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Club Frozen Seas theater research: FN, Repaint & ED

In order to keep the "official" card roster list from becoming an encyclopedia, I will use this for all ForuMINI, Repaint Reference and Expanded Deck cards.  My understanding is these cards are allowed in Club Play (with your opponent's permission), but not in League Play.

United Kingdom, Commonwealth, and Operational Allies


HMS Duke of York participated in Arctic convoys as well as the Battle of North Cape.  She eventually sank Scharnhorst.

HMS Renown took part in the Norwegian campaign as well as the search for Bismark. She provided cover for several Arctic convoys in 1942.

HMS Barham was damaged by a German submarine torpedo in December 1939, while at sea north of the British Isles.

HMS Malaya served mostly in the Med, but did escort convoys through the theater in the early war.

HMS Queen Elizabeth served in the Home Fleet in 1943, following her repairs from sabotage from Frogmen.

HMS Ramilles was part of the British Home Fleet based at Scapa Flow. She participated in a sweep of the waters between Iceland, Norway and Scotland before transferring to the Med, Indian Ocean, and then back to the Home Fleet in time to hunt for Bismarck.

HMS Resolution, at war's start, was part of the Home Fleet, and carried out convoy escort duties in the Atlantic. Whilst supporting the Narvik campaign in May 1940, Resolution was struck by a bomb at Tjeldsundet.

HMS Royal Sovereign was assigned to the Home Fleet, she was tasked with convoy protection until May 1940, when she returned to the Mediterranean Fleet.  She was later lent to the Russian Navy as Arkhangelsk.

HMS Revenge was attached to the North Atlantic Escort Force, she departed home shores to head for Canada, carrying valuable gold bullion. During one stop in Halifax on 12 May 1940, she accidentally rammed and sank the Canadian Battle-class trawler HMCS Ypres although without loss of life. For the duration of the war that she served, whenever Revenge came to Halifax, the crews of other gate ships would make elaborate and exaggerated "Abandon Ship" manoeuvres in mockery of the old vessel.


HMS Implacable  conducted attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz late in 1944 before joining the Pacific Fleet as a replacement for Illustrious.

MV Empire MacAlpine class - Empire MacAlpine operated on Atlantic convoys throughout the war.

HMS Nabob served as an anti-submarine warfare carrier and while returning from a strike against the German battleship Tirpitz (Operation Goodwood), she was torpedoed by U-354 in the Barents Sea and sustained heavy damage. Five days later she steamed into Scapa Flow under her own power but had lost 21 men.

HMS Puncher was stationed with Home Fleet at Scapa Flow. Puncher initially served in a training role, but was re-tasked to strike and convoy air protection (CAP) after her sister ship, HMS Nabob was torpedoed off Norway in 1944.


HMS Enterprise was employed on Atlantic escort duties with the Halifax Escort Force during 1939 and 1940. In October 1939, she oversaw the transfer of ₤10 million (£460 million in today's currency) in gold bullion to Canada. In April 1940, she was transferred to the Home Fleet for the Norwegian Campaign before later transferring to the Med.

HMS Black Prince served during World War II on the Arctic convoys, during the Normandy landings, and as part of the British Pacific Fleet.

HMS Carlisle spent a brief period with the Home Fleet, in which she participated in the allied opposition to the German invasion of Norway. She later transferred to the Med.

HMS Penelope served in both the Med and the Norwegian campaigns.


HMS Venturer, a V-class submarine, patrolled the Norwegian coast for coastal traffic and U-boats leaving or entering base. She was successful on several occasions, sinking three Axis vessels during 1944. She also sank U-771 on 11 November 1944 7 nautical miles (13 km) east of Andenes, Norway, off the Lofoten Islands.


J & K Classes Both classes served in theater and are available for use.

Tribal Class also saw action in the theater and can be used.

HMS Kipling is a J/K class DD and so may be used in theater.

HMS Starling, a modified Black Swan class DD, was the flagship of Captain Frederic John Walker's 2nd Support Group, a flotilla of six sloops not tied down to convoy protection, but free to hunt down U-boats wherever found.

HMS Wild Goose, a Black Swan class DD, served with the 2nds Support Group, above, and can operate in theater.

HMS Hotspur, an H-class DD, served during the Norwegian Campaign of World War II, where she fought in the First Battle of Narvik in April 1940 where she was badly damaged.

HMS Sandwich, a Bridgewater-class DD, served with her sister and fought in the Battle of the Atlantic as well as screening home waters.

Hunt Class (Type I) destroyers served in theater as escorts and may be used.

HMS Tynedale, a Hunt-class DD, served in English home waters as well as the Med.

Hunt Class (Type II) destroyers served in theater as escorts and may be used.

HMS Croome spent her time in the Med, but as a Hunt Class (type II), she may serve in theater.

HMS Ledbury, a Hunt Class (type II) - her initial assignment was to perform escort duties between Scapa Flow and Iceland. She remained in this theatre for the first part of the war, during which time she served with the ill-fated Arctic convoy PQ17 in June 1942, from which twenty-four ships were lost.

Hunt Class (type III) and Hunt class (type IV) both operated in theater.

HMCS Ottawa, originally the HMS Griffin, was assigned to escort convoys in the North Atlantic until she was transferred in May 1944.

HMCS St. Clair, originally the USS Williams, was a Wickes-class DD. St. Clair escorted convoys in and out of the heavily travelled "western approaches" to the British Isles in the spring of 1941. She was involved in the hunt for Bismarck.

HMCS Petrolia, a Castle-class corvette, was represented throughout the theater.  The Castle-class was an update of the Flower-class (represented by Sackville).

HMAS Nestor, an N-class DD, was assigned to escort and patrol duties in the North Atlantic. During May, she was involved in the pursuit of the German battleship German battleship Bismarck.

HMAS Norman, an N-class DD - her first mission after completing sea trials in October 1941 was to deliver a British trade union delegation from Iceland to Russia.  Norman then spent some time as an escort ship before transferring to the Med.

HMAS Bataan, a Tribal-class DD, served in Japanese and Australian waters, but is represented in theater by the Tribal class and may be used.

HMAS Warramunga, as a Tribal-class DD, may be used in theater.

HMAS Vampire didn't serve in theater, but was represented by other V-class DDs which did.  She may be used.

HMAS Vendetta served in the Med and South Pacific, but is represented by the V-class in theater and may be used.

HMAS Voyager served in the Med, but is represented by the V-class in theater and may be used.

HMAS Waterhen served in the Atlantic and Med, but is represented by the W-class in theater and may be used.

Farimile D Class torpedo boats were used in theater and may be used.


HMS Manxman - commissioned on 7 June 1941, her first mission was the delivery of mines to Murmansk. Manxman then transferred to the Mediterranean, where she was employed on relief runs to Malta.

RMS Queen Mary was big enough to be in theater even if it was in Naples.  However, she was the fastest, largest troop transport used during the war and served in the theater.

SS Empire Morn saw service on a number of trade routes during the Second World War, making several crossings of the North Atlantic as well as voyages to Russia and Africa.

British Shore Batteries were certainly used along the north coast as well as throughout the Empire.

HMCS Prince David was one of three Canadian National Steamships Canadian National Railway passenger liners that were converted for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), first to Armed Merchant Cruisers at the beginning of World War II, then Infantry Landing Ships (Medium) or Anti Aircraft Escort.  She served in the Aleutians in theater.

HMCS Prince Henry, a Prince-class auxiliary, served with her sister Prince David in theater.

HMCS Prince Robert, a Prince-class auxiliary, served with her sister Prince David in theater.


Spitfire Mk 1A saw action all throughout the theater.

Blackburn Skua flew from Ark Royal, among others, and did reasonably well over Norway.  It was used in other theaters as well.

Fairey Albacore were used for attacks against harbours and shipping in the English Channel, operating from shore bases, and for convoy escort.  They launched an attack on Tirpitz from the Victorious.

Fairey Fulmar - its long range was useful at times as evidenced in the 1941 chase of the German battleship Bismarck where Fulmars acted as carrier-borne spotters, tracking and trailing the fleeing battleship.

Fairey Firefly was used in all theatres of operation.  Fireflies also provided air cover during strikes on the German battleship Tirpitz in 1944.

Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, a predecessor of the Beauxfighter, operated in theater although it was obsolescent when it was introduced.

Mosquito Mk VI was one of the fastest aircraft, and used in the Battle of the Atlantic extensively.

Seafire Mk III is a late war British fighter used from carriers in all theaters.

Sea Hurricane Mk II C was used in theater as a carrier-based fighter/bomber.

FAA Corsair Mk II, a lend/lease American plane, was used by British carriers in theater in the late war.

Sea Gladiator saw action in the Norwegian campaign and other theaters, but was outclassed and had been replaced by more modern fighters.

Bolingbroke Mk IV saw action patrolling the Canadian coast as well as northern reaches.

Hudsom Mk IIIa, an American built plane, was operated by the RAF and RCAF throughout the theater, often basing out of Scotland.

Bristol Beaufort - Some of the Beaufort's most notable actions were attacks on warships of the German Kriegsmarine. The first attack was on 21 June 1940, when nine Beauforts of 42 Squadron attacked the Scharnhorst off the Norwegian coast.

Mosquito FB Mk 40 served in theater, although not in Australian service.



HMS Vanguard was launched in 1944 but not commissioned until after the war.  While she was designed with Pacific service in mind, she certainly could have served in theater if she had been commissioned earlier.

G3 Class BC was scrapped by the Washington Naval Treaty, with only HMS Hood being built.  They would have served in theater otherwise.

N3 Class BB were never ordered due to the Washington Naval Treaty.  They would have served in theater otherwise.

Lion Class BB was again, never built, although two hulls were laid down, but certainly would have operated in theater had they been completed.


Colossus Class carriers were completed either after the war, or saw only support service during the war.


HMS Valiant served in the Med until damaged by Frogmen, then served in the Pacific.

HMS Roberts was a monitor that served in the Med.


HMS Ocean was designated for Far East service.

HMS Biter only transitioned the theater, serving in the Med and South Atlantic.

HMS Hermes spent the bulk of her career overseas assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet and the China Station.


HMS Hawkins served primarily in the Southern Seas and in the Eastern Fleet.

HMS Emerald served in the Med and East Indies, then transferred to the Eastern Fleet to face Japan.

HMS Cleopatra served in the Med and Indian theaters.

HMS Neptune operated in the South Atlantic and the Med.

HMAS Shropshire operated in the South Pacific throughout most of her RAN service.

HMAS Perth was used to patrol Australian waters, before being sent to the Mediterranean at the end of 1940. There, Perth was involved in the battles for Greece, Crete, and Syria before returning to Australia in late 1941.

HMAS Adelaide was initially used for convoy escort and protection duties in Australian waters. She also served in the South Pacific, South Atlantic, and Indian Ocean.


K-IX, a former Dutch sub, served in Australian home waters as a training ship.


HMS Barfleur, a Battle-class DD, served in the Pacific fighting against Japan.

SS Ohio served primarily in the Med and was key during Operation Pedestal in relieving Malta.

HMAS Stuart, a Scott-class DDL, served in Australian home waters before transferring to the Med.

HMAS Paramatta, a Grimsby-class sloop, operated in the Red Sea and Mediterranean during World War II.

HMAS Swan, a Grimsby-class sloop, served as an escort and patrol vessel during World War II and escorted many convoys in Australian waters and the South-West Pacific.

HMAS Warrego, a Grimsby-class sloop, served in Australian waters and South Pacific.

HMAS Yarra, a Grimsby-class sloop, spent the early part of the war in Australian waters, then was transferred to the East Indies Station in 1940

Bathurst class corvette served in the South Pacific and Med.


CAC Wirraway, a training plane, did see action against the Japanese, but not in the club's theater.

A-29 Kittyhawk was used by Australia in the Med and South Pacific.

CAC Boomerang was operated by Australia in South Pacific and Indian waters.

Vengeance Mk IV saw Australian service in the South Pacific and South Seas theaters.

Soviet Union, Lend-Lease, and Operational Allies


Marat served in the Winter War off of the Finnish coast.


Tallin/Petropavlosk, a German cruiser Lutzow given to the Russians, was completed and used as fire support during the defense of Leningrad.

Krasnyi Kavkaz supported Soviet troops during the Siege of Odessa, Siege of Sevastopol, and the Kerch-Feodosiya Operation in the winter of 1941—42.

Murmansk, the USS Milwaukee, was transferred on loan to the Soviet Union Northern Fleet in lieu of the Soviet share of the surrendered Italian warships. She commissioned in the Soviet Navy as Murmansk and performed convoy and patrol duty in the Arctic Ocean for the remainder of the war.


K-21 made an unsuccessful attack on the Tirpitz.  K-class submarines may serve in theater.

S-56, an S-class submarine, was represented in the theater and may be used.

Kalev - The Kalev class submarines were commissioned into the Soviet Navy on September 18, 1940. Kalev was sunk outside Hanko, Finland in 1941.

Lembit, a Kalev-class sub, continued a successful campaign against Swedish iron ore transports to Germany.

Shch/Schuka class submarines served in all Russian theaters, including the Baltic and North seas.

Shch-212, a Schuka-class sub, served in the Black Sea Fleet, but as her class served in theater, may be used.

M-171, an M-class submarine, was represented in theater by M-class subs and may be used.

S-7, an S-class submarine, was represented in the theater and may be used.

S-9, an S-class submarine, was represented in the theater and may be used.

S-32, an S-class submarine, was represented in the theater and may be used.

S-101, an S-class submarine, was represented in the theater and may be used.


Sverniy Vetyer, a Wind-class icebreaker, was commisioned the USCG Staten Island but went to the Soviet Navy where she was known as the Severni Veter in 1944 as part of the Lend-Lease program.

Baku, a Leningrad-class Destroyer Leader, was transferred to the Soviet Northern Fleet via the Arctic Ocean.

Kharkov served in the Black Sea, but as a Leningrad-class, may be used in theater.

Krasnoye Znamya participated in action against Finland.

Khasan class destroyers served along the Soviet coast on defensive duties.

Sverdlov struck a mine on 28 August 1941 and sank while escorting an evacuation convoy from Tallinn to Kronstadt.

Gordyi, as a Gnevny-class destroyer, is available for use.  She served in the Baltic Fleet in any event.

Gnevnyi, as a Gnevny-class destroyer, is available for use.  She served in the Baltic Fleet in any event.

Sokrushitelniy , as a Gnevny-class destroyer, is available for use.  She served in the Baltic Fleet in any event.

Gremyashchiy, as a Gnevny-class destroyer, is available for use.  She served in the Baltic Fleet in any event.

Grozniy, as a Gnevny-class destroyer, is available for use.  She served in the Baltic Fleet in any event.

Stremitleny, as a Gnevny-class destroyer, is available for use.  She served in the Baltic Fleet in any event.

Steregushchiy, as a Gnevny-class destroyer, is available for use.  She served in the Baltic Fleet in any event.


G5 class Series 9 torpedo boats were used extensively in theater and were in fact the fastest torpedo boats of her time.

G5 class torpedo boats were used extensively in theater.

Vosper class torpedo boats were used extensively in theater.

Higgens Boat torpedo boats were used in theater.

Elco Class torpedo boats were used in theater.


Onega class auxiliaries served in the theater as netlayers.

Suchan, a Liberty ship, was represented in the theater by other lend-lease auxiliaries.

Neva was represented in the theater by other Neva-class auxiliaries.

Anastas Mikoyan I can find no record of this ship, but Stalin-class auxiliaries did serve in theater and so it would be allowed.


I-16 Type 24 fighters engaged Luftwaffe ME-109s on numerous occasions in the defense of Russia.

Yak 1B fighters engaged Luftwaffe ME-109s on numerous occasions in the defense of Russia.

Sukhoi SU-2 suffered heavy losses against the Germans.

PE-2 'Peshka' dive bomber did not show its true potential until the end of 1941, after the Soviet Air Force had a chance to regroup after the German onslaught during the Winter. The Pe-2 quickly proved itself to be a highly capable aircraft, able to elude the Luftwaffe's interceptors and allowing their crews to develop great accuracy with their bombing.

IL-10 dive bomber, called the 'Beast', was used in theater.

Beriev MBR-2 patrol bomber, a flying boat, was introduced in 1935 and used in theater.

Tupolev TB-3 was used operationally during the Battle of Khalkhin Gol and in the Winter War with Finland. Although it was officially withdrawn from service in 1939, at the start of the Great Patriotic War on 22 June 1941, the Soviet Air Force had 516 operational TB-3s, with an additional 25 operated by the Soviet Navy.



Sovetskaya Rossiya was under construction near the White Sea, which would have led to her service in the Frozen Seas theater had she been completed.

Sovetskaya Belorussiya was also under construction near the White Sea, which would have led to her service in the Frozen Seas theater had she been completed.


Komsomolets never existed except on paper, but had she been constructed, she would have operated in theater as part of the Soviet fleet.


Sevastapol served in the Black Sea region throughout her war service.

Sovetskaya Ukraina, while never completed, was being constructed off of the Black Sea and would have seen service there, not in the north.


Komintern served in the Soviet Navy, Black Sea Fleet as the Komintern. Damaged by German bombers in World War II she was sunk as a breakwater in Poti, Georgia on 10 October 1942, after her guns had been removed for use in shore batteries.

Vorshilov served in the Black sea region throughout her career.

Chervona Ukraina was a Svetlana-class light cruiser of the Soviet Navy assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.


EK-2, the Tacoma-class FF USS Long Beach on Lend-Lease to Russia, served in the Pacific Fleet, facing Japan.

EK-3, the Tacoma-class FF USS Belfast on Lend-Lease to Russia, served in the Pacific Fleet, facing Japan.

Germany and Finland




Deutchland/Lutzow - at the outbreak of World War II, she was cruising the North Atlantic, prepared to attack Allied merchant traffic. Bad weather hampered her efforts, and she only sank or captured a handful of vessels before returning to Germany. She fought in the Baltic as well.

Niobe was seized by the Germans during their invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Gelderland joined the German Kriegsmarine under its new name Niobe. She was in use between 1940–44, first as a cruiser, then as a training ship, and finally as an AA-cruiser.

Ilmarinen served in Finnish coastal defense and fought in the Winter War with her sister, Vainamoinen.


Type XB class submarines operated in theater, represented by boats such as U-116.

U-2511 was assigned to the 11th U-boat Flotilla at Bergen, Norway, for front-line service on 15 March 1945.

Type IX-c U-boats are represented in theater by U-66 and may be used.

U-48 traveled north of the British Isles, into the North Atlantic and eventually into the Bay of Biscay. She then proceed to cruise to the West of the Western Approaches.

U-96 was a Type-VIIC submarine, which operated in theater.

Iko-Turso served in the Finnish Navy during the Winter War and Continuation War.

Vetehinen was a Finnish 500 tonne Vetehinen class submarine that was constructed in the early 1930s and who served in the Finnish Navy during the second World War.

Vesihiisi, a Vetehinen-class sub, served in the Finnish Navy during the Winter War and Continuation War.

Vesikko served in the Finnish Navy during the Winter War and Continuation War.

Saukko served in the Finnish Navy during the Winter War and Continuation War.


Z25, a Narvik- or 1936A-class DD, is represented in theater by other Narvik-classes and may be used.

Z28, a Narvik- or 1936A-class DD,was sunk by British bombers on 3 March 1945 near Saßnitz in Baltic Sea.

Hameena, a Uusimaa class frigate, served in theater in the defense of Finland.

Uusimaa, the class ship, also served in theater in the defense of Finland.

Karjala, a Turunmaa class gunboat, served in theater in the defense of Finland.

Turunmaa, the class ship, also served in theater in the defense of Finland.


S-boot S-38 was used in theater.

S-boot S-167 was also used in theater.

Taisto class torpedo boat was a Finnish-designed class of motor torpedo boats, which saw with the Finnish Navy during World War II. In the summer of 1944 the motor torpedo boats participated in the battles near the Karelian Isthmus.


Thor HSK4 operated primarily in Atlantic but did sail in theater looking for prey.


FW-190 A4 saw use in all theaters and was particularly feared on the Eastern front where it saw extensive action against Soviet forces.

AR 196 were used by both the German and Finnish forces during the war in theater.

HE 177 was the only operational long-range bomber to be operated by the Luftwaffe. They did serve in theater... just not particularly well.

HE 111 H6 masqueraded as a transport aircraft, but its purpose was to provide the Luftwaffe with a fast medium bomber. The He 111 was used in a variety of roles on every front in the European Theatre.

JU-87D Stuka operated in theater.

JU-87G Stuka operated in theater.

HE 115 C was used for dropping parachute mines in British waters; however, the aircraft had its finest moment when operating in the anti-shipping role against the Arctic convoys from bases in Northern Norway.

Do 24T-1 was used by several air forces, including the Luftwaffe in theater.

BV 138 C-1 was a World War II German flying boat that functioned as the Luftwaffe's main long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft.

BF-110 C-4 served with success in the early campaigns, the Polish, Norwegian and Battle of France.

Blenheim Mk IV saw Finnish service in theater during WW II.

Do. 22 KF were operated in the Second World War by Greece, Yugoslavia and Finland.



Gneisenau 15-inch guns - while Gneisenau was not fitted with these guns historically, it was considered and she did serve in theater.


Europa was a planned conversion of the transport ship Europa during World War II. Had the conversion been finished, she would have been the largest German aircraft carrier, longer even than the purpose-built Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carriers.

Seydlitz was a battlecruiser that had begun being converted to an aircraft carrier following the sinking of the Bismark.  If completed, she would have served in theater.


SP-1 Spähkreuzer was the type of a planned class of large destroyers or reconnaissance cruisers of the German Kriegsmarine.


Me 155 - Work started on the design in 1942, but the design went through a protracted development period and was still under construction when World War II ended.

JU 87 E Stuka - The Ju 87 E and F proposals were never built, and Junkers went straight onto the next variant.

U-9, a Type-II sub, was transported overland to serve in the Black Sea.


All Swedish units by default served in theater and may be used.  They are listed below for reference ease.


Drotting Viktoria

HMS Fylgia

HMS Oscar II

Clas Fleming


Sjolejonet class

Delfinen class


Re. 2001 "j20"

CR 42. "j11"

J 22

Saab B17A

HE 115A-2



The Kronor

To be continued... others welcome to contribute.

No Murmansk?

I'm not done yet. Wink

I'm working away at it.  I still need to go back and do several Commonwealth countries, not to mention the Germans, Finns and Swedes.

There are SO MANY of these "unofficial" cards that I have to plug away at it a bit at a time.

I am beginning to have a serious concern about the number of cards here.  The Expanded Deck is not large, and the ForuMINI cards I can handle but... I just found there are 44 Canadian units in the Repaint Reference.  Holy cow... that's a lot to sort through, let alone list...

This isn't an issue of laziness, more like accessibility and practicality...

Are clubhouse members using repaint reference often?

NeuralDream wrote:
Are clubhouse members using repaint reference often?

no,  hey brigs...just stick to the FN cards dude Very Happy

OK, I've got the Russian repaints up, and the Brits, but I think I'm going to pass on the Commonwealth ones as it's just too redonkulously big.

I will add in the FN Commonwealth ships as appropos.

Updated with Australian FN cards.

You are awesome Brigs! Very Happy

Thanks man.  Just plugging away at a huge deck of cards.  Truth is, I've only used FN cards and Expanded Deck like, I dunno, three times in the whole time I've been playing.  But it's good to have.

Anybody wanting to use a Repaint Reference ship that's not listed, feel free to do the research and post it up - just a quick blurb and the name - and I'll add it to the list.  Otherwise, I'm focusing on FN and ED cards.  

I did do Repaint Ref cards for the Soviets and Brits already, but not the Commonwealth as the list is redonkulously ginormous.

Added the German FN and ED cards.

Finland's FN cards added; no ED cards to add.

Given her geographical location and role in the war (i.e., neutral and defensive), do I even need to do the research for Sweden?  Or should I just list them all as available?

Don't even check. It's available.

Cool.  I will list them by name in any case but it saves me a bunch of web-crawling to cite confirmation. Wink


Gentlemen, I am ready to stick a fork in this and call it done.

Is there anything I've overlooked?

I did not do Repaint Reference cards for the Germans or Swedes or Finns.

I did do them for the Brits and Soviets before figuring out what a monster that was.  I did not do them for the Commonwealth.

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