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Precautions to be taken against Accidents when Men are in Them


Circular No. 347

Admiralty, 20th November 1858

Accidents of a serious and even fatal character having sometimes occurred on board Her Majesty's Steam-Ships and Vessels, by the Paddle Wheels being turned when men are in them, my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are pleased to issue directions, with a view of effectually guarding against such accidents in the future, that men are on no account to be permitted to go into, or remain in, the Paddle Wheels, except when they are effectually secured by a bar being passed through them, by a secure lashing, or by some other simple mode, the efficiency of which can be judged of by any Seaman.

By Command of the Lordships

H CORRY

To all Commander-in-Chief, &c.

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