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    On the Iowa class ships, there are some reports...

    On the Iowa class ships, there are some reports that holding bulkhead 4 (the final one) is 1.5" thick next to the turrets and magazines and 25# by the boilers and machinery spaces. But the booklet of...
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    Interesting. Is the key a part of the Class A...

    Interesting. Is the key a part of the Class A plate, or a separate piece?
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    I'm don't know carpenter terms, unfortunately....

    I'm don't know carpenter terms, unfortunately. From what you're describing, I've attempted to draw it on paint, does it look like this?
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    Also, what is the thickness of the holding bulkhead...
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    Thank you for the response, I do hope you'll get...

    Thank you for the response, I do hope you'll get better.

    Sorry, I'm still having a bit of trouble visualizing. So you're saying that there's a slot like this on the upper edge of the Class B belt?...
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    Thank you, you're simply an encyclopedia. ...

    Thank you, you're simply an encyclopedia.

    Which way do the slots run? In the traverse or longitudinal direction? I ask this because the method that the Japanese used to attach the upper and lower...
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    Iowa Class A and Class B joint

    To Rusty or anyone else with knowledge about the Iowas, how are the upper Class A and lower Class B belts connected together? They seem to be offset somewhat because I think the Class A plate has...
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    Actually, after listening to it again, it appears...

    Actually, after listening to it again, it appears that Vice Adm Katz only said that firing in opposite directions was illegal and out of regulations but didn't really say why.
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    This podcast though was by Vice Admiral Douglas...

    This podcast though was by Vice Admiral Douglas Katz, who was one of the commanding officers of the New Jersey in the 80s. He mentioned something about the picture of shooting full broadsides in...
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    Huh, okay thank you for the clarification. ...

    Huh, okay thank you for the clarification.

    I've also heard a podcast regarding a picture where the New Jersey fired a full broadside, but with the #1 and #3 turret starboard and #2 turret port....
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    Firing delay to reduce stress on hull?

    I've read some reports that on an Iowa, firing a full 9 gun broadside requires delaying the firing sequence so that in each turret, the barrels would firing at half second intervals to reduce stress...
  11. Can Iowa-class battleships fire directly forward?

    I know that the Iowa-class battleships have bow with shear, but can the guns fire directly forward if they're elevated enough to have clearance? A museum curator on the New Jersey said that the ship...
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    Curiously the Booklet of General Plans...

    Curiously the Booklet of General Plans (https://maritime.org/doc/plans/bb63.pdf) for Missouri shows splinter deck of only 25# STS, which is 5/8". Do shipbuilders not follow these explicitly sometimes?
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    What I mean is that torpedo holding bulkheads are...

    What I mean is that torpedo holding bulkheads are meant to be relatively thin and elastic and have some "give" to absorb the shock of a detonation. Too thick or rigid would have the bulkhead rupture...
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    Was the original 5/8" torpedo holding bulkheads...

    Was the original 5/8" torpedo holding bulkheads not enough for something? I was under the impression that you don't want your bulkheads to be too stiff or thick to prevent rupture, and some...
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    Looking at the drawings from the Booklet of...

    Looking at the drawings from the Booklet of General Plans, it seems like Missouri's torpedo holding bulkheads are 3/4" but the New Jersey is 5/8"? Why did the thickness increase for Missouri?
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    Iowa class torpedo protection

    Looking at the drawings of the Iowa-class ships, it seems that abreast of turret 1, the torpedo protection system is not as deep as other parts of the ship? Are the powder magazines of the ship...
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    What is the thickness of Backing Bulkhead 3? This...

    What is the thickness of Backing Bulkhead 3? This is the backing bulkhead for the Class A belt, and the plans don't seem to label the thickness. Various sources list it as 7/8 inch thick STS.
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    The link to the plans of the New Jersey I gave...

    The link to the plans of the New Jersey I gave lists Stakes M and N as 60 lbs STS, which corresponds to 1.5". Are you saying that STS plate lbs number to thickness conversion is classified?

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    Interestingly, both Friedman, and Garzke and...

    Interestingly, both Friedman, and Garzke and Dulin book both list the outer part of the 2nd deck as having 5 3/4" class B. Wonder where that figure came from for multiple books to list that. The...
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    To clarify, I meant the variation of the second...

    To clarify, I meant the variation of the second deck thickness. I've attached an image to show what I mean.

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    The red circled part shows that the outboard part of the second deck is 5 3/4"...
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