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2. The fleet being in line heading N., to form it into columns of vessels from the right of divisions, preserving the original direction.

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The commander-in-chief signals :

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

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

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

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*Right vessels' (1, 9, and 17) distinguishing pennant must here be hoisted over compass sigual N.

The commander-in-chief signals:

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

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

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

It is evident that the fleet can be formed into columns of vessels from the left of divisions, and from the right and left of squadrons, preserving the original direction, according to the same principles.

3. The fleet being in line, heading N., to form it into double column, from the right, preserving the original direction.

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Distinguishing pennants of 1, 9, and 17, to be hoisted over compass signal N.

FIGS. 14 AND 15.

Fleet in double-echelon, in natural order, that is with the van squadron on the right. This order is reversed by each vessel turning sixteen points to starboard or port, so that the rear squadron is on the right.

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1. The fleet being in line, heading North, to form it into column of vessels, from the right, preserving the original direction.

1st Method.

FIG. 16.

2760 Commander-in-chief signals:

From the right of fleet-form column of vessels— fleet N.E.-right vessel N.*

Flag-ship of van division: Division N.E.tright vessel* N.

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

Upon the hauling down of these signals, the vessel on the right of the fleet keeps its course; the other vessels steer N.E.; two resuming its original direction when in the wake of one, three

Right vessel's distinguishing pennant must here be displayed over compass signal N.

† Speed signals should always be made by the divisional commanders to their divisions.

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when in the wake of two, and so on to the last vessel.

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The commander-in-chief signals:

From the right of fleet, form column of vessels— fleet N.E.-right vessel N.

Flag-ship of van division: Division N.E.right vessel N.; and comes into column as in the 1st method.

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

Upon the hauling down of these signals, the vessel on the right of the fleet keeps its course; the vessels on the right of the centre and rear divisions steer N.E., the other vessels E., those of the van division resuming their original direction when in the wake of one, while those of the centre and rear divisions steer N.E. when in the wake of nine and seventeen, respectively, and come into column as before.

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