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Tomorrow marks the End of WWII September 2

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4 hours ago, Artie said:

Pete, I believe they made the correct decision. Always have.

I suspect those who want to revise History rarely have either made it or experienced it.  I bet only a small minority of our population truly "remember Pearl Harbor".  Shucks, probably less than half even know what "9/11" was.  Maybe that's a good thing:  move one, don't stare at the wake of the boat.

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12 hours ago, FlGatorwood said:

 Did you notice that it had a wooden deck?  Only sailors would notice such things.  

  LOL

That deck is teak, and I've often wondered how many acres of trees were cut down just for Big Mo and her sister ships. Also, did they use Thompson's Water Seal on it? :lol:

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Those teak decks were a full 2" thick. Some WWII ships' teak decks were painted blue/gray for camouflage purposes. Most often they received a Holystone treatment and, some were then lacquered. I'd bet the Big Mo's decks were polished to a high shine for the surrender ceremonies.

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