The Sailor's Pocket Book: a Collection of Practical Rules, Notes, and Tables: For the Use of the Royal Navy, the Mercantile Marine, and Yacht Squadrons
J. Griffin, 1875 - Naval art and science - 432 pages
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Page 65 - If he fails so to do, and no reasonable cause- for such failure is shown, the collision shall, in the absence of proof to the contrary, be deemed to have been caused by his wrongful act, neglect, or default.
Page 59 - In the following rules every steam vessel which is under sail and not under steam is to be considered a sailing vessel, and every vessel under steam, whether under sail or not, is to be considered a steam vessel. The words "steam vessel" shall include any vessel propelled by machinery. A vessel is "under way...
Page 59 - Art. 13. If two ships under steam are meeting end on, or nearly end on so as to involve risk of collision, the helms of both shall be put to port, so that each may pass on the port side of the other.
Page 60 - ... which must, if both keep on their respective courses, pass clear of each other. The only cases to which it does apply are when each of the two vessels is end on or nearly end on to the other; in other words, to...
Page 294 - On each occasion that the body is replaced on the face, make uniform but efficient pressure with brisk movement, on the back between and below the shoulder-blades or bones on each side, removing the pressure immediately before turning the body on the side.
Page 295 - Silvester's method, as follows: — Place the patient on the back on a flat surface, inclined a little upwards from the feet; raise and support the head and shoulders on a small firm cushion or folded article of dress placed under the shoulder-blades.
Page 67 - The distant signal, consisting of a square flag, having either above or below it a ball or anything resembling a ball. 4. A continuous sounding with any fog-signal apparatus.
Page 229 - ... being made larger, than requisite for the use of the crew of the vessel as a merchant vessel; or more than one boiler, or other cooking apparatus, of the ordinary size.
Page 296 - ... into the lungs.} Then turn down the patient's arms, and press them gently and firmly for two seconds, against the sides of the chest. (By this means air is pressed out of the lungs.} (See./^r.