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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...a peremptory order for everybody to return on board at once, regardless of length of leave. 2. It means that a ship is under sailing orders and about to get underway. 3. Hoisted half-yard-arm high it is a call for the whole force to receive a wigwag or a semaphore message. Q. What is the qAnswering Pennant?q A. See plate. It is to be hoisted where it can best be seen in answering to a signal and kept there until the signal is hauled down. The details of the use of the Answering Pennant will be given in Part III. There are also a number of special flags and pennants which will be described in Part III. The answering pennant is also used as a divisional mark in reporting mixed numbers. Q. What is the meaning of the names given under the alphabet flags in the plate? A. In order to avoid confusing the sounds of the various letters in reporting signals, each flag is given a distinctive name. It would be a simple matter, for example, to confuse the sound of q Tq and q D, q but, by using the names qTareq and q Dog, q all possibility of confusion is avoided. The names given will always be used in reporting or calling out signals on the bridge. Q. What are the duties of a Signalman? A. He stands watch on the bridge and sends and receives signals. He is an assistant to the quartermaster and keeps lookout at all times. He carries signals to the officer of the deck, when required. When needed for signalling--either in sending or receiving--he reports on the signal bridge at once, whether on watch or not. His constant aim should be to prove himself alert, quick, and always accurate; he should answer a signal as soon as it is understood, report the signal and send reply as soon as possible. He must, of...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. 1917 edition.
|Title||:||The Bluejackets' Manual Volume 5, Pt. 1917|
|Author||:||United States Naval Institute|
|Publisher||:||Theclassics.Us - 2013-09|