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USS PAMPANITO - AFTER ENGINE ROOM LOWER FLAT

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Main Deck Aft Perisicope shears and antennas Main Deck Forward Conning Tower After Torpedo Room Maneuvering Room Motor Room After Engine Room After Engine Room Lower Flat Forward Engine Room Forward Engine Room Lower Flat After Battery Compartment (Crew Berthing) Crew's Mess and the Galley Radio Room Control Room Pump Room Forward Battery (Officer's Country) Forward Torpedo Room
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This is the lower flat of the After Engine Room.

Between the main engines number 3 and 4 is the auxiliary or "dinky" engine. This smaller engine had the advantage of being able to generate electricity even if the batteries were unavailable because the attached generator is self exciting. The main generators in contrast, require a source of field current that can come from another generator or main battery to begin generating electricity.

This engine is smaller than the main engines, but it still barely fits between them. In the photo you can see its exhaust in the center and the foundations of the main engine on either side.

All around this small space are the pipes and pumps for cooling water, lube oil and fuel oil. This space was not normally manned. The crew went into the lower flats for short, periodic checks while operating, or for repairs or cleaning.
 

Pericope icon used to represent the Fleet Submarine Online books Pericope icon used to represent the Fleet Submarine Online books For more technical information, see:
The Fleet Submarine Online training manuals.
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