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Re: Was 1941 20B ever used?
In most of 1941 the wood decks weren't painted. The Battleship Mafia hated the idea. When the Camo Observation Experiments said the wood decks needed to be painted, an experiment was authorized just prior to the attack for two Battleships; USS TENNESSEE and NEVADA. Photos show they had the decks painted.
Destroyers always had painted decks. With the various experimental and Ms 1 camo schemes, if no 20B was available, the same paint as used on the vertical surfaces was authorized. But since it wasn't designed for decks, it would have worn quickly.
Not sure about the status of cruiser decks prior to the attack. But, many ships hurriedly applied paint after the attack.
Just wondering . Mr Raven said it was experimental. If it wasnít used what were the decks painted? Canít believe they go out of their way to paint hull and superstructure in preparation for war but leave the decks natural wood or metal.
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