One Eighteen, pilot with camera
Thanks to gCaptain for leading me to the Flickr pages of a Houston ship pilot who is also a fine photographer. Unfortunately he doesn’t aim his camera around the bridges much, excepting a few like this shot of a Turkish captain (is that a periscope in front of the helmsman?). But, wow, his marine sets are sure worth browsing (don’t miss his “Darwin Award”).
I don’t think it’s a periscope. It looks identical to a compass (with kero wick burning lights on either side) that I recently saw in a used parts store that came off a Russian ship. And how about that speaking tube? Nothing like manual backups!
Your both right! It is a periscope up to the magnetic compass that is located above the pilot house.
BTW thanks for the mention! -John