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Flag-ship of van division : Division E.-right vessels N.*

Flag-ships of centre and rear divisions signal : Division E.

The two vessels on the right of the fleet keep their course ; the others steer E., and come into column as before.

It is evident that the fleet can be formed into double column from the left, and into triple column, column of fours, † etc., etc., from the right and left, according to the same principles.

4. The fleet being in line, heading N., to form it into

double columns, from the right of divisions, preserving the original direction.

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The commander-in-chief signals :

From the right of divisionsform double columns -- fleet N. E.-right vessels N.

* Distinguishing pennants of one and two must be hoisted over compass signal N.

In this case column of squadrons, as the divisions consist of eight vessels each, forming two squadrons.

Flag-ships of divisions signal : Division N. E. -right vessels N.

The two vessels on the right of divisions keep their course; the others steer N. E. and come into column in the wake of their leaders.

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The commander-in-chief signals :

From the right of divisions-form double column --fleet E.-right vessels N.

Flag-ships of divisions signal : Division E.right vessels N.

The two vessels on the right of divisions keep their course; the others steer E. and come into column, as before.

It is evident that the fleet can be formed into double columns from the left of divisions and into triple column, column of fours, etc., from the right and left of divisions, according to the same principles.

5. The fleet being in line, heading N., to form it into

column of divisions from the right, preserving the original direction.

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4 1.1 The commander-in-chief signals :

From the right of fleet, form column of divisions -fleet N. E.-right division N.*

Flag-ship of van division : Division N. Flag-ships of centre and rear divisions signal : Division N. E.

The van division keeps its course ; the other divisions steer N. E.; the centre division coming into column in the wake of the van, and the rear in the wake of the centre.

* Right division's distinguishing pennant must be hoisted above compass signal N.

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The commander-in-chief signals :

From the right of fleet, form column of divisions --fleet E.-right division N.*

Flag-ship of van division : Division N.

Flag-ships of centre and rear divisions signal : Division E.

The van division keeps its course ; the other divisions steer E., and come into column, as before.

It is evident that the fleet can be formed into column of squadrons from the right and into column of divisions or squadrons from the left, according to the same principles.

* Right division's distinguishing pennant must be hoisted above compass signal N.

6. The fleet being in line, heading N., to form it

into columns of squadrons from the right of divisions, preserving the original direction.

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The commander-in-chief signals :

From the right of divisions, form column of squadrons- fleet N.E.--right squadrons* N.

The flag-ships of divisions signal : Division N.E.-right squadron N.*

The squadrons on the right of divisions keep their course; the others steer N.E., and come into column in the wake of their leaders.

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* Right Squadrons' distinguishing pennants must be hoisted above compass signal N.

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