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Armoured man
Post subject: US Navy preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 11:02 am
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this is one of the many North Carolina class preliminary designs drawn drawn up throughout the course of the mid to late 1930s, this particular one scheme C along with scheme B, have always been my favourite out of the bunch.



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Displacement: 36,800 tons standard, 39,2730 full load
Length: 171.82 m (759 ft)
Beam: 32 m (104 ft)
Draft: 10 m (33 ft)
Installed power: (not known)
Speed as built: 30 knots (34 mph; 56 km/h)
2-4x Seaplanes

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4 x twin 16"/50 Mark 1
6 x triple 5"/36 Mark 23
4 x quad 1.1"/75 Mark 1

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I also chose to depict the ship as if it was commissioned in 1938 which is the reason why it has Mark 38 and Mark 37 directors on it
I may also do more NC preliminary designs in the future at some point

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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 11:20 am
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Wonky looking preliminary, but wery well executed drawing.

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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 11:24 am
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thanks, and yeah she definitely is weird to look at but compared to some of the other NC preliminaries she looks practically normal by comparison :?

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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 12:39 pm
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Very interesting. American warships of this era tend to have their own distinctive appearance, but this concept appears to have a great deal of British influence in its characteristics. Lovely drawing as well.


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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 12:51 pm
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Kinda has a Nelson-esque feel to her...nice work!

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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 1:26 pm
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thanks she wasn't the easiest to draw, considering that some aspects like ventilation was completely missing from the original plan, so using a bit of common Sense and judging where the boiler rooms were and using the original plan, I had to make a educated guess on the where the ventilation would have been if she had ever progressed to a more finalised design state

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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 2:03 pm
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Lovely drawing. Like the other guys, as soon as I saw her I thought "very Nelsonesque". She does have a G3 (I think) preliminary feel to her.

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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 2:19 pm
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thanks, I am considering doing some of the more unique North Carolina preliminaries, particularly scheme F has caught my interest, based on how hideous it looks and the fact that it's a really weird concept for a battleship.

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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 4:09 pm
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Pretty nice!

I have a few minor comments though.....
- I suspect part of the hull would have an skeg, so the part under the forwards propeller shaft should not be uniformly dark shaded IMO
- I might be wrong, but I would suspect a tiny bit of shading under a bow that extreme
- under the #4 main gun turret, the hard edge there would have been shaped like that on the bulkheads, but there would be an rounded section there to avoid stresses in the structure, I think?

Btw, where were the boiler and turbine rooms situated on this design? looks like the turbines might have been forwards from the boiler rooms, which would suggest long and low shafts, but I might be wrong about that.....

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Post subject: Re: North Carolina preliminary designsPosted: July 5th, 2019, 5:37 pm
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acelanceloet wrote: *
Btw, where were the boiler and turbine rooms situated on this design?
looks like the turbines might have been forwards from the boiler rooms, which would suggest long and low shafts, but I might be wrong about that.....
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