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Captain Joseph E. Waugh, Associate Director for Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Coast and Geodetic Survey, retired on November 1, 1966, after serving more than 36 years, including 22 years aboard 12 ships. From 1960 to 1962, he was Chief of the Nautical Chart Division, and was named Chief of Photogrammetry Division in 1962.

Captain Waugh received the Department of Commerce Meritorious Service Award in 1964. He became Associate Director for Geodesy and Photogrammetry on October 1, 1965.

Captain and Mrs. Waugh, both natives of Florida, return to St. Petersburg.

October 28, 1906 - January 29, 1990

Captain Joseph E. Waugh was born October 28, 1906, in Gainesville, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering on July 31, 1929. He was appointed as a Deck Officer on July 7, 1930, and commissioned as an Ensign on July 20, 1931.

During his 36-year career, Captain Waugh was assigned aboard the following ships: OCEANOGRAPHER, LYDONIA, DISCOVERER, EXPLORER, GILBERT as Executive Officer, ELSIE III, COWIE, DERICKSON, SURVEYOR, PARKER-BOWEN,STIRNI as Executive Officer, HYDROGRAPHER and the HODGSON as Commanding Officer. His other assignments included: Geodesy, Defense Mapping Party, S.E. District Headquarters, Tampa Photogrammetric Office, Assistant Chief in Photogrammetry, Chief of Nautical Charts, Chief of Photogrammetry Division, and at the time of his retirement on November 1, 1966, as Associate Director of Geodesy and Photogrammetry.

During World War II Captain Waugh was awarded the Defense Service Ribbon with one star, the Atlantic War Zone Ribbon and the Pacific War Service Ribbon. He also received the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Certificate of Service for having served as a commissioned officer of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey on projects for the Department of the Navy in areas determined by the Department of the Navy to be of immediate military hazard.

Captain Waugh is survived by his wife, Jessie G., and one son.

ESSA CORPS BULLETIN, Vol. 1, No. 4, 11/1/1966

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