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  • They left by squadron, forming up in line-ahead order.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Two Aegis cruisers, Mobile Bay and Princeton, plus the destroyers Fletcher, Fife, and John Young, steamed in line-ahead formation out of the morning fog and turned broadside to the shore.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • Far out in the bay, already beyond gunshot of the fortress, the five British ships of the line were standing out to sea in their rigid line-ahead.

    Flying Colours

  • In single line-ahead, the fourteen great grey ships, their smoke trailing away over the port quarter before a fresh wind, passed down the wild rocky gap of the entrance.

    The Tale of a Trooper

  • They kept along the land for a few hours, and then, forming single line-ahead, steamed slowly up the beautiful sunny waters of the Derwent, with white curving beaches and bush-clad hills on either side.

    The Tale of a Trooper

  • Abel Keeling was one of the new men, the men who swore by the line-ahead, the broadside fire of sakers and demi-cannon, and weeks and months without a landfall.


  • So far the battle had followed traditional line-ahead pattern.

    A History of Sea Power

  • Farragut's flagship, the _Hartford_, leading the line-ahead, suffered least from the dense smoke on that damp, calm, moonless night.

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray

  • The passage was made on the twenty-fourth, in line-ahead (that is, one after another) because Farragut found the opening narrower than he thought it should be for two columns abreast, at night, under fire, and against the spring current.

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray

  • Nor was this the worst; for the _Tecumseh's_ mistake had thrown the other monitors out of their proper line-ahead, athwart the wooden ships, which began to slow and swing about in some confusion.

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray


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