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Old 05-02-2019, 02:30 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by Justaguyinnc View Post
And wow, Wolfpack is immersive to "me".. LOVE the sounds... splash, Although SH5 was buggy.. to walk around a whole Submarine was amazing to "me" and I wish WolfPack would open the other compartments (or at least the toilet we all see clipping behind the Hydrophone.. its already there and assume the other compartments are too..for the most part)
<WHICH COULD LEAD TO A CRITICAL NEW TOILET CREW ASSIGNMENT MOD, IMHO, FOR THAT 'IMMERSISVE EXPERIENCE'! WE'RE ALL AFTER! THE CLASSIC CASE IN POINT:
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There were only two heads (toilets), and because one of the heads was right next to the galley, the space was often used to store food. When it was, the toilet was unavailable, meaning the entire crew had to share the remaining toilet. (IN THE CASE OF IX U-505 NOW ON DISPLAY IN CHICAGO, A LARGE CAN IN THE ENGINE ROOM SERVED AS THE TOILET--- THE STENCH WAS HORRIFYING TO THE AMERICAN CAPTURE CREW)
UNDER PRESSURE
The plumbing on German subs of that era differed from American and British subs in one important respect: The German toilets discharged their contents directly into the sea, instead of in a holding tank. Not having such a tank saved precious space, but it came at a price. The toilets could only be used when the submarine was traveling on or near the ocean surface. When the submarine was submerged, the pressure outside the hull was too great for the toilets to be able to flush.
If nature called under such circumstances, crew members had to use buckets, tin cans, or whatever other containers they could get their hands on. They had to carefully store the contents of all those containers -don’t spill!- until the submarine surfaced, when they could be poured into the toilets and flushed, or taken topside and emptied into the sea. The U-1206 had a new-and-improved plumbing system. Unlike many subs in the fleet, it had high-pressure toilets that could be used at greater depths than the standard heads could. But the new system was very difficult to operate. The toilets came with complicated instructions manuals, and a few members of the crew had to be trained so that they could serve a toilet-flushing “specialists.”
Barely a week into the U-1206’s first patrol, Captain Karl Adolf Schlitt (who was commanding a sub for the first time), had to use the head while the sub was cruising at a depth of 200 feet, some eight miles off the coast of Scotland. Rather than request the assistance of the toilet specialist, Schlitt tried to follow the instructions in the manual to flush the toilet himself. Something went wrong -and when Schlitt asked the toilet specialist for help, something went wrong again. The specialist opened the outside valve -the one that opened to the sea- while the inside valve was open, causing a torrent of water to flood into the sub. THE 'MIXED SALT WATER, ****, AND BATTERIES CREATED CHLORINE GAS AND THE BOAT WAS LOST
https://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/The-Toilet-that-Sank-the-U-1206/

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