John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 140

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as to bring the bursts to the proper height


Sweeping

     When a target wider than a Battery is engaged

it may be divided into portions which are engaged successively

or else the fire may be spread over the whole target

The target is divided into two parts for the two sections

and each of these again divided for each gun, Each gun

then fires alternately at right traverse, centre, left traverse,

and so on, so as to cover the target allotted to it. In practice

sweeping is not usually carried out with minute accuracy

as stated, but the flank guns are given an amount of outward

deflection estimated sufficient to cover the target, and

the sweep of the guns is ordered in round numbers, as

one degree right and left.

Sweeping is also used for the same purpose as Searching

when the exact direction of a concealed target cannot be

determined


Concentration and Distribution

     The order is "Concentrate 10 minutes on No 1" or

Distribute 10 minutes from No '. In the burst case No 2

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as to bring the bursts to the proper height


Sweeping

     When a target wider than a Battery is engaged

it may be divided into portions which are engaged successively

or else the fire may be spread over the whole target

The target is divided into two parts for the two sections

and each of these again divided for each gun, Each gun

then fires alternately at right traverse, centre, left traverse,

and so on, so as to cover the target allotted to it. In practice

sweeping is not usually carried out with minute accuracy

as stated, but the flank guns are given an amount of outward

deflection estimated sufficient to cover the target, and

the sweep of the guns is ordered in round numbers, as

one degree right and left.

Sweeping is also used for the same purpose as Searching

when the exact direction of a concealed target cannot be

determined


Concentration and Distribution

     The order is "Concentrate 10 minutes on No 1" or

Distribute 10 minutes from No '. In the burst case No 2


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  • April 1, 2017 21:58:26 Cheryl Ellsworth

    as to bring the bursts to the proper height


    Sweeping

         When a target wider than a Battery is engaged

    it may be divided into portions which are engaged successively

    or else the fire may be spread over the whole target

    The target is divided into two parts for the two sections

    and each of these again divided for each gun, Each gun

    then fires alternately at right traverse, centre, left traverse,

    and so on, so as to cover the target allotted to it. In practice

    sweeping is not usually carried out with minute accuracy

    as stated, but the flank guns are given an amount of outward

    deflection estimated sufficient to cover the target, and

    the sweep of the guns is ordered in round numbers, as

    one degree right and left.

    Sweeping is also used for the same purpose as Searching

    when the exact direction of a concealed target cannot be

    determined


    Concentration and Distribution

         The order is "Concentrate 10 minutes on No 1" or

    Distribute 10 minutes from No '. In the burst case No 2

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    Mrs Jean Hanby
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