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Old 23rd August 2019, 09:47
Pilot24 Pilot24 is offline
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1973 - Present
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Fish Class had single pull hatches on the main deck using the Velle derricks to open. There was a locking pin that could be placed in when the hatch was closed. There was one captain, E.T. Rees who was very sceptical about the security of these hatches.
As I remember Nos 1,2 and 5 tween decks were slabs and Nos 3&4 tween decks were single pull with four sections per hatch.
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