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

1st Method.

FIG. 25.

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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.

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

2d Method.

FIG. 26.

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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.

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

1st Method.

FIG. 27.

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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.

2d Method.

FIG. 28.

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

The commander-in-chiefs signals:

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

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

The squadrons 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 columns of squadrons from the left. of divisions, according to the same principles.

7. The fleet being in line, heading North, to form it into double column from the centre, preserving the original direction.

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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 vessels† 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.

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