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  1. ULITHI

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    I like the slab-sided superstructure over the rounded ones.[/QUOTE]
    I agree. I wish the world could have saved a KGV class. The Prince of Wales is lying upside down, and that beautiful superstructure it now flat as a pancake. Sad....
     
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    Not Austria...Australia mate!
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    "The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-4) underway at sea during the later 1930s. [2560 x 1895]"

    Needs more Tonto.
     
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    "[1598x1227] Crowds welcome the return of HMS Starling and Captain FJ "Johnnie" Walker to Liverpool in Feb 1944. HMS Starling was the Royal Nay's most successful ASW vessel and Captain Walker the most successful ASW commander. Captain Walker would die at sea about 5 months later from overwork."

    A little Johnnie Walker is always in order.
     
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    "[2012Х1104] Japanese heavy cruiser Ashigara takes part in King George VI's Coronation Review of the Fleet with its largest variety of warships since 1911 (18 countries represented). May 20, 1937."
     
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    What is that at the end of the flight deck?
     
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    Ehhh why if you have the enemy under your gun? you give water, cigarettes and food and water. Right? A photo for the newspapers, I hope.
     
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    He was waiting for others to arrive...just guard him.
     
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    I don't know the official name and function but it was commonly referred to as "the fence", as in "when landing, if you miss the arresting wires, try not to hit the fence."
     
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    Hot pix.

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    "[5631 x 4219]USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) burning on 11 May 1945. USS Pasadena (CL-65) is on the left."
     
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    Continuation war...enemy above....watch the eyes....

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    It was a wind screen; there were two others on the forward part of the flight deck. These were featured on several of our earlier carriers. Intended to reduce wind over deck for safety reasons while handling aircraft.

    These were not the same as the crash barriers which came to be installed just forward of the arresting gear.to catch planes which missed the wires.
     
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    "[1754x1264] British battleship Erin uses a kite balloon to evaluate her smoke-screening abilities."
     
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    That is a wind batten.
     
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    "Close view of USS Iowa. Her sister ship Wisconsin and the cruisers Albany and Boston are following astern. 3 August 1957. [2856x2245]"
     
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    As others have replied, it is a wind barrier or wind fence.

    It was popular in the carrier navies prior to WW2, when many, if not all, carriers in the British, American, and Japanese navies had and used them. During the war, it's use fell by the wayside
     
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    Could it have anything to do with the sort of lift a bi-plane can create...with a good head wind?
     
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    "Northrop P-61B Black Widow 42-39715 at the Beijing Air and Space Museum in China. This aircraft was assigned to the 427th Night Fighter Sqaudron, which served in China in 1945, and was confiscated by Chinese Communists in Sichuan Province in exchange for letting American forces in the region go home."
     
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