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PostIcon Posted on: May 31 2011,12:35  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I have been comparing some of the drawings available for Arizona and have a question regarding the structure below the mainmast.  On the "official" drawings available from one of NARA's contractors, the area at the break in the deck (Frame 88) is labelled a vegetable locker with the surrounding area labelled "riverted plate".  Looking at the structure itself, it looks like there might have been a passageway between the veg locker and the bulkhead at Fr 88 but different drawings seem to indicate different things.  Does the locker structure continue up to the bulkhead or is there, in fact, a passageway there?   Also, on the foc'sle deck at the same point, it looks like the deck there actually provides an overhang to the area I mentioned above. Is this correct or am I looking at the drawings wrong?

Any direction would be appreciated as I am skeptical about the drawings because I noticed that there are two areas labelled "bolted plate" but pictures of the ship clearly show these areas are wood covered.  This puts doubt in my mind as to the accuracy of the drawings.  Thanks.


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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause, and yes Jim, there is a passageway there. The foc'sle deck does overhang the main deck in that area, and some drawings show the I-beams that support the overhang. The rivited plates and the bolted plates are under the teak decking and in both cases, after the wood is removed, workers could access the plates that provide access to the engine rooms. There is/was a series of access plates on each deck going down between the main deck and the engine space.
I hope that this info is not too late for your research / project. Sorry, I've been real busy over the past few years and not able to play with the other researchers . . .!   BUT, I'M BACK!!!


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