Tait’s Seamanship manual on how to sail a ship, part V

Tait's Seamanship or how to sail a ship page 85c

Here’s another instalment of the seamanship manual published around a century ago by James Tait, Extra Master and teacher of navigation. For earlier instalments, click here.

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Signalling card, 1937

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Old Naval signalling card

I’m sure cards like these hold some memories for people – it must take hours of labour to memorise all these flags, and the Semaphore.