Over at Battleship Park east of Mobile, AL, is a submarine slowly being restored by volunteers. It is the USS Drum, a World War II diesel electric submarine that has been raised out of the water and placed in a cradle. Visitors can walk its decks and go through its interior. And what an interior it is. Here are a few photographs of the switches and dials and cranks and levers that made a submarine do what it does. Click on the images to make them larger.
The USS DRUM (SS-228) Submarine was launched May 12, 1941, by Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, and commissioned November 1, 1941.