Courtesy: The Library of Congress, Detroit
Engine room of the USS Oregon. This is where
the steam energy from the fire room was "changed" into
power and thus transferred to the ships' propellers which drove
the ship forward (or backward). The conditions in the engine room
were no better than those in the fire room. The moving machinery
could crush a man if he was not paying attention and if a steam
line developed a leak, even one small in size, the immense pressure
could severe a person.
Your current location.
Cutaway drawing courtesy of the American Society
of Naval Engineers
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