Submarine Distilling Systems Navpers 16170, was originally written to acquaint crewmen with the mechanisms used to replenish the sub's supply of fresh water. These systems are important not only for providing water for cooking and drinking purposes, but because fresh water provides cooling for the Diesel engines, and serves as a vital agent for battery and steam boiler systems. This manual includes a description of how water is distilled, and discusses its use aboard the boat. It uses the Model S and Model X-1 systems as examples, detailing their operation, maintenance, and inspection.
Originally classified "Restricted", this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.