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Around the Boat -  Missile Compartment

These picture were taken in  Missile Compartment of the Key at various times in her life.  The pictures are thumbnails so click on them for full size image.  Upper Level consists of 16 tubes with one access hatch for missile maintenance.  Middle Level Missile consisted of 16 missile tubes with two access hatches into each tube for maintenance work on the missile second stage engine area.  Also located in middle level were the Launch Operations Station (LOS), ELT Shack, Medical Shack, Supply Shack, Weapons Berthing Area, and Head.  Lower Level consisted of 16 tubes with an access hatch to the fist stage engine, missile ejection generators, and a big cold bilge area.  It was also storage area for large sugar and coffee cans, potatoes and tdu weights.

Upper Level Missile

middle level to ops

Launcher

Bluenose 1970 - weapons guys in middle level missile

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Launcher

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Missile berthing area

Launcher at x-mas

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Launcher

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Missile slot machine

Middle Level Forward

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Barber Shop

Middle Level - port side

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Launcher

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Topside missile tube

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Flooded tube

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Lower Level Missile

 
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Open missile tube

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View from the bottom of a closed tube 8

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Lower Level Missile

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Launcher

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Launcher

Bluenose 1970

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Missile compartment berthing - 3 man racks

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Slot machine in middle level until 1972.

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Upper level missile starboard side 1985