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USS Ingersoll DD-652
« on: April 10, 2015, 04:17:29 PM »

Although not a build thread, as yet, this is to introduce, those who may be interested, to Ingersoll. She began her illustrious career as a standard US Navy Fletcher -class destroyer, DD-652. After numerous successful patrols, she was drydocked to ungergo a number of refits in order for her to better serve the Cold War effort. Her number 3 5"-38 deck gun was removed and replaced with a twin  3"-50-cal.  anti-aircraft gun, along with 2 additional 3"-50s' which replaced the 40-mm gun mounts on either side of the rear funnel. The 5-tube torpedo launchers were removed, as well, and replaced with twin-torpedo tubes of a more modern type of torpedo. All of her remaining 20mm and 40mm guns were also removed. The 40mm gun mounts on either side of the bridge were replaced with hedgehog launchers, as well. Other upgrades were made to her radars and she was outfitted with a tripod main mast. All depth charge racks and throwers were also removed. The only depth charge rack remaining was on the starboard side of her fantail. She also carried no life rafts, other than the whaleboat type lifeboats!


Once I figure out how to upload photos to my posts, from my desktop, I will post them. Any assistance would be much appreciated!!
Have a happy modeling day!
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 05:07:57 PM »

Welcome! Your model should make an interesting build to follow. Good luck and hope you work out how to post your photos.
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 05:41:31 PM »

Thank you, Mick!! I look forward to sharing both my victories as well as my defeats with everyone!!
Have a good day!!
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 05:47:27 PM »

To post pictures click on 'Attachments and other options' below the text area and then 'choose file' under the word Attach. Navigate to your required picture and select it. Repeat for further pictures. Just watch the size most pictures from a camera will be too big and need reducing.


HTH
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 07:56:56 PM »

Many thanks, HTH!!
Much appreciated!
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 08:05:29 PM »

A photo of USS Ingersoll, DD-652!
My thanks to dougal99 for info on how to proceed!
This is Ingersoll off the coast of San Diego, California, circa 1966.
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 08:08:01 PM »

I love those 'classic' destroyers. UK Daring class is one of them.

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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 08:12:30 PM »

For anyone who may be interested in a bit more information on this destroyer, the following link provides quite a bit, with information about her post-war refits:


http://www.uss-ingersoll-vets.com/dd652.htm



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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 08:17:20 PM »

I just visited your website, and am quite impressed with your Aziz!!
She's a beauty, mate!! I look forward to following her progress!!
Well done, brother Mike!!
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 08:56:30 PM »

Hi Gary, she certainly came out of the dry dock a sleeker ship! The bridge area seems lower and less top heavy; that must have helped with stability.

I look forward to your build, seeing another project based on that versatile 'Blue Devil' hull.

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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 09:09:37 PM »

At present, I have the three superstructure elements assembled and have attached stanchions and railings. None of the topside parts are adhered yet, as I want to do a bit more detailing prior to painting them. They appear a bit "rough" right now, but are well on their way to being what I envision as, at least somewhat, befitting of her prototype!! Hah!!


I am currently working on the main deck, filling unwanted holes, and just generally smoothing the surface of the "oopsies" I made while modding it! Will post photos shortly!!
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 11:58:18 PM »

Just a few photos of my Ingersolls' superstructure sections in their "less-than-finished" stages!! Hah!!
The railing stanchions are Caldercraft and purchased from Croppers Models in the UK. 10mm in height.

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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2015, 12:00:56 AM »

OOps!!


The railings are made from .015" (roughly ,375mm) brass rod!
Very easy to work with, and it forms well to irregular curves and angles!
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 01:52:08 AM »

I just visited your website, and am quite impressed with your Aziz!!
She's a beauty, mate!! I look forward to following her progress!!
Well done, brother Mike!!
Thanks, but don't hold your breath. We are trying to move house and everything is in boxes now. Hopefully I might get back on it at the end of the year.

They appear a bit "rough" right now, but are well on their way to being what I envision as, at least somewhat, befitting of her prototype!!
Cripes. Your 'rough' looks like my 'finished'  :embarrassed:

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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2015, 03:41:03 PM »

A question to my fellow Fletcher modelers...


Looking at the photo of Ingersoll which I posted, there are 2 weapons mounted on either side of the bridge. The forward weapon is a hedgehog launcher, but the item just a bit aft of it is one that I cannot identify. It looks to be mounted in a way that will allow it to hinge up and down, and I am thinking it may be something akin to ASROC??? If anyone would have possible knowledge of it, would very much appreciate your input. In reading up on the Ingersolls post-war refits, there is no mention of ASROC, but, like the hedgehogs, I would guess that it is also an anti-submarine weapon of some sort!!??


Mayday, mayday!! Hahaha!!
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2015, 07:13:42 PM »

Looking good Gary! I like the bridgework very much and reckon those railings should resist all incoming knocks and thuds.

Re your query, It definitely looks tilted ruling out the ubiquitous locker.
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2015, 10:38:05 PM »

Hi Gary, it looks like a reload store for the Hedgehog.

Good Luck

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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2015, 11:30:57 PM »

Ahhh, beauty!!!


Many thanks me brother!!!


USS The Sullivans, is it not?? Good looking ship!
Where were you able to find such a photo?? May be some others there pertinent to my Ingersoll!


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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2015, 11:53:59 PM »

I take it, it the two cabinets either side of the launchers - storage boxes for the hegdehogs perhaps - angled for easy removal or stowage.
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2015, 04:52:05 PM »

"Ready lockers", indeed! Many thanks to all who have responded to my query!!
Much appreciated!
I have made up a couple such items from some square basswood, and covered them with
.25mm thick plastic sheet. The crazy old Yank has even scribed some lines on them to represent
individual compartments!! Yah just cannot fix "crazy", eh!! Hah!! %%

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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2015, 05:03:31 PM »

Exact term in the RN is Ready Use Lockers.

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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2015, 05:33:50 PM »

Hi Gary,

It came from a Forum http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/naval-warfare/56651-destroyers-fletcher-class-144.html

There was plenty of other stuff.

Tony :-))
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2015, 06:24:29 PM »

Great link!!
Thanks much, Tony!!


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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2015, 09:41:59 PM »

Hi Gary,

It came from a Forum http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/naval-warfare/56651-destroyers-fletcher-class-144.html

There was plenty of other stuff.

Tony :-))

Lots of detail photos, good link  O0 O0 :-)) :-))
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Re: USS Ingersoll DD-652
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2015, 11:11:23 AM »

Luck rather than judgement as usual :embarrassed:
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