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Today, 6:08pm

Author: Brockpaine

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Quoted from "Hood" It's clear that the current situation is unfeasible to continue without some kind of change. The French and Russians don't actually consider this to be the case. Quoted from "Hood" It may be better for the blockade to end and the resumption of talks to persuade Italy to give up Vlore entirely, but whose ownership should take precedence is open to discussion. OOC: From a political point of view, France sees a certain utility in... not convincing Italy to back away from its Bal...

Yesterday, 5:30pm

Author: Brockpaine

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

OOC only: After reading this earlier this morning, I went back to double-check what was said in past years about Albania. As best I can tell (per statements by Alt_Naval, referencing earlier statements by Harry_the_red), Albania declared independence from the Ottomans in 1912 and de facto achieved it; but this was lost during the Great War, for reasons I haven't been able to uncover. I'm going to presume that, for whatever reason, it was occupied during the Great War (probably to secure supply l...

Wednesday, May 27th 2020, 10:45pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1949

Thanks; hope you enjoyed it. Future installments will not be quite as long as this post; the two items just merited a lot more detail.

Wednesday, May 27th 2020, 9:58pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1949

Excerpts from the Reports of the British Naval Attache Excerpts from the official reports of Commander Michael Denny, RN, British Naval Attache to the Russian Federation, Q2 / 1949 Remarks About Russo-Nordish Relations - May Spoke at length with the Nordish naval attache Skule Storheill last night during a reception at the French embassy. Storheill asked about my opinion of Mr. Churchill's comments in Parliament from the 10th, which have been circulated here in the local English-language paper. ...

Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 10:06pm

Author: Brockpaine

New Designs and Refits of the Greek Fleet

Quoted from "M_Fredi" All of them of the Air Searcher in particular? Around which weight? After all I just want it to be as powerful to allow the submarine to dive in time. Here's what I have for the latest French subs: Quoted Electronics: - 2 tons for DRBV-6C surface and air search radar - 1 ton for ARBR-1L radar warning receiver In this case, the DRBV-6C can usually detect an aircraft at around five to ten miles (8 - 16 km). Presuming the aircraft has already spotted them and comes straight i...

Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 8:53pm

Author: Brockpaine

New Designs and Refits of the Greek Fleet

My only real comment is about miscellaneous weight: Quoted from "M_Fredi" Notes: Misc Weight : 25,5 tons Surface and air searcher radar (7,5 tons) Air searcher radar (10 tons) Sonar (9 tons) The radar will need to be much lighter than that in order to fit in a periscope-style mounting.

Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 7:31pm

Author: Brockpaine

Atlantis quaterly reports for 1948

Quoted from "M_Fredi" and sorry if I made you waste your time. It's never a waste of my time to explain something worthwhile. :)

Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 4:21pm

Author: Brockpaine

Atlantis quaterly reports for 1948

Right - you need to put the missiles to sea in order to test things that can't be simulated on land. Examples: effects of vibrations, weather, roll, different electromagnetic conditions elsewhere in the world, etc. Two ships might perhaps be excessive, but it does at least allow multiple configurations to be tried, or allow one ship to be at sea while the other refits (or, frankly, repairs...) The Russo-French project (the Trident or Amur rockets) started with the refit of a test ship (the Russi...

Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 4:14am

Author: Brockpaine

New Designs and Refits of the Greek Fleet

Even though I commented after Bruce earlier, I didn't see his response. So allow me to go back and address a few points... Quoted from "BruceDuncan" For the most part the Med is not that deep. The major issue with the Mediterranean is not the depth, but the relative clarity of the water. As a result, you can spot a submarine at periscope depth rather easily from an aircraft. Most of the areas I'd identify for Greek submarine operations are actually pretty deep - deeper than the crush depth of th...

Sunday, May 24th 2020, 7:08pm

Author: Brockpaine

RE: British Empire Q4/1949 Report

Quoted from "Hood" G. Summary of Laid Up Vessels Awaiting Disposal Warspite Mmmm. :( Well, I suppose without all of the additional battle-honours from Narvik, Calabria, Matapan, there's not even much reason to retain her as a museum ship. But still - sadness.

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 1:36am

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q2/1949

Q2/1949 Notable Ship Movements of the Marine Nationale A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q2/1949 by the Marine Nationale. This list is representative and not exhaustive. Flotte de l'Atlantique -- FO Atlantique Nord, under Admiral R. Godfroy, finishes an extended downtime following Operation Tigre 48. During May and June, they conduct five cruises of shorter duration, averaging thirty-five days at sea. The Russian carrier Reval (working up) and two d...

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 1:35am

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q2/1949

Marine Nationale Order of Battle, July 1st, 1949 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 possesse...

Thursday, May 21st 2020, 1:34am

Author: Brockpaine

France, Q2/1949

Report for Q2/1949 Industrial Allocation - 27.5 / 27.5 factories producing 27,500t materials. - 0/27.5 factories producing infrastructure (dedicated) - 13,413t from stockpile. - 1825t from transactions. - 0t from scrapping. - 42,738t materials total. - 25,547 t used. - 17,191 t stored for Q3/49. 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...

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 3:05am

Author: Brockpaine

Project M2A1 Greek Corvette

Quoted from "M_Fredi" I have the feeling that it went unnoticed the first time. I recall seeing it, but not looking over the design in detail. Quoted from "M_Fredi" As I said before I made it some time ago. I don't know what source I found or if I just counted the shells too (apparently enough to sink many submarines flotillas) or what. I will look for a more appropriate weight. It depends a lot on what you'd like to do with this ship. Personally, unless I'm designing something for inshore work...

Monday, May 18th 2020, 12:05am

Author: Brockpaine

German Naval Construction Programme, Fourth Quarter 1949

It's weird that I caught it at all, since I just quickly skimmed through. But there ya go. :)

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 11:06pm

Author: Brockpaine

RE: German Naval Construction Programme, Fourth Quarter 1949

Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Escort Corvettes : 40 + 0 + 4 = 48 Hmm... ;)

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 5:02pm

Author: Brockpaine

Welcome to wesworld!

Quoted from "M_Fredi" I think that I understand it but I want to be completely sure. Quoted You may spend 1.5 pts to give a port one additional slot to hold another slipway or dry-dock. By spending another 1.5 pts, the port is automatically upgraded to the next largest category of port. Note that these points upgrade the port’s facilities only - once paid for, you will still need to pay for the slip or dry-dock to take that slot. If I get this right to build a new slip or drydock in one of my p...

Saturday, May 16th 2020, 6:26pm

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1949

Thanks. I have a few more in process, but I decided to group these Q1 comments and get them out the door.

Saturday, May 16th 2020, 6:56am

Author: Brockpaine

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1949

Excerpts from the Reports of the British Naval Attache Excerpts from the official reports of Commander Michael Denny, RN, British Naval Attache to the Russian Federation, Q1 / 1949 New Construction in the Russian Federation - January Highlights: -- Attended keel-laying ceremonies for two Varyag-class heavy cruisers and aircraft carrier Kaliakra. -- Russian shipbuilding strategy continues to emphasize building carriers in trios: one smaller carrier equipped with a fighter and scout loadout, and t...