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Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« on: July 19, 2007, 04:58:02 AM »


In this type of ship, how did the crew get up to the director room?
Were the ladders inside or outside the tripod legs?
( Those tubes look a bit tight to climb up inside! )

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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 10:06:05 AM »

Some of the RN Battlecruisers had the access to the spotting top inside the leg of the tripod mast.
There was s alight problem though.
When steaming the funnell exhaust used to heat up the leg, so much so, that they couldnt get down.
Food was passed up in a bucket and rope, just wondering if these had the same problem!!

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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 10:13:25 AM »

Probably a ladder inside the central tube and thin seamen.
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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 12:46:50 PM »

Thin semen?
Give up smolking, take regular excercise and maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007, 05:22:06 PM »

And drink lots of Guiness, oh and don't sit on hot steam pipes - or was that piles  ??? ???

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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2007, 07:58:01 PM »

CDSC123, I did spell it right if you look carefully, and no, I haven't edited it!

Ofr course you know what they say makes you go blind..... ;)
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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2007, 08:57:07 PM »

Sorry Colin, I read your post and my imbecilic sense of humour just couldn't resist.
There was nothing wrong with what you said, content and spelling both perfect.
Just me, in a silly mood.


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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2007, 09:10:15 PM »

The give away could be, if you go to the enlarged picture, and have a look at the mast and compare its diameter with the wooden door on bridge, you will see that the mast diameter looks to be larger than the width of the door.  So anyone who is used to scaling off pictures will know that the diameter of the mast will be larger than the width of the door - average door 2 foot 6 inches - 3 foot wide.  So therefore the mast must be in the region of 3 foot - 4 foot in diameter.  But, if you look further up the mast - where the mast is painted black, you will see foot and hand grab rails for working on the exterior with the main mast support.  This indicates there could be either a door on the back end of the mast, or a welded runged ladder all the way up the back of the mast right to the top of the observation platform which I tend to favour.

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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2007, 09:13:13 PM »

and heres me thinkin ZETA  was a hoose wife   ;D ;D ;D ;D :P
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Re: Greek cruiser Georgios Averof
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2007, 09:21:52 PM »

I'd have thought that an external ladder would be pretty untenable with the ship under way - either roasted or suffocated (or both!)
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