Compass Points

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A Compass Point is the angular difference between any two adjacent divisions of the 32 comprising the compass rose. It is therefore equal to 11.25 degrees (360 divided by 32).

It is most often used in navigation (e.g., "Alter course 2 points to Port"), but may have practical use in fire control (e.g., "Shift fire to target 2 points off port bow").

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