MARINE RADAR INSTALLATION
Radar - Equipment
February 18, 1946
FIRST MAJOR COMMERCIAL MARINE RADAR INSTALLATION BEGUN
Baltimore, Feb. 18 -- Westinghouse engineers Coleman London, left, and Herman Chyba mount antenna for laboratory tests of marine radar equipment for the Old Baqy Line's Baltimore-Norfolk night boat, City of Richmond.
The unit, to go into service shortly, will provide navigational assistance and anti-collision protection in darkness, fog and all other varieties of bad weather for from 100 yards to 32 miles of the ship. Antenna -- narrow open-front assembly -- will rotate under mushroon-like [sic] protective cover atop this 5-1/2-foot pedestal located on wheelhouse roof.
Widely used by the military services during World War II, this is the first major radar installation on a "long distance passenger-carrying marine service", according to C. J. Burnside, manager of the Westinghouse Industrial Electronics Division here which designed and built the equipment.
Original Caption by Science Service