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HMSTrincomaleeBinnacle

Binnacle on board HMS Trincomalee. The brass pipe is a smokestack for the oil lamp used to illuminate the compass.

The binnacle is the housing for the ship's compass. Located near the ship's helm, it contains the ship's compass and a lantern to illuminate the compass at night, and includes a sand timer ('the glass'), and can contain the ship's logbook.

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