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Second Rate a.k.a. Second-rate: In the British Royal Navy, a second rate was a ship of the line which by the start of the 18th century mounted 90 to 98 guns on three gun decks; earlier 17th century second rates had fewer guns and were originally two-deckers or had only partially armed third gun decks. The term in no way implied that they were of inferior quality. They were essentially smaller and hence cheaper versions of the three-decker first rates. Like the first rates, they fought in the line of battle, but unlike the first rates, which were considered too valuable to risk in distant stations, the second rates often served also in major overseas stations as flagships. They had a reputation for poor handling and slow sailing. They were popular as Flagships of admirals commanding the Windward and/or leeward islands station, which was usually a Rear Admiral of the Red.

  • also known as Корабль 2 ранга

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Google previewOcean Resources (2012)

Volume II Subsea Work Systems and Technologies by D.A. Ardus, M.A. Champ

An eight second rate means it is attempting to Sample while lying on its side. At each change in ping rate the ping pattern is shifted by 1/2 second, which can easily be seen on a shipboard 12 kHz line scan recorder. 3. SEA TRIALS The Phase ...

Google previewJ.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011 (2010)

For Preparing Your 2010 Tax Return by J.K. Lasser Institute

The second rate is a variable inflation rate announced each May and November by the Treasury Department to reflect changes reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Consumer Price Index.

Google previewBiological Waste Treatment (2013)

by W. W. Eckenfelder, D. J. O'Connor

The second rate is that of reaeration, which replenishes the oxygen utilized by the first reaction and decreases the deficit.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Local Government Law (1907)

Exclusive of the Metropolis

Where an objection has been made and decided upon during the currency of one rate, and afterwards another rate is made, it is necessary, before appealing against the second rate, to give a second notice of objection and to obtain a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture (1854)

Historical, Descriptive, Topographical, Decorative, Theoretical and Mechanical ... by Robert Stuart (c.e.)

to any second rate building, or to any addition or enlargement, shall be built and remain, at the foundation thereof, of the thickness of ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

nal of two, says SEcond RATE. Dr. Johnson, as the Latins, and the nations deriving from them, have none of duo. What the Latins call secundus, from sequor, the Saxons term oben, ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Second Edition (2005)

by Philip A. Laplante

Megabits per second rate. The coding is done by PCM coding the NTSC composite video signal at three times the color subcarrier frequency using 8 bit per pixel. Prediction of current pixel ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Second Rate, in the Royal Navy.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

The second rate to include all ships of eighty guns and upwards, on two decks. The third rate to include all ships ...

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First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people. (Andre Weil)
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