London: Printed and Sold by James Woodward behind the Royal-Exchange, 1707. 12mo, (12), 359 pp, ill.
As a Preface is customary, I will not throw this small Tract into the World naked. I shall only recommend it to the Sea-faring Man, as a Thing of the most general Use that ever was publish'd for the Instruction of young Seamen; and then shall proceed to give a general Account of what the Book contains.
First, Vulgar and Decimal Arithmetick in all their Parts, together with the Extraction of the Square and Cube Roots, each Rule being familiary demonstrated and properly apply'd, in some practical Questions and Examples.
Secondly, A Sea Dictionary, wherein you have the most part of the Sea-Terms explained Alphabetically.
Thirdly, The Names of all the Rigging belonging to a Ship, and what part of a Ship they belong to.
Fourthly, The Bearings and Distance from one another of most of the Trading Ports, as well in England, as elsewhere.
Fifthly, An Account of the Stores of Ordnance allow'd by Her Majesty, to each Ship in time of Peace or War; with the Duty of the Gunner, and all the other Officers belonging to a Ship.
Sixthly, Instructions to Pursers and Stewards, how they shall discharge their Duty, keep their Accompts, and regulate their Books; with a Table of Provisions ready cast up, what Provisions is due to any Number of Men for one Week.
Seventhly, A Pay Table for Officers and Seamen, exactly calculated from an Admiral to Gromet.
Eightly, A List of the Royal Navy, when, where, and by whom Built or Rebuilt, with their high, middle and low Complements of Men and Guns. With the Rates adjusted by the Master and Wardens of Trinity House to Pilots, for Piloting Her Majesty's Ships; also an Abstract of an Establishment by his Royal Highness Prince George, for the better regulating the Navy.
Ninthly, An Introduction to, and Compendium of, the Practice of Sea Gunnery.
Tenthly, A Treatise of Trigonometry, Plain and Oblique Sailing, &c.
Lastly, An Abstract of all the Acts of Parliament relating to Seamen and Navigation.
I have given you a general Account of what I have collected, from the best Authors, and most Intelligent Seamen; and hope, that what Errors have escap'd the Press, will not be accounted a Fault in him who
Subscribes himselfA Well-Wisher toNavigation,J.L.
|Vulgar Arithmetick||page 1|
|A Decimal Table for Money||31|
|Extraction of the Square Root||38|
|Extraction of the Cube Root||38|
|A Table of Cube Roots||58|
|The Sea Dictionary||60|
|The Names of all the Rigging in a Ship||69|
|A Table of Boatswain Stores||74|
|Proportion of Masts and Yards belonging to a Ship||75|
|The Bearings and Distances of most places, from and to England||77|
|An Inventory of Ordnance and Stores for all Rates of Ships||107|
|Allowance of Powder in Peace and War||121|
|The Duty of a Gunner||123|
|Concerning the Masts of Ships||131|
|The Duty of the Clerk, Pilot, Mate, Surgeon and Seamen||133|
|The Duty of the Boatswain||141|
|The Pursers Duty||142|
|Directions for Pursers and Stewards||148|
|An Account of what Provisions the Queen allows each Seaman per Week||149|
|A Table of Provisions ready cast up||156|
|The Number of Officers belonging to each Rate, in War and Peace||162|
|The Allowance of Pay belonging to the Officers of the Royal Navy||166|
|A Table of all Degrees of Pay, from 9l. 2s. per Month, to 9l. 6s.||from *170, to *172|
|The present State of the Admiralty and Navy, with the Allowance of Pay to Officers||169|
|The Annual Allowance to Commanders||171|
|Regulations established by Prince George||181|
|A List of the Royal Navy||106|
|Rates for Piloting Ships||119|
|An Introduction to Gunnery||229|
|A Compendium of Sea Gunnery||238|
|A Table of the Proportion of Guns and Shot||250|
|Eighteen necessary Proportions for a Sea Gunner,||from 238, to 260|
|Problems and Axioms in Trigonometry||260|
|To work Proportion by Logarithms||266|
|A Traverse in plain Sailing||299|
|Questions in Navigation||281|
|Mercator Sailing by Meridionial Parts||288|
|Mercator Sailing by middle Latitude, two ways||290|
|Mercator Sailing by middle Longitude||291|
|How to find the Golden Number or Prime||292|
|How to find the Epact||293|
|How to find the Moon's Age for ever||294|
|How to know when it will be full Sea in any Port, Creeck, Road or River||295|
|Directions concerning the Tides||297|
|A Table of Longitude and Latitude||300|
|An Abridgement of the Acts of Parliament relating to Seamen|
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius
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