Navy and Army Illustrated Volume 1

Navy and Army Illustrated Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...of each description of oflicer and seaman required to form-their complements in time of war. To ensure this a certain number of recruiting centres were formed in already fixed and established coast districts. So many of each of these districts were attached to one or the other of the great naval ports--Portsmouth, Devonport, and Chatham---so that the naval Commanders-in-Chief at these ports might draw from their allotted districts such reserves of oflicers and men as they may require for the ships which are ready in the Reserve. Having thus arranged the localities from which crews are to be obtained when wanted, the complementary step--keeping correct lists of the ships to be manned--is also provided for, so that the men under training, coastguard, naval reserve men and pensioners, all being considered, a regular demand and supply statement is forthcoming when ever called for. Roughly speaking, we may divide the men of the Navy into four classes: --Ist, men on active service; 2nd, men in the coastguard; 3rd, men under training in the harbour depots or gunnery establishments; 4th, Reserve men and pensioners. ' And just as I have classified the men. so the ships may be placed in categories: --Ist, ships fully manned on active service; 2nd, ships partially manned; 3rd, ships in the "A" division of the Fleet Reserve ready for service; 4th, mercantile auxiliaries and vessels in the Reserve under repair, but more or less ready. Now it is a simple matter to fit the classes of men to classes of ships. The men in class I, and some of those in class 3, for we keep a number of the reserve men afloat under training, are to be found in ships of the first and second classes. Our 2nd class of men, the coastguard, will complete the crews of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688129X
  • 9781236881298