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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎646] (789/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Arrival at
Ras-al-Khai
mah, Uth
Novembar
1809.
Bom bard-
ment, ]2th
November.
Landing and
capture of
the town,
13th Nov
ember
046
an artillery officer, raont of her crew, and the main supply of heavy
ammunition for the force. Masqat was reached on the 24th of October,
and here the expedition was joined by Captain Pasley and other members
of Sir John Malcolm's third Mission, then on their wa\ to Persia; these
gentlemen " most handsomely volunteered their services," which were
accepted. Saiyid Sa'id, w r ho was in a despondent mood, seemed to regard
the smallness of the armament with some dismay in view of the task
assigned it ; and he did not, apparently, at this stage offer to co-operate.
I i'ots and small boats for landing were, however, obtained; and on
the 2nd November the expedition left Masqat. An offer made by the
Shaikh of Kuwait to join the British expedition with his whole naval
force and supply pilots for all the piratical strongholds was declined
by Captain Wainwright, who afterwards regretted his action in this
rebpect, tor the pilots obtained at Masqat were altogether useless.
1 he expedition arrived off Ras-al- K haimah on the afternoon of the
11th November; but the shallowness of the soundings made it necessary
for the ships to anchor at distances of 2 to 4 miles off the town,
according to their size. The captured "Minerva," a full-rigged ship
en which the Qawasim had mounted 20 guns, was starting from
Ras-al-K haimah on a cruise when the British squadron arrived ; but, on
sighting the armament, she put about and ran aground under a circular
to\ur about a mile to the south of the town. In this position she was
attacked by the smaller British vessels and taken; but a heavy fire from
the shore prevented her removal, and she was burned instead where ehe lay.
n the attempt to cut out the " Minerva," the cruiser " Prince of Wales "
went aground and suffered some damage by a fusillade from the land.
On t he 12th the town was bombarded during three hours by such of the
vesse s as from their size could approach near enough ; but the defenders
maintained an unshaken fire from small batteries and entrenchments
rown up a ong the beach, and little or no impression was made *
In the early morning of the 18th a demonstration was made again.t
the mouth o^the harbour at the north end of the town, under cover of
w lie 1 t e whole of the British infantry and some detachments of marineB
and native troops were landed at the opposite end, in water reaching to
their waists. The landing was disputed by a crowd of swordsmen, but
eir 1 us i was broken by a fire of case from gunboats, and they were then
driven back by a charge. By sunrise the wall across the peninsula on
e an ward side of tha town had been secured, along with its towers and
and (66th ^ ,he tomb.rdment w., noT. hear, on.
'hipping " ' r • C0 ' raais ■» , ' C • fOT t 1 " of locating the

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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