Excerpt from American functional Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
In accordance with the aim pondered within the buy of the copyright of the recent American functional Navigator, a radical and entire revision has been made through Commander P. H. Cooper, U. S. military, performing less than the course of the Bureau. The revision is composed largely within the substitution of the extra concise and handy tools of the current day for the out of date tools of the earlier, and it entire rearrangement below right chapters and paragraphs for prepared reference, conserving in view, despite the fact that, the nature of the paintings as a pragmatic Nuvigator.
The revision having been accomplished, it used to be submitted to Capt. Ralph Chandler, U. S. military, for a last evaluation, and having acquired a passable file from that officer it's been approved through the Bureau and may hereafter lie substituted for the previous versions of the work.
A revision of Bowditch's American functional Navigator having develop into invaluable, the paintings has accomplished via Lieut. G. W. Logan, U. S. army, less than the supervision of the Hydrographer to the Bureau of apparatus. The revision was once authorized via a Board including Capt. Colby M. Chester, U. S. army, Commander C. J. Badger, U. S. military, and Lieut. Commander C. C. Rogers, U. S. military. it's directed that this revised variation be substituted for all former editions.
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