Torsk Work Weekend 11
October 1-3, 2004
This work weekend was a great success. We had quite a crew attending, and many things were accomplished on the boat to improve her condition. See below for a list of volunteers who attended, and a list of work accomplished.
Work Weekend 11 Pix
|Bruce Broseker, Gilbert Bohannon, Dave Thames, Mike Eacho, Frank Morgan, Larry “TorskDoc” Derouin, Art Mary, Bill Derouin, John Kill, Neil Bellenger. John Biesecker, Jon Krup, Al Becker, Richard “Guns” Mendelson, Cathy Steiner, Brian Flynn, Tim Calvert, Darrin Singer, ??? Singer, John Wynn, Chuck Emerson, Jen Emerson, Dave Bergstrom, Joe Katusich, Joe Roche, Tracey Hamilton, Ken Hottenstein, Kenny Hottenstein, Milt Smith, Alex Smith, Fred Polgardy, Al Freund, Roger Warden, Gregory Warden, Len Glendening, Pete Gunn, Harry Bryant, Tracey Johnstone, John J. Pettingell, Jackie Donaldson, Jim “Stash” Payton, Shirley Payton, Tom Innocente, Paul Bissey, Bill "Lanny" Lanahan, Mark Fischer, Greg Cotton, Nick Yokanovich|
1. Port, amidships tank tops - Chipped and wire brushed loose paint and rust spots along port side of tank tops. Area amidships is ready for primer and painting. Uncertain weather conditions prevented primer from being applied.
2. Starboard, amidships tank tops - Chipped and wire brushed loose paint and rust spots along starboard side of tank tops. Area amidships is ready for primer and painting. Uncertain weather conditions prevented primer from being applied.
3. Bridge port side, inside - Chipped and wire brushed the port inside of the bridge, then, painted it haze gray. Also cleaned and polished the brass fitting along the inside port side.
4. Bow Buoyancy Tank – Thoroughly washed down the bow buoyancy tank with a pressure washer to prepare it for preservation work. Found many holes rusted through the plating and several major cracks. Rain on Friday night prevented further work. Chipping, scraping, priming, and painting of the bow buoyancy tank needs to be made a priority.
5. Waterway under conning tower ladder - Chipped, wire brushed, and primed the waterway.
6. Drain Pump Priming Pump - Chipped and scraped paint from the drain pump priming pump located in Maneuvering in preparation for painting it.
7. Deck plates in FER - Tapped holes and reinstalled many missing deck plate screws. Many more are missing in both engine rooms and in pump room and motor room. Could not complete this task because we ran out of deck plate screws.
8. Lubricated the inboard exhaust valves for main engines #1, 2, 3 and 4.
9. Inboard FER main engine induction valve - The inboard induction valve in the FER was frozen closed. Disassembled the valve, cleaned up the linkages, opened the valve disk, reassembled, lubricated and cycled the valve several times.
10. Inboard AER main engine induction valve - The inboard induction valve in the AER was also frozen closed. Insufficient time remaining to disassemble, clean, and free it up. Deferred to a later date.
11. Main induction valve - Attempted to cycle the main induction valve and its gagging device. Both are frozen in place. Need to determine if there are any inspection ports from where the linkages can be soaked in WD-40.
12. All the watertight doors were lubricated and cycled. The following discrepancies were noted. Repair will be deferred to a later date.
· Forward Battery/Control Room watertight door - Center bearing grease fitting won’t take grease. Needs to be cleaned out and bearing re-lubricated.
· AER/Maneuvering watertight door - Grease fittings for center shaft missing. Need to install grease fittings and lubricate watertight door center shaft.
· Maneuvering/ATR watertight door - Grease fittings for center shaft missing. Need to install grease fittings and lubricate watertight door center shaft.
13. Watertight receptacle installed on the after side of the docent’s shack for topside work.
14. Installed electrical disconnect switch for the new battery rack in After Battery well.
15. UHF Mast Up/Down indication - Continued troubleshooting UHF mast Up/Down indication in Control Room. Found that the wires from the mast position switches had been disconnected in a junction box in Radio. Also discovered that the Down magnetic position switch is not being actuated by the magnet on the bottom of the mast. Left the wires to the position switches disconnected, but installed a jumper in the junction box so the Down position light is on.
16. 1MC/7MC - Continued repair work on 1MC/7MC. Replaced tubes in power amplifier B. Energized and tested the 1MC/7MC. Found the following problems:
17. Bridge area alarm contact makers - Reinsulated the wires for the Bridge collision, dive, and general alarm contact makers. Insulation had become very brittle and broken off.
18. 27MC - Continued repair and testing of 27MC units in Sonar, Wardroom, Plot, and Conning Tower. Units in Wardroom and Sonar are fully functional with the exception of indicating lamps. Units in Conning Tower and plot receive, but cannot transmit. Both these units have bad tubes. Currently there are no spares of required tubes. Conning Tower unit also has a bad push to talk switch. All four units need type 53 lamps. Ran out of spares so could not relamp.
19. 31MC (Escape Trunk MC) - Investigated condition of the 31MC circuit, the Escape Trunk communication circuit. The unit consists of a pressure-proof speaker in the trunk, send-receive units in the FTR and Conning Tower, an amplifier in FTR, and a battery box in FTR. The speaker, send-receive units, and amplifier appear to be in good condition. The amplifier is missing its three fuse holders. The press-to-talk switch in FTR is missing its handle. The batteries are badly corroded and need to be replaced. This system can be restored with only a little effort.
20. JA sound-powered phone circuit - Repaired or replaced and tested all sound-powered phones in the JA and XJA circuit. All phones tested sat. A number of problems were discovered with the growlers.
21. Replaced JA/XJA circuit phone jacks in CO stateroom. Also worked on growler in CO’s stateroom. Incoming works, but cannot growl other stations. Need parts, including pushbutton and transformer, to complete repairs.
22. Began repair of Officer’s Call circuit in CO stateroom.
23. Other IC Circuits - Identified other sound-powered phone circuits that need testing. These circuits include:
· 1JV - Maneuvering and Docking circuit (FTR, ?)
· 61JS - Sonar information circuit (Sonar, Fwd Battery, Conn, Plot)
24. Auxiliary IC Switchboard - Continued work on the Auxiliary IC Switchboard in Maneuvering. The switchboard On/Off switch had been removed at some point in the boat’s history and the switchboard had been left disconnected from its AC power source (FB-121). Could not located a replacement switch that would fit in the switch box, so temporarily hard-wired the Aux IC switchboard to FB-121 at the On/Off switch box. Need to locate a switch that will fit in the switch box and install it. Defer until switch can be found during strip ship trip.
25. Engine Order Control circuit (3MB) - Powered up and tested the Engine Order Control circuit between Maneuvering and FER and AER. Most engine order lines worked properly. Some light bulbs were replaced. The following items need more testing and repair:
· FER Engine #1 and #2 Panels - All circuits work correctly.
· AER Engine #3 and #4 panels - The switches on the Engine Order Panel in AER were pop-riveted onto the switch shafts. These pop-rivets need to be removed, the holes for the switch handle fastening screw holes need to be tapped, and screws need to be reinstalled. There was not enough time to complete this work.
· Because the handles could not be removed from the AER Engine Order Panel, the lamps in this panel could not be checked.
· AER Engine #3 Panel - Start and Stop lights not working. Probably just needs bulbs replaced. Deferred until switch handles are repaired.
· AER Engine #4 Panel - Cut In lights not working. Probably just needs bulbs replaced. Deferred until switch handles are repaired.
· Maneuvering Engine #2 Control Panel - Stop light not working. Lamps replaced, still does not work. Requires further troubleshooting.
· Maneuvering Engine #3 Control Panel - Start and Stop lights not working. Lamps replaced, still do not work. Requires further troubleshooting.
26. Relamped Sonar consoles.
27. Cleaned plastic covers on all fluorescent light fixtures and relamped fixtures as needed.
28. Tested all vacuum tubes stored in boxes in After Battery well and Plot. Discarded bad tubes and packed unneeded tubes for sale. Continued updating vacuum tube inventory.
29. Disassembled and thoroughly cleaned the fuse panel for FB-122 distribution panel FDB-6B located on the port side of the control Room. Wire brushed and painted the inside of the box. Reinstalled the fuse panel. Wires to fuse panel need to be reconnected and FDB-6B needs to be reconnected to the FB-122 bus in panel FDB-6. FDB-6B powers several receptacles in the Control Room.
30. Installed the replacement covers that were manufactured by Frank Morgan onto the two FB-124 fuse panels in Maneuvering.
31. Replaced the damaged and missing ropework on the bow planes and stern planes handwheels.
32. Replaced the damaged and missing ropework on the Conning tower ladder.
33. Replaced the yellow nylon starboard forward topside tourist guide rope. The new guide rope has hooks on both ends making it easier to move when topside work is being done.
34. Repaired several other sections of the guide ropes.
35. Forward Torpedo Room - Vacuumed and cleaned the decks in FTR and Sonar Room.
36. Control Room - Vacuumed and mopped the deck and waterways in Control Room.
37. Crew’s Mess - Vacuumed and mopped the deck in Crew’s Mess.
38. Crew’s Berthing - Vacuumed and mopped the deck in Crew’s Berthing.
39. FER - Cleaned and polished bright work, cleaned surfaces, and other general cleaning.
40. AER - Cleaned and polished bright work, cleaned surfaces, and other general cleaning.
41. Maneuvering - Vacuumed and mopped the deck and waterways in Maneuvering.
42. Watertight Doors:
· Deep cleaned Forward Battery/Control Room watertight door in preparation for painting.
Deep cleaned Control
Room/After Battery watertight door in preparation for painting.
43. X.O.'s Cabin sink - Leak at hot water line flange fixed. HW line hooked back up and sink re-riveted.
44. Fluorescent light in the C.O.'s stateroom was overhauled with new ballast, wire harness, starter, and bulb.
45. Installed a water pressure regulator in the shore water line in ATR. It is set to approximately 20 pounds. It still needs a backflow preventer (check valve), and a different shutoff valve.
46. Crew’s Mess Coffee Urn - Coffee urn was placed into service and its first Torsk pot of coffee was made to the delight of the crew. However, the ship’s shore water pressure caused a few problems that made the coffee urn leak. Coffee urn was removed for some slight modifications to correct these problems.
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