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Akira

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Alan Raven Plans
« on: July 01, 2021, 01:40:37 pm »

Is anyone aware of a source for Alan Raven's warship plans, OTHER than published in various books?
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Alan Raven Plans
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 02:26:08 pm »

Many of the A&A Plans went to Taubman in the USA via Sambrook Marine. As I recall these plans were drawn by Alan Raven & John Roberts.

Taubman list them here:

https://www.taubmansonline.com/

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Re: Alan Raven Plans
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 05:47:34 pm »

Some have appeared on eBay uk recently which I managed to get a few of the early TBD and destroyer designs from WW1. Some of the nicest drawings Iíve seen and they seem to be in a letter and number system (I.e A1, A2,etc).
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Re: Alan Raven Plans
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 06:35:29 pm »

Thank you for your replies. Sadly, LoyalHanna (Taubman) does not list Alan's plan for the 7 turret Colony class, which is what I am seeking. The quest continues...
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Re: Alan Raven Plans
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 07:31:36 pm »

A 7 turret Colony class is a new one on me! There were design studies for a '1960 cruiser' which would have had 3 twin six inch mountings and 4 twin 3 inch mountings. Is that what you mean?

All the Colony class had 3 or 4 main armament turrets.

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Re: Alan Raven Plans
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2021, 08:35:33 pm »

Colin,
You are correct about the Colony's, but during their design stage, proposals were made to consider several possible designs whereby they mounted the 5.25 twin turrets, ala KG V and Dido. Two of the specific proposals were for 7 and 8 turret versions. Alan presented his drawing of the 7 turret version in Warship, Volume II. Of course it is presented across two pages, but it does scan very well. If need be, I will go the cut and paste route and have it blown up.I would very much like to find one sheet versions of both the 7 and 8 turret designs.
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Re: Alan Raven Plans
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2021, 08:46:32 pm »

I rather suspect that only the final designs made it into the A&A plans range for commercial purposes so you may have to manage with the drawings you have.

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Re: Alan Raven Plans
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2021, 09:50:22 pm »

You may well be right. I was rather hoping that his collection may have been archived in some obscure hidey hole that someone knew of.
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Re: Alan Raven Plans
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2021, 10:26:27 pm »

I did meet Alan once back in the 70s. A very focused  individual.

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