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Author Topic: Model of DK Brown's "Utility Minehunter" and Vosper's shortened export Sandown  (Read 429 times)

Offline TinWing

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http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/66324.html

Compare to the drawings on page 141 of "Rebuilding the Royal Navy."  It's easy to spot the 3 standard 20(?) foot containers containing the diesel generators, but the single transverse container behind the bridge contains the control room.  In the book, an official MOD artist's illustration shows yet another container behind the bridge.

Having witnessed an actual Sandown class hold position and maneuver with those clever Voith Schneider "egg beater" props, the Royal Navy probably made the right call.  I've never read about whether the RN had the same vibration issues with Voith props that the USN had with a similar installation on the MHC-51 Osprey class?

Here's a link to a model of a 44 meter version of the Sandown that Vosper Thornycroft was trying to promote when the RN's own first Sandown was nearing completion.   Take notice of the conventional props:  https://www.the-saleroom.com/it-it/auction-catalogues/charles-miller-ltd/catalogue-id-srcharl10000/lot-491b8077-72d0-47a9-8e1a-a3f7007a830d
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/lot-images.atgmedia.com/SR/35440/2905398/257-201492917249_original.jpg
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Here's a link to a model of a 44 meter version of the Sandown that Vosper Thornycroft was trying to promote when the RN's own first Sandown was nearing completion.   Take notice of the conventional props:  https://www.the-saleroom.com/it-it/auction-catalogues/charles-miller-ltd/catalogue-id-srcharl10000/lot-491b8077-72d0-47a9-8e1a-a3f7007a830d
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/lot-images.atgmedia.com/SR/35440/2905398/257-201492917249_original.jpg
The baby Sandown seems to have a lot of Hunt in it - the sweep deck in particular, no doubt in part because the ship seems to be fitted as a sweeper as well as a hunter. The reduced size, conventional props and hull mounted sonar also suggest that a much cheaper ship was seen as necessary for export.