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Burney discusses a method of calculating a ship's rate of sailing using the quantity of pull on a ship's tow line over a set period of time. Includes one page of illustrations.

Subject: Physics / Navigation

Read to the Royal Society on 16 February 1809.

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James Burney

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James Burney, Unpublished paper, 'New method proposed for measuring a ship's rate of sailing' by J [James] Burney, 1809, AP/7/2, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 June 2024

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