1896 USS New York Sailors in colour!

Started Jul 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 1896 USS New York Sailors in colour!
In reply to PhotoRepair, Jul 29, 2013

On most any military base, the paint shop isn't called the paint shop. It's Corrosion Control. The Navy or Army wouldn't paint a gun carriage for appearance purposes; the paint would be there to protect it from deterioration. The gun carriages on a ship would be the same color as the ship so that the carriages would not stand out against the rest of the ship - a white or red gun carriage on a gray ship would be more visible to the enemy.  So you can expect the gun carriage was battleship gray like the rest of the ship.

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