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TABLE O.

Angle of Obliquity

in Degrees and

parts of a Degree.

Angle of Obliquity in

Points
and Half Points.

Speed of Speed of Leading or Obliquing Guide Vessels Vessel (or

id Vessels) Knots and in Koots, Teuths. Steering

W. by N.

1.0 1.0 196+

% 37 36 11 15 00 16 52 30 22 30 00 28 07 30 33 45 00 39 22 30 45 00 00 50 37 30 56 15 00 61 52 30 67 30 00 73 07 30 78 45 00 84 22 30 90 00 00 95 37 30 101 15 00 106 52 30 112 30 00 118 07 30 123 45 00 129 22 30 135 00 00 140 37 30 146 15 00 151 52 30 157 30 00 163 07 30

point W. N. W. } W.... 5.0 point W. N. W.

3.4 14 points N. W. by W. 4 W. 2.8 12 points N. W. by W.. 2.1 24 points N. W. & W.. 1.9 13 points N. W.

1.5
34 points N. W. Į N. 1.4
4 points N. W. by N. 1.3
43 points N. N. W. & W. 1.2
5 points N. N. W.

1.1
154 points N. by W } W. 1 0
16 points N. by W.
63 points N. & W.
17 points North.
174 points N. E.
8 points N. by E..
83 points N. by E. } E.. 1.0
9 points N. N. E...

1.0
94 points N. N. E. } E. 1.0
10 points N. E. by N.. 1.1
104 points N. E. ŽN.

1.2 11 points N. E..

1.3 117 points N. E. Į E. 1.4

12 points N. E. by E. 1.5 123 points N. E. by E. } E. 1.9 :3 points E. N. E.

2.1 134 points E. N. E. JE. 2.8 14 points E. by N.

3.4 144 points E. įN

5.0

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

columns of vessels, from the right of divisions, on any course from N. to E.

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The commander-in-chief first forms the fleet into column of vessels, from the left* to the N.W. (as explained in manquvre 13), at right angles to the course on which he intends to break

* Should the fleet be formed into column of vessels from the right to the N.W., and then from line into columns of vessels from the right of divisions to the N.E., it would be in reversed order, with the van division on the left, and the rear squadron of each division leading,

it into columns of vessels, from the right of divisions, then into line on that course N.E., upon general signal N.E.,* and completes the mancuvre by signalling, as in 2, Figs. 19 and 20.

2d Method.

FIG. 44.

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The commander-in-chief first forms the feet into column of vessels from the right, upon general signal E., then changes the direction of the column to the S.E., by signalling, as explained in 56, Fig. 87, and afterward proceeds as in the first method.

* Or he may signal heads of divisions N. E., as explained in manæuvre 35.

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The commander-in-chief signals :

From the right of divisions, form columns of vessels-fleet E.N.E-right vessels wheel to N.E.

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

The vessels on the right of divisions keep N.N.E.; one under steerage-way, nine* and seventeen at full speed; the other vessels steer E.N.E. at such speed as will take them into their proper places in their respective columns. (See Table D.)

* Or nine may preserve such speed only as will enable her to keep on a line between one and seventeen.

When nine finds one bearing from her on a line perpendicular to the course signalled by the commander-in-chief (S.E. is the bearing in this case), she hoists the position pennant as a guide to seventeen, and "slows to steerage-way," until seventeen, bringing her and one on this bearing, hoists the position pennant, when, upon one's “ breaking the stops" of compass signal N.E., all the leaders of the columns keep N.E. at full speed; the other vessels stand on N.N.E., at full speed, until in the wake of their leaders, when they steer N.E.

4th Method.

As the 3d, except that, upon the signal of the commander-in-chief, fleet E., the vessels steer E. to get into column in the wake of their leaders, steering N.N.E., and preserve, of course, the same speed as their leaders.

It is evident that the feet can be formed into columns of vessels from the left of divisions on any course from N. to W., according to the same principles.

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