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An Introduction to Coastal Navigation. A Seaman's Guide


Year: 1992
Language: english
Author: Morgans Technical Books Limited
Publisher: Morgans Technical Books
Edition: 5
ISBN: 0 948254 02 5
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages + text layer
Number of pages: 240
Description: This book was written at the request of the Captain, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth who gave full co-operation in its preparation.
Scope of the Book
The book is designed to teach those theoretical aspects of coastal navigation that need to be acquired before practical chartwork can be undertaken.
The initial sections cover the representation of the Earth on a chart, and at an early stage the student is instructed in the method of correcting compass readings for variation and deviation. From there he goes on to learn the significance to the navigator of tides, tidal streams, tidal levels, buoys and lights. Having progressed this far he is now ready to learn the basic tasks of fixing the ship's position and plotting the ship's course; these topics are covered in the final sections. At relevant points throughout the book the stu- dent learns the important chart symbols and abbreviations.
On completion of the book he is adequately prepared for lessons on practical chartwork.
Intended Readership
The book is designed for use by New Entry Officers in the first month of training at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
lt will, however, be found equally valuable to any private person needing an introduction to coastal navigation.
Previous Knowledge Needed
No knowledge of navigation is needed to begin studying the book.

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