400HZ Motor Generator Room
Gearing class destroyer had a 400HZ motor generator room on the main deck that contained two motor generators and associated electrical switchboards to monitor and provide 400HZ power to the SQS-23 SONAR system. This space was typically manned by the ship's Electrician's Mates (EMs).
Aboard KENNEDY, the EMs setup this 400HZ room to also serve as their electrical repair shop and minor maintenance space while they were in-port. This allowed easy access for the storage and replacement of all lighting tubes, starters, and other minor electrical repairs.