CONFIDENTIAL REPORT 2G-21
S93
     
 
FORMER GERMAN SUBMARINE TYPE XXI
 
 
 
 
FIRE FIGHTING
 
     
 
SUMMARY
 
     
  GENERAL  
          Fire fighting equipment on this type of vessel has been increased to 8 CO2 extinguishers, distributed as follows:  
 
after room 1
maneuvering room 2
engine room 2
crew's quarters 1
control room 1
pump room -
conning tower -
forward quarters -
torpedo room 1
 
          They are the same 6 kg (13.3 lb.) units used on earlier types of vessel.  The deck wash line is retained for possible value on a fire topside.  
          Fire fighting instructions remain unchanged from those on 9C vessel.  
     
  COMMENT  
          While the number of extinguishers has been increased, the size of the vessel has also been increased.  While the number of extinguishers in the maneuvering and engine rooms now correspond to those which would have been provided under U.S. normal practice, three rooms are left without immediate means for fighting fire.  
     
 
July, 1946
 
 
 
 
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, PORTSMOUTH, N. H.
 
     
     

 


 

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