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Section F Navigation

COMDTINST M16974.52A

 

Introduction

The following are general objectives for Section F:  

• Demonstrate the use of a nautical chart.  

• Demonstrate the ability to identify navigation and general landmark symbols on a nautical chart.  

• Demonstrate the ability to plan a voyage by laying down a trackline across safe water and through marked channels.  

• Demonstrate the ability to take a fix and plot a position on a chart.  

• Demonstrate ability to calculate actual speed of vessel, determine amount of water beneath keel, and recommend adjustments to vessel’s course and speed to match voyage plan.

 

This section contains eight tasks:

Reading Assignments

Task Number

Task

See Page

Ref (b) Chapter 13, (All)

Ref (b) Chapter 14, Section B

BCM-06-02-AUX

Identify Common Aids To Navigation Used In Small Boat Piloting

2-50

Ref (b) Chapter 14, Section A and B

Ref (j)

BCM-06-03-AUX

Identify Local Landmarks Used In Piloting On A Nautical Chart

2-51

Ref (b) Chapter 14, Section D

BCM-06-04-AUX

Plot A Position Using Latitude And Longitude

2-52

Ref (b) Chapter 14, Section C

BCM-06-05-AUX

Plot A Magnetic Course On A Nautical Chart

2-53

Ref (b) Chapter 14, Section D

BCM-06-06-AUX

Measure Distance On A Nautical Chart

2-54

Ref (b) Chapter 14, Section D

BCM-06-07-AUX

Compute Time, Speed And Distance

2-55

Ref (b) Chapter 14, Section D

BCM-06-08-AUX

Determine The Depth Of Water Using A Fathometer And/Or Sounding Pole

2-56

 

 

 

 

 

Latitude & Longitude:

 

 
Dead Reckoning and 60D=ST: See "Basic Coastal Navigation" Chapter 9
 
Converting True Course to Compass Course: See "Basic Coastal Navigation" Chapter 10
 
 

Videos:

 

 
Instructor's Presentations:

BCQP-Navigation Rules


BCQP - Charts and Atons

BCQP – Navigation Basics




 
 
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