USS Albacore - Gyro

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Opposite the Sonar Room on the deck is the master gyro compass and mounted on a bulkhead to the right is the Loran or Long Range Navigation unit. Functioning something like today’s satellite navigation system, Loran used signals from two or more know radio station sites to provide lines of position which the Quartermaster's plotted on special Loran charts to determine the ship's location.