Navigator's Exam

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  1. A nautical mile is yards.

  2. A degree of latitude is nautical miles.

  3. A knot is miles per hour.

  4. When transiting the Pacific from East to West, a time zone is crossed every Degrees of longitude.

  5. The ships boatswain is .

  6. The anchor assembly aboard a ship is collectively known as

  7. A person who has crossed the equator and kissed the belly of King Neptune is a .       One who has not is a .

  8. A bosun’s chair is used for .

  9. Reveille aboard a US Navy ship is sounded using a .

  10. Using landmarks and navigational aids within sight of land is known as .

  11.  A handy Billy is used to .

  12. The official proceeding conducted after a ship’s grounding is colloquially known as .

  13. A negative result from question 12 will typically land the navigator in .

  14. The international day-shape for a ship breakdown is .

  15. The low-visibility sound signal for a vessel over 65 feet , underway is .

  16. Maritime twilight is defined as at sunset and at sunrise.

  17. The optical instrument used for celestial navigation is the .

  18. The optical instrument to measure bearing is the .

  19. Magnetic deviation is caused by , magnetic variation is caused by .

  20. The term ‘Aye-Aye Sir’ literally means .

  21. An object sighted broad on the starboard beam is at degrees relative.

  22. An object two points abaft the port beam is at degrees relative.

  23. The large iron spheres mounted near the compass are known as .

  24. The lighted pedestal where the magnetic compass is mounted is known as the .

  25. What is a scuttlebutt?

Special Bonus Question:

A ship is subject to a number of movements of the vessel itself – in addition to forward/rearward motion.  These movements are known as , and .