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Yesterday, 3:33pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

Marinestützpunkt Swinemünde, Sunday, 2 October 1949 Korvettenkapitän Warzecha was happy to receive the orders that directed the Bottsand to leave the Baltic and join the Atlantikflotte. Admittedly, he was surprised that Emden was the port to which the ship was directed; he expected that the major fleet bases – Wilhelmshaven or Cuxhaven – would have been the likelier choices. Of course, with all the new ships that had passed through the Lehrdivision to the fleet perhaps there was no room left els...

Sunday, May 24th 2020, 7:53pm

Author: BruceDuncan

New Designs and Refits of the Greek Fleet

The first question that comes to my mind is why Greece might require an oceanic-scale submarine, particularly one so large and with such long range, when presumably the Greek Navy would be operating in the Mediterranean, which historically has been troubled ground for large submarines. During the Second World War the Royal Navy found itself getting a better return on the smaller U and V class boats than with the larger S and T classes. For the most part the Med is not that deep. And on that poin...

Saturday, May 23rd 2020, 3:48pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Delivery Status Report, 31 December 1949

Domestic Ground Ordnance Production M43 Service Rifle -:- 39,000 M47 GP Machinegun -:- 1,800 M39 Aircraft Machinegun -:- 150 M37 Tank Machinegun -:- 150 M47 Recoilless Gun -:- 600 M32 Hand Grenade -:- 120,000 Small Arms Ammunition -:- 15,000,000 Artillery Ammunition -:- 195,000 Domestic Vehicle Production for Royal Yugoslav Army Zastava M40 0.25-ton Truck -:- 0 Zastava M41 1.5-ton Truck -:- 225 Novi Sad M44 3-ton Truck -:- 300 Novi Sad M46 Artillery Tractor -:- 200 M47 Half Track Infantry Carrie...

Saturday, May 23rd 2020, 3:40pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events, October 1949

Belgrade, The White Palace, Sunday, Monday, 3 October 1949 King Petar read the report submitted by General Marinkovic on the Army’s readiness with a sense of resignation. His own inclinations were to retrench and reduce spending on armament but the continuing threat posed by Italy did not seem to permit such action. He returned to the report and found some small measure of solace. The chief of the Defence Staff recorded that the army’s basic needs for motor transport had been fully met and order...

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 6:59pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events, October 1949

The Manila Herald, Monday, 3 October 1949 The first of four refurbished Junkers Ju252 airliners was delivered today to Philippine Air Lines, who will operate the type on express services between Manila, Cebu, and Davao. It is expected that the remaining aircraft will be put into service before the end of November, in time to handle the expected Christmas holiday traffic.

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 12:11am

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, October 1949

The Peruvian Times (Lima), 1 October 1949 The Mollendo-Matarani shipyard of the Servicios Industriales de la Marina has begun work on four vessels for the Peruvian Navy, taking up the yard’s capacity for the next six months. The efforts there comprise construction of two harbor tugs of the Selendon class, intended to supplement the N-1 class vessels currently in service, and two vessels of the Caloyeras class, which are designated as civil support ships. The Caloyeras and her sister Noguera are ...

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 6:00pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Project M2A1 Greek Corvette

There remains a serious discrepancy in the miscellaneous weight of the sim, which indicates only 76 tons. Yet the detailed breakout including the electronics amounts to 103.5 tons.

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 2:16pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events, October 1949

Kronen Zeitung, Saturday, 1 October 1949 The infantry landing ships Hahnöfersand and Hanskalbsand were laid down today at the Österreichische Schiffswerften. The pair being the number of such vessels constructed by the firm to eight. Training Frigate Roon, Rhodes, Sunday, 2 October 1949 Following her visit to Beirut, Mohr had set course for Larnaca in Cyprus, calling there for several days before continuing the Roon’s circuit of the Aegean with a brief call at Nicosia and thence to Rhodes. Here ...

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 12:06am

Author: BruceDuncan

Project M2A1 Greek Corvette

The full sim is posted in the Greek encyclopedia, here. Looking at the sim for this vessel, I see a couple of points that ought to be addressed. Quoted Fuel, ammunition & stores: 241 tons, 33,8 % One third of the vessel’s mass being fuel, ammunition, and stores is perhaps a bit excessive. It’s a point I’ve been called on over the years and I generally try to keep the percentage for warships down to 20%. Carrying excessive bunkers can bring a vessel’s tonnage down below the 499-ton breakpoint for...

Monday, May 18th 2020, 9:15pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Caloyeras class Civil Support Ship

Caloyeras, Peruvian Civil Support Ship laid down 1949 Displacement: 419 t light; 432 t standard; 686 t normal; 889 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 150.22 ft / 144.36 ft x 24.61 ft x 9.02 ft (normal load) [45.79 m / 44.00 m x 7.50 m x 2.75 m] Armament: 1 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm gun in single mounts, 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1949 Model Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount on centerline forward 4 - 0.31" / 7.9 mm guns (2x2 guns), 0.02lbs / 0.01kg shells, 1949 Model Machine guns...

Monday, May 18th 2020, 9:13pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Selendon class Harbor Tug

Selendon, Peruvian Harbor Tug laid down 1949 Displacement: 436 t light; 446 t standard; 491 t normal; 527 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 180.34 ft / 174.87 ft x 30.02 ft x 6.23 ft (normal load) [54.97 m / 53.30 m x 9.15 m x 1.90 m] Armament: 2 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1949 Model Anti-aircraft guns in deck mounts on side, evenly spread Weight of broadside 0 lbs / 0 kg Shells per gun, main battery: 500 Machinery: Diesel Inte...

Monday, May 18th 2020, 2:23am

Author: BruceDuncan

German Naval Construction Programme, Fourth Quarter 1949

Quoted from "Brockpaine" It's weird that I caught it at all, since I just quickly skimmed through. But there ya go. :) I am glad that somebody's reading it. Keeps me honest.

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 11:28pm

Author: BruceDuncan

RE: RE: German Naval Construction Programme, Fourth Quarter 1949

Quoted from "Brockpaine" Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Escort Corvettes : 40 + 0 + 4 = 48 Hmm... ;) Thanks for the catch. Missed the four Acherons that were completed and are now on trials. My spreadsheet adds vertically rather than horizontally. Entry now fixed.

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 9:02pm

Author: BruceDuncan

And now for something entirely different...

Totally unrelated to Wesworld's Argentine aircraft projects, I found an interesting presentation on OTL Argentina's jet development efforts

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 7:14pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Welcome to wesworld!

The only place I can recall seeing that rule employed was by Red Admiral when developing port facilities in East Africa – and I was not playing at that time, but found it during my the audit of the Italian sim reports. In a non-Wesworld scenario I sketched out for my own amusement I did apply the rule when developing ports in German colonial territories preparatory to placing floating dry docks in them to support naval forces overseas. The way the rule is worded it seems not applicable to coasta...

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 2:04pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslavia 4Q49 Sim Report

Yugoslavia 4Q49 Sim Report A. Factories Factories : 2 Producing Warship Material : 2 Tonnage Produced : 2,000 Producing Infrastructure (Committed) : 0 Producing Infrastructure (Non - Committed) : 0 Infrastructure Points Produced : 0.00 Bonus IP for Committed Factories : 0.00 Total IP Available : 0.00 Tonnage Produced : 2,000 Tonnage Transferred In : 0 Tonnage Received in Payment : 0 Tonnage Reclaimed From Scrap : 0 Tonnage Previously Stockpiled : 381 Total Tonnage Available : 2,381 Tonnage Paid ...

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 2:02pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian Naval Program 4th Quarter 1949

Peruvian Naval Program 4th Quarter 1949 Production Available Factories: 4.0 Producing Warship Material: 3.0 Tonnage Produced: 3,000 Producing Infrastructure (Committed): 1.0 Producing Infrastructure (Non - Committed): Infrastructure Points Produced: 0.1 Bonus IP for Committed Factories: 0.1 Total IP Available: 0.2 Tonnage Produced: 3,000 Proceeds from Ship Sales: 1,672 Tonnage Recovered from Scrapping: 1,619 Tonnage Previously Stockpiled: 210 Total Tonnage Available: 6,501 Tonnage Transferred Ou...

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 2:00pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine Naval Construction, 4th Quarter, 1949

Philippine Naval Construction, 4th Quarter, 1949 A. Factories Factories: 11 Factories Producing Warship Material: 11 Tonnage Produced: 11,000 Factories Producing Infrastructure (Committed): 0 Factories Producing Infrastructure (Non - Committed): 0 Infrastructure Points Produced: 0.00 Bonus IP for Committed Factories: 0.00 Total IP Available: 0.00 Tonnage Produced: 11,000 Tonnage Transferred In: 0 Tonnage Received in Payment: 0 Tonnage Reclaimed From Scrap: 0 Tonnage Previously Stockpiled: 1,695 ...

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 1:57pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German Naval Construction Programme, Fourth Quarter 1949

German Naval Construction Programme, Fourth Quarter 1949 A. Factories Factories: 31 Available: 31 Producing Warship Material: 31 Tonnage Produced: 31,000 Producing Infrastructure (Committed): 0 Producing Infrastructure (Non - Committed): 0 Infrastructure Points Produced: 0.0 Bonus IP for Committed Factories: 0.0 Total IP Available: 0.0 Tonnage Produced: 31,000 Tonnage Transferred In: 0 Tonnage Received in Payment: 0 Tonnage Reclaimed From Scrap: 424 Tonnage Previously Stockpiled: 2,019 Total To...

Saturday, May 16th 2020, 12:06pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1949

An excellent, information-packed item. Well written, by a perceptive observer. :thumbsup: