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Conning tower holings
« on: 05 Apr , 2017, 01:28 »
Hi everybody,
can someone explain to me the use of the "holes" circled in red in posted image?
Thanks in advance.
Filippo

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Re: Conning tower holings
« Reply #1 on: 05 Apr , 2017, 05:27 »
Hi Filippo.
I guess the two opening in front are the two typhones operated by LP air. The other pipe outlet seems to me could be a primitive arangement for the bridge urinal. I never saw this solution before, but it is placed aproximately where such urinal used to be, only the pipe was inside the towercasing.
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Re: Conning tower holings
« Reply #2 on: 05 Apr , 2017, 07:00 »
Excuse Tore, but I don't know what are "typhones", what is LP air, and, about the urinal, do you mean that the hole is a urine discharge for the lookouts  inside the conning tower ?

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Re: Conning tower holings
« Reply #3 on: 05 Apr , 2017, 07:16 »
Filippo.
Typhones are the "hooters" for a ship and they are operated by LP air meaning low pressure air, see plate 12 of the LP.system. On the port side of the bridge was a funnel ending in a pipe usually going down inside the towercasing ending under the casing deck which could be used as a urinal by the people on watch.
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Re: Conning tower holings
« Reply #4 on: 05 Apr , 2017, 11:02 »
Thanks Tore

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Re: Conning tower holings
« Reply #5 on: 05 Apr , 2017, 13:12 »
Filippo.

Did you noted were also a opening on the starboard side also?

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Re: Conning tower holings
« Reply #6 on: 05 Apr , 2017, 14:39 »
Hi Simon,
can you post a photo of that hole on starboard side, and possibly its function ?
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« Reply #7 on: 06 Apr , 2017, 13:17 »
You can see the starboard opening under the letter 'n' in 'Typhone 2' on Tore picture. It's the narrow half round black shape.

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Re: Conning tower holings
« Reply #8 on: 06 Apr , 2017, 23:29 »
Hi Simon,
it's very difficult to see the hole that you mean on Tore's image: see the photos below: which is the hoel, and which is its function?
There was also a notch to make room to this hole on wave deflector ?
Thanks in advance for reply.
Filippo