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> Our Own Little World, Tour of the USCG Breaker Healy
post Jun 20 2005, 04:54 PM
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Friday 6/17/05 #1
Our Own Little World

Even though today was another day without much movement, we still had a lot to occupy our time. The main event today was taking a more detailed tour of the ship, particularly the mechanical, engineering, and power generating parts of the ship. Seeing all the different parts of the ship definitely gives you the realization that the Healy is definitely like a self-sustaining town unto itself. Again, for describing this part of the day, it is a story best told through pictures:

Thinking to Myself While in the Bow: “How Thick is the Hull Again?!:)”
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John, one of the USCG engineers, gives members of the science party a tour of the ship. Here we are in the inside of the bow of the ship

Power Can Be a Good Thing
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A couple of the many generators that help provide power to the ship

Tight Squeeze
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The tips of my shoes at the bottom of the picture can give an idea of scale. This is one of the narrow hatches we had to climb down during our tour of the ship.

Um, I Think You Need to Face Forward, Gregsmile.gif
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Greg Cutter (Old Dominion University) checking out the equipment in the workout room we passed through during the tour.

I Glad I’m Not Afraid (mostly) of Heights!
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A picture of another type of hatch we had to climb through…After climbing some pretty tall ladders.

Learning Something New
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John explaining how the bow thrusters work. The bow thrusters basically force water out of the ship in one direction or the other to help move the ship is a desired direction.

That’s a Big Pipe!
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Picture of one of the bow thruster pipes

“Hellooooooo Down There”
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Guillaume St-Onge climbing up to one of the hatches during the tour

Can’t Touch This!
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Orange cables indicate high voltage. What is the voltage? Try 6600volts!

It’s a Good Thing There’s Such a Thing as Transformers
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With such high voltages, transformers are needed to get the voltage down to a useable level.

That Must Be One Big Propeller
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A picture of one of two propeller shafts

Don’t Touch the Controls!
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Brian Meeks (Kent State) shown in a picture next to the rudder steering controls
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