Portholes bow and stern

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Re: Portholes bow and stern

Post by Bgile » Mon May 19, 2008 4:57 pm

I don't think I've ever known of a porthole in armor plate. The ones I have seen were in unarmored parts of the ship. I think US ships had all hull portholes plated over when they had a yard availability because of the flooding hazard. I believe all wooden furnishings were also removed to reduce fire danger.

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Re: Portholes bow and stern

Post by 30knots » Tue May 20, 2008 10:10 pm


I'd just like to point out my very first post:
Bismarck had a few portholes each side at the bow and stern, outwith the armour belt.
I was never suggesting Bismarck had portholes along the citadel section.

No probs though.

EDIT: sorry, wrong end of the stick this post. Feel free to continue.

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Re: Portholes bow and stern

Post by lwd » Wed May 21, 2008 2:46 am

I think someone suggested that the twins had portals in the citadel. Conversations do tend to wander a bit around here.

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Re: Portholes bow and stern

Post by Tiornu » Wed May 21, 2008 3:30 am

The Twins lacked a substantial upper belt.

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