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Old 01-06-2019, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Boose View Post
What great news that you are beginning another steam-and-steel era warship, Mike. I eagerly look forward to your building of this magnificent ship. If I understand you correctly, your are building Connecticut as it appeared when it was commissioned in 1906 and not with the cage masts as in the Image 7 drawing?

That first image is one of the most dramatic pictures of a Great White Fleet warship I have seen. According to the Wiki article, the photography boat was swamped by the bow wave shortly after the photo was taken. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Co...t_-_NH_553.jpg

Bon voyage!

Don


Thank you Don, and so glad to have you aboard.

Yes, you are correct. I plan to build her as she was in 1906. The plans I have reflect the ship after the 1908 refit. So I will need to make some modifications to take her back to the original configuration. Regarding that photo: about the photographer being swamped by the bow wave. Yes, I read that story. Apparently the camera survived the wet adventure!
Mike
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