US WWII Battleship catapults

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US WWII Battleship catapults

Post by jeffy_ssd » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:27 pm

I have been trying to find information and photos/information on US WWII Battleship catapults without much luck. I am unable to find any surviving examples (the one on the USS Alabama is from a cruiser) and precious little information. Anyone know of a survivor or a data source? Thanks in advance

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US WWII Battleship catapults

Post by jeffy_ssd » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:07 pm

I have been trying to find information on US WWII Battleship catapults without luck. Of particular interest is construction and mechanics as well as locating any surviving examples if any still exist. BB60 has a cat but it is off of a cruiser and not correct in size, length or configuration for a BB. Any help would be appreciated

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Re: US WWII Battleship catapults

Post by Steve Crandell » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:19 am

It's possible that one or more of the battleship memorials has one. I don't recall whether North Carolina does, but she might.

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Re: US WWII Battleship catapults

Post by Rick Rather » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:42 pm

There was a thread about battleship catapult procedures a couple of years ago. Someone posted a link to detailed instructions for operating one type of catapult.

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Re: US WWII Battleship catapults

Post by jeffy_ssd » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:06 am

No cats on the North Carolina

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Re: US WWII Battleship catapults

Post by Steve Crandell » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:34 pm

jeffy_ssd wrote:No cats on the North Carolina
rats ... sorry about that :(

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