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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #225 on: July 30, 2018, 06:55:39 PM »

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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #226 on: July 30, 2018, 06:56:15 PM »

  there's an optimist , Flower's would roll on wet grass ,





a great analogy, love it {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #227 on: July 31, 2018, 01:00:32 AM »

Thanks Nick,
I think that someone is just extracting the usual :-))
O0  interestingly looking over the wikipedia listings , they all seem to be RN designations & non actually built directly for the USN , and quite a few other countries used them too . . .
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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #228 on: July 31, 2018, 09:30:30 AM »

If you look at the navsource lists, some of the Canadian ones were built directly for the USN under contract and not via the RCN . PG90 was built for the USN as USS Caprice and then transferred to the RN under lend-lease.


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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #229 on: July 31, 2018, 02:28:09 PM »


Monitor Marshall Soult


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/radio-controlled-boat-Royal-Navy-Monitor-Marshall-Soult/173319558530?hash=item285aa69582:g:6AwAAOSwQWxa-t5z

 


Not a big conversion to HMS General Wolfe.  General Wolfe was one of the ships that carried the largest piece of ordinance ever sortied by the Royal Navy.  In addition to her twin 12 inch guns and assorted 3 and 6 inch guns General Wolfe mounted a single 18 inch barrel capable of firing 32 miles.  The barrel was in a semi trainable mount aimed to the Starboard which meant that if she was to be used for shore bombardment in Europe she could only fire while sailing north or east.
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« Reply #230 on: July 31, 2018, 03:09:06 PM »

You're missing out the end of the story Tail,
In 1921 Wolfe's sister ship Lord Clive carried a triple 15" turret instead of the single 18" in trials to test gunfire against the hulk of SMS Baden. There is a pic in the April 22nd 1921 edition of The Engineer (See Graces Guide)
The pic is the 18" gun being shipped in 1917.
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« Reply #231 on: July 31, 2018, 04:08:59 PM »

It was a weird kind of recycling using guns off other warships.  Unbelievably, the 18" BL barrels had been meant for a cruiser.
The idea of being able to shoot over that distance must have been revolutionary.  32 miles is the same as having the gun in the center of Manchester and being able to land shells in Liverpool or the outskirts of Leeds.  It begs the question about how you report the fall of shot.
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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #232 on: July 31, 2018, 05:42:38 PM »


 It begs the question about how you report the fall of shot.


An airborne observation post perhaps? The one that springs to mind is the Fairey IIIA,  or similar.
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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #233 on: July 31, 2018, 06:10:41 PM »

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« Reply #234 on: July 31, 2018, 08:30:51 PM »

An airborne observation post perhaps? The one that springs to mind is the Fairey IIIA,  or similar.
                                                                       

This would have been in WW1 Foward Observation Post and primative wireless, perhaps
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« Reply #235 on: August 01, 2018, 05:14:59 AM »

                                                                       
This would have been in WW1 Foward Observation Post and primative wireless, perhaps


The IIIA was in RNAS service in 1917.
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« Reply #237 on: August 03, 2018, 10:58:38 AM »

Hi Rickles23
The postage is probably the same price !!!
A 30 pound hull from UK 100 pounds postage !!!!
One magazine from France 8 Euros and 60 Euros postage, that, about $108 AU.
They think money grows or trees !!!!!

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Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #238 on: August 03, 2018, 12:15:27 PM »

The IIIA was in RNAS service in 1917.

Indeed it was but was airborne signalling sufficient to the task?  The monitors always show a plethora of wireless aerials. Was airborne wireless telegraphy up to the task at that time? 
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