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Hi guys!

 

So I wanted to see, aside from myself and dseehafer, who else out there collects pictures of these fine warships that we love? 

 

I have somewhere around 2,700 pictures in my hard drive of ships from around the world from the late 1700s to modern day. 

 

So sound off? Who here does this like I do? Or am I just an oddball? :Smile_unsure:

 

Fair winds and following seas captains! :Smile_honoring:

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Well I've just recently began collecting and organizing photos of the eight Canadian Tribal class destroyers on an external hard drive however, I'm only barely breaking triple digits so I have some work to do :Smile_teethhappy: 

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On 6/16/2017 at 11:20 PM, xX_Critical_ClopOut69_Xx said:

Well I've just recently began collecting and organizing photos of the eight Canadian Tribal class destroyers on an external hard drive however, I'm only barely breaking triple digits so I have some work to do :Smile_teethhappy: 

 

Canadian Tribals you say? Got them.

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13 minutes ago, Doomlock said:

 

Canadian Tribals you say? Got them.

 

Yep, first it started with getting photos of Haida however, I eventually started getting photos of all of the class. Post WWII era photos are quite common but finding decent WWII photos is a bit harder. 

 

I attached one of my more interesting photos I've found recently, I would just put it in the post but this new damn forum layout isn't cooperating with me :Smile_sceptic:

 

HMCS Iroquois is tied up across from Prinz Eugen in Wilhelmshaven after escorting her and Nurnberg from Copenhagen, interesting to wonder what those three Royal Navy officers were thinking. 

 

Three Royal naval officers are thinking as they observe Iroquois and the Prinz Eugen at opposite berthings in Wilhelmshaven harbour..jpg

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1 minute ago, xX_Critical_ClopOut69_Xx said:

 

Yep, first it started with getting photos of Haida however, I eventually started getting photos of all of the class. Post WWII era photos are quite common but finding decent WWII photos is a bit harder. 

 

I attached one of my more interesting photos I've found recently, I would just put it in the post but this new damn forum layout isn't cooperating with me :Smile_sceptic:

 

HMCS Iroquois is tied up across from Prinz Eugen in Wilhelmshaven after escorting her and Nurnberg from Copenhagen, interesting to wonder what those three Royal Navy officers were thinking. 

 

Three Royal naval officers are thinking as they observe Iroquois and the Prinz Eugen at opposite berthings in Wilhelmshaven harbour..jpg

 

"Hmm, how did the Germans manage to build a heavy cruiser better than us?"

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8 minutes ago, Doomlock said:

 

"Hmm, how did the Germans manage to build a heavy cruiser better than us?"

 

I'd say "better" is a subjective term :Smile_teethhappy:

 

British gave up 'Heavy' cruisers after the York class in the early 30's, it's quite easy to see why Hipper is better. I'd say "Heavy" fits the Eugen quite well too, seeing how she displaced roughly 19,000 tons for a cruiser!

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1 minute ago, xX_Critical_ClopOut69_Xx said:

 

I'd say "better" is a subjective term :Smile_teethhappy:

 

British gave up 'Heavy' cruisers after the York class in the early 30's, it's quite easy to see why Hipper is better. I'd say "Heavy" fits the Eugen quite well too, seeing how she displaced roughly 19,000 tons for a cruiser!

 

Yup. She's pretty chubby for a cruiser. Though I think the Takao-class were heavier...no they weren't just checked. But the Takao's were better armed! :Smile_veryhappy:

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Just now, Doomlock said:

 

Yup. She's pretty chubby for a cruiser. Though I think the Takao-class were heavier...no they weren't just checked. But the Takao's were better armed! :Smile_veryhappy:

The Germans just couldn't give up their distributed armor scheme, that scheme isn't exactly weight saving. The Hippers were odd ducks, they had very good 8 inch guns however, they had somewhat unreliable machinery, rather thin armor (Thickness wise) and the same twin turret design used on a lot of KM ships.

 

Hell, the USS Cleveland was a 'light' cruiser and she's comparable in most aspects to Hipper, let alone the USN heavy cruisers.

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Just now, xX_Critical_ClopOut69_Xx said:

The Germans just couldn't give up their distributed armor scheme, that scheme isn't exactly weight saving. The Hippers were odd ducks, they had very good 8 inch guns however, they had somewhat unreliable machinery, rather thin armor (Thickness wise) and the same twin turret design used on a lot of KM ships.

 

Hell, the USS Cleveland was a 'light' cruiser and she's comparable in most aspects to Hipper, let alone the USN heavy cruisers.

 

Let's not forget the fantastic performance of those 6"/47s either.

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Just now, Doomlock said:

 

Let's not forget the fantastic performance of those 6"/47s either.

 

Yep, there's a reason why the Cleveland class are generally thought of as the most successful 'light' cruiser ever put to sea. She skirted what a light cruiser really was and with USN production, they pumped out a ton of them, not one being lost, nice looking ship too.

 

Quite impressive.

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I'm not a photo collector but my dad always seemed to have a passion for taking photos. After he died I discovered a couple of his photo albums in the attic and these are a few of the pictures I found in them. He wrote under each picture the location and date. 

 

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My dad.

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On the way to Leyte, October 1944.

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Leyte.

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