United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 29, No. 2

United States Naval Institute Proceedings Volume 29, No. 2

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...If her secret number is deciphered by a gunboat or depot ship, or by the shore defenses. b. If within 2ooo yards of a gunboat for 5 minutes by day. 1.." If she has successfully claimed 4 torpedo boats. When an aggregate number of 4 torpedo boats has been claimed by the Blue.destroyers, but no individual destroyer has claimed that number on her own account, one of the destroyers is to be put out of action in the same way as in the similar case of the gunboats dealt with in Article 10. Iii. Idf she gets within 8000 yards of the limits of a hostile defended port Y 3' I2. A torpedo boat or Red destroyer will be put out of action: --a. If her secret number is deciphered by any of the opposing side, including Queenstown shore defenses. b. If under the searchlight of a Blue cruiser for I minute by night before firing her torpedo at the latter. c. If within 2000 yards of a cruiser for I minute, or a gunboat or destroyer for 2 minutes by day. I3. Depot ships are supposed to represent fixed shore bases and are not therefore to be liable to attack, but they may use their searchlights to detect hostile vessels watching the entrances to their ports at night, and vessels whose numbers may be deciphered in this way will be put out of action. I4. Vessels while engaged are to fire blank from a light Q. F. gun at the rate of two rounds per minute. When a torpedo attack is made, a Very's light is to be fired at the moment when the torpedo would be discharged, all adjustments, etc., having first been most carefully made. No vessel is to fire more lights than the number of torpedoes she is actually carrying. All vessels are to have their full complement of torpedoes on board. " I5. Claims against the enemy are to be made, firstly, by...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923960
  • 9781236923967