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PUBLISHED BY MRS. JANET TAYLOR, AT HER NAUTICAL ACADEMY AND NAVIGATION WAREHOUSE,
104, MINORIE S.
JT being now incumbent on all Officers of the British Mercantile Marine to pass an Examination before the Local Marine Board, in order to test their efficiency for their respective grades, the following pages will be found to contain such portions of the Examination as are required independent of Seamanship, which can only be obtained by service
The Arithmetical Questions and Exercises in Logarithms, which have been introduced at the commencement, will be found useful, as preparatory to the Examples in Nautical Astronomy.
In the Answers to the Questions in Navigation, it has been thought sufficient to give only the more prominent portions of the solution, thereby leaving the student to do some thing for himself, by studying the Rules in the Epitome, and endeavouring to fully understand the use of Logarithms, and other Tables. If properly and accurately worked out, the answers should not deviate in any case, more than from 5" to 10" from those given, such difference arising from the Dip and Refraction Tables which the student may
It cannot be too deeply impressed on all, that an accurate knowledge of Time is essentially requisite, without which no Question in Nautical Astronomy can be correctly solved.
The instructions for Stowing Cargo, are those recommended by Lloyd's. In respect to Charter-party, Bills of Lading, Bottomry Bonds, &c. it has been the object merely to give a general knowledge of the subjects, and to indicate what is required by them; for the entire description and requirements of such documents cannot be given in brief, in such a manner as to make the young Master fully acquainted with them, as condensation of such matter frequently involves obscurity; and it is encumbent on every Master to understand thoroughly the Laws of Shipping, for which purpose reference must be made to the Works of ABBOT, McCULLOCH, STEEL, LEES, &c.
The Article on “ Storms,” will be found to contain all the most valuable practical information on the subject.