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15:50 Oct 1, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: reloj de bitácora
Instrumento de navegación marítima

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nabinnacle clockDavid Moore
naship's clockAlvin Adams, Jr
naship's clockEdward Donovan
naLog instrumentIvan Sanchez



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Log instrument

An instrument, known as the 'log', is used either to determine the speed of a ship, or the distance traveled through the water, or both simultaneously. Various types are used, mechanical, electro-mechanical, etc.

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ship's clock

The history of latidude and logiditude.

Check out anything about GMT, which was a British invention as an aide for navagation for their empire serving fleet.

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ship's clock

"Bitácora" the ship's binnacle, or compass stand, located on the bridge, so the "reloj" must be the ship's clock, which would be mounted near the binnacle. "Cuaderno de bitácora" is the ship's log, not an instrument, but a book. See the link below.

Good luck!!

    Reference: http://www.valser.es/a.p.pro/viramar1.htm
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binnacle clock

1. bitácora = binnacle

2. binnacle = a case, box or stand containing a ship's compass and a lamp.

Therefore, "binnacle clock"

    1. Oxford
    2. Webster's
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