Sketches – Internal Layout

Another doodle, this one was a bit of better detail work for one of the scenes that takes place in Scenario Book 1. The image was of one of the deWulf ships being repaired by a mobile shipyard, and part of the damage was a large hole blown in the side of the deWulf warship. That hole was large enough to show some internal parts of the ship. So, in order to help with some detailing of what the internal structures looked like, I did a bit of a sketch.

One of the challenges with this sketch was that I didn’t have much of a deck plan for any of the deWulf destroyer designs. As such, it was rather challenging to think about what kind of spaces would have been immediately adjacent to the hull amidships (where the damage was). This is doubly so given the rather light amount of documentation available for modern real-life warship design. This is totally understandable even given the fairly pedestrian nature of the information (at first glance), as even knowing the size and location of certain compartments can give hints as to what is installed or used there.

Still, some broad concepts were apparent from what documentation I have available: directly outboard compartments are, when possible non-critical ones like hardware storage, workshops, and crew accommodation in various forms. Depending on the ship, main hallways can have different layouts. In this sketch, I made the assumption that there are outboard hallways that these compartments open into. This is opposed to other designs where a ship has a single “broadway” hallway that runs lengthwise down the ship and is the main forward/aft thoroughfare of a ship.

This sketch can expect to become obsoleted when I eventually work out the deckplans and layout for deWulf destroyers sometime in the future.

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