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    Re: The Nautical Day
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2004 Feb 8, 09:41 +0000

    George wrote:
    
    > But what
    > causes Trevor to think that the noon-to-noon reckoning could have been by
    > the Nautical Day, 12 hours ahead of the Civil Day, rather than by the
    > Astronomical Day, 12 hours behind the Civil Day? That's what I am trying to
    > establish; the era in which Nautical Time finally fell out of use.
    
    
    Is there any reason to think that the astronomical day was _ever_ used
    for keeping the ship's time at sea (as distinct from being used when
    consulting an almanac, which it clearly was)?
    
    
    Trevor Kenchington
    
    
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