Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


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

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    What is a naut?
    From: David C
    Date: 2021 Feb 1, 17:39 -0800

    I was browsing a book called The Telephone Handbook published in 1942. In a chapter about submarine cables the word "naut" is used to define the length of the cables. The inference is that the word means nautical mile. The book tells me that a  cable from Key West to Havana is 108 nauts long. Some googling tells me that Key West to Havana is 91 nm which confirms that naut means nautical mile.

    Some more googling and  I found this link


    "noun An abbreviation of nautical mile (6,080 feet), sometimes used, especially in writing of the laying of submarine cables."

    Maybe I will add naut to archaic words I enjoy using such as long by chron and astro?

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    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 Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    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