The sloop-of-war Austin, flagship of the Second Texas Navy from 1840 to 1846, at sea. The ship appears to be experiencing Force 4 or 5 conditions—a “moderate” or “fresh” breeze—on the modern Beaufort Scale.
A drawing of an early Barr and Stroud rangefinder that shows the device’s principal components. The paired eyepieces are near the top in the center.
A long 12-pounder cannon on board the replica French frigate l’Hermione. Note the wheels that make traversing the barrel difficult.
USS West Virginia
Royal Navy
The Albacore under way