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Russian B-39 Foxtrot in Seattle - School of the Boat Photo
Series One: Forward Torpedo Room (Compartment No. 1)
Photo #121 shows one of the Main Vent Actuators. The ever present Soviet drip pan is secured under it. The small red item just to the left with a brass head is one of the compartment Freon Spray Nozzles. The hydraulic block at the top with a 1941 Chevrolet Stick Shift Lever is the Hydraulic Override for this actuator. If you need to activate the vent, and there is hydraulic pressure in the lines, no amount of "A" gangers on a 30" lever will be able to operate it. Pulling the arm to vertical disconnects the hydraulics and opens a bypass port between the two lines to the vent actuator. Just to the left and slightly below the bypass valve is one of the evidences of Sawzall's presence, a whacked pipe. Main STBD Pressure Ventilation Duct is horizontal across the bottom of the drip pan.

Series One - Fwd Torpedo Room Navigation:
113: Fwd Freon Fire Station, Port 114: Fwd Torp Rm, Port
115: Fwd Torp Rm, Ovhd 116: Fwd Torp Rm, Stbd
117: Fwd Torp Rm Racks, Stbd 118: Fwd Torp Rm Rack Area, Port
119: Fwd Torp Rm Rack Breech Doors 120: Fwd Torp Rm Aft Bulkhead
121: Fwd Torp Rm Main Vent Actuator 122: Fwd Torp Rm Aft Port Corner

Photos and text compiled by Dave Goodson, Chief of the Boat - Main Menu