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    As many commands as was received for both the port and starboard engines I figure there must have been a harbor pilot on board guiding the ship out of port
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    Imagine being in charge of controlling the speed of that thing and not being able to see what it's headed for.

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    Most WW11 battle ship steersmen were in a small compartment away from the bridge with no outside windows, they simply steered a compass bearing.
    This was certainly the case with HMAS Vixen and the steersman's compartment was no more than about 5' square.

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    Seems like most of those components would have to be externally lubricated, perhaps as the engine is running?



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