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Post subject: WoWS Ship CataloguePosted: January 25th, 2023, 6:40 am
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Here's a a thread for drawings of the fast American battleships from the game World of Warships. So far I have the Florida, Georgia and the Ohio. Do keep in mind I have not drawn down every little detail and feature seen on the ships. I've made some changes to them that I think makes sense, given some of the features seen on the four historical classes, though the fourth remained unbuilt. They are also not depicted in the exact same year and paint schemes. My drawings represents the ship as they would have been if built/completed in the year most suitable for the three ships.

First up is the USS Florida, a design based off of one of the later North Carolina class preliminaries. This one has three four-gun turrets sporting 12x14"/50 Mk B guns. The secondary battery consists of 16x5"/38 DP guns, with 4 single mounts, and 6 twin mounts. Light AA consists of 4 quad 1,1" Chicago Pianos, and 14 .50 M2s. Overall the superstructure is smaller, and there's only one large funnel. All-in-all. she looks very much like the 30s era battleship design studies whose superstructures more resembled cruisers such as the New Orleans, Brooklyn and Wichita. She has one radar, that being the CXAM-1 air-search radar. The paint scheme is the standard 1941 Measure 1, and she has three Kingfisher floatplanes.

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Second is the USS Georgia. She's essentially a stretched South Dakota hull, with some superstructure elements taken from the Iowa class, which is not surprising since the genesis of the Georgia is one of the Iowa prelims. The 18 inch gun was considered for several of the designs, but ended up too big and heavy. The armament consists of 6x18"/48 Mk1 guns in three two-gun turrets. The secondary battery consists of the standard 20x5"/38 in twin mounts. The AA battery consists of 56x40mm Bofors in quad mounts, and 86x20mm Oerlikons in twin mounts. The radar suite is the standard mid/early late-war SK air-search radar, two SG navigational radars, as well as radar for fire-control of both main and secondary batteries. She carries two Kingfishers. The paint-scheme is the standard early/late war Measure 21.

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Thirdly, the USS Ohio. Basically she's a regunned Montana class. She has 8x18"/48 Mk1 guns in four two-fun turrets, 20x5"/54 Mk16 guns in twin mounts. The AA battery consists of 80x40mm Bofors in quad mounts, and 142x20mm Oerlikons in twin mounts. She has the late-war/post-war radar suite of SK-2 air-search radar, one SG navigational radar, one SG-6 navigational radar as well as a smattering of various electronic equipments from radar/radio jammers and radar/radio direction finders. She carries two SC-1 Seahawks. The paint-scheme is the very late-war/post-war Measure 22 with the revised colors, that being neutral (without ultramarine blue tint) versions of 5-N (#7 Navy Grey) and 5-H (#27 Neutral Haze Grey.) The Ohio is the drawing that deviates the most from both the base Montana design, and the in-game Ohio, with changes that better reflect the changes done to US battleships during the war to add space for more AA guns.

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Here's a new one; the USS Puerto Rico. WeeGee definetely ruined the looks of the CA2-D Alaska prelim by adding an Iowa style bow, so I fixed mine by keeping a more or less original bow. I started out with a Baltimore style bow, then changed it to a Cleveland style bridge that's wider than the superstructure behind it, but not by much. I decided to add a North Carolina/Montana style fire control tower in place of the original CA2-D style cruiser layout. It feels more fitting considering this design is not on oversized cruiser hull, but a fully fledged battleship hull.

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Technically this is the Buffalo, but since that name was taken by a Baltimore class, I chose to instead go for Anchorage, which was not in use, and tehcnically both the Anchorage and the Buffalo are both the same design; that being the CA-B cruiser design. Anchorage simply uses equipment more in place on the Wichita, and not a design that comes after the Baltimore. Basically the CA-B is a Baltimore on steroids, and a blast from the past; amidships catapults and hangars.

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I tehcnically did the irl counterpart to this design; that being the Gibbs and Cox Design B (Project 1058.1 in the USSR) battleship-carrier hybrid. WeeGee cleaned it up a bit, removing many of the different layers of platforms that ran outside of the hangar side, preferring instead a cleaner more slabsided appearance. As one can imagine, most of the generic/placeholder equipment has been replaced with proper period-correct items, such as the actual twin 5" mounts, the Mark 6 guns in the same turrets as the NorCal/SoDak classes, and USN planes. With the design dating to 1937, I figured 1942 would be the likely time for the ship to be commissioned, perfectly in time for the carrier panic. The fast battleship that is a carrier-escorting carrier.

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Here's the Friedrich der Grosse, your run of the mill H-39 battleship, but depicted upon completion in 1943, and the paint scheme to boot.
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And as rebuilt in the 50s by the Soviets.
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I already did this one for my AU as a successor to the Vanguard, but I've updated it and added some irl war-time stuff such as Bofors and Oerlikons that were missing on the original drawing.
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Post subject: Re: WoWS US Fast BattleshipsPosted: January 25th, 2023, 10:22 am
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Very cool stuff.

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Post subject: Re: WoWS US Fast BattleshipsPosted: January 25th, 2023, 1:43 pm
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Awesome! So glad to see these ships given the Shipbucket treatment! Would love to see other ships from the game, such as the Italian and German ships. Can't wait to see what else you have planned!

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Post subject: Re: WoWS US Fast BattleshipsPosted: January 25th, 2023, 7:39 pm
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Very impressive! I cannot wait to see more.

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Post subject: Re: WoWS US Fast BattleshipsPosted: February 5th, 2023, 10:12 pm
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I've updated some stuff on the original drawings, and added the ships over their extended service lifes, though I still have a few more additions to add. I've also added the all new Puerto Rico up to 1948. I still have the 50s version, with the possibility of doing a Vietnam and maybe 80s version. Then I'll move over to the next ship, which will be the Anchorage/Buffalo, which is based on the CA-B cruiser design.


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Post subject: Re: WoWS US Fast BattleshipsPosted: February 6th, 2023, 2:44 am
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Awesome work on the Puerto Rico!

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Post subject: Re: WoWS US Fast BattleshipsPosted: February 12th, 2023, 11:08 pm
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I've added the Anchorage (technically the Buffalo) and the Kearsarge.


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Post subject: Re: WoWS US Fast BattleshipsPosted: February 13th, 2023, 10:29 pm
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Post subject: Re: WoWS Ship CataloguePosted: March 13th, 2023, 10:15 pm
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I've updated some of the drawings, added the missing 1952 Georgia and expanded the topic by including ships of other nations. So far that included the Friedrich der Grosse (updated version of my old H-39 drawing) and an updated version of my Conqueror drawing.


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Post subject: Re: WoWS Ship CataloguePosted: March 13th, 2023, 11:35 pm
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