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Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.   By:

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ORDNANCE INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE

UNITED STATES NAVY.

1866.

Transcriber's Note: There are some very wide tables in this work, either on one page or across two pages. These have been broken apart to fit within a 75 character width; they can all be put back together, with some minor adjustments for those sections that have information across multiple columns. Inconsistent spelling is maintained in this document.

ORDNANCE INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE

UNITED STATES NAVY.

PART I.

RELATING TO THE PREPARATION OF VESSELS OF WAR FOR BATTLE, AND TO THE DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND OTHERS WHEN AT QUARTERS.

PART II.

THE EQUIPMENT AND MANOEUVRE OF BOATS AND EXERCISE OF BOAT HOWITZERS.

PART III.

ORDNANCE AND ORDNANCE STORES.

FOURTH EDITION. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE NAVY DEPARTMENT.

WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1866.

Officers are requested to communicate to the Bureau of Ordnance any suggestions relative to future additions or corrections, with the reasons for any proposed changes, quoting part, page, and paragraph by its number.

CONTENTS.

[A full index will be found at the end of the book.]

PART PAGE Captain 1 3 6 Executive Officer 1 6, 7 Officers in charge of divisions 1 8, 9 Master 1 9 Chief Engineer 1 9 Gunner 1 9 12 Carpenter 1 12 Yeoman 1 13 General distribution of officers and men at quarters 1 14 20 Distribution and arms of men at the guns 1 21 25 Duties at quarters in battle or exercise 1 26 40 Equipments and Implements 1 33 35 Broadside guns, stations and gun numbers 1 35 Calls for assembling at quarters 1 36, 37 Preparations for exercise at general quarters 1 38 40 Arrangements for delivering and distributing powder 1 41 45 Naval gun carriages 1 45 Exercise of broadside guns 1 46 60 Exercise of pivot guns 1 61 73 Notes upon the manual exercise 1 74 88 The use of fuzes 1 89 91 Boarders 1 92, 93 General precautions to be observed in time of war 1 94 96 Directions in case of fire 1 97 100 Rifled Cannon 1 101 107 Monitors 1 108 112 Mortars 1 113 127 Miscellaneous Operations 1 128 131 Equipment of boats 2 3 9 Fixtures in boats for boat guns 2 6 9 Exercise and Manoeuvre for boat howitzers 2 10 18 Exercise with howitzer on field carriage 2 19, 20 Remarks on the use of Naval Light Artillery 2 ... Continue reading book >>




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