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JOHN ADAMS'S SOUTHAMPTON ALMANACK.
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Set of the Tides at full and Change
At the Needles, Isle of Wight, the West Stream makes about 10 o'clock, the East Flood making at 3.40; the velocity of both streams over the Bridge, and in the South Channel, varying from 3 to 4 knots; between Hurst Point and the Island, 51 knots ; and at the South of the Bridge, 2 knots. In the Solent, the East or Flood Stream makes at 4 o'clock, and at the Brambles half-an-hour later
At Spithead the West Stream makes at o'clock, 3) hours before high water in the Harbour, and runs nearly five hours N. W, by N.; the East Stream makes at 2 o'clock, 21- hours after high water in the Harbour, and runs nearly 7 hour. S.E. by S. In Portsmouth Harbour the Tidal Stream continues flowing lor nearly 7 hours; there is a narrow stream which continues running in lor 15 or •20 minutes after high water in the Harbour.
Signals for Pilots.
—" The following Signals, numbered 1 and 9; when used or displayed together or separately, shall be deemed to be Signals for a Pilot in the Day-time:—
" 1.—To be hoisted at the fore, the Jack or other national colour usually worn by Merchants, having round it a White border, one-lifth the breadth of the Hag" ; or
"2.—The International Code Pilotage Signal, indicated by P.T." '
.42 NigAZ.—" The following Signals,numbered 1 and 2 when used or displayed together or separately, shall be deemed to be Signals for a Pilot at night:—
" 1.—The Pyrotechnic Light, commonly known as the Blue Light, every Afteen minutes " ; or
"2.—A bright White Light, flashed or shown at short and frequent intervals just above the bulwarks for about a minute at a time.
And any Master of a vessel who uses or displays, or causes or permits any person under his authority to use or display any of the said Signals for any other purpose than that of summoning a Pilot, or uses or causes or permits any person under his authority, to use any other signal for a Pilot shall incur a penalty not exceeding Twenty Pounds.
*This is a square blue Bag, having in its centre a white square, hoisted over a Aag of a similar shape, the later showing three vertical bars, coloured red, white, and blue.
Signals of Distress at Sea.
In the Day-time.—Three in number—1st,—A gun fired at intervals of about a minute; 2nd,—The Distress Signal of the International Code, indicated by N.C.*; 3rd,—The Distant Signal, a square flag under or above a ball, or anything resembling a ball.
In the Night.—Three in number—1st,—A Gun fired at intervals of about a minute; 2nd,—Flames from a burning tar or oil barrel on the ship; 3rd,— Ship's Rockets, fired at quick intervals.
Any of these Signals used by a Vessel, except in distress, renders the Master liable to pay compensation, which may be recovered in the same manner as salvage.
This consists of a blue and white chequered square flag, hoisted over a burgee show ing a red ball on a white ground
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