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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 1:12 am 
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I have Floating Drydock's 1945 Pennsylvania drawings. Last year I ordered them in 1/96 scale. Well worth the money, 3 scrolls. And they are huge. About 8 ft. long and 30-31 in. wide.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 6:20 am 
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I have Floating Drydock's 1945 Pennsylvania drawings. Last year I ordered them in 1/96 scale. Well worth the money, 3 scrolls. And they are huge. About 8 ft. long and 30-31 in. wide.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:34 am 
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got my floating drydock 1/192 scale plans of the Nevada, Pennsylvania & the Maryland, all late war plus the frames drawing of the post modernized Texas as a freebie middle of last week.


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I think one of the best photos, and description, for any 1945 US battleship fit is in the Navsource.org photo archive for the USS Pennsylvania.
The photo is http://navsource.org/archives/01/038/013801c.jpg showing the Pennsylvania in June 1945 at Hunters Point. But what is great is the identification and description of most, if not all, the various antennas , etc. that were upgraded/added to her. She was even given some of the newest gun directors that even the Iowa class didn't get until after the war.

But the description of the various bits and pieces help identify the strange looking things that sprouted all over US battleships in the last year of the war.

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After Pearl Harbor, were the second hawse pipe on each side of the Pennsylvania removed? I see only one hawse hole on each side on the booklet of general plans.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:44 am 
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Yes - see this photo - http://navsource.org/archives/01/038/013874a.jpg

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Here's the overhead view, which also shows her rigged for Paravanes for those who are interested.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:50 am 
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bioshock73 wrote:
I have Floating Drydock's 1945 Pennsylvania drawings. Last year I ordered them in 1/96 scale. Well worth the money, 3 scrolls. And they are huge. About 8 ft. long and 30-31 in. wide.


Thanks for that info. I'm starting adapting my 1/1200 Arizona hull into a 1945 Pennsylvania hull and will have to get a set of those plans before I really spend any meaningful time on it.

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do not get the "G" series version of the 1945 Pennsylvania which I did as the top views does not match the side profile. I'm using the warship series #2 Keystone Battlewagon USS Pennsylvania to get the locations of the 14" barbetts that are different in the FD plans plus the hull casements.
try this, Booklet of General Plans for Pennsylvania as of March 1945 http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/BB38/BOGP/


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I have a question for you folks, it is in regards to the Degaussing cables that are present on the Arizona hull near the gunnel. Now I have noticed in some of the photo's Pennsylvania had the same cables run in gunnels instead of outside the hull. Can anyone verify this?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:21 pm 
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Original design had them in the water channels but they were moved into the interiors of the ships later on during refits. Arizona didn't survive long enough for this to happen to her, but Pennsylvania did. Not 100% sure of when though as I haven't gone through her departure reports.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:27 pm 
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Hi Tracy,

The reason for the question was the Arizona in the underwater hull survey those cables are in plain site on the bow area. As for accuracy I think the mention of this would apply to those who strive for accurate representation of this ship as it would have looked on 7 Dec. Moreover the Oklahoma had her cables on the outer hull as seen in Navsource.


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