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Mar 04, 2015, 02:53 PM
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USS Minneapolis C-13

started with the longest of the 3 builds that are a little more than just planning.. frame and profiles on the building board.. some more sanding/fairing and time for the planks.. (I have a big pile of planks cut and ready) this long predred lady has some great hull lines and curves..
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Mar 04, 2015, 07:07 PM
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have fun with those curves!

Mar 05, 2015, 07:54 AM
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Will be watching your build of the C-13. The original mast and bell are on display at a local lake here in Minneapolis. Where did you get the plans or dimensions for the hull?

Mar 05, 2015, 08:30 AM
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tghsmith's Avatar these are copies of original stuff from the national archives, the Minneapolis set is very complete, only missing info on the angles of the outboard prop shafts, but have found an period engineering report for her speed trails, no drawings but all the info numerically. the hull is the same for the USS Columbia (C-12)
Mar 05, 2015, 08:47 AM
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Mar 06, 2015, 03:37 PM
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popular planks and pins tacked in place.. lots of titebond wood glue.. but the lines are starting to show.. can't wait until its time to pull the pins and start sanding..
Mar 06, 2015, 04:18 PM
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Looks like a good size. How long will she be?
Mar 06, 2015, 04:53 PM
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51.6 inches , will be a touch longer than the brooklyn but not as wide..
Mar 11, 2015, 08:42 AM
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just planking the days away....
Mar 11, 2015, 09:02 AM
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Mar 12, 2015, 08:46 PM
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last planks in place, sanding starts tomorrow...
Mar 13, 2015, 06:09 PM
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its starting to look a little better.. and most of the dust and shavings have been swept up!!
Mar 13, 2015, 10:03 PM
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Love to see your hulls come together. Great subjects too .

Mar 14, 2015, 07:30 AM
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thanks, this one is fun, long and sleek with great curves, most likely the most uncomplicated deck layout for the period..(no inset gun decks, no open boat deck with cranes and booms)her and her sister were built for speed and endurance(odd fact, the original design called for three stacks the Columbia ended up with 4 while the Minneapolis was built with 2) on the other end can't wait to start on the Texas (BB1) hull, she has all the charm of a alligator snapping turtle on steroids..
Mar 15, 2015, 07:20 PM
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Yes Sir!

Beautiful Lines... From here you make the Build Process look so approachable.

I'll be watching... And Learning.

And looking forward to your USS Texas Build.

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