Brassey's Annual: The Armed Forces Year-book

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Thomas Allnutt Brassey Brassey (2d earl)
Praeger Publishers, 1889 - Armed Forces

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Page xxii - You are aware that I have for years been sensible of the alteration produced in maritime warfare and operations by the application of steam to the propelling of ships at sea.
Page 146 - ... shown, into the discharge pipe to the main reservoir. At the same time it draws air into the bottom of the cylinder through the valves (10) and (12). The details of the piston packing and air valves are similar to those in use on the Westinghouse pumps. The Main Reservoir. By referring to the plate at the end of this paper it will be seen that the pump delivers its air directly into the main reservoir.
Page 99 - ... the requisite reserve of buoyancy by other means than armour-plating. Were this accomplished, the area of the armour might be diminished, and its thickness increased in a corresponding degree. The ship would then comprise a very strongly plated central citadel, surrounded and supported by an unarmoured raft constructed on a cellular system, or containing some buoyant substance such as cork, which, without offering any material resistance to the passage of projectiles, would not be deprived of...
Page 117 - I am correct in saying that that idea has been that our establishment should be on such a scale that it should at least be equal to the naval strength of any two other countries.
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Page 5 - There is no reason to doubt the complete sincerity of this explanation ; but, on the other hand, there is little reason to suppose that the majority as a whole was penetrated by the same sincerity.
Page 406 - Paris in 1856,* complication with Neutral States would inevitably ensue, and her whole commercial position and the immense carrying trade by which it is sustained would be jeopardized at the outset were war forced upon her when her Navy was weak.
Page 406 - Naval defeat would mean England's loss of India and her colonies. "No time should be lost in placing her Navy beyond comparison with that of any two powers. As there is nothing in our opinion to justify the belief that the days of ironclad battleships are over, we recommend a resumption and a steady continuance of ironclad building."2 The danger of invasion, they stated, would be better met by increased naval expenditure than by costly shore defences. This Report was decisive, and resulted in the...
Page 694 - Foreign Officers. Containing information in a concise form which the Sailor will find useful in all Parts of the World ; with 30 Charts printed in colours. Distance Tables, (computed by Captain T. Hull, RN) House Flags and Funnels of steamship Lines, (British and Foreign). Bar and Tidal Signals, &c. 6th Edition. 568 Pages. Price 7s. 6d. Post Free. THE SAILOR'S POCKET BOOK...
Page 654 - If slower than ironclads she could not keep the sea, and if slower than merchantmen she might as well stay in port.

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