16 Point Compass Rose
Nothing to do with "The Cruel Sea".
The four main points of the compass are the Cardinal Points - (N)orth - (E)ast - (S)outh - (W)est
Between the cardinal points are the Half Cardinal Points of the compass, NE, SE, SW, NW.
Directions dividing cardinal and half cardinal points are called False Points; NNE, ENE, ESE, SSE, SSW, WSW, WNW, NNW.
Directions can further be divided into the by points, eg NbyE, SWbyS resulting in a 32 point compass rose.
Reciting the 32 points of the compass in order is known as 'boxing the compass'.
|32||16||Compass point||Abbr.||True heading|
|2||North by east||NbE||11.25°|
|4||Northeast by north||NEbN||33.75°|
|6||Northeast by east||NEbE||56.25°|
|8||East by north||EbN||78.75°|
|10||East by south||EbS||101.25°|
|12||Southeast by east||SEbE||123.75°|
|14||Southeast by south||SEbS||146.25°|
|16||South by east||SbE||168.75°|
|18||South by west||SbW||191.25°|
|20||Southwest by south||SWbS||213.75°|
|22||Southwest by west||SWbW||236.25°|
|24||West by south||WbS||258.75°|
|26||West by north||WbN||281.25°|
|28||Northwest by west||NWbW||303.75°|
|30||Northwest by north||NWbN||326.25°|
|32||North by west||NbW||348.75°|