Bells and Whistles


Sounding of ship's bells and whistles is part of the life of aship, in the history and tradition of the maritime industry, time keeping has a long tradition. In fact, when you cannot sea out there, time could drive the ship, submarine navigation relied for years on a good chronometer and charts... Dead reckoning is the process of calculating one's current position by using a previously determined position, or fix, and advancing that position based upon known or estimated speeds over elapsed time and course. Easier said than done believe me... Nevertheless time is key on a ship and since the 1500's life on board is organised in watches

In this technoblog, I often make use to the watch's name as a time keeping point of reference. Those working with me often laugh when I say, the coffee deck is on your starboard side after you passed the foyer...

Here is the old fashion way, I often refer to in this blog...  

Number of bellsBell patternMiddle
watch
Morning
watch
Forenoon
watch
Afternoon
watch
First
dog
watch
Last
dog
watch
First
watch
One bell.0:304:308:3012:3016:3018:3020:30
Two bells..1:005:009:0013:0017:0019:0021:00
Three bells.. .1:305:309:3013:3017:3019:3021:30
Four bells.. ..2:006:0010:0014:0018:0022:00
Five bells.. .. .2:306:3010:3014:3018:3022:30
Six bells.. .. ..3:007:0011:0015:0019:0023:00
Seven bells.. .. .. .3:307:3011:3015:3019:3023:30
Eight bells.. .. .. ..4:008:0012:00‡16:0020:000:00

 

TODAY THIS ARTICLE WAS POSTED ON THE LAST DOG WATCH...