|Manual-to-hydraulic is the only
steering here via the telemotor steering stand. Telemotor is the "master
cylinder" of the hydraulic system, which converts mechanical motion to flow of
hydraulic fluid. This the only telemotor steering location.
The steering stands in the Conning Tower and the Bridge are connected by rods to the telemotor steering stand in Central Station.
The mechanical helming from the Bridge and Coning Tower could be bypassed and the steering done from Central Station.
In Central Station, all helm control is converted to hydraulic power, which is sent 220 feet aft through two lines to the Steering Engine Room. Here the hydraulic force operates a mechanical system to control the valves on a two-piston steam engine. It is the steam engine that turns an overhead shaft, which is connected to the rudder.