Again, the problem is where you'd find enough motivated sailors (about 400 per BB assuming no automation) to operate such antiquities...
Last edited by SW4U; 07 Dec 16, at 09:21.
Hopefully they would ignore that both ankles have had surgery on, extreme asthma, and need to have specially treated blood in the event of an incident (bone marrow transplant from a Leukemia diagnosis is a bear but hey 14 years in remission!).
As to the GTs, Rusty has said before that you COULD install GTs BUT the intakes are a problem (too small) but the biggest problem IIRC is that where they wanted to mount the VLS systems is right where the service plates are for the engine rooms. Not a big problem for the steam plants but a huge one for the maintenance on a GT.
RIP Charles "Bob" Spence. 1936-2014.
earlier, the aftmost plate on the port side doesn't seem to have been obstructed by such add-ons.
I'd be curious to find out if this specific plate (and those underneath) was still usable after the Iowas were reactivated in the 1980s.
Last edited by SW4U; 28 Dec 16, at 02:03.
Now transfer your red squares to the 01, 02 & 03 levels to see what we welded on top of them in the 1980's. Yes, I questioned this when I was ordered to direct the detail installation drawings based upun Supships Boston's guidance drawings. Basically NAVSEA's answer was we will have to worry about that if the time comes. But this was the fastest way to get the launchers and Gatlings on and try to keep within budget.
A budget that was based upon only two Harpoon racks and four ABL's. Congress agreed to the budget but only if we DOUBLED UP on the missile launchers.
Oh joy! No wonder I turned grey so soon.
Able to leap tall tales in a single groan.
I might well be wrong, but I'm not excessively worried about the add-ons @ 01, 02 & 03 levels. I'd be more worried about potential alterations below deck that would obstruct access to the removable plates (which are not shown on the Booklet of General Plans from the 1980s BTW).
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