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That's for "new paint" aspect. This green quickly became worn and less bright but it wasn't a dark green. The red lead band above was used to "control" the degree of degradation for the paint visually from the near surface.
Thank you very much for the detailed description. I'm somewhat surprise, though, at the "brightness" of the green antifouling paint.
The thin white boot topping was added starting in June of 1899 and painted out from January of 1908.
Before I start work on my next ship modeling project, the French armored cruiser Dupuy de Lôme (Combrig 1/350, 1895), I'd like to ask those old salts out there what with color was the lower (submerged) hull painted? Either red or dark green, I would suspect, but does anyone know which one?
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