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Dean

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« Reply #2400 on: March 26, 2016, 04:02:31 pm »
Carley Floats were primitive liferafts - very basic but easy to deploy and probably rigged so they floated free if the ship sank. [Haywain]
[AND]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carley_float [CHommel]


Coston pistols
Coston Flares / night signals - http://www.civilwarsignals.org/pages/signal/signalpages/flare/coston.html

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Listed links for both in the Edit. Figured most readers wouldn't know what they were!  ;)

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« Reply #2401 on: March 26, 2016, 05:35:22 pm »
The Coston gun mentioned was probably a line throwing cannon similar to the Lyle Cannon.  Someone would be needed to receive the line ashore so a bosuns chair or some such device could be rigged up and people evacuated this way.  Google images have examples. 

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« Reply #2402 on: March 26, 2016, 05:39:31 pm »
The Coston gun mentioned was probably a line throwing cannon similar to the Lyle Cannon.  Someone would be needed to receive the line ashore so a bosuns chair or some such device could be rigged up and people evacuated this way.  Google images have examples.

You're right!



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyle_gun


http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/navy/galery_themes-e.aspx?section=3-A-2&id=4&cluster=&title=


The Coston Supply Company says that there are:
"The Coston Line-Throwing Gun, mounted on a steel carriage for larger vessels, and in shoulder- gun type for vessels under 300 tons"


Coston Shoulder Gun:



Coston line throwing cannon:

« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 07:34:08 pm by Randi »

Dean

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« Reply #2403 on: April 01, 2016, 08:58:02 pm »
HMS Leviathan 5 August 1914

1.40am: Received information by Wireless Telegraphy that Great Britain had declared war against Germany

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« Reply #2404 on: April 01, 2016, 10:53:50 pm »
That's impressive! Technology power. It must have made a shocking read for the radio receiver  :-\


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« Reply #2406 on: May 26, 2017, 11:41:42 pm »
Unusual name  'Swift Train' but good on him for his Swift rescue effort.

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« Reply #2407 on: May 27, 2017, 12:00:47 am »
Ummm- it's the right thing to do - stripping off before diving in - but 200 yards in water that cold - that's brave alright.   8) 8) 8)