Nautical navigation equipment
Nowadays, almost all ships are navigated by satellite and electronic navigation but it is still compulsory to have manual navigation equipment on board.
Among nautical navigation compasses is the traditional dory compass in its handsome wooden box and sliding lid and the more modern compass, more current but no more effective!
Where would a sailor be without his barometer? Never far from the watchful eye of the sailor, brass barometers can still be found on board at the right height, examined all day long, even if the computerised version gives much more accurate information. Barometers are often accompanied by a wall clock, a hygrometer and a thermometer, and the barograph for reading the atmospheric pressure.
On the chart table you will always find a Cras ruler, protractors and a drypoint compass. The binoculars and the log will never be far either!