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erik_t
Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: March 22nd, 2018, 1:17 pm
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She is missing a screw, is she not?


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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: March 22nd, 2018, 1:50 pm
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Top job.

Has the port hole standard changed?

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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: March 22nd, 2018, 2:29 pm
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Thanks all.
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So Argentina got two Brooklyn class light cruisers? The other one being the U.S.S. Phoenix.
Yes - all the Brooklyn class cruisers that did not receive the "ultimate" wartime refit that added twin 5" mounts and hull blistering were sold to the South American navies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn- ... lass_ships I've seen them referred to as the "ABC cruisers" in some publications (Argentina/Brazil/Chile) and they were the centerpiece of a weird and stereotypically Latin arms race in the 1950s and 1960s to arm their navies with obsolete gun cruisers.
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She is missing a screw, is she not?
Oops, had some layers unchecked while cutting/pasting into the template. ;)
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Top job.

Has the port hole standard changed?
I've started using a 3x3 porthole size as I think it more accurately shows their size in this scale. All the plans I have of the various classes of ships I've drawn recently make note of 12" and 18" portholes - in our scale, only the 18" porthole can be adequately represented, and the original 4x4 portholes we used for many years are just too large. Now that I've given up on trying to keep the old standards alive I've moved away from the cartoony old methods. ;)

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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: March 25th, 2018, 9:07 am
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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: April 7th, 2018, 1:24 am
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This is BOISE (CL-47) in November of 1941 with Measure 1 camouflage while the ship was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. BOISE shows the results of the King Board refits, with splinter shielding added around her 5"/25-caliber secondary battery gun mounts and .50-caliber machine guns above the bridge. Two 3"/50-caliber guns have also been sited in tubs abeam the aft superstructure. BOISE exhibits the typical pre-war boat complement, serviced by two large cranes amidships.

As launched, the Mark 34 directors for the main battery aboard the BROOKLYN class cruisers did not have integral rangefinders (rather just small spotting glasses). BOISE has received the updated Mark 34 director shield which included the rangefinder. The forward Mark 34 director has the first of the Mark 3 "FC" ranging radar sets. The secondary battery guns were controlled by fully-enclosed Mark 33 directors.

BOISE would join Task Force 5 of the Asiatic Fleet in this configuration, but a collision with an uncharted shoal on 21 January 1942 forced her retirement to Colombo, Ceylon, and eventually to Mare Island for an overhaul, thus escaping the unfortunate fate awaiting the Allied ships defending Java.

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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: April 7th, 2018, 1:36 am
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Very nice work!

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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: April 7th, 2018, 8:36 am
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Another fantastic addition.

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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: April 7th, 2018, 11:36 am
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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: April 7th, 2018, 6:08 pm
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Fantastic effort.

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Post subject: Re: Brooklyn class cruisersPosted: April 7th, 2018, 7:57 pm
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USS Boise looks impressive in Measure 1! Excellent drawing!


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