Persian Gulf Pilot. Comprising The Persian Gulf and its Approaches, from Ras Al Hadd in The South West to Ras Muari in The East. Plus Two Supplements.

Russell, , T.C. (Compiled By).

Book ID: 3466


8vo. x, 372 pp., [1], b/w illustrations, maps (1 folding), charts, cloth, title printed on spine & upper cover, appendices, index / Supplement I: To Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Pilot, eleventh edition, 1967, corrected to 14th June, 1972: 34 pp., 1 folding map, 3 illustrations, / Supplement II: To Persian Gulf Pilot, eleventh edition, 1967, corrected to 12th September, 1972: 60 pp., 1 folding map, supplements in original wrappers, published by The Hydrographer of the Navy, London, eleventh edition, 1967.


The Persian Gulf Pilot contains sailing directions for the Persian Gulf and the approaches thereto, from Ra’s al Hadd, in the South-West, to Ras Muari, in the East. This edition contains the latest information on the meteorological situation of the area described above.
An interesting record of a time at which “extensive new building development” was beginning to “change the appearance of some of the towns, notably Abu Zabi and Dubayy”. “The picturesque town of Muscat, is protected on its eastern and part of its southern side, and the western side by precipitous hills, the remainder of the southern side, and the western side is protected by a wall. Outside the wall, and between it and the rugged hills encircling the town, every available space is occupied by many huts.” 

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