2-24. Magnetic Compress
When not being used, the magnetic compass must be
stored in an position to prevent unnecessary wear on the
compass pivot and jewel.
The type MC-1 pocket magnetic compass (24, fig. 2-1), is a very important aid in
ascertaining your direction of travel. The compass is equipped with a transparent
plastic top, a long line for determining the directional course reading, and two lanyard
attaching rings located on the bottom of the compass case for use in attaching a
retaining lanyard. To use the compass, hold tile compass erect in a manner which
places the lubber line parallel to your line-of-sight, or in the tore and aft position to
your line-of-travel. Your course heading may then be read on the top or the side of
the compass dial under the forward end of the lubber line.
The arrow on the compass dial always points to magnetic "NORTH".