SUPERSTRUCTURE DETAILS

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ARMAMENT

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 'B ' Gun - 4.7" gun barrel closeup. (Photo courtesy Battle Ensign Flying 1)

Information about WWII British Gummery is avaliable from here.

GENERAL
haida_1944s.jpg General views of HAIDA's superstructure taken in 1944 after the catwalks were installed. Leftmost photo: port side looking forward. Middle: starboard side looking aft. Rightmost: At the emergency steering position looking forward. Click to enlarge. (From the EG Piccioni collection) 
 

BRIDGE

The only photo available to me of a Canadian  WWII tribal bridge is that which appears in the book  Unlucky Lady 2 . This should be identical to HAIDA's bridge since  ATHABASKAN, HAIDA, HURON and IROQUOIS were all built in the same shipyard.  The basic layout of HAIDA's bridge (1963) shown in the modernized  bridge photo can be applied to the WWII bridge fitting but do not include the items marked with a red X.

DEPTH  CHARGE LAUNCHER

Select this link to see the depth charge launcher typically used during WWII. This example is fitted on  board HMCS Sackville. (Photo by Jerry Proc)

MOTOR CUTTER

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Here, the cutter is alongside the boat floats at HMCS STAR. HAIDA's Shipkeeper, Jim Brewer looks on while Stoker Marg Mathers (partially in view) makes some final engine checks. (Photo by Gail Bell)
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Looking aft over top the fuel tank and engine casing.(Photo by  Neil Bell)
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Engine instrument and control panel. (Photo by Neil Bell)
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The White Ensign flies proudly.   (Photo by Neil Bell)

OTHER

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1 - Cover for the Squid drive gear ;  2 - Smoke generator, (1 of 2) ;  3 - Gash chute.
The bottom half of the chute is made from canvas that goes down about 2 feet short of the water line. This allows the garbage to fall  down without being spewed all over the stern. There would have been a fire hose rigged to wash the garbage down the chute. Canvas was used because a solid metal chute would have been battered flat from the waves. Item 1 for DDE215 only. Items 2 and 3 for G63 or DDE215. (Photo courtesy Battle Ensign Flying)

RADIO, RADAR and IFF


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271 radar dome reproduction as seen on HMCS Sackville Naval Memorial, Halifax.  271 on HAIDA is for G63 only. (Photo by Jerry Proc) 

 
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HFDF "Birdcage"  antenna. For G63 only.  (Courtesy RCN) 

 
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Antenna for the FM12 MFDF set fitted atop a Tribal's wheelhouse. (Photo courtesy RCN)

 
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291 Radar Antenna. For G63 only. (Courtesy Royal Navy)

 
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293 Antenna - Outfit AQR. The base is not original.
(Photo by Jerry Proc)

 
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293 Pictorials (Courtesy Royal Navy)

 
 
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IFF Antenna - Aerial outfit ASS. (Courtesy Royal Navy)

SMOKE FLOATS AND DEPTH CHARGE RAILS

This photo illustrates the Mk 6 Smoke Floats and and depth charge rails at the stern of HMCS Sackville. These are all recreations from drawings. The stencilled message says " Not to be stored between decks in HM ships". The stencilling on the base of the davit at the left relates a position on the depth charge pistol to a specific depth. Depth charge pistols came in two ranges , shallow and deep, hence the reason why there is no depth marking for positions A and B.  Smoke floats and depth charge rails are only valid when modelling HAIDA as G63. (Photo by Jerry Proc)

TORPEDO TUBES
Select this link to see a birds eye view of the torpedo tubes. (Photo by Jerry Proc)
 


WHALER

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This is the 27 foot whaler as found on HMCS Sackville. It may not be an exact copy of a whaler found on a Tribal, however, it should be good enough for modelling purposes. (Photo by Alexander (Sandy) McClearn) 
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Front view of whaler.  (Photo by Alexander (Sandy) McClearn)

 
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Notes:

1. Battle Ensign Flying. Barry M. Gough. Vanwell Publishing. St. Catherines, Ontario, 2001
2. Unlucky Lady The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44 by Len Burrow and Emil Beaudoin. Published by Canada's Wings Inc.  Stittsville , Ontario. 1982

Credits:

1) Brian J Piccioni <bjpiccioni(at)gmail.com>
2) Alexander (Sandy) McClearn <smcclearn(at)gmail.com>

Dec 12/16