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Gofo

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USN = USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« on: January 10, 2012, 05:15:43 AM »

Hi all,
as most part of you will imagine, building the Tennessee did not cost a great effort to me ;), nevertheless I thought that she “had” to be realised for filling the USN order of battle (specially for the mission-makers, another “real” sitting duck for a Tora Tora Tora scenario). But don’t worry, others are coming… ::)





The class was made of two ships, USS Tennessee BB 43 and USS California BB 44; these ships were the first American battleships built to a "post-Jutland" hull design, retaining the New Mexico-class boats clipper bow but showing a larger bridge, two smaller stacks and discarding all secondary battery recesses in hull. As a result of extensive experimentation and testing, their underwater hull protection was much greater than that of previous battleships; both her main and secondary batteries had fire-control systems.
These ships had not been modernised at the outbreak of Pacific War, just some improvement in AA armament and they (and the three Colorado vessels) still kept the distinctive cage masts, typical feature of all dreadnought and “super dreadnought” USN ships.
Both were anchored along the battleship row on December 7, 1941. Whereas the California was sunk during the attack, the Tennessee was stricken by two bombs, suffering slight damage.
During repair, in early 1942, Tennessee had her cage mainmast replaced by a small tower control, as that eventually fitted on Colorado and Maryland. Once re-entered service she was used to patrol the western US coast until August of that year.
Tennessee joined the Solomon Islands and participated to the Guadalcanal operation for a very short time.
In late August, the Tennessee sailed for the Puget Sound Navy yard having been selected for a radical modernization, the same to which were eventually submitted her sister ship and the West Virginia.
Emerging from the navy yard on 7 May 1943, the Tennessee bore virtually no resemblance to her former self.

During the hostilities, Tennessee participated to several pre-invasion bombardment and had the honour to participate to the last battleship to battleship fight of the history, the Surigao Strait battle.
Theatres of operation:
Pearl Harbour
Kiska (Aleutian Islands)
Tarawa
Kwajalein
Eniwetok
Kavieng
Saipan
Guam
Tinian
Anguam
Leyte
Surigao Strait
Iwo Jima
Okinawa

She was placed out of commission on 14 February 1947, and sold for scrapping on 10 July 1959.
The Tennessee received ten battle stars for her World War II service.

Some Technical Data and Features

USS Tennessee BB 43

Built by New York Naval Yard.
Laid down 14 May 1917, launched 30 April 1919, commissioned 3 June 1920.

Main features (as built):
Displacement: 32,300 tons normal; 36,450 tons full load
Dimensions: 624 x 97.3 x 31 feet/190.2 x 29,72 x 9,4 meters
Propulsion: Turbo-electric, 8 285 psi boilers, 4 shafts, 28,600 shp, 21 knots
Crew: 1080
Armour: 8 -13.5 inch belt (203 -343 mm), 3.5 inch decks (89 mm), 4.5 -13 inch barbettes (114 -330 mm), 5 -18 inch turrets (127 -457 mm), 4 -16 inch CT (102 -406 mm)
Aviation: none (Catapults fitted in 1924)
Armament: 4 triple 14"/50 cal, 14 5"/51cal, 4 3"/50 cal AA, 2 21 inch torpedo tubes (submerged)

Armament at the time of Pearl Harbour’s attack :
4 triple 14"/50 cal, 12 single 5"/51cal, 8 single 5"/25 cal AA, 4 quadruple 1.1”/75 cal AA, 5 to 8 0.50 Browning AA Mgs.

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If you don’t dislike her, these are the download links.

a new and final version is available at...

download from 4Shared - http://www.4shared.com/rar/5xxCIJUf/USSTennessee.html
or
download from Mediafire (Thank to Gerax) - http://www.mediafire.com/?p5m7f5015ib5dcs

some minor changes to the texture to avoid the little bug reported by Western.
 This can be taken into account as the "official" release

my regards
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Credit:
Gofo: 3D model, mapping and texturing
asheshouse: classfiles and priceless tutoring (and endless patience too…)


Installation procedure is quite simple and fully detailed in the Readme file within the USS Tennessee’s folder.

=== This Mod was initially created for the 4.10 but it's working even on 4.09 ===
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 07:40:33 AM »

Hi!

Great mod and great ship!

I hope that you don't bother if in the future I'll try to sink her on Pearl!

:)

Anyway as reported from me here: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,20755.msg225529.html#msg225529 you can change the icon to 409/410 because she's fully 409 compatible!

All the best!

walter
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 01:54:34 AM »

Another great job.
Pearl Harbour has never looked better.

Ashe
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 02:42:25 AM »

hi Walter,
glad to hear the good news, I already amended the Nota Bene.
If only I knew how to change the left-hand icon... :(


Gianni
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 02:51:12 AM »

hi Walter,
glad to hear the good news, I already amended the Nota Bene.
If only I knew how to change the left-hand icon... :(


Gianni

I believe that on the first post , since you have done it , you can click on modify and change the icon in the topic title....
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 03:01:12 AM »

done, thanks for the tip ;)

Gianni
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 03:07:49 AM »

Grazie a te per il...i capolavori!!!
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2012, 05:43:16 AM »

Another work of art from Gofo's shipyard! Many thanks,  8)
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2012, 06:35:49 PM »

Awesome work here!!!  I've been playing a lot of War in the Pacific Admiral Edition lately and these BB's have figured prominently in the fighting thus far, seeing as it's only March 19, 1942 in game. Yes, I played the scenario where Pearl wasn't a surprise attack, getting the day of Dec 7th to get CAP on station and send my entire fleet of warships south to escape. Left a few ships of ok value at pearl to attract Japanese attention, and the ruse worked perfectly. Now I get to wargame the early pacific conflict with a fully intact BB fleet AND my 5 carriers (by 3/19/42 anyways) in service.

Many of these battles I fight in WitP:AE I intend to model in IL2, and I wouldn't be able to do so without the efforts of our ship builders here at SAS. The pacific naval war is being fleshed out nicely by all of you folks, and you have my deepest thanks.
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 12:50:18 AM »

Another great job.
Pearl Harbour has never looked better.

Ashe

Definitely! ;D



Great Work Gofo, Thanks! 8)
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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2012, 08:12:34 AM »

Hello,
can you give us template for this great mode? It's look for me to blue and white.

P.S. This is USS Arizona

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Re: the USS Tennessee joins the Pacific Fleet
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 01:52:36 PM »

Nice work Gofo - thanks very much for this addition & making Pearl Harbor more realistic. Really great to have all these new ship builders around to add to Asheshouse previous one man ship yard. With Wester0221 & Diving_Hawk, hopefully we will have  a capital ship for all the major nations. 
Christmas just doesn't seem to end  8)
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