Instructions for correcting the deviation of the compass.
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Instructions for correcting the deviation of the compass.

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Published by Printed by G. E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H. M. Stationary Off. in London .
Written in English


  • Compass.

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StatementEdited by Archibald Smith. Published by the order of Board of Trade.
ContributionsGreat Britain. Board of Trade.
LC ClassificationsQC849 .S62
The Physical Object
Pagination19 [1] p., 10 l.
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6962724M
LC Control Number05037896

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Magnetic Compass Deviation and Correction By W. Deene In addition to dealing with the properties of magnets and the earth's magnetism, three chapters are devoted to the magnetism of the ship, the third explaining in detail the reason for, and composition of, the "nine rods".Price: $   The image above reminds us of the steps in the correct order. Starting with a compass heading make a deviation correction. This will give you a magnetic heading. Adjust the magnetic heading with variation to get a true heading. There is a handy mnemonic to help remember the steps in the correct order.   Magnetic compass deviation and correction a manual of the theory of the deviations and mechanical correction of magnetic compasses in ships 3rd ed. / revised by A. N. Cockcroft. by W. Denne. Published by Brown and Ferguson in Glasgow. Written in EnglishPages: Quick & Easy Guide to Compass Correction. This guide provides all the information required to determine a ship's compass error, its true course, and how to adjust the compass. The author describes the cause of compass error: variation, deviation, misalignment, lazy compass, frozen compass, and intermittent deviation.

You can plot a graph of the effect of change in boat heading on the Deviation, this is called a Deviation Curve. Deviation can be measured by ‘swinging the compass’, that is, checking the compass reading when the boat is on a known heading, round a ° series of headings, and plotting the resultant errors. True Variation Magnetic Deviation Compass S When converting from a compass to a true course (correcting), variation and deviation are to be and variation and deviation are to be subtracted. S It is important to remember that compass readings are most accurate only when the vessel is level,, and maintaining a constant course. Variation, deviation and compass correction: MAGNETIC VARIATION (or DECLINATION) is the difference between True North and Magnetic North. It is due to t he earth's magnetic field, which travels from South to North, not travelling in a straight line. In some locations, variation can be in excess of 30 degrees. In some locations it is zero.   Turn to cardinal headings in 30° increments and note the deviation with the engine running at a reasonable flight RPM. You can check to make sure the gyro hasn't drifted at the ° and ° points. Whether a pilot can fill out a compass card legally, I can't tell you, and have not found a convincing answer one way or the other.

Ship Magnetism and the Magnetic Compass deals with the magnetism of ships and the deviation of the magnetic compass produced by this magnetism. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between the deviation itself and what causes the deviation. Numerous worked examples for exercise are found at the end of each chapter. Compass Errors • Variation: (Magnetic rose) It is the difference at any location between the directions. of the magnetic and true meridians. – Geographic (true) vs. magnetic north. – Common to all parts of the globe. – Identified on every chart’s compass rose's. • Deviation: (From deviation tables) It is the divergence between the N. Compass Basics ESRM – Looking from point to point, deviation from north is measured – May include correction for magnetic declination (polar north and magnetic north may vary) – Mirror allows the user to sight the target and adjust the dial simultaneously – May . The deviation caused by permanent magnetism can be maximum at the magnetic poles and least near the equator. Deviation because of horizontal soft iron does not change with change of latitude. The magnetization of H.S.I and the directive force on the compass needles equally depend on H.