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The clock has been used to tell time on ships for centuries.

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A device used to tell time aboard ship?

marine chronometer.

What is A device used to tell time aboard ship?

The device is called a marine chronometer.

A device used to tell time on a ship?

The marine chronometer is used to tell time on a ship. It was created in the 18th century and is very precise and accurate.

What device is used to tell time on a 1492 ship?

Sandglass or ampoletta

Is the time offset aboard a ship in international waters primarily determined by the ship's current longitude comma the captain of the ship or the nation under whose flag the ship sails?

The timezone aboard a ship is at the discretion of the ship's captain, most captains choose not to change their timezone and so will be running under the time of their home port.

What time is it aboard a ship at 75w longitude when it is 3am Greenwich time?

10:00 P:M

What is the device called to tell time on a ship?

The proper name for a ships clock is chronometer. A chronometer is a clock that has 24 hours on it.

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