Facts versus fiction; or, Sir Wm. Symonds' principles of naval architecture vindicated by a compilation of official and other documents; with intr. remarks, by One who has served
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Seite 187 - Venerable, off the coast of Holland, the i2th of October, by log (nth1 three PM Camperdown ESE eight mile. Wind N. by E. Sir, I have the pleasure to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that...
Seite 29 - He would read an extract from the report of the sailing qualities of the ship Transit, dated the 22nd of August, 1856, signed by the commander, master, and the carpenter: — " Does she ride easy at anchor ? — Yes, so far as tried.
Seite 32 - ... rigging was so stretched that it was necessary to set it up. He would read an extract from the report of the sailing qualities of the ship Transit, dated the 22nd of August, 1856, signed by the commander, master, and the carpenter: — " Does she ride easy at anchor ? — Yes, so far as tried. " Does she roll easy or uneasy in the trough of the sea ? — Deep, but easy. " Does she pitch easy? — Yes. "Is she, generally speaking, an easy or uneasy ship? — Easy.
Seite 171 - In compliance with the desire of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, conveyed to me in your letter of the 4th instant, I have the honour to send for their lordships...
Seite 137 - Is she, generally speaking, a well-built and strong ship, or does she, on the contrary, show any unusual symptoms of weakness?— Remarkably strong; shows no symptom of weakness.
Seite 222 - At i am took in studding sails and main royal, and carried through a tremendous squall of wind and rain — a thing I should never have attempted in any other built vessel ; and gallantly she went through it. The slaver was very nearly lost," Butterfield told Symonds, the designer of the ship.