Conning Tower

A conning tower is a raised platform on a ship or submarine, often armored, from which an officer can conn the vessel, i.e., give directions to the helmsman. It is usually located as high on the ship as practical, to give the conning team good visibility of the entirety of their ship itself and of ocean conditions and other vessels.

The verb “conn” probably stems from the verb “conduct” rather from another plausible precedent, the verb “control”.

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... The conning tower of a submarine was a small watertight compartment within its sail (or fin in British usage) equipped with instruments and controls and from which the periscopes were used ... in the Virginia-class—it became unnecessary to raise the conning station above the main pressure hull ... The additional conning tower pressure hull was eliminated and its functions were added to the command and control center ...
Convoy SC 94 - Attack of 6 August
... guns to engage, but her.50-calibre machine guns shot up the submarine's deck and conning tower ... The destroyer was unable to ram U-210 until the rear 4.7-inch gun hit the conning tower, killing the entire bridge crew and the.50-caliber machine guns were able to silence the flak gun ... was able to take advantage of this and rammed U-210 abaft the conning tower whilst she was diving ...
Salmon Class Submarine - Design
... for the forward engine room and crew's quarters, the shape of the horizontal conning tower cylinder, and, most significantly, the closure of the main induction valve ... Larger than the design of the Porpoise-class, the conning tower installed by Electric Boat had two concave spherical ends, The Portsmouth design had a concave end aft and a convex one forward ... Mare Island ran into production difficulties with their conning towers, discovering cracks that caused the cylinder to fail the required pressure test ...
HMS Kempenfelt (I18) - Service - Wartime Service and Transfer
... guns shot up the submarine's deck and conning tower ... The destroyer was unable to ram U-210 until the rear 4.7-inch gun hit the conning tower, killing the entire bridge crew and the.50-caliber machine guns were ... Assiniboine was able to take advantage of this and rammed U-210 abaft the conning tower whilst she was diving ...

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