|USS Pensacola's engineers (center and right) talk to one of Pensacola's line officers (at left)|
|Attempting to cold crank the boiler|
In their history The Steam Navy of the United States, authors Frank Marion Bennett and Robert Weir published a series of cartoons of the engineering department aboard the steam sloop-of-war USS Pensacola during the Civil War. Like any good editorial cartoon, the images were meant to both entertain and enlighten about the plight of its subject.
|"Going On Watch, Coming Off Watch"|
|Operating the water pump to the boiler|
|"A Little Oil"|
|"Smuggling the oil"|