MACHINERY ROOM - Far below !
S. S. OCEAN PHOENIX

Vern was looking toward the Port side of the ship on taking photo on Friday, April 15, 2010.
That means the Stern is to the left where the ships single propeller is.
He didn't know this until he spotted "STBD" in the image above. :)

GENERATOR
.....
One of two
Vern saw as he
descended the latter. There was a second one to the left, forward.
.....

The boilers were on his right.
.....

He met two of the crew members who worked this area. They were past Submariners.
.....

ALL THE CREW
MEMBERS WERE GOOD GUYS
 TO MEET.


...............................
MAIN
OPERATION STATION
.....
in the boiler room

The room is named "MACHINERY ROOM"
when the boilers, main controls and propulsion engines are in the same room.

Isn't this beautiful device?

To the left is plans of the ship, etched in a stainless steel
plate.





CUTTING LATHE

This one is fairly new, the original had to be replaced.

To the right is a chamber housing maybe a hundred
different pipe wrenches.

Vern talked to several crew members here. God they were wearing dirty clothes. :)

They were very happy.






WORK BENCH

Made entirely of steel.

It had to be, anything else would burn up when lighting up a torch.

You and see
the Port Boiler,
straight ahead.







SALT WATER CONVERTER

A 2nd one is to the right.

Osmoses is now used to convert
sea water to BOILER FEED WATER aboard Ocean Phoenix.

Actually, process is "Reverse Osmoses".
Wikipedia!





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