A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Doug MacPherson
Date: 2020 Jan 18, 15:51 -0800
On Jan 18, 2020, at 2:33 PM, David C <NoReply_DavidC@fer3.com> wrote:
Over the Christmas/New Year holidays I treated myself to some navigation books. More on that later.
One of the books is Inman's Nautical Tables Designed for the use of British Seaman. That set me thinking. In the 1930s 80% or more of shipping was British. Today it is probably a very small number.How many British navigating/engineering officers are there today. I would not be surprised if it was a few hundred, down from tens or hundreds of thousands a century ago.