The stranger's hand-book, to the Western metropolis, compiled by a naval officer (Google eBook)

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1841
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Page 91 - ... depths ; at two-fifths and at four-fifths from the upper deck at the midship depth, and at one-fifth from the upper deck, at each of the two remaining depths. Length At half the midship depth, measure the length of the vessel from the after part of the stem to the fore part of the stern post. Then add twice the midship depth to the depths at the foremost and aftermost points of division, for the sum of the depths ; and for the sum of the breadths, add together the upper and lower breadths...
Page 91 - ... add together the upper and lower breadths at the foremost division, three times the upper breadth and the lower breadth at the midship division, and the...
Page 20 - ... from their confidence in the strength of the building in which they are immured.
Page 90 - At the foremost, the middle, and the aftermost of those Points of Division, measure in Feet and Decimal Parts of a Foot the Depths from the under Side of the Upper Deck to the Ceiling at the Limber Strake. In the Case of a Break in the Upper Deck, the Depths are to be measured from a Line stretched in a Continuation of the Deck. Breadths: Divide each of...
Page 54 - Britannia needs no bulwarks, No towers along the steep ; Her march is o'er the mountain wave, Her home is on the deep.
Page 90 - ... of a foot, the depths from the under side of the upper deck to the ceiling at the limber strake. In the case of a break in the upper deck the depths are to be measured from a line stretched in a continuation of the deck. Breadths. Divide each of...
Page 90 - At half the midship depth, measure the length of the vessel from the after part of the stem to the fore part of the stern post. Then add twice the midship depth to the depths at the foremost and aftermost points of division, for the sum of the depths ; and for the sum of the breadths, add...
Page 58 - Majesty's admiration of the rock on which it stands, and the scenes around." i should imagine that the place bore the name Bunker's Hill previous to the visit of His Majesty, and that on his expressing admiration, &c., it was renamed King's Hill. WHK WRIGHT, FRHS Plymouth.
Page 20 - Eddystone for many months, a proper quantity of salt provision is always laid up, as in a ship victualled for a long voyage. In high winds, such a briny atmosphere surrounds this gloomy solitude, from the dashing of the waves, that a man exposed to it could not draw his breath. At these dreadful intervals, the two forlorn...
Page 91 - ... and midship divisions, the upper and twice the lower breadths at the aftermost division, and the single breadth measured at each of the two remaining divisions. Then multiply the sum of the depths by the sum of the breadths, and this product by the length, and divide the final product of 3,500, which will give the number of tons for register.

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