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“Jensen's description of the Danish ship-of-the-line Christian the Eighth running aground in Eckernforde Fjord and being knocked to pieces by a German shore battery transcends anything Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about wooden ships and iron men.”
“But amid the havoc, when the powder magazines of the ship-of-the-line explode, something extraordinary happens.”
“Furthermore, they would have to do so in a combat arm infantry,artillery, etc. in the Army or Marines, ship-of-the-line in the Navy, etc.”
“There are two entrances to the port of Mogador; one from the south, which is quite open; the other from the north-west, which is only a narrow passage, with scarcely room to admit a ship-of-the-line.”
“Yet many other states—Corinth, Syracuse, and Corcyra, among others—had powerful navies and, like Athens, their ship-of-the-line was the trireme.”
“Lucy had learned her way around a massive seventy-four-gun ship-of-the-line almost before she'd learned to walk, but the design of this modest schooner confounded her almost as badly as its captain did.”
“Without a single ship-of-the-line and with only five frigates, there existed no possibility of actually fighting the British navy.”
“American merchant knew, that military and naval considerations weighed fully as heavily with England as mercantile needs, and that a country which had neither a ship-of-the-line, nor a single army corps in existence, commanded, in an age of world warfare, very slight respect.”
“Nine men for the spar-deck of a ship-of-the-line of two decks, or for the main deck of a ship-of-the line of three decks.”
“And ten men for the spar-deck of a ship-of-the-line of three decks.”
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These kind of stun me whenever I see them. Language is just so cool.
Floating and water vessels of all sorts.
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