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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #150 on: April 02, 2022, 05:15:18 pm »

Hi Derek


According to the shipís plans-

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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #151 on: April 02, 2022, 05:18:38 pm »

With thanks to Martin Gazeley for these pictures.
Another size comparison this time with the German Protected Cruiser SMS Emden whilst at the Deanís Marine Christmas Open Day last year. I think that if I was an enemy cruiser seeing the beast of Glorious coming towards them Iíd think Iíd give in!
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #152 on: April 02, 2022, 07:36:16 pm »

However, you can see why they bent the front end up when steering into heavy weather which entailed extra strengthening built into the bow.

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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #153 on: April 02, 2022, 09:41:25 pm »

Well thanks Nick, but my guess wrong again  :embarrassed: , no evidence a long continuous Hollywood Boularvade companionway whats so ever....Derek
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #154 on: April 09, 2022, 11:55:44 am »

Sadly not, but I feel those 'spaces' look lavishly large compared to those on Battleships and Battle cruisers etc. I would like to se the same spaces in longitudinal drawings to see if they were very oblong, or square and spacious? I'm not questioning your findings Nick, just interested :)
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #155 on: April 16, 2022, 05:31:13 am »

Nick, A very interesting build, which I shall follow closely.
Thank you for sharing your journey.
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #156 on: April 16, 2022, 06:03:54 am »

Colin...


Not sure I understand ."you can see why they bent the front end up when steering into heavy weather"

I have seen the damage to deck structure hatches, drive gear and hydraulic pipework on a BHP Fleet Operations 100,00 tonner [Iron Somersby] running from the eye of a cyclone on the North West corner of Western Australia, so have an understanding of the un-imaginable forces <*< involved with an ocean, however in this case there was no apparent damage to the hull

With the Glorious, do you mean reinforcement of the hull post build and during Trials & pre-acceptance?

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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #157 on: April 16, 2022, 08:44:26 am »

Hi Derek


During speed trials it was discovered on Courageous that in heavy seas she had her bows buckled and bent resulting in a reinforcement inside the ship. Glorious didnít receive hers until much later.
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #158 on: April 16, 2022, 11:16:45 am »

I couldn't remember which one it was. I believe the captain was initially blamed for driving the ship too hard in rough seas.

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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #159 on: May 14, 2022, 04:58:20 pm »

The hull has been sanded down, resin coated, refilled, and sanded once again. She is now ready for the final coat of resin to seal up and then she will receive a plating layer from lithoplate.
A nice day for the sanding and filling though :-))
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #160 on: May 15, 2022, 11:02:34 am »

Lesson 1- never trust the weatherman! Because I believed them I didnít bother charging or loading boats.


Lesson 2- resin really cures quickly at this time of year!


Lesson 3- donít pick up the first hairy brush to apply said resinÖ malted like a Labrador on a carpet!


So in learning today- always have the batteries ready to go, if you donít go sailing make sure you mix the resin up for the weather conditions, and finally always use a nylon hair brush instead of horse hair! Any way final coat of resin applied, knowing my luck itíll rain now %%
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #161 on: May 15, 2022, 11:10:33 am »

Well, despite the weather you're still making progress and it's coming along well.


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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #162 on: May 15, 2022, 11:07:16 pm »

Thanks Ray


Just given a light coat of primer grey to see how good the sanding and filling was. One side was better due to a better quality hairy stick but looks surprisingly good. More progress coming this week  :-))
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #163 on: May 16, 2022, 08:40:48 am »

This vessels shape is looking more and more like the one depicted in 'THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN' running through venice
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #164 on: May 17, 2022, 08:20:25 pm »

Hm hm. That is one sleek ship. So slender.



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