26th April 2014, 11:20
Hello to you all,compasses excist for more than 750 years i presume. The first practicable liquid-filled marine compass suitable for general use where made around 1860. The Britisch navy did install them on all there ships around 1908.My question is; what type of compass was installed on square-riggers to 1914, dry-card or liquid-filled salud john

Stephen J. Card
26th April 2014, 12:20
Good question John. My guess was a dry card compass for a ship about
1914.... if the owner could afford a liquid compass! As for most steamers would have been the same.... liquid if could afford. The RN had then about 1908. How soon could they be manufactured? Most likely as soon as the war got going.