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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #425 on: October 12, 2017, 10:31:34 PM »

Cheers for that. Just ordered via Amazon ( along with H G Wells War of the Worlds paperback and BSG Season 4 Soundtrack...I cannot be trusted on Amazon!! ), looking forward to a good read, and possibly some more clues about Oerlikon numbers and placement on the ship. I still vote for two aft, two on the upper bridge wings and two on the aft part of the upper bridge structure, port and starboard. However, still looking at the forward part of the aft boat deck.....
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #426 on: October 12, 2017, 10:39:03 PM »

I just read past that section of the book describing the "preparations" and alterations made to Ohio. I think they were quite specific and will help you in your detailing quest. I don't want to spoil your anticipation though, so I'll refrain from posting them.
I don't get to be a tease very often.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #427 on: October 12, 2017, 10:44:37 PM »

I just read past that section of the book describing the "preparations" and alterations made to Ohio. I think they were quite specific and will help you in your detailing quest. I don't want to spoil your anticipation though, so I'll refrain from posting them.
I don't get to be a tease very often.
Cheers
Jonathan


Teased from across the seas! I think I can wait a few days, it's been seven years in build so far %)
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #428 on: June 11, 2018, 10:48:53 AM »

Is there a particular reason for this old thread being pinned to the top?
Not trying to be cocky, just genuinely curious  :-)
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #429 on: June 11, 2018, 12:10:21 PM »

Mostly cos it is a work in progress, cool as a cucumber, big and heavy, the only SS Ohio on the forum, and it is not a Shannon!!! Honestly, I don't know, but am always grateful to up there with Albert the Tug :-))
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #430 on: June 11, 2018, 12:22:50 PM »

Because it is special ! Well the builder is :P
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #431 on: June 11, 2018, 12:35:39 PM »

...and old.

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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #432 on: June 11, 2018, 12:37:36 PM »

Very.  :}
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #433 on: June 11, 2018, 02:28:44 PM »

Well in that case, that's all the reason I need  :-))   :}
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #434 on: April 06, 2019, 07:17:52 PM »

I love this build. I am reading my way thru"At All Costs". It is an account of the Ohio's trial and the efforts of two American merchant Marine sailors who boarded her during Pedestal after their ship, the Santa Eliza, was sunk during the convoy and the contributions they made to her survival. Interestingly,, Ohio had a salvage air system that allowed HP air to be blown into almost all of her various tanks. Installed on the Clyde, it was powered by compressors installed at the same time as other "improvements" following her loan to England.
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I am not a fast reader, too busy building stuff etc, however I can highly recommend this book. Just finished it and I have to say it is the best of the Pedestal books that I have read, inspiring bit of history, well presented. On the technical side of the placement of the AA guns, I think I can say that the layout of guns was as follows; From the bow, 3" WW1 pattern HA gun, probably an American pattern one as it was already fitted when the ship arrived in Scotland. Two single 20mm Oerlikons on the upper bridge wings. Two smaller AA guns bolted to the forward part of the aft boat deck, Browning or Vickers machine guns ( that is why I cannot spot them in photographs, either too small or they were unshipped/pilfered by one of the destroyers when Ohio was abandoned. Two single 20mm Oerlikons on the upper gun platform just aft of the funnel. A single Bofors 40mm cannon on the square raised platform on the centreline. A 5" low angle US pattern, WW1 vintage battleship style secondary gun on the big circular platform aft.
That is what I am going to settle on going forward. Once HMS Snowflake is complete, I think it is time to finish off this mammoth project once and for all :-))
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