Norm (!) Oughs drawing may well be 'as built'. During the war she received many mods. Depends on the time snapshot you want to recreate. I may be wrong about the island (photo perspective) but it seemed that way. I remember standing on the topmost island deck of a Colossus class carrier, at the foot of the antenna mast, looking down at ants crawling about on the deck, and the even smaller ones on the dockside! 😉
I was up there inspecting the COMMS antenna fit. That was my job the last 30 odd years. On existing ships I would survey the COMMS systems for upgrades and refits. For new build ships I would discuss the requirements and possibilities with the navies and then discuss with the shipyards how to achieve them! All good stuff, but the last 10 years I was getting a bit stiff for the climbing, so I sent a younger colleague up while I discussed the existing system and any problems with the crew in the Wardroom😉
Can't see your pic, the site only accepts jpgs etc🤔 An irritation that has often cost me time to do conversions 😡
We'll have to 'gang up' on Fireboat (Stephen) to get this improved.
i often wanted to upload a pdf page, but had to convert to jpg etc first😭
Where is this mysterious platform? Maybe I can find it. A large searchlight would not surprise me. Could also be an early radar antenna, need to research the types mentioned above.
If the launch has a cabin it may be an 'Admirals Barge', and Admirals had a lot of freedom to paint them how they wanted. So black and mahogany sounds very appropriate to me 👍
Often said on this site (and elsewhere) but: 'The only silly question is the one you don't ask'! Keep up the good work, Doug 😎
Yep, you're right, definitely a searchlight👍
Behind it you can see the railed gantry I mentioned before.
'Running buses' is a boring way to describe excursions to India & Nepal.
Sounds pretty interesting (and hair raising) to me!
Cheers Doug 😎