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Post subject: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 16th, 2010, 10:27 pm
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Five of the St. Laurent class frigates (destroyer escorts) were converted from 1965 along the lines of the Annapolis class, as helicopter carrying destroyers (DDH).
The HMCS Fraser was one of those

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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 17th, 2010, 1:21 am
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Very, Very cool! Canadian Ships are always welcome!

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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 17th, 2010, 7:23 am
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Very nice; and congratulations on another excellent addition to the Candadian folder :D

Interesting, seeing the full hull; I'd previously wondered about top weight with the addition of the Sea King and attendent equipment; but when you see the depth of hull it all makes sense.


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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 17th, 2010, 11:43 am
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Another good drawing as allways
HMCS Fraser was towed to the breakers last week always drepressing seeing a warship towed to the breakers
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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 17th, 2010, 12:21 pm
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Good drawing Novice ! :D ;)

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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 20th, 2010, 9:21 pm
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One more of the Cadillacs
HMCS Restigouche and sisters introduced the Vickers 3"/70 twin mounting into Canadian service, each ship of the class carrying one mounting in the bows (the mounting being totally enclosedwas a great help fot the gun crew when the ship was heading into the sea).

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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 20th, 2010, 9:37 pm
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That's a very unusual anchor. Is it a block anchor like they use on minesweepers?

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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 20th, 2010, 9:40 pm
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Oh no. The anchor was behind a door, so it wouldn'y ice-up during the long North-Atalantic winters.
All the ships from the St. Laurent class had the anchors behind those doors.

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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 20th, 2010, 9:53 pm
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Can't understand why they fitted two different 3 inch guns.


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Post subject: Re: Canada's CadillacsPosted: September 20th, 2010, 10:05 pm
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Bombhead wrote:
Can't understand why they fitted two different 3 inch guns.
Frankly nor can I, they just did. To complicate matters even more the RCN between 1950 and 1965 had the following guns in service
4.5"/45 Mk. 5 single mounting (HMCS Sioux)
4"/45 Mk. XVI twin mounting (Tribal class like HMCS Haida, and Type 15 frigates like HMCS Crescent)
3"/50 of American origin (Tribal class and the 'Cadillacs' as well as Type 15 frigates)
3"/70 Vickers mounting in Restigouche class and later the Mackenzie class.
In fact a logistics nightmare.

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