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WW2 British Destroyers bridge layout question

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So looking over the WW2 destroyers modeled in WOWS I notice that they don't seem to have any obvious enclosed bridges, just the external navigation bridge. Looking at destroyers for other nations they have obvious enclosed bridges with lots windows, whereas the British destroyers seem to have just a couple of portals where windows would be. So I'm wondering did a lot of British destroyers in WW2 not have enclosed bridges or are they in there just limited to a few portals??

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The Royal Navy had a thing for open bridges, just look at the cruisers. Leander, Fiji, Edinburgh. They all had open bridges. Not very practical in northern waters or during convoy duty across the Atlantic.

 

 

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For the simple and obvious two fold reason: it permitted better visibility for the commanding officer + "it was always done like that, if it worked yesterday, it will work today".

 

It was a doctrine of the Royal Navy: when they received the obsolete "flush deckers" from the US Navy (Wickes & Clemson class), they cut open the enclosed bridges

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On 10/17/2018 at 7:55 AM, MrFingers said:

For the simple and obvious two fold reason: it permitted better visibility for the commanding officer + "it was always done like that, if it worked yesterday, it will work today".

 

It was a doctrine of the Royal Navy: when they received the obsolete "flush deckers" from the US Navy (Wickes & Clemson class), they cut open the enclosed bridges

Not unique to the RN either, the IJN used them as well.

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