A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Don Seltzer
Date: 2017 Aug 10, 12:41 -0400
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:13 PM, Robert H. van Gent <NoReply_RobertH.vanGent@fer3.com> wrote:
In today’s posting on another mailing list the claim is made that in maritime circles the “sea day”, rather than the “astronomical day” or the “civil day”, was in common usage until about 1868.
It should be mentioned that in the Royal Navy the switch over occurred much earlier. An October 1805 Order in Council declared that henceforth all RN ships would use a standard logbook in which ran from Midnight to Midnight, instead of the previous standard log book in which the pages ran from noon to noon.