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Brigman

Theater Club Research: Team Neptune

New deck, new research to try to figure out which clubs can use which units. Wink

Start yer engines! Very Happy
Brigman

First up, the DAP Beaufort Mk. VIII.

I'm not sure how finicky we want to be.  The Beauforts in Australian service served mostly in the Pacific.  But, Beauforts in British service attacked Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in port at Brest with torpedoes.  

Interpreted loosely, the Beaufort could be used by almost any theater club that has UK/Commonwealth units.

Interpreted tightly, only Club Pacific could use them, as the Australian version (DAP Beaufort Mk. VIII) served in that theater.

Thoughts?
Brigman

HMAS Perth should be usable by Club Med, Club Atlantic and Club Pacific, based on her history...

From Wikipedia:

Quote:
While still en route to Australia, the Perth was steaming off the coast of Venezuela when World War II broke out, and she immediately began to search for Nazi German shipping on the Caribbean Sea and the western Atlantic Ocean, as the only British Commonwealth warship in that region. The cruiser did not reach Australian waters until 31 March 1940, having steamed via the Panama Canal at the beginning of the month. On arrival, the Perth was assigned to convoy escort duty and patrols along the Australian coasts. These continued through November 1940, when she was sent to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve her sister ship the Sydney. The Perth reached Alexandria, Egypt on 24 December, and she was assigned to the 7th Cruiser Squadron.

During January 1941, the Perth carried out patrols of the Aegean Sea, and she supported the convoys to Malta. The Perth survived air attacks on several occasions. February saw the cruiser patroling around Greece and Crete, and then during March, she supported the Allied reinforcement of Greece by transporting soldiers from Alexandria, Egypt, to Piraeus.

On the night of 28–29 March, the Perth played a major role in the Battle of Cape Matapan. The cruiser was involved in the evacuation of Allied troops from Greece in April. The cruiser was also involved in the Battle of Crete during April and May, and she was bombed on 30 May, with four of her sailors and nine of the 1,188 embarked soldiers killed when a bomb exploded in the "A" boiler room.

During June and July, the Perth fought against Vichy French forces in Syria, and on one occasion, she avoided a friendly fire attack by Allied bombers. The Perth was relieved by her sister ship the Hobart, and she returned to Australia for upgrades to her antiaircraft armament, and also a general overhaul in August.

After her overhaul, the Perth, in company with the HMAS Canberra steamed on 12 December 1941 from Sydney to Brisbane where Rear Admiral John G. Crace hoisted his flag on the Canberra on the 15th before both ships steamed out to meet the allied light cruiser HMNZS Achilles to form the heavy escort for the Pensacola Convoy. The Perth continued convoy escort duties in home waters until early 1942.

On 14 February 1942, Perth sailed with a convoy, designated MS.4, of empty oil tankers and two cargo ships to the Netherlands East Indies: the Allies wanted to retrieve as much oil as possible before the Japanese could invade the islands. The convoy took a route south of Australia with HMAS Adelaide taking over the escort from Melbourne to Western Australia where Perth again took over on 15 February the day Singapore fell and the destination port of Palembang was under serious threat so that the tankers and one cargo vessel were ordered to return to Australia. Perth with the Dutch cargo vessel 's Jacob continued and were later joined by the Dutch ships Swartenhondt and Karsik until, on the evening of 21 February and some 600 miles south of the Sunda Strait, they too were ordered to return to Fremantle. Perth provided escort to within 700 miles of Fremantle before turning back to join the American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) fleet to enter the port of Tanjong Priok on the 24th during an air raid.

Perth then proceeded the next day, in company with HMS Exeter (68), HMS Jupiter (F85), HMS Electra (H27) and HMS Encounter (H10), to Surabaya where she met the ABDA fleet under Rear-Admiral Doorman. On receiving reports that a Japanese convoy of eight cruisers, twelve destroyers, and thirty transports was heading for Surabaya, the ABDA ships sailed to meet them. The Japanese ships were located on the afternoon of 27 February, and the Allied ships opened fire, with Perth setting a Japanese cruiser on fire with her second salvo. Later in the engagement, the Australian cruiser successfully fired on a Japanese destroyer. The forces broke apart after the British cruiser HMS Exeter was disabled, then later reengaged; during this, the Dutch cruisers De Ruyter and HNLMS Java were torpedoed and sunk. Perth and the United States cruiser USS Houston were the only large Allied ships to survive the Battle of the Java Sea, and retreated to Tanjong Priok, where they arrived on 28 February. The two ships attempted to resupply, but fuel shortages meant that Perth took on only half her normal fuel capacity, and a lack of shells left the cruisers with the little ammunition they had left over from the previous day. Perth, Houston, and the Dutch destroyer Evertsen were ordered to sail for Tjilatjap via the Sunda Strait.
Brigman

Hudson Mk III - same issues as the Beaufort, but assuming a narrow focus, should be usable by Club Atlantic and Club Frozen Seas.
Brigman

BR. 810 - not introduced, but could have been used in Club Atlantic and Club Med theaters, I suppose.
Solomiranthius

Beaufort in non-pacific fleets could potentially operate under the lend lease rules? But I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other!
Brigman

Hey, it's up to the individual club president with oversight from the clubhouse president, I think.  I'm just doing some digging. Wink

I know Sublime is AWOL so... don't know who's making the calls for Club Frozen Seas.  Fires?
Flakstruk

Solomiranthius wrote:
Beaufort in non-pacific fleets could potentially operate under the lend lease rules? But I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other!


Australians flew Beaufort in the Raf and RAAF colours. Should take the wider view IMHO
firesdstny

Brigman wrote:
I know Sublime is AWOL so... don't know who's making the calls for Club Frozen Seas.  Fires?


I get the impression that Sublime isn't coming back anytime soon, so unless there are objections I guess I will take the reigns.

I say yes to the Beaufort - similar to the A-29 from TP.  It was British first and operated in theatre... I'm all for it.
SeaAngel

I love bloodless transitions of power.  

Congratulations Mr. President.
firesdstny

What I see for CFS is all British units in TN are good.


All USSR units except Tashkent
All KM units except Kormoran (may need to be researched more).
SeaAngel

Shame about Tashkent, ignore mines, HSR, and 1941 is a real bonus for Soviets.  Class limit of 1 is a draw back too.
Solomiranthius

It is unfortunate having neither Molotov nor Tashkent. Ah well. Smile

Also sad about Kormoran. But such is the way of the game!
Brigman

Don't get me started on that inanity.  The entire reason I joined Club Frozen Seas was to play the Russians, and then because of P-71, we ended up redrawing the map and thereby losing key Russian units. Sad
Brigman

Christ, SWO's already done all the research for Club Med! Shocked
JuggernautJ

Up the Revolution!

SeaAngel wrote:
I love bloodless transitions of power.  

Congratulations Mr. President.



rolling  rolling
JuggernautJ

He who is NOT named...

Brigman wrote:
Don't get me started on that inanity.  The entire reason I joined Club Frozen Seas was to play the Russians, and then because of P-71, we ended up redrawing the map and thereby losing key Russian units. Sad


Voldemort, Sauron, C'thulu... P-71
Brigman

Re: He who is NOT named...

JuggernautJ wrote:

Voldemort, Sauron, C'thulu... P-71


QFT. Wink

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