On Naval Warfare with Steam (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from On Naval Warfare With Steam

It is supposed that to superior tactical skill in our commanders, in anticipating the effects likely to arise from variations in the force and direction of the wind, and to the superior practical experience and expertness of our Operative seamen in executing the orders of the officers, With respect to the manipulation of the rigging and sails, the British navy is in a great measure indebted for the success which has hitherto attended it in the hostile collisions of its ships with those of other nations.

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