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Drills and exercises-Continued.

Page.

Drill for 50-foot sailing launch.

59

Rudiments of sailing.

71

Definitions..

71

Notes on handling boats under sail.

75

Power boats.

81

Rules for care and operation of power-boat machinery (gasoline engines). 84

Gasoline safety precautions ..................

90

Armed-boat expeditions...

91

Care and operation of boat guns and small arms.

92

Abandon ship.

93

First aid for burns.....

| 94

The resuscitation of the apparently drowned..

95

CHAPTER V.

Miscellaneous information and instructions.

99

GL Duties of a boat officer......

99

Duties of a coxswain..

101

Care and cleaning of boats........

104

Boat keepers.

104

Notes on management and handling of boats.

105

Abbreviated rules for coxswains.

106

Boat salutes and boat etiquette.

108

Man-of-war lights...

113

Speed indicators..

113

Signals of the Coast Guard for wrecks, etc.

116

Weather signals.

116

Buoys.

117

Rules for proventing collisions.

118

Specialflags and pennants..

127

International signals....

140

CHAPTER VI.

Meaning of flags, pennants, and signs.

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142

Alphabetflags..

142

0 Numerals..

149

18 Numeral pennants

151

SE First repeater...

151

Second repeater.

151

Third repeater..

152

18 Course pennant..

152

Ng Deploy pennant.

153

Emergency pennant..

153

18 Formation pennant.

154

S Position pennant.

155

Speed pennant.

156

8 Turn pennant.

157

( Squadron flag..

158

UB Division flag....

158

to Designating pennant...

159

Sa Answering and decimal pennant.

159

Tack line..

160

Signals sign...

160

Executive sign.

161,180
Miscellaneous information and instructions—Continued.

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INTRODUCTION.

The Boat Book contains information and instructions pertaining to boats, boat exercises, boat equipment, duties of boat personnel, a description of flags and instructions for their use, instructions for the transmission of signals and dispatches (naval procedure), international signals of distress, storm and life-saving signals, "boat signals.” Šuch special pennant signals as may be required for maneuvering boats precede the boat signals proper. The boat signals proper are for intercommunication between ships and boats and consist of three letters, of which the second or third letter is always the letter "E.” “E” is the distinguishing letter for boats. The signal meanings are arranged alphabetically and indexed under the primary words. Many of the boat signals may be adapted to communication with tugs.

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