Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    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
       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site