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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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The life of Nelson. Ed. by W.E. Mullins

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1878 - 230 pages
...be that of a close and decisive action, would supply any deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen, or clearly understood,...if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." One of the last orders of this admirable man was, that the name and family of every officer, seaman,...
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Harry's happy home

Henry Frith - 1880 - 45 pages
...forcible and simple, but one of them shows the undaunted spirit of the man. It ran as follows : — " In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he place his ship alongside that of an enemy." Nelson's division at the battle of Trafalgar...
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Half hours of English history, from James the first to queen Victoria ...

English history - 1881
...be that of a close and decisive action, would supply any deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do vrrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." One of the last orders of this admirable...
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The Life of Nelson. With Biographical Notice of the Author

Robert Southey - 1881 - 318 pages
...be that of a close and decisive 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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Eminent Sailors: A Series of Biographies of Great Naval Commanders ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1882 - 333 pages
...circumstances will admit. 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 wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." " When," says Nelson, " I came to explain...
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The Life of Nelson

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1883 - 280 pages
...be that of a close and decisive action, would supply any deficiency of signals, and act accordingly. In case signals cannot be seen, or clearly understood,...if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." One of the last orders of this admirable man was, that the name and family of every officer, seaman,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 164

1886
...themselves, and required no context for their elucidation. We are told to remember that Nelson said : ' No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship ' alongside that of an enemy ; ' and that all study of tactics is, and always has been, useless in view of so grand an aphorism....
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Southey's Life of Nelson

Robert Southey - 1890 - 376 pages
...be that of a close and decisive 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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Nelson; the Public and Private Life of Horatio, Viscount Nelson: As Told by ...

George Lathom Browne - Admirals - 1891 - 472 pages
...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 of that of an enemy. " Of the intended attack from windward, the enemy in line of battle to receive...
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Life of Nelson

Robert Southey - 1892 - 376 pages
...ship. " In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood," he said in his orders at Trafalgar, " no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." Had the French acted in accordance with the spirit of these orders, the advantage of Nelson's well-conceived...
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