Papers and Addresses Volume 1

Papers and Addresses Volume 1

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the loss of the 'Atalanta' we cannot presume to offer an opinion. We know that the ship encountered weather of fearful severity, and every seaman knows the tremendous interval which separates ordinary bad weather at sea from those violent tempests which may be encountered only once or twice in the lifetime of the most experienced voyagers. It will be our duty to take every precaution which science and experience can suggest; but the r aval administration of the country cannot suffer themselves to be deterred by the apprehension of danger from sending our young seamen afloat to learn the duties of their calling where alone they can be acquired--that is to say, in the school of practical experience, and in Practical experience essential Time spent by Nelson and Colling-woort at sea Connection between Royal Navy and mercantile marine perpetual cm tact with the winds and the waves. The great commanders of past times attained to the highest degree of excellence as seamen and naval tacticians by incessant cruising. When Nelson landed in Gibraltar, in June, 1805, on his return from the famous pursuit of Villeneuve from the Mediterranean to the West Indies, and from the West Indies back to the shores of Europe, he made the following entry in his diary: --'I went on shore to-day for the first time since June, 1803, and from having my foot out of the "Victory" two years, wanting ten days.' In fifty years' service, Lord Collingwood was actively employed forty-four years, and was once twenty-three months at sea without dropping anchor. It was by their constant practice at sea, stimulated, no doubt, by the perpetual anticipation of battle, that the illustrious officers of that great era in our Navy became such incomparable seamen. Nothing could be...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581695
  • 9781236581693