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Recovery Ship LORAN Light Cover

Mission: Apollo 11
Apollo 12
  Crew: RADM Carl Seiberlich, USN
Comment: The USS Hornet recovered Apollo 11 and Apollo 12

Seven LORAN (Long Range Aid to Navigation) receivers were used aboard the U.S.S. Hornet's navigation bridge to find the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 recovery sites. This light cover is from one of them. LORAN uses land-based radio transmitters and ship-based receivers to allow mariners to determine their position.

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