Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Lops My $.02
    From: Wallace Venable
    Date: 1999 Jun 24, 2:16 PM

    > Gordon Talge  said (taken out of order)
    
    > My father-in- law worked on radar on the USS Sanders in WWII.
    > He always said, "There is the right way, the wrong way, and the
    > Navy way".
    
    Some of what we see today is due to changes in "the Navy way"
    made about 20 years ago. At that time, a USN-USCG panel
    established standards for plotting. The "New Navy Way" is used in
    recent editions of Bowditch and Duttons because they are "navy
    books." These procedures are also THE LAW in United States
    Power Squadron courses.
    
    > I have several books on celestial navigation and they are
    > not consistant on how they draw the LOP and Az lines on
    > the plotting sheets.
    
    When comparing books, look at the background of the author(s).
    Some are Navy, some self-taught, etc.
    
    > Some of them ( PVH Weems )
    
    Weems was an aviator, at least by sympathy.
    
    > On Navy ships, the rules and procedures of navigation are ridged and
    > must be followed to the letter. ( I would hate to be the sailor that
    > ran the aircraft carrier on to the beach ) No doute the Navy wants everything
    > just so. I know that the Navy has a certain way of doing things.
    
    A military vessel usually has large staff of navigators and
    assistants. It is a matter of establishing team procedures. I believe
    the New Navy Way replaces "I'm the Captain, and on MY ship..."
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site