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Charting the seas: the Royal Navy’s hydrographic heritage

The Royal Navy has a rich heritage of hydrography and marine surveying that stretches back to the 17th century with the first survey of the British coast for Charles II. Despite the technological advances of the modern age, the Royal Navy's hydrographic expertise is as important today as ever before. Dr Gareth Evans takes a look at RN's hydrographic role, both past and present.

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