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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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"Constitution" and Guerriere." Lake Erie. "Monitor" and "Merrimac ...

Edward Kirk Rawson - Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862 - 1899
...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. Of the intended attack from to windward, the enemy in line of battle ready to receive an attack : The...
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The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain, Volume 2

Alfred Thayer Mahan - Admirals - 1899 - 764 pages
...rallying point. Bnt, in case Signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no Captain can dp very wrong if he places his Ship alongside that of an Enemy, Of the intended attack from to windward, the Enemy in Line of Battle ready to receive an attack, /...
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The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume 5

Sir William Laird Clowes, Sir Clements Robert Markham, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Herbert Wrigley Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Leonard George Carr Laughton - Great Britain - 1900 - 665 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,...if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." Should the enemy wait in line of battle — as he actually did at Trafalgar — to receive an attack...
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The Life of Admiral Horatio Nelson

Robert Southey - Admirals - 1902 - 357 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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His Majesty's Sloop Diamond Rock

H. S. Huntington - Adventure stories - 1904 - 431 pages
...who had more fight in his small body than a hundred bigger men could hold : " No captain," he said, " can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." The idol of every English heart, the hero of song and story, the strong shield of England's greatness....
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 203

English literature - 1905
...distinctly provided for the case of signals not being perfectly understood, in the classic phrase, ' No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.' Thus, though signal No. 76 seems to admit of both interpretations, and the official meaning is far...
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5867 B.C.-1906 A.D

Charles Francis Horne - World history - 1905
...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 ij he places his ship alongside that oj an enemy." One of the last orders of this admirable man...
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The Connoisseur, Volume 15

Art - 1906
...6 . .. 160 COINS I have no fear of the result. ... 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 . . ." &c., &c. The document contains a rough diagram of the three short British lines and the single...
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

Quotations - 1906 - 763 pages
...pirates: and then there is the peril of waters, winds, and rocks, SHAKEsPEAEE, Merchant of Venice, i, 3 In case signals cannot be seen or clearly understood, no captain can do wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy, — HORATIO, VISCOUNT NELSON,™ quoted by...
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Britain's Sea Story, B.C. 55-A.D. 1805: Being the Story of British Heroism ...

Ernest Edwin Speight, Robert Morton Nance - Explorers - 1906 - 427 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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