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The image shows a large warship, armored, well-armed, powered by oil-fired steam turbines, equipped with weapons, missiles, and superfiring turrets, above deck torpedoes, also with a small flight deck designed to take off or land aircraft.

The ship is seen from side, in the first image and from above, in the second image, in both directed to the left.

The ship, also called the heavy cruiser, the name used in the thirties, is the second largest warship, after battleship, in speed and armament, lighter than the battleship, used by a naval force, served for protecting its own merchant ships and to combat enemies.

The outer shell of the ship is called the hull and is marked embossed, has an elongated shape, rectangular, thin and narrow at the ends, where it extends to the top or bow, left and tail or stern, right.

The main or fore superstructure is the highest construction on the upper deck of the ship, from where the ship is steered. Here it is rendered by a rectangle with a triangular tip, filled with dotted texture, located in the central area of ​​the forecastle, meaning the forward deck of the ship, left.

The second superstructure to the right of the fore superstructure and navigation bridge is rendered by a smaller, vertical rectangle filled with dotted texture.

After the two superstructures are the smoke funnels, which release the gases from the boilers below, highlighted as two vertical and embossed rectangles, shown from side, and as two embossed circles, from above.

The cruiser is made up of numerous workstations:

  • the flight deck, which stretches almost the entire length between the right superfiring turrets and the stern, the far right.
  • under the deck are rooms with the engine and boilers, torpedoes, weapons, turret pedestals and lower hangars, served by elevators that can carry aircraft.
  • on the deck there is the fore superstructure that can consist of workstations installed on it which are the navigation bridge with the fire control tower, chart room, radar-and-surveillance systems, the main battery control and rangefinder.
  • next to the fore superstructure is the upper hangar from the afterdeck, right side, next to the aircraft crane, the catapult and the aft firing control tower system.

To the left of the fore superstructure, on the deck, from side, are two superfiring turret guns, rendered as thickened vertical lines joined at the top by a horizontal line and are directed to the left.

To the right of the smoke funnels, on the deck, from side, there are two other superfiring turret guns, rendered as thickened vertical lines joined at the top by a horizontal line and are directed to the right.

Seen from above, the four pairs of deck guns with turrets, two right and two left, are highlighted as small, embossed squares, joined by a short line on the right side, for the ones in the right and on the left side, for the ones on the left .

The superfiring turrets were invented to make room for the above deck torpedoes for a faster and more efficient artillery. These are naval military building technique that place two turrets in a line, one behind the other, with the second turret mounted above the one in front so that the second turret could fire over the first, according to wikipedia.

The heavy cruiser floats on the water rendered by two wavy lines, horizontal and thickened, located below the ship.

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