"battle stations" — and marineville disappears

drawing of Marineville Control in its lowered position

As soon as "Battle Stations" is sounded three dramatic operations begin which take Marineville to the safety of the underground emplacement.

First, the control tower descends on enormous hydraulic supports. The second stage sends the living quarters below ground. Thirdly, the military installations, power plant and parking bays sink.

Huge, steel-reinforced concrete roof doors seal Marineville from the outside world, protecting it from any attack.

Marineville map
magnifying glass over a globe Overview of the Marineville grounds
Background information on Marineville originally published in Stingray 1966 annual