Attack Center: Ship Control Station

Emergency Blow Activator

The emergency blow activator, or "chicken switch," is located at the ballast control panel in the submarine's attack center. Used as a last resort in emergency situations, it can be activated only by the chief of the watch. Throwing the switch immediately blasts large volumes of compressed air into all of a submarine's ballast tanks, bringing the boat to the surface as quickly as possible.

Ballast Control Panel
Attack Center Alarms
Conn Central Display Panel
Damage Control Bill
Emergency Blow Activator
Electronic Surveillance Receiver



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