NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT

 

The enlisted navigation Quarter Masters (QMs) and the ship's Navigator/Assistant Navigator (commonly referred to as Gator/ANAV) keep the Commanding Officer and the Bridge Watch team continually apprised on the ship's position, intended plan of movement and all hazards to navigation. The Navigation team plots the ship's position through celestial navigation, GPS, radar and visual means.  Additionally, the Navigation Department is responsible for executing all military traditions, customs and honors aboard ship.​