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"Closest GHQ Model to USS Boise CL-47 1942" Topic

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Dan9752609 Jul 2019 9:23 a.m. PST

GHQ makes model of USS Honolulu and USS Brooklyn, sisters if my research is correct. USS Boise is also a sister. However, I'm aware that ships that were nominally of the same class could differ (early vs late, etc). I'm also aware that configurations changed throughout the war. Can anyone tell me which of these two models would be most appropriate for USS Boise at Guadalcanal ca 1942?

Mea culpa, I am a rivet counter.

KPinder09 Jul 2019 10:24 a.m. PST

1 vote for Honolulu. The GHQ website specifies this as the "early" version, and, although it's hard to tell from the Brooklyn picture, it looks like she has a lot more quad 40 mounts.

Helena's 5" mounts were arrayed very differently.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Jul 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

I would go with Brooklyn. The Honolulu model looks to be the early fit with enclosed bridge wings while Brooklyn has the open bridge. I see pics of Honolulu with the open bridge so i'm betting the bridge was modernized after her early war damage.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Jul 2019 10:33 a.m. PST

Hmmmm. After further review i'd Go with Honolulu. Looks like she did not have the full open bridge until 43.

BuckeyeBob09 Jul 2019 11:00 a.m. PST

I agree with Honolulu (CL48) as closest look alike to Boise (CL47)-mainly the bridge structure. you can always file off excess AA that was not on the 1942 version.

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