US Navy sailor taking sextant angles, Malaita, circa 1943

black-and-white photograph

PHOTOGRAPHS
SOLOMON ISLANDS, Malaita (province), Malaita (island)
circa 1943
emulsion on paper
overall: 4-1/2 x 2-3/4 in.

4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inch emulsion on paper black-and-white photograph of Lt. Quant and Carr on board SC 668 recording surveying measurements, Malaita, circa 1943. From Henry Strauss transcript in Sound Archives: "...from the left is Carr, who was new 3rd officer, the…next to him is Quant, who was my Exec. and who eventually relieved me in command. And what they were in the process of doing is they just been surveying the coast of Malaita. He’s been taken horizontal sextant angles while we’ve been running sounding lines." Lt. Quant is holding a sextant in his left hand and speaking to Carr while Carr is writing.


2004.81.65

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