Essential information

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National Maritime Museum, Second floor, Forgotten Fighters gallery

Locate this rangefinder on a wooden mount.

A rangefinder is used to calculate distances. On a warship this might be to calculate where to point the guns to ensure the missiles hit their targets, especially over long distances.

The label of this rangefinder says: 'FA Register no. 174. Dispatched to HM Dockyard in 1898'.

Type FA means it is the same design as the first rangefinder ordered by the Admiralty.