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Mr. Sanderson (master's mate) to proceed in the yawl and find out to what nation she belonged. On drawing near they found she was the Margaretta Louisa, a Dutch man-of-war under Captain G. Ruyter, with eight guns and forty men. Lieutenant Peachey under fire boarded the ship with his men and captured her with a loss of five men wounded, whilst the Dutch lost one officer killed and twenty men wounded.
Ceram taken by the English.aCeram was also taken, and it was here that Captain Blanckenhagen, of the Bengal Service, lost his life in an unsuccessful attack on a refractory Rajah.
Banda taken.aH.M.S. Cornwallis, under the command of Captain Christopher Cole, seized Banda, in spite of considerable difficulties, in August of the same year, and named the fort " Fort Drury " after the British admiral.
These were the few preliminaries to the arrival of the British expedition which Governor-General Janssens and the Dutch inhabitants were daily expecting.
NOTES TO CHAPTER VI
Note I.aList of the Early English Expeditions to Java and the East Indies during the First Years of the East India Company's Existence.
Date of Departure from England. Voyage of Company's Ships. Commander. Name of Ships. Tons. Remarks.
1577, Nov. 5 1586, July 10 1591 a Francis Drake12 Thomas Cavendish18 George Raymond Hind Elizabeth . Marigold Stoan Christopher Desire Content Hugh Gallant Penelope . 100 80 30 50 15 140 60 40 Arrived Moluccas, Nov. 8, 1 1578 f Arrived Bantam, Feb. 8, j 1579 1 Arrived Bantam, March i 1, 1587 'Left Bantam, March 16, 1587 Lost off the Cape with all lives
1 Afterwards knighted.
2 See account of voyage in Chapters IY. and X.2 See account of voyage in Chapters IY. and X.