Thursday, December 30, 2010

Guage Clusters - USS Clamagore Submarine

Sometimes beauty comes in many forms and that is dependent on the viewer and in what frame of mind it occurs. Personally I find beauty in many facets of engineering, whether it be from a killer weld that was done to human perfection or in this case the gauges and instrument clusters of the USS Clamagore Submarine that was active for thirty years during the cold war.

Knowing that these instrument clusters were responsible for sustaining all the sailors lives deep beneath the seas and how dependent they were on them, gives a whole new take on the meaning of functionality.

If you have the chance, have a look at the USS Clamagore down in Charleson, SC at Patriots Point