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NAUT 1835 - Deviascope

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This course is a continuation of the magnetic compass section of NAUT 1830 Navigation Systems and Instruments. This course provides practical application on the Deviascope to identify and reduce the magnetic forces of deviation that affect a magnetic compass.


Navigation Systems and Instruments



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the method of analyzing deviation table to obtain approximate coefficients.
  • Describe the general principle of compass corrections.
  • Demonstrate the method of correcting the magnetic compass for coefficients.
  • Explain effects of Retentive and Gaussin errors.
  • Explain requirements for siting magnetic compass.
  • State the requirements for having the magnetic compass re-checked by the compass adjuster.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

NAUT 1835 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Chief Mate
    Part-time   Certificate


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