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    Re: Naval Quartermasters and M.M.Officers
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2004 Feb 2, 22:45 +0000

    Stacy,
    
    Can you say when the hands-on work of celestial navigation in the USN
    was taken over by enlisted personnel? I assume that it was formerly a
    task for officers, since it requires at least some mathematical
    education, but I don't know whether the "formerly" means a few years
    back, a few decades or some time in the early 19th century.
    
    Do you know who fills the role on USCG cutters or on the warships of
    other navies?
    
    
    Trevor Kenchington
    
    
    
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