The Ship-Owners' and Ship-Masters' Handy-Book

The Ship-Owners' and Ship-Masters' Handy-Book

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...put to sea until the wind, direction and force, state of weather and sea, and rise of the barometer, indicate that the storm has either broken up or passed inland. Cyclonic storms of small extent sometimes blow fiercely and raise a high sea near their centres. 3. The following storm warning signals will be hoisted during the prevalence of cyclonic storms in the Bay of Bengal at the signalling stations on the Hooghly previously mentioned, viz., Saugor Island, Mud Point, and Diamond Harbour, between sunset and sunrise: --Three lights exhibited on the flagstaff at equal distances indicate the existence of a cyclonic storm in the north of the Bay. Two lights, placed vertically, indicate the early approach of a cyclonic storm to the Bengal coast. 4. Signals for the Port of Calcutta.--Storm signals will be only used within the limits of the Port of Calcutta to give notice to the shipping and general public of the early approach of a severe cyclone with its attendant storm-wave. The Following are the storm signals which will be used within the limits of the Port. They will be hoisted on the flagstaff upon the Port Commissioners' Office, on the yardarm of the flagstaff near the Government Dockyard, Kidderpore, and on the flagstaff at Seebpore, on the receipt of instructions from the Meteorological Office: --A Ball indicates that a severe cyclone, of which the centre is in the neighbourhood of Saugor Island, is advancing towards the mouth of the Hooghly, and will probably advance towards Calcutta. A Brum indicates that a severe cyclone with its attendant fitorm-wave is approaching Calcutta. Three Lights, placed vertically, indicate that a severe cyclone, of which a centre is in the neighbourhood of Saugor Island, is advancing towards the mouth of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625668
  • 9781236625663