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00 3 points 1st Method 24 The commander-in-chief 2d Method Angle of Obliquity centre and rear centre division close order cloth column of fours column of vessels commander-in-chief makes signal commander-in-chief signals compass signal continue onward distinguishing pennant Division E Division N.E. division or squadron-from Division-from Divisional commanders signal divisions keep double echelon echelon of squadrons echelon of vessels Flag-ship of van Flag-ships of centre Flag-ships of divisions fleet into column form column form the column Form the fleet formed into column full speed Head of division heading N hoists the position Illustrated knots leader leading vessels line of bearing manœuvre natural order open order order of battle original direction points E. N. E. points N. E. position pennant principles rear divisions signal right of divisions right of fleet right or left right vessel slow to steerage-way starboard steam steer N.E. triple column van division vessels abreast wake
Page 5 - 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.
Page 220 - I will keep myself at a distance from the fire, if, with your accustomed valour, you carry disorder and confusion into the enemy's ranks ; but should victory appear for a moment uncertain, you shall see your Emperor expose himself to the first strokes; for victory must not be doubtful on this occasion, especially when the reputation of the French infantry is at stake, which is so dear an interest to the honour of the whole nation.