Skipper Petra Kliba

Skipper Petra Kliba

Nautical Term:

compass (n)


1) Any instrument whether magnetic or not which indicates the direction of the ship in relation to True or Magnetic North.
2) An adjustable guage used by the navigator to measure scale distances on a chart.

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