Historic hydraulics: Restoring WWII submarine with a RexPak hydraulic power unit

The Challenge: Provide more efficient and easy-to-operate solution for supplying hydraulic power to various systems such as periscope and torpedo doors on historic World War II-era submarine U.S.S. Pampanito, a museum ship berthed at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Read the full article.

USS Pampanito

During 2013, volunteer Charlie Butcher, Master Chief (Ret), lead a project to acquire and install an auxiliary hydraulic pump that does not need high pressure air. The goal was to be able to operate the hydraulics without high pressure air, and without any permanent changes to the boat. Please click here for the full article.

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