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Marineville is the headquarters of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol.

Ten miles inland on America's western seaboard, Marineville is a completely self-contained town built to withstand aerial attack, so most of its surface installations are capable of descending into underground silos when 'Battle Stations' is sounded. In addition to a network of missile silos and underground aircraft hangars, it has an extensive subterranean dock complex.

Linked to the Pacific by a ten-mile-long tunnel, Marineville provides maintenance and launch facilities for the WASP's fleet of submarine craft, including its newest and most effective strike vessel, Stingray. Military personnel live on-site in underground barracks or apartments. Some civilian workers live on-site, and a few commute in from the surrounding area.

Facilities

  • Jailblock
  • Satellite communications station
  • Guardhouses
  • Underground service loop road: links main installations, above and below ground level
  • Hydromic missiles: powered by liquid gas, the dyna-prop rota engines can achieve speeds of 25,000 m.p.h. and deliver a variety of warheads
  • Aquanauts' living accommodation
  • Hydromic missile for twin launch gantries: when 'Battle Stations' is sounded, the gantries swing into an upright position into readiness for missile launch
  • Watertight doors: allow pens to be drained, enabling maintenance work to be carried out on berthed submarines
  • Hydraulic clamp: raises Stingray above water level when the sub is on stand-by
  • Observation point and harbour master's office: for controlling submarine traffic in he underground harbour
  • Underground harbour: gives access to all pens from the launch tunnels
  • Filtered waste pipes: lead to underground sewage stations
  • Fire station
  • Staff car maintenance and control building
  • Underground hangars for WASP's Arrowhead Interceptor fleet
  • Administration building: incorporates conference rooms, offices, and facilities for visiting navy personnel
  • WASP training unit
  • Control tower: incorporates communications centre and computer room
  • Shopping mall and leisure centre
  • Sports centre
  • Air-base radar station
  • Hospital
  • Underground storage facilities: food concentrates and medical supplies enable base to operate in isolation for up to three years
  • Gatehouses
  • Air-crew stand-by lounges, social clubs, offices, and visiting pilots' accommodation block
  • Social services offices
  • Helicopter landing pad: provides direct access to the hospital A&E department
  • Air-base administration building
  • Hangar for WASP Spearhead bomber flee and helicopters
  • Air-base control building
  • Underground service loop road
  • Officers' accomoddation: also used by control tower staff, blocks have wifht flats, each with a garage
  • Meeting and function rooms
  • Social club
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Marine research laboratories
  • Power plant with control room
  • Water filtration, purification and disturbing pumping stations
  • Auxiliary solar energy power plant
  • Security video cameras: others at perimeter fence, checkpoints, and streets
  • Water inlet pipes: lead from coastal pumping station to flitration and purification plants and power station
  • Power conduits: connect coastal tidal turbines with power plant
  • Filtered waste pipes: lead to underground sewerage stations
  • Several tracking stations

Gallery

Sources

[1] http://www.grahambleathman.co.uk/images/Mcontrolmed.jpg

[2]http://lester.demon.nl/superm/stingray/mville-idx.html

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