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03 Deck


The Conn is the location from which the maneuvering of the ship was overseen.  From this vantage point, the Captain or Officer of the Deck can pass orders down to the wheel house.  Originally this rectangular station was open with only a canvas covering to keep the sun off.  Later as the ships were upgrade the conn station was enclosed as seen in the picture below, the conn aboard LST 325.

On this deck one will also find 2 (two) 1000-watt incandescent Signal Searchlights; one each on the starboard and port sides of the 03 Level. The light was flashed in Morse Code (long & short light flashes) to communicate messages at long range, 6-8 miles on a clear day or night. A shutter system attached to a lever in front of the lens was used for this purpose.