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Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 4:54pm

Chile, Q2/1947



Industrial Allocation
- 7/9 factories producing 7,000t materials.
- 906 tons from stockpile.
- 358 tons from scrapping
- 8,264 tons materials total.
- 6,600 tons used.
- 1,664 tons stored for Q3/47.
- 2/9 factories dedicated to infrastructure.

Infrastructure Development
2 factories dedicated to producing infrastructure. 0.2 IP created, added to upgrade Talcahuano D0 to D1. 0.4 of 1.0 IP added to project.

Naval Construction
ASMAR - Astillero de Talcahuano (Talcahuano):
D3.5: Light Cruiser Antofagasta refitting between October 1st 1946 and July 3rd, 1947. 4598 tons required to complete. 1,500 tons added Q2/47 for a total of 4500 / 4598 tons. 98 / 4598 tons remaining.
S3.5: CLAA-18 Valparaíso laid down October 1st, 1946. 1,500 tons added Q2/47 for a total of 4500 / 8000 tons. 3500 / 8000 tons remaining. Ship launched April 25th, 1947 and completed on February 29th, 1948.
D2.5: Destroyers Temerario and Aleatorio scrapping end to end. 206 tons recovered from each. Scrapping completed.
S2.5: CLAA-19 Bío Bío laid down October 1st, 1946. 1,500 tons added Q2/47 for a total of 4500 / 8000 tons. 3500 / 8000 tons remaining. Ship launched April 25th, 1947 and completed on February 29th, 1948.
D2: Aircraft Carrier Mapuche begins scrapping. Light displacement of 12,103 tons total, with 1,815 tons to be recovered. 775 tons recovered in Q2/1947, with 1040 tons remaining. Scrapping will take 7 months and complete November 1st, 1947.
S1.5: Idle
D0: Upgrading to D1. 0.2 IP of 1.0 IP added in Q2/1947. 0.6 IP remaining until completion.

Dockside:
- CLAA-16 Araucanía laid down January 1st, 1946. 500 tons added Q2/47 for a total of 8000 / 8000 tons. 0 / 8000 tons remaining. Ship launched July 25th, 1946 and completed on May 31st, 1947.
- CLAA-17 Los Lagos laid down January 1st, 1946. 500 tons added Q2/47 for a total of 8000 / 8000 tons. 0 / 8000 tons remaining. Ship launched July 25th, 1946 and completed on May 31st, 1947.

ASMAR - Astillero de Valparaíso (Valparaiso):
S1: DM-78 Almirante Simpson laid down January 1st, 1947. 550 tons added Q2/47 for a total of 1100 / 2200 tons. 1100 / 2200 tons remaining. Ship launched May 15th, 1947 and completed on December 7th, 1947.
S1: DM-79 Almirante Goni laid down January 1st, 1947. 550 tons added Q2/47 for a total of 1100 / 2200 tons. 1100 / 2200 tons remaining. Ship launched May 15th, 1947 and completed on December 7th, 1947.
D1: Idle.

Dockside:
N/A

ASENAV/Astillero de Alberto Daiber y Cia (Valdivia):
S0: Engaged in civilian construction until Q4/1947.
S0: Engaged in civilian construction until Q4/1947.

Dockside:
None

ASMAR - Astillerode Magallanes (Punta Arenas):
D0: Idle.

Dockside:
None

from factories:
- N/A

On Trials
- Carrier Patria completes six months of builders trials.
- Cruiser Araucanía begins six months of builders trials.
- Cruiser Los Lagos begins six months of builders trials.
- Subchaser Colún completes three months of builders trials.

Scrapping
- Carrier Mapuche scrapping. 775 tons recovered.
- 2 Temerario-class destroyers scrapping. 206 tons recovered from each.

- Total tonnage in recycling until Q2/1947: (2x179) = 358
- Total tonnage in recycling until Q3/1947: (2x179) = 358
- Total tonnage in recycling until Q4/1947: (2x179) = 358
- Total tonnage in recycling until Q1/1948: (1x775) + (2x206) = 1187

Transactions
None

Other Notes
Technology development and investigatory committees are working on the following projects:
- Proyecto-O: Replacement for Marina Guardia Hyatt. Final procurement decisions are made and long-lead items are ordered by ASMAR.

The aircraft carrier Mapuche has been formally decommissioned and handed over to ASMAR for scrapping, as no suitable buyer was found for the ship. Rumors about the possible retirement of the Chiloe have also increased.

The helicopter-carrying cruiser Guardia Marina Hyatt is decommissioned in June 1947, with the crew transferred to the new cruiser Araucanía.

The Armada confirms rumors that the cruiser Concepción will be retired in September of this year. Crew transfers to the new cruiser Los Lagos have already begun. The Armada also confirms that the cruiser Chillán will be retired in December of this year, with the crew to form the plankowner crew of the new Valparaíso.

The Armada announced that the destroyer leaders Almirante Lynch and Almirante Condell will be retired in December 1947, with their places in Destroyer Flotilla 1 to be taken by the first two Almirante Simpson class destroyers. The names Almirante Lynch and Almirante Condell shall be assumed by the second pair of Simpson-class ships. Upon the completion of further Simpson-class destroyers (announced to number eight in total, ordered over 1947 and 1948), they will replace Capitan Thomson-class destroyers, which shall be retired to the reserve or scrapped.

The destroyers of the Temerario-class, organized as the 4th and 7th Destroyer Flotillas, are in reserve with caretaker crews. The first two ships, Temerario and Aleatorio, have been handed over for scrapping at ASMAR. The next two ships, Magnífico and Unánime, have started initial preparations for scrapping. Rumors indicate the ships of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla will be scrapped, while the ships of the 7th Destroyer Flotilla will be retained for a period of time.

Order of Battle (Armada de Chile) July 1st, 1947
Note: W(X)+Y(Z) = completed (under repair/refit) + under construction (- scrapping vessel)

Primary Combatants:
Battlecruisers: 3(0)+0
Aircraft Carriers: 3(0)+0-1
Heavy Cruisers: 3(0)+0
Light Cruisers: 8(0)+2
Helicopter Cruisers: 1(0)+0
Large Destroyers: 8(0)+0 {3,000 tons std and up}
Medium Destroyers: 48(0)+2-2 {1,200-3,000 tons std}
Light Destroyers (Corvettes): 8(0)+0 {under 1,200 tons std}
Destroyer Escorts: 12(0)+0
Minelayer: 2(0)+0
Torpedo Boats: 25(0)+0
Submarines: 11(0)+0
Subchasers: 24(0)+0
Minesweepers: 32(0)+0
Arctic Patrol Vessel: 3(0)+0

Fleet Train:
Destroyer Tenders: 4(0)+0
Subchaser Tenders: 2(0)+0
Submarine Tenders: 1(0)+0
General Fleet Tenders: 4(0)+0
Fleet Oilers: 12(0)+0
Colliers: 1(0)+0

Auxiliaries:
Sail Training Sloop: 2(0)+0
Transports: 2(0)+0
Fleet Tugs: 4(0)+0
Light Harbour Tugs: 4(0)+0
Netlayers: 2(0)+0
Oceanic Research Ship: 1(0)+0
Pilot Boats: 6(0)+0
Training Yawls: 6(0)+0

Amphibious Forces:
Landing Ship Vehicle: 1(0)+0
Landing Ship Dock: 1(0)+0
Beach Discharge Lighter: 1(0)+0
Attack Transports: 4(0)+0
Landing Ship Infantry (Med): 2(0)+0
Landing Ship Tank: 2(0)+0
Landing Ship Mechanized: 2(0)+0
Landing Craft Tank: 2(0)+0
Landing Craft Mechanized: 11(0)+0
Landing Craft Assault: 54(0)+0

Reserve / Emergency Use:
Patrol Boats: 4(0)+0
Naval Trawlers: 16(0)+0
Transports: 12(0)+0
Submarines: 2(0)+0
Museum Ships: 1(0)+0

Foreign Orders and Exports (Totals):
Fleet Tugs: 6(0)+0 (to China)
Light Harbour Tugs: 20(0)+0 (to China)

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Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 4:56pm

Quoted

Flota de Alta Mar
Headquarters: Talcahuano
Overview: The Flota de Alta Mar represents the main striking power of the Chilean Navy. Traditionally it has been divided between the gun-oriented Battle Force and the aviation-oriented Fast Carrier Force, with resources divided between the two units according to necessity. Increasingly, there is a blurring of the lines between the two units so that they may be regarded as two alternative task forces within the Flota de Alta Mar.

Battle Force
Battle Squadron 1: Capitan Prat (F), Almirante Blanco Encalada, Almirante Cochrane

Fast Carrier Force
Carrier Division 1: Libertad (F), Patria (working up)

Assigned Units
Cruiser Squadron 1: Constitucion (F), Almirante Latorre, O'Higgins
Cruiser Squadron 2: Magellanes (F), Atacama, Picunches, Antofagasta (refitting)
Cruiser Division 3-1: Araucanía, Los Lagos (both ships on builders trials)
Cruiser Division 3-2: Concepción, Chillán
Destroyer Flotilla 1: Almirante Condell (leader), Almirante Lynch, Capitan Thompson, Capitan Lira, Capitan Toro,Capitan Carrera, General Escala, General Lagos
Destroyer Flotilla 2: Capitan Eyzaguirre, General San Martin, Capitan Ferguson, Capitan Chavez, Capitan Rodríguez (leader), General Mackenna, General Baquedano, General Bulnes
Destroyer Flotilla 3: Angamos, Iquique, Punta Gruesa, Casma, Papudo, Chipana, Talcahuano, Abtao
Destroyer Flotilla 5: Almirante Williams, Almirante Riveros, Voluntario, Peleador, Caballeroso, Celeste, Caprichoso, Feroz
Destroyer Flotilla 6: Bolados, Téllez, Bravo, Machado, Díaz, Troncoso, Litton, Salinas
Destroyer Flotilla 8: Cerro Fitz Roy, Nevado Ojos del Salado, Nevado Sajama, Cerro Solo, Volcan Osorno, Torres del Paine
Destroyer Flotilla 9: Teniente Aldea, Teniente Serrano, Teniente Videla, Teniente Requelme, Teniente Ibarra, Teniente de la Fuente, Teniente Hoste, Teniente Larraguibel


Quoted

Flota de Litoral
Headquarters: Talcahuano
Overview: The Flota de Litoral is responsible for the patrol of Chilean coastal waters for the purposes of maritime security and policing. It is divided into four administrative zones of roughly equivalent strengths (although the Third Naval Zone, based in Punta Arenas, substitutes ocean patrol ships for light craft). The Naval Zones also maintain a number of search and patrol aircraft.

First Naval Zone (Valparaiso)
Antisubmarine Squadron 1: Puyehue (F), Azopardo, Cisnes, Petrohué, Colún
Minesweeper Flotilla 1-1: DM-1, DM-2, DM-3, DM-4
Minesweeper Flotilla 3-1: YDM-1, YDM-2, YDM-3, YDM-4
Gunboat Flotilla 1: Aldebarán, Denébola, Capella, Sirio, Matar, Thuban

Second Naval Zone (Talcahuano)
Minelaying Squadron 1: Covadonga, 21 de Mayo
Antisubmarine Squadron 3: SC-17 through SC-24
Minesweeper Flotilla 1-2: DM-5, DM-6, DM-7, DM-8
Gunboat Flotilla 2: Regulus, Fomalhaut, Hassaleh, Shaula, Sadalmelik, Altarf

Third Naval Zone (Punta Arenas)
Patrol Flotilla: Ignacy Domeyko, Piloto Pardo, Vanguardia
Minesweeper Flotilla 2-1: DM-9, DM-10, DM-11, DM-12
Gunboat Flotilla 3: Unukalhai, Mekbuda, Edasich, Aludra, Adhara, Algol

Fourth Naval Zone (Iquique)
Antisubmarine Flotilla 4: Capitan Frey, Capitan Guzman, Capitan Carranza, Teniente Susa, Teniente Estrada, Almirante Rebolledo, General de la Lastra, Teniente Molinas
Antisubmarine Squadron 1: Conguillío (F), Loa, Maule, Lauca, Maipo, Rapel, Itata, Pascua, Tinguiririca
Minesweeper Flotilla 2-2: DM-13, DM-14, DM-15, DM-16
Minesweeper Flotilla 3-2: YDM-5, YDM-6, YDM-7, YDM-8
Gunboat Flotilla 4: Errai, Rigilkent, Antares, Pléyone, Rasalhague, Mizar


Quoted

Flota de Logistica
Headquarters: Talcahuano
Overview: The Flota de Logistica is responsible for providing the Chilean Navy with all support services, principally oil but also any other supplies. The Flota de Logisitica additionally administers the Chilean Navy's amphibious assault assets in an operational-level independent command

Logistics Flotilla 1: Araucano, Península Tres Montes, Península de Taitao, Península Muñoz Gamero, Península de Brunswick
Logistics Flotilla 2: Lago General Carrera, Lago Llanquihue, Lago O'Higgins, Lago Ranco
Logistics Flotilla 3: Quillagua, Toconao, Caspana, Socaire
Logistics Flotilla 4: Golfo de Ancud, Golfo de Corcovado, Golfo de Quelalmahue, Golfo Coronados
Logistics Flotilla 5: Fjord de las Montañas, Seno Última Esperanza, Fiordo de Aisén, Seno Almirantazgoa
Marine Raiding Flotilla: Parinacota, Copahue, Tronador, Lascar
Amphibious Assault Flotilla: Pisagua, Valdivia, Pisco, Rancagua, Ministro Zentento, Presidente Errazuriz, Elicura, Orompello


Quoted

Flota de Submarina
Headquarters: Talcahuano
Overview: The Flota de Submarina administers all of the Chilean Navy's submarines as well as their dedicated support ships. As a matter of practice, both units and individual submarines may be loaned to other operational commands for missions.

Submarine Squadron 1: Gualcolda, Tegualda, Rucumilla, Marlin, Esturión, Bonito
Submarine Squadron 2: Union, Flach
Submarine Squadron (Training) 3: Héroe
Submarine Squadron 4: Lautaro, Caupolicán
Submarine Support Squadron: Almirante José Toribio Merino Saavedra


Quoted

All Other Commands
Escuela Naval "Arturo Prat": Esmeralda, Vina de Mar
Chilean Merchant Marine School: Almirante Uribe
Carrier Division 2: Chiloe (Training Aircraft Carrier)
Support Squadron 1: Alacalufes, Río de Los Cipreses, Las Chinchillas, Radal Siete Tazas
Support Squadron 2: Katalalixar, Los Flamencos, Valle de la Luna, Lago Jeinimeni (oceanic salvage tugs)
Support Squadron 3: Ingeniero Slight, Francisco Hudson (netlayers), Vidal Gormaz (Oceanographic Research Ship)
Antisubmarine Squadron 5 (Reserve): SC-13 through SC-16 (in reserve awaiting decommissioning)
Aircraft-Carrying Cruiser Marina Guardia Hyatt (decommissioned awaiting disposal)
Destroyer Flotilla 4: Magnífico, Unánime, Valeroso, Estratégico (decommissioned awaiting disposal)
Destroyer Flotilla 7: Cobrizo, Concordante, Meritorio, Llameante, Sabedor, Rápido (in reserve awaiting decommissioning)
Submarine Squadron 5: Capitan O'Brien, Capitan Martinez (decommissioned and awaiting scrapping)

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Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 5:24pm

OOC Addendum: I was fact-checking the report and noticed that at some point I'd apparently dropped the two old Capitan O'Brien-class submarines from my quarterly report's order of battle, but I can't find evidence that I scrapped them or otherwise disposed of them. I added them back (for the moment) under the 'Reserve' column and I'll scrap them later this year.