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    Nautical Instruments

Nautical Instruments

From the moment that vessels first set sail, mariners searched for ways to plot the shortest course to their destination and to predict conditions at sea.  The Museum's collection of navigational instruments tracks the gradual advance in equipment to determine location, direction and weather conditions.

The nautical instruments on display in the Hong Kong Maritime Museum range from pieces with simple moving parts that rely on atmospheric temperature, humidity and pressure, to the highly sophisticated and versatile technology of the 21st century.