By John Nicholas
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But on the contrary, if fixed, they help to support her, in proportion as they are specifically lighter than ~he water. And it should be remembered, that the largest body of a ship may be so balanced in the water, that an ounce less or more of weight m~y leave her at the surface, or sink her to the bottom. There are also certain heavy cargoes, that when the water gets at them are conti. nfially dissolving. and thereby lightening the vessel, such as salt and sugar, And as to water casks mentioned above, since the quantity of them must be great in ships of war, where the number of men conIumI' a great deal of water every day.
Sion which ensued on her being withdrawn, to say the least of it. must have prevented the full effeet. that the prompt co·operation of the two boats, according to Captain Cook's orders, must have -had~ towards t'he preservation of himself and his people. At that time, it was to the boats alone, that Captain Cook had to- look for his safety' ; for. when the marines had fired, the Indians rushed among them. ani forced them into the water, where four of them were killed; their Lieutenant was wounded, but fortunately escaped, and was taken up by the pinnace.
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Air Defense Weapons by John Nicholas