Training Schools and Training Ships

Training Schools and Training Ships : For the Training of Boys for the Navy, Army, and Mercantile Marine (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Training Schools and Training Ships: For the Training of Boys for the Navy, Army, and Mercantile Marine The boys in the nautical section are trained at an early age in_ all the duties required on board a ship - to go aloft to learn the names of the masts and yards; standing and run ning riggmg; to knot and splice; the use of the palm and needle; the compass; bending and 'unbending; reefing and unfurling sails; swimming; rigging and unrigging a vessel and models; the name of all the'lighthouses and light - ships round the coast, and the description of the lights. Boats are kept on the river at Staines, in which they are taught rowing, and in which they acquire considerable proficiency. Further, the boys are all taught a trade, the chief being that of a car penter, painter, tailor, shoemaker, cook, or baker, which renders them extremely useful when on board a ship, indepen dent of their nautical training. Another important element runs through the entire esta blishment, namely, a kind but strict discipline, which renders a boy familiar and accustomed to that which is maintained in the army, navy, or marine serv1ce, without which a soldier or sailor is comparatively valueless. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 68g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243179898
  • 9780243179893