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David Latuch
Post subject: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 24th, 2017, 7:51 pm
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Hi,
Continuing my reconstruction of my lost threads, Here is the USS Virginia-Class Battleships.

USS Virginia (BB-13) was the lead ship of her class of United States Navy pre-dreadnought battleships. Virginia was laid down in May 1902 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia, was launched in April 1904, and was commissioned into the fleet in May 1906.

Virginia served in the Atlantic Fleet, for the duration of her career; much of it spent conducting peacetime training exercises to maintain fleet readiness. In 1907–09, she took part in the cruise of the Great White Fleet around the world. She was involved in the American intervention in the Mexican Revolution in 1913–1914, including the occupation of Veracruz. After the United States entered World War I in April 1917, she was used first to train gunners for the expanding wartime fleet, and later to escort convoys to Europe. During this period, she served briefly as the flagship of the 1st and 3rd Divisions, Battleship Force. After the war ended in November 1918, she was assigned to the operation to transport American soldiers back from France. Virginia was decommissioned in 1920 and eventually expended as a target ship in 1923 under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty.

USS Virginia (BB-13)
Namesake: The State of Virginia
Type: Virginia-class battleship
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding

General characteristics:

Laid down: 21 May 1902
Launched: 6 April 1904
Commissioned: 7 May 1906
Decommissioned: 13 August 1920
Displacement: Design: 14,948 long tons (15,188 t) Full load: 16,094 long tons (16,352 t)
Length: 441 ft 3 in (134 m)
Beam: 76 ft 3 in (23 m)
Draft: 23 ft 9 in (7 m)
Installed power: 19,000 ihp (14,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × vertical triple expansion reciprocating engines, 24 × Niclausse boilers
Speed: 19 kn (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement: 812
Armament:
4 × 12 in (305 mm)/40 caliber Mark 4 guns
8 × 8 in (203 mm)/45 cal guns
12 × 6 in (152 mm)/50 cal Mark 6 guns
12 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 cal guns
12 × 3-pounder guns
4 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes
Armor:
Belt: 6–11 in (152–279 mm)
Barbettes: 10 in (254 mm)
Turrets: 12 in (305 mm)
Conning tower: 9 in (229 mm
(Taken From WWW://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Virginia_(BB-13

Here is the USS Virginia as commissioned in 1906.

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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 24th, 2017, 9:01 pm
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Excellent!!!!

The stacked turrets of these ships always interested me. My only suggestion would be to dull the yellow color down a bit, right now it seems too bright.

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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 24th, 2017, 9:09 pm
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Great work!


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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 24th, 2017, 11:55 pm
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Colosseum wrote: *
Excellent!!!!

The stacked turrets of these ships always interested me. My only suggestion would be to dull the yellow color down a bit, right now it seems too bright.
I agree about the color: but to find the right hue is problematic at best...I think the stacked turrets rendered this class of four ships the ugliest of the us navy's ships.

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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 25th, 2017, 12:04 am
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I second the praise for the dedication and good results, and also for the garish yellow, it looks a bit like zinc chromium to me. :lol:
The shield on the prow is really nice by the way.

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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 25th, 2017, 8:01 am
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Nice work.
I'm sure others have drawn US vessels of this era, maybe try matching up with their yellow shades to see how they compare.
Probably just needs toning down a little.

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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 25th, 2017, 10:06 am
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Very nice work!

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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 25th, 2017, 11:02 am
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Colosseum wrote: *
Excellent!!!!

The stacked turrets of these ships always interested me. My only suggestion would be to dull the yellow color down a bit, right now it seems too bright.
Ian,

I went to a copy of Ari's/Bizo's Pennsylvania (ACR-4) and we're using the same colors.

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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 25th, 2017, 3:46 pm
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Here is the USS Virginia (BB-13) in 1909. Note the pole masts have been replaced with cage masts and the bridge and it's wings have also been modified.

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Post subject: Re: The USS Virginia-Class RebootPosted: May 25th, 2017, 11:21 pm
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