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--Joe Buff, author of Crush Depth and Thunder in the Deep

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Wardroom -- -- (1) Officers’ messroom. Used also as a conference room, briefing room, reconstruction room, junior officers’ office, movie screening room and lounge. (2) The group of officers assigned to a ship.

Warshot -- -- A weapon that is intended to sink an enemy ship as opposed to an exercise shot.

Watch/Watchstation -- -- A six hour shift during which a group of men at their specific stations operate the ship. A watchstation is an individual’s assignment during the watch.

Watchsection -- -- A collection of watchstanders who run the submarine for a six hour shift.

Waterfall Display -- -- The display of the broadband sonar system, with sound data “falling” down the screen with time on the vertical and bearing on the horizontal part of the screen. A distant contact will appear as a bright vertical stripe on the screen. The display is divided into the three horizontal displays: the top is the long time plot, with a vertical width of 60 minutes; the middle displays 10 minutes; the bottom displays one to two minutes.

Water-Tight Door -- -- A very heavy sealed door in the water tight bulkhead between compartments.

Weapon Control Console -- -- Aft console of the firecontrol system used to lineup and program weapons and tubes.

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