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David gray

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Type 42 hand rails
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:50:45 pm »

Dose anyone know if the sloping hand rail above the anchor on the front of the superstructure,  is actually a hand rail or is it some sort of conduit or just
Decoration , I have looked at many photos but can't find any close enough or clear enough  to tell
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Re: Type 42 hand rails
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 07:56:11 pm »

Looks a bit too far up to be a handrail, I presume you're talking about the tubes that angle downwards from the centreline of the ship from just below the bridge windows?   
Could it be part of the ship's "pre-wetting" system?  That's the spray system that's used to wash the ship down in the event of fall out contamination.
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Re: Type 42 hand rails
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 08:32:53 pm »

Yes it makes sense what you say  I agree
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Re: Type 42 hand rails
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 09:31:12 pm »

Hi David


Try these for help, I took the pictures when I served on board HMS Edinburgh for 8 hours.
Look for reply #283 on this link:


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,38863.msg409379.html#msg409379
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Re: Type 42 hand rails
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 10:08:36 pm »

Great photos shows so much more detail that shows that
 they are pipes and not hand rails
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Re: Type 42 hand rails
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 10:30:21 pm »

Awning rails :-)) 
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Re: Type 42 hand rails
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 08:22:28 am »

Awning rails :-))

Of course! you forget that the Royal Navy still gets to go somewhere hot, occasionally!
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Re: Type 42 hand rails
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 01:28:56 pm »

I was just about to say the same. These are also visible on the aft superstructure of WW1 dreadnoughts and it took me a while to figure out what they were. Once you look they are in all sorts of places!


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Re: Type 42 hand rails
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2018, 09:09:16 pm »

Well after all that , an awning rail  {-) 
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