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Re: 1812 Re: Proposed Troop Transport Safety Requirements, Naval Establishment

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  • suthren@magma.ca
    Patrick Wise suggestions, which will be added. Thank you. Vic ... From: Patrick To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 8:33 PM Subject:
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      Patrick

      Wise suggestions, which will be added. Thank you.

      Vic
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Patrick
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 8:33 PM
      Subject: 1812 Re: Proposed Troop Transport Safety Requirements, Naval Establishment


      Sir,
      Might I make the following suggested additions, based on
      earlier "Amphibious Landing Brief" of 2005:

      1. On gaining the landing, the personnel embarked in a boat shall
      obey the instructions of the Coxswain for exiting the boat.

      2. The Coxswain of a boat shall have authority to refuse passage to
      any individual, officer or man, who appears in his judgment to be
      unwilling to follow such orders as he may give, or may constitute in
      his judgment a risk to the boat and its occupants for any reason
      whatsoever.

      I remain as always,
      Y.H. & O.S.
      Patrick

      --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, <suthren@...> wrote:
      >
      > Proposed Troop Transport Safety Requirements
      >
      > As the coming Bicentennial of the War of 1812, and Grand Tacticals
      before and during it, will likely provide opportunities for Assault
      Landings and other events where armed troops are embarked in Naval
      Establishment boats and vessels, the following safety requirements
      are proposed:
      >
      > 1. The Coxswain or Commander of the boat is in command of all
      embarked in it, whether crew or passengers, and all aboard will obey
      his/her instruction , regardless of the passenger's rank ashore.
      >
      > 2. All edged weapons must be sheathed before entering the boat,
      and will not be drawn while in the boat. Tomahawks must be in a
      protective sheath or have the blade bound in cloth or leather.
      >
      > 3. No Priming or Loading of muskets, rifles, fusils or pistols is
      to occur before boarding a boat, and ramrods must be "sprung" in the
      barrels to determine they are clear of charges.
      >
      > 4. Firelock springs will be eased before entering a boat, and pans
      opened.
      >
      > 5. All firelocks will be equipped with flashguards and
      hammerstalls, which shall be in place.
      >
      > 6. No loose powder will be permitted in a boat, carried in any
      manner other than in approved containers by a qualified gunner.
      >
      > 7. Cartridge boxes must contain correctly-made cartridges, and the
      boxes must have their flaps fastened shut during the voyage. Powder
      horns must be correctly stoppered.
      >
      > 8. Operation of a boat's own properly safety-inspected guns shall
      be at the discretion of the Boat Coxswain or Commander, and shall be
      carried out by a qualified gunner.
      >
      > 9. No smoking of any kind will be permitted in a boat, and no open
      fire save any match employed by the boat's gunner.
      >
      > 10. Any musketry or riflery fire agreed to be given from a boat by
      embarked infantry or riflemen shall be previously agreed to by the
      Coxswain and the senior individual of the firing party, and
      procedures and specific safety measures in lieu of the general
      principles above are to be implemented prior to any such firing.
      >
      > Please comment as you see necessary.
      >
      > Victor Suthren
      >
      > Commodore pro tem
      > Naval Establishments
      > Crown Forces North America
      >
      > GOD SAVE THE KING.
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >





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