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Garlicdesign
Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: November 10th, 2016, 8:34 pm
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Hello everyone - and thanks everyone!!

@Krakatoa: Almost forgot about your offer for drawings of the Aussie 'I'-class, i'd be happy if you could PM me them. The S-class is well documented in the www, and a very well drawn specimen is already in the archive, so I won't be needing that one. Thanks in advance.

@Seeker: Look on page one of this very thread. The Turkish order were no M-class units, but a much larger type with two additional 102mm guns. This became the Talisman-class.

But someone indeed ordered four M-class destroyers in Britain, which was the Greek government. These vessels were based on the Admiralty M-design, but easily distinguishable from their British sisters. They had a raised forefunnel, different funnel spacing, gun Q placed between the fist and second funnel rather than the second and third, additional superstructure aft, and a mainmast almost as high as the foremast. They had only the forward searchlight, the aft position was occupied by a single 40mm Pompom. The stern shape also seems to have been different according to Conway's and a rather crude Russian line drawing, but I'm not sure, all photographs I found show only forward views. They were to be named for Greek Islands - Kriti, Lesvos, Samos and Chios - but received names of creatures from Greek mythology starting with the letter M in British service, becoming HMS Medea, Medusa, Melpomene and Melampus. One was lost in an accident in 1916, the rest were scrapped in 1921.

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: November 11th, 2016, 8:43 am
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Another nice addition GD.

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: November 12th, 2016, 10:39 am
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Indeed a great work.


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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: November 13th, 2016, 1:14 pm
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This is a good thread with GD's usual very well drawn vessels. :D

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: November 13th, 2016, 9:09 pm
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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: December 3rd, 2016, 2:51 pm
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Hello again

Thyella-class destroyers

The other half of the 1905 Greek destroyer order was placed at Yarrow's. Unlike the German-built Niki-class, which were a custom design, the Yarrow boats were fashioned after Yarrow's contemporary Huszar, prototype of the Austro-Hungarian destroyer force. They were named Lonchi, Nafkratoussa, Sfendoni and Thyella, and their technical data was identical to the German-built vessels (to be found in the German World War One destroyers thread):

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Nafkratoussa was wrecked during the war against Turkey in 1921; Lonchi was scrapped in 1926. The other two were modernized in a similar fashion as Aspis and Niki:

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: December 4th, 2016, 9:55 am
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Very nice drawings given the complexity of the platforms topside.
Also its nice to see how different Yarrow's style was compared to the standard Admiralty-based designs of the period.

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: December 4th, 2016, 12:24 pm
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Nicely-drawn little ships. The detail level is as high-grade as usual, and the relief work on the bow gives them a distinctive touch.

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: December 4th, 2016, 5:30 pm
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You are slowly becoming the King of the real life section and eclipsing us all. ;) :)

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Post subject: Re: Some British WW1 destroyersPosted: December 4th, 2016, 6:51 pm
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Excellent drawing! Astonishing level of datail, specially the shading! Cheers.


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