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    Re: Battenberg Course Indicator
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2006 Mar 5, 21:01 -0800

    > I came across this by chance while prowling the Internet. "The
    > Battenberg Course Indicator was invented in 1892 by Captain H. S. H.
    > Prince Louis of Battenberg, G.C.B., afterwards Admiral-of-the-Fleet The
    
    At that same site there's a short bio on the inventor, Battenberg. He
    was Austrian by birth, which didn't prevent him from having a highly
    distinguished career in the Royal Navy. That is, until the outbreak of
    war in 1914. Later he took the surname Mountbatten.
    
    http://www.gwpda.org/bio/b/batnburg.html
    
    Getting back to the device itself, I found that The National Maritime
    Museum in London has one:
    
    http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/conMediaFile.6192/Battenbergs-course-indicator-Mark-III.html
    
    So does the Smithsonian:
    http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/navigation/object.cfm?recordnumber=1087634
    
    According to that page, list member Peter Ifland did a writeup on the
    Course Indicator in Navigation News back in 2000.
    
    Here's one for sale, price 475 Euros. Either this one is a different
    variant, or there's a lot of stuff missing.
    http://www.regiozeist.nl/eng_scheeps_instrumenten.htm
    
    
    

       
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