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The commander-in-chief signals :

From the centre of the fleet, form double column -right wing N. W.-left wing N.E.-centre vessels N.*

The flag-ship of van division: Division N. W. The flag-ship of rear division: Division N.E. The flag-ship of centre division: Right vesselst N. W.; left vessels† N.E.; centre vessels† N.

The two centre vessels keep their course; the vessels of the right wing steer N.W.; those of the left wing N.E. the former coming into column in the wake of the right centre, the latter in the wake of the left centre vessel.

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* Centre vessels distinguishing pennants must be hoisted over compass signal N.

Distinguishing pennants must be hoisted above compass signal

The commander-in-chief signals:

From the centre of the fleet, form double column -right wing W.; left wing E.; centre vessels* N. The flag-ship of van division: Division W. The flag-ship of rear division: Division E. The flag-ship of centre division: Right vessels† W.; left vessels E.†; centre vessels† N.

The two centre vessels keep their course; the vessels of the right wing steer W.; those of the left wing steer E., and all come into column as before.

8. The fleet being in line, heading N., to form it into column of divisions from the centre, preserving the original direction.

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Centre vessels' distinguishing pennants must be hoisted over compass signal N.

+ Distinguishing pennants must be hoisted above compass signal.

The commander-in-chief signals:

From the centre of fleet, form column of divisions-right division* N. W.-left division* N. E.— centre division* N.

The flag-ship of van division: Division N. W.

The flag-ship of rear division: Division N. E.. The flag-ship of centre division: Division N.

The centre division keeps its course; the van division steers N. W., the rear division N. E.; the next to van and next to rear squadrons come into column in the wake of the right and left centre squadrons, respectively, and the van and rear squadrons in like manner, in the wake of the next to van and next to rear squadrons.

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* Distinguishing pennants of divisions must be hoisted above compass signals.

The commander-in-chief signals :

From the centre of fleet, form column of divisions -right division W.-left division E-centre division N.

The flag-ship of van division: Division W.

The flag-ship of rear division: Division E. The flag-ship of centre division: Division N. The centre division keeps its course; the van division steers W., and the rear division E., and both come into column, as before.

9. The fleet being in line, heading N., to form it into double columns from the centre of divisions, preserving the original direction.

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From the centre of divisions, form double columns-right vessels N. W.-left vessels N. E.-centre vessels N.

Flag-ships of divisions: Right vessels N. W.* left vessels N. E.*—centre vessels N.*

The two centre vessels of divisions keep their course; the vessels on the right of them in each division steer N. W.; those on the left N. E.; the former coming into column in the wake of the right centre, the latter in the wake of the left centre vessels.

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The commander-in-chief signals:

From the centre of divisions, form double column -right vessels W.-left vessels E.-centre vessels N. The flag-ships of divisions signal: Right vessels W.-left vessels E.-centre vessels N.

The two centre vessels of divisions keep their course; the vessels on the right of them in each division steer W.; those on the left E.; and all come into column as before. It is evident that

* Distinguishing pennants must be hoisted above compass signals.

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