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David Latuch
Post subject: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 22nd, 2018, 6:30 pm
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The Florida-class battleships of the United States Navy comprised two ships: Florida and Utah. Launched in 1910 and 1909 respectively and commissioned in 1911, they were slightly larger than the preceding Delaware class design but were otherwise very similar. This was the first US battleship class in which all ships received steam turbine engines. In the previous Delaware-class, North Dakota received steam turbine propulsion as an experiment while Delaware retained triple-expansion engines.
Both ships were involved in the 1914 Second Battle of Vera Cruz, deploying their Marine contingents as part of the operation. Following the entrance of the United States into World War I in 1917, both ships were deployed to Europe. Florida was assigned to the British Grand Fleet and based in Scapa Flow; in December 1918 she escorted President Woodrow Wilson to France for the peace negotiations. Utah was assigned to convoy escort duty; she was based in Ireland and was tasked with protecting convoys as they approached the European continent.
Retained under the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, both ships were modernized significantly, with torpedo bulges and oil-fired boilers installed and other improvements made, but were demilitarized under terms of the 1930 London Naval Treaty. Florida was scrapped, Utah converted into first a radio-controlled target ship, then an anti-aircraft gunnery trainer. She served in the latter role until sunk by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Her hull, never raised, remains on the bottom of the harbor as a war memorial.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida-class_battleship)
USS Utah (BB-31) 1911
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USS Florida (BB-30) 1914
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USS Utah (BB-31) 1918
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USS Florida (BB-30) 1921
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USS Florida (BB-30) 1929
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Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 22nd, 2018, 6:52 pm
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@David Latuch
All your top-views wrong for the sided-casemate gun (visually, the most "worst one" was the much forward mount near the bow :roll: )

I'm thinking of having you to redraw all the American battleships between florida & colorado class's (& maybe all 1920s-1930s never were designs....if I have time..., i keep north carolina, south dakota & iowa BB's for Ian (Colosseum ;) ))
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Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 22nd, 2018, 9:59 pm
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Colombamike wrote: *
I'm thinking of having you to redraw all the American battleships between florida & colorado class's (& maybe all 1920s-1930s never were designs....if I have time..., i keep north carolina, south dakota & iowa BB's for Ian (Colosseum ;) ))
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I'm thinking before ordering other members around you need to submit several drawings of your own first.

@David:
Excellent work, my friend!

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Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 22nd, 2018, 10:52 pm
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Nice work! Do you intend to show Utah in the form of a anti-aircraft training ship at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor?

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Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 23rd, 2018, 1:28 am
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Fantastic work, David!

and to Mike: Don't tell people to make major changes to their work unless you yourself can do better :)
Maybe even draw the corrected casemate yourself, to make replacing them on every single US battleship he's done just a little bit easier

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Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 23rd, 2018, 1:51 am
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Colombamike wrote: *
@David Latuch
All your top-views wrong for the sided-casemate gun (visually, the most "worst one" was the much forward mount near the bow :roll: )

I'm thinking of having you to redraw all the American battleships between florida & colorado class's (& maybe all 1920s-1930s never were designs....if I have time..., i keep north carolina, south dakota & iowa BB's for Ian (Colosseum ;) ))
I'm thinking
Can we all take a moment to admire the size of this man's equipment?

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Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 23rd, 2018, 3:14 am
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rundrewrun99 wrote: *
Colombamike wrote: *
@David Latuch
All your top-views wrong for the sided-casemate gun (visually, the most "worst one" was the much forward mount near the bow :roll: )

I'm thinking of having you to redraw all the American battleships between florida & colorado class's (& maybe all 1920s-1930s never were designs....if I have time..., i keep north carolina, south dakota & iowa BB's for Ian (Colosseum ;) ))
I'm thinking
Can we all take a moment to admire the size of this man's equipment?
We could...but naaah. I got donuts to make.

David, excellent work. I hope the aforementioned donuts are that pretty when I am done.

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Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 23rd, 2018, 9:19 am
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A very nice update, good work.

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David Latuch
Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 23rd, 2018, 12:57 pm
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Colombamike wrote: *
@David Latuch
All your top-views wrong for the sided-casemate gun (visually, the most "worst one" was the much forward mount near the bow :roll: )
Okay, so I took Colombamikes critique to heart and added the gun barrels to the 5”/51cal secondary on the plan view and added a few more details, especially in the 1920 and 1929 versions.

As for the forward most mounting, examine these links.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _01148.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _60568.jpg

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Post subject: Re: USN Florida-Class BattleshipsPosted: August 23rd, 2018, 2:11 pm
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Colombamike wrote: *
@David Latuch
All your top-views wrong for the sided-casemate gun (visually, the most "worst one" was the much forward mount near the bow :roll: )

I'm thinking of having you to redraw all the American battleships between florida & colorado class's (& maybe all 1920s-1930s never were designs....if I have time..., i keep north carolina, south dakota & iowa BB's for Ian (Colosseum ;) ))
I'm thinking
By all accounts you aren't a very successful project manager as all the people you purport to manage draw at their own pace and only draw the ships that interest them. ;)

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