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Fox Division was responsible for operation and maintenance of the ship's fire control equipment.  That's gunfire, not fire-fire (which was the responsibility of the Damage Controlmen).  A system consisted of a fire control director (up on the superstructure), coupled with a radar room which also contained analog computer systems for fire control solutions.  The 8-inch turret battery was coupled to a director which was also connected to a large plotting room down in the bowels of the ship.   This room also contained a large switchboard which could change director control.


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First view of a main turret plotting room!



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