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Yesterday, 12:34am

Author: Brockpaine

German News and Events 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" It was very unlikely that the Irish government would have turned Stoben over to the British without any sort of official statement on the subject, such as extradition. Might the British have mounted some sort of ‘snatch and grab’ operation without knowledge of the Garda? Not impossible, but risky. Correct. While Eire's still part of the Commonwealth and on excel... er, satisfactory political terms with Great Britain, the Garda wouldn't extradite Stoben without even so ...

Thursday, February 14th 2019, 10:39pm

Author: Brockpaine

French News, 1948

Hôtel de Brienne (French Ministry of National Defense), Paris, France Friday, June 25, 1948 "Well, I believe that finishes up my list of items," Minister of National Defense Édouard Delcroix said. "Are there any questions?" Comte de Rochefort raised a finger. "Might I have another fifteen minutes of your time, Minister? In private?" Delcroix nodded. He knew the head of the Dieuxeme Bureau hated attending anything approaching a staff meeting. Delcroix' predecessor, the battle-scarred Lemaréchal, ...

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 8:46pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q3/1948

Q3/1948 Notable Ship Movements of the Marine Nationale A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q3/1948 by the Marine Nationale. This list is representative and not exhaustive. Flotte de l'Atlantique -- Operation Tigre 48: FO Atlantique Nord (temporary designation "Force Tigre"), under Admiral R. Godfroy sent to Indochina. Force includes carriers Clemenceau, and Gambetta functioning as aircraft transports. -- Operation Pegase: FO Atlantique Sud ("FO Bayard...

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 8:09pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q3/1948

Marine Nationale Order of Battle, October 1st, 1948 The Marine Nationale is divided into three major and one minor fleet organizations based on geography: the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific Fleets, and the Indian Ocean Flotilla. Due to differing mission priorities as well as effective command and control, the Pacific Fleet is subdivided into East and West, each incorporating a defined overall operations area, although both exist under the same overall command. The Mediterranean Fleet posse...

Wednesday, February 13th 2019, 8:06pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q3/1948

Report for Q3/1948 Industrial Allocation - 27.5 / 27.5 factories producing 27,500t materials. - 0/27.5 factories producing infrastructure (dedicated) - 6,596t from stockpile. - 0t from transactions. - 1,800t from scrapping. - 35,896t materials total. - 27,355 t used. - 8,541 t stored for Q4/48. Infrastructure Development Not applicable. Naval Construction DCNS / Arsenal de La Rochelle (Cl 5) Class 5 Slip #1 - Aircraft carrier Le Terrible laid down July 1st, 1947. 64,150 tons required. 2650 tons ...

Friday, February 8th 2019, 7:39pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Russian Submarine S-9, Baltic Sea Friday, August 20, 1948 Captain Third Rank Yakov Leontiev looked at his charts. His submarine was fifteen nautical miles north of the Nordish island of Gotska Sandön, creeping along at two knots on the dregs of its batteries. The air was stale and dank, over-warm, and smelled of sweaty men. Overhead - not very far overhead, unfortunately - a Nordish frigate meandered around, its elderly active hydrophones trying to find S-9. The Nordish set was old enough that i...

Friday, February 8th 2019, 3:53pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Quoted from "Hood" The Royal Navy is delighted their presence gives the German and Russian crews some time out of harbour. The inverse, actually. In the case of the Russians, they'd actually have more ships in harbor during foreign visits, particularly since you're passing some of the best winter-time exercise areas. Similar to the way Petrograd parks the Northern Fleet when the Germans are running big exercises, much of the Baltic Fleet will either be in more remote areas or spending some time...

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 5:03pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Quoted U-205 might want to keep clear of the Russian guardship, just in case. If the Russians aren't told that U-205 is in the area, they might start playing bloodhound. And if the Russians were told... well, er, the guardship would still pursue her until they confirmed she's German. Her movements would have been communicated... but there is always value to 'extempore' training exercises. 8) I figured that would have been the case. Still, the submarine game in the nort...

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 4:41pm

Author: Brockpaine

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

OOC Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Submarine U-205, Irbe Strait, Ruhna bearing East-Southeast, Saturday, 22 January 1949 ...No doubt there were Russian boats operating in the area, even if ice hampered their activities. And if not submarines, more than sufficient Russian assets were deployed to remind the Royal Navy that the Baltic was not a British lake. The Russians would not... directly shadow the British visitors. The Russians will generally act neutrally towards the British unless there are exte...

Wednesday, February 6th 2019, 3:44pm

Author: Brockpaine

Commonwealth Adjustment

Quoted from "Hood" I have not yet fully decided whether I will split the New Zealand-based aircraft into the OTL RNZAF, which seems logical, or as a wing of the RAAF. Splitting them could make for an interesting degree of derivation - sometimes NZ selects one type, while AUS gets another, but they're still joined at the hip for most of their procurement... Quoted from "Hood" Bombers 100 Bristol Buckingham, in service since 1941, Foxy had posted an RFP for a longer-ranged replacement as early as...

Wednesday, January 30th 2019, 11:35pm

Author: Brockpaine

1940s IJN designs

Go for it. :)

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 8:22pm

Author: Brockpaine

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

I shall send representatives; I will PM details later.

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 5:47pm

Author: Brockpaine

Miscellaneous Vessels

Project 87 "Tal'kokhlorit" (SRK-01-class), Russian Naval Trawler laid down 1948 Displacement: 323 t light; 333 t standard; 466 t normal; 573 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 170.32 ft / 164.04 ft x 22.97 ft x 7.87 ft (normal load) 51.91 m / 50.00 m x 7.00 m x 2.40 m Armament: 1 - 1.46" / 37.0 mm guns in single mounts, 1.55lbs / 0.70kg shells, 1948 Model Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount on centreline aft 4 - 0.55" / 14.0 mm guns (1x4 guns), 0.08lbs / 0.04kg shells, 1...

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 5:09pm

Author: Brockpaine

Russian Federation, Q3/1948

Q3/1948 Notable Ship Movements of the VMF Rossii A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q3/1948 by the VMF Rossii. This list is not exhaustive. I reserve the right to make changes as necessary based on ongoing in-game activities. Baltic Fleet -- Operational Exercise of Special Designation Pioner (Pioneer): 13th Destroyer Flotilla (Special Assignments Command) under P. Kozyukhin participating in extended multinational naval exercise with German Navy in Ba...

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 3:49pm

Author: Brockpaine

Russian Federation, Q3/1948

Baltic Sea Fleet 1st Battle Division (Tallinn): Revanche (F), Represselya Baltic Sea Fleet Cruiser Group 17th Cruiser Squadron (Kronshtadt): Rynda (F), Diana 3rd Cruiser Squadron (Tallinn): Petrograd (F), Tbilisi, Baku, Omsk, Krasnodar, Astrakhan 10th Cruiser Squadron (Tallinn): Minsk (F), Samarakand, Tula, Grozniy, Bryansk, Irkutsk Baltic Sea Fleet Destroyer Group 2nd Destroyer Flotilla (Tallinn): Parnu, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa, Kemerovo, Vyatka, Kaluga, Sochi, Shakhty, Armavir, Norilsk, Kamensk-U...

Tuesday, January 29th 2019, 3:49pm

Author: Brockpaine

Russian Federation, Q3/1948

Report for Q3/1948 Industrial Allocation - 33 / 33 factories producing 33,000t materials. - 0/33 factories producing infrastructure - 10,249t from stockpile. - 0t from transactions. - 2,232t from scrapping. - 45,481t materials total. - 42,412t used. - 3,069t stored for Q4/48. Infrastructure Development None Naval Construction Petrograd: Almaz Shipbuilding Company, Sudomekh Shipyard No. 196, Severnaya Verf No.190, and Baltic Shipyard No.189 Class 4 Slip #1 - Idle. Class 4 Slip #2 - Idle. Class 4 ...

Monday, January 28th 2019, 9:25pm

Author: Brockpaine

Chile, Q4/1948

Quoted Flota de Alta Mar Headquarters: Talcahuano Overview: The Flota de Alta Mar represents the main striking power of the Chilean Navy. The commanders of the Battle Force and the Fast Carrier Force (the two distinct large-ship components) alternate holding command of the Flota de Alta Mar. Supporting units of cruisers and destroyers are assigned according to the required mission profile. Battle Force Battle Squadron 1: Almirante Cochrane (F), Almirante Blanco Encalada Fast Carrier Force Carri...

Monday, January 28th 2019, 9:18pm

Author: Brockpaine

Chile, Q4/1948

Report for Q4/1948 Industrial Allocation - 7/9 factories producing 7,000t materials. - 3,519 tons from stockpile. - 831 tons from scrapping - 11,350 tons materials total. - 5,638 tons used. - 5,712 tons stored for Q1/49. - 2/9 factories dedicated to infrastructure. Infrastructure Development 2 factories dedicated to producing infrastructure. 0.2 IP + 0.2 bonus IP created, added to upgrade Punta Arenas D0 to D1. 1.0 of 1.0 IP added to project. Naval Construction ASMAR - Astillero de Talcahuano (T...

Monday, January 28th 2019, 7:23pm

Author: Brockpaine

Chile, Q3/1948

Quoted Flota de Alta Mar Headquarters: Talcahuano Overview: The Flota de Alta Mar represents the main striking power of the Chilean Navy. Traditionally it has been divided between the gun-oriented Battle Force and the aviation-oriented Fast Carrier Force, with resources divided between the two units according to necessity. Increasingly, there is a blurring of the lines between the two units so that they may be regarded as two alternative task forces within the Flota de Alta Mar. Battle Force Ba...