On Floating Batteries

Fishbourne
1858 Royal United Services Institution Journal  
AT an Evening AIccting it is not dcsirablc to attenipt nore than touching on the important points invohed in the question of Floating Bnttcrics; but, in doing so, it is impossible to pass without notice those constructed by the French for scmice in the late war ~i t h Russia, togethcr with thosc constructcd for our o m goveinment. They differ so much in form from ordinary vcsscls that it is difficult to institute n comparison, but this may safely be affirmed, that thcy vciy midely depart from
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doi:10.1080/03071845809415907 fatcat:i2q3fy22ozgxfmi2acuctwcxju