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Today, 9:06am

Author: parador

Chinese Ships for 1948

Quoted from "Brockpaine" Quoted from "parador" That's why the main task is on the smaller Shen Neng - Class. The two big Cuiniao are more seen as "firefighters" That means the two ships will escort every expedition in the arctic or antarctic. Sure the Cuiniao is for daily work with small ice a little bit overdesigned but for the work in the extreme north / south it's a good ship (i think). Mm, perhaps. I'm not fully convinced - I think it's too large for your primary mission in the Bohai Sea, a...

Yesterday, 3:20pm

Author: parador

Chinese Ships for 1948

Quoted from "Brockpaine" From my research, it looks like the Bohai Sea has an average of 5cm sea ice buildup around the coast, with marginal sea ice occasionally spreading a bit beyond that. Apparently the Bohai Sea is the most southerly (Northern Hemisphere) sea that regularly ices. Interesting; I wouldn't have guessed that.. I was also surprised, that the Bohai Sea gets regularly iced. But that's the reason why i think such ships are needed for the chinese fleet. Quoted from "Brockpaine" Look...

Yesterday, 9:42am

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Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 4:22pm

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Beijing Newspaper Q1/1948 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Monday 5. January - Headquarter of the North fleet Tianjin In the early evening hours of the 5th of January, an icy northwest wind swept over the naval base and brought the first snow of this winter to Tianjin. The small white crystals that swept from the high plateau of the Inner Mongolia glittered on the roofs. Large ice floes crashed on the sea, and outside, on the square in front of the building lay a ten-inch-high snow cover. Only in a room on the first floor, at eight o'clock in the evenin...

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 2:24pm

Author: parador

Chinese Ships for 1948

In OTL in 1969, large scale icing in Bohai Sea caused great economic loss and proved that older icebreakers built before 1950 were simply too small and too old to perform icebreaking duties effectively in severe icing conditions. (from wikipedia) So in my eyes, there is sure some need for some icebreakers. By the way, China didn't had an "pure ice breaker" till now. Sure there some ships with "ice breaking capabilities", but no pure ice breaker. And of course there is not such a huge demand like...

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 2:08pm

Author: parador

Silkway Rallye 1947

OOC: I am very happy that you all enjoyed my report on the Silkway Rallye. At first I did not know how to play the individual stages. I have looked after all possibilities in the WWW. I thought, i can play it like a board game or something similar. But somehow I have found nothing suitable. But then chance came to my rescue - in the form of a fantasy-roleplay (i play sometimes with my fellow students [started in 1993 and still playing twice a year]). There, events happened by rolling a dice and ...

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 1:53pm

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Heavy Icebreaker

Cuiniao (Kingfisher) Icebreaker laid down 1948 Displacement: 4.560 t light; 4.721 t standard; 6.358 t normal; 7.667 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 295,25 ft / 288,71 ft x 74,15 ft x 19,36 ft (normal load) 89,99 m / 88,00 m x 22,60 m x 5,90 m Armament: 2 - 4,53" / 115 mm guns (1x2 guns), 46,40lbs / 21,05kg shells, 1948 Model Dual purpose guns in a turret (on a barbette) on centreline forward 12 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (3x4 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,89kg shells, 1948 Model...

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 11:24am

Author: parador

Icebreaker & Tug

The hull has a typical tug shape and is divided into six sections by five bulkheads. The ships can be used as tugs of sea targets and in the winter as ice breakers. Shen Neng Icebreaker & Tug laid down 1948 Displacement: 584 t light; 601 t standard; 778 t normal; 920 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 131,68 ft / 127,46 ft x 31,82 ft x 12,20 ft (normal load) 40,14 m / 38,85 m x 9,70 m x 3,72 m Armament: 2 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,89kg shells, 19...

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 11:18am

Author: parador

Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA)

The Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA) is the main Chinese research institute for the study of the Earth's polar regions. It is based in Shanghai, Chinese Empire. Established in 1937, it organizes China's scientific program for both the Arctic and Antarctic, and it provides logistic support to the corresponding expeditions. There are several divisions, including General Affairs, Operation & Logistics, Science Programs, International Cooperation, representation in the Chinese Emba...

Monday, October 9th 2017, 5:29pm

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Beijing Newspaper Q1/1948 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Saturday 3. January - Fleetbase Kaohsiung The ships of the Task Force South headed down the harbour channel towards the open sea, and aboard his flagship Admiral Zhao Ji allowed himself a small sigh of relief. With full bunkers and sea room he could exercise the squadron to be ready for the great common fleet maneuver with the south african friends. His ships were accompanied by the Third Escort Division under the command of Rear Admiral Kuaji Wang and the two supply ships HICMS Xiangtan and HIC...

Monday, October 9th 2017, 4:44pm

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Advanced Base Supply Ship (converted merchantman)

Due to the expansion of the chinese navy, a further suppy vessel is needed. HICMS Houxin laid down 1935 as Whalingfactory for the Chinese Company for Whaling (CCW) Displacement: 10.100 t light; 10.574 t standard; 18.262 t normal; 24.413 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 485,21 ft / 468,77 ft x 71,39 ft x 30,18 ft (normal load) 147,89 m / 142,88 m x 21,76 m x 9,20 m Armament: 8 - 1,57" / 40,0 mm guns (4x2 guns), 1,95lbs / 0,89kg shells, 1935 Model Anti-aircraft guns ...

Monday, October 9th 2017, 4:18pm

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Tender (converted merchantman)

HICMS Haibing laid down 1938 as freighter for the Tjianjin Shipping Ltd. Displacement: 3.696 t light; 3.870 t standard; 6.599 t normal; 8.783 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 385,15 ft / 375,72 ft x 54,79 ft x 18,70 ft (normal load) 117,39 m / 114,52 m x 16,70 m x 5,70 m Armament: 4 - 1,46" / 37,0 mm guns (2x2 guns), 1,55lbs / 0,70kg shells, 1938 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts with hoists on centreline ends, evenly spread, all raised mounts 6 - 0,79" / 20,...

Monday, October 9th 2017, 2:33pm

Author: parador

Silkway Rallye 1947

Tuesday 16. December 1947 – Beijing “The Pu Xuan Hotel" From the diary of a participant: And what is the end now ? It is finished. Exciting and exhausting days and weeks at the toughest rallye in the world are now behind us. The memories of the unique and crazy atmosphere among the participants I will never forget. Also the enthusiasm of the local population, the extremely sympathetic and capable chinese mechanics, the beautiful cities of the chinese empire, the different landscapes and last but...

Monday, October 9th 2017, 2:24pm

Author: parador

Lap 11 (Taiyuan - Beijing)

Result of the eleventh Lap (Beijing): Class A: At the start of the final stage, Mitsubishi's team is trying to reduce their gap to the two leading teams from the UK and China. The Japanese take a big risk and are on the limit several times. So unfortunately the disaster happen and team Mitsubishi collides with a civilian vehicle and has to put in an additional repair stop. Unluckily, the Japanese team can not catch up the lost time until the finish line and finish the Silk Way Rallye on a good t...

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 2:46pm

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Beijing Newspaper Q4/1947 - Chinese news and events - October / November / December

Monday, 29 December 1947; Buoy-Tender "Liaocheng-2" , Lema-Channel Thus far the Liaocheng’s mission had been uneventful; equipped and properly outfitted she had no difficulty in deploying the brand new buoys. It was time to exchange the old ones, as weather and the salty ocean had very much affected the buoys. Her crane lifted the next buoy over the side. The ship maintained station until the buoy was stable and in position. It was a monotonous but important job to exchange all the buoys flankin...

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 3:23pm

Author: parador

Lap 10 (Luoyang - Taiyuan)

Result of the tenth Lap (Taiyuan): Class A: The team from the UK profits from a driver's fault and can overhaul the Team Mitsubishi at the beginning of the lap and kept the lead up to the finish line in Taiyuan. In the end, the Japanese are also be beaten by the Chinese, as Team Golden Dragon won the second place with a fantastic sprint. At the fourth place is Team Great Wall, and must hope on a miracle on the last stage to be able to reach the victory. Due to the short intervals between place 1...

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 11:50am

Author: parador

Lap 9 (Chang'an - Luoyang)

Result of the ninth Lap (Luoyang): Class A: Team Triumph is able to catch up the team Mitsubishi and comes almost simultaneously with the leading Japanese to the finish of the lap. Team Golden Dragon also strikes back and reaches the finish in Luoyang with only a few minutes behind the two leading teams. Team Great Wall continues the race at the fourth place. Class A1: Team Allard is close to Team Frazer, whose residue has grown to the leaders by a tire damage. The team Yellow Crane, which can p...

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 11:06am

Author: parador

Lap 8 (Baoji - Xi’an (Chang'an))

Result of the eighth Lap (Xi’an (Chang'an)): Class A: Team Mitsubishi wins the stage with a narrow lead and is therefore in the overall ranking in front of Team Triumph. Due to a small accident, the team Golden Dragon falls a bit back in the fight for the top. Team Great Wall can reduce the residue a little bit due to a good performance. Class A1: The team Yellow Crane has been haunted by bad luck on this stage. First, the Chinese team lose the lead to Team Allard due to a driver mistake, but th...

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 10:24am

Author: parador

Lap 7 (Tianshui - Baoji)

Result of the seventh Lap (Baoji): Class A: The team from Great Britain can defend his first place. Team Mitsubishi and Team Golden Dragon almost simultaneously reached the finish of the lap. The Great Wall team continues to fight against the growing backlog. Class A1: Team Yellow Crane remains in the lead. Team Allard benefit from Team Frazer's mistakes and finishes the lap at second place. Class B: The Flying Pandurs are still in the front. Team Rover continued his catch-up and overtook the te...

Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 10:13am

Author: parador

Silkway Rallye 1947

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