Thanks for the kind words everyone!
I just have a little question.Who are the Maddelenan?I searched the whole thread and I couldn't find more details about them XD
You won't find anything more on it at this stage other than mentions in recent ships. I'm currently working on all the background details but basically it is another island nation in the Indian Ocean that serves as the chief opponent of Recherche in the 1941-44 time period.
I think that the cruisers may have pole masts, before the installation of radar, especially in 1936. Tripod masts were introduced as WW2 continued and radar was carried.
The ships are related to the British Towns in design and role, so I based many aspects on those ships. Did the Towns have pole masts at all? Or did they commission with the tripod masts? I've only been able to find pictures of them with tripods but that doesn't necessarily prove anything so if you have more information please share