Excerpt from American Practical Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
In accordance with the purpose contemplated in the purchase of the copyright of the New American Practical Navigator, a thorough and complete revision has been made by Commander P. H. Cooper, U. S. Navy, acting under the direction of the Bureau. The revision consists mainly in the substitution of the more concise and convenient methods of the current day for the obsolete methods of the past, and it complete rearrangement under proper chapters and paragraphs for able reference, keeping in view, alternatively, the character of the work as a Practical Nuvigator.
The revision having been completed, it used to be submitted to Capt. Ralph Chandler, U. S. Navy, for a final review, and having received a satisfactory report from that officer it has been accepted by the Bureau and will hereafter lie substituted for the former editions of the work.
A revision of Bowditch’s American Practical Navigator having turn out to be necessary, the work has completed by Lieut. G. W. Logan, U. S. Navy, under the supervision of the Hydrographer to the Bureau of Equipment. The revision used to be approved by a Board consisting of Capt. Colby M. Chester, U. S. Navy, Commander C. J. Badger, U. S. Navy, and Lieut. Commander C. C. Rogers, U. S. Navy. It is directed that this revised edition be substituted for all former editions.
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