When you enter the hangar deck from the Tower 1 gangway (bridge), turn right and go past the large steam accumulator pipes, commissioning bell, optical landing system (the concave mirror with lights on each side) and ship propeller. When you pass a speed bump-like rise in the floor (the original fire door tracks) just before the Avenger airplane, turn left and cross to the opposite side of the hangar deck. Enter through a “knee knocker,” a raised oval-shaped door (watch your step and your head!). You will then have two climb two flights on a steep narrow staircase, known as a Navy ladder. At the top of the staircase, step through a knee knocker and turn right immediately to cross another knee knocker into the CIC. The ready room is also through this way.