CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 35
TitleJohn Heron, sailor: Instructions in Navigation
Extent0.02 linear metres
Creator NameHeron; John; sailor
Administrative HistoryJohn Heron was possibly an officer or seaman on board the Royal Charlotte, sailing from Greenock in 1810.
DescriptionJohn Heron's Instructions in Navigation, beginning with geometrical definitions, then plane trigonometry, explanation of the compass, log-line and half-minute glass, plane sailing, compound courses or traverse sailing, parallel sailing, middle latitude sailing and Mercator's sailing, calculation of latitude, and journals of voyages from Ryde to Lisbon and back in 1784 and from Bristol to Gibraltar and back (taken as examples), 1810.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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