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Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 9:16pm

Quarterly Report #89 for the SAE

SAE Quarterly Reports
No. 89 – January to March 1943


Transfers/Notes:

None


Factories:

27 factories total can be used.

Fixed factories

1 factory fixed to produce infrastructure points in 1943.

Flexible factories

24,897ts of material produced this quarter (25 factories).

1 factory will produce infrastructure points this quarter.

Material handling

305ts of material transferred from Q4.

120ts of material recovered from scrap yard.

25,322ts of material used this quarter.

103ts of material transferred to Q2/43.

Infrastructure points used this quarter

0,2pts put into an update of the Type 3 dock in Dar Es Salam to Type 4 for a total of 1,0pts at the end of Q1/43. Work on dock completed.


Ships:

Minor vessels

Completed Units

28x UJ26-class ASW launch
31x UJ30-class ASW launch
24x UJ35-class ASW launch
3x UJ42-clas ASW launch

30x R28-class motor launch
23x R31-class motor launch
8x R37-class motor launch
6x R42-class motor launch

26x S34-class motor torpedo boat
12x S36-class motor torpedo boat
12x S40-class motor torpedo boat

8x Tree-class minesweeper (Type 16)
13x Bush-class minesweeper (Type 21)
10x Cactus-class minesweeper (Type 28)
8x Flower-class minesweeper (Type 35)
12x Coastal-class minesweeper (Type 37)
8x Seychelles-class minesweeper (Type 38)
9x Coastal-class minesweeper (Type 41)

4x Circe-class sloops
4x Polar II-class sloops

8x River-class frigate (Type 25)
4x Lake-class frigate (Type 35)
6x Mountain-class frigate (Type 40)

8x Planet-class light destroyer (Type 29)
8x Bird-class light destroyer (Type 35)

5x Guard-class patrol crafts
1x Lorelei-class coast guard cutter

4x Garcia-class river gun boat (Type 35)
2x General-class river gun boat (Type 37)
1x General-class river gun boat (Type 42)

2x Argonaut-class river monitors (Type 36)

On Trials

2x River-class frigate
- Lurio running trials until March 43
- Messalo running trials until March 43

3x Coastal-class mine sweeper Type 41
- MSC41-10 running trials until January 43
- MSC41-11 running trials until February 43
- MSC41-12 running trials until March 43

3x R42-class motor launch
- R87 running trials until January 43
- R88 running trials until February 43
- R89 running trials until March 43

3x UJ42-class ASW launch
- UJ92 running trials until January 43
- UJ93 running trials until February 43
- UJ94 running trials until March 43

1x Centaur-class mine sweeper
- MS42-1 Cheiron running trials until April 43

Ordered Units

2x Mountain-class frigate (11 month á 69ts material required per unit)
- F40-7 Devil’s Peak laid down in Durban on a Type 1 slip in July 42, completed in May 43
- F40-8 Tygerberg laid down in Cape Town on a Type 2 slip in July 42, completed in May 43

4x Centaur-class mine sweeper (10 month and 537ts material required per unit)
- MS42-2 Nessos laid down in Douala on a Type 1 slip in April 42, completed in January 43
- MS42-5 Diktys laid down in Majunga on a Type 1 slip in July 42, completed in April 43
- MS42-3 Pholos laid down in Douala on a Type 0 slip in November 42, completed in August 43
- MS42-4 Eurytion laid down in Douala on a Type 1 slip in March 43, completed in December 43

1x RGB42A-class river gun boat (5 month a 100ts material required per unit)
- General Mazwei laid down in Buenos Aires in September 42, completed in January 43

3x R42-class motor launch (1 month and 124ts material required per unit)
- R90 laid down in Lüderitz in January 43, completed in January 43
- R91 laid down in Lüderitz in February 43, completed in February 43
- R92 laid down in Lüderitz in March 43, completed in March 43

3x UJ42-class ASW launch (1 month and 197ts material required per unit)
- UJ95 laid down in Rio Grande in January 43, completed in January 43
- UJ96 laid down in Rio Grande in February 43, completed in February 43
- UJ97 laid down in Rio Grande in March 43, completed in March 43

Rebuilds/Refits/Repairs

2x FR25-class frigate (3 month and 145ts of material required)
- Rio Negre entering the navy yard in Port Elizabeth in January 43. The frigate will stay in the yard until March 43
- Rio Santa Lucia entering the navy yard in Port Elizabeth in January 43. The frigate will stay in the yard until March 43

Scrapping

6x R28-class motor launch (1 month total)
- R1 – R6 scrapping in December 42 – 39ts received from hull for Q2/1943

6x UJ26-class ASW launch (1 month total)
- UJ1 – UJ3, UJ5, UJ7, UJ10 scrapping in December 42 – 82ts received from hull for Q2/1943


Destroyers

Completed Units

8x Reptile-class torpedoboat (Type 35)

8x Nymph-class destroyer (Type 21)
8x Nymph-class destroyer (Type 23)
14x Nymph-class destroyer (Type 27)
16x Nymph-class destroyer (Type 30)
8x Snake-class destroyer (Type 32)
8x Fish-class destroyer (Type 38)

8x Weapon-class large destroyer (Type 28)
7x Weapon-class large destroyer (Type 32)
4x Weapon-class large destroyer (Type 36)

On Trials

None

Ordered Units

None

Rebuilds/Refits/Repairs

2x Nymph-class destroyer Type 27 (6 month a 67ts of material required)
- Kymatolege enters a Type 2 dock in Daressalam in January 43. The destroyer will stay in the yard until June 43
- Kymo enters a Type 1 dock in Daressalam in January 43. The destroyer will stay in the yard until June 43

Scrapping

None


Fleet Cruisers

Completed Units

5x Santa Fe-class fleet cruiser (Type 16)
4x Yaounde-class fleet cruiser (Type 19)
4x Libreville-class fleet cruiser (Type 21)
4x Rosario-class fleet cruiser (Type 22)
2x Aurora-class fleet cruiser (Type 24)
2x Arion-class fleet cruiser (Type 27)
3x Douala II-class fleet cruiser (Type 29)
2x Ajax-class fleet cruiser (Type 31)
1x Antenor-class fleet cruiser (Type 33)
2x Nampula II- fleet light cruiser (Type 36)
2x Charybdis-class fleet cruiser (Type 38)

2x Daphne-class anti aircraft cruiser (Type 34)
2x Danae-class anti aircraft cruiser (Type 36)

4x Fenris-class destroyer leader (Type 30)
2x Fasold-class destroyer leader (Type 31)
2x Diana-class destroyer leader (Type 34)

1x Lightning-class mine cruiser
1x Hedgehog-class mine cruiser

On Trials

2x CL24-class fleet cruiser
- Dira running trials until June 43
- Carmenta running trials until June 43

Ordered Units

1x CLX43-class experimental fleet cruiser (15 month á 350ts material required per unit)
- Archer laid down in Durban on a Type 2 slip in January 43, completed in March 44

1x CL43C-class fleet cruiser (18 month á 470ts material required per unit)
- Soweto laid down in Cape Town on a Type 3 slip in January 43, completed in June 44

Repair/Refits/Rebuilds

None

Scrapping

None


Heavy Cruisers

Completed Units

4x Cape-class (Type 23)
1x Cape-class (Type 26)
1x Dragon-class (Type 29)
2x Hero-class (Type 33)
2x Vengeance-class

On Trials

None

Ordered Units

None

Repair/Refits

1x CA26-class heavy cruiser (5 month and 500ts of material required)
- Cape Infante entering a Type 3 dock in Douala in December. Leaving the dock in January, the cruiser will stay in the yard until April 43

Scrapping

None


Capital Units

Completed Units

2x Mauritius-class
2x South Africa-class
1x Mocambique-class
2x Ophion-class
2x Triumph-class
2x Imperator-class
2x Radiance-class
2x Monarch-class
2x Thunderer-class

On Trials

1x BB37A-IV-class battleship
- Leviathan (ex-Implacable) running trials until June 43

1x Mocambique-class battlecruiser
- Rhodesia running trials until April 43

Ordered Units

1x BB37A-IV-class battleship (57 month á 835ts material required per unit)
- Behemoth (ex-Indomitable) laid down in Port Elizabeth on a Type 4 slip in November 38, completed in July 43

Rebuilds/Refits

None

Scrapping

None


Coastal Defence Units

Completed Units

1x Nagelring-class coastal defence ship
1x Tyrfing-class coastal defence ship
1x Gungnir-class coastal defence ship
1x Excalibur-class coastal defence ship

2x LCDS-2-class

On Trials

1x LCDS-42-class light CDS for China
- Unnamend running trials until May 43

Ordered Units

None

Rebuilds/Refits

None


Carriers

Completed Units

0x Forge-class fleet carrier (Type 26)
2x TvD-class fleet carrier (Type 34)
1x Asgard-class fleet carrier (Type 37)

2x Anvil-class light fleet carrier (Type 30)
1x Endress-class light fleet carrier (Type 36)

1x Bölthorn-class floatplane carrier
2x Thjazi-class floatplane carrier
3x Unicorn-class floatplane carrier
2x Wyvern-class floatplane carrier

On Trials

1x CV40B-class fleet carrier
- Helspanth running trials until June 43

Ordered Units

3x CV42C-class fleet carrier (40 month á 771ts material required per unit)
- Bahamuth laid down in Durban on a Type 4 slip in March 42, completed in June 45
- Marduk laid down in Montevideo on a Type 4 slip in July 42, completed in October 45
- Tiamat laid down in Durban on a Type 4 slip in January 43, completed in April 46

1x CVL43B-class light fleet carrier (23 month á 608ts material required per unit)
- Robert Westerhold laid down in Durban on a Type 3 slip in January 43, completed in November 44

Rebuilds/Refits

1x Forge-class fleet carrier (15 month and 666ts of material required)
- Forge entering a Type 4 dock in Montevideo in January 42. Leaving the dock in June 42, the fleet carrier will stay in the yard until March 43


Class A Submarines

Completed Units

3x J-class submarine
2x L-class submarine
8x M-class submarine
8x O-class submarine
2x Q-class submarine

On Trials

1x T-class fleet submarine
- T7 running trials until April 43

Ordered Units

5x T-class fleet submarine (10 month á 95ts material required per unit)
- T5 laid down in Daressalam on a Type 0 slip in April 42, completed in January 43
- T1 laid down in Durban on a Type 0 slip in July 42, completed in April 43
- T2 laid down in Durban on a Type 0 slip in July 42, completed in April 43
- T8 laid down on Prince Eduard Islands on a Type 0 slip in November 42, completed in August 43
- T6 laid down in Daressalam on a Type 0 slip in February 43, completed in November 43

Repairs/Rebuilds/Refits

None

Scrapping

2x F-class submarine (4 month total, 1 month in Type 1 dock)
- F15 scrapping in Durban starting in May, finished in August 42 – 120ts received from hull for Q1/1943
- F16 scrapping in Durban starting in September, finished in December 42 – 120ts received from hull for Q3/1943


Class B Submarines

Completed Units

8x K-class submarine
8x N-class submarine
8x P-class mine submarine
1x R-class mine submarine

On Trials

4x K-class coastal submarine
- K5 running trials until January 43
- K14 running trials until January 43
- K6 running trials until March 43
- K15 running trials until March 43

Ordered Units

4x R-class coastal submarine (5 month á 96ts material required per unit)
- R2 laid down in Cape Town on a Type 1 slip in September 42, completed in January 43
- R3 laid down in Cape Town on a Type 0 slip in October 42, completed in February 43
- R4 laid down in Cape Town on a Type 0 slip in February 43, completed in June 43
- R5 laid down in Cape Town on a Type 0 slip in March 43, completed in July 43

Repairs/Rebuilds/Refits

1x K-class submarine (2 month a 57ts of material required)
- K16 entering the navy yard in Montevideo in January 43. The submarine will stay in the yard until February 43

Scrapping

None


Landing Vehicles

Completed Units

1x LSC38-class landing ship (ex-AV22)
2x LSC39-class landing ship (ex-TD19)
2x LSA38-class landing ship
4x LST38-class landing ship
8x LSI38-class landing ship

On Trials

None

Ordered Units

None

Repairs/Rebuilds/Refits

None

Scrapping

None


Non-combatants

Completed Units

1x Bay-class tender (Type 04)
2x Bay-class tender (Type 05)
2x Bay-class tender (Type 08)
2x Bay-class tender (Type 11)
1x Bay-class tender (Type 13)
2x Bay-class tender (Type 16)
2x Bay-class tender (Type 22)
0x Bay-class tender (Type 25)
2x Bay-class tender (Type 29)
2x Bay-class tender (Type 35)

1x FV32-class fleet support ship
2x FV36-class fleet support ship

On Trials

1x TD22-class tender
- Saldanna Bay running trials until January 43

1x TD25-class tender
- Alexander Bay running trials until January 43

Ordered Units

2x TD42-class tender (14 month á 307ts material required per unit)
- TD42-I Richards Bay laid down in Mar del Plata on a Type 1 slip in January 42, completed in February 43
- TD42-2 Mossel Bay laid down in St. Helena on a Type 1 slip in January 42, completed in February 43

2x FV43-class fleet support ship (21 month á 552ts material required per unit)
- FV43-1 Sarah Bettens laid down in Mar del Plata on a Type 2 slip in February 43, completed in October 44
- FV43-2 Eva Briegel laid down in Buenos Aires on a Type 3 slip in March 43, completed in November 44


Repairs/Rebuilds/Refits

1x TD25-class tender (3 month a 178ts of material required)
- Lamperts Bay entering the navy yard in Buenos Aires in November 42. The tender will stay in the yard until January 43

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At the end of this quarter the RSAN consists of (units in service only, units undergoing refits are not listed):

86 ASW launches
67 motor launches
50 motor torpedo boats
68 minesweepers
2 minelayers
47 small patrol crafts
7 river gunboat
2 river monitors
89 TB/DD/DLs of less than 2,000ts
44 fleet cruisers
10 heavy cruisers
17 capital units
6 costal defence ships
6 aircraft carrier
8 floatplane carrier
23 submarines category a
25 submarines category b
17 landing vehicles
16 armed tenders
3 fleet support ship

plus numerous auxiliary vessels of all kind.

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Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 9:27pm

New ships in 1943

Westerhold Class CVL

Displacement: 14.500 t standard

Dimensions: 204,28 m / 200,00 m x 21,00 m x 7,78 m

Armament: 8 - 4,53" / 115 mm guns

Machinery: Oil fired boilers, steam turbines

Complement: 748 - 973

Cost: $26,050 million

Airgroup: 56 planes of WW2-vintage

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Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 9:30pm

New ships in 1943

Archer Class CLX





Displacement: 5.600 t standard

Dimensions: 149,14 m / 145,80 m x 14,60 m x 5,81 m

Armament: 6 - 5,91" / 150 mm guns

Machinery: Oil fired boilers, steam turbines

Complement: 356 - 463

Cost: $14,422 million

CLX RSAN Archer is an experimental design to test SERPA (seaborne rocket propelled artillery).

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Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 9:33pm

New ships in 1943

Soweto Class CL

Displacement: 8.500 t standard

Dimensions: 175,28 m / 172,00 m x 19,00 m x 6,00 m

Armament: 12 - 5,91" / 150 mm guns

Machinery: Oil fired boilers, steam turbines

Complement: 509 - 663

Cost: $19,582 million

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Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 9:33pm

RE: New ships in 1943

CLX RSAN Archer is an experimental design to test SERPA (seaborne rocket propelled artillery).

*Makes interested noises.* This sounds very unusual. Is this something like a Landing Craft Rocket, or something completely different?

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Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 9:36pm

New ships in 1943

Bettens Class Fleet Support Vessel

Displacement: 12.000 t standard

Dimensions: 162,25 m / 157,00 m x 22,00 m x 6,70 m

Armament: 4 - 4,53" / 115 mm guns

Machinery: Diesel Internal combustion motors

Complement: 659 - 857

Cost: $13,371 million

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Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 10:06pm

RE: RE: New ships in 1943

CLX RSAN Archer is an experimental design to test SERPA (seaborne rocket propelled artillery).

*Makes interested noises.* This sounds very unusual. Is this something like a Landing Craft Rocket, or something completely different?

Well, as you can see on the drawing it is like an enlarged UP rocket launcher used on British BBs in 1940-41 (http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_UP.htm) - I always like this kind of launcher for its look. However, the missles fired will be larger and more like Nebelwerfer or Katyusha regarding performance. Rocket variants will be either spin-stabilized or fin-stabilized, electrically-fired.

Tests will be run with HE, AP and time-fuze projectiles to check performance and effect against surface (land, water) and airborne targets.

My original idea was to find a weapon installation allowing concentrated salvo fire that would be more effective than guns in bringing multiple explosives into a target area in very short time. With good quality control in propellant/projectile production dispersion should not be a problem - when fired form a fixed installation. Ship motion could render the whole thing useless, so stabilization for the mount is used. Whether this is effective will be part of the tests.

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Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 11:59pm

Interesting. I very carefully considered doing something in much the same sort of line. What scuttled the idea for me was that, while such a system could fire off a lot of rounds quickly, the impossibility of reloading in a timely manner made it essentially a one-time-use weapon, at least in my view.

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Thursday, March 6th 2014, 9:22am

indeed

Pretty much my thinking too - today. When I started to play with the whole idea I seriously considered to dump the container with the empty tubes overboard and quickly reload a new container. However, after playing with weight, space rewuirements and procedures I think this would not be feasible - at least not with early 40s tech and on a relatively small hull. So manual reloading is the way to go but that requires, even if supported by some gear, 2min minimum for a trained crew, more in heavy weather (if not impossible at all). As a result simple math shows a good 6" triple can bring more shells more accuratly into a target area.

Anyway, I wanted a testbed instead of using too much hindsight so I kept it in my planning. And a drawing was available already too...