Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] OK so this didn't work out so well
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
So, I’m pretty sure they are for river barge construction/re-construction.
River barges were treated very badly, with frequent groundings, collisions, and little maintenance. They frequently sank, and got dragged around re-floating them. I can see the potential utility of using long sheets to limit welding issues and potential leakage.
But this loading technique? Wow.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] OK so this didn't work out so well
I thought no, that’s not a USRA gon, but why the “didn’t work out so well?” Those steel (I assume) plates are not very thick, individually, and they were bundled together for shipping. They may have some residual non-straightness (words fail me today) but they are going to be made into something else where the flatness isn’t so critical.
Ah HA! Eric was listening!
Sometimes my messages go out with the sound of crickets chirping.