Day navigator RF Navy: the history of the holiday
Humanity throughout the history of its existence has revealed an unconscious desire for control. For example, in any primitive community there was always a leader, and the army had a commander-in-chief. With the advent of ground transportation, the need for total control has increased more than ever, because it is one thing to be responsible for the people sitting in the royal chambers, and quite another to be responsible while inside the functioning mechanism. When the ship was invented to conquer the sea, management skills were added to the need for management, in the sphere of spatial orientation. So there was a profession "navigator". In this article we will tell you about this specialty. Also, we will tell you about the Day of Navigator of the Russian Navy. And in conclusion we will give some advice about the choice of gifts for representatives of this profession.
The word "navigator" came to us from Holland and literally translated as "man behind the wheel." This concept accurately reflects the meaning and features of this difficult profession. By the amount of knowledge and skills, the navigator's profession can be put on a par with captains-conductors and pilots. On the pilot ship is a great responsibility, because in the sea there are a lot of unforeseen circumstances and dangers. And everything can be so serious that you do not even want to celebrate Navy Day navigator.
Of course, the navigation equipment of the new generation greatly facilitates the work of the ship's manager, but there are situations in which electronic technology is powerless. Often times, when an interactive map tells the coordinates of the ship, which strongly disagree with the true layout. An old good paper map can help here. But to use it you need to know the geographical language. This is one example.
In fact, situations that require the ship's manager to apply their own knowledge arise on a regular basis. Therefore, in order not to frustrate the service and combat tasks facing the ship, every navigator should be able to determine the sides of the world without a compass, cope with the indignation of nature, conduct a ship in "narrow" places, etc.
Hlipikam and pessimists in the Navy do nothing. There need smart, brave, strong and strong people with quick reaction. The most important qualities of the navigator are the propensity to improvise and the creative approach to work. And, of course, in order to become a ship manager, it is necessary to obtain a specialized education: a navigational profession.
Day navigator of the Russian Navy: history and features
In ordinary people, the sea causes such associations as splashes, swimming, white foam of waves, the cry of seagulls ... For the military, the water space is a potential field of combat operations, and also a kind of replacement of the "earth's firmament" under the bottom of the torpedo boat, cruiser and other equipment. The sea becomes for the navigator native element. During the years of navigation he gets used to the cold landscape, and to pitching, and even to dangerous situations.
In Russia, ship managers appeared with the advent of the navy. Only this fact is nowhere officially documented. No one specialized in this profession. The celebration of the Day of the Navigator was traditionally associated with dates, when parts of the world can be identified without any compass. Usually these were the days of the equinox (spring and autumn).
Establishment of a holiday
And only in 1997 the top management of the fleet decided to establish Navigator Day of the Russian Navy. Congratulations ship managers came even from the most remote corners of the country. For them it was a very important event. So now every year on January 25 the working-navigators have a deserved holiday.
Why was this date chosen? It's all about history. It was on this day three centuries ago that Peter the Great founded an irreplaceable navigational unit. His order sounded like this: "To be navigational and mathematical, that is, seaworthy arts to the teachings." By the way, the same Peter is the author of the Code of Conduct for the subject managing the ship's helm. The emperor wanted to inform the ship's managers of the creation of this document that a person standing on the high seas at the head of a combat vehicle is obliged to serve as an exemplary example for all members of the crew.
In general, do not forget to congratulate you on the Day of the navigator of the Russian Navy when he arrives on January 25. Be sure to say warm words to those close and familiar, working in this area. Your support will become for them a powerful incentive for future work for the benefit of the country.
What to present for Navigator Day?
If in your environment there is a person of this profession, then you have a regular problem of choosing a gift for a solemn event. Since the ship's manager is closely connected with the sea, try to pick up a souvenir that will combine practicality and romance. A good option would be a magnifier, a wall barometer, an unusual compass or a small telescope.
A gift with a twist on the Day of the navigator of the Russian Navy will be a miniature frigate glowing in the dark, and as an original souvenir the globe-bar will suit. If you do not strain your imagination, you can give a photo album with the coat of arms of the fleet on the cover or a photo calendar executed in the appropriate holiday style.
What should not you give for Navigator's Day navigator? January 25, few of the ship's managers will want to get things that are necessary in everyday life (vacuum cleaner, iron, toaster, etc.). Do not forget that the main home of the navigator is his ship, and such gifts will be inappropriate.