The scene shows the Neptun Iowa shortly before a refueling by AO-22 USS Cimarron, also Neptun, but converted long before the new Neptun version in camouflage. You can see my older types of  radar antennas made of some plastic-gauze material.. While the Cimarron is wearing the measure 32/13T,  Iowa shows her unique  two-tone scheme of ocean-gray and dull-black in the Pacific at the beginning of 1944. Besides the usual additions of radar and mast-details I added some 40 mm Bofors to distinguish from the state of the Neptun version, which shows her as completed. Also there is a row of windows under a roof behind the armoured bridge on both sides.

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Thomas Schröder
Kiel , Germany  

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