I’m starting the 1/350 ICM kit with White Ensign PE Set. The PE set includes the platforms for stowing the torpedo nets. I’m having trouble finding definitive info on when and how these torpedo nets were used. Were they present during the whole service life of the ship? Were they present at Jutland? If they were removed during the ship’s life, were the platforms and deploying arms and associated rigging retained?
Full disclosure: I’m asking because I really don’t like the look of the nets. I find some things just don’t translate well into scale from a purely aesthetic point. I’ve seen folks use cheese cloth and even shoe laces to replicate the stowed nets, and I’m not thrilled. So I’m curious about if it’s possible to omit them altogether all the while maintaining some semblance of historical accuracy.
Thanks in advance,