Hi folks. Complete the Papers Past survey to let us know what you’d like added over the next few years. ×
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

Tying a Fleet by a String

The Hecla is to be refitted as a cableship and to be supplied with tanks which would hold 2000 miles of cable. As a t»rpedo depot ship she has done useful service ; but she was built as a passenger and cargo steamer, and she is consequently unsuited for the purposes of war. Besides, she is far too slow to be able to keep up with the modern torpedo boat flotilla. In her new role she will accom- j pany a fleet to see m war time, paying out cable as she goes, and so enabling the commander-in-chief to be m continuous communication with the Admiralty. Commenting upon the working of a ship under such circumstances, a well-informed exchange remarks :—This arrangement will greatly hamper the commander-in-chief, but it will be good for the special correspondents, and it will ple^o the British public—so long as it kaU. A commander-in-chief of the Nelsonian type will probably, at the earliest possible moment, take care that communication shall be interrupted. Nelson would not have won Trafalgar had he been tied by a string to "Whitehall."

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18900819.2.16

Bibliographic details

Tying a Fleet by a String, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890

Word Count
187

Tying a Fleet by a String Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working