This is the French gunboat Étincelle, built in 1855. She was 144 ft in length, displaced about 700 tons and entirely made of wood. She had 20 rifles guns of unnamed caliber as well as four massive 50 lb guns. Even though she had a combined sail and screw, she made only 8 knots. Her service history was swift although had action. During the Crimean War she helped the debilitated troops on shore by bombarding coastal positions when needed or to just keep the Russians aware they were still there. At war’s end she was given the full armament as stated above, I presume to add the rifled guns. She was showing her age, but still maintained her role in the French Navy. Sadly, in March (around the 19th), 1862, she was making her way through the Mozambique Channel when a powerful cyclone rolled over her. Whatever the weather was that day, too windy, rainy or foggy, no one saw the whereabouts of Étincelle. When the skies cleared she was not to be found. The gunboat had been lost in the Channel with all 78 hands #mozambiquechannel#french#navy#gunboat#history#maritime#naval#ship#photo#crimeanwar#sail#1855#1862#2018#cyclone#storm#disaster#lestweforget#tragedy#étincelle
The Secret I Kept From You
Read chapter 4 to know what's happening
J: it's the pres' fault for trying to grab it.
K:w-wait...y-you...t-this...oh shit!oh no...
*Kenzie looking at the pictures fluttering down to the ground*
K:*Kenzie freaking out*w-w-what now... It's useless... No matter what I do now...I can't get to it....
*Turns to Johnny*
K:w-we need to get it back!!!
*Kenzie's looks down at the ground again*
K: but... Even if you go down now, they'll still be able to pick it up first...
*Johnny climbs over the railing and is about to jump off of the roof of the school*
K:WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
*Tries to hold Johnny back*
*Johnny points at the ground*
J:*calm*this is the quickest route.
K: even so, doing this can KILL you!!
J: president wants me to get it back so I'm going to get it back.
K: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!
K:WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT JUST FOR ME?!
J:...heh... You ask me "why"?
*Johnny lifts Kenzie's head*
J: that's because...
*Kisses Kenzie in the lips*
*Stares Kenzie in the eyes*
J: I ... like you, Kenzie.