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Old 04-05-2020, 10:03 PM   #22
Fidd
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They may not have needed to. The pitching of a ship is generally readable from the observed swell and waves, and of course you have a pretty good idea when the ship is longtitudinally about level. All that would be needed is to commence the electrical (?) firing an instant before the boat is level in pitch? Even a crude "foresight" on the front of the ship, when about level with the distant horizon would be enough to "eye-ball" it....
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