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Wheel House

Wheel House
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The most striking feature of the wheelhouse is without doubt the main steering wheel, adorned with a huge ring and brass centre boss. Other items of interest include the brass binnacle which houses the compass, and the telegraph which was used to signal the engine room as to which direction and what speeds were required. Other items of interest include the main steam powered steering gear, which allowed the smaller wheel to be turned with ease, an early form of power steering. Two attractive voice tubes, one to the captains cabin, and the second to the engine room, also compliment the practical layout of the wheelhouse.

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