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Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 3:58pm

October 31
The Carrier Force departed Talcahuano early this morning bound for North America. [1] Their first stop will be the US naval port of San Diego on November 14th. The task force includes Libertad, the 1st Cruiser Squadron, the 2nd Destroyer Squadron, and elements of the 2nd and 5th Logistics Flotillas. [2]

November 3
LAN Airlines confirmed rumors that it was looking to acquire a new four-engine airliner for its service to North America along the western coast of South America. British industrialists have reportedly worked hard to sell the Avro Tudor to LAN. The airline's spokesman noted to reporters that the Tudor, the Franco-Atlantean MB.970, the German Ju-390A, and the American Lockheed Constellation and DC4 have all been evaluated. A final decision by the airline will come next month.


- Note [1]: The Chilean Navy generally sends some major warships to call on the US once a year.
- Note [2]: Two oilers, two destroyer tenders.


Thursday, January 26th 2012, 5:36pm

November 4
Directemar announced that they would order eight new CA1942 type vessels for construction by ASMAR. The first four ships, to be leased to CSAV, will be laid down within the next few months. They will be the third-largest civilian ships ever laid down in Chile, with only the two Presidente class liners and the Cruz del Sur being larger.

November 6
The Fast Carrier Force, bound for San Diego, successfully made their planned rendezvous with the American heavy cruiser USS New York City east of Clipperton Island.


Monday, January 30th 2012, 4:00pm

November 14
The Fast Carrier Force arrived today at the American naval base of San Diego, passing Point Loma just after dawn, accompanied by the USS New York City. The force will remain in San Diego until the 22nd, when they will sail to Los Angeles.


Monday, February 6th 2012, 3:47am

November 22
The Fast Carrier Force left San Diego and sailed to Los Angeles.

November 25
The Fast Carrier Force left Los Angeles for San Francisco.

November 26
The Fast Carrier Force arrived at San Francisco.

November 28
The Fast Carrier Force departed San Francisco. There was no comment from the Chilean Navy about the boatloads of young gullible sailors who spent half their time rowing around Treasure Island trying to figure out where the gold was.

November 29
The carrier Chiloe departed Talcahuano with an escort, two oilers, her training cadre of Coati-Ns, and a Zafiro. Scuttlebutt amongst the Navy says she's bound for the Philippines.


Monday, February 13th 2012, 10:02pm

December 5
The Fast Carrier Force arrived at Pearl Harbor for the final visit of their US port tour.


Thursday, March 8th 2012, 4:04pm

December 8
LAN Airlines spokesmen confirmed that the company had agreed to buy four Atlantean-built Bloch-Ripon Transatlantique airliners for service to Central and North America. Although not a surprise due to past Chilean preference for Atlantean airliners, LAN was reportedly quite interested in both the competing Ju390 and the smaller Ju252; and the British made an extensive effort to sell the Avro Tudor.

December 10
The Fast Carrier Force departed Pearl Harbor, completing their US port tour.

December 26
The Chiloe and her escorts arrived at Davao City today.