Dr. Alexander, principal medical officer in charge of the expedition, Captain Hassard, R.E. [sp?], Lieut. Anderson, R.E., Mr. Fenton, the photographic artist, Mr. Cockburn, medical staff, the Rev. Mr. Butler (brother to the Butlers who fell at Silistria and at Inkerman), chaplain to the expedition, &c., went out at six o’clock on Wednesday morning, and was followed by the Hope (Capt. Bowen), with the officers of the commissariat staff, Mr. Drake, Assistant-Commissary-General (in charge), Mr. Cumming, Mr. Moore, Mr. Booth, Deputy-Assistant-Commissary-Generals, &c. The Trent, Captain Ponsonby, with mules, &c.; the Whitby Park, the London, the Mariner, the William Jackson, sailing transports, formed parties of the vessels. ... [Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, June 9, 1855; Issue 2905.]
 

 
WH Drake Journal
 
May 26. On board Hope. Saw Sir G. Brown & Sir Ed. Lyons, arranged about supplies. Wrote letters to England. Wrote Mr. Filder. 
 
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Drake Letters Index 72. The Times 7 June 1855 ◄ ● ► 74. The Times 16 June 1855