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Re: Type-IXc Sea Strainer Valve
Posted by: Miami-Lou ()
Date: May 04, 2013 05:35PM

Wow! So it was not a valve, but a cover. It seems to me that would be tough to replace with water rushing in, unless the sea strainer cover was attached to the pipe like the lid on a mason jar (it's what comes to mind). It could have been a fatal endeavor had sea water mixed with battery acid producing chlorine gas. But perhaps the water did not rise above the bottom border of the control room hatch.

I am am anxious to visit Chicago to tour the U-505. The tours are probably structured and therefore breif for someone like me interested in the mechanics of the boat. I will read all the material I can get my hands on before I visit.

Thank you so much for your answer.

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Type-IXc Sea Strainer Valve Miami-Lou 05/02/2013 06:12AM
Re: Type-IXc Sea Strainer Valve SnakeDoc 05/02/2013 10:19AM
Re: Type-IXc Sea Strainer Valve Miami-Lou 05/04/2013 05:35PM
Re: Type-IXc Sea Strainer Valve SnakeDoc 05/04/2013 07:07PM


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