Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Friday, September 15, 2023

Friday Films: "Boilers and Their Operation" and "Deaerating Feed Tanks" (both 1955)

Getting ready to go to sea in the days before gas turbines in ships meant the snipes had to get up really early to light off the boilers to have enough steam for propelling the ship. Boiler Techs did not work in quiet air-conditioned spaces. But they often worked miracles.

1 comment:

  1. After watching the BT's come up from below when I was on the USS America in the Indian Ocean in summer. I felt blessed to be an ET. Choose your rate choose your fate.