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Today, 5:25am

Author: Brockpaine

Russian Ships for 1948

I've been looking through the Russian destroyers this evening, taking particular note of a general lack of modernity that is present throughout the destroyer fleet. I've felt this for some time, but my focus thus far has been on building new destroyers - vessels with a high degree of modernity - rather than spending money refitting older vessels. Let me assess the situation as succinctly as possible. Here are the "modern" destroyers of the VMF Rossii: Quoted - 13x Yelnya class (1937) - 12x Pecho...

Yesterday, 3:22am

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q1/1948

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Small point - the thread title is not correct, should be 1948 vice 1947. Oops, fixed!

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 4:19pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Mine Warfare Ships

Aconit-class, French Minesweeper laid down 1948 Displacement: 715 t light; 736 t standard; 938 t normal; 1,100 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 177.84 ft / 173.88 ft x 35.10 ft x 10.50 ft (normal load) 54.21 m / 53.00 m x 10.70 m x 3.20 m Armament: 1 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns in single mounts, 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1942 Model Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount on centreline forward 1 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1934 Model Machine ...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 4:14pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Mine Warfare Ships

Canard-class, French Coastal Minesweeper laid down 1948 Displacement: 175 t light; 180 t standard; 207 t normal; 229 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 131.82 ft / 127.95 ft x 21.65 ft x 4.76 ft (normal load) 40.18 m / 39.00 m x 6.60 m x 1.45 m Armament: 1 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns in single mounts, 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1938 Model Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount on centreline forward 2 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns in single mounts, 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1948 Model Mach...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 4:12pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Mine Warfare Ships

Arabe-class, French Aviso-dragueurs laid down 1943 The Arabe-class aviso-dragueurs are a class of vessels combining the roles of minesweepers and surface escorts. Displacement: 634 t light; 672 t standard; 837 t normal; 970 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 234.32 ft / 229.66 ft x 27.89 ft x 10.17 ft (normal load) 71.42 m / 70.00 m x 8.50 m x 3.10 m Armament: 2 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns in single mounts, 35.27lbs / 16.00kg shells, 1943 Model Dual purpose guns in deck m...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 4:00pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Ship Disposals

Noumea-class French mine warship, laid down 1922 Length, 70.0 m x Beam, 8.0 m x Depth, 2.5 m 565 tonnes normal displacement (503 tonnes standard) Main battery: 3 x 7.5-cm AA battery: 4 x 4.0-cm Light battery: 4 x 1.3-cm French Mine Warfare Ship, laid down 1922 Length, 70.0 m x Beam, 8.0 m x Depth, 2.6 m 589 tonnes normal displacement (496 tonnes standard) Main battery: 1 x 7.5-cm AA battery: 2 x 4.0-cm Light battery: 2 x 1.3-cm Weight of broadside: 8 kg 50 tons minesweeping equipment 100 tons mi...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:57pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Ship Disposals

Meuse class, French Corvette laid down 1925 Displacement: 530 t light; 554 t standard; 625 t normal; 681 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 229.66 ft / 229.66 ft x 21.98 ft x 10.83 ft (normal load) 70.00 m / 70.00 m x 6.70 m x 3.30 m Armament: 3 - 3.94" / 100 mm guns in single mounts, 30.51lbs / 13.84kg shells, 1925 Model Breech loading guns in deck mounts on centreline ends, majority forward 4 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1925 Model Br...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:51pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Ship Disposals

Le Terrible-class, French destroyer laid down 1929 ALL RETIRED AND SCRAPPED 1947. Displacement: 1,333 t light; 1,379 t standard; 1,554 t normal; 1,694 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 375.67 ft / 360.89 ft x 32.81 ft x 11.48 ft (normal load) 114.50 m / 110.00 m x 10.00 m x 3.50 m Armament: 3 - 4.72" / 120 mm guns in single mounts, 52.72lbs / 23.92kg shells, 1929 Model Breech loading guns in deck mounts on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount 4 - 1.57" ...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:50pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Ship Disposals

Gallant-class, French Destroyers laid down 1926 Displacement: 1,350 t light; 1,398 t standard; 1,554 t normal; 1,678 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 360.89 ft / 360.89 ft x 32.81 ft x 11.48 ft (normal load) 110.00 m / 110.00 m x 10.00 m x 3.50 m Armament: 3 - 4.72" / 120 mm guns in single mounts, 61.73lbs / 28.00kg shells, 1926 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts on centreline ends, majority forward, 1 raised mount 8 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1.95lbs /...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:35pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Auxiliaries

Aigrette-class Harbour Tug Displacement: 55 tonnes (light), 65 tonnes (normal) Length: 18.4 m overall Beam: 5.7 m Draught: 2.5 m full load Machinery: 1 8-cylinder Poyaud marine diesel engine of 250 CV; one screw Speed: 9 knots (full load) Cruising range: 1700nm at 9 knots Crew: 4 men Armament: - 1 x water cannon Ships in Class: Aigrette

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:21pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Auxiliaries

Criquet-class, French Netlayer laid down 1948 A vessel designed to lay defensive antisubmarine nets or cables, recover and salvage objects from the seabed, etc. Displacement:: 582 t light; 597 t standard; 756 t normal; 883 t full load Dimensions:: Length overall / water x beam x draught 174.67 ft / 165.52 ft x 29.53 ft x 9.84 ft (normal load) 53.24 m / 50.45 m x 9.00 m x 3.00 m Armament:: 1 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns in single mounts, 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1938 Model Anti-aircraft gun in deck mou...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:19pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Submarines

Maxime Laubeuf class Submarine Date: 1948 Type: Coastal Length: 55.0m Beam: 4.9m Draft: 5.0m Crush depth: 225m Light Displacement 420t Loaded Displacement 567t Full Displacement 674t wt fuel&batts: 135t Reserve buoyancy: 16% Armament: - 4 x 550mm torpedo tubes (all bow tubes, 2 reloads per tube @ 2t each) DieselHP: 900hp H2O2HP: 6,800hp Speed: - Max Surf Speed: 12.2 knots - Max Sub Speed: 23.1 knots Range: - Surfaced: 4000nm@10 knots - Submerged: 1272nm@10 knots / 3535nm@6 knots Tons Oil: 40.0t ...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:14pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Auxiliaries

Raymond Poincaré-class, French Crane Cargo Ship laid down 1948 A large fast cargo ship equipped with three heavy-lift cranes (two forward, one aft of superstructure). The cranes are designed to lift heavy military cargoes, making them able to disembark any cargo even in the absence of any shoreside facilities other than a deepwater anchorage. Displacement: 12,139 t light; 12,789 t standard; 32,489 t normal; 48,250 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 681.27 ft / 656.17...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:10pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Auxiliaries

Morlaix-class, French Coastal Transport laid down 1948 A light transport for coastal transport duties. Displacement: 490 t light; 508 t standard; 932 t normal; 1,270 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 183.74 ft / 180.45 ft x 31.17 ft x 9.84 ft (normal load) 56.00 m / 55.00 m x 9.50 m x 3.00 m Machinery: Diesel Internal combustion motors, Geared drive, 1 shaft, 697 shp / 520 Kw = 12.00 kts Range 25,000nm at 12.00 kts Bunker at max displacement = 762 tons Complement: 8...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:08pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Auxiliaries

Île d'Oléron-class, French Cargo Ship laid down 1948 Displacement: 4,825 t light; 5,039 t standard; 9,208 t normal; 12,543 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 453.52 ft / 442.91 ft x 52.49 ft x 21.33 ft (normal load) 138.23 m / 135.00 m x 16.00 m x 6.50 m Armament: 8 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1938 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread Aft Main mounts separated by engine room 4 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns in single ...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:05pm

Author: Brockpaine

French Auxiliaries

Pointe de Corsen-class, French Underway Replenishment Oiler designed in 1947 Built on the design of the Indochinese Than Tien-class replenishment ships. Displacement: 2,497 t light; 2,634 t standard; 5,333 t normal; 7,492 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 400.54 ft / 393.70 ft x 50.20 ft x 16.08 ft (normal load) 122.08 m / 120.00 m x 15.30 m x 4.90 m Armament: 4 - 2.24" / 57.0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 6.61lbs / 3.00kg shells, 1947 Model Dual purpose guns in deck mounts w...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 3:01pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q1/1948

Q1/1948 Notable Ship Movements of the Marine Nationale A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q1/1948 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 departs Brest via Suez for Indochina. Force includes carriers Clemenceau, and Gambetta functioning as aircraft transports. -- Exercise Sagittaire 48: FO A...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 2:52pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q1/1948

Marine Nationale Order of Battle, January 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...

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 2:42pm

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q1/1948

Report for Q1/1948 Industrial Allocation - 27.5 / 27.5 factories producing 27,500t materials. - 0/27.5 factories producing infrastructure (dedicated) - 6,362t from stockpile. - 0t from transactions. - 0t from scrapping. - 33,862t materials total. - 28,734t used. - 5,128t stored for Q2/48. 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 added ...

Monday, September 18th 2017, 10:12pm

Author: Brockpaine

British Empire News 1948

Quoted from "Hood" To be honest I wasn't sure what the “Holy Mother Russia” item was Brock posted, it seemed more like a crazy editorial in a newspaper or a satirical piece than a formal diplomatic document! The official note delivered by the Russian ambassador would be written in the nice official legalese; but I didn't feel like writing that. :P I wrote it late at night, and was going more for levity than anything else. One of the true joys of playing Russia is having fun with some of the tro...