Chief Petty Officers' Mess
First Class Head
Female Berthing - during its final
tour of duty, only 5 crew women were berthed in this compartment and three
the upper bunks were empty
The Mackinaw has 3 sets of two,
2 cycle, Fairbanks Morse diesel engines. Each pair is in a separate, water
engine room. The 10 cylinder engines
were named by the crew. These two have the names "Jake" and "Elwood"
(from the Blues Brothers) painted
on them. The 1,750 horsepower engines generate electricity - the Mackinaw
electric motors to turn the shaft
Controls for Heeling and Trimming
- the Mackinaw's heeling system allowed water to be pumped between tanks
side of the vessel. If the Mackinaw
was stuck in heavy ice, the heeling system could "rock" the boat to help
free it. This
panel also controlled the flow of
water to and from trim tanks in the bow and stern.
Crew dining room
Portion of the spacious Captain's
Quarters which were located directly below the bridge, allowing him to
reach the command.
station in seconds. The final Captain
of the Mackinaw was Commander Joseph C. McGuiness.
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