Monthly Nautical Magazine, and Quarterly Review, Volume 5

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Griffiths, Bates, 1856 - Shipbuilding
 

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Page 128 - ... 5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter. 6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us ; and to be merciful, just, and pure (Science and Health, p.
Page 57 - To thee belongs the rural reign; Thy cities shall with commerce shine; All thine shall be the subject main, And every shore it circles thine.
Page 99 - Attempts to fathom the ocean, both by sound and pressure, hud been made, but in " blue water" every trial was only a failure repeated. The most ingenious and beautiful contrivances for deep-sea soundings were resorted to. By exploding heavy charges of powder in the deep sea, when the winds were hushed and all was still, the echo or reverberation from the bottom might, it was held, be heard, and the depth determined from the rate at which sound travels through water. But, though the explosion took...
Page 318 - She should then regulate her course so as to keep between the ridge and 27 fathoms, when, by attention to the lead and nature of the soundings, course and distance run from the lighthouse, it is almost impossible to avoid making the pilot vessels, as their cruising ground is immediately to the north-east of the light vessel stationed during the south-west monsoon in close proximity to the buoy on the ridge. 4. The soundings to seaward of the Pilots...
Page 457 - States, and leave a widow, or, if no widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, such widow, or, if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death...
Page 360 - You are particularly charged to avoid any engagement with any armed vessel of the enemy, though you may be equal in strength, or may have some small advantage ; the design of this enterprise being to intercept the supplies of the enemy, which will be defeated by your running into unnecessary engagements.
Page 235 - I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 31st ultimo, enclosing a copy of a letter from Mr.
Page 48 - Aguilhas bank, reach Bourbon or Mauritius, and from thence steer for India, following the routes allowed by the monsoons. Vessels in the Mediterranean again have to contend with still greater disadvantages. It often takes them fifteen days to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, westerly winds generally prevailing in this quarter, where we also find a rapid flow of the ocean waters into the Mediterranean.
Page 99 - ... cause the propeller to make one revolution for every fathom of perpendicular descent ; hands provided with the power of self-registration were attached to a dial, and the instrument was complete. It worked beautifully in moderate depths, but failed in blue water, from the difficulty of getting it down if the line used were large enough to give the requisite strength for hauling up.
Page 457 - ... who may be entitled to receive the same, and if the said fund shall be insufficient for the purpose, the public faith is hereby pledged to make up the deficiency; but if it should be more than sufficient, the surplus shall be applied to the making of further provision for the comfort of the disabled officers, seamen, and marines, and for such as, though not disabled, may merit by their bravery, or long and faithful services, the gratitude of their country.

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