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USS 'Nevada' - general view

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By Lioness-Nala   |   
Published: January 17, 2007
© 2007 - 2020 Lioness-Nala
The battleship USS "Nevada" (BB-36) in 1941 - general view
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UnablePoneHobbyist Traditional Artist
What are the red looking missiles on the turret holding body?
Lioness-Nala's avatar
Float ("Pig") - part of mine sweep wires.
ffg7's avatar
the paravanes should be same color as the ship but not red.
Lioness-Nala's avatar
...and again... read a date of creating this drawing. 
UnablePone's avatar
UnablePoneHobbyist Traditional Artist
Meaning, please?
BowtiesRcool11's avatar
What is that thing that looks like horns above the bridge?
BowtiesRcool11's avatar
she had a fat body compared to the other ships, did she store more ammunitions or what?
AhrimanAhzek's avatar
I'm not expert on WWII ships, but those look like torpedo bulges.
Lioness-Nala's avatar
Because of heavy armor protection and torpedo defence system (TDS); Liquid-Layer System.
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ForcedlactationloverHobbyist Writer
She was a sister ship to the Arizona, and built well before WWII. (Note the lack of radar, which was a feature of all Navy ships built during the war, even in smaller ships like escort vessels.)
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UnablePoneHobbyist Traditional Artist
No, the Nevada's sister was the Oklahoma. Arizona'a sister is the USS Pennsylvania. 
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afjklolHobbyist General Artist
USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania class battleship, not the Nevada class. Further more, Almost every US ships including destroyers and older battleships were fitted with Radar and ballistic computers after Pearl Harbor. By 1943-44, US not only had the most ships with radar and FCS but they best ones in the world.
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ForcedlactationloverHobbyist Writer
I knew that some ships had been retrofitted with Radar, but did not realize that USS Nevada was one of them. I also thought of the action off Savo Island, a night action before many of the smaller sips had been so equipped, and one not favourable to the USA as a result.
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afjklolHobbyist General Artist
It wouldn't of mattered rather they had radar at that time as Callaghan could of used one of his 5 ships with the new SG radar at the front and have it as his flagship but he didn't. It's not like they didn't get Radar, he just didn't choose to use them. If you have every ship mounted, you are like forcing him to use it. Which in my opinion is really funny because it's like purposely refusing to use something of advantage that you have to be forced to.

And even if he did, they couldn't get visual confirmation. What was being reported was ships beyond visual sight, but he was busy trying to confirm what the radar detected with visual sight due to poor information handling. Either way, the radar would make no difference.
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I would like to know why it is you have colored parts of the bridge/superstructure white? Thanks.
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That is one of the reasons: [link]
ArizonaBB39's avatar
What are the other reasons? These pictures all show the same area not white:
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It looks more like fire damage to me. The drawing is great, I'm not saying it isn't I was just curious about your color choice. Thanks
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The battleship was repaint after attack (1942 standard).
Even white false-bow wave disappeared...
Fire damage could destroy a paint, but not make STS or MS / HTS steel to be white (it should be dark grey).
Here is painting sheme on both sides of superstructute (navigation bridge):

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...and on my painting:

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The reasons I ask so many questions are because I've been studying the attack on Pearl Harbor and the battleships there for years and yours is the first I've ever seen with the white on the bridge/superstructure. The fact that this white color only shows up in certain pictures and only when the ship is at a certain angle leads me to believe(and others I've consulted with) to believe it is just fire damage and it looks like that because of the way the sun is hitting it. I noticed a couple other inaccuracies in the drawing for the 1941 time period you are depicting that I could help you correct too, if you would like. Again your artistic skills are excellent and I thank you for sharing them with us.
Lioness-Nala's avatar
Hallo.

All kind of help will be very greatly appreciated.
However, I must note at the start, that this drawing is already VERY old.
I'm prepareing a new one now.
Last time I published a three-part technical and analytical article about Pennsylvania class battleships. You can see some of drawings in my gallery.
I will have my personal website (new, modern version) soon, so there will be more of my works there.
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Hey, we will all be very interested in looking at the new drawings and website. It's true that the drawing is old and it only goes to show how the internet is so large we don't always bump into each other. Either way we are all learning quite a bit right now, and that's great.
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