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dalamace
Post subject: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: February 22nd, 2021, 5:28 pm
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Hello,

This is a proposal of the USS North Carolina (BB-55) as proposed in 1937, the year she was laid down:

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Any mistakes, please do tell!

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eswube
Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: February 22nd, 2021, 7:00 pm
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No idea about mistakes, but the drawing looks impressive. Keep up the good work on the US never-weres.


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Rob2012
Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: February 23rd, 2021, 12:23 am
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Are those 18inch guns?


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dalamace
Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: February 23rd, 2021, 9:59 am
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Thanks! And those are 16" guns, the same one that has been adopted in the real ship. Here is the proposal with the 14" guns as proposed. I have realised and misread the blueprint. The rest should be exact or at least similar.

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dalamace
Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: March 31st, 2021, 9:13 am
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Hello,

New ship, this time a probable napkinwaffe type design as envisioned by apparently Admiral King and Admiral Nimitz. This is an Iowa-class battleship as redesigned in 1946 to increased anti-aircraft firepower.

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Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: March 31st, 2021, 1:23 pm
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I love that design...the length and beauty of the Iowa hull combined with the squat superstructure of the SoDaks. That big funnel is awesome!

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Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: April 4th, 2021, 8:06 am
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That is an interesting proposal and not bad looking at all with the single funnel. Plenty of AA firepower too.

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erik_t
Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: April 4th, 2021, 7:57 pm
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One wonders if this rather more cramped arrangement would have as long an active career in the postwar US Navy.


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dalamace
Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: April 5th, 2021, 9:45 pm
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The looks of it is certainly more handsome but I think there would be lower amounts of modernisations capabilities beyond simply just tearing the whole thing apart or rebuilding structures.


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Steampower1
Post subject: Re: US Never Built BattleshipsPosted: August 31st, 2021, 11:22 pm
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Interesting. I always thought the US should have built a pair of "Fast Battleships after the London treaty expired. A fast North Caroline with 9 x 14" guns. Something to beat S& G or a captured Dunkirk. Same armore but at least 30 knots.


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