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    Re: Lose the war if it's cloudy
    From: Bob Goethe
    Date: 2016 Sep 7, 14:01 -0700

    >>“If you have a navy that can only operate on sunny days, it’s going to lose the war,” said Frank Reed....<<

    Frank,

    I read in Wikipedia that LORAN was developed by the US Navy in WW2.  Would it be true then that the US Navy navigated primarily by electronics rather than celestial, even back then?

    According to Wikipedia, it would seem that 1940s vintage LORAN navigation was accurate only to within tens of miles.  Perhaps that was sufficient for the kind of island warfare that the Pacific saw.

    Bob

       
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