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    Re: sextant without paper charts
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2008 Nov 08, 18:54 -0500

    And three days after I wrote about this on NavList, I see that one Tim
    Queeney blogged about it on oceannavigator.com:
    "The U.S. Navy is well known to be secretive about its nuclear submarines.
    [...] But as ON contributor Greg Rudzinski points out, there is one piece of
    gear that sub officer's will discuss: the fact that the boat carries a
    sextant. Check out this article on the new U.S.S. New Hampshire from the
    Nashua, New Hampshire Telegraph. One of the sub's officers actually admits
    there are only four members of the crew who know how to use this rare
    navigational device. "
    A hot topic. :-)
    frankreed@HistoricalAtlas.net writes:
    > Here's an article about a tour of the new Virginia class submarine "New
    > Hampshire" which is almost ready to joing the fleet (the URL below should be
    > all on one line; just in case your web browser or email client doesn't
    > render it that way):
    > http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081021/NEWS01/310219927/-1/news01
    > Right at the top, the article notes that the submarine carries a sextant,
    > just in case. Later in the article, it's explained that they carry no paper
    > charts.
    >  -FER
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