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I wondered where Georgia's bridge is.....

 

For North Carolina it is easy......

 

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On Texas too....bit weird a ship of ~1000 crew has such a small control room. Looks more the bridge of a towing tug then of a Battleship. Yet it was hit by German shelling.

 

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But where the hell is the bridge of the Gerogia ??

 

Is it the windows below the conning tower ? Or is it higher up in the tower where the narrow view ports are ?

 

 

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Been wondering about German BB too...is it the structure in the tower or the lower wider structure ?

 

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Somewhat hard to find info if ships didn't exist or do not exist anymore ( or at least not above sea level )

 

I do find it immersive in the game to know what is where......

 

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On Bismarck at least I can help there, the upper box is the main bridge and the lower box you have highlighted the armoured conning tower for when in battle. 

 

As for Georgia the armoured conning tower is clear but your right I'm not sure where the bridge actually is. 

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Georgia doesn't have it. I compared it to Iowa and it should be, if you see the Oerlikon near the conning tower, it should the platform below; but there's nothing, so I guess Georgia only has a "Battle Bridge"

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From my understanding Georgia is an Iowa hull. The Iowas started with an open bridge which got enclosed later. The Georgia has not been modernized as it seems. 

(I am not 100% sure tho)

 

Another good example is Hipper in game, A hull has open bridge C has an enclosed one.

 

 

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Well a (fly)bridge does not have to be a wheelhouse also, since most if not all warships have several of them. A compass, speaking tubes and such would be enough to control the ship. You see that on the open bridge of UK DD.

 

But it is hard to imagine that anything larger then a ASW escort Corvette or Destroyer has an open bridge. That Georgia must house 2700 people like Iowa and the (senior) officers stand in open air in all weather and seas ? While almost all US BB have weather protected bridges ?

 

As i understood most of the open platforms higher up in the tower are the station of air defence control officers and crew. As they obviously need to be able to look up.

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Well, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau also started with an open bridge. In fact many dreadnaughts, too. And I said, many got modernized and got closed ones.

I guess it was some kind of quarterdeck thingie. Real commanders face the wind and incoming fire and such....

 

I heard somewhere that when the post ww2 German Navy modernized their dds and added closed bridges there was some kind of uproar due to this. 

(Hamburg class during the 70ies...)

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My guess is this is the bridge with the captains chair, admittedly my thinking might be too much based on the Royal Navies habit of only providing a chair for the captain. Especially as open bridges were the norm for the 20s and early 30s designs across most navies.

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Boy, do those bridges look antiquated. Here's the bridge of the Enterprise for comparison. :Smile_trollface:

 

 

 

On a more serious note, here is the HMS Vanguard. It appears they were still using an open bridge as late as this (as tradition requires!). :Smile_honoring:

 

 

 

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Pilot house on USS Iowa ...

 

USS Iowa  BB-61   Bridge and Pilot house

 

... and on USS Missouri

 

O'ahu - Honolulu - Pearl Harbor: USS Missouri - Pilot House

 

 

 

 

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