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Fire Control: The Brains Behind the Guns
March 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Battleship is a floating weapons platform, but the finest guns are of little use without the means to direct their
fire accurately at the target. Program presenters will discuss the various types of fire control equipment
(directors/optical range finders, radar, computers) and how main and secondary battery plotting rooms, fire control
tower, gun turrets, fire control directors and the combat information center operated to fight the ship effectively.
After a brief classroom presentation, participants will be off with small groups to examine the equipment and spaces
The program is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and limited to 32 participants. It is not appropriate for those who
have difficulty climbing narrow ladders or over knee-high hatches. Wear warm, comfortable, washable clothing,
sturdy, rubber-soled shoes and bring a camera! Registration and payment are due Thursday before the event.