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Re: Dorsetshire Vs Canberra
The first group of the "Counties", also known as the Kent class (which included Canberra), was designed and built with an external bulge below the waterline. This was eliminated from the London group, and the London hull was essentially used for the Norfolks (which included Dorsetshire). The first two Londons had the near-vertical bow of the Kents, but the second pair of Londons increased the rake of the bow (increasing overall length) and that was carried over into the Norfolks. The Norfolk turrets were different, but most of the changes were internal. The locations of the 4" mounts were different between the two classes. While the modernization of the Kents moved the 4" guns more in line with locations in the Norfolks, Canberra never got the mod. There were also significant superstructure changes between groups.
I ask full well prepared to duck and cover for not being more up to date on my RN Cruisers, and for askin what may wind up being a dumb question. I have come into possession of a set of plans for the Dorsetshire in her 1930 fit, how much changed for the Kent class Canberra? I get there will be some superstructure differences, but is the hull and main turrets comparable? My ultimate aim being a 1/350 build of her at her loss.
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