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royal744
01-26-2010, 07:59 PM
http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/387281-2/1930caAmerWarship (http://www.ww2incolor.com/us-navy/1930caAmerWarship.html)


My father took this picture in the early '30s. What is the name of this ship and what navy was it in?

Rising Sun*
01-27-2010, 05:08 AM
I can't help you, but if that's the wings and floats on a bi-plane behind and just below the rear tower, which looks like it could be a crane tower for the plane (with the same on the other side), it might narrow down the type of ship.

royal744
01-27-2010, 09:02 AM
Yes, RS, it is. I think this ship actually carried more than one float plane.

royal744
01-27-2010, 09:09 AM
The picture was taken in Batavia around 1933-1935 by my dad, who was then maybe 22 yrs old. It could have been earlier. There is so no date on the back of the photo. I did submit this same photo to a world naval site - can't recall the name - many years ago and they identified it in about 2 days, which I thought was rather amazing. I thanked them profusely.

royal744
01-27-2010, 09:10 AM
Another clue is the three guns. The Dutch had no three-gun turrets on their contemporaneous navy vessels.

wingsofwrath
02-18-2010, 10:44 AM
That is a stern view of an American "New Orleans" class cruiser, most likely USS Astoria, based on that rather large clock face situated just forward of the "C" Turret.

wingsofwrath
02-27-2010, 06:51 AM
Well, is it the USS Astoria?

Tiger205
03-07-2010, 05:43 PM
Hello,
I have to agree with my friend!
This is definitely an early "New Orleans" ship.
From the class, only Astoria had the opportunity to be there.

"During the summer of 1934, Astoria conducted lengthy shake"-down cruise in the course of which she voyaged extensively in the Pacific...."

I have a photo from a quite similar position (after 1937) you can compare it.
The layout is similar, nem equipment (radar?) installed, and the large 10-digit clock disappeared.

http://img0.tar.hu/tiger205/size2/73182154.jpg

regards:
Tiger

rav4
03-12-2010, 10:56 PM
Anyone name this ship? Hope my photo upload works. Have never posted a picture into the forum before.

http://i44.tinypic.com/vo4hsn.jpg

Tiger205
03-13-2010, 02:34 AM
For me it looks like HMS Argus or "Ditty Box" - escort carrier in British service


regadrs:
TGR

Another photo from a different angel
http://img0.tar.hu/tiger205/size2/73323685.jpg

rav4
03-13-2010, 05:42 PM
For me it looks like HMS Argus or "Ditty Box" - escort carrier in British service


regadrs:
TGR

Another photo from a different angel
http://img0.tar.hu/tiger205/size2/73323685.jpg

Iím impressed! I was always interest in the Argus because my dad was on it for a short time in the 1930's.