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: Titanic's last stars
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2019 May 1, 16:27 -0700

    On 2019-05-01 15:16, Brad Morris wrote:
    > My answer, which cannot be verified, is zero.  The navigation officers on
    > the Titanic did not use any stars, unless you count the Sun as a star.
    
    Pitman and Boxhall said otherwise. Relevant parts of their testimony are
    quoted and referenced in my original message from 2012:
    
    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Titanics-last-stars-Hirose-mar-2012-g18375
    
    The last paragraph, where I estimate the time and place of Lightoller's
    final round of stars, puts the observations right at the end of nautical
    twilight. That seems improbable, and is contradicted by Pitman: "We just
    took a set of them at sunset, or just as it was getting dusk, when the
    stars were visible."
    

       
    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