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    These Shore power Boxes are relatively modern....

    These Shore power Boxes are relatively modern. Probably installed during the conversion. These Boxes had special lockable sockets that a bell mouth shape male end fit into and locked down. It is...
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    great Images BilgePump! The first utility boats...

    great Images BilgePump! The first utility boats were wood I believe fiberglass was added during the 80s conversion I think. For those who don't know I found on on the internet that someone bought ...
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    Ive never seen anything like it. I know the...

    Ive never seen anything like it. I know the mount but never saw the shell takes 3 men and 2 small boys just to load it I would guess.
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    BilgePump those navy photos are highly detailed....

    BilgePump those navy photos are highly detailed. I have several and enjoy them for their detail. I believe the "watch caps" and everything above the stacks was painted black after the war about the...
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    Bilge Pump thos circles in the deck are for...

    Bilge Pump thos circles in the deck are for screwed in pad eyes. un screw them and turn them upside down and screw them back in. we used them a lot on the ships I worked with during my civilian...
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    Insert pictures is not working for me either. ...

    Insert pictures is not working for me either. When I push the insert picture button the entire page fads grey although I can still see it then I click on the picture and it appears to upload and...
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    A few more images. I also need to correct myself...

    A few more images. I also need to correct myself the main and aux steam valves as well as firemain and feed water stop valves on this ship are lp air assist, not hydraulic which makes sense from a...
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    Visited the Wisconsin last Sat in a pouring rain...

    Visited the Wisconsin last Sat in a pouring rain took the engine room tour with my grandson age 14. it was a great tour, very well done and the graphic displays on the boiler room and in the engine...
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    I would like to take this opportunity to say...

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who served.....thank you!
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    I found this following image on the internet of...

    I found this following image on the internet of the Iowa traversing the Panama Canal. Do not know who is credited but I thought it would compliment
    bilgepump's superb images. the Iowa's her...
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    I found these images on the internet don't know...

    I found these images on the internet don't know who to give credit to. They give some perspective of the challenges faced in unreping in heavy seas. Although not fletcher's the 820 is the Rich...
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    Attached is a drawing of a flanged bellmouth,...

    Attached is a drawing of a flanged bellmouth, that I found on the internet, I was referring to, it would be bolted to the open flange on the gooseneck. Over the years the they remained the same...
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    That structure appears to be the vestibule to the...

    That structure appears to be the vestibule to the ladders from/to the main deck from/to WO quarters and mess, on the second deck. As the print shows there are 2 ladders. I would guess that during...
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    Great Photosbilgepump. highly detailed I think...

    Great Photosbilgepump. highly detailed I think you have another one which actually shows the fueling trunk along with the fitting on the bulkhead perhaps the fueling station aft?
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    And the large number of sailors required to...

    And the large number of sailors required to unrep. Consider the "tired" factor when these evolutions took place at night so that the tin can could remain on station during the day! Incidentally...
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    I am not sure of the fluid dynamics of 2 ships...

    I am not sure of the fluid dynamics of 2 ships side by side underway at 12 kts Bilgepump. But in my time 150’ was the magic number. It was easier to maintain station. I was not ia part of the...
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    Yes Bilgepump that is correct is correct we...

    Yes Bilgepump that is correct is correct we called it the "sample rack,", however it is as your photo illustrates a back lit set of shelves with spaces for sample bottles. One was looking for...
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    Wow this is really jogging my memory. As I...

    Wow this is really jogging my memory. As I recall Bilge pump it is a separate much smaller tank, that the stripping pump discharges into. The stripping pump discharge line had a sample...
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    You are correct flank destroyer the fletchers had...

    You are correct flank destroyer the fletchers had mostly fuel tanks they had potable water and feed water and I believe the fwd peek tank was fresh or feed. the ships were originally designed to be...
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    The 600 psi plant was very reliable and durable...

    The 600 psi plant was very reliable and durable as indicated by Flank Destroyer. a rudimentary nuts and bolts plant. The same type plant was found on most, if not all capital ships built during the...
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