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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Compass fetish

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham_Wright View Post
    Visited HMS Warrior a couple of years ago. There were two big, gimballed compasses below deck about 2' apart! Nobody could explain.
    Maybe one of them was always switched off, as a back-up?

    Mike.

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    Default Re: Compass fetish

    Quote Originally Posted by mjcoon View Post
    Maybe one of them was always switched off, as a back-up?

    Mike.
    same with the fibreglass cannons on board (yes there are some!)obviously to counter any deviation, clever peeps those Victorians.

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    Default Re: Compass fetish

    Quote Originally Posted by solent clown View Post
    same with the fibreglass cannons on board (yes there are some!)obviously to counter any deviation, clever peeps those Victorians.
    Fibre-glass cannons. Pah!

    HMS Caroline has fibre-glass 6" guns.

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    Default Re: Compass fetish

    Quote Originally Posted by mjcoon View Post
    Maybe one of them was always switched off, as a back-up?

    Mike.
    Er………how do you switch off magnets?
    I'd rather be naked
    www.mastaclimba.com

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    Default Re: Compass fetish

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham_Wright View Post
    Er………how do you switch off magnets?
    By magic! (Do keep up...)

    Mike.

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    Default Re: Compass fetish

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham_Wright View Post
    Visited HMS Warrior a couple of years ago. There were two big, gimballed compasses below deck about 2' apart! Nobody could explain.
    One points north and the other points south.

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