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    Re: Jack Aubrey's fixing of longitude
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2011 Jun 20, 18:04 -0400

    Well, they both had FRS after their names!  Don't you? ;)
    
    On Jun 20, 2011, at 5:55 PM, Frank Reed wrote:
    
    > Incidentally, this would count as a very exotic observation. It's the sort 
    of thing that might have been done by a professional astronomer on a voyage 
    of exploration but would be really unlikely on an ordinary Royal Navy vessel. 
    It adds to the "larger than life" character of O'Brian's heroes.
    > 
    > -FER
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