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oldiron

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oil tanker detail
« on: March 07, 2008, 08:38:39 PM »

I've attached a couple of pictures of the bow cargo area of the Anglo American tanker "Seminole" taken in the last months of  WWII
Can some one please tell me what the two circled items are on the fore deck. I'm wondering if they're devices for slicing mine cables., although I think that is somewhat risking on a tanker.

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Re: oil tanker detail
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 08:41:06 PM »

I am sure they are paravanes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paravane_(weapon)
for cutting mine cables

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Re: oil tanker detail
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 08:58:23 PM »

yes they are ww2 paravanes  O0
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Re: oil tanker detail
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 09:29:05 PM »

Thanks very much for your assistance gentlemen. At least I know what it is I'm trying to put on a model.

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