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Boy's Manual of Seamanship and Gunnery

Boat Exercise

NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION OF BOATS ALLOWED TO THE DIFFERENT CLASSES OF SHIPS IN HM'S NAVY

DESCRIPTION AND LENGTH OF BOATS. Ships Of The Line Frigates Corvettes Schooner Rigged Sloops Or Gunboats
Three Decked Ships Two Deck First Class Two Deck Second Class Two Deck Third Class Special First
Class
Second
Class
First
Class
Second
Class
Third
Class
Fourth
Class
First
Class
Second
Class
Third
Class
Fourth
Class
Pinnace Launches - 42 ft. or 40 ft. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - - - - - - -
Pinnace Launches - 36 ft. - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - -
Barge or Pinnace - 32 ft. or 30 ft. 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Barge or Pinnace - 28 ft. or 25 ft. - - - - - - - 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Cutters - 30 ft. 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cutters - 28 ft. or 26 f t. - - 2 2 2 2 2 - - - - - - - -
Cutters - 25 ft. or 23 ft. - - - - - - - 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 -
Jolly Boats - 25 ft. or 23 ft. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Jolly Boats . 18 ft. or 16 ft. - - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
Gigs - 30 ft. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Gigs - 28 ft. - - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
Gigs - 26 ft. - - - - - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
Gigs . . . . . . 24 ft. or 22 ft. 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - 1 2 2 -
Cutter Gigs . 20 ft. - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 2
Dingies - 14 ft. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
Dingies - 12 ft. - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1
Total No. allowed to each Class 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 3

The different Duties generally performed by the Boats of a Ship of War are as follows :

Launches are employed in all heavy work, such as laying out anchors if the ship is on shore, watering and provisioning ship. Barges are used for light work, embarking or disembarking any person of distinction ; they are only supplied to flag ships.

Pinnaces are also used for watering, provisioning, coaling, and many other purposes ; in fact, they are looked upon as the working boats of the ship.

Cutters are used for the general duty of the ship, such as answering signals, landing officers, &c., and are always lowered to pick a man up when overboard, and are sent with the larger boats to assist in towing.

Jolly boats and dingies are used for the purpose of landing the stewards and servants when in harbour, or a short distance from the shore, for marketing, or for any other light work.

Galleys are long gigs, pulling six or eight oars, set apart for the use of the Admiral or Captain. Gigs are also for the use of the Captain, and if a ship is supplied with more than one, it is used for landing Officers or conveying them to other ships, &c., &c.

ALLOWED TO " WARRIOR" OR "BLACK PRINCE

DESCRIPTION OF BOATS.

LENGTH

feet

NUMBER OF BOATS ALLOWED.

Steam Launch, No. 25

42

-

Launch . . . . . .

42

1

Pinnace . . . . . .

32

1

Cutter . . . . . .

30

1

Life-boat Cutters . . .

28

1

Galley . . . . . .

32

1

Gig . . . . . . .

30

1

Gig . . . . . . .

26

1

Jolly . . . . . . .

25

1

Dingy . . . . . .

14

1

PADDLE-BOX BOATS.

Length, 30 ft. ; breadth, 8 ft. ; depth, 3 ft.

Capacity if used as a tank - 24 ft. by 7 ft. by 2 ft. 6 ins, = 420 cubic feet.

Weight of water, about 11 1/3 tons.

Draught of water, when light, about 6 ins.

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