30 he had sighted the lofty ranges of the Andes, and the " Prinz Eitel Friedrich," an armed merchantman, had been sent into Valparaiso to coal, while the squadron cruised at slow speed out of sight of the port.
He pointed out the disadvantage of a submarine in attempting to stop such an armed vessel for search, and emphasized that armament on a merchantman had every appearance of being offensive.
merchantman of 230 tons bound to Bordeaux from Martinique with sugar and coffee.
merchantman of this period.
Early in the year he captured a valuable Spanish merchantman off Ferrol.