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Hood
Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: July 18th, 2017, 8:05 am
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Excellent work, you are certainly on a roll! I don't think I ever remember you being as productive as you are right now.

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Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: July 18th, 2017, 2:12 pm
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John_McCarthy1 wrote: *
The loading Crew on the USS Helena really went in on it in the Battle of Kula Gulf. I can't remember the source (i'll find it later) but the Japanese destroyer crews report was something along the lines of thinking the Americans were firing machine guns at them
If you're interested in this period definitely pick up "Neptune's Inferno" by James Hornfischer - it describes the early actions in the Solomons very well and the BOISE and HELENA feature heavily in it.

Thanks all for the comments. Re: me being productive, that's mainly because I've had a pretty slow period at work over the last few months and have had the opportunity to devote plenty of time to this stuff. :)

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Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: May 10th, 2018, 2:51 am
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This is ST. LOUIS (CL-49) in October 1944, after a refit period in California. She is camouflaged in Measure 32/2C.

ST. LOUIS was refitted in late 1943 along the same lines as the BROOKLYN class cruisers, with a cut-down bridge and heavy masts to support radar. Overhaul in 1944 added the SK-2 air search radar with its distinctive circular reflector on the foremast, with SG sets at the top masts. No radar has been fitted to the mainmast, though it has been readied to receive a second air search set (likely the new SP or SM height finder). The highly successful Mark 8 "FH" radar has been mounted on the Mark 34 directors for the 6" guns, with Mark 24 radar on the Mark 33 dual-purpose directors. An SOC Seagull of Cruiser Scouting Squadron NINE (VCS-9) Detachment B is spotted on the aft catapult.

ST. LOUIS would end the war in this configuration, going on to serve in the Brazilian Navy as ALMIRANTE TAMANDARE (C-12), where the ship served as the fleet flagship until 1976.

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Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: May 10th, 2018, 3:28 am
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Awesome job!

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Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: May 16th, 2018, 6:12 pm
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Excellent!

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Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: May 16th, 2018, 6:49 pm
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Amazing pieces of work, as pretty much expected from you Colo.

If there's one single disappointment about these drawings it's the screws.

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Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: May 16th, 2018, 7:11 pm
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Yeah, I've redrawn them several times. No references agree on their shape and finding close up photos is difficult, as usual. I'll have to revise them again when I get back home.

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Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: May 18th, 2018, 2:14 am
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Updated these (and the Brooklyn class) with more accurate 3-bladed propellers.

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Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: May 18th, 2018, 3:57 am
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Stellar work.

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Colombamike
Post subject: Re: St Louis class cruisersPosted: May 18th, 2018, 4:48 pm
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Colosseum wrote: *
Updated these (and the Brooklyn class) with more accurate 3-bladed propellers.
Ian,
Nashville oct 44 & St-Louis oct 44 still lacking 3-bladed props ;)
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