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Offline Herman-the-German

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Hello from Germany
First please appologize my bad english
I am totaly new here
I am looking for Informations for my Military Class Trawler Royal Marine. I want to convert it to the HMS Grenadier because i like the heavier armament  ^^^ maybe someone have plans for selling.
The next is i want built a Q-Ship , for this i want to use the Steam Tramp „Melanie“ maybe someone have plans this converting to.
Regards from Germany
Tobi

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Re: HMS Grenadier Military Class Trawler & Steam Tramp as Q-Ship
« Reply #1 on: 13 February 2021, 08:40:56 »
Mr D Macgregor or Nexus did Plans for the Grenadier

as for Q ships…   there silhouette were meant to look like normal Cargo ships, so all of the weapons would have been hidden, below the deck line, or in superstructures that have been added..

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Re: HMS Grenadier Military Class Trawler & Steam Tramp as Q-Ship
« Reply #2 on: 13 February 2021, 09:09:03 »
Hi Collin
Thank you for answer
I would Look for this plans for the Grenadier.
For the Q Ship , i know that this Ships are hidden u-boat traps, maybe i understood some wrong. Are this Tramp Steamer only was „normaly“ armed with sighttable armament ? If it is, this would interesting to for me.
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Re: HMS Grenadier Military Class Trawler & Steam Tramp as Q-Ship
« Reply #3 on: 13 February 2021, 09:32:08 »
Hi Tobi,
This is probably interesting to read..

https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Mystery-Ships/

https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2017/08/05/q-ships-and-convoys/

I think I have understood your question..  looking at some of the weapons on a Q-Ship it would suggest that every target was manually aquired..


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Re: HMS Grenadier Military Class Trawler & Steam Tramp as Q-Ship
« Reply #4 on: 13 February 2021, 10:22:26 »
Oh Great Thank you
I like this kind of ships, like the German „Hilfskreuzer“
I just thought that i can use deans marine Kit Melanie for converting or maybe a other Kit from them is probably better for a q-ship/auxiliary cruiser ? Do you have a adress maybe where i can get plans of Ship like this ? The Grenadier and armes/converted merchant ships ?
Questions over questions....
Regards Tobi