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The Deviation of the Compass in Iron Ships considered Practically

    Naturevolume 35page437 (1887) | Download Citation



    REMEMBERING the number of books already published treating in a practical form of compasses, their deviations on board iron ships, and the consequent adjustments, some persons may be disposed to ask, “What purpose will be served by an addition to them?” In answer it may be said that this, the second edition of a useful work by an author who bases his knowledge on the teaching of the “Admiralty Manual” and knows from instructing others their many difficulties, can hardly fail to be welcome to those having neither time nor ability to assimilate the subject without a guide at every turn.

    The Deviation of the Compass in Iron Ships considered Practically.

    By W. H. Rosser. Second Edition, with considerable additions. (London: James Imray and Son, 1887.)

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