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Virtual Tour

 The Detailed Deck Plans - Scale: 1" = 12'

 

This is a tour of the ship.  To the left are the original plans.  Below are representations of each deck with letters to depict where photos may be available.  The associated photos then have the letter that keys to the letter on the plan.

 The virtual tour is still under construction with photos and associated captions that will be added over a period of time.  Pardon our dust as we build this feature.

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Main Deck Photos

 

 

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B
This winch, powered by compressed air, was used for any heavy lifting back aft, such as lifting a launch aboard. 

C
Port side looking forward.

C
Port side looking aft.

D
The foghorn had audible range of 5 miles.  When in use, it would be synchronized with the radio beacon giving a rough indication of distance to the lightship. The air-driven horn was supplied by a four-inch air pipe.

E
These radio transmitters sent out the ship's Morse code call sign.  Ships at sea would home in on that beacon with a radio direction finder to chart a course to the ship. 

G
This radar, manufactured by RCA, was installed in the 1940's.

 

 

 

G
Pilot House, with the ship's wheel and the binnacle to the left and the engine order telegraph to the right.

H
This 3000# auxiliary anchor   was used with or in place of the main (7000#)  anchor.  The fish davit visible  above was used to lift it into place. 

 

2nd Deck Photos

 

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A
The cables coming off each side of the quadrant run all the way to the pilot house.

B
At the base of the ladder is a 20kw generator powered by a GM2-71 diesel engine.

D
Port side passageway, looking aft.       

H
The sextant was a gift from Libby Stiff.  Her father, a ship's Captain, used this instrument regularly.

F
Ward room, looking aft.

G
Chief Engineer's cabin.

 I
Upper engine room, looking forward.

I
These 4 CO2 cylinders were for fire fighting.  The hose and cone were dragged to the fire.

L
The Art Deco design in the cabinet doors was popular in 1938 when the ship was built.

K.  Mess decks, looking forward.

L.  Galley range - built as a coal stove, converted to burn diesel fuel.

N.  Crew's day room, looking aft with mess decks through the door to the left and the port side passageway to the right.

O.  Forward crew cabin on the starboard side.

Q.  Anchor windlass, with crew's head to the right.

Q.  Anchor windlass, freezers beyond.

   

Q.  Anchor windlass, powered by compressed air.

 

 

3rd Deck Photos

 

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B
Air Compressor: Main engine room, looking forward with electrically powered air compressor for starting engine in the foreground.

B
Spooky Critter: Main engine room, looking forward. Engine is an eight cylinder, 400HP CooperBessemer diesel named SPOOKY CRITTER by the crew.

B
Main engine room, fuel gauges, each gauge would either indicate a starboard or a port tank depending on how the lever below it was turned. There are five fuel tanks on each side.

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