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Name this Naval Vessel

Discussion in 'Quiz Me!' started by Slipdigit, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    My grandfather was transported by this ship.. I can't remember if it was going over or coming back.

    Edit: It was the return trip back from Japan in May 1946.
     
  2. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Member

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    Thanks SP, I'll get to it later today.

    Nice to see you again, Slip.

    tom
     
  3. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    You too, Tom. How's our dear friend at the Pontiac site?
     
  4. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Member

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    Haven't seen him there since Feb or Mar of last year. He's been at the site, but hasn't posted .

    tom
     
  5. Spartanroller

    Spartanroller Ace

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    Apologies to Tom - feel free to jump back in whenever you like - If I may to get the thread going again I thought I'd try this; (not too fussed about the specific vessel, just the class, unless you can ident it in which case much kudos :))
     

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  6. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    IMO gun and sail have a soviet look to them M class ?
     
  7. mikebatzel

    mikebatzel Dreadnaught

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    Looks pre to early war. Possibly a British U-Class?
     
  8. Spartanroller

    Spartanroller Ace

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    TOS got it - M (Malyutka) class Soviet, supposedly M104 :) well spotted, your go..
     
  9. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    QUOTE=Spartanroller;567579]TOS got it - M (Malyutka) class Soviet, supposedly M104 :) well spotted, your go..[/QUOTE]

    Was also thinking of o U but then I sav "windows in the sail" almost a sure pointer to a soviet sub.

    I liked the picture so I didn't resize it much....

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  10. Spartanroller

    Spartanroller Ace

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    Is she the Brazilian Bahia? the bow looks wrong but it may have been one of the upgrades she received.
     
  11. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    She's not the Bahia, same number of funnels and similar in size but ... she has a different genealogy.
    HINT: forget about that horrible swan neck bow and look at the other details.
     
  12. Spartanroller

    Spartanroller Ace

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    think I'll have to have another try tomorrow if nobody else gets it first - I got nothing better after much searching - not tuned back into ship sites yet :)
     
  13. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    I would say as a first guess the French cruiser Strasbourg (ex-German Regensburg) circa 1922 - 23.
     
  14. Spartanroller

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    I was looking at Strasbourg/Ancona as well but doesn't somehow seem right. Can't put finger on it yet.
     
  15. SymphonicPoet

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    Sure feels Germanic to me, what with the style of the funnels and masts. The wing turrets make it feel pretty old as well. (Much older than the goofy stem.) Looks turn of the century to me. Pre-dreadnought era heavily updated. (The bridge feels newer, as do the gun shields.)
     
  16. Spartanroller

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    Could it be the SMS Frankfurt (Wiesbaden Class) - can't find anything with her with that bow, but assuming that's a mod then the rest seems to fit?
     
  17. TiredOldSoldier

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    Feel I have to to put Spartanroller out his misery, she is Ancona (Graudenz), AFAIK the "swan bow" addition was to mount a catapult, the Italian navy liked to put the floatplanes on the forecastle. Why did you rule her out out ?

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  18. Spartanroller

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    Hadn't completely ruled her out, just the photos I looked at of her weren't great quality - and somehow didn't look right in the bridge and foredeck areas - maybe they were mis labelled photos, but the modifications probably explain it, and I found no pics at all of her after those. Good question though :)

    (and I always tend to suspect Italian connections in your questions) :)

    Don't know if that qualifies me to post the next one or not, but if so, try this lady;
     

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  19. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    IMO you just crossed the Alps, she looks very French, though she may be one of the La Galissoniere class my guess would be Emile Bertin as I see wat looks like a catapult amidship (the La Galissoniere had it on X turret).

    EDIT: Looking at this pic of Emile Bertin from nearly exactly the same angle I changed my mind ... a La Galissoniere but haven't the time to search for which one right now.
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    Found your pic here
    http://lemairesoft.sytes.net:1944/pages/page.aspx?univid=111043
    but no captions :(:(....
    Pic is probably pre or early war, no "neutrality stripes" on the turrets, so first try is the class namesake La Galissoniere.
     
  20. Spartanroller

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    Right on target - the Class Ship La Galissoniere according to my source :) back to you :)
     

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