Deep down in the USS Lexington aircraft carrier you find the engine room.  With eight boilers and four steam turbines, it’s pretty crowded area. Back then, everything was all analog, including the gauges. This is one of two engine boards where things were monitored closely. With the size of the boilers and turbines, plus the close proximity of everything, I”m guessing it was probably loud and hot. Not a place most sailors think of when they set out to see the world.

 

Engine room on the USS Lexington

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