National Geographic : 1945 Mar
Battleship Missouri Comes of Age Here the Navigator Tracks the Ship's Course and Plots Her Position On the bulkhead (upper left) a dead-reckoning recorder indicates latitude and longitude, figured auto matically from the ship's speed and her gyrocompass courses. As errors occur, because of currents and drift, the navigator corrects them with his "fixes," worked out from shooting the sun, stars, or landmarks. 3) Nallonal ieograpnlc ,ocier y I\O(lacflrOlll es, i. 5. -avy, onllclai A Battleship's Library May Contain 2,000 Books, in the Chaplain's Charge Libraries are kept up-to-date by monthly shipments. A glassless porthole is permitted in this cabin in the superstructure, which need not be watertight. The port is dogged (clamped) light-tight at night.