You are not logged in.

Search results

Search results 1-20 of 1,000. There are even more results, please redefine your search.

Today, 12:57am

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Cavite, Wednesday, 5 January 1949 The Russian flag cargo ship Dalnegorsk was slowly eased to the side of the pier at the Cavite naval base and once he was made fast the crew began preparations for off-loading the cargo. This was but the first stop the Dalnegorsk would make – he would spend the better part of a week shifting between anchorages – but the large crates that would soon pass from the holds to the dockside were the most precious. The line of low-loader transport trailers were ready and...

Yesterday, 1:21pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Commonwealth Adjustment

When I look back to the baseline Empire and Commonwealth infrastructure report I find: Cockatoo Island (Sydney) 1 Type 3 Slip 3 1 Type 2 Slip 2 Sydney 1 Type 3 Drydock 4 1 Type 2 Drydock 3 1 Type 1 Drydock 2 Auckland 1 Type 2 Drydock 3 When Foxy posted a baseline infrastructure for Australia he recorded: Cockatoo Island (Sydney) 1 Type 3 Slip 1 Type 2 Slip 2 Type 1 Slip Sydney 1 Type 3 Dock 1 Type 2 Dock 1 Type 1 Dock Auckland 1 Type 2 Dock Perth 1 Type 1 Dock Port Moresby 1 Type 1 Dock Darwin 1...

Yesterday, 1:49am

Author: BruceDuncan

RE: Commonwealth Adjustment

Quoted from "ShinRa_Inc" So, I've been talking with Hood the last few weeks, and unless there's an objection (or someone knows where Foxy went), we're going to take on getting Australia back up to speed. It's going to be something of a shared custody arrangement, mostly because the reasons I've been inactive the past few years are still in play. Plus, narrative and writing has never been my strong suit, and I just don't have the ability to keep up with the way the news reports have evolved over...

Yesterday, 12:48am

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Privredni vjesnik (Belgrade), Monday, 11 January 1949 The Valjoanica Aluminium Enterprise of Užice has formed a subsidiary to operate a copper mill at nearby Sevojno. The new firm, Valjaonica bakra Sevojno, will produce rolled copper sheets, copper tubing, and related products for use by domestic industry. Minority interests are held by the German Mannesmann and French Transall firms. It is forecast that the new works will start production early next year.

Monday, January 21st 2019, 6:31pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Berlin, The Admiralstab, Monday, 10 January 1949 Kapitän zur See Norbert von Baumbach took his duties as chief of the Marine-Nachrichtendienst quite seriously, and checked the daily ‘book’ before it was disseminated to his counterparts at the Heer, the Luftwaffe, and above all the Abwehr. It was lengthy, with information culled from a variety of sources – annotated by his analysts and cross-referencing previous reports. As he read through it a small item caught his eye. The inspection ship Roter...

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 4:26am

Author: BruceDuncan

The RCN still exists

Brock wrote a story arc about a test firing from the rocket cruiser Admiral Kolchak some time back. It's in the German Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit thread.

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 3:24am

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Belgrade, The Prime Minister’s Residence, Saturday, 8 January 1949 Nikola Karasec was awakened by his valet mid-morning. “A call from the Palace Excellency… it is very important”. The Prime Minister roused himself – the Christmas celebrations of the prior evening had lasted long into the night – and he deliberately made his way to the telephone; Karasec was not a young man. He picked up the receiver. “Karasec here.” Hearing the King’s voice he brought himself to attention and listened intently a...

Tuesday, January 15th 2019, 1:43am

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

The Port of Stettin, Friday, 7 January 1949 Von Hauser had his orders which he followed despite misgivings. He was personally accompanying the company of his regiment tapped to practice loading its vehicles on a chartered merchantman. “How long will it take to get a crane to lift one of my tanks from the dock into the hold of a freighter? Half-an-hour? An hour? And how many cranes might they have on the dock to handle it? Two perhaps?” The local police cleared the way ahead as his column snaked ...

Monday, January 14th 2019, 12:50am

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

Diario Oficial El Peruano (Lima), 5 January 1949 The aircraft carrier Lima was handed over to representatives of the Argentine Navy today at the Callao naval base. A nucleus crew will sail her to Bahia Blanca were she is expected to be formally commissioned into Argentine service.

Sunday, January 13th 2019, 12:49am

Author: BruceDuncan

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Marinestützpunkt Warnemünde, Tuesday, 4 January 1949 Gennady Alexandrov, together with his fellow officers – a mix of Germans and Russians – had been working flat out teaching successive groups of Kriegsmarine officers and ratings. He had been told that these men would need to learn Russian – but in practice the training sessions had come to focus on the technical jargon used in common between the Federation Navy and its German counterpart – and that was enough. For the first time in days he had...

Saturday, January 12th 2019, 1:12am

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Outside Belgrade, “The Little House”, Friday, 7 January 1949 The Baranovs has spent a week and more visiting the cities and the countryside of Yugoslavia under the watchful eye of their guide, Adem Čejvan, King Petar’s equerry. Each in their own way had found the contrasts charming, challenging, and informative. Xenia seemed enthralled by the customs of various people united under the leadership of ‘her’ Petar; her mother and father recognised how far the country had come in its march towards mo...

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 5:34pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Fliegerhorst Stettin, Tuesday, 4 January 1949 The troops of the Heer’s First Armoured Cavalry Regiment had first bivouacked on the under-utilised Luftwaffe airfield two days ago – and von Hauser had done his best to make his men as comfortable as possible – but living under canvas in winter was not something one wanted to do. Then, of course, in any army, you rarely get the opportunity to do what you want. Their temporary quarters, albeit limited in creature comfort, were conveniently located ne...

Monday, January 7th 2019, 1:15am

Author: BruceDuncan

Petroleum War Reserves, December 1948

War Reserve Petroleum Stocks of the Deutsches Heer December 1948 In March 1940 the Deutsches Heer was authorised to establish an organic war reserve of petroleum products separate and distinct from the national petroleum reserve administered by the Strategische Material Reserve-Verwaltung but organised and operated in concert with that organisation. By the close of the year the Heer had established four main fuel depots (Zentralhauptlager) and had requested funding for additional storage depots ...

Monday, January 7th 2019, 12:56am

Author: BruceDuncan

Strategic Materials Reserve Stockpiles December 1948

The Strategische Material Reserve-Verwaltung (Strategic Materials Reserve Administration), at the direction of the Ministry of Economics, maintains a system of depots for the stockpiling of petroleum and other strategic materials to be drawn upon in time of national emergency or disruption of the normal patterns of commerce in event of war. At the present time there are fourteen (14) depots for the storage of oil and petroleum products, five (5) for the storage of industrial commodities and six ...

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 7:40pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Delivery Status Report, 31 March 1949

Delivery Status Report, 31 March 1949 Domestic Ground Ordnance Production M43 Service Rifle -:- 39,000 M47 GP Machinegun -:- 1,800 M39 Aircraft Machinegun -:- 150 M37 Tank Machinegun -:- 90 M47 Recoilless Gun -:- 600 M32 Hand Grenade -:- 240,000 Small Arms Ammunition -:- 21,000,000 Artillery Ammunition -:- 315,000 Domestic Vehicle Production for Royal Yugoslav Army Zastava M40 0.25-ton Truck -:- 150 Zastava M41 1.5-ton Truck -:- 600 Novi Sad M44 3-ton Truck -:- 1,010 Novi Sad M46 Artillery Tract...

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 7:37pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Belgrade, Dunavsko Brodgradiliste, Saturday, 1 January 1949 His Highness Prince Andrew stood at the edge of the dry dock over which clambered workmen making ready to lay the keel of Royal Yugoslav Navy’s latest river vessel. The biting cold wind that blew across the freezing Danube cut to the soul. He was not in a happy mood. “It is time you take up public duties they said. Then why am I here? Tomislav is busy in Bar, overseeing the start of real warships. What do I get to do? Lend royal approva...

Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 12:53am

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Butuan Naval Shipyard, Mindanao, 1 January 1949 Commander Trevor Stevens, American naval attaché in the Philippines, considered his good fortune. Thanks to the influence of the Ambassador Stevens had been given the opportunity to tour the Butuan yard at witness the keel-laying of several of the Philippine Navy’s latest warships. From what he had learned the Numancia-class ocean escorts were well suited to the needs of that service. Relatively inexpensive to construct, there were touted as good a...

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 7:49pm

Author: BruceDuncan

State of Heer Small Arms and Future Developments

It is the stated intention of the Army Ordnance Office (Heereswaffenamt) to reduce the variation within the Heer’s small arms inventory as soon as possible. There are, at present, three different rifles (of three different calibres) in service, viz. The Karabiner 37 in 7mm, the Selbstlade Gewehr G5 in 7.92x57mm Mauser, and the Maschinenkarabiner G6 in the new 7.92x45mm Polte intermediate cartridge. It is planned to reduce the number of rifles in service to two, and to the maximum extent possible...

Tuesday, January 1st 2019, 8:49pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Marinestützpunkt Wilhelmshaven, Saturday, 1 January 1949 The workers attendant upon the naval shipyard griped at working on New Year’s Day, but at least their aggravation would be assuaged by the overtime and holiday bonuses that would appear in their next pay check. There was work a plenty in the yard. The fitting out basin held two small tankers while the keel for one of the new coastal escorts was taking shape in the yard’s small Nr.2 dry dock. But the work going on elsewhere was of interest ...

Saturday, December 29th 2018, 8:30pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Type 1949 Motor Torpedo Boat

Tonnage: 70 Dimensions: 25.4 x 6.24 x 1.24 meters Machinery: Four shafts, four marine diesel engines, each 1,200 bhp; 44 knots Radius: 1,000 nm at 14 knots, 600 nm at 33 knots Crew: 20 Armament: Four 533mm torpedoes, four 25mm autocannon in twin mounts Sensors: Type 103 ‘Nalca’ MTB 89 - MTB 97 -- Procured in the 1st Quarter of 1949