Ship's compass

made by Robert Kruse,
Stralsund, circa 1860; width 22 cm

Besides the sextant, the compass is the most important navigation device on board ocean-going vessels. This smaller model belonged to Bruno Niemann, a captain from Prerow. The magnetic compass is gimbal-mounted and installed in a wooden case.

Text: A. Hü.

The exhibit refers to:

Western Pomerania until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:



Waldstraße 48
18375 Ostseebad Prerow