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David Latuch
Post subject: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 12:32 pm
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The Nevada –Class battleships were the first of what would become the Standard Type Battleships which shared the characteristics of: an all-or-nothing armor scheme, four main gun turrets arranged two fore and two aft all on the centerline, a designed range of about 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at an economical cruising speed (top speed of 21 knots), and a tactical turn radius of 700 yards. The Nevada-class, Pennsylvania-class, New Mexico-class, Tennessee-class, and Colorado-class battleships made up the Standard Type Battleship group.

USS Nevada (BB-36)

Laid down: 4 November 1912

Launched: 11 July 1914

Commissioned: 11 March 1916

Decommissioned: 29 August 1946

Struck: 12 August 1948

Class and type: Nevada-class battleship

Displacement:
(in 1916) 27,500 t[6][7]
(after WWII overhaul) 30,500 t[8]

Length: 583 ft

Beam: 95 ft 2.5 in

Draft: 28 ft 6 in

Propulsion:
As built: 12 Yarrow oil-fired boilers, replaced with 6 Bureau Express oil-fired boilers in 1927–30 refit
Geared[6] Curtis turbines[2][7] generating 24,800 shp (18,500 kW) 2 × shafts
Speed: designed: 20.5 kn (24 mph; 38 km/h)

Endurance:
designed: 8,000 nmi (9,206 mi; 14,816 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h)
In service: 5,120 nmi (5,892 mi; 9,482 km) at 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h) or 1,931 nmi (2,222 mi; 3,576 km) at 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h)

Armament:
As built:
10 × 14 in (356 mm)/45 cal guns (2 × 3, 2 × 2 superfiring)
21 × 5 in (127 mm)/51 cal guns in single casemate mountings (21 × 1; 10 each beam, one in the stern) (reduced to 12 guns in 1918)
2 × 3 inch/50 caliber AA guns (76 mm) (2x1) (increased to 8 guns in 1925)
2 or 4 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (beam, submerged) (true number is unknown)
After 1927–30 refit:
10 × 14 inch/45 caliber guns (356 mm) (2×3, 2×2)
12 × 5 inch/51 caliber guns (127 mm) (12x1)
8 × 5 inch/25 caliber guns (127 mm) (8x1)
All 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes removed
8 × 1.1 inch (28 mm) AA guns (2x4) added 1935
After 1942 refit:
All 5 inch/25 caliber and 5 inch/51 caliber guns removed and replaced by 16 × 5 inch/38 caliber guns (127 mm) (8×2)
32 × 40 mm Bofors AA gun (8×4)
40 × 20 mm Oerlikon cannons (40×1)[11]

Aircraft carried:
After 1927-1930 Modernization:
3 × floatplanes
2 × catapults
1942:
2 × floatplanes
1 × catapult

USS Nevada as completed in 1916:
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USS Nevada in 1920:
The after seven and two forward 5in 51cal guns removed and gun ports sealed. Control platforms added below the search light platforms on the fore and main cage masts. Four 3in 50cal AA guns were added two on either side of the bridge and two mid-ships. Floatplane platforms were placed atop two and three turrets as well as declination marks. And, a fire control director placed above the bridge.

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USS Nevada after the 1927-1930 Modernization:

The bridge was replaced with a more developed structure. The cage masts were removed and replaced with tripod masts equipped with three story fire control fighting tops. All the 5in 51cal guns moved to main deck casemate emplacements and 5in 25cal AA guns placed atop them on the boat deck. The boat cranes were removed and replaced by larger boat cranes placed just forward of the main mast. The floatplane platforms were removed in favor of two catapults one on the quarter deck and one on top of the number three turret as well as a floatplane crane fantail.
Nevada’s overall appearance was very reminiscent of the Pennsylvania-Class.

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USS Nevada in 1938:

Splinter shields were added to the 5in 25cal gun mounts. Machine gun mounts were placed atop the main mast equipped with four 50cal BMGs. Four additional 50cals placed on the platform bellow the foremast fighting top.

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USS Nevada 1942:

The superstructure from the main deck up was removed and replace. All 5in 51 and 25cal guns were removed and replaced with eight 5in28cal dual mounts. Nine 40mm 56cal Bofors quad mount and over twenty six 20mm Oerlikon machine guns were added.

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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 3:37 pm
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I have one issue that needs to be brought out. The Nevada didnt recieve an enclosed pilot house until 1919-1920.


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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 3:39 pm
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Karle94 wrote: *
I have one issue that needs to be brought out. The Nevada didnt recieve an enclosed pilot house until the early 20s.
Okay, so I'll dig so more.

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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 3:41 pm
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I have seen a picture from that period with a pilot house. Before that is was simply a frame with canvas when needed. My preliminary New Mexico drawings will give you a good idea of what it should look like.


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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 3:58 pm
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Karle94 wrote: *
I have seen a picture from that period with a pilot house. Before that is was simply a frame with canvas when needed. My preliminary New Mexico drawings will give you a good idea of what it should look like.
Karle, I fixed it.

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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 4:33 pm
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That is much better.


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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 6:23 pm
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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 7:26 pm
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These are splendid. I wonder how the early versions would look with the three-pixel porthole, especially around the casemates.


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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 7:29 pm
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erik_t wrote: *
These are splendid. I wonder how the early versions would look with the three-pixel porthole, especially around the casemates.
three pixel porthole? Was ist das?

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Post subject: Re: USS Nevada (BB-36)Posted: November 8th, 2017, 8:31 pm
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David Latuch wrote: *
erik_t wrote: *
These are splendid. I wonder how the early versions would look with the three-pixel porthole, especially around the casemates.
three pixel porthole? Was ist das?
something we have started to do lately.

instead of the Shipbucket standard 4-pixel portholes, we have started to use 3-pixel portholes... but it all depend on how big the portholes on the ship is/was


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