Fleet Status - 2011

Discussion in 'Washington Cascade Column' started by NickMyers, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. NickMyers

    NickMyers Admin RCWC Staff

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    With the 2011 season starting to get underway here, there is an important question to be asked: how fares the fleet?
    For me:
    Suffren: Repatched and hull paint touched up around patches. Fully operational and ready to be returned to Phill for a new captain.
    Maru: Patched but lacking in the new paint department. Scheduled to have the balsa stripped off and reskinned in May. Fully operational.
    Orfey - On hold indefinately while other projects are worked on.
    Derf! - Nearing a stage for initial seatrials, the hope is to be combat ready by end of May.
    No new ships are currently planned for construction as the admiral has banned further expansion of the dockyard at this time.
     
  2. KeriMorgret

    KeriMorgret Facilitator RCWC Staff Vendor

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    At times, expanding the kitchen or the bathroom can convince an admiral to rethink expansion of a dockyard. In part because the admiral knows the time and money expended by expansion of said kitchen or bathroom prevents much expansion of the dockyard, even after permission has been granted. =]
     
  3. NickMyers

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    Expansionist plans cannot be played out while the homeport is a townhome unfortunately.
     
  4. tgalx3

    tgalx3 Well-Known Member

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    I gave up in the Montcalm.

    Bismarck just needs some minor patches and she'll be ready to kill again.
     
  5. phill

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    Westfalen - dead rudder servo, can be be replaced at midnight... :) - otherwise looks good (one batch of servos on order)
    Mogador - pump is awol... :( Otherwise ready to go
    Roberts - needs refit... :(
    Liberty - needs patching and rudder servo linkage - research was done when the laptop crashed :(
    Mutsu - status unknown at this time
    Mutsu 2 - this year's project - after the shop is ready.
    Tugboat - props received - just need to install :)
    Shop - Door replaced, all parts for the chimney have been assembled - need to be installed.
     
  6. joe thomer

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    Kriegsmarine
    1) Bismark
    2) Scharnhorst
    3) Admirl graf spee
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  7. bikefish

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    Tiger: still waiting for a chance to use a band-saw that has not been abused by cutting metals for years, but once I get the ribs and such cut it should move right along. Could even happen tomorrow. Don't think she will be ready by this summer.
     
  8. NickMyers

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    If the shop has a scroll saw that can do the job well enough if bandsaw access is proving a problem
     
  9. bikefish

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    to my knowledge, no scroll saws on campus
     
  10. bikefish

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    ribs are cut, now just for the keel (in its 4 pieces) and the deck. But finals are coming up, so might not get much done until after them
     
  11. tgalx3

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    Bismarck is back up and running.