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not an IJN expert... but
but looked thro' Lacroix & Wells Japanese Cruisers, and found not a single word about deck coverings.
Will try to heck the Warship International series about the IJN cruisers, maybe there's something
Was there ever a time during World War II that the Japanese Navy stopped using Linoleum for deck covering in the destroyers and cruisers, or had previously installed linoleum removed as a fire hazard?
It has become nearly an article of faith to have brown painted decks meant to simulate linoleum deck coverage on IJN destroyers and cruisers and I would have no thought of doing anything else, but still I wonder was it still in use as strategic materials became a real problem for Japan from 1943 onward.
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