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    WWII Sextant
    From: Gary Harkins
    Date: 2003 Feb 20, 22:00 EST
    My Father-in-law was a navigator aboard a merchant marine ship during WWII.  He passed away a few years ago.  I would like to find a sextant similar to, or the same as, the one he used back then.  Was there a specific sextant used by the merchant marines during WWII?  When he was alive he could remember that it was issued by the Navy but he didn't remember anything about the model.  Could it have been any of several different sextants or was there one standard issue from the Navy?

    Thanks,

    Gary Harkins C400 #140 "Cygnus"
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