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The real problem with the Dockyard might surprise you

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That is a flooding dock.

While you might not get her out of there, she will not get destroyed.

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As someone who lives close to where ships like HMS Hood was launched I did wonder how they will launch the Odin when the ship is wider than the river!!!  :cap_haloween:

In Clydebank they used another river on the bank opposite the shipyard to extend the surface area available but this seems to be lacking in virtual Hamburg.  :cap_look:

 

Maybe it's magical, otherwise, enough WG, it's not worth it anymore, you are playing us for fools, this isn't a game you know, oh wait....!  :Smile-_tongue:

 

 

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2 Zeppelins lifting each end?

or the top secret wonder weapon anti-gravity drive, 'a group we don't mention' was alleged to be working on? (see various conspiracy theories)

 

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They get 6 very hench german babies (ship is german) and get them to push the ship out.

Bow may or may not be buggered when they do so afterwards.

 

 

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Well... you can't blame WG for the placement of the shipyard. That's where the Blohm and Voss shipyard actually is, and the size of ship they can get in that yard is *enormous*  - it's where the H class Battleships were going to be built. It's just that - as you correctly point out - the actual dock is at a 45 degree angle to the waterway. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_17

 

http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=272

 

https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-22615189-voss-dock-elbe-17-hamburg (nice little video clip for you)

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2 hours ago, Miragetank90 said:

How the :etc_swear: is this thing supposed to get floated out of here

Ah, that´s where Paolo Emilio is being stuck for over a year :cap_wander_2:

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2 hours ago, Miragetank90 said:

How the :etc_swear: is this thing supposed to get floated out of here

Do not worry. It would not be the first crap ship condemned to remain on terra firma.

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37 minutes ago, Floofz said:

I got mine out :Smile_trollface:

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There it is! 

 

Dubloons posses incredible magic powers! 

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5 minutes ago, Jethro_Grey said:

There it is! 

 

Dubloons posses incredible magic powers! 

Ahh so did manage to push it out in the end, did a good job as well.

remember to give them biscuits or you will find the ship on top of weegee's money pile.

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This is no problem, the dock is much more sophisticated than it looks like. The access roads / storage space on both sides of the ship are only elevated platforms. When the ship is finished, they are simply lowered, the cranes being moved further to the sides. Only then the flood gates are opened. Now the ship has sufficient space to be maneuvered with the help of winches that are mounted in the walls of the now widened canal. Possibly helper vessels will help nudge the ship here and there. When exiting the canal, the ships anchor is lowered but the engine runs and thus it will do a narrow turn, like in pirates of the caribbean, where they used the rope and the ships momentum to do this.:cap_like:

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Thought of locking it.. 

But this is a very quality post woaw! 10/8 

So moved into offtopic! 

 

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Actually proved to be quite a learning experience this thread, well done to WG for how well portrayed the port of Hamburg and the shipyard looks, just someone forgot to angle it slightly.

This is an image of the aforementioned HMS Hood just after launch in 1920, the slipway, which also saw Repulse, Duke of York, liners Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth II, and MV Ailsa launched is lined with scaffolding on the left and the River Cart which gave them space is in the background.

The other photo is of the slipway and the Cart again in the distance now, the site is now a college and sports centre. :(

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This was so good that much like @ColonelPete, I didn't get the joke at first until I read more comments.

Good eye, good-natured humour, nicely done.

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