Category Archives: English – Military

ENGLISH War-Ships and Their Uses. 2

With regard to the external form of the hull of a vessel, it must vary according to the purposes for which it is designed. If required to carry much cargo, it must be deep and square and wallsided. If a … Continue reading

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English War-Ships and Their Uses. 1

By W. B. A. —- “O’er the wild gannet’s bath came tho Norse Coursers.” And to a goodly land they came, bearing the seed of the Norse gods, to take root in the ocean bounded soil of freedom, where tho … Continue reading

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“ENGLAND Expects Every Man to do His Duty.”

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The watching for invasion must have been a blind and stumbling process in Queen Elizabeth’s days, when news was slower in travelling than even the great clumsy ships of the Armada were in nailing. To keep horses saddled, and men … Continue reading

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Bessemer and Gun-Metal

  Many of the readers of this periodical may not be familiar with the more prominent principles of iron and steel manufacture, and as they are an important part of great-gun manufacture, I will therefore name them as briefly as … Continue reading

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English Projectiles. 1

“The English archers bent their bows! Their aim was good and true!” And So down went plate and mail with punched holes and shivered net-rings, and stalwart men were stricken through all their fences, the steel arrow-heads striking through every … Continue reading

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English Railway Artillery

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  A CHEAP DEFENCE AGAINST INVASION. The beginning of the end is approaching. Wars cannot be carried on without railways, and the railway is emphatically the offspring and tool of civilisation — not to be maintained without civilisation. It is … Continue reading

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English Projectiles. 2

ON the Parade inside the Horse Guards, near where once ran the northern channel of the Kiln Burn, serving with the Chelsea Creek to enclose the Thorney Island, whereon Westminster Abbey was built, is a very long brass cannon, considerably … Continue reading

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