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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:45 am 
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Hi All

Hi KevinD, off the top of my head you're answer would be in the 8 inch handbook where the complete loading sequence is given, including times for reload and shell / cordite re supply, as far as my jotted down references I think its Adm 234/190 National Archives Kew.

They are fairly large books so it would be a visit I'm afraid.

Have Navweaps not got info on loading angle?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:52 am 
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Hi All,

Hi KevinD, just checked on Navweaps and the Mk1 and 1* have a reload angle of 10°, but the Mk2 and 2* which I think was on Exeter is given as 6°.

Hope that helps
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:31 am 
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Cag wrote:
Hi All,
Hi KevinD, just checked on Navweaps and the Mk1 and 1* have a reload angle of 10°, but the Mk2 and 2* which I think was on Exeter is given as 6°.
Hope that helps
Best wishes
Cag.
Thanks for doing the work for me Sean. :thumbs_up_1:

I don't know why I didn't go look there in the first place. :doh_1:

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We are off to look for trouble. I expect we shall find it.” Capt. Tennant, HMS Repulse. 8 December 1941
A review of the situation at about 1100 was not encouraging.” Capt. Gordon, HMS Exeter. 1 March 1942


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tjstoneman wrote:
According to a post on this thread (admittedly 11 years ago - 5 January 2010!), the 20mm were never fitted in the tubs on "B" and Y" turrets, with mountings for single machine guns instead. Not sure if any weapons were ever fitted in the tubs abreast the mainmast.
The single 2 pounder pompoms had been replaced by quadruple Vickers 0.5" machine guns some years before the war. The four single 4" HA guns had been replaced by 8 4" guns in four twin mountings, and two octuple 2 pounder pompom mountings added, during her 1940 repairs.



Did she retain her quad vickers 50's after her refit?

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The quadruple 0.5" mountings remained in place abreast the bridge after her repairs in 1940 - see, for example, http://steelnavy.com/images/OkretySwiat ... Exeter.JPG, where the four drum magazines of the starboard mounting can be seen reflecting light just above S1 twin 4" mounting.


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tjstoneman wrote:
The quadruple 0.5" mountings remained in place abreast the bridge after her repairs in 1940 - see, for example, http://steelnavy.com/images/OkretySwiat ... Exeter.JPG, where the four drum magazines of the starboard mounting can be seen reflecting light just above S1 twin 4" mounting.


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