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USS PAMPANITO - FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM ESCAPE TRUNK

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Inside the escape trunk. There are three hatches.

  1. On the side is a door that leads under the main deck to a ladder that accesses the main deck. It is this door that can be shut using a lever from the Forward Torpedo Room.
  2. Below is the hatch leading to the Forward Torpedo Room.
  3. Above is the hatch leading to main deck. This is used with the rescue chamber, or for access to deck when on the surface.

Instructions on the escape trunk's use are in Emergency Escape Arrangements.

Photo looking down in escape trunk.
Photo looking down in escape trunk through hatch into Forward Torpedo Room.

Photo looking up in the escape trunk.
Photo looking up in the escape trunk at the hatch leading to main deck.
 

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