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BUGGINS



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alongside at Devonport on 4 July 1963.
· Date: Thu, 21 June 12 · Views: 364
· Tags: 3 · Filesize: 79.8kb · Dimensions: 945 x 630 ·
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Keywords: Tiger
Location photo was taken: Plymouth
Date photo was taken: 4/7/63
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NX622
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Fri, 22 June 12 06:02

A stunningly clear and fantastic shot Buggins!
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markwarner
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Fri, 22 June 12 07:05

Really shows what a mess the conversion made of her (and Blake).
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WARSHIP DISPOSAL

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Sat, 23 June 12 11:05

most people dont like the conversion aft ie the large flight deck and hangar but i do it brought ww2 designed and build cruisers into the 20th centeury and gave them an extra operational ability or two, the six inch on the stern was of no more use than the one on the front end along the three inches removed post conversion and repalced wit the sea cat gave them a more milti purpose role, yes i agree the early seacats were not effective but then the only role for a 3 in was aaa and ngs, they still had a 6inch and a 3 inch up front for this
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nice watch
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Tue, 3 July 12 09:06

I agree with Warship Disposal, although many do not like the Tiger and Blake conversion look it did make them very capable and useful command and anti submarine units. The hanger was also comfortably able to store the four embarked Seakings. The cramming in of the Sea-cat system was a bit daft given the (alleged by some) inefficiency of that system.

Blake and Tiger might have made formidable units if they had been available at the Falklands campaign in 82. Armoured sides, large flight deck facilities easily up to Chinook and even Harrier for fuelling (as was done on Fearless and Intrepid), and of course those six inch shore bombardment twin main armament guns, 31.5 knots top speed and Flagship command and control facilities.

The conversion was actually if one looks at it in a certain light a very tidy, extensively sized and complete. It is a strange fact that although designed for a completely different role the Albion and Bulwark nor the Bay class of today don't even have a hanger in the design!
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