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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I actually was on paint duty to paint the yellow band on the Brig Niagara - there were always work assignments when in port.
Hanging over the side - sometimes barely hanging on - and slapping on the paint, we barely kept the color within the strakes (is that the right term???). I can't imagine a crew painting - and it has to be done pretty often - carefully along a plank line without a strake as a border.
May be a factor in the choice of pattern.
Side note - the Brits used yellow, but in a letter, Jefferson descibes the band color used on US ships as "cream".
Man, those sweep ports are so good looking....great addition.
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