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« on: April 14, 2009, 07:19:57 AM »

What is this - see attachment!  coolsmiley


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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 11:10:06 AM »

That clock is on a BB and I don't remember if that clock was used for actual time of if it was used during Gunnery practice.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 01:51:48 PM »

better check the numbers... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 04:00:25 PM »

No clue!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 08:51:25 PM »

numbers go from 1-10, not 12 - search battle ship clocks see if something comes up
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 08:19:41 PM »

Its a range clock.  Anyone think of why they had it?  TK
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 09:07:48 AM »

I know but I started this thread so I will wait and see.  It is a very logical reason - why even Lance should be able to figure this out.!
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 09:15:14 PM »

Well, without flat out looking up the answer (saw this topic on LIB BBS but didn't wanna look) I'd guess that the range clock was used to let the guys on the tons o' guns on the BB the estimated range to target?
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2009, 08:26:01 AM »

 Smiley This is true - yet there is a bit more to go. Remember back in Nelson's day, Line of Battle tactics - the range clock has something to do with this tactic.
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