The Battle of Trafalgar

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W. Clowes & sons, limited, 1905 - Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805 - 18 pages
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Page 3 - As the mode of our attack had been previously determined on, and communicated to the Flag-Officers, and Captains, few signals were necessary, and none were made, except to direct close order as the lines bore down.
Page 3 - Commanderin-chief about the tenth ship from the van ; the second in command about the twelfth from the rear, leaving the van of the enemy unoccupied ; the succeeding ships breaking through in all parts, astern of their leaders, and engaging the enemy at the muzzles of their guns. The conflict was severe : the enemy's ships were fought with a gallantry highly honourable to their officers ; but the attack on them was irresistible, and it pleased the Almighty Disposer of all events to grant his Majesty's...
Page 7 - Spanish three-decker, the larboard division attacking the remainder of the rear as they came up in succession — the Victory, after making a feint of attacking their van, hauled to starboard, so as to reach their centre, and then wore round so as to pass under the lee of the Bucentaur — each Ship of our Fleet passing the Enemy's line with studding-sails set as she arrived up in succession — passed the St.
Page 7 - When lying by or sailing by the wind, to bear up and sail large on the course pointed out.
Page 7 - Spanish ship, the larboard division attacking the remainder of their rear, as they arrived up in succession. The Victory, after making a feint of attacking their van, hauled to starboard so as to reach their centre, and then wore round to pass under the lee of the Bucentaure.
Page 7 - ... the possession of the board of admiralty, the writer says : " Whatever degree of credit the above plan may be entitled to, backed as it is by the vice-admiral's letter, it is well known to all the captains of that fleet, that the plan of attack' from the windward was, by previous concert, to have been of a different and still more formidable nature...
Page 9 - In the exercise of this discretion he made, as he tells us himself, a " signal for the lee division to form the larboard line of bearing and to make more sail.
Page 7 - Whatever degree of credit the above plan may be entitled to, backed as it is by the vice-admiral's letter, it is well known to all the captains of that fleet, that the plan of attack' from the windward was, by previous concert, to have been of a different and still more formidable nature ; for, as the order of sailing was the order of battle, and the enemy seen to leeward, the commander-in-chief in that...
Page 8 - ... only a sort of first captain of the Victory." The diagrams ignored pretty equally Collingwood's despatch and Nelson's order. Admiral Colomb's view was that the ships in column, instead of being in a line astern of one another, were in a line upon one another's starboard quarters, these lines being parallel to one another and to the enemy's line when it was on the port tack. Nelson's order of October 9th was thus, he said, carried out, except that Nelson bore up earlier than he had originally...
Page 9 - Ts. 3. In the triangle ABC given AC = 530', BC = 200' and angle ABC = 105. Solve the triangle. 4. (a) Describe in detail the method of cross-sectioning and setting slope stakes, (b) Write the notes...

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