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RE: decks?! hahaha!
Posted by: Will King ()
Date: November 29, 2000 08:22PM

Hello, Mr. Bruns.
I had hoped that you would reply. You seem to be the guy to turn to in all matters u-boat related, and maybe you could lend your opinion to the above discussion (hint, hint). Thanks a bunch.

As to the Type IX\'s, I have more about the VII\'s than IX, but I found these in a very common book: U-Boats in Action, by Squadron/Signal Publications. Although I have recently discovered some of the drawings to be innacurate, photos do not lie. On page 37, there are two abreviated photographs showing U-40 immediately before its first (and only) patrol. The black and white pics show a dark colored deck.

Another book of mine, Jane\'s War at Sea 1897 - 1997 shows on page 153 the commissioning of U-42. Again, clearly visible the dark colored deck. I had another copy of a photo of this same boat on the ways during its launching ceremony. I don\'t know where it came from, most likely the Buffalo, NY Central library War in the 20th Century stacks (which for those of you in Western New York - it is a prime source of some great out of print and rare u-boat books). But again, you guessed it.

I can mail photocopies of these pictures to you if you do not have these books to reference them. Let me know.

Best regards,
Will King

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Waterline and Under Will King 11/21/2000 12:41AM
RE: Waterline and Under Adam Dwyer 11/23/2000 01:08PM
RE: Waterline and Under Will King 11/25/2000 05:47PM
RE: Waterline and Under Jeff LaRue 11/25/2000 08:41PM
RE: Waterline and Under and Deck color Woody 11/27/2000 01:07PM
RE: Waterline and Under and Deck color Jeff LaRue 11/29/2000 05:23PM
RE: Waterline and Under and Deck color Rainer Bruns 12/01/2000 05:20PM
decks?! hahaha! Will King 11/28/2000 05:53PM
correction Will 11/28/2000 05:55PM
RE: decks?! hahaha! Jeff LaRue 11/29/2000 05:21PM
RE: decks?! hahaha! Rainer Bruns 11/29/2000 07:46PM
RE: decks?! hahaha! Will King 11/29/2000 08:22PM
RE: decks/boottop/antifouling Rainer Bruns 11/30/2000 02:55AM

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