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dead reckoning

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Determining position at sea by advancing the last established position for course and distance run. Before the advent of modern navigational systems dead reckoning was the basis of most...

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quilting

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The name given to paunch matting secured to the outer planking of a wooden-hulled vessel to protect it against drift ice.

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