The Island William Clarke Analysis

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On the 20th of September, 1783, a family set out to sea. They were leaving their home in the new USA, to return to what they considered their mother country, Great Britain. Throughout the ship’s first week out to sea, the sea was calm, with a good wind. However this soon changed. The family’s second out of four sons turned twelve on the 27th, exactly one week after they put to sea. On that day, the weather took a turn for the worse. The boy was the first of passengers to notice the change - when he went up on deck, he noticed that something didn’t feel right. He felt like there was some sort of change in pressure. He rushed back to his parents to tell them what he had noticed. They didn’t know what to say, and didn’t want to bother the crew.
However, they soon enough knew
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When the boat docked, the boy told his parents that he wanted to become a shipwright. The agreed to this, and had the money to set him up as the apprentice of one of the most influential shipwrights in the entirety of England. The boy’s name was Richard Clarke, and he was the nephew of RN Captain William Clarke.
Chapter 1: The Decision It was August 23, 1798, in the Admiralty Courts of Great Britain. The Kingdom of Great Britain had recently formed a coalition to fight against the newly formed French Republic. The Admiralty had decided to meet on this day to discuss planning for the war. Lord Spencer, the first lord of the admiralty, spoke first, saying “Gentlemen, I greet you. I hope we can come to a conclusion that will benefit our country in this meeting.” “I have a proposition to make,” Came a reply from Sir James Gambier, a lord of the admiralty. “What?” “That if we were invest in the creation of well made effective ships instead of those less effective but cheaper and quicker to produce. After all, how can two poorly made and unstable ships compare to even one well made one of the same
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