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A description of several instruments for measuring a ship"s way through the water
R. H. Gower
by printed for the author; and sold by Gilbert and Wright; Sewell; Elmsley; and T. and J. Egerton in London
Written in English
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[Richard Hall Gower]. A description of several instruments for measuring a ship's way through the water.: By R.H Gower, In The India Service. With an account of his patent perpetual log, And How The Same Principle May BE Applied To Shew The Absolute Velocity Of The Wind, And The Depth Of The Sea.
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They toys floated to: November - Alaska - Hawaii and Japan - Maine and Massachusetts. History. All nautical instruments that measure the speed of a ship through water are known as logs. This nomenclature dates back to the days of sail, when sailors tossed a log attached to a rope knotted at regular intervals off the stern of a ship.
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• An angle-measuring instrument called a sextant, to measure the angle of the stars above the horizon. • A chronometer for telling time. • Accurate charts so the navigator can find the position of the ship in latitude and longitude or in reference to the land or a hazard such as rocks and shallow water.
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Material, measuring equipment and tools that the ship gauger will use. Spirit level The spirit level is the basic instrument for measuring. If a correct plan is to be produced the spirit level will be used from the first up to and including the last measurement to check.
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Learn more about measurements in this article. Land and air. The first seafarers kept in sight of land. That was the first trick of navigation—follow the coast. To find an old fishing ground or the way through a shoal, one could line up.
Instruments For Measuring Time. Accurate time is essential to dead reckoning. Water-clocks (clepsydras) and portable sundials suffered obvious disadvantages aboard ship, so the sandglass or hourglass was the timepiece most often used in navigation.
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