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    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2009 Jun 03, 17:21 -0700

    There is the 1923 U.S. Navy disaster where seven navy destroyers ran
    aground in California
    
    http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/ev-1920s/ev-1923/honda-8.htm
    
    http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/ev-1920s/ev-1923/hondapt.htm
    
    and the similar Shovell disaster:
    
    
    http://groups.google.com/group/NavList/browse_thread/thread/6c93397abece0dd4/4bfc42ef12cee1f8?hl=en&q=shovell&lnk=ol&
    
    gl
    
    
    
    Apache Runner wrote:
    > George -
    >
    > Many thanks for your help.   You are quite correct that the specific
    > line may have been made up for dramatic purposes, which is why I'm
    > being cautious.  If this rings a bell for anyone, I'd appreciate it.
    > I don't have the time to go through the microfilms.    I'm trying to
    > collect a number of instances of cases where famous navigational
    > errors have been made and trace the source of them.
    >
    > Two of note, for which I have primary sources are
    >
    > 1.) The Hubbard-Wallace-Ellson canoe expedition in Labrador, where
    > they turned up the wrong river in search of Lake Michikamau.   This
    > resulted in the starvation death of Hubbard.   Primary source = The
    > Lure of Labrador by Wallace.
    >
    > 2.) The Freuchen-Rasmussen crossing of the North Greenland icecap.
    > Peter Freuchen slept over 24 hours after the west-east crossing and
    > got mixed up by a day.   This was in June, and he didn't catch his
    > error.   On their return on the east-west recrossing, the intersected
    > the west coast about 60 miles north of their target position.
    > Primary source = Arctic Adventure by Freuchen.   It's an interesting
    > error because the declination of the sun changes little in June, but
    > much more rapidly around the equinox, so that fact conspired to cause
    > the largest problem for them on return.
    >
    > If there are other famous navigation slip-ups out there - not
    > necessarily celestial navigation, I'd welcome them.
    >
    > Many thanks!
    >
    > JH
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    
    
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