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Page 174 - First, to use due diligence to prevent the fitting out, arming, or equipping, within its jurisdiction, of any vessel which it has reasonable ground to believe is intended to cruise or to carry on war against a Power with which it is at peace ; and also to use like diligence to prevent the departure from its jurisdiction of any vessel intended to cruise or carry on war as above, such vessel having been specially adapted, in whole or in part, within such jurisdiction, to warlike use.
Page 174 - A neutral Government is bound — " First, to use due diligence to prevent the fitting out, arming, or equipping, within its jurisdiction, of any vessel which it has reasonable ground to believe is intended to cruise or to carry on war against a power with which it is at peace...
Page 21 - He had no doubt, he said, that the monster was at this moment on her way to Washington ; and, looking out of the window, which commanded a view of the Potomac for many miles, ' Not unlikely, we shall have a shell or cannonball from one of her guns in the White House before we leave this room.
Page 342 - There will be two attacks: 1. From the inside of the harbour, in which the Invincible, Monarch, and Penelope will take part. 2. By the Sultan, Superb, Temeraire, Alexandra, and Inflexible, from outside the breakwater. Action will commence by signal from me, when the ship nearest the newly-erected earthwork near Fort Ada, will fire a shell into the earthwork. On the batteries opening on the offshore squadron in reply, every effort will be made by the ships to destroy the batteries on the Rasel-Tin...
Page 133 - I have never seen a crew come up like ours. They are ahead of the old set in small arms, and fully equal to them at the great guns. They arrived here a mere lot of boys and young men, and have now fattened up and knocked the 9-inch guns about like 24-pounders, to the astonishment of everybody.
Page 174 - Not to permit or suffer either belligerent to make use of its ports or waters as the base of naval operations against the other, or for the purpose of the renewal or augmentation of military supplies or arms, or the recruitment of meu. Thirdly. To exercise due diligence in its own ports and waters, and as to all persons within its jurisdiction, to prevent any violation of the foregoing obligations and duties.
Page 11 - The concussion in the turret will be so great that men cannot remain in it and work the guns, after a few fires with shot." Ericsson reassured him upon this point from his own experience in Sweden, where he had seen heavy guns fired from small huts. A few days later the commodore writes : " I understand that computations have been made by expert naval architects of the displacement of your vessel, and the result arrived at is that she will not float with the load you propo.se to put upon her, and,...
Page 55 - Varuna's" shells, and had her engine disabled into the bargain. She drifted down stream, having lost fifty-seven killed and seventeen wounded out of a crew of ninety-three. This fact speaks volumes for the dauntlessness of the Confederates. Fired upon by the Federal ships which were following the "Varuna," Kennon ran the "Governor Moore" ashore and got off all who were left alive. The "Varuna" had not, however, disposed of all her enemies.
Page 181 - ... all navigators or the doctrine of exclusive jurisdiction in the subjacent State prevail, the question of the right of an air craft to enter a blockaded port would be an important one. Must a naval blockading force also maintain an aerial fleet in order that the blockade be binding under the principle that a blockade " to be binding must be effective; that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the coast of the enemy," as provided in the Declaration of Paris in...