A Modern Campaign; Or, War And Wireless Telegraphy In The Far East by David Fraser

A Modern Campaign; Or, War And Wireless Telegraphy In The Far East

byDavid Fraser

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III CRUISING IN THE HAIMUN THE Haimun was well known in the China Seas. She had been used as a transport by the British in the Peking affair of 1900, and latterly as a despatch boat by the U.S. Army in the Philippines. She could do her sixteen knots at a pinch, her engines being particularly powerful for a boat of her size. She was signalled on the morning of 18th February, and soon after glided like a swan into the bay. I lost no time in getting on board. Whilst being rowed out, I perceived a lot of wreckage on both masts; evidently something had gone wrong. The Captain met me at the gangway, and I made the acquaintance of the ship's officers, the two wireless operators from America, and the Japanese lady-interpreter. The wireless plant and the operators had been picked up at Shanghai, and the vessel rigged with tall topmasts. Out of Shanghai she met with rough weather, and both sticks had gone by the board. Another misfortune had happened at Shanghai. The ship's crew had declined to sail owing to the hazardous nature of the cruise, and the Captain had been compelled to ship ricksha men and coolies, at double pay. Fortunately, beside the Captain, there were six European officers who were game for anything. I ordered steam for six o'clock, and then proceeded to examine the ship. She was certainly a trim craft both in outward looks and inside comforts. A big upper or promenade deck ran aft from the bridge, and below was the maindeck, upon which opened the saloon doors. The saloon itself was quite a spacious apartment with a cosy fireplace at one end. Off the saloon were twelve cabins with accommodation for double that number of passengers. Below there were second-class cabins and a deck for native passengers. The wireless plant was quickly sent ashore, and having left the mas...

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Title:A Modern Campaign; Or, War And Wireless Telegraphy In The Far EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021742709X

ISBN - 13:9780217427098

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