Brooklyn class cruiser documentary

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Brooklyn class cruiser documentary

Postby dunmunro » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:55 am

This is actually not a bad film despite being wartime propaganda:

http://www.archive.org/details/YourShip ... iiCruisers

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Re: Brooklyn class cruiser documentary

Postby Bgile » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:33 pm

Thanks!

However, it's a Cleveland class cruiser. :)

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Re: Brooklyn class cruiser documentary

Postby dunmunro » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:12 pm

Bgile wrote:Thanks!

However, it's a Cleveland class cruiser. :)


Well, I dunno. There's a short scene where a 5"/38 open gun mount is shown. Perhaps it was shot on several different ships.

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Re: Brooklyn class cruiser documentary

Postby Bgile » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:25 pm

I don't remember the open mount. Are you sure that wasn't a practice loading machine? There is one in the film.

Here is my reasoning:

The ships of the Brooklyn class were all commissioned prior to 1940. The ship in the film is commissioned in 1942.

Only the last two Brooklyns had 5"/38 twin mounts, and they only had four; two on each side. The one in the film had the Cleveland class' six twin 5"/38 mounts.

The Brooklyns had five 6" turrets and the one in the film has only four.

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Re: Brooklyn class cruiser documentary

Postby dunmunro » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:33 pm

Bgile wrote:I don't remember the open mount. Are you sure that wasn't a practice loading machine? There is one in the film.

Here is my reasoning:

The ships of the Brooklyn class were all commissioned prior to 1940. The ship in the film is commissioned in 1942.

Only the last two Brooklyns had 5"/38 twin mounts, and they only had four; two on each side. The one in the film had the Cleveland class' six twin 5"/38 mounts.

The Brooklyns had five 6" turrets and the one in the film has only four.


OK, so that's a practice loading machine... I'll have to take another look. Thanks.

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Re: Brooklyn class cruiser documentary

Postby RF » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:37 pm

dunmunro wrote:This is actually not a bad film despite being wartime propaganda:


Yes, it is rather in the style of a Pathe film.
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