Saturday, 4 December 2010

Ship Spotting


Last one for today.


What is it?

9 comments:

Chuck Hill said...

Russian Battleship, Russo-Japanese War era.

Chuck Hill said...

Looks like Tsesarevich

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_battleship_Tsesarevich

D. E. Reddick said...

I believe that Chuck has this identification exactly right.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello,

yes,she is Tsesarevich.

I understand she was part of the BB20 program (later known as BB(X)) to produce a land attack battleship with advanced tumblehome hull for combat in the littoral environment.

Possibly....


GrandLogistics.

D. E. Reddick said...

GL / tangosix,

Do I detect a not so subtle reference to the DDG-1000 program of the USN? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Really? It was my understanding that it was to have the world's most advanced electro/coal/oil/magnatometer drive system. 32 were originally planed to be built but it was reduced to 3. Production was stopped mid-stream when they decided it should have armament of some kind. Preferable guns.

D. E. Reddick said...

Anonymous,

No, no! That was the CG(X) program. Don't confuse it with the BB(X) or DDG-1000 programs. ;-)

GrandLogistics said...

Hello,

Tsesarevich was due to receive the very latest fire control abacus during her first refit.


GrandLogistics.

D. E. Reddick said...

GL / tangosix,

FC Abacus? Was it gyro-stabilized? Otherwise, ship's roll might induce errors in calculations...