Motto: Let each one bring a candle that we may have more light.
In submitting this article the writer desires to state that little claim is laid to originality of ideas in the method of treating the various subjects. He merely hopes that the different point of view may give more matter for argument.
Commander Niblack has discussed many of these same formations with regard to advance and lateral transfer and the advantage of position upon completion of the movement. The writer has gone a step further by a comparison of the time necessary for the performance, and the consideration of the interference with gun fire, due to swinging of the ships, during the evolution.
In the diagrams ships are placed 400 yards apart, and are considered as having a standard speed of 15 knots and a reserve speed of 1 8 knots. The turning curves are for a tactical diameter of 600 yards and a final diameter of 540 yards.