After Battery Compartment

Named for the second of the two electric storage battery wells below the deck, this is the largest compartment aboard the submarine. It houses the all-electric galley where cooks fed the 100-man crew.


The After Battery Compartment includes 3 main areas:
Crew Berthing Area
Crew Mess Area
Crew Galley



For showering, the procedure was to quickly wet yourself thoroughly and then turn off the water. After you had soaped and scrubbed yourself, the water was again turned on for a few moments to rinse away the soap.

Crewman taking a shower

Freshwater showers were a luxury enjoyed by U.S. submarine sailors that were not available aboard most other nation's submarines during WW-II.

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