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wardog28 Nov 2021 1:29 p.m. PST

guys got a spare 1/2400 ww1 v+w destroyer model so was thinking of converting it into a ww2 long range escort
so what i understand the forward funnel was removed, also 2 main guns the a + y mounts were also removed .i have seen side views of the changes on google but does anyone have/point me to top down/plan views locations for the added anti aircraft weapons 20mm cannons etc as not sure how these are positioned

a second question, i am confused with the boiler removed and used for fuel it now had transatlantic range ,yet what i read the original ship range was capable of crossing the atlantic what am i missing?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2021 2:03 p.m. PST

There is a lot of information in the Wiki article on the V + W destroyers including a list of the ones that were converted to LRE and description of the details of the conversion. With the list of names you might also be able to find pictures of some of them to aid in your conversion effort.

My Google search -- link


Pontius01 Dec 2021 2:28 a.m. PST

It is an old book but H. T. Lenton's "British Fleet and Escort Destroyers – Volume One" published by MacDonald is has side and top down drawings.

Regarding the range of ships: the figures quoted are usually the maximum at economical steaming when new. For instance the range quoted in the above book is 3500 miles at 15 knots. Any slower and the range does not increase much as auxiliaries etc are still needed. Also an escort is not always at economical speed, dawn and dusk action stations call for all boilers to be available, prosecuting a contact and then hurrying to catch the convoy burns more fuel. And remember these ships were old, worked hard and were not docked as frequently as in peacetime. Allowing for a reserve of fuel I'm guessing the average V&W would be lucky to manage 2000 nm.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2021 4:17 p.m. PST

There's a lot of material on this, including top-down and side drawings, in Friedman's "British Destroyers … Earliest Days" book. Drawings mostly by AD Baker III. link

wardog05 Dec 2021 11:45 a.m. PST

thanks guys

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