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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Ship design / naval architecture
German term or phrase:Kartoffelraum
"Kartoffelraum Deck Railings & Platforms" - this is the only web match I can find. All I know is that the design of some types of modern freighters includes this and that some WW2 battleships (e.g. the Turpitz and Bismarck) had these. Is it REALLY just a storeroom for persihable foodstuffs - or could it be an informal term for the magazine (shells, explosives etc.)?
Explanation: Kartoffellagerung findet idR zusammen mit Eier/Frischgemüse im sog. Pluskühlraum (~ 6 °C) statt; der Begriff lebt aber noch auch als potato room/locker. Zur Info: auf "Bismarck" war ein Kartoffelraum Bbs. auf dem Batteriedeck bei Spant 108,3 in Abt. X. Definitiv kein Tarnname.
If you can wait a while you'll get a definite answer; need to access my archive first for warships. Probably though it's not a cover name, as ships do have such dedicated storage spaces and I know it by that name, like "Fleischraum".
I imagine the one you need is rather bigger than just a locker, but I haven't been able to find a definite term. I do imagine it to be a whole room in the case of e.g. aircraft carriers, where the amount of potatoes consumed surely exceeds the size of a locker...
Anyway, the abovementioned storeroom does appear once on the net:
Pearl Harbor survivor reunites with an old friend - The Honolulu ...
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7, 1941, laid his hands once again on the doorway to the ship's potato storeroom — part of a larger section of the ship hidden away on Waipi'o Peninsula. ... http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Dec/07/ln/FP6...
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