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    Re: QE2 grounding (was: Mercator vs. Great Circle)
    From: Dale Tilson
    Date: 2001 Aug 30, 7:53 AM

    At 06:06 PM 8/29/01 -0400, you wrote:
    >Rodney's right, the QE2 grounding was not a GPS error or trusting to
    >(incorrect) instruments.  Also, it's the "Rude" (actually the [Given
    >name something] Rude, pronounced "Roody" as I found when I spoke her
    >last summer off Block Island).  I think the ship's named after a
    >geographer or oceanographer but I wouldn't care to bet on that.
    
         "Commissioned in 1967, RUDE is one of NOAA's
           smallest ships. The ship is named after Captain
           Gilbert T. Rude (pronounced 'roo-dee') of the former
           Coast and Geodetic Survey, who developed the
           Rude Star Finder, a navigational device used for
           locating celestial bodies. "
    
      from: http://www.omao.noaa.gov/platforms/aug99rude.html
    
    
    Of course, I still haven't >mastered< the 2101-D, but I'm workin' on it.
    
    Dale
    

       
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