[Bell Historians] Ships Bells

Bickerton, Roderic (SELEX GALILEO, UK) Roderic.Bickerton at 0yMpBa11oWHcGjv7GHsu--wIsXuorC-nX6YMI0ryz83v3W4PJ121bJYi8aGHKSsMaGNlLBAZ4QYOvzW5wyQacMggWUJiDy_cOg0.yahoo.invalid
Mon Nov 10 08:21:59 GMT 2008

There must be someone more qualified than me to answer this one than me
The use of bells was for time calling.
Ships run a watch keeping system, to enable active manning thought 24
all the changes are geared to a number of strikes of the bell.
The navy is intensely traditional, even maintaining shore establishments
as if they were ships.
Submarines maintain watch keeping, so would have a bell.
Bells presumably became obsolete when vessels became so large and noisy
that the bell could not be heard below deck in much of the vessel, so
they are no more or less logical on a submarine than any large surface
They were never as far as I know used to signal land or other vessels.
Flags guns lights and horns are used for that.

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