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Not_Ch0m1n

Clemson rear turret is now 360'!

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Turret itself also moved to very rear of hull

 

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This is current (0.11.5) Clemson rear turret

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6 hours ago, Not_Ch0m1n said:

Turret itself also moved to very rear of hull

After some study on historical photographs, this change makes the in game Clemson a more historically-accurate model of the USS Hovey (DD-208) and USS Long (DD-209) "subclass" that were armed with twin gun mounts (as the principle improvement for in game Clemson over Wickes). NavSource provides an excellent overhead photograph of Hovey and Long mooring in the Panama Canal that showcases not only the general slim configuration of the "Four-pipers" but the historical gun placement as well. Some other photographes also show that the ships have their aft gun mount at the stern well in the 1930s.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/208.htm

According to Wikipedia, Wickes and Clemson-classes were built with their aft guns mounted on the stern. A popular modification is to swap its position with the 76-mm AA gun and place it on the aft deckhouse to free up more space for depth charge operations and perhaps the deckhouse position may be drier from the ship's wake. Though I haven't read about how ammunition supply system had been modified on the ships that place their aft main guns on the deckhouse position. And perhaps due to topweight concerns both Hovey and Long has kept their guns at their original positions at least for a long time.

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