PaIr Rare Brass Original Royal Navy Ships Binnacle Gimbal Pelorus


Pair of stunning rare Vintage, Brass, Royal Navy, Ships, Gimbal, Binnacle, Pelorus Compass. Complete with original covers. Made in England. Bearing Plate Admiralty Pattern 43. Also used as a compass adjuster instrument. This pair would likely to have been fitted to the Bridge or Port & Starboard wings of a ship during WW2. In Marine Navigation, a pelorus is a reference tool for maintaining bearing of a vessel at sea. It is a "dumb compass" without a directive element, suitably mounted to permit observation of relative bearings. In appearance and use, a pelorus resembles a compass or compass repeater, but it has no directive properties. That is, it remains at any relative direction to which it is set. It is generally used by setting 000° at the lubber line. Relative bearings are then observed. They can be converted to bearings true, magnetic, grid, etc., by adding the appropriate heading. The direct use of relative bearings is sometimes of value. A pelorus is useful, for instance, in determining the moment at which an aid to navigation is broad on the beam. It is also useful in measuring pairs of relative bearings which can be used to determine distance off and distance abeam of a navigational aid. 10" x 8" x 8"overall
 Weighs 5.7 kilo each Great original pieces. No major damage, All glass intact a few dints and marks commensurate with age.


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