The Naval Officers Manual; For Every Grade in Her Majesty's Ships

The Naval Officers Manual; For Every Grade in Her Majesty's Ships

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...Congreve's elevating sight is used for the purpose of getting the object on at a distance when the dispart would be of no avail. Miller's sight, fitted tangent-fashion at the breech of the gun, answers the same purpose as Congreve's elevating sight, and on account of its simplicity is generally preferred; but the sight of each inventor is yet capable of much improvement. It is said that the French were the first to put this method into practice. Dismounting.--The above sketch represents the most expeditious mode for lifting a lower or middle-deck gun from its carriage. Suppose, for example, the carriage is damaged, and that it is necessary to remove it, and supply its place by another. A of the figure represents the strap of the runner-block, which is secured over head to a bolt in the beam; B, the muzzle lashing; 0, the upper block of the train-tackle, hooked to the runner-pendent; the lower block of the traintackle is hooked to a ring-bolt to the other side of the deck. D, bolts for shackles of breeching; E, breeching thrown over the gun; F, shackles of breeching; Gf-, cap squares; H, sideloops; I, rear-loops; K, dispart; L, sweep piece. Should it be required to lift the gun out of the carriage, and lay it on the deck, the muzzle, like the breech, must be lifted by means of a runner; therefore, two runners of sufficient length to land the gun on the deck will be required. No. 1, the captain of the gun, gives the word "Elevate," takes out the coin, places the bed, and sees that the gun is squared between the housing bolts; Nos. 3 and 4 pass the DISMOUNTING A GUN. 201 It is a matter of surprise that Her Majesty's ships are not supplied with spare gun-carriages. muzzle-lashing; Nos. 5 and 6 unshackle the breeching, and throw its ends...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635590
  • 9781236635594