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I am looking for the dimensions of the float nets carried in baskets on the back of US WWII battleships, and most important to me are the dimensions of the floats or bouys attached to the nets... any help would be greatly appreciated....

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This came from Jim Russell on modelwarships web.

"The float was made of cork (guess). Size of each float was appx 4" dia x 12" long. They were strung on a line, this assembly was called a float net. The assembly was stowed in a "float net basket". There were two sizes of basket, "shallow" used on DD's and "deep" used on CV's and BB's. A deep basket could stow 15 lines of floats."

 

L'Arsenal makes resin floats, WEM and GMM has baskets for BB's. I have the USS Missouri set from WEM and they are nice.

Sorry I don't have numbers for the size of the basket but I did take a picture of one on BB55 http://www.ipmsusa3.org/gallery/v/walkarounds/boatsandships/BB55/

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