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MineSweeper -> mystery ship (11/30/2012 4:12:48 AM)

what is my name?

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btbw -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 5:02:59 AM)

HMS Resolution?




AW1Steve -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 5:21:33 AM)

USS Pennsylvania?




wdolson -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 5:23:53 AM)

Looks like a US slow BB. It doesn't look like bow is the late slow BB clipper bow.

Bill




MineSweeper -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 5:47:12 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: btbw

HMS Resolution?


yep....repairing after being hit by a French torpedo off of Dakar




koniu -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 5:49:44 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: MineSweeper

quote:

ORIGINAL: btbw

HMS Resolution?


yep....repairing after being hit by a French torpedo off of Dakar

My guess was during refit to become training ship, Devonport 1944?




SimHq Tom Cofield -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 5:52:32 AM)

I was guessing USS Texas. After seeing the answers the Revenge class is obviously the answer.




MineSweeper -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 5:55:23 AM)

hmmm...thought it was a repair picture after she was hit by a french sub torpedo after the action at Dakar....I could be wrong though....but def the HMS Resolution.




koniu -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 5:59:30 AM)

I found that picture from stern view
As i know after TT hit she was repaired in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and later in USA




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MineSweeper -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 6:05:46 AM)

Spot on....yes she was repaired in Norfolk US naval yard after the Dakar damage....so these pictures were the 1944 refit....nice info [;)]




dr.hal -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 6:59:28 PM)

Those floating drydocks were amazing....the only one I ever saw in action was at Holy Loch Scotland...... for SSBNs.




pws1225 -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 9:02:00 PM)

Another question: what was the intended purpose of the stern mast on these vessels? There are no crows nests or other form of observation points visible in the stern photo, nor any other gizmos that look like they could serve a useful purpose that I know of. Any ideas?




dr.hal -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 9:35:25 PM)

Radio communications, note the fact that the wires have isolation units on them. They are active antenna.




pws1225 -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 9:39:04 PM)

Makes more sense than the laundry drying hypothesis I was conjuring up.

Thanks Hal.




dr.hal -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 10:23:25 PM)

Paul, almost all ship systems have a primary and secondary function, the laundry function was secondary in this case. But the aft mast was retained in most ships as a back up to the main mast, as damage could indeed decapitate communications if the only mast was blown away... Hal




pws1225 -> RE: mystery ship (11/30/2012 10:34:33 PM)

'nuf said, per the official us navy surface warfare officer, masts are for laundry hanging. I knew I was right.




OldGuard1970 -> RE: mystery ship (12/5/2012 11:24:51 PM)

You guys are missing a key point about masts. Without them, how would one ever know when the sun is over the yardarm?

That HAS to be more important than radio or laundry functions.

Oh... wait... none of the above applies to the DRY USN.

Back on topic: I am always impressed with the level of detail mastered by the forumites. Well done!




dr.hal -> RE: mystery ship (12/5/2012 11:50:25 PM)

My dear oldguard chum, you are obviously NOT of the olderguard because if you were, you would know that USN ships are dry in name only.... On the Constellation (CV 64) before we pulled back into a US port (usually the day before) from a deployment, there would be an "amnesty" day... dump your stash over the fantail because customs is coming aboard... well, the sea was awash with bottles, almost all empty for MILES astern of the ship.... and they were NOT soda bottles....




OldGuard1970 -> RE: mystery ship (12/6/2012 5:07:34 PM)

Ah... thanks for the update. I was a soldier, not a sailor, but it is good to know the squids are just as respectful of regulations as we grunts are.




dr.hal -> RE: mystery ship (12/6/2012 5:18:46 PM)

Absolutely spot on!!!!




oldman45 -> RE: mystery ship (12/6/2012 9:56:22 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: dr.hal

Those floating drydocks were amazing....the only one I ever saw in action was at Holy Loch Scotland...... for SSBNs.


Did you know that was just a part of the orginal dock that was built to handle BB's at the end of WWII? If I recall that dock was built with 7 sections and they only used 4 in Scotland.

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dr.hal -> RE: mystery ship (12/6/2012 10:12:18 PM)

NO!! I didn't.... wow. Very interesting... thanks oldman... from an olderman! Hal




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