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Monster Zero's Photo! The Wing Root.

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Monster Zero's Photo! The Wing Root.
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, September 1, 2022 2:44 PM


        I did NOT post wrong! Look at that photo very well. Now, turn it so it is horizontal to your line of sight. What are you seeing. I will tell you what! What you will see if a ship has been at sea for a while and hard put because of the Weather! Yes, I have seen ships sides look like that! Mine was one. We left Liverpool in Summer didn't see the city again for two years, Weren't yarded once, When we Arrived in Calcutta we had to hire a firm to come out and Prime and Paint the portions of the hull where Bare steel was showing!

 Thankfully we were in Heavy Ballast(We had just come through the edge of a Typhoon!) There were even sheets of deckhouse Cream and Overhead white missing! They also painted below the Waterline at the Boot line. Because there were missing patches there too. We just tilted under Ballast to allow it. Then when done, We came alongside the refinery ship to onload more cargo. all 8 million Barrels of it. Light load this time Lube Oil instead of Heavy Crude. Gee! we looked purty! Heavy Crude because of it's makeup and it's weight!


  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, September 3, 2022 8:43 AM

What photo?

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, September 3, 2022 4:16 PM

Hi Missileman 2000:

        I don't seem to be able to find it. It was photos of a P-47 heavily weathered with a Black and Yellow Checkerboard Cowl. The wear areas around the wing roots were exceptionally weathered , down to the Metal!. Turned on it's side it reminded me of the Damage I seldom see on Models. Ships Sides after a very long while at sea are ruined. You know of course that Salt water is a terribly corrosive environment. Ships that have been at sea for a while look like The Peeled and Worn areas on the Wing roots. Right down to bare metal!


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