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Offline Paul Farace

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Who knows what this is???
« on: December 08, 2011, 07:01:28 PM »
If you have a fleet boat in your life, you need at least two...

What is it?  (and yes, it's in bad shape, but you'd be too if you were made in 1943 and had been sitting out in the weather for much of that time!  :'(

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Re: Who knows what this is???
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 01:58:57 AM »
Can't judge the scale.  Looks like a spin-on oil filter.  :)

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Re: Who knows what this is???
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 10:43:25 PM »
It's a rescue buoy float from a WWII fleet boat (one built in a private yard like either Electric Boat or Manitowoc)... it's about 13 inches in diam. and 20 in. long.

Made of cork and canvas with plastic skin... and not in the best shape after 70 years or so...   :-[
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Re: Who knows what this is???
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 12:28:43 PM »
Ho ould this have been used?
I am a fan of the batfish and the U-505 i have been interested in world war 2 since i was little my dad and his father and my dads fathers mother served in wars i am interested in the Submarine war of world war 2 and someday i want to be a marine archaeologist and or a world war 2 historian