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History of Navigation at Sea │ Full Documentary │

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Thanks Young. I will be watching this with great interest.
Especially in the hope this game gets some of these tools.

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Hello, this documentary is actually called "Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude", talking about the history of navigation at sea without mention of the Portuguese in unthinkable. ;)

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But.... but.... according to Naval Action, here is no Navigation at Sea. You look where you are and drive in the approximate direction of your target. Are you saying Naval Action is lying? huh?? huhhh???

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But.... but.... according to Naval Action, here is no Navigation at Sea. You look where you are and drive in the approximate direction of your target. Are you saying Naval Action is lying? huh?? huhhh???

well the sextant wasn't invented until like 1730...

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Great video :) Enjoyed watching it and the history behind the marine chronometer :)

 

well the sextant wasn't invented until like 1730...

 

True, but the sextant was an evolved tool. Unlike the chronometer for finding longitude, there were other tools before the sextant to measure your latitude, such as the cross-staff. Granted, it wasn't as accurate as the sextant, or as user friendly as it was designed to be used on land and not a moving ship, it still allowed for finding the angle between horizon and the sun, ergo your latitude.

 

Cross-staff was used as early as the mid 1300's.

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