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Posted by Ron Smith on February 8, 2020, 7:31:20, in reply to "another factor
CA and WV hulls were not badly oil stained, that's what color 5-D is supposed to be. The films and photos (B&W and color) of their raising show a line of scunge but the almost black color is the 5-D they had on their hulls when sunk.
WV has other colors in different areas of her upperworks but her hull was 5-D.
California's weather deck was under water at high tide. This might have been why her wooden weather deck was "stained." Her weather deck was under a great amount of bunker oil that drifted upon her from Arizona, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.
The vertical hull was definitely stained by this oil. See the phots of Cal right after the ship had been raised.
As for the "light-colored" planking in the deck phots---exactly, this is not definitive, the decks could be reflecting light.
I am very curious to see a phot which might indicate Tennessee's weather deck was painted. Of the tree "suspects," she was the only one which did not get her weather deck soaked in heavy oil.
- Re: Nope - Jon Warneke February 9, 2020, 12:01:34
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