let into a recess in the side of the vessel, and is caught by a bolt which passes through the side and is secured in the interior.
The following statement from the London times contains the dimensions of a number of English ironclads, with the thickness of their armor, etc.
Names.Tonnage.Horse-Power.Length.Beam.Protected Guns designed for.Thickness of Armor.Thickness of Backing.
Black Prince6,1091,85038058264 1/218
Caledonia4,1251,00027359324 1/2Wood ship, side 29 1/2 in.
Ocean4,0471,00027358324 1/2Wood ship, side 29 1/2 in.
Prince Consort4,0451,00027358324 1/2Wood ship, side 29 1/2 in.
Royal Alfred4,06880027358324 1/2, 6Wood ship, side 29 1/2 in.
Royal Oak4,05680027358324 1/
of the Ethiopians were of agate and other siliceous stones.
Pieces of stone of the kind used in engraving seals. — Ibid.
The bows of the Ethiopians were of the stem of the palm-leaf.
Pliny says: It is by the aid of the reed that the nations of the East decide their wars.
Fully one half of mankind live under a dominion imposed by the agency of the arrow.
The Eastern reed, so called, was a bamboo.
Harold, William Rufus, and Richard I. were killed by arrows.
Crecy, Poictiers, and Agincourt were won by archers.
The long-bow of that time measured six feet, the arrow three feet. The range was 300 to 500 yards.
In the Southwest of England bows and arrows did not finally disappear from the muster-roll till 1599.
The muskets were such miserable affairs that in the middle of the fifteenth century it took fifteen minutes to charge and fire one.
2. (Husbandry.) The bent piece which embraces the neck of an ox, the ends coming up through the yoke, above which they are fastene
s broadside views of a number of English iron-clads, and is introduced to illustrate the modes of arming and of protecting; the shaded portions indicating the partial protection only, afforded in some instances to the battery and engines, and at about the water-line.
a shows the Warrior and Black Prince class of 6,039 tons.
b, the Achilles, of the same size.
c, the Defence and Resistance, 3,668 tons.
d, the Hector and Valiant, 4,063 tons.
c, the Northumberland, Minotaur, and Agincourt, 6,621 tons.
f, the Prince Consort, Royal oak, Royal Alfred, Ocean triumph, and Caledonia, 4,045 tons.
g, the Royal sovereign, 5-turreted vessel, 3,765 tons.
h, the Prince Albert, 6-turreted vessel, 2,529 tons.
i, a two-shield ship of 1,385 tons.
j, the Enterprise, 990 tons.
k, the Favorite, 2,186 tons.
The lower portion of the figure is a midship section of a British iron-clad ship of 1,385 tons, carrying two of the shields as adapted by Captain Coles of the British s