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escape trunk

[ə′skāp ‚trəŋk]
(naval architecture)
An escape compartment in a submarine, designed to receive a rescue chamber or deep-submergence rescue vehicle.
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Seven days after the submarine went down, Norwegian divers finally opened a hatch to the escape trunk in the ship's ninth compartment, hoping to locate survivors, but found it flooded.
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To accompany summer escapists at their dream summer spots, the brand presents the Summer Escape Trunk.
Just forward and to the port side of the escape trunk (one of two tiny chambers from which seamen could exit the boat while it was submerged) is a yellow-painted hatch that covered the sub's emergency buoy, which would have been released to the surface in case of underwater emergency.
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He subsequently fell about 60 feet down an open escape trunk and had to be taken to a naval hospital for orthopedic and general surgery.
The escape trunk had flooded and there was no way out.
Then they moved into the forward torpedo room, above which sat the sub's tiny forward escape trunk.
Most Tridents' have missing or loose hardware for stanchions and safety netting used in the areas associated with the removed logistic escape trunk.
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Logistic escape trunks can be removed to allow for the onloading/offloading of larger items that may not necessarily be able to be moved otherwise, SSBNs specifically were built to stay at sea.