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Title: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: U-33 on April 09, 2015, 08:47:47 AM
Does anybody know the correct name for the voice tube support on an X craft...is it called an 'Hazlett Rail' or a Hezlett Rail?



Title: Re: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: jaymac on April 09, 2015, 09:55:30 AM
Hezlet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Hezlet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Hezlet)
Title: Re: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: U-33 on April 09, 2015, 10:08:09 AM
What a man you are, J...I couldn't find that, my google search must be on another planet. Hezlet rail it will be...many thanks for that, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: tigertiger on April 09, 2015, 10:28:48 AM
Am I guessing, but I thought the Hezlet Rail was not a voice tube but used to keep sailors on board.
 Maybe worth a discussion, from those who know a bit more..
Title: Re: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: U-33 on April 09, 2015, 10:39:14 AM
As far as I know, the Hezlett rail was used by the Captain to hang onto when the craft was running on the surface, but it also had a voice tube attached to it to allow for steering and other commands to be passed down to the crew below.
Title: Re: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 09, 2015, 10:49:30 AM
 
Mk III voice thingy.
Title: Re: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: jaymac on April 09, 2015, 12:55:32 PM
What a man you are, J...I couldn't find that, my google search must be on another planet. Hezlet rail it will be...many thanks for that, much appreciated.

Never came up right away Rich   hezlett threw up this and the brief mention in the link only used one T Aha! wouldn't think a Drop of T(ea) would make such a difference
Jay
 
hezlettt rail x submarine gives this https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hezlett+rail+x+submarine&gws_rd=cr,ssl&ei=umYmVazbJ43eaJ-GgZgF (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hezlett+rail+x+submarine&gws_rd=cr,ssl&ei=umYmVazbJ43eaJ-GgZgF)
 
hezlet rail x submarine  gave the this
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hezlet+rail+x+submarine&gws_rd=cr,ssl&ei=WWgmVY2XE8bTaODpgPAM (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hezlet+rail+x+submarine&gws_rd=cr,ssl&ei=WWgmVY2XE8bTaODpgPAM)
Title: Re: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: U-33 on April 10, 2015, 09:52:47 AM
Thanks for that, Jay...I did some digging around as well, so Hezlett rail it is.


George volunteered to show how the Hezlett Rail is used (third attempt at making the damn thing) the voice tube is a small conical affair which fits on the end of the pipe, shown in the pics as a white pipe. I still have to fit that, that'll come after painting is done.
Title: Re: Voice tube...correct name?
Post by: jaymac on April 10, 2015, 07:17:43 PM
 Rich reason Hezletts name  rang a bell to me was it cropped up in the masterpiece ''One of our Submarines ' by  Edward Young first  reserve officer to command a warship/Sub    STORM.  He mentions Hezlett and that he was one of the Subs that towed the midgets up for the attack on Tirpitz. Well worth a read from yachtsman to commander