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Tempest
Post subject: Germany - Moltke Class Battlecruiser, SMS MoltkePosted: May 31st, 2016, 4:06 pm
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Moltke
On 17 September 1908 the contract to construct large cruiser G, Moltke, was signed with Blohm & Voss shipyard. The launch was to take place on 22 March 1910; however, it was delayed until 7 April. The ship was delivered to the imperial dockyard at Kiel on 16 September 1911, with a construction period of three years. On 30 September 1911 Moltke was commissioned by the former crew of Roon.

1911, October. Running Sea Trials
Moltke ran trials in the Baltic in October 1911 until 1st April 1912. A bowspirit, sternspirit, and anti-torpedo nets are fitted. It was found that both the forward and aft searchlights suffered from smoke interference, especially the forward group. Therefore, it was recommended that the forward funnel be increased in height by 1.5m with the addition of a funnel cap. This work was carried out before the trials were completed.
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Early 1913, Flag Ship Reconnaissance Forces
On 9 July 1912 Moltke took over his intended position as flagship of the BdA (Commander of Reconnaissance Forces), Vizeadmiral Gustav Bachmann. Moltke went into the dockyard at Wilhelmshaven from December 1912 -February 1913 during which an Admirals Bridge was installed. Walkways have been fitted to the top of the boat cranes, an antenna has been fitted to the armoured bridge, and a white identification band has been painted around the foreward funnel.
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1915, Battle of Dogger Bank
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1916, Battle of Jutland
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1918, 18 October
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1919, Scapa Flow
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Post subject: Re: SMS MoltkePosted: May 31st, 2016, 6:34 pm
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Awesome job!

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Post subject: Re: SMS MoltkePosted: May 31st, 2016, 6:46 pm
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Very nice drawing!

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Post subject: Re: SMS MoltkePosted: May 31st, 2016, 7:55 pm
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Well done Tempest, great to see the last of the battlecruisers to get an upgrade worthy of inclusion in the Jutland Order of Battle. Great work!!


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Post subject: Re: SMS MoltkePosted: May 31st, 2016, 9:53 pm
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Thank you guys. Moltke should have been completed last year, along with at least one other ship, but because I needed to improve my skills before I contemplated drawing a real design I wanted to draw Mackensen first. I took way too long to draw him and as a result I've had to rush to complete Moltke, which I completed this evening.

Thanks Krakatoa, I'm glad you like him :)

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Post subject: Re: SMS MoltkePosted: June 1st, 2016, 7:37 am
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Looks good, I'm no German expert, but I can see nothing obviously wrong at first glance. A very nice addition.

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Post subject: Re: SMS MoltkePosted: June 1st, 2016, 9:22 pm
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Great work.

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Post subject: Re: SMS MoltkePosted: June 1st, 2016, 10:16 pm
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Fine drawing :D Looks very good!

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Post subject: Re: Germany - Moltke Class Battlecruiser, SMS MoltkePosted: January 20th, 2018, 9:17 pm
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Hi guys, its been a while since I've posted a drawing. I've been working on improving my original drawing of the battlecruiser Moltke, I've started with the ship in 1911 during his trials. I've included my original drawing of Moltke dated 31st May 1916, the Battle of Jutland for comparison.

I will add the drawing dated 1911 to the first page, when I have written up the history of the ship and hopefully the follow on drawings.

I hope you enjoy.

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Post subject: Re: Germany - Moltke Class Battlecruiser, SMS MoltkePosted: January 21st, 2018, 6:36 am
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That's beautiful. Very well executed drawing.

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