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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:24 pm 
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Expert modeler John Youngerman sent copies of photographs of what appears to be the builder's model of the cruiser Gotland. The main deck was wood-planked. In the model, the superstructure deck are red or black. Particular British and Russian warships had brown decks but red is unusual.

In the photograph of the actual ship, the relatively light color of the upper decks does not match the centers of the aftermost life rafts. This photograph seems to establish that those colors were different. The amidships liferafts appear to be of one uniform color, similar in brightness to the decks.

From this I conclude that when photographed here, the brighter areas of the upper decks were not red. Has anyone information about Swedish naval policy about deck colors?

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JH wrote:
Yes and also on a final point: after studies of the RN aircraft carriers Sweden sought to build a aircraft carrier but due to problems with the tight budget of a smaller navy. The new cruiser HMS Gotland was converted instead, but she only had a compliment of around 6 aircraft, but this many was never carried and the idea was abandoned.
So she was converted to a AA cruiser by the early wartime period.

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The Japanese naval modeling publication "Navy Yard," Volume #26, Summer 2014 features a scratchbuild of the HMS Gotland, circa 1934, in aircraft cruiser mode.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:41 pm 
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I was in Stockholm in 2011 and visited the maritime museum. There are some excellent models in there.

Now, if only someone knew how to get plans. Apparently the Swedes are very reluctant to let stuff go...

Halland

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