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  Conning Tower
This is the conning tower, the abode of Captain Charles Gridley during the Battle of Manila Bay.
The bulkhead of the conning tower is double-walled, with the outer wall being five inches of armor and the inner wall being one inch.
The conning tower contains the main steering battle station (unused in the battle, as Dewey retained steering control in the pilot house), two engine order telegraphs, and voice tubes that communicated with the critical areas of the vessel, such as the engine rooms, steering, etc. Also a fire alarm could be sounded from this location.
www.spanamwar.com /olympiatourconningtower.htm   (409 words)

  Conning tower -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A conning tower was an (Protective covering made of metal and used in combat) armoured observation post on a (A government ship that is available for waging war) warship from where the vessel was controlled during a battle.
A conning tower can also be the raised (A structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.) bridge of a (A submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes) submarine.
In modern submarines, the conning tower is enclosed in a streamlined sail.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/conning_tower.htm   (130 words)

 USS COD TOUR - Conning Tower
The conning tower houses both the search and attack periscopes, the main steering station (called the helm), the firing buttons for the 10 torpedo tubes, and the ST and SJ radars.
During a submerged approach on a target the conning tower can be manned by as many as a dozen crew, including the captain at the periscope.
The conning tower hatch to the bridge is the only hatch normally high enough above the water to be used while the submarine is at sea and underway.
www.usscod.org /conn.html   (785 words)

 Bismarck - The Wreck - Part 2 - Bridge & Conning Tower
The conning tower seen from the port side.
Dark grey horisontal surface of the conning tower and super structure white camouflage stripes is easily recogniseable.
Another port side view of the conning tower and open bridge.
www.bismarck-class.dk /bismarck/wreck/bismarck_wreck_2.html   (262 words)

 USS Pampanito Tour - Conning Tower
Located above the control room, the conning tower was primarily the attack and navigation center of the boat and the Commanding Officer's battle station.
The conning tower is the smallest compartment on the submarine, only 8 feet in diameter and 17 feet long.
It is an analog computer of about 1,500 lbs located aft and port in the conning tower.
www.maritime.org /tour/tctvr.htm   (648 words)

 Sharkhunters - German U-Boat History - Official Publication
Click on his conning tower emblem to learn how you may acquire a HAND-SIGNED photo of a Skipper or veteran of the war.
- When you click on the "Little Bastard" conning tower emblem of U-616 under Knights Cross holder Siegfried Koitschka, Sharkhunters Member from 1986 until his death, you will be transported to a vast selection of coffee mugs with Skipper's photos on one side and the conning tower emblem on the other.
Click on the conning tower emblem of U-953, commanded by the famous Skipper Herbert Werner - a Sharkhunters Charter Member since 1983 and Member of the Advisory Board, and you will see the variety of CDs available to you immediately.
www.sharkhunters.com /hot.htm   (470 words)

 USS Batfish (SS 310) Virtual Tour - Conning Tower
USS Batfish (SS 310) Virtual Tour - Conning Tower
This small room is where the officer of the deck (OOD) conned the boat while submerged.
Another watertight hatch on the forward starboard side led upward by way of another vertical ladder to the bridge.
www.ussbatfish.com /tour-ct.html   (94 words)

 S.M.S. Viribus Unitis - 3D Project - New and Improved Tegetthoff battleships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Several sketch designs were produced, and the final appearance of the ships cannot be known with certainty, but they all had raised forecastles for better seaworthiness.
Another noteworthy feature was the provision of lattice towers amidships to carry searchlight platforms, and the 150mm (5.9-in) guns were carried higher than before.
310-200 mm (12.2-7.9 in) belt; 72 mm (2.83 in) decks; 320 mm (12.6 in) conning tower
www.viribusunitis.ca /newimproved.htm   (1066 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - HMS Birmingham & U-15
The British 5,400 ton light cruiser HMS Birmingham was responsible for sinking the first German submarine of the First World War.
Commanded by Captain Arthur Duff HMS Birmingham - of 'Chatham' class - knocked out both the periscope and conning tower of German U-15 on 9 August 1914 with a salvo of six shots from the light cruiser's guns east of the Orkneys while the submarine was attempting to move in for an attack.
Having done so Duff issued instructions that the cruiser be directed at the U-boat at full speed.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/hmsbirmingham.htm   (185 words)

 ConningTower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The poor chap has nothing to cling to, no rudder to steer with, nor even a paddle to propel himself.
On June 28 in Washington, D.C., Candidate/Citizen Ralph Nader gave a speech under the auspices of
Not a word does he devote to the nineteen Muslim jihadists who captured American civilian airliners and piloted them into the Trade Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, a bloody field in Pennsylvania.
www.atrentino.com /ConningJuly04.html   (1928 words)

 Galactopedia C Section 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was made with parts of a Galaxy-class saucer, with bridge and window details scaled up to make it a smaller vessel.
The nacelle struts were actually the conning tower from a model submarine.
The name "Challenger-class" was coined for this model by Okuda's Star Trek Encyclopedia.
www.captainmike.org /Galactopedia/c2.html   (8248 words)

 Samuel Adams --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
American journalist and author of more than 50 books of fiction, biography, and exposé.
U.S. newspaper columnist, translator, poet, and radio personality whose humorous syndicated column “The Conning Tower” earned him the reputation of godfather of the contemporary newspaper column.
He wrote primarily under his initials, F.P.A. More results >
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9272712   (535 words)

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