During WWII, as the silhouette of the submarine conning towers changed, so did the deck layout. The Nautilus Lionfish deck series covers five important deck variations in the war. The principle changes in the deck layout concerned the under-deck stowage of whaleboats and the locations of access points to the superstructure as well as minor items as air salvage ports and deck equipment locations. I have listed the decks here in their chronological order. All of these decks were drawn from US Navy blueprints found in the National Archives.
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This was the final wartime evolution of the deck configuration. It featured a pierced steel plate on either end of the deck and much reduced wood planking. Most of the boats that served into the post-war fleet were eventually refitted with this type deck (Note: this deck does not include the Fleet Snorkel & Guppy conversions)
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