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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 History of Sea Power

William Oliver Stevens, Allan Ferguson Westcott - HISTORY - 1920 - 458 pages
...their particular line as their rallying point. But in case signals can neither be seen nor perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." At Jutland, despite the urgent signals of Beatty at two critical moments, neither Burney of the sixth...
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Journal of the United States Artillery, Volume 8

Artillery - 1897
...orders for the battle of Trafalgar he says : " 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." On October 21st, 1805, Nelson established at Trafalgar the decisive supremacy of Great Britain's sea...
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Seamen's Missions: Their Origin and Early Growth

Roald Kverndal - History - 1986 - 903 pages
...395; cf. pp. 423-5. PLBUS Appeal 1829, p. 88. Matthews 191 1, pp. 188-9. Cf. Lord Nelson's advice: "No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy" (Mathew 1943, p. 36). 44. Smith was not bereft of self-criticism (NSM 1833, pp. 198-9, p. 472). But...
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Churchill, the Great Game and Total War

David Jablonsky - History - 1991 - 237 pages
...desire to engage the enemy, and Churchill often quoted Nelson's Trafalgar memorandum in this regard: "No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy."256 The man of action, in other words, could still play a part in modern conflict. Emotions,...
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Morland Dynasty 12: The Victory

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - Fiction - 1989 - 447 pages
...must look for instructions to its own commander; 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. And finally, gentlemen, need I say that the battle cannot be considered to be over so long as a single...
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The Churchill War Papers: The ever-widening war, 1941

Winston Churchill, Martin Gilbert - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 1821 pages
...was an apostle of the offensive. Time and again he would quote from Nelson's Trafalgar memorandum:1 'No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy.' He made a practice of bombarding commanders with telegrams on every kind of topic, many of which might...
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The Art of War in World History: From Antiquity to the Nuclear Age

Gérard Chaliand - History - 1994 - 1072 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 that of an Enemy. . . . DUKE OF WELLINGTON (1769-1852) Arthur Wellesley, subsequently first duke of Wellington, served...
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Churchill and Hitler: Essays on the Political-military Direction of Total War

David Jablonsky - Political Science - 1994 - 327 pages
...engage the enemy; and the British leader often quoted Nelson's Trafalgar memorandum in this regard: "No Captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy."191 Nevertheless. Churchill was never so dominant. nor dared to be. as popular opinion imagined...
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Readers Comp to Military History Pa

History - 592 pages
...up the attitudes of early-nineteenth-century war is Horatio Nelson's (qv ! order at Trafalgar (qv (: "No Captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy." In the nineteenth century, interpreters of Napoleon concluded that the moral advantage of the offensive...
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Nelson's Navy: English Fighting Ships, 1793-1815

David Tudor Davies - History - 1997 - 201 pages
...intentions in some detail, his memorandum said: But in case signals can neither be seen nor perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy. This was sublime. One of the worst states an officer can be in is to be surrounded by the confusion...
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