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Malcolmbailey

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Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« on: September 12, 2018, 09:12:56 PM »

On photographs of the f class destroyer HMS Fortune ( of which I am making a model) is a what I believe is a TDS.
I am struggling to find out how it would work in practice.
Can someone knowledgable on the subject please enlighten me?
Thanks
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 08:52:38 AM »



Hi Malcolm  Do you mean TSDS
Two speed destroyer sweep ?


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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 09:05:25 AM »

Morning John,
Yes I do!
 I thought the T stood for torpedo hence my inability to find anything on the net.
I shall continue my research down the right path now.
Thanks
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 09:51:53 AM »

From memory there is a description and diagrams of the TSDS in 'The Kellys' ( history of the JKN destroyers)


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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 12:32:55 PM »

Try Torpedo decoy system?
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 12:41:51 PM »

I understood this to be ...''torpedo deployment"...not sure where the S  :o came from ?... Derek
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 01:38:07 PM »

Target Designation System maybe??


A photo of the part in question would help...


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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 01:47:55 PM »

Tot Drinking Seaman :D :D :D


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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 04:23:08 PM »

Hi All
I have spent half an hour trying to post a photo without success.
One can be seen on the model by JRH of HMS Electra.
Sorry if I am misusing a copyrighted photo.
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 05:24:08 PM »


Hi do you mean one of these?
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 05:39:20 PM »

Hi John,
Yes it does look like one of two that would have been towed behind the destroyer.
Does it have a technical name.
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2018, 06:05:10 PM »


Hi Malcolm
It is a Paravane






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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2018, 06:06:19 PM »

Forgive a RAF crab but isn’t it called a paravane.  :-))


I think John just beat me to it! {-)
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2018, 08:07:37 PM »

Thank you gentlemen. Having googled “paravane” the whole purpose and mode of employment immediately becomes clear.
Thanks again
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Re: Ww2 destroyer TDS?
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2018, 08:49:03 PM »


Paravanes are used against mines. A cable would be attached to the Paravane and also to the lower bow. As the ship moves through the water the Paravane would spread outward to make a wide path, as the cables came into contact with the cable that is attached to a mine and it's counter weight it would guide the mine cable outward to the Paravane which as a cutter head that would cut the cable to the mine and make the mine float to the surface so that it could be destroyed by another ship.


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