Station Pointer
   In action, plotting a position 1.28436018957

Model number: US NAVY 1015-1942

Date manufactured: 1942

Period/Dates when in use: Estimated 1940-1960

Description: Serial number 28514

Item History: This device was manufactured by David White Co., Milwaukae, WI in 1942. It was used on navy vessels for precise piloting fixes using horizontal sextant angles. The vernier scale can be clearly read to a precision of 1'. Fixes of this type may have been taken as part of a surveying operation or to determine if the vessel has dragged anchor.

Additional Photos:
Station Pointer in its box
In action, plotting a position
Showing an angle of 13 degrees, 12 minutes
A modern, inexpensive plastic version.

Starpath School of Navigation
3050 NW 63rd St., Seattle, WA 98107

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Submission authored by:
David Burch
Starpath School of Navigation
3050 NW 63rd ST
Seattle, WA 98107