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Conning Tower

Triton Sail - Conning Tower

The "Con" or control room is where the Captain of the ship could "con"trol the ship from a
protected location.

The conning tower of a submarine was a small water tight compartment within her sail,
from which the periscopes were used to direct the boat and launch torpedo attacks. It
should not be confused with the submarine's control room, which was directly below it in
the main pressure hull, or the bridge a small exposed platform in the top of the sail.

The conning tower of the Triton arrived at the Port of Benton on July 30th 2009.



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Conning Tower as delivered by Lampson Crane.

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Top Hatch with water tight door - being ventilated

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Drivers position, wheel, and direction depth gauges.

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Drivers position, wheel, and direction and depth gauges, position plotter at left.

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Position Plotter.

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Position Plotter Controls.

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Looking towards aft of conning tower, periscopes and antennae supports.

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External radio and location equipment.

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Aft of conning tower, seat for sailor.

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Depth to keel gauges.

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Sonar on left, target range and yards on right including torpedo location.

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Non secure internal radio.

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Breaker panel.