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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allow angle beach bearing boats boiled buoys Cape carry cause channel chart chronometers clear coast cold coloured column Compass continue correct course danger direction distance East English equal fall fathoms feet fire fitted flag force four give given guns half hand head hour inches indicated iron Island keep knots land latitude lead length light March marked Masthead mean measured meridian miles minutes Monsoon necessary North noted oars object observed obtained ocean Officers passing points port position possible pound practice prepared pressure rise round rule running sail season ship shore side signal soundings South Standard starboard steam sufficient surface Table taken temperature tide troops turn vessel weather weight West wind yards
Page 61 - 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 56 - If two ships under steam are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the ship which has the other on her own starboard side shall keep out of the way of the other.
Page 55 - 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 55 - 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 252 - One great Advantage of this method is that it enables you to keep your head up and also to hold the person's head up you are trying to save. It is of primary importance that you take fast hold of the hair and throw both the person and yourself on your backs.
Page 55 - Ship shall keep out of the way : but if they have the Wind on the same Side, or if one of them has the Wind aft, the Ship which is to windward shall keep out of the Way of the Ship which is to leeward.
Page 259 - The above treatment should be persevered in for some hours, as it is an erroneous opinion that persons are irrecoverable because life does not soon make its appearance, persons having been restored after persevering for many hours.
Page 257 - Draw forward the patient's tongue, and keep it projecting beyond the lips; an elastic band over the tongue and under the chin will answer this purpose...
Page 56 - ... sees the masts of the other in a line or nearly in a line with her own, and by night to cases in which each vessel is in such a position as to see both the side lights of the other.
Page 63 - 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.