By Peter Goodwin

Книга Anatomy of the send - The ARMED delivery BOUNTY Anatomy of the send - The ARMED shipping BOUNTY Книги Вооружение Автор: Peter Goodwin Год издания: 1988 Формат: pdf Издат.:Conway Maritime Press Страниц: a hundred and one Размер: 12.97 Mb Язык: Русский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:               

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7 When considering that the same artillery corps might conceivably occupy over 50 hectares of land, while the fleet carried six times the firepower on less than 3 hectares of open deck, the technological achievement of the naval constructor in creating such an efficient fighting platform, without recourse to ship theory or engineering calculations, was impressive indeed. “Mere Carpenters” 25 Given the difficulties of simply keeping pace with these demands, it is surprising that constructors would ever have seen fit to learn and carry out the intricate calculations that theoretical naval architecture required.

As noted by the military historian John Keegan, Napoleon’s army at Waterloo in 1815 included an artillery corps of 366 cannon, requiring 5,000 horses and 9,000 men to deploy it, and it could move only about 20 miles a day before stopping to bivouac. By contrast, Nelson’s fleet at Trafalgar in 1805 consisted of 27 ships carrying 2,200 naval cannon and 14,000 men; the fleet could travel, day and night, over 100 miles a day—and without the enormous quantities of horse fodder that the land army required.

Credit: Archives de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris. Down from the Mountain 15 to be adequate for their purposes, and with the aid of La Condamine’s friend, a local official named Pedro Vicente Maldonado, found local laborers to help carry the supplies from Quito. But “flat” was a relative term when trying to lay out a level baseline between two points that were 6,200 toises (about 12 kilometers) apart. Today, within the first 100 meters from the southern end of the baseline the land suddenly drops 1 meter, then there is a 2-meter vertical drop, and just beyond is a thicket of heavy shrubbery.

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