First World War - War in the Air

THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE COLD WAR 1945-1991

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Trials ship, HMS CUMBERLAND initiates her "Pre-wetting" system during testing in the Mediterranean. Pre-wetting was the method of using large numbers of water jets to spray the entire outer surface of the ship in preparation for encountering an area contaminated with radioactive 'fall-out'. The continual spray would not only make the surface wet, thereby preventing radioactive particles from sticking, but also wash them off. The ship is nearly obscured by spray.

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HMS CUMBERLAND initiates her "pre-wetting" system designed to remove radioactive fallout, during testing in the Mediterranean, September 1955.

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