Discussion in 'Construction' started by crzyhawk, Jul 17, 2008.
Does anyone know if anyone makes a British Southampton (Town) class cruiser hull out of fiberglass?
I havent heard of one, but I hear Tug makes a nice KenT!
Which Town Class? The WWI era or the WWII era? Mikey has my old Anatomy of the ship Belfast. That has all the ribs and such in it. We can lay that up.
The Southamptons were WWII like the Breakfast
I'm not interested in getting another cruiser started until the Tone is finished. I just wanted to see if there were any sources out there in case I decide to do the Sheffield some day.
There were Town clase light cruises built from 1911 until??? The Southamton was in the 3rd group. I have them listed as follows:
Bristol, Glasgow, Gloucester, Liverpool, Newcastle.
453' X 47'
The second group were:
Weymouth, Dartmouth, Falmouth, Yarmouth.
453' X 48' 5"
The third group were:
Chatham, Dublin, Southamton, Australia, Brisbane, Melborne, Sydney
458' X 48.75'
The last group:
Birminghan, Lowesoft, Nottingham, Australia 1, Adelaide.
457' X 49.75'
With you building the Bismarck Bob, I should look into building the Norfolk instead of the Sheffield. Norfolk seemed to have a knack for knocking out the fire control on German battleships.
Bob, I thought he meant the 1936 Town class of 'light' cruisers... (there was a Southampton in this group, too, much heavier than 5400 tons)
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That's correct...I'm specifically interested in the Sheffield, which served with force H, engaged both Bismarck and Scharnhorst, and spanked the Adm Hipper. I'd also do a Crown Colony if one was available.
Honestly I'll probably never build one (only so much you can do with cruisers, and I generally prefer American cruisers to British) so after I set up my Salt Lake City and my Helena/Belleau Wood conversion job any other cruisers are going to be pretty hard to justify.
No harm Tug, Them darn Brits keep using the same names over and over.
I think they do it to keep us colonists confused! Of course, I'm from Georgia, and you know what they used THAT state for...
Colony Class hulls have been available from Steve Hill of NABS for at least 5 years, as have London Class and Dorsetshire Class heavy cruiser hulls, but he hasn't advertised them on-line.
I have his HMCS Ontario (Swiftsure Class) model at home converting it to Treaty specs - it's a nicely made product. His hulls are suitable for all subgroups of the Colony group: Fiji, Uganda, Swiftsure and Superb Classes.
Steve finished my hull plug for the London and Dorsetshire Class sub-groups of the 'County Class' after I'd done the mold for the Kent Class subgroup (bulged), which is now owned by Tugboat.
Steve's heavy cruiser mold turned out nicely but again he hasn't tried to market the hulls. I think he made only one test hull, which I'm getting in exchange for gutting and rebuilding the Ontario and will build as HMS London in 1941. Steve also makes turrets for the Colony and County Class cruisers.
I would love to do a Fiji - class cruiser later on, how much are they going for Bob? Thanks, Boomer
I don't know what Steve is charging for the Fiji hulls and turrets. He's a member of this forum so you can ask him directly. Check out the NABS forum - he's involved in a couple of the topics so you can find the link to his email there.