Re: 1812 Re: Proposed Troop Transport Safety Requirements, Naval Establishment
Wise suggestions, which will be added. Thank you.
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Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 8:33 PM
Subject: 1812 Re: Proposed Troop Transport Safety Requirements, Naval Establishment
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
I remain as always,
Y.H. & O.S.
--- 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
> 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
> 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.
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