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Offline Lance Dean

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What conning tower is this?
« on: July 15, 2010, 01:57:14 PM »
http://mqtmaritimemuseum.com/SilentServiceMemorial.html

Is this an actual submarine's conning tower?  Or is it something someone built?

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Re: What conning tower is this?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 03:02:32 PM »
Looks like a modified bathtub bridge with the covered portion of the bridge removed.

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Re: What conning tower is this?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 11:39:02 AM »
This is a 60% accurate plywood/fiberglass mockup built by vets as a memorial. There are other almost realistic mockups at Silversides.
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Re: What conning tower is this?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 04:01:53 PM »
Although I got the '120 plus days' warning, I'd love to have a source on how to reach the guys who fabricated it. Or, better yet, info on the more realistic ones you mentioned.
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