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    Re: cel nav for USCG cadets
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2011 Jul 28, 22:18 -0700

    John H., you wrote:
    "According to Wikipedia (what do I know?) celestial navigation was no longer taught at the Naval Academy as of 1998."

    They apparently still get a basic introduction. They no longer teach celestial navigation as a full academic class. As some of our USN friends have pointed out, so what? The Naval Academy is where future officers study, and they're not the navigators. The curriculum at the USNA is rather far removed from "practical" matters of seamanship.

    PS: Wikipedia articles on small specialty subjects like celestial navigation are the most suspect since they are compiled by very small numbers of people, often with their own personal biases.
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