: While I have seen many still images of tan
: decks (and on many different carriers
: besides CVN-65) this is the first motion
: footage of it I have ever encountered, and
: also the first time I have ever gotten to
: see a closeup view. Most still images are
: shot from distance...see for example the top
: 2 pics of 1961 builder's trials on this
: I was struck by how--on my monitor at
: least--the deck retained a mild brownish
: color even at the close up view starting
: about 3 minutes in. I agree it also has a
: "gray component" to it as well.
: But, for me, the fact that I can still make
: out any kind of tan-brown element even that
: close surprised me, and leads me to think
: the color might be more "integral"
: than I had previously considered.
: A long time back, someone asked about the
: color to paint AEGIS arrays, and the
: discussion provided that they were indeed
: gray, but in certain light they can appear a
: light brownish-tanish due to the material
: they are made from. That bears out if you
: go off and look at enough images of them.
: Perhaps that is what is happening here?
: From this video, it looks to me like the
: nonskid they used has a tan color.
: Certainly there are enough pics showing
: CVN-65 in her earliest days (trials, and
: first years of operation) with consistently
: tan looking decks. Ray has concluded that
: they were at least tan while on builder's
: trials. I found over on Navsource a photo
: of Carl Vinson undergoing deck work in a
: yard. The photo showed nonskid being
: applied, and it was gray there, but as tan
: as could be where it had not yet been
: Who knows? The topic continues to interest
: me, and this video just added one more
: component to the collection of material I
: have come across over time. As I wrote
: above, I do also see grayishness close up
: (and all monitors are different to boot.)
: So, your conclusion is fine with me.
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: Was scrolling through YouTube offerings and
: found myself presented with this:
: It is a 10 minute video (no sound) a good
: half or better of which shows the tan deck,
: including a closeup from the catwalk (about
: 3 minutes in.)
: I got offered a video a few days ago with a
: tan deck on CV-59, but when I played the
: actual video it had no tan deck footage.
: This one certainly does! I had always
: thought photos of it were either optical
: illusions from sun, or perhaps it was
: unfinished decking. This looks otherwise.
: "I'm a believer" now.