As the Shenandoah approaches Tristan da Cunha, it almost encounters a suspected Yankee gunboat, but salvages the situation by running away. Two days later the Shanandoah captures it’s first whaling ship  but just too late to save one unfortunate  whale.
On Tristan da Cunha, the crew bargain for some very overpriced supplies, but make some money back on the deal by selling some of their prisoner’s clothes. Also, they maroon the crew of their captured whaler, almost doubling the island’s population overnight.