DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRONIC AIDS TO NAVIGATION FOR THE SMALL CRAFT NAVIGATOR

Lt. L. J. DeGraw

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Abstract: THE FOLLOWING MESSAGES were received at the Coast Guard Radio Station, Long Beach, California: “We are lost: We are traveling from Newport Beach to Marina Del Rey. We left Newport at 4:30 p.m. and have been traveling at arate of 2400 to 3000 rpm up until the last half hour when we slowed to 2000. My wife is very sick also, We see a hill with three lights running up it and off in the distance is a blinking light about a mile away”. The second message read: “I have checked my compans with one on board and find I have about at 35 degree error. I think it is in a western direction. I feel we are lost and in immediate danger”. Fortunately both cases had a happy ending. Both vessels were located and brought safely into port.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 13, Number 2
Pages: 125 - 133
Cite this article: DeGraw, Lt. L. J., "DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRONIC AIDS TO NAVIGATION FOR THE SMALL CRAFT NAVIGATOR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1966, pp. 125-133.
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