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Saturday, January 16th 2016, 3:14pm

Noticias Argentinas 1947

1 January
At midnight New Year celebrations erupted across the country in town squares and villages.

Following a rather lean year for shipbuilding, both Astillero Nav. at Puerto Belgrano and Tandanor at Comodoro Rividavia are welcoming two new orders, they have laid down today one each of the new Project 455 destroyers which aim to combine the best gunnery, anti-submarine and electronic equipment from across the world into a powerful and modern fleet destroyer. There are plans to build five of this class this year.

6 January
The Army's annual summer exercises in Patagonia finished successfully and had involved around 26,000 soldiers and nearly two full armoured brigades in the biggest set of field manoeuvres seen for several years. During this mixing of units and officers from across the country much mess talk was overheard, usual grumbles about pay and boring postings but also hopes that the new right-wing government would continue to furnish the defence budgets with ample Pesos. There was also some jealousy of the other armed forces. While the Army's new Italian T-7M45 Puma tanks were proving successful, the Air Force was getting new jet-powered fighters and the Navy had acquired a new battlecruiser, was building new destroyers and done deals with Japan for new submarines. In contrast the 1947 Army budget showed little new equipment beyond Auto Union Type 99 cars and Transporters. The anti-aircraft defences were shown to be growing obsolete in the face of newer and faster ground-attack aircraft and jet-fighters could easily prove a deadly threat. The Chief of Staff of the Army, General Miguel San Ferreira, would certainly be asking his political paymasters for new equipment in his post-exercise reports.


Friday, February 5th 2016, 5:31pm

26 January
Today the Chief of Staff of the Navy Almirante Bouchard officially opened the Hospital Naval in Bahia Blanca. The hospital is a purpose-designed facility for treating naval sailors and personnel and has modern operating theatres and equipment for a wide range of diseases. It also contains a casualty treatment centre.


Sunday, March 6th 2016, 10:46am

18 February
The first living things have been sent into space and returned to earth. A small payload containing fruit flies, wheat and cotton seeds was launched aboard an Atlantean-Argentine AAM-4 (Gold) rocket which reached an altitude of 68 miles (109 km) from its launching pad in southern Argentina and the capsule was recovered in southern Patagonia.


Thursday, March 24th 2016, 5:49pm

16 March
The Hospital Naval serving naval personnel, retired personnel and their families has been founded today in Bahia Blanca. The hospital at present is using existing facilities within the base, but it is hoped to raise enough funding to build a new building in the city.

21 March
The new specially built troopship, the ARA Bahia San Blas commissioned and joined the Auxiliary Squadron at Rawson today. Built for peacetime cargo and personnel operations, in wartime she can carry 450 troops and a four small landing craft in davits to assist in landing operations. The Marines have welcomed this boost in their amphibious capabilities in finally having a ship that can effectively land troops ashore.


Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 8:38pm

9 April
The Interceptador Regimenta No.1 at Military Air Base Cordoba took delivery of its first two Gloster Meteor jet-fighters. A total of a hundred of these modern fighters are on order and at least two Regimenta will be re-equipped before the end of 1948. Another two Meteors are currently undergoing testing and trials with the Escuela Táctica (Tactical School) at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman.

13 April
The submarines Salta and Santiago del Estero today were launched at the Nigata and Nihama Naval Yards. The Naval Attaché to Japan was in attendance at Nigata to oversee the ceremony as the hull was floated out. His wife christened the Salta with the traditional bottle of champagne.


Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 8:40pm

Hmmm.... looks like I am seeing some anti image linking image...


Saturday, April 30th 2016, 10:30am

6 May
The Tucan aircraft company has closed its doors today. With declining orders over the past few years the company’s funds have declined and the attempt to enter the light aircraft market with the T-1 did not have the hoped for success. The company’s subsidiary airline, Compania Argentina de Aeronavegacion Tucan, has become an independent company with a management buyout.


Sunday, June 12th 2016, 11:00am

15-23 June
The Army has been carrying out its annual winter exercises in Patagonia and the foothills of the Andes. The Andes Mountain Division in particular has seen nearly constant action involving the entire Division. The Air Force has been mainly providing tactical reconnaissance and Army ground support with its I.Ae.23 Jaguars. I.Ae.24 Calquins and I-02R fighter-reconnaissance aircraft. Several tactical scenarios were played out and generally good performance was noted but some deficiencies due to aging equipment were noted.

1 July
The AFNE Shipyard at Bahia Blanca today has laid down two more destroyers, Jujuy and Hercules, which will complete next year. Also laid down are the final two Project 621 Class minesweepers Mocovi and Morloyan which will complete before the end of the year. The fifth Project 455 destroyer, Heroina, has been laid down at Astillero Nav. in Puerto Belgrano. Her sister Murature at the same yard was launched on 15 June and currently sits in the fitting out dock. A surprise in naval circles was the quiet ceremony to lay the keel of a new transport at Tandanor Shipyard in Comodoro Rividavia. The Vicente Fidel Lopez will replace the 1905 vintage ship of the same name, it is thought that she was to be a modified Project 717 troop transport without the landing craft, but sources inside the Defence Ministry indicate that it was decided to save money by not changing the design and that the Marines had been lobbying for a second ship. The old converted liner America is also likely to be disposed of at the same time.

7 July
The Navy announced an order for 48 new FMA I-02IIIN fighters to partially equip its carrier-fighter squadrons. The I-02IIIN is a version of the I-02III now entering Air Force service a 1,600hp Spartan 1500S-SP V-12 engine with modified two-stage supercharger and four 20mm cannon armament combined with the folding wings and strengthened fuselage with arrestor gear of the I-02N. Deliveries are planned to begin in January 1948.


Saturday, June 18th 2016, 10:31am

3 July
A great crowd gathered of loved ones and interested bystanders as the cruiser Almirante Domecq Garcia and the destroyer Lancer slipped their moorings and headed out from Bahia Blanca into the South Atlantic. They will be the first Argentine naval ships in several years to visit Europe. Under the command of Vice Almirante Fandangos they will first visit Toulon in France for Bastille Day and then making a trip through the Mediterranean and the Black Sea to Sevastopol for the Russian Navy Day.

14 July
The cruiser Almirante Domecq Garcia and the destroyer Lancer under the command of Vice Almirante Fandangos arrived yesterday in Toulon to mark Bastille Day. As the sun rose this morning both ships were bedecked in flags and bunting and the last of the chipped paint following their sea voyage from Bahia Blanca had been touched up and both ships looked splendid. The crews of both ships were dressed in their finest white dress uniforms.

27 July
The cruiser Almirante Domecq Garcia and the destroyer Lancer under the command of Vice Almirante Fandangos arrived two days ago in Sevastopol to mark Russian Navy Day. This marks the first time an Argentine naval ship has ever visited Russia. Yesterday a group of Russian officers from the Black Sea Fleet were given a tour of the Almirante Domecq Garcia. Today both ships were bedecked in flags and bunting and the crews of both ships were dressed in their finest white dress uniforms.


Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 7:54pm

2 August
An Avro 689 Tudor II of British South American Airways has been reported missing. The aircraft flying from Buenos Aires, Grand Uruguay to Santiago, Chile failed to arrive at its destination. The Air Force has sent out patrols to try and locate the aircraft, it is thought likely to have come down somewhere in the Andes but no SOS call was received from the aircraft.

12 August
Fabrica Militar de Aviones (FMA) officially formed a new División Proyectos Especiales (Special Projects Division) today to oversee all of FMA’s rocket engine development programmes.


Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 10:26am

13 August
The cruiser Almirante Domecq Garcia and the destroyer Lancer under the command of Vice Almirante Fandangos arrived in Taranto, Italy today on their next leg of their European tour.

15 August
The cruiser Almirante Domecq Garcia and the destroyer Lancer left Taranto today and set course for Gibraltar. Long-time co-operating naval nations, there was much discussion between the Argentine and Italian staffs and several tours of Italian vessels were made and a formal dinner was hosted last night.


Sunday, July 10th 2016, 12:38pm

1 September
The final Project 326 Class cruiser, the ARA Delante, today formally commissioned and joined her four sisterships with the 3rd Cruiser Squadron based at Comodoro Rivadavia. This ceremony completed the first phase of the modernisation of the light cruiser force. It is believed that navy planners are now looking at ways to modernise or replace the Nueve de Julio scout cruisers built just over a decade ago.

9 September
Today has brought about universal suffrage. Following many bills and calls for votes for women, the Senate recently gave preliminary approval and today the House of Representatives passed Law 13,010 establishing the equality of political rights between men and women and universal suffrage in Argentina. It was approved unanimously.


Saturday, July 23rd 2016, 10:28am

14 September
Ships of Naval Brigada II and Naval Brigada III have begun coastal defence exercises off the Patagonian coast. Destroyers and escorts are conducting patrols and anti-aircraft exercises while cruisers and the battleship Puyerredon also conduct gunnery and tactical exercises. The planned operations will take seven days to complete and all shipping in the area is advised to use caution and avoid notified exclusion areas.

25 September
The 1947 Campeonato Argentino de Rugby was won today by Capital who beat Estudiantes Paranà 24-3.


Saturday, October 1st 2016, 5:26pm

Japan will sends some stuff there as well to help out. I guess that a G10N1-K plane carrying vital goods and medical personel can be there in 40-45 hours...


... or is their stuff already there because of the 7.6 earthquake in the Junin Region 9 days earlier?
... Guess Japan will have to send some more stuff then if that is the case... :)


Saturday, October 1st 2016, 6:26pm

Japan will sends some stuff there as well to help out. I guess that a G10N1-K plane carrying vital goods and medical personel can be there in 40-45 hours...


... or is their stuff already there because of the 7.6 earthquake in the Junin Region 9 days earlier?
... Guess Japan will have to send some more stuff then if that is the case... :)

I was just checking that myself... a clarification would be useful I think.


Saturday, October 1st 2016, 10:26pm

Looking at it some more, There was an earthquake on November 10, 1946 in the Ancash Region of 7.3 magnitude...

... so maybe a mix up in year?

... on the other hand, assuming that in Wesworld the Ancash earthquake did not happen in 1946 but in 1947, it could probably be made a bit more powerful than the OTL 1946 quake as it would have collected a year worth of extra energy to unleash and create a few more casualties than OTL making it an even bigger disaster. OTL the epicenters of the two quakes are about 500 km apart so while there will be quite a bit of damage over two large areas, they are probably far enough apart to not create extra devastation to an area already hit hard by the first quake.

... of course this being Wesworld, there is nothing stopping Hood from putting the epicenters of the two quakes closer together and that way create a an even bigger humanitarian disaster.


Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 10:50am

May be duff wiki info I based that on.
I've removed the post for now.


Saturday, November 12th 2016, 10:51am

14 November
The first two Japanese-built S Class submarines, considered to be among the most modern and powerful in the world, have been formally commissioned today on their arrival from Japan. The ARA Salta and ARA Santiago del Estero joined the Submarine Squadron at Bahia Blanca where they will continue working up and training exercises to master the many features of these new submarines.

16 November
The Chamber of Deputies today discussed the Lagonoy Affair involving the South African Empire and China and whether any new policy is required.

24 November
The minesweepers ARA Mocovi and ARA Moloyan commissioned and joined the Minesweeper Squadron at Bahia Blanca today, completing the modernisation of the minesweeping fleet.


Sunday, December 4th 2016, 2:27pm

4 December
A new academic research centre has been founded today in Cordoba. The institute will specialise in biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular biology and related activities. The project is an initiative of University of Cordoba Physiology Professors Bernardo Houssay and Luis Leloir. The project has been funded by the philanthropic support of local textile industrialist Jaime Campomar and Dr. Houssay devoted a share of the proceeds from the Nobel Prize in Physiology he earned this year to the establishment of the institute.

13 December
The School of Aeronautical Engineering (Escuela de Ingeniería Aeronáutica) officially opened in Cordoba today. It has been established as part of the Instituto Aerotécnico and will make full use of the latter’s facilities.

20 December
The football club, Club Atlético Rosario Central, has won the Primera División Argentina. Club Atlético Newell's Old Boys, also based in Rosario, were runners up.

28 December
The brand-new destroyers ARA Murature and Rioja commissioned and joined the 1st Destroyer Squadron at Viedma today. These modern destroyers are armed with a variety of modern weapons to offer superior anti-ship, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine protection to any capital unit they escort. They are among the most powerful destroyers in South America and the five ships will replace their aging and well-worn Mendoza Class which played such a vital role in the South American War.