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[[File:ArgoRangefinderRender01.jpg|thumb|640px|'''Argo Gyro-stabilized Rangefinder Mounting'''<br>Model by Rob Brassington. ]]
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The '''Argo Mounting''' was a rangefinder mounting that was gyro-stabilised in yaw.
 
The '''Argo Mounting''' was a rangefinder mounting that was gyro-stabilised in yaw.
  
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
  
==Installations==
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==Fore Top Installations==
The mounting could be in a revolving armoured hood in the {{GCT}} or be free-standing, typically in the fore top.  A ship &ndash; always a capital ship{{FC}} &ndash; typically had just one, if any.
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The first ships given Argo mountings carried them free-standing in the fore top (often enlarged for the purpose).
  
The following ships with an Argo Mount in their fore top were to be provided one telescope Pattern G. 329 from Portsmouth in May, 1914:{{AWO1914|1082 of 8 May 1914}}
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In May, 1914, the following ships with Argo Mounts in their fore tops were to be provided one telescope Pattern G. 329 issued from Portsmouth:{{AWO1914|1082 of 8 May, 1914}}
 
* [[Lord Nelson Class Battleship (1906)|''Lord Nelson'' class]]
 
* [[Lord Nelson Class Battleship (1906)|''Lord Nelson'' class]]
 
* {{UK-Dreadnought|f=p}}
 
* {{UK-Dreadnought|f=p}}
 
*[[Bellerophon Class Battleship (1907)|''Bellerophon'' class]]
 
*[[Bellerophon Class Battleship (1907)|''Bellerophon'' class]]
 
* [[St. Vincent Class Battleship (1908)|''St. Vincent'' class]]
 
* [[St. Vincent Class Battleship (1908)|''St. Vincent'' class]]
*{{UK-Neptune|f=p}}
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*{{UK-1Neptune|f=p}}
*[[Colossus Class Battleship (1910)|''Colossus'' class]]
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*[[Colossus Class Battleship (1910)|''Colossus'' class]] (it appears that {{UK-Hercules}} might not have been given an Argo){{BrooksDGBJ|p. 50}}
 
*[[Orion Class Battleship (1910)|''Orion'' class]]
 
*[[Orion Class Battleship (1910)|''Orion'' class]]
 
*[[Invincible Class Battlecruiser (1907)|''Invincible'' class]]
 
*[[Invincible Class Battlecruiser (1907)|''Invincible'' class]]
 
*[[Indefatigable Class Battlecruiser (1909)|''Indefatigable'' class]]
 
*[[Indefatigable Class Battlecruiser (1909)|''Indefatigable'' class]]
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=="Argo Tower" Installations==
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In 1908, the Director of Naval Ordnance was keen to place rangefinders behind armour protection.  As a result, the [[Lion Class Battlecruiser (1910)|''Lion'']] and [[King George V Class Battleship (1911)|''King George V'' classes]] and their successors housed their Argo range finders in a revolving armoured hood atop the {{GCT}}, an installation dubbed the '''Argo Tower'''.{{BrooksDGBJ|p. 50}}
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==
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==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
 
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Latest revision as of 14:10, 10 November 2016

Argo Gyro-stabilized Rangefinder Mounting
Model by Rob Brassington.

The Argo Mounting was a rangefinder mounting that was gyro-stabilised in yaw.

Design

Fore Top Installations

The first ships given Argo mountings carried them free-standing in the fore top (often enlarged for the purpose).

In May, 1914, the following ships with Argo Mounts in their fore tops were to be provided one telescope Pattern G. 329 issued from Portsmouth:[1]

"Argo Tower" Installations

In 1908, the Director of Naval Ordnance was keen to place rangefinders behind armour protection. As a result, the Lion and King George V classes and their successors housed their Argo range finders in a revolving armoured hood atop the G.C.T., an installation dubbed the Argo Tower.[3]

Footnotes

  1. Admiralty Weekly Order No. 1082 of 8 May, 1914.
  2. Brooks. Dreadnought Gunnery. p. 50.
  3. Brooks. Dreadnought Gunnery. p. 50.

Bibliography