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    Re: WWII Sextant
    From: Cliff Sojourner
    Date: 2003 Feb 20, 23:06 -0800
    Gary,
     
    for ww2 I would guess the Navy Mark 2 would have been contemporary.  there is one for $400 here: 
     
    http://www.nauticalantiques.com/sextants.htm
     
    for many years I used a friend's father's Navy Mark 3, which I believed was post-war.  there is one for $950 here:
     
    http://www.paxp.com/mac/navtrak/sextants.html
     
    I could be way wrong, the Mark 3 might be from WW2 years.
     
    I doubt anyone bought any German sextants during the war but I could be wrong.  my German father-in-law saw Fantasia when it came out!
     
    at the nav station in the conn tower of the USS Hornet museum is a C Plath sextant.  when I asked the docent about it he laughed and said I was the first to notice and I could have it if I traded them something authentic!!
     
    --
    these are the good old days
    Cliff Sojourner          cls{at}employees.org
    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 19:00
    Subject: WWII Sextant

    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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