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David Latuch
Post subject: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: January 29th, 2016, 2:08 pm
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Saint Louis Class Heavy Cruisers

The appearance of the heavy cruiser Algérie in 1932, inspired the consideration and design of a new and improved heavy cruiser based on Algérie: the Saint Louis class of heavy cruisers (to be built when the limitations of the treaty of Washington would expire). They were planned for completion in 1943 to replace the Duguay-Trouin class ( 1923 ), and were approved on April 1, 1940, but their construction was never ordered.

The basic design featured a mack (Combination mast/smokestack) a la Richelieu with a tower control tower reminiscent of Algérie.

At least three variants were considered:
C5 A3:
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C5 SA1:
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A version titled: Gun Layout
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General Statistics:
Displacement:
15,950 tons standard -19,422 tons fully loaded
Dimensions:
202 m (662 ft 10 in) length,
20 m (65 ft 8 in) width,
5,80 m (19 ft) draft.
Propulsion: 4 turbines Parsons, 130,000 hp.
Speed: 34 kts
Protection: 210 mm
Armament:
9/ 203 mm (3x3),
8/ 100 mm (4x2),
8/ 37 mm (4x2),
16/ 13.2 mm AA MGs,
3 planes
Crew: 760

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Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: January 29th, 2016, 3:59 pm
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Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: January 29th, 2016, 4:36 pm
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I really like this cruiser. One problem: some of your designs show only
one searchlight on each side of the mack in profile, but two searchlights
on each side in the overhead drawing.


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David Latuch
Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: January 29th, 2016, 4:51 pm
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signal wrote:
I really like this cruiser. One problem: some of your designs show only
one searchlight on each side of the mack in profile, but two searchlights
on each side in the overhead drawing.
Thanks. It has been corrected. :oops: :D

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Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: January 29th, 2016, 5:09 pm
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As you know David I am a fan of your work, so please continue with the great ships you are producing.


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Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: January 29th, 2016, 7:59 pm
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Excellent work!

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Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: January 30th, 2016, 11:50 am
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Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: February 5th, 2016, 10:13 am
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Great drawings! But where are the cranes at the last drawing?


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Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: February 5th, 2016, 11:23 am
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meyer wrote:
Great drawings! But where are the cranes at the last drawing?
The last drawing on the sheet bellow is the reference drawing and as you can see there are no cranes.

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Post subject: Re: French Saint Louis Class Heavy CruiserPosted: February 5th, 2016, 11:47 am
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But you have them on the deck view. How else should the aircraft be moved?


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