Punch,  41 (1861), 72.

Steam Wanted at the Admiralty





Military Technology, Steamships, Progress, Government, Politics, Time, Measurement

    Contrasts the large number of French iron-cased frigates in operation with the fact that the only British iron vessel 'will not be at sea before October'. Laments the slowness of the Admiralty in giving and executing its orders. Suggests that the rate of progress might be increased by fixing a maximum time for 'all their moves' using a gigantic sand-glass, rather like in the game of chess.

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