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    Re: Modern celestial navigation: when and why?
    From: Robert Wyatt
    Date: 2015 Feb 12, 09:15 -0600

    I'll note that being in a lifeboat may also be an example of when it
    would be useful for the sailor....
    
    Sean C wrote:
    > But then, why does the U.S. Navy require it? In my humble opinion, it's akin 
    to something like a life boat. One could ask: "What is the practical 
    relevance of a life boat today?", and I believe the answer would be the same 
    as for celestial. It's there "just in case it's needed"
    
    

       
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