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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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Nelson: An Illustrated History

Roger Morriss, Brian Lavery, Stephen Deuchar - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 176 pages
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Nelson's Battles: The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail

Nicholas Tracy - Bataille de Copenhague (1801). - 1996 - 224 pages
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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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Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia

Lincoln P. Paine - Transportation - 1997 - 680 pages
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The Great Admirals: Command at Sea, 1587-1945

Jack Sweetman - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 535 pages
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The Foundations of Naval History: John Knox Laughton, the Royal Navy and the ...

Andrew D. Lambert - History - 1998 - 256 pages
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The Pen and Ink Sailor: Charles Middleton and the King's Navy, 1778-1813

John E. Talbott - History - 1998 - 172 pages
...'smasher' worked to best advantage when commanding officers followed Nelson's celebrated tactical advice: 'No captain can do very wrong if he places his Ship alongside that of an Enemy." 5 Indeed, captains may have taken Nelson's counsel too much to heart. Neglecting the subtler arts of...
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