The hull and the outer walls of the superstructure were steel, interior partitions were wood, along with the uppermost deckhouses and the decking itself on the upper levels (passenger areas were wood planked, crew only areas were wood with canvas over it)
The refit between 1946-47 was considered extensive enough by the Coast Guard to require bringing the vessel up to full current fire standards, but that proved impractical as the weight of all the new materials would have compromised stability, so they allowed a number of exemptions. Basically, the sprinkler system, installation of some fire block doors, and the stairwells had to have fireproof material added behind the paneling, but everything else was left as it was
IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. IMO's work supports the UN sustainable development goals.
I think we need to brace for impact. The price of everything is just going to go up. Shipping costs are going through the roof and all these distributors tried to get everything shipped before they have to pay the next round of higher shipping.
If you've been sitting watching your favorite cars go by in the ads, and you've been holding the money, now may be the time to pull the trigger. I think there is going to be a pre and post COVID priced economy. And I'm afraid we've only seen the start of it.
@gt_stig That sounds like a lot of hassle, I'll stick with this if it stays interesting.
I only started because the old Kinja Oppo really started dropping in content in that period between when G/O announced they were going to kill it and when they actually did, and I wanted to add something to help keep it going until we found a new platform. Didn't have a good car to post about, so did this.
@distraxi That's grim, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was based in truth. I had a neighbour who I discovered had served in the Arctic convoys, but sadly he passed away before I got the chance to ask him more about it.
It's amazing how many times ships change hands. Refitting one seems like an interesting way of spending part of your billions. I wonder if Bezos has ever considered an ocean liner instead of a space ship.
Running vessels is very very cut throat. It's a real play to win the monopoly for companies.