Decca Navigator Equipment In Museums and Collections

Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Road,
Victoria BC, V8P 5J2, Canada
Phone: 250–370–3550
Decca equipment in collection: Mark-21 marine receiver and simulator

HMCS HAIDA National Historic Site
Pier 9, 658 Catharine Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Check this web page for the operating schedule.
Decca equipment in collection: Mk XII decometer bowl and Decca chart for Anticosti Chain 9C

Marine Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Main web page
For hours of operation
Decca equipment in collection: Mk XII receiver

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
Kingston, Ontario
Decca equipment in collection: Decca Navigator system. Mk unknown.

Jerry Proc
Toronto, Ontario
Private Collection
Various Decca charts. Many aeronautical Decca charts of Germany.


French Radio Maritime Association. (ASPR), Boulogne sur Mer,
Member group of ex-marine radio operators with private collection of radio and navigation equipment.
Decca equipment in collection:
* Mark-5 and Mark-12 marine receiver and decometer.
* Mark-21 marine receiver. Mark-52 marine receiver.
* Type 350 marine track plotter. Numerous other equipment.


Killybegs International Carpet Making & Fishing Centre
Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Opening Times 09:30 to 17:00hrs Mon-Fri, last tour 15:45. Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Tel: +353 (0) 74 9741944

While mainly a heritage centre for Donegal Carpets it contains a small maritime section representing the town being a major fishing port. Their limited range of exhibits include a Decca MK21 receiver and a Shipmate RS4000 Decca receiver.


Port Ness Museum
Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, Ness Historical Society, Ness Heritage Centre
Habost, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Scotland HS2 0TG
Tel:  +44 (0) 1851-810377
Decca equipment in collection:
* Decca transmitter station equipment racks.
* Mark-5 and Mark-12 marine receivers;
* Coil house ammeters, valves, misc. parts.


Santiago Insua Fernandez
Coruna, Spain.
Private Collection.
Maintains web site detailing history of the Decca system in Spain.
Decca equipment in collection:
*Mark-21 marine receiver.
* Mk12 decometer bowls with both Spanish and English labeling.
* Model 306 signal generator.
* Type 8960B signal generator
* Decca documentation.

United Kingdom

Science Museum,
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Tel: +44 (0)870-870-4868
Hours: 10.00 to 18.00
Decca equipment in collection:
* Original QM receiver and meters.
* Decca Mark 12 marine receiver
* Decca Mk 10 airborne receiver
* Decca Flight Log and Omnitrac computer.
Note: This equipment is not on currently on display and can only be viewed by special request.

Royal Naval Submarine Museum,
HMS Alliance
Halsar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS
Tel: + 44 (0)23-9252-9217
Hours:  10.00 -17.30 (April-Oct)   10.00 – 16.30 (Nov-Mar).
Decca equipment in collection: Mark-5 marine receiver and decometer on board HMS Alliance

Fleetwood Museum
6-7 Queens Terrace, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6BT
Tel: +44 (0)1253-876621
Hours: Mon to Sat: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Sun: 1.00pm - 4.00pm.
Decca equipment in collection: Mark-12 marine decometer.

HMS Belfast
Morgan’s Lane, Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH
Tel:  +44 (0) 207-940-6300
Hours:  Daily 10.00 – 6.00pm (Mar-Oct)   10.00 -5.00 (Oct-Mar)
Decca equipment in collection: Mk 12 Decometers on bridge

Trinity House – United Kingdom provider of Aids to Navigation for Mariners.
Tower hill, London EC3N 4DH
Tel: +44 (0)207-481-6900
Decca equipment in collection:
* Complete last generation Decca station in storage.
* Mobile antenna coil house in storage

United States

The Mariners Museum,
100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA  23606
Phone: (757) 596-2222
Hours:  Daily (Monday – Saturday): 10.00am- 5pm.  Sun:12– 5pm.
Decca equipment in collection: Mark 12 marine decometer


1) Original list provided by David Jones <djones(at)> .Updated by Jerry Proc
2) Museum holdings updated by Walter Blanchard Oct 13/06  E-mail <wb(at) >
3) Robert  Connolly <rconnolly51(at)>

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