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Damage Control Question

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 pm
by RobertsonN
On p. 61 of The Littorio Class by Bagnasco and de Toro there appears:

'Each zone [of seven] was connected directly by telephone to the two damage control (or floatation centres): the main centre at frame 144 ... and the secondary centre located near the after propulsion spaces. The damage control centres were able to activate the closure of the watertight doors, flooding of the magazines, and in the event of flooding due to a hull breach, to activate the transverse and longitudinal pumping and balancing systems. All of the operations were controlled remotely via hydraulic circuits that were connected to three Calzoni hydrodynamic control stations, two forward and one aft, whose control panels were located in the damage control centres.'

Does anyone know if such remote damage control systems were common in ships of this era?

Neil Robertson

Re: Damage Control Question

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:11 pm
by dunmunro
RobertsonN wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:04 pm
On p. 61 of The Littorio Class by Bagnasco and de Toro there appears:

'Each zone [of seven] was connected directly by telephone to the two damage control (or floatation centres): the main centre at frame 144 ... and the secondary centre located near the after propulsion spaces. The damage control centres were able to activate the closure of the watertight doors, flooding of the magazines, and in the event of flooding due to a hull breach, to activate the transverse and longitudinal pumping and balancing systems. All of the operations were controlled remotely via hydraulic circuits that were connected to three Calzoni hydrodynamic control stations, two forward and one aft, whose control panels were located in the damage control centres.'

Does anyone know if such remote damage control systems were common in ships of this era?

Neil Robertson

On PoW there was a damage control station and telephone exchange located in the citadel just abaft B turret barbette. I don't know what remote control functions it might have had.

Re: Damage Control Question

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:43 pm
by OpanaPointer
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