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Colosseum
Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: July 6th, 2017, 3:52 am
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Thanks guys - much appreciated. I also love to answer questions about this stuff (when I can) so if you guys have any, please ask away. :) ;)

Next is PORTLAND (CA-33) after the ship's first major wartime refit at Mare Island. Like most combatants of this time the ship is camouflaged in Measure 21's all-over Navy Blue (5-N).

PORTLAND was slightly differently than her sister INDIANAPOLIS (CA-35); most notably, the well deck amidships extended forward past the number one stack. This allowed the ship's whaleboats to be spotted right aft of the step in the main deck, a more advantageous position than aft. 8" fueling-at-sea hoses, life rafts, and firefighting equipment are racked on the tall bulkhead on either side of the stack base. The foremast also carries the SK air search radar with an SG just ahead of it, while the large platform on the mainmast remains empty (I am not sure why this was done). A second SG surface search set sits on the main top. A Curtiss SOC Seagull of Cruiser Scouting Squadron FOUR (VCS-4) is spotted on the catapult.

PORTLAND survived the war to be decommissioned shortly after the end of hostilities. The ship was broken up for scrap in 1959 after 14 years in the reserve fleet.

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All PORTLAND class cruiser drawings available here: http://test.shipbucket.com/drawings/sea ... ate=&view=

All USN cruiser drawings available here: http://test.shipbucket.com/drawings?cat ... hipType=16

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Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: July 6th, 2017, 6:06 am
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Ian,
Hopefully to see
- indianapolis april 1942
- portland 1944-1945
- indianapolis or Portland around 1933-1940
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Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: July 6th, 2017, 11:04 am
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Very nice work, Colo!

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Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: July 6th, 2017, 7:40 pm
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Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: July 7th, 2017, 3:29 am
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Definitely a work of art! :D

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Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: October 31st, 2017, 9:19 pm
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Hello,

After reading several books about the brutal Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
and the
War Diary of USS PORTLAND from 11/01 to 11/20/1942
http://taskforce67.tripod.com/ca33.htm

I managed to draw it under Shipbucket terms.
My first attempt. It took me a while.
Hull by Ian B. Roberts.

The reference for the superstructures and the main deck:
Warship Pictorial 1 USS INDIANAPOLIS CA-35
Profile Morskie No.143 USS PORTLAND 1942
Squadron Signal Warships #4 U.S. Heavy Cruisers in Action part 1
USS PORTLAND cruiser photo archive (June 1942):
http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/033/04033.htm
ModelWarships.com forum about USS PORTLAND:
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/vi ... 6&t=160958

USS PORTLAND in mid-late 1942 with
USN SC radar and SG radar,
Mark 27 Gun Director with Mark 3 radar for 8"/55 Mark 14 Gunhouse,
Mark 33 Gun Director for 5"/25 Mark 23 AA Gun,
Mark 44 Gun Director for 1.1"/75 Mark 1 AA Gun.

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Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: October 31st, 2017, 9:23 pm
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Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: October 31st, 2017, 10:30 pm
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For your first attempt I'd say you blew it out of the water! Excellent work!

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Colosseum
Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: October 31st, 2017, 11:49 pm
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That's really well done - excellent work. I'm glad to see someone picking up where I left off. If you want "decluttered" versions of any of my stuff, just let me know.

I've been out of the surface ship game for a while and haven't studied this class in depth for a few months but from first observation it looks pretty good to my eye - I'm sure Colombamike will have commentary to add though. ;)

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Post subject: Re: Portland class cruisersPosted: November 1st, 2017, 1:53 am
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Colosseum wrote: *
I'm sure Colombamike will have commentary to add though. ;)
That was my first thought as well...drawing looks awesome, but there will always be someone to act as a naysayer. :lol:

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