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Eastbank, Buenos Aires

Eastbank, Buenos Aires

Gordon Bruce, app., scraping and preparing the starboard bridge wing varnished front and photographed by me on the port stage c. '53
Who was the nutter who designed a wooden fronted varnished bridge wing on a ship? They took days to scrape, sand and varnish and days to see them go grey again.

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I believe, and I could be wrong, that stainless steel is too expensive and required specialised welding techniques. It is used in some minehunting vessels, for its non magnetic properties. But an interesting quesion, I would love to hear other views and if a commercial ship has ever been built of ss.
 

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Chemical tankers that have stainless steel tanks cost a fortune to build .

Varnished wheelhosue fronts I think are an aesthetic thing and a folly of the owners ...who don't have to scrape and cover them again(MAD)
 

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