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    Re: Azimuth Circle compass error.
    From: Byron Franklin
    Date: 2009 Nov 20, 14:28 -0800

    Maybe I didn't make the problem clear in the write up. The gyro was fine, it 
    was the yard set up that was in fault. I saw this same problem of the gyro in 
    error , not because of a faulty gyro but because of reference "the AZIMUTH 
    CIRCLE ERROR" and the yard set up. The Intrepid and the pilot did not know of 
    the error. The ship normally would not have gone up the bay but some one mad 
    a costly decision to travel in fog, pilot on board to the new home port with 
    the Goveror all kind of dignitaries and other people were there to greet her.
    The other point is why use The Azimuth that is known to be at it's best not as 
    accurate as the fixes required by the Navy. Navy exercises in harzard water 
    uses under 50 yrd as zero error in a fix position, any thing over is marked 
    againt the ship. I know that the other large ships, don't have the personel 
    equipment and requirements of the Navy. They may not have the responsibility
    and newworth of a war ship especially a Carrier or Atomic Sub. I am really 
    saying that the reference for setting gyro equipment should be the same as 
    taking bearing in hazard water. Of causes I want information from others 
    also. If they (INTREPID) had used my piloting tectnique, that I found the 
    error with they would not have had the gyro error.    
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