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  Topic: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Ralph Currell

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:06 pm   Subject: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Here's a couple of related pics that seem to support the light fixture explanation. The lamp in the second picture apparently swivels to allow illumination of the breech and either of the gunlayer's p ...
  Topic: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Ralph Currell

Replies: 11
Views: 18101

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:52 pm   Subject: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
One thought that has occurred to me is that it is a light with a shade for night use. Does that sound corny?


Tone,

No, not corny at all. It makes as much sense as any other explanation I've ...
  Topic: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Ralph Currell

Replies: 11
Views: 18101

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:23 pm   Subject: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Here are a couple of new photos of Olympic's guns:

http://rpmshipboat.fotopic.net/p2802780.html
http://rpmshipboat.fotopic.net/p2802779.html

The first one shows that davit above the breech, wit ...
  Topic: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Ralph Currell

Replies: 11
Views: 18101

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:23 pm   Subject: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
That suggests to me that this is knots of deflection, left and right. But 40 knots deflection is an awful lot. I can imagine it, however, as this is a fast ship and the fire would likely be at short ...
  Topic: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Ralph Currell

Replies: 11
Views: 18101

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:06 pm   Subject: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Ralph -- you have many good pictures. Those are clearly substantial, long barrel weapons, not at all what I imagined, and I'd suspect this is the benefit of the special provisions in the construction ...
  Topic: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Ralph Currell

Replies: 11
Views: 18101

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:36 pm   Subject: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Tone,

Thanks for a very detailed and informative reply!


I'd have to guess these ships all used low-velocity (early) variants of these guns... particularly when 6-in was being used.

e.g., th ...
  Topic: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Ralph Currell

Replies: 11
Views: 18101

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:10 pm   Subject: Weapons & fire control on troopships, AMCs
Hello all,

I'm looking for information on the armament used on the large British troopship liners in WWI, particularly RMS Olympic. I know Olympic had six 6-inch guns during the latter half of the ...
 
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