JefftyToo wrote:Thanks, Paul. Yeah, if you mean those big, ugly, round-cornered raised rectangular thingies, don't worry, they're history—when I get around to it. I can't help but wonder what they are, or what they're meant to be, since I've never seen these things on photos that I can remember. Do you s'pose they were somehow on the original plans of the first, class-namesake Gato (SS-212)? I'm thinking maybe they were some kind of postwar mod on some boat that the German Revell researchers/developers ran across on a photo somewhere. Who knows. (Anyone?)
If it helps, I did a look through Floating Drydock's plan book (Gato/Balao class Submarine of World War Two) and didn't see anything that looked like those odd things.