Synonyms for bowlines or Related words with bowlines
Examples of "bowlines"
The dogshank can be thought of as two opposite
It is tied in a way that is similar to regular
"UN, deux, troi", an exclamation, or song, used by seamen when hauling the
, the greatest effort being made at the last word. English sailors, in the same manner, call out on this occasion,—haul-in—haul-two—haul-belay!
The knot is also popular to create a makeshift harness in rescue operations. The two loops are used as leg loops to sit in. The knot can be further improved by adding two
around a person's body to create a three-point harness.
In 1804 he was appointed to the 38-gun frigate , and in May 1805 was serving as first lieutenant under the command of Captain the Honourable Courtenay Boyle, in the Mediterranean. On the 4 May 1805, Boyle sighted a convoy of Spanish ships loaded with gunpowder at San Pedro, an anchorage east of Cape de Gata. Though under the protection of a fort, two armed schooners, and three gun and mortar launches, Downie was sent in a cutter to board the vessels while covered by the guns of "Seahorse". Downie boarded and brought out a Spanish brig, laden with 1,170 quintals of powder while the Spanish gun-boats continued to fire on the "Seahorse", damaging the main topgallant mast, shooting away several braces and
, and killing a crewman. "Seahorse" then discontinued the engagement, wishing to leave the coast while the breeze and daylight lasted.
Boyle sailed to communicate the news that the French had put to sea to Lord Nelson, who was lying at anchor north of Sardinia. On 4 May 1805, while cruising off the southern Spanish coast, Boyle received intelligence that a Spanish convoy, chiefly laden on government account with gunpowder for the gun-boats at Málaga, Ceuta and Algeciras, was upon the coast. He then kept close along the Spanish coast, and at 2 p.m. the convoy was sighted from the mast-head of the "Seahorse". At 5 pm. Boyle observed that the Spanish vessels hauled into San Pedro, an anchorage to the eastward of Cape de Gata, under the protection of a fort and several schooners and mortar launches. He then sent his first lieutenant, George Downie, and other men of his crew in a cutter to board the vessels. Covered by the fire of the "Seahorse", Downie boarded a Spanish brig, laden with 1170 quintals of powder. Finding that the Spanish gun-boats continued to fire on the "Seahorse", which had already suffered damage to her main topgallantmast and had had several braces and
shot away, the "Seahorse" discontinued the engagement and stood out to the offing.
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