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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 11:30 am 
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Thanks James.

Dark brownish-greyish-blackish deck planking it is so.


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 2:25 pm 
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It occurs to me that an easy way to see what it looks like in practise would be to heavily dilute some Waxoyl in turpentine with terebine dryers (I have all of these) and paint it on to some timber to see what sort of impression it really gives.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:16 pm 
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That would be an interesting experiment James.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:13 am 
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A documentary about the loss of H.M.S. Royal Oak that I had not seen before:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2t4ptFB83g&t=60s


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:59 am 
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SovereignHobbies wrote:
It occurs to me that an easy way to see what it looks like in practise would be to heavily dilute some Waxoyl in turpentine with terebine dryers (I have all of these) and paint it on to some timber to see what sort of impression it really gives.


I posted this in the camouflage and coatings section relating to H.M.S. Royal Sovereign too. This is likely one of the best indications of deck colour to be found, unless there is a treasure trove of wartime colour film footage somewhere that remains undiscovered? It is a screenshot of footage from the Extra Features Section of the Imperial War Museum 'Know Your Own Navy' DVD. Well worth buying if you can find one as it is not currently listed on the IWM Website. I got mine on Ebay:

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View from the bridge of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign facing forward. It gives a good indication of the colour of the deck planking. A shame there is no date so we do not know if she was fresh from overhaul or if the deck had been recently treated or cleaned when the film was taken? Of interest too is that the anchor cables are stowed away entirely with the anchors held in place by the Blake Slips. They must have been expecting heavy seas, there was doubtless no shortage of those while on convoy escort duty.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:43 am 
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does not appear to be fresh from overhaul as can see stain marks on different areas of the deck as most likely would have a fresh coat of stain if just out of overhaul.


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Pretty sure that's just water given how it pools along the edges of the deck. I can't see any reason why a stain would be applied in such a random fashion.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:49 am 
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is not water that is causing what I am seeing.


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It is known that water makes wooden decks darker in tone. So on what basis are you making your claim that it's not water?

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stained straight lines where the anchor chains are located & or where the missing chains had been located. pools of water will not turn wood blue as pools not deep enough.


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I'm not talking about the anchor runs areas, but ok.

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being the deck is not flat but has a camber to it, the water will not stay in the anchor areas unless sitting in grooves caused by moving chain. remember that water usually flows down hill unless influenced by an external force like wind or the rolling\pitching of the ship.


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It appears the class had chequered steel plate for the anchor chain rubbing strips. I haven't found a photo to show H.M.S. Royal Sovereign specifically but H.M.S. Revenge clearly had them in 1940 as per photo below from the Imperial War Museum's online collection:

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Anchor chain rubbing strips clearly visible here as steel chequered plates.

HMS Royal Sovereign's bow again:

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American battleships had the same. rust from the old painted rubbing strips makes the strips look like faintly stained wood not metal.


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