Interesting, valuable photos and drawings
. More like that would be welcomed by many of us.
As it would have been illegal not to have a stern
light on vessel
s like these, for both normal passage and also when towing, perhaps that photo without one was during build
before it was fitted? No draft marks either. The photo of 93 secured at Vospers (therefore probably before acceptance) shows the stern
light while the early type fire monitors
also show the date of the photo was early on.
I also note one drawing shows the breach hose connector
s aft of the cockpit
that indicate it to be of later than original build
. Similarly the cockpit
roof cleats have been re-positioned athwartships rather than the original two being fore-and-aft.
Considering their short operational life, it's surprising how many detail changes were made when all the available documentary evidence is studied! You'd think that after 60+ years all the answers would be known for sure by now!