29 September, 2013

Positions of 47mm 2.5pdr quick firing guns on aft bridge deck at Battle of Tsushima.

According to one photograph of the Mikasa*1, it is probable that positions of 47mm 2.5pdr quick firing guns on aft bridge deck were ;

[Plan of aft bridge. showing positions of 47mm 2.5pdr QF guns on Feb., 2nd, 1905. ]

I can not reprint the photo, so I will show them with a sketch.

[Part of the photo. looking forward ]

*1 : Library of Yamato museum material# PG049770 (taken on Feb., 2nd, 1905).
      The magazine "世界の艦船 ( SHIPS OF THE WORLD) , April, 1969, No.140"

22 September, 2013

COALING HATCH on boat deck

[Upper deck, midship , port, under boat deck. ]

(1) Coaling hatch on boat deck

(2) Upper deck , midship. The plate on the deck seems to be a protection from bags of coal falling through the coaling hatch(1) .

Drawing (1) and (2) are from "PLANS OF SHIPS OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY - HISTORY OF SHIPBUILDING IN SHOWA ERA"(published in 1975) . It was only one of commerce in fine size in Japan. Unfortunately, the drawing is not clear. But recently EAGLEMOSS distributed clear drawings.

So I can see almost characters on the drawings now.