Hand-book to the Local marine board examination [by J. Taylor].

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Σελίδα 60 - London, (the act of God, the queen's enemies, fire, and all and every other dangers and accidents of the seas, rivers, and navigation, of whatever nature and kind soever, excepted,) unto order or to assigns, he or they paying freight for the said goods at 51.
Σελίδα 25 - Astronomers, with a view of obtaining a convenient and uniform measure of time, have recourse to a mean solar day, the length of which is equal to the mean or average of all the apparent solar days in a year. An imaginary Sun, called the mean Sun...
Σελίδα 40 - ... a bright white light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 20 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light 10 points on each side of the vessel...
Σελίδα 12 - If the applicant passes, he will receive a document from the examiner, which will entitle him to receive his certificate of competency from the shipping master at the port to which he has directed it to be forwarded.
Σελίδα 44 - Bundles of sheet iron, rods, pigs of copper or iron, or any rough hard substance, should not be allowed to come in contact with bales or bags, or any soft packages liable to be chafed. When mats can be procured, they should be used at the sides for silk, tea, &c 11 — Tar, Turpentine, Rosin, &c.
Σελίδα 40 - On the starboard side, a green light so constructed as to show an uniform and unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass ; so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam...
Σελίδα 13 - Mates are made compulsory, the qualifications have been kept as low as possible; but it must be distinctly understood that it is the intention of the Board of Trade to raise the standard from time to time, whenever, as will no doubt be the case, the general attainments of officers in the Merchant Service shall render it possible to do so without inconvenience ; and Officers are strongly urged to employ their leisure hours, when in port, in the acquirement of the knowledge necessary to enable them...
Σελίδα 41 - On the port side a red light so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 10 points of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to 2 points abaft the beam on the port side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 2 miles.
Σελίδα 8 - He must be able to observe, and calculate the amplitude of the sun, and deduce the variation of the compass therefrom. He must know how to lay off the place of the ship on the chart, both by bearings of known objects, and by latitude and longitude. He must be able to...
Σελίδα 36 - ... to set the axis of the telescope parallel to the plane of the instrument...

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