A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tony Oz
Date: 2022 Jan 25, 12:08 -0800
Thanks for your comments, Gary and David. Will follow the links there.
Yes, everyone makes mistakes, but my point is: the disaster happened NOT because of the date-line crossing. If one's chronometer is on UTC (or GMT by then) there is no way a navigator to plunge into mind-boggling puzzle-solving process asking himself stupid questions "Which NA page should I use now?!?!".
I'm fairly certain, Mr Noonan was NOT using so called "local time" for navigation. To even think he could (use it) is an insult. Certainly that "filmmaker" was talking things she knew nothing about.