of Crew's Berthing:
Berthing on the Lee was divided among
(1) Crew's Berthing: The majority of the crew slept in the
lower level operations compartment. It consisted of 4 aisles
running fore and aft, which was divided by one aisle that ran port to
starboard where the ladder to middle level ops was. Each aisle had
bunks stacked 3 high on either side. There were about 96 bunks in
this area, 2 showers, 4 sinks and 4 toilets. All is the
space of an averaged sized living room in most houses.
(2) Hanging Gardens: On
the after bulkhead, port side of the Torpedo Room was a group of bunks
mounted in a small compartment. It was called the Hanging Gardens,
because you had to climb a ladder to get into it. It had 12 bunks,
1 shower, 1 toilet and 1 sink. Most crews designated this space as
the First Class Quarters (Pay Grade E6).
(3) CPO Quarters: Also known as the Goat
Locker, because it's where the senior enlisted - Chief Petty Officers -
slept. It was located on the starboard side of the middle level
Operations compartment, across from the Wardroom and just aft of the
galley and food storage lockers. It had 12? bunks, 1 shower, 1
toilet and 1 sink. It also had a table that was occasionally used
for Qualification Boards.
(4) Officer's Quarters:
Known as Officer's Country, it was in the forward section of the Upper
Level Operations compartment, forward of the Diving Stand and Sonar
Shack. The Commanding Officer had his own stateroom. Other
officers shared quarters, with two to a stateroom. The officer's head
had 1 shower, 2 toilets and 1 sink.
(5) Other: there were a few bunks over the Torpedo tubes
and occasionally when needed, mattresses were spread between the
missile tubes during sea trails.