I had a few old posts on this subject.
A-type boilers were definitely a prewar design in the USN.
The Future is Never Wrong
3 hours ago
Load up the Willy Peter.
Fire when ready.
After six years in the fleet and some controversy, the blue-and-gray cammies could be headed for Davy Jones' seabag.I called it seven years ago, before that stupid uniform ever hit the Fleet.