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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1844 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/686

Scope and Contents

Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The papers include preparations for ascertaining the disturbance of the compasses by magnets on iron vessels; B. Darondeau's French corrections to compasses; disturbances of the compasses on board the vessel 'Fame' from Glasgow to Calcutta, and also the 'Pacha'; E.J. Johnson's deviations of compass needles in fifteen iron ships; and the correction of the compass on the 'Great Britain'. The correspondents include E. Sabine, F. Beaufort and W.H. Sykes.


  • Creation: 1844 - 1848


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:54:49+00:00

Includes index.

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