RF wrote:Beware of the multitude of pop-ups you will get if you click on the above picture.
RF wrote:I'm not clear on what is being asked - the bulge isn't streamlined and it doesn't look to me to be a permanent part of the ship, as it would drag in the water and slow the ship down....
Keith Enge wrote:I don't think that it is some additional thickness of armor. I can think of two possibilities. The most likely is that it is the normal armor belt which did stand out from the skin of the ship. The reason that it appears to be only a patch is that a portion of the armor belt aft of it has been removed so repairs can be made to the damage visible. The other less likely explanation is that it is a temporary caisson added in a Norwegian port to make the damage under it watertight so that the ship can complete a return to a German dockyard where permanent repairs could be made.
Jack B. wrote:To me, when looking at all the pictures, and all the info I have on the Hipper class and Prinz Eugen, I believe that the armour is 80mm belt that is extending outside the bulge to frame 167.5
Jack B. wrote:With the sloping edges to the plate it is hard to tell the exact thickness.
wadinga wrote:Glad to provide some humour for you.
wadinga wrote:Pr Eugen,
OK here's another theory for you to mull over. Some kind of paravane/boat handling protection pad/fender to protect the hull plating. The boat handling booms are directly above these features and it's far too thick to be armour.
wadinga wrote:But coming back to GHG, got any pictures, drawings, details of installations, etc? Any reason why Hipper and Blucher didn't get the equipment?
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