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    πŸ“ HMS Ajax
    12 days ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This project proving tricky, as drawings I have and photos tend not to agree. I think the ship had some major alterations with each re-fit. My build is as she was at the River Plate - hopefully.
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    7 days ago by ToraDog ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I understand the challenge you are facing. During the War ships were modified faster than the crews could learn their ways about them. The USN was equally as bad. Trying to find truly accurate plans of a given ship at a given time is a real battle. Photographs are, in my opinion, the best documentation available. It is just finding ones that illustrate what you need.
    "British Cruisers Two World Wars and After" by Norman Friedman has a nice plan by A.D.Baker showing Ajax in 1936, unfortunately the scale is quite small. If it is any help to you let me know and I'll scan it and send it off to you.
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    11 days ago by Gdaynorm ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Simple. Just thin card. Biggest change I think was moving the torpedo tubes aft and extending the outer plating. Happy New Year
    Hooroo Norm
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    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    OK, Plan checked out, it shows Ajax in 1940, so after repairs following the River Plate action.
    I'll have a shufti through my archive pics of Ajax at various stages of her career, see if I can detect any changes/upgrades after Rio de la Plata. Catch up with you soon.
    Like the hull plating you've doneπŸ‘ RU gonna let us into your secret???
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So far so very good Norm, as I had expectedπŸ‘
    I'll check on the origins of that plan, see if I can determine what status (year) it depicts.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Ajax
    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nick,
    Hadn't realised that you were that old!!😁
    Which ship were you on?
    😎
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    12 days ago by nick ( Able Seaman)
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    If I remember she got a fair bit of modification just outside the River Plate.
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