USS Arizona ready for rigging
Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:21 AM
I'm sure it is accurate, but up until this year, I never knew they were red-topped.
What was the reasoning (Please don't say it was to give the Vals a great target to hit....I already thought of that.) behind it?
Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:33 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:28 PM
Forward turrets identfied the BB division (red was division 1, white was division 2, etc) and turret 4 identified the ship within the division. Red was for the flagship, white for #2, blue for #3. So since the Arizona was flagship of BatDiv One, the forwards were red for the division, #4 red for being the flagship. Pennsylvania was flagship of BatDiv Two; therefore she had white on turrets 1 & 2, and red on #4 as the flagship.
This post has been edited by Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy: 04 April 2012 - 07:37 PM
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