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U-190's Starglobe
U-190's Starglobe

Taken from U-190 after its surrender, this starglobe was part of the submarine's navigational equipment.

While the Second World War saw the introduction of a number of modern radio navigation aids, more traditional methods for determining a vessel's location were still widely used. This starglobe, used in conjunction with a sextant and a nautical almanac, allowed a navigator to plot the submarine's position using the main constellations in the night sky.

Starglobe
CWM 19730035-001



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"Pom-Pom" Anti-Aircraft Gun, HMCS Kamloops
Depth Charge and Thrower
Hedgehog Anti-submarine Projectile
Squid Anti-submarine Mortar
Medium Frequency Direction Finding Loop
Binnacle, HMCS Swansea
Gyroscopic Compass
Taffrail Log
German Signal Lamp
Royal Canadian Navy Life Vest
Royal Canadian Navy Lifeboat Bailer
Equipment Plates from U-190
U-190's Starglobe
Japanese Shell Fragment
Dumaresq Mark VIII
Oropesa Minesweeping Float
Twin 40mm Bofors Gun
Twin 3-Inch Naval Gun and Mount
Life Ring, HMCS Quebec
Homing Torpedo Mk 43 Mod 3
Practice Depth Charge
4.5-Inch Star Shell Packing Case
4-Inch Cartridge Casing, HMCS Iroquois