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the position pennant as a signal to the vessels on the extreme left of divisions (eight, sixteen, and twenty-four), and with these vessels resume full speed. When three and seven, eleven and fifteen, and nineteen and twenty-three find two and eight, ten and sixteen, and eighteen and twentyfour bearing from them, respectively, N.E. and N.W., they resume their speed. The other vessels manœuvre in a similar manner, five, thirteen, and twenty-one going at full speed, when the vessels next on their right and left bear, respectively, from them N.E. and N.W.

Double echelon may be formed from the flanks, on the right centre vessel or on the two centre vessels of divisions, according to the same prin

ciples.*

See note (*) to manæuvre 93.

95. The floet being in line, heading N., to form it into

double echelon of squadrons from the left centre squadron, preserving the original direction,

FIG. 123.

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The commander-in-chief makes signal:

From the left centre squadron,* form double echelon of squadrons N.

Which is repeated by the divisional commanders.

The left centre squadron keeps its speed, the other squadrons slow to steerage-way. When the third and fifth squadrons find the left centre Distinguishing

pennant of this squadron is here hoisted over number 71. See Index of Signals.

*

squadron bearing from them, respectively, N.W. and N.E., they resume their speed, etc., etc.

Inversely, the fleet may be formed into double echelon of squadrons from the flanks, on one of the centre squadrons, upon the signal :

From the right and left squadronson the squadron*--form double echelon of squadrons.

96. The fleet being in echelon of vessels, heading N.,

to form it into double echelon, on the left centre vessel with the wings in advance, and preserving the original direction.

FIG. 124. 24

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* Squadron's distinguishing pennant hoisted over number 72. See Index of Signals.

The commander-in-chief makes signal:

On the left centre vessel,* form double echelonleft wing forward.

Which is repeated by the divisional commanders.

All the vessels of the right wing (thirteen included) slow to steerage way; the other vessels maintain their speed, fourteen slowing when bearing N.W. from thirteen, fifteen when bearing N.W. from fourteen, etc., etc. When the vessel on the extreme left hoists the position pennant, the fleet resumes its speed.

It is evident that it can be formed into double echelon on the right centre vessel, or on the two centre vessels, according to the same principles.

Inversely, the fleet may be formed from double echelon into echelon of vessels in the same

manner.

* Thirteen's distinguishing pennant is here hoisted above number 74. See Index of Signals.

97. The fleet being in echelon of vessels, heading N.,

to form it into double echelon from the left centre vessel (that is with this vessel leading), preserving the original direction.

Fig. 125.

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