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Pirates & galleons

Pirates and galleons A-Z

Aft   Towards the rear of the ship.

Astrolabe   A navigational instrument that measures the height of the sun and stars and helps to calculate latitude.

Backstaff   A navigational tool that measures the sun’s height in the sky, and shows how far north or south a ship has travelled. 

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