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Navigation: Chip Log

In order to calculate a ship’s position in the ocean it was important to take occasional measurements of her sailing speed.  A chip log was used to record, in knots, how fast the vessel was sailing.

 

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Some information on the Chip Log.

https://www.brighthubengineering.com/seafaring/60582-what-is-a-chip-log/

 

A kid friendly video explaining how the chip log was used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXHgkKaOAxg

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