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    Re: Battenberg Course Indicator
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2006 Mar 6, 13:52 +0000
    Thanks Paul for confiming our Navy versions.
     
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    -------------- Original message from Paul Hirose <cfuhb-acdgw{at}EARTHLINK.NET>: --------------


    > > 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/co! nMediaF ile.6192/Battenbergs-co
    > urse-indicator-Mark-III.html
    >
    > So does the Smithsonian:
    > http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/navigation/object.cfm?recordnumber=108
    > 7634
    >
    > 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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