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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:27 pm 
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Perhaps we had that question already:

which deck colour had Exeter when she was sunk?

According to British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WW II, Volume 3 by Malcolm Wright the wooden decks were not painted and the steel decks were in 507 B.

Ok, I tried to find photos showing the decks, which was not so easy.

There is this photo:
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205016739

I agree, the wooden decks appear to be wooden. But when was the photo made?

Another one, labelled with February 1942:
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http://britishimerialglory.tumblr.com/image/144887265173

Could be again unpainted wooden decks.

Here they appear to be very dark - but for sure bad quality:
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http://www.robin-brooks.com/special-ships/hms-exeter-sinking.shtml

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Hi Gents,

Having been queried a few times re the accuracy of the fore-gun angles on the painting I had commissioned after we discovered the wreck of HMS Exeter back in 2007, thought I'd post the following which shows just what an acute angle the fore guns could train aft on. Schematic from official plans of Exeter: Red dots mark B turrets angle of train, green dots A turrets. As they say, or to paraphrase in this instance, a schematic is worth a thousand words.

It also shows just who Exeter was concerned with / firing on in her last moments, i.e. the southern Jap cruisers, Haguro and Nachi, which were not abeam as portrayed in Capt Gordon's post war drawing.

Also recent historical photos have turned up that seem to confirm that one of Exeters port torpedo warheads 'dislodged' prior to firing and now rests (or did before her recent salvage) under the tubes, as is shown in u/w photos I took.

For more info on the background of the painting, should one so desire, please visit; http://www.jamesaflood.com/exeter.html


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Just to give the Forum the good news that the art-work has been created for the Kit Box to display and advertise -
for the Trumpeter 1/350 scale HMS Exeter Kit
The artist has also created artwork for the HMS Kent and Cornwall kits , as well the HMS York ( sister ship to Exeter )
This is the 2018-2019 Catalogue page from Trumpeter themselves .... so hopefully in the near future , we will have a companion to HMS Belfast !


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Looks like an early war version from the box art. I wonder if they'll release an as sunk version too!

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Aoshima's recently released 1/700 Exeter is in the as-lost configuration and appears quite good.


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The Aoshima Exeter hull measures about 9.9 inches long and according to the O/A length in Wiki it should be 9.85 in long so it is to scale


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Any pictures of the parts? I'm still waiting on mine coming from Japan.

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Just found this photo online of HMS Exeter during her refit in Devonport after the Battle Plate action. Looks like the newly built pom pom platform has been fitted but the guns have not yet been installed, and catapults have not been refitted. Anyone know where this is from--a private collection maybe? Would be great to to find additional shots from this series--if they exist.

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/s ... 40/cat/511

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:15 am 
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Thanks for posting the repair photo Mike!

Some other Exeter photos here (not of her under repair though) that some may not have seen.

https://hiveminer.com/Tags/exeter,navyphoto

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A built-up model (https://twitter.com/inutaron/status/1000030185675108353) from Aoshima's EXETER kit (and the Aoshima photo-etch set) show RDF (radar) Type 285 on both for'd and after HA.DCTs, and RDF Type 282 on pompom directors on the after superstructure. Although photos show the framework to take the aerials on the HA.DCTs, I've seen none showing the actual aerials for 285, or 282 arrays - and printed references show only Types 279 and 284 being fitted.

Were these sets (285, 282) fitted when she was lost?


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have a look at these links.
https://www.world-war.co.uk/York/york_class.php3
https://www.world-war.co.uk/York/exeter.php3


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Started a 1/96 scale plug for HMS Exeter

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Richard OMalley wrote:
Started a 1/96 scale plug for HMS Exeter

profile morskie drawing from either book 111 or 119?


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DavidP wrote:
profile morskie drawing from either book 111 or 119?


Colour me slow, but which of the above post are you referring to here?

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you are slow. Richard's 8:47am post.


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DavidP wrote:
you are slow. Richard's 8:47am post.


Strange, they don't look like any PM drawings I have seen, but what do I know, its been a while since I had any of my PM copies in hand. The copyright imprint "drawings prepared for "R O'M" is what made me ask, as didn't realise PM prepared drawings for individuals is all.

Pardon my ignorance and thanks for you expertise.

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"drawings prepared for" was the clue to me as my bb41 USS Mississippi drawing file I bought as a pdf file had that on it. I unlocked it online & that line is no longer on the drawing.


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Sorry I was working .Yes they are Profile Morskie plans .They aren't from a book ,they were e-mailed to me . :wave_1:


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maxim wrote:
Perhaps we had that question already:

which deck colour had Exeter when she was sunk?

According to British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WW II, Volume 3 by Malcolm Wright the wooden decks were not painted and the steel decks were in 507 B.

Ok, I tried to find photos showing the decks, which was not so easy.

There is this photo:
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205016739

1) I agree, the wooden decks appear to be wooden. But when was the photo made?

2) Another one, labelled with February 1942:
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http://britishimerialglory.tumblr.com/image/144887265173


Pardon this very very very late answer on this but just noticed no one had answered your question;

Your question I have now labeled 1 is captioned in my collection as "May 1941'. I also have a similar, but only 'similar' one labelled "late 41 or early 42", but that has no Walrus on board and just looks 'different' somehow. The picture you refer to was taken by a RAF plane. I'll try and find out exactly the date but I lean towards May 41. My copy came from a knowledgeable Exeter historian. But that's not 100% proof of course, but...........................................It'll do me till proven otherwise.

As for the 2nd one, definately 100% Feb 42, Java Sea, no doubt about that one. ;-)

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