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Navigation chart for the Indian Ocean May to October

Date: 1940s
Dimensions:
Overall: 810 x 850 mm
Medium: Ink on paper, linen
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Nanette Hitchman
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Chart
Object No: 00048110

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    Description
    Three Admiralty charts for the North Atlantic, South Atlantic and Indian Oceans and a table of courses to steer.
    SignificanceThese navigational aids produced for lifeboat use during the Second World War are interesting examples of the often forgotten dangers faced by merchant sailors during the war.


    HistoryThese three linen-backed Admiralty charts were published in 1942 for the North Atlantic, South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. With basic information and instructions on wind and currents, they were especially produced to be kept in lifeboats of Merchant Ships during World War II, for use by sailors when ships were sunk or abandoned. Navigational instructions are printed on the backs of the charts.

    There is also a table of courses to steer 'Bearing of Sunrise and Sunset Northern Latitudes', produced in 1944.
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    Web title: Navigation chart for the Indian Ocean May to October

    Assigned title: Navigation chart for the Indian Ocean May to October

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