was/ a naval officer, a lieutenant of thirty-one, who, after seventeen years' service, had been turned out of her Majesty's employ with the barren honour of a commander's rank, because it was impossible that he should be promoted.
Looking round I saw the naval officer whom I had noticed when the passengers came aboard.
He spread his maps, he had to talk, and so he delivered a lecture on the naval
situation to Bert.
Only Count Rostov was pleased with them as he had been pleased with those of the naval
officer, the senator, and in general with whatever speech he had last heard.
Crossed sabers marked the spot where the first great naval
engagement of a world had taken place.
A BIG Nation having a quarrel with a Little Nation, resolved to terrify its antagonist by a grand naval
demonstration in the latter's principal port.
What ships from beyond they have warned only the secret archives of government show; but, a naval
officer myself, I have gathered from the traditions of the service that it has been fully two hundred years since smoke or sail has been sighted east of 30d or west of 175d.
The best naval
glasses could not have discovered the projectile wandering around its hemisphere, and yet all were pointed toward that brilliant disc which millions of eyes were looking at at the same moment.
Besides the vast improvements in ships and naval
resources, the whole western shores of America are thrown open, and Australia has become the capital of a rising continent.
The old were for the most part either in old uniforms of the nobility, buttoned up closely, with spurs and hats, or in their own special naval
, cavalry, infantry, or official uniforms.
I accompanied the whale-fishers on several expeditions to the North Sea; I voluntarily endured cold, famine, thirst, and want of sleep; I often worked harder than the common sailors during the day and devoted my nights to the study of mathematics, the theory of medicine, and those branches of physical science from which a naval
adventurer might derive the greatest practical advantage.
Burges, Duer and Mackenzie, 1843; The French Governess; or, The Embroidered Handkerchief, 1843; Richard Dale, 1843; Wyandotte, 1843; Ned Myers, or Life before the Mast, 1843; Afloat and Ashore (Miles Wallingford, Lucy Hardinge), two series, 1844; Proceedings of the Naval
Court-Martial in the Case of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, etc.