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Michael Dougan

I've heard a few different explanations about how to decode the hull identification number (HIN)... I wonder if you can set the record straight?

Mine is WSSK04790975

And from that I understand that it was a hull kit, hull number 479, produced in September, 1975?

I've heard that the third and fourth characters might tell you which factory produced the hull, and that the zero 4th from the end is just a spacer... others say the zero in the fifth position indicates which model (a 3 there for the W43?)

Also, if there were more than one factory producing the hulls, would the 3 character hull number be unique across all factories, or just within one factory?

Thanks!

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