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What are these features on the sail of the USS New Mexico?

Postby Broncazonk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:34 pm

Would someone ID these for me? Thanks!

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Re: What are these features on the sail of the USS New Mexico?

Postby PaulC » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:32 am

The lightning bolt points to her stbd running light. On the aft end of the sail is the auxiliary diesel exhaust vent. The ones at the bottom are sail access panels I believe.
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Re: What are these features on the sail of the USS New Mexico?

Postby Rogue Sub » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:33 am

paul is correct
the bottom ones also help drain the sail
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Auxiliary diesel power

Postby Broncazonk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:51 pm

What does the auxiliary diesel power on the boat?

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Re: What are these features on the sail of the USS New Mexico?

Postby Rogue Sub » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:44 pm

In the event of a reactor shut down the diesel can power the epm and other vital equipment.
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Auxiliary diesel power

Postby Broncazonk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:59 pm

Pardon my ignorance here, but if the boat is underwater, is auxiliary diesel power available?
Do these boats carry batteries anymore?

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Re: What are these features on the sail of the USS New Mexico?

Postby Rogue Sub » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:02 pm

Yes they still have a battery compartment. It isnt as big as a ww2 diesel boat though. The boat will run on the battery untill the boat can either restore the reactor or get close enough to the surface to run the diesel through the snorkel.
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