Bridge Equipment, Continued
Figure 11-3. Bridge of a destroyer, showing voice tube
in front of helmsman..
Steering Pumps: Most ships are equipped with a minimum of four
steering pumps located in the after steering room. The normal
configuration for running are pumps one and three or pumps two and
four. The pump units are run at 24-hour intervals and normally
switched on the midwatch. The controls for the steering pumps may be
located in the SCC. Figure 11-4 shows the port steering gear assembly.
11-4. Port steering gear.