RADAR USE IN PEACE
Radar - Equipment
February 18, 1946
WAR-BORN RADAR TO PROTECT CHESAPEAKE BOATS
Baltimore, Feb. 18 -- Turning radar -- magic secret weapon of World War II -- to peacetime usefulness, Westinghouse Engineer Lynn Ulman checks receiver-indicator of the first major installation for use on a long distance passenger-carrying marine service.
Now being installed on the Old Bay Line's Baltimore-Norfolk night boat, City of Richmond, this unit will provide navigational assistance and anti-collision protection for from 100 yards to 32 miles of the ship.
Observations will be made in the disc-like viewer (top) of this receiver-indicator console located on the bridge. Water surfaces will be dark while any obstruction -- ship, buoy, shoreline, etc. -- will be indicated in a bright fluorescent pattern.
Ships will be shown graphically while shorelines will appear as on a map.
Original Caption by Science Service