Pattern no.182 Mod. Boat's compass

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Pattern no.182 Mod. Boat's compass

This type of Boat's Compass and all metal binnacle came into use in the Royal Navy during the Great War (1914-18) and was afterwards adopted as the standard type of Boats' Compass, superseding Pattern 20 (inventory number 1933-488).

It is a liquid compass fitted with an expansion chamber of the Hammersley type at the base of the bowl.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1924-410
credit:
Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty