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Old 2nd May 2013, 06:13
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A chap I was talking to is building a model of a Loch class frigate and asked me to ask SN members if they know or can recall what colour the decks were? If anyone can advise it would be greatly appreciated.
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A chap I was talking to is building a model of a Loch class frigate and asked me to ask SN members if they know or can recall what colour the decks were? If anyone can advise it would be greatly appreciated.
Stevo,

The Royal New Zealand Navy acquired no less than six Loch class Frigates from Britain after WW2 and all of these arrived in NZ with very little teak decking, if any. Certainly all the quarter decks were bare steel plating with a few grip treads and painted with that deep 'brownish red" ? paint that seemed to be a decking standard.

After all over 150 ships were built during WW2 and decking embellishments would have been way down the essentials list.
The original intention was to fit steam turbine propulsion but the turbines could not be produced as quickly as the frigates so twin screw reciprocating stem engines were fitted
As each NZ frigate was refitted and sent to serve on the eastern stations during the Korean war the opportunity was taken to slip into a Hong Kong or similar shipyard to obtain cheap fully teaked decks to smarten them up and no doubt improve overall living conditions on board.

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Old 2nd May 2013, 15:19
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Thank you SpongeBob
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Loch Killisport quarter deck and the rest of the ships upper decking was painted green in 1955/6
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Can you tell us which ship and what year as the RN did change its deck and hull colours at various times.
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