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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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A manual of naval tactics: with a brief analysis of the principal modern ...

James Harman Ward - 1859
...circumstances will admit. Captains are to look to their particular line as a rallying point ; but, in case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, NO CAPTAIN CAN DO WRONG IF HE PLACES HIS SHIP ALONGSIDE THAT OF AN ENEMY. " If the enemy's fleet is discovered in line...
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The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820 ..., Volume 3

William James - 1859
...as their rallying point ; but, in cas signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy. " Of the intended attack from to-windward, the enemy in the line of battle ready to receive an attack...
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Chamber's household edition of the dramatic works of William ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1861
...Dyce's Shakespeare. 12 Touch, signified exploit, stroke, or trick. The naval hero, Lord Kelson, said, ' In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he place his ship alongside that of an enemy.' This was what he called the Nelson touch—...
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Annals of the Wars of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 1

Sir Edward Cust - Europe - 1862
...circumstances will admit. Captains are to look to their particular flag as their rallying point ; but, in case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood,...if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy. " In the intended attack from to-windward, the divisions of the • Let Nelson's French antagonist...
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The warriors of our wooden walls and their victories. With additions and ...

J Bradshawe Walker - 1864
...circumstances will permit. Captains are to look to their particular line as their rallying point ; but in case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he place his ship alongside that of an enemy. 204 " Of the intended attack from to windward, the enemy...
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Vol.1,2, by lt. col. Williams History of the wars caused by the ..., Volumes 1-2

William Freke Williams - 1864
...the circumstances will admit. Captains are to look to their particular line as a rallying point ; but in case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside of an enemy. If the enemy's fleet are discovered in line of battle...
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John Cassell's illustrated history of England. The text, to the ..., Volume 6

Cassell, ltd - 1865
...look to their particular line as their rallying point ; but, in case signals cannot be clearly seen or understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy!" Such were Nelson's general orders, and they were entirely approved by lord Collingwood....
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Ships and sailors, ancient and modern, by C.C. Cotterill and E.D. Little

Charles Clement Cotterill - Naval art and science - 1868 - 350 pages
...about a close and decisive action. ' In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood,' he said, ' no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.' The French admiral, perceiving that an action was unavoidable, made the signal for his vessels to form...
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The Shipwrecked mariner

1869
...very old friend — NELSON & BKONTE." In his plan of attack ho summed up with these emphatic words : "No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." As the enemy did not seem inclined to come out, Nelson hoped to decoy them by withdrawing to cruizing...
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The life of Nelson. With illustr. by Westall

Robert Southey - 1877
...be that of a close and decisire action, would supply any deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." One of the last orders of this admirable man...
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