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Re: Königsberg's colours
My first guess would be misidentification. Koenigsberg did not have a wood deck covering, but her two sisters did.
I have a copy of Koop & Schmolke’s book on German light cruisers. In most of the pictures of the ship I can see what must be linoleum on the decks, in what looks like large plates. But on p 96 there is a photo of turret Anton firing over the bow, and the deck looks to be planks. Were there different materials in different places?
Königsberg (not Koningsberg or Konigsberg, a cruiser with such a name never existed) was painted in the standard colours of the Reichsmarine: hull grey, superstructures light grey (both were very similar light greys). The decks had a linoleum cover, a very dark red brown.
"ö" and "o" are different letters. The alternative way to write "ö" is "oe", not "o".
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