A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Charles McElhill
Date: 2018 Dec 1, 13:27 -0800
thanks for the response. I guess what I was attempting to ask in a round about fashion is, when a ship came to a remote port that had a table reference for latitude and longitude, was it the practice to go ashore with instruments and chronometers to verify the accuracy of the instruments and chronometer attest location. Also, did they just note the chronometer difference or did they change it. I’m guessing they just logged the observed difference and pressed on.