National Museum of American History
Fast Attacks & Boomers
Submarines in the Cold War
Another shot of the
console in Maneuvering. The Throttle on the left, the Reactor Control in
the center and the Electric Plant controls on the right. I hope all you
Nukes out there forgive me if I got any of the info wrong! My expertise
was forward of Frame 57!
The tall cylinder on
the left is the Trash Disposal Unit (TDU). This was like a small,
vertical torpedo tube. Trash would be compacted into galvanized
containers (seen on the wall in the back), then lead TDU weights would
be put in the container to make sure the trash container sank.
The lower Weapons
Loading hatch from the USS Trepang was on display.
More Smithsonian pictures.
Revised: October 06, 2005