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Steering Gear Room

Stering room

Courtesy: The Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing

The steering gear room of the ship. This room contained the mechanisms that control the steering equipment for the ship, including steering cables and hydraulic rams. This room also served as an emergency steering station. Note the triple steering helms (the third is just outside the photograph) to the left of the photo.

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Cut-away view

Cutaway drawing courtesy of the American Society of Naval Engineers

 

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