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Hatch (or something?) on the bows of protected cruisers?

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Hi,

I noticed many of the early ("protected") cruisers built in the pre-WWI era have some round thing on their bow, or sometimes it looks as though it were a hatch. Sometimes it looks welded shut, sometimes bolted shut. Usually not very high above the waterline. See pictures (all cutouts from wikipedia images). It's driving me nuts. Does anybody know what these are?

Aurora.jpg

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USS_Brooklyn.jpg

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Ex torpedo tubes... should be written in wikipedia articles :fish_book:

Some battleships had them also (albeit underwater)

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2 minutes ago, Salentine said:

nah that's where the ramming spike used to be :Smile_playing:

Lol! :cap_viking::fish_viking:

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That's where the hull pieces were snipped off the sprue. A good model maker should smooth them down but some people are always in a rush to finish.

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On 27. 12. 2017 at 12:06 AM, Jellicoe1916 said:

mine launchers.

doubt so,onlyx a fool would release a mine in front of him :cap_cool:

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2 hours ago, von_chom said:

doubt so,onlyx a fool would release a mine in front of him :cap_cool:

No, not the bow ones lol, shouldve been more clear, but some stern ones could.

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in older ships the captain cabin was located on a stern ( the most quite and calm place on the ship), therefore its captain private balcony.

modern ships have capt. cabin located near bridge for obvious reasons.

 

nvm, i cannot read, anyway, imho its still too small for a mine

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