Bookcover of Percy Scott
Booktitle:

Percy Scott

United Kingdom, London, Dreadnought

Ord Publishing (2013-01-08 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-8-80655-4

ISBN-10:
6138806557
EAN:
9786138806554
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Admiral Sir Percy Moreton Scott, 1st Baronet GCB KCVO (10 July 1853 – 18 October 1924) was a British Royal Navy officer and a pioneer in modern naval gunnery.Scott was educated at Eastman's Naval Academy, Southsea, and entered the navy as a cadet in 1866, at the age of thirteen, and in 1868 received a post on HMS Forte, a 50-gun frigate. He served in the Third Anglo-Ashanti War and was based at Cape Coast Castle. He was present at the 1882 British naval bombardment of Egyptian forts at Alexandria, and while witnessing how inaccurate the British gunners were, began to form his own ideas on the nature of naval gunfire. When promoted to second in command of HMS Edinburgh in 1886, Scott attempted to implement some of his ideas for gunnery improvement by holding regular firing practices, but was forced to focus most of his crew's energies on the traditional naval task of cleaning the ship.
Publishing house:
Ord Publishing
Website:
http://www.betascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Agamemnon Maverick
Number of pages:
132
Published on:
2013-01-08
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Social sciences
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
London, Dreadnought, United, Percy, Kingdom, Scott

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