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  1. Doug Criner

    Titanic's Dead Reckoning Plot

    American Practical Navigator, by Bowditch and Modern Seamanship, by Knight advise that a ship's dead reckoning plot should be updated every hour, on the hour. I wonder what White Star Line's rules specified? After the accident, both the Capt. and Mr. Boxhall endeavored to determine the ship's...
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    Navigation without radar

    Hi I have a question, How did the officers steer the ship to new York and back to England without radar?. Yes I knew titanic never made it to NY but her bow is sitting on the ocean floor facing NY. Not only that, prior and after titanic, ships made the transatlatic route the same way-no radar...
  3. Steven Christian

    Celestial navigation practices

    A question for you experienced nautical people. During the time of Titanic with the navigational equipment they had and if they did everything right, just how accurate were their positional fixes and what was deemed accurate? I was reading some of the threads and was going blind looking at and...
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    How many times did Titanic change course?

    Hello all. I recently heard a claim that Titanic was adjusting course continually throughout the night and a final course correction some time after 11 pm put her on course with the iceberg. Sounds like bull to me, but I'd rather have the knowledgeable weigh in than assume.