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Abraham Lincoln and the battles of the Civil War (1886) (14762731922)


Abraham Lincoln and the battles of the Civil War (1886) (14762731922)



Identifier: abrahamlincolnba01newy (find matches)
Title: Abraham Lincoln and the battles of the Civil War
Year: 1886 (1880s)
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Generals Generals
Publisher: (New York, N.Y.) : (The Century Co.)
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant

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ection of the sectional illustration,showing the motive engine, propeller, andrudder, will complete our description of thebattery : I. The motive engine, the construction ofwhich i-) somewhat peculiar, consists of only one steam-cylinder with pistons applied atopposite ends, a steam-tight partition beingintroduced in the middle. The propeller-shafthas only one crank and one crank-pin, thedifficulty of passing the centers being over-come by the expedient of placing the con-necting-rods, actuated by the steam-pistons,at right angles to each other. Much space issaved within the vessel by employing onlyone steam-cylinder, an advantage of such im-portance in the short hulls of the monitorsthat the entire fleet built during the war Avasprovided with engines of the stated type. 2. The propeller, being of the ordinaryfour-bladed type, needs no description; butthe mode of protecting the same against shotdemands full explanation. Referring to theillustration, it will be seen that the under side
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TSANSVeXSE SECTION i>V THE MONITOR DICTATOR THROUGH THB CENTER LINE OK THE STEAM CYUNDERS. The diatom <howt the application of rock-shafts and vibrating levers by which the problem of placing engines with vertical cylinders below the water-line has been solved. THE MONITORS. 293 of the overhang near the stern is cut out in i)ronounced the entire structure a fine speci- the middle, forming a cavity needed to give men of naval engineering,free sweep to the ))ropeller-blades; the slope The conHict in Hamjjton Roads, and the of the said cavity on either side of the ))ro- immediate building of a Heet of sea-going peller being considerably inclined in order to monitors by the Lnited States Government, favor a free i)assage of the water to and from attracted great attention in all maritime coun- the i)ropeller-blades. tries, especially in the north of Europe. Ad- 3. The extreme beani at the forward side miral Lessoffsky of the Russian navy was of the propeller-well is thirty-one feet,





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