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Cannon class destroyer escort

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon_class_destroyer_escort

 

"The Cannon class destroyer escorts were built primarily for ocean anti-submarine warfare escort service during World War II.....After the end of World War II the United States Navy transferred many ships of the Cannon class to other navies." --Wikipedia

 

Some Cannons are already in the database (as the Philippine PF-78), but I was not sure if the Greek and Uruguayan ones (which served until about 1990) needed to be added, too, or if they are all the same (same sensors, same weapons, etc.).

 

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Mark, there will be no addition of platforms until a long period for a simple reason. Having started a process of conversion of the HUD4, to make platforms more compliant with Harpoon rules, and to use full potential of Reimer Editor. This is a long process, 1017 ships, 151 subs, around 800 aircrafts, more than 1700 weapons, and about 1300 sensors as well. So far, I've completed 21% of ships, 40% of subs, and a handful of aircrafts, daily affairs allows only around 15 subs and 10 ships/day. Of course, when subs will be finished, I expect it next Wednesday, I'll switch to aircraft annex which promises to be also a quick one to do. But as long as I'm converting platforms, to keep records on what I do, there will be no platform addition.

 

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Also Contrary to what Wikipedia says the class is NOT the Cannon class. it is the "Destroyer Escort" class. Or more commonly the DET sub-class or flight of the Destroyer Escort Class. Cannon was the first ship taken into US Navy service, it was NOT the class lead, nor was it one of the first of class finished. Cannon is poorly attributed as the class name by the lay person who did not pay attention to how the US Navy was handling "Disposable" ships. These ships were designed to last ~5 years max of wartime level of usage before being scrapped. It is a miracle that they lasted as long as they did.

 

All have a basic common hull form (in two lengths) but various weapon combinations, sensor combinations and propulsive combinations.

 

The Sub classes (Flights) are;

5" armed WWII DEs

Destroyer Escort DET or Diesel Electric Tandem drive on long hull (commonly associated with "Cannon")

Destroyer Escort GMT or General Motors Tandem Diesel on a short hull (commonly associated with "Evarts")

Destroyer Escort TE or Turbo-Electric on a Long hull (commonly associated with "Buckley")

Destroyer Escort FMR or Fairbanks-Morse Reduction geared in a Long hull (commonly associated with "Edsal")

 

3" Armed WWII DEs (have a lower bridge and better stability)

Destroyer Escort TEV or Turbo-Electric 3": armament on a Long hull (commonly associated with "Rudderow")

and lastly

Destroyer Escort WGT or Westinghouse-geared Turbine (commonly associated with "John C. Butler")

 

 

Sorry to jump on this but to call these boats the "Cannon" Class is to do a disservice to the other 5 flights of the Destroyer Escort Class. It would be like calling your entire family by your first name. Kind of insulting to the other family members who's name wasn't picked.

 

 

Oh and If I knew more about re-structuring a wiki page wikipedia would have already been changed.

 

 

Gunny I do not remember if I already shipped your propulsion files for the entire class. If I have not let me know I have the fuel load/engine performance all from Norman Friedman's epoch book "US Destroyers Revised ed" published a couple years ago.

 

Likewise I have the same book for both WWII fleet submarines and Battleships. I am trying to find the modern version of the submarine book but no one wants to sell it under $300. Or if they do they refuse to answer e-mails.

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Mark, there will be no addition of platforms until a long period for a simple reason. Having started a process of conversion of the HUD4, to make platforms more compliant with Harpoon rules, and to use full potential of Reimer Editor. This is a long process, 1017 ships, 151 subs, around 800 aircrafts, more than 1700 weapons, and about 1300 sensors as well. So far, I've completed 21% of ships, 40% of subs, and a handful of aircrafts, daily affairs allows only around 15 subs and 10 ships/day. Of course, when subs will be finished, I expect it next Wednesday, I'll switch to aircraft annex which promises to be also a quick one to do. But as long as I'm converting platforms, to keep records on what I do, there will be no platform addition.

 

FG

 

While I'm sorry there will be no new platforms for a while, it sounds like this will make the database overall even better than it is, so I'm looking forward to the revised version when you finish it. In the meanwhile, I'll focus on writing new scenarios--with only 2,000 platforms to choose from, how will I manage? :)

 

I'll keep posting suggestions when I see something that could be added--even if you can't get to it for a few months, having the whole "wish list" in one place is probably the easiest way to keep everything organized.

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Sorry to jump on this but to call these boats the "Cannon" Class is to do a disservice to the other 5 flights of the Destroyer Escort Class. It would be like calling your entire family by your first name. Kind of insulting to the other family members who's name wasn't picked.

 

I know my daughter probably would not approve of this.

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