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The seaman's vade-mecum and defensive war by sea: containing a maritime dictionary; the proportions of rigging, masts and yards; Weight of Anchors; Sizes and Weight of Cables and Cordage; List of the Navy. The Words of Command in exercising the small Arms, Bayonet, Granadoes, and great Guns, Duty of Officers, &c. Also shewing how to prepare a merchant-ship for a close fight, through the Bulk-Heads, Coamings, Loop-Holes, &c. with the Advantages to be taking in Chacing, considered, under all Positions in respect to Wind and Tide. Defensive Fighting; Shewing how Merchant - Ships are to act, in Fleets, when Canonaded or Boarded by the Enemy. Naval Fortification; The Advantages of Mooring considered, in respect to Wind and Tide; and how to lay Booms in Rivers, and raise Redoubts to defend them. An Essay on Naval Book - Keeping; Or a regular Method for the Purser, Clerk, Steward, and other Officers to keep an Account of Stores, &c. The Method of forming Signals for sailing in Company, under a Commodore in Time of War; with many other Particulars relating to the Navy, East-India, and Merchant Service. By William Mountaine, Mathematical Examiner to the Honourable Corporation of Trinity-House of Deptlord-Strond, and F.R.S. With additions by John Adams, Teacher of the Mathematics.

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London : printed for Mount and Page, on Tower-Hill, 1783.

Physical description

[10],xii,17,[8],14*-15*,[2],18-242p.,plates : ill. ; 12⁰.

References note

ESTC N21424

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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