CONFIDENTIAL REPORT 2G-9C
S93
     
 
FORMER GERMAN SUBMARINE TYPE IXC
 
 
 
 
FIRE FIGHTING
 
     
 
SUMMARY
 
     
          The fire extinguishers provided are fewer in number, and of smaller capacity than those provided for in U.S. Naval practice.  
          Fire fighting measures are correspondingly restricted in scope.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
July, 1946
 
 
 
 
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, PORTSMOUTH, N. H.
 
     
 
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9C-S93
     
  EQUIPMENT  
          Fire fighting equipment consists of:  
 
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6 kg (13.2-pound) hand fire extinguishers (1 foam type and 4 CO2 type); one in each compartment excluding the torpedo rooms and conning tower, with the foam type in the engine room.
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fire and wash deck line with hose and nozzle.  This line is served by the auxiliary trim and drain pump, and is provided with three hose couplings in the superstructure.
 
     
  INSTRUCTIONS  
          Fire fighting instructions call for use of the hand fire extinguishers if within the vessel; with the addition of the hose line if topside.  In case of a large fire, the oxygen bottles, starting air flasks and air banks are to be emptied.  Endangered electric equipment is to be secured.  The magazine, if endangered, is to be flooded.  If the fire cannot be extinguished, the compartment is to be evacuated and segregated from the rest of the vessel.  Preparations for abandoning ship are to be made, depending upon the circumstances.  
     
  COMMENT  
          The number and size of the extinguishers provided compare unfavorably with U.S. Naval practice.  The individual extinguishers are slightly smaller, the engine and maneuvering rooms together have only two instead of four extinguishers, and no extinguishers are provided for the torpedo rooms.  The measure of safety is, compartment for compartment, appreciably less than that provided on U.S. submarines.  
     
     
     
 
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