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Novice
Post subject: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 13th, 2012, 10:44 pm
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In 1930 the Royal Dutch Navy turned to various shipyards in Europe, to tender bids for a flotilla leader, for the Dutch East India fleet. Thornycroft shipyards in the UK designed a powerful ship.
The ship had a single funnel and 8 4.7" guns in twin mountings, 4 40mm Pom-Pom AA guns and 2 triple 21" torpedo tubes.
The ship was designed to carry a float plane for spotting, and all this with a maximum speed of 33 knots.
The ship, although built with destroyers standards had 1.5" protective plating along the sides, protecting the magazines and machinery spaces, and a 1" protective deck. The design was not built, but eventually the Dutch built the two Tromp class cruisers instead.

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Thiel
Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 13th, 2012, 11:07 pm
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Nice drawing, but man she would not have been a beauty queen.

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Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 13th, 2012, 11:53 pm
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Thiel, I beg to differ! That IS a beautiful vessel! And its beauty is enhanced by Novice's loving treatment of her, creating a most inspiring and studious drawing which excels in the attention to detail and care for proportionality etc. a most well executed job!

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rifleman
Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 14th, 2012, 5:23 am
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I would agree the design also has great potential for modification.

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acelanceloet
Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 14th, 2012, 7:00 am
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well, she is ugly as hell....... but only if compared with the ships that the dutch build in the end http://www.shipbucket.com/Real%20Design ... 0Tromp.png
great drawing though, of an design I didn't even knew about until now :O

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Bombhead
Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 14th, 2012, 8:22 am
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bezobrazov wrote:
Thiel, I beg to differ! That IS a beautiful vessel! And its beauty is enhanced by Novice's loving treatment of her, creating a most inspiring and studious drawing which excels in the attention to detail and care for proportionality etc. a most well executed job!
I'm with you on that one Bezo.Nice one Novice. :P


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ALVAMA
Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 14th, 2012, 9:33 am
I was gonna draw i myself.. nice work..


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Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 14th, 2012, 9:46 am
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ALVAMA wrote:
I was gonna draw i myself.. nice work..
If you have other plans feel free to continue this thread :)

Thank you all for the positive feed back ;)

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ALVAMA
Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 14th, 2012, 11:01 am
I'll. soon.


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Post subject: Re: Netherlands Flotilla LeadersPosted: April 14th, 2012, 1:00 pm
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An unusually looking ship, especially for Thornycroft, its not their usual style. Interesting to see though.

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