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Posted by Ray Bean on June 30, 2020, 9:02:24, in reply to "Practice loader
Typically in the open passageway between the midship and aft deck houses. It was angled roughly 45 degrees so the forward faced starboard. There was one on a Fletcher
Later Sumner & Gearing classes had a dual loading machine.
The Floating Drydock’s plan ebooks shows well. IIRC, Walkowiak (FD founder & prior owner) served on a Gearing & was intimately familiar with class.
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