From the test plate or plates on each longitudinal
seam, test pieces shall be selected for the following
tests the specimens being cut out as shown in Figure
50 given below and stamped by the Inspector for identification:
|| One tensile test specimen
for the welded seam.
|| Two bend test specimens.
||One nick break test specimen.
The remainder of each set of test plates shall be retained
for any retest required. Any specimen for retest shall
be cut from the same set of test plates as the original
Surfaces of tensile and bend specimens corresponding
with the outside and inside of the shell shall be only
lightly dressed so that the rolled surface of the parent
metal is not wholly removed, except that where the rolled
surfaces of the abutting plates are not level with one
another, one plate may be machined at each face of the
weld provided the depth of metal removed does not exceed