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Papers of QMCM Byron Franklin (SS)

"Master Chief Byron Franklin was a Quatermaster for 26 years on various surface ships and nuclear submarines before retiring in 1978. Two navigation techniques bearing his name are currently published in navigation texts and training materials. They are listed in the latest editions of Bowditch's American Practical Navigator, Pub. No. 9 and in the Radar Navigation Manual, Pub. No. 1310 as Franklin continuous radar plot technique and Franklin piloting technique."

"He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal in 1974 for his navigation work with the Naval Oceanographic Office."

(From "The Foundation for the Promotion of the Art of Navigation" Newsletter.)

QMCM Franklin was made a life member of The Foundation for the Promotion of the Art of Navigation for his past work in the field.

QMCM Franklin profile Recommendation for the Navy Commendation Medal Recommendation for the Navy Commendation Medal
QMCM Franklin profile, from "The Foundation for the Promotion of the Art of Navigation" Newsletter, and recommendation for the Navy Commendation Medal.

The Final Intrepid Plot, Narragansett Bay, 4 May 1973

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True Sea Stories, by Byron Franklin

"The Power of a QM"
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"The Intrepid Part In Developing OMEGA & NAVSAT Navigation"
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