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Second unknown ship in the Premium port?

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Well, I tried to find the old thread, but no joy;

 

A while back, LittleWhiteMouse (I think...) posted a thread about 'what ship is being built on the slipway behind the one her Bougainville (I think) was on' in the new premium dockyard port.

 

Well, there appears to be yet another ship further back, at what appears to be a fitting out dock.

 

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Anyone have any Idea what it might be? At first I thought an Erie, but it seems too big to be that; then I though a Bayern, but that also didn't seem right...

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It was Dseehafer who posted the thread about the ship on the slipway. The ship on the slipway is a Fletcher being constructed, the ship fitting out in the back is a Colorado.

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I wonder.. the superstructure looks British.. Hood?

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It was Dseehafer who posted the thread about the ship on the slipway. The ship on the slipway is a Fletcher being constructed, the ship fitting out in the back is a Colorado.

 

Now that someone said so I can easily see that, thanks.

 

...and apologies to both Dseehafer and LWM for the mixup.

Edited by Estimated_Prophet

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Now that someone said so I can easily see that, thanks.

 

...and apologies to both Dseehafer and LWM for the mixup.

 

Someone on Reddit said it was the California post-Pearl Harbor, mainly because she still has the #4 turret in place. Someone has a picture of her in dry dock with only her #4 turret in place as well.

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Someone on Reddit said it was the California post-Pearl Harbor, mainly because she still has the #4 turret in place. Someone has a picture of her in dry dock with only her #4 turret in place as well.

 

Except that California is a Tennessee-class, not a Colorado-class, and the ship in the port has a dual turret, not a triple.

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I wonder.. the superstructure looks British.. Hood?

 

Definitely not the Hood, much too short.

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All the pictures I could find of California post Pearl Harbor showed turret 4 still having it's guns, while the gunhouses for turrets 1, 2 and 3 were still in place, the guns themselves were removed. Which makes sense as she'd have to bring the turrets back to Puget, but replacement guns could come from spares. No mater how I pan around, I can't see more that one gun in turret 4 on the mystery ship, and if you can't see the front of the turret, the New Mexico's, California's and Colorado's have very similar turrets. (being hexagonal with flat tops)

 

I'm leaning towards it's modeled after one of the overhauls any of the standards received in the 1920's or 1930's, using the in game Colorado's model.

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There's another Colorado class BB on the other side of the BB/CV drydock as well. You get a brief glimpse of it when the camera pans over to the rewards ship.

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After looking a bit closer at it, Yes, it is a Colorado class

Only the gunhouse of Turret 4 is present, but what sells it as the Colorado is the cut down cage mast aft. They were cut down to clear more sky arcs for AAA.

Only Colorado and Maryland had the cut down cage masts. The British never had Cage Masts, they believed in the Tripod. The only other Navy to have Cage Masts beside the US was the Greek navy, due to them having purchased two older US ships.

West Virginia had her masts removed prior to her recovery from Pearl Harbor as a weight saving measure (for the rasing) and then she was rebuilt without them.

California were completely rebuilt and never had her Cage Masts post Pearl Harbor.

Tennessee went to Puget Sound for repairs post Pearl Harbor. Her aft Cage Mast was removed and a small tower was in place as in the Hull C version of Colorado. She never operated with a stump cage mast. She returned later that year and was completely rebuilt along the same lines of the California and West Virginia.


 

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