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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:54 am 
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I was stationed aboard USS Sterett CG-31 in the mid to late '70s. I am now trying to build an Iron Shipwright 1/350 Horne, converting to Sterett. I am wondering if anybody else has built this ship (not necessarily the Iron Shipwright one). I don't seem to be able to collect enough references to build this ship completely from any particular era. Either antenna platform prints are not available, or yardarm prints, or superstructure changes. I don't seem to be able to collect a whole set for a particular time. And Belknap or Horne prints (of which I have both) are different enough as to be next to useless.

I would love talking to anybody that has built one of these ships.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:21 pm 
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Here is a link to a Face Book page that you will have to join the group, and they may be able to help you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/148167722581664

This link for all ships with the name Sterett.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/15927790465

I hope that one of these can help. Like I said you will need to join both groups then ask your question for photos and time frame you are looking for.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:30 pm 
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Thanks. Already a member of both.


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Here's a walkaround of Horne in 1985. Might help.

http://www.steelnavy.com/USSHorneCG30PhilToy.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:14 am 
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Thanks for this link. It has some useful pictures.


[quote="Admhawk"]Here's a walkaround of Horne in 1985. Might help.


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laxet, You should be talking about the pre-ciws/harpoon period, right? I was on Jouett in 80-82, during and after the yard period that switched everything around.

During that period, the single-enders should be nearly identical, except for the EW gear, which seemed to vary from ship to ship, from year to year.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:33 pm 
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Rick,

I was aboard from '76 - '80. I got out while in the yard. As best as I can determine, the following are correct:

CIWS installed 1978
SLQ-32 installed 1979
SPS-40 & 49 installed 1991

It seems that this is the period that everything started changing.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:37 pm 
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On Jouett, the upgrade was done as a single package.
The SPS-49 replaced the -40 in the 1980-81 baseline overhaul. At that same time the SLQ-32 was installed, replacing the WLR-1 suite. The SPS-48 was updated from 48C to 48D level, or something like that. And the CIWS and Harpoon were installed, replacing the 3"50cal guns. Also, Super RBOC replaced the earlier system, which I think was some sort of chaff delivered by a Zuni missile system. I started out as EW Officer in 1980, but didn't learn the details of the systems that were removed in 1980. I saw the crane take the parts off the ship. it looked like skinny torpedo tubes, but was for chaff.

That 1980-81 overhaul (which also upgraded missiles to SM-2 ER level and upgraded the fire control computer system), pretty much replaced every element of the combat systems onboard. I don't think the 5" gun had any modernization. I think the SQS-26 sonar was upgraded with a rubber window. This came to a bad situation in 1982 when the ship was steaming too fast into heavy seas and the rubber window failed, resulting in a short yard period in WestPac. Oops.

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