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    Re: Time-sight time conventions
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2018 May 22, 10:34 -0400
    General Instructions to Captains in His Majesty's Royal Navy
    Admiralty Office 11th Oct 1805

    Sir, I have the commands of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to send to you herewith a form of the log book which is intended in future to be kept in all king's ships, and to signify their direction to you to cause the log book of the ship under your command to be kept according to the said form observing that the calendar or civil day is to be made use of beginning at midnight...

    On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Ed Popko <NoReply_EdPopko@fer3.com> wrote:

    After reading these historic snippants, I feel like I have been living under a rock. I had no idea that Civil Time was not adopted as the GMT standard till as late as 1925. And yes, I can imagine the astronmers resisting every attempt to do so.  Now I have to find out why I believed the British Admiralty issued new standards for log books to be kept in Civil Time in 1805, that is AM-12noon-PM.  Perhaps I got this wrong. I have to re-look at where I thought I saw this.

    Don Seltzer
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