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by rivnut
Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Voicepipes
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Voicepipes

It is interesting that as maritime voicepipes reached their technical peak, they were already superceded by the intercom and the interdepartmental telephones. Switchboards were generally dispersed throughout the larger ships. Meanwhile the voicepipes were visible everywhere. Electricians at the time...
by rivnut
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Bismarck lights
Replies: 4
Views: 3340

Re: Bismarck lights

Hi, Jack Brower's "Anatomy of the Ship" Battleship Bismarck, shows a typical set of ships running lights. The Red and Green Navlights were mounted on either side of the lower bridgedeck. Forward and just below the open bridgedeck on either side.There are two "top lights", one on the mast of the fore...
by rivnut
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Camber of Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen, Bismarck
Replies: 9
Views: 4401

Re: Camber of Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen, Bismarck

Yes, I've been modeling for ages and used to think all sorts of things about the camber until I read a few technical articles.

kevin
by rivnut
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Camber of Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen, Bismarck
Replies: 9
Views: 4401

Re: Camber of Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen, Bismarck

I realize this is an old thread, but for the benifit of people reading "in" at a later date, the Camber of these decks was there primarily for deck strength, not shedding water. The slight arc provided good strength over weight. Oddly enough many aircraft carriers had cambered decks. It's pretty wel...
by rivnut
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck deck details
Replies: 7
Views: 8701

Re: Bismarck deck details

Hi, most of the deck areas of the ships that were open to the elements (and where the crew might be expected to spend a lot of time on there feet) were lined with wooden gratings. Usually teak. That would include open bridges etc. Often the interior bridge was lined with the gratings, allowing free ...
by rivnut
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 160
Views: 88043

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

The bismarck is iconic, of it's age, like the Spitfire or any number of vastly popular war machines from the 30's and 40's. For me, it's always been there in the background. Certainly interesting from a historic perspective and controversial in many ways. The whole circumstances of it's untimate end...