Historical information

Sextant belonging to Walter Harbord (Wal or Wally) (b.1923 in Brisbane-d.), master mariner in the Merchant Navy on British Phosphate Commission ships.

According to the website SLide Rule Museum this is the Flying Fish 1017 Chemical V2


Walter was interviewed by the Australian at War Film Archive in 2003.
He served on these ships:
SS Corinda
SS Macumba
SS Mildura
SS Nellor
SS Ormiston
SS Reynella

Physical description

Sextant in wooden box

Inscriptions & markings

Inscription in Chinese on the box