Wooden Ships Why Did WWII Vintage War Ships Have Wooden Decks?

Why did WWII vintage war ships have wooden decks? - wooden ships

I know that modern warships some sort of metallic coatings, such as steel, but why World War II vessels, as teak decks? The first thought, one might think that traction on a wet platform, but most modern cars have steel covers and you need good traction. This is a question of curiosity.


eshiu said...

U.S. aircraft carriers had decks, has been run for more aircraft and the Japanese, but very easily done. The British used steel bridges, and was much stronger, but not built, as were many warships. The British were so close to Europe already in the air in the country launched based foundations. The United States, small escort carriers in the Atlantic for the fight against U-boats, but covered with wood. Most of the boats used to deck surface. If the U.S. steel bridges for the company that saved more lives, but the bike is not much quality in those days.

By the way, I forgot the most important point in time of war, the lack of metal and wood was much easier to produce. In this investigation, the United States asking for donations for the recycling of all products made of metal for the war effort. This is the main reason.

threeshe... said...

The U.S. Navy is an organization of tradition. The main reason of teak (or wooden bridges, etc.) in the surface combatants of the United States, the tradition. It was in the second half of the 19th Century iron hull ships iron casing was found a few drawbacks.

A disadvantage is that the iron bridges were very slippery. Although sand has been on wooden decks during the fighting against slipping when the bridge was seawater, rainwater will be used wet or blood, has sand do not make much difference, or worse iron-chrome covers. At that time there were no special adhesives and coatings, used on modern ships. (non-adhesion, such as bridges, aircraft carriers)

Another danger was covered with iron muzzle-loaded mid-19th Century surface combatants, still in use and loaded some guns and cap pistols. There was a risk of electric shock with a metal roof are connected. At least one ship was severely damaged by an explosion in a canyon. He made the static discharge

Another complaint was that the iron-dEck was very hot, as far as the mid-deck (was close) below the deck or mast unbearable.

That's all, secured by a thick layer of wood, teak, usually by their resistance to decay to the iron bridge, or a portion of the plate. The U.S. Navy maintains the tradition of almost 80 years, with the last four warships, the last boat load of teak decks.

Teak is cleaned with a piece of sandstone called 'Holystone' for the position of the scrubber in the knees.

big H said...

how to build the old ships, fixed and bent wood decks, the newer ships and soldiers do not need to flex

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