Chapter 5 Notes

My Lord. Bit-by-Bit is of an advanced design and the Admiralty wishes to keep her existence secret for a while longer.  I wanted badly to add, (for about two-hundred years), but resisted doing so in the search for suspense.

Ship’s Bells:

Bells Struck  Time into the Watch       Various clock times

1 bell                1 half hour                   00:30, 04:30, 08:30,  12:30, 16:30. 20:30
2 bells              1 hour                           01:00, 05:00, 09:00,  13:00, 17:00, 21:00
3 bells              1 and 1 half                  01:30, 05:30, 09:30,  13:30, 17:30, 21:30
4 bells               2 hours                        02:00, 06:00, 10:00,   14:00, 18:00. 22:00
5 bells               2 and 1 half                 02:30, 06:30, 10:30,   14:30, 18:30, 22:30
6 bells               3 hours                        03:00, 07:00, 11:00,   15:00, 19:00, 23:00
7 bells               3 and 1 half                 03:30, 07:30, 11:30,   15:30, 19:30, 23:30
8 bells               4 hours                        04:00, 08:00, 12:00,    16:00, 20:00, 00:00