Spindrift: Part Two: Chapter FiveChapter Five: A Deck Beneath My FeetSpindrift: Part Two: Chapter Five by Alveric2
A couple of hours later, I stepped onto the Crockett’s bridge. Like many smaller ships, hers was an ‘open’ bridge. A fifteen meter diameter semi-circle of glassteel panels is all that separated us from space. It was a magnificent view, but one that would be often useless in actual combat, which is why each panel also doubled as a viewing screen.
Front and center was the helm and engineering stations. Behind and to port was the weapons station. Front and starboard was the captain’s chair and behind that the holoscreens for the navigation charts. The captain’s seat was nondescript, plain wood. It didn’t look very comfortable, none that I have ever seen did.
“Captain on the bridge!” Vennick saluted, the rest looked at me expectantly. Ransome sat at her post, hands on her lap, making no attempt to suppress a smile. At the helm stood the stee