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1st Method 2d Method according Angle of Obliquity centre and rear centre division centre vessel close order cloth column of fours column of vessels comes commander-in-chief makes signal commander-in-chief signals compass signal course distinguishing pennant divisions keep double column double echelon echelon of vessels edition Engineer evident finds Flag-ships of centre fleet form column form double formed into column four front full speed gained half Head of division heading N hoists the position Illustrated knots leader leading vessels left centre line of bearing manner manoeuvre move natural order nine officers open order original direction plates points E. N. E. points N points N. E. port position pennant Practical principles rear divisions signal repeated respectively resumes right angles right of divisions right or left shown slow to steerage-way soon squadrons starboard steam steer Suppose TABLE triple column turning twelve van division vessels abreast wake
Page 5 - Captains are to look to their particular line as their rallying point. But, in case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.
Page 220 - I will keep myself at a distance from the fire, if, with your accustomed valour, you carry disorder and confusion into the enemy's ranks ; but should victory appear for a moment uncertain, you shall see your Emperor expose himself to the first strokes; for victory must not be doubtful on this occasion, especially when the reputation of the French infantry is at stake, which is so dear an interest to the honour of the whole nation.