I even talked to a guy who would go aboard USN ships stricken and slated to be scrapped to strip useable equipment for other museum ships. One of the things he noted was that there was a dedicated room with a huge sewing machine and table for making/repairing awnings on the Flagships.
I don't scan as many photos of ships with the awnings erected, because they mask details of the ships, but many times while at anchor, at least some awnings were erected. As can be seen in this photo.
: First, thanks for the photos (especially the
: Almirante Latorre).
: My question, the RN liked awnings and seem
: to have rigged them whenever they could
: (various books talk about their care and
: maintenance, and how to rig them properly
: and neatly). Did the USN also use them
: often ?