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Edinburgh-What's with the lumber?

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For whatever reason, it seems WG decided to provide the Edinburgh with quite a few board feet of dimensional lumber.  You can see it piled on either side of the ship in the flat tray-like deck areas as shown in the screenshot below.  I know damage control parties use wood wedges to stop up leaks, but this seems different.  Any ideas on why the lumber?

 

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There wasn't enough time to get all the life boats and rafts launched so I believe they put wood on the ships as extra flotation that sailors could grab onto if the ship sank to quickly. 

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A possible Easter Egg...  maybe look up on the Edinburgh or her sister ships to see..?

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Those are shoring planks for damage control.  All ships have them, just so happens it was customary for them to be stored near damage control stations or life boat stations.

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Ships had to carry raw materials for all sorts of things. I've been told a real life CV could literally build a couple new planes from its extra parts and materials.

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Those are shoring planks for damage control.  All ships have them, just so happens it was customary for them to be stored near damage control stations or life boat stations.

 

See, that's what I thought at first, but I feel they'd be very difficult to get to in an emergency there.  Maybe they're extra so they can replenish their immediate stash?

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Those are the materials the sailors use to build the mini yachts you see right behind them.

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Like someone mentioned above, it's for shoring up battle damage. We still carry 4×4 posts on modern warships for the same reason.

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I think this is the third thread on this subject.

The wood is for damage control.

Some of it was stored on decks as it had the added benefit of acting as a life preserver if the ship was sunk fast.

This happened disturbingly often as the British Islands were under submarine blockade, with many approaches being repeatedly mined by sea and by air.

 

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It's possible heavy crates or equipment are that were loaded on the ship were temporarily stacked on the beams to avoid damage to the deck.

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