The Science of Gunnery, as Applied to the Use and Construction of Fire-Arms William Wellington Greener

ISBN: 9781150235115

Published: February 7th 2012

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The Science of Gunnery, as Applied to the Use and Construction of Fire-Arms  by  William Wellington Greener

The Science of Gunnery, as Applied to the Use and Construction of Fire-Arms by William Wellington Greener
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. ARTILLERY. The followingMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. ARTILLERY. The following articles, extracted from an American publication, so completely agree with our views on Artillery and Metals, that we have thought it valuable to transcribe them entire, as they condense many valuable data.

COMMUNICATED FOR THE BALTIMORE TATRIOT. Folly of Admiral John Tyler, Commander-in-Chief of the Land and Naval Forces of these United States. If any doubt existed as to the utter incapacity of his excellency o be entrusted with the command of the Land and Naval Forces of the Republic--the annexed official order, after a full knowledge that the two Big Guns on board the Princeton, constructed at seven times the cost of cast-iron, had cracked and burst with unparalleled loss of life--the most sceptical will be convinced, after reading the Congressional documents, that he is a qualified candidate for admission to a Lunatic Asylum.

It appears from the record, that it was not until the first gun constructed in England by Captain Stockton, on his own individual account, had cracked, that the Government became the purchaser- and with the knowledge of the fact, a second was ordered to be constructed at an expense of 11,488 dollars- after the bursting of the second, a third is ordered without reference to cost. Is not this an impeachable offence 1 submit the question to the decision of Chancellor Kent. Washington, March 14, 1844. Being entirely satisfied, from the report of the late Court of Inquiry, that no vestige of pretence remains to visit the slightest censure on the officers and crew of the Princeton, either collectively or individually, for the sad and melancholy accident which has occurred on board that ship- and regarding the bursting of the gun as one of those incidents which have often before attended the...



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