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" 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. "
FLEET TACTICS UNDER STEAM - Page 5
by FOXHALL A. PARKER - 1870
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Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First ...

Daniel Allen Butler - History - 2006 - 251 pages
...range artillery duel, Nelson trusted his seamen's skill and courage, following his own dictum that "No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." Setting a course that would take Victory into the very heart of the opposing fleet, cutting it in two...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...shortly before the Battle of Trafalgar. 6 [Memorandum to captains before Battle of Trafalgar, Oct. 1805:] entence appeared verbatim in Holmes's review of Christopher C. Langdell wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy. Quoted in Robert Southey, Life of Nelson (1813)...
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America's Fighting Admirals

William Tuohy - Admirals - 2007 - 400 pages
...1805 against the French and Spanish fleets. His naval philosophy could be summed up in his dictum: "No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." The "Nelson" touch became a template for a successful admiral. Nelson treated every problem with a...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - History - 2007 - 707 pages
...summed up by Nelson's instruction before Trafalgar: 'In case signals can neither be seen nor perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.' At Trafalgar, the battle was over in just five hours, by which time Nelson's fleet had...
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Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945

Evan Thomas - History - 2007 - 432 pages
...Acknowledgments 357 Notes 361 Bibliography 391 Index 403 In case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside the enemy. — Lord Horatio Nelson War is mainly a catalogue of blunders. — Winston Churchill FOUR...
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