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Re: Some nits so far
Sounds like a sloppy piece of work!
Hull plating is totally wrong throughout. E.g. pp. 84, 98–99, 104–107
P. 61 shows RPV antennas on the fore tower and aft stack, but not the one on the projector booth and there is no RPV hangar.
PP. 74, 96 Shows the helipad ramp going back to about Turret #3 rather than to around the projection booth.
P. 99, 104, 107 End of docking keel is wrong. It is pointed; not squared off.
P. 104, 107 Shows the inboard propeller the shaft bulging into the tunnel. It only bulges outward.
P. 108 In the waterlines, either there is no zero waterline shown or the tunnel is way too short.
P. 115 Maybe I’m being picky, but the step down aft of Broadway (unique to the Iowa) is missing. The other ships left off this useless step.
p. 122 The shape of FR 212 is way off. There is no bulkhead at this frame so the doors are actually aft. I cannot tell what the angled door is to. A general complain is that it is not clear in the book when a diagram is of a section or a view at a sections.
P. 122. Shows framing around the inboard propeller shaft when there is actually a large casting there.
P. 122 For FR 202, the rudder forging (that which holds the rudder in place) is missing. Lightening holes are shown in its place. There is a stanchion outside of the sloped armor; not a bulkhead intersecting the armor as shown.
p. 123 The shape of Frame 187 is way off.
p. 123 Frame 172 lacks the shaft openings. The longitudinals are wrong as well.
Pp 124, 128-192.The electric decks in the turrets are shown as one open area. They are subdivided and the area is extremely cramped.
p. 125, there is no web (and thus no opening) in FR 140 between Torpedo BHDs #3 and #4.
p. 126, the doors in frame 117 were non-tight, not WT as shown.
P. 128, shows two outer rings of projectiles in the upper flat of turret #2 when there is only one ring. This may sound picky but it reflects the structure of the turret. The upper flat is higher up into the cone of the turret support so there is no room for a second ring of projectiles.
P. 130, Frame 39, the area outside torpedo BHD #3 is open; not a nontight web with lightening holes. The bottom of BDH #3 is vertical; not sloped outwards.
p. 130, there is a bulkhead between the stanchions in the chain locker that is missing. The bulkhead is solid, but not watertight as there are holes cut into it as ladder rungs. There are then separate compartments for each chain.
p. 130, At Frame 25, the bottom of Torpedo BHD #2 slopes way inward; it is not nearly vertical as shown.
P. 131, the doors at Frame 11 were non-tight, expanded metal.
PP. 226-228 The sides of turret #1’s support are shown vertical at 2nd platform. They are actually sloped in because of the narrowness of the hull. The slope is indicated in the rendering on p. 119 but you can barely make it out.
P. 231, shows the rings of projectile storage as radial, rather than staggered. I think I copied the plan for the projectile storage but I have not dug it out to compare.
P. 231 Says the powder handling is for turret #1 but, as noted above, Turret #1’s lower level is quite different.
Things that are misleading:
The indications of framing are puzzling.
The “sections” at fr 74 and 55 are not really sections as they show things fore and aft. E.g., there are no doors in those frames and the projectiles would not go all the way across.
p. 124, Shows a cross section of Frame 160 but there is no frame 160. It could mean the cross section is the location Frame 160, but that is not indicated. The frames in the area of turret #3 are on half frame positions.
Things you would never know from the book:
There is large elevated platform in the diesel generator room upon which the distilling plant rests.
There are various levels of grating in the engine and fire rooms and shaft alleys for access to the machinery.
The peak tanks are divided in the middle by a swash bulkhead.
That the decks are not continuous and that there are steps in them. E.g, the third deck rendering on p. 114 either does not show or it is not discernable that there is a step up of about three feet from the outer shelf to the deck where Broadway ends.
That the WCs on the second deck are elevated for obvious reasons.
What the parts of the deck are armored?
That the barbet armor varies in thickness.
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