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I'm trying to find out the length of nameplates on the Class 42/43 Warship class.

Is there anyone who knows any nameplate measurements

 

I know there are some people with originals and replicas.

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Just a heads up again on this but could anyone answer this question;

 

Are there set nameplate lengths. There seems to be a common length of about 3 sizes , is this correct?

 

 

Regards Rob

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The length varied according to the individual name but I found these measurements in 'Book Of The Warships' just now :

 

All except D800 and D812 were 11 & 1/8th inch high with a 3/8th inch wide beading, the loco name letters were 3 & 1/2 inches high and the class name letters below were 1 & 1/2 inches high.

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Thankyou for the reply Rudg1022. 

 

There seems to be some plates the same length, ( shown on display stacked above one another ) Benbow, Dragon, Zebra and Eclipse. They all seem to be the same length but the wording is closer to the end of the plate for the longer named ones. 

 

Can anyone confirm this?

 

Regards Rob

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Thankyou for the reply Rudg1022. 

 

There seems to be some plates the same length, ( shown on display stacked above one another ) Benbow, Dragon, Zebra and Eclipse. They all seem to be the same length but the wording is closer to the end of the plate for the longer named ones. 

 

Can anyone confirm this?

 

Regards Rob

 

Hi Rob, 

 

warship_v.jpg

 

Does that answer your question?

 

Cheers

 

Paul A. 

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Hi Rob, 

 

warship_v.jpg

 

Does that answer your question?

 

Cheers

 

Paul A. 

A couple of things are apparent from that photo:

 

1. The plates from the D600s are clearly deeper than those from D800s.

 

2. Interestingly, the one from ROYAL OAK seems to match the older type but has the smaller "Warship Class" like other 800s....

 

3. There seems to be a uniform minimum length for most names comprising seven letters or fewer.

 

4. However, CENTAUR, MONARCH, ROEBUCK and ZEALOUS, having no "thin" letters, look a bit longer, matching the length of that off INTREPID.

 

John

 

EDIT: A published source gives the length of STEADFAST's plates as 3' 4 and 13/16" wide by 11" deep.

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Just a heads up again on this but could anyone answer this question;

 

Are there set nameplate lengths. There seems to be a common length of about 3 sizes , is this correct?

 

 

Regards Rob

That may well be so, but I think it's more than three, maybe five, excluding the oddities like D800, D812 and (probably) D843.

 

John

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A couple of things are apparent from that photo:

 

1. The plates from the D600s are clearly deeper than those from D800s.

 

 

And the WARSHIP CLASS subscript is taller.

 

Never noticed that before.

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Hi Rob, 

 

warship_v.jpg

 

Does that answer your question?

 

Cheers

 

Paul A. 

Thanks Paul, that has helped with some of my thoughts but  i still need to get some measurements.

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A couple of things are apparent from that photo:

 

1. The plates from the D600s are clearly deeper than those from D800s.

 

2. Interestingly, the one from ROYAL OAK seems to match the older type but has the smaller "Warship Class" like other 800s....

 

3. There seems to be a uniform minimum length for most names comprising seven letters or fewer.

 

4. However, CENTAUR, MONARCH, ROEBUCK and ZEALOUS, having no "thin" letters, look a bit longer, matching the length of that off INTREPID.

 

John

 

EDIT: A published source gives the length of STEADFAST's plates as 3' 4 and 13/16" wide by 11" deep.

Thankyou John, looking at the pic would i be correct in thinking Sprightly, Grenville Undaunted and Steadfast are the same length.

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Am i correct in thinking SHARPSHOOTER is the longest nameplate with the Warship Wording on. Does anyone happen to know the length of SHARPSHOOTER and ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE.

 

Is Royal N Reserve a different depth plate to all the rest?.

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