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Old 19th September 2018, 22:17
REL66 REL66 is offline
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Wheel Identification

Was looking for help with an ID for this wheel, story is, it came off the USS New York BB-34 before it was sunk. hhhmmmm
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Old 19th September 2018, 22:20
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Only marking on it is on the brass "C S"
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Old 21st September 2018, 18:09
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"New York" BB-34 was irradiated in Bikini Atoll nuclear bomb experiments. Does wheel glow in the dark?
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Old 22nd September 2018, 12:21
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Most American war built and post war built ships had steel steering wheels, very little wood was used on American vessels for a couple of reasons, mostly to do with eradicating combustible materials and also carpentry slowed down production. Any old wooden wheel would probably have a few initials scratched into it by various helmsmen during their night 'tricks' on the wheel
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Old 22nd September 2018, 13:55
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It's a bit strange that it is not brass bound. I have never seen a wooden wheel that size on a vessel that didn't have a brass surround. It would certainly need that reinforcing if it were to be subject to large forces. However if it is is for an emergency hydraulic steering system then it would be ok. However again if it were for emergency hydraulic steering it wouldn't need to be that big. There are millions of repro wheels around so not an easy decision. My leaning is that it is a copy.
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Old 22nd September 2018, 15:14
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"New York" BB-34 was commissioned in 1914. It's possible some archive photos of interior of wheelhouse survive so you might be able to make a comparison.
https://www.archives.gov/research/st...-format#photos
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Old 23rd September 2018, 21:38
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Bridge of the 'New York BB-34'
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