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Ship's "clocks" - 9/26/2012 2:25:30 PM   
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Hi- I've wondered about this for a long time. In pictures of the pre-PH BBs and some CAs the ship has what looks like a clock high up on the forward mast, set to 12 o'clock.

I don't think they are time- keeping clocks, so does anyone know what they are for? How they are used?

Thanks, Hugh Browne
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RE: Ship's "clocks" - 9/26/2012 2:46:56 PM   
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Those are Range clocks.

See full explanation here: http://www.bobhenneman.info/Rangeclocks.htm

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RE: Ship's "clocks" - 9/26/2012 3:47:36 PM   
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That's what makes this forum so cool, you can find out anything! Thanks Gilbert.

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RE: Ship's "clocks" - 9/26/2012 4:02:58 PM   
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You are very welcome, dr.hal

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RE: Ship's "clocks" - 9/26/2012 6:07:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: dr.hal

That's what makes this forum so cool, you can find out anything! Thanks Gilbert.


I'll second that....you really do learn something new every day on this forum. Thanks Gilbert.


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RE: Ship's "clocks" - 9/26/2012 6:18:10 PM   
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Great website. Thank you Gil.

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RE: Ship's "clocks" - 9/26/2012 8:35:14 PM   
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RE: Ship's "clocks" - 9/27/2012 11:32:17 PM   
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RE: Ship's "clocks" - 9/28/2012 9:07:36 PM   
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