Event Summary

English Parliament establishes prize for a method of calculating longitude at sea

Date

1714

Description

English Parliament establishes prize of 20,000 pounds for a method of calculating longitude at sea; means to do so with an accurate chronometer devised by John Harrison in 1756

Timeline 1

The Anglo-American Maritime World, 1640-1750

Timeline 2

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Record ID

311