: --Previous Message--
: Re:- Flyhawk 1/700 HMS Prince of Wales
: (1941) superbly re-popped + mystery pair of
: inclined stovepipes ??
: Thanks to the guy who gave us the heads up
: for the Flyhawk HMS PoW test shots.
: She had oil stoves. The main kitchen and the
: seamen's galley was situated on the upper
: deck ( A and C 14" quad gun turret
: level ) under the tower bridge structure.
: Also the bakery was one deck below.
: Anyways Sheerluck Watson here assumes these
: mystery items are from the cookhouse.
: They do look humungous for stovepipes.
: Perhaps it was to provide a
: "smokescreen by burnt scones
: alone" capability.
: Leastways that's what I think they are.
: Don't think it could be exhaust stacks for
: the pair of diesel back-up generators.
: She had a total of 2 backup 330 kW diesel
: generators but they were aft by the 2nd
: funnel. Also 6 x 330 kW turbo-generators. (
: as in steam driven )
: My reference books don't include very good
: compartment layouts deck by deck for the KGV
: BB class.
: Maybe there was one in Dr. Norman Friedman's
: Brit BB tome?
: Curious ?
: I now read that HMS PoW's god-awful
: electrical reticulation design let her down
: during her last battle off Malaya.
: Attached is a link to a IWM photo showing
: one of the mysterious inclined pipes. ( say
: 30° )
: There are more in a group of fine photos
: taken on the same day. Search the IWM site
: HMS Prince of Wales April 1941.
: Question :- Are these the cookhouse
: stovepipes on the KGV BB class? Also were
: they changed late war when the hangars were
: remodelled & the catapults removed from
: the 4 surviving BB's?
: Yes and I be will buying myself a few of
: those damn fine Flyhawk KGV kitsets.
: Nick Rogers New Zealand.