From: Jerez, Spain, EU
DEC 18TH 1941, WAR REPORT UPDATE:
CONVOY SYSTEM, ASW AND SUBMARINE WARFARE:
DD Hatakaze have attacked enemy Submarine near Laoag, unsuccesfully.
CM Aotaka have been attacked by enemy submarine near San Fernando, no hits. Minelayer failled to detect enemy submarine (Salmon)
DD Tokitsukaze have attacked enemy submarine near Ambon, unsuccesfully (SS Stingray).
SC CHA-19 reporting ASW attack on SS Sculpin near Shangai. No hits/near misses reported.
SS I-153 attacked by 2 dutch Destroyers unsuccesfully near Batavia.
NAVAL BATTLE AT AMBON ISLAND.
IJN Lookouts spotted enemy TF at 10.000 yards. Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight. Clear conditions. Range was closed to 4,000-6,000 yards
BB NAGATO, BB MUTSU, CA NACHI, CL KISO AND CL OI ESCORTED BY 2 DD AND 2 TB have engaged with enemy Asiatic Fleet (CA HOUSTON, CL BOISE, CL MARBLEHEAD and 5 four-stacks DDs).
ENEMY DAMAGE REPORT:
CA Houston, 4 shell hits (1 from 405 mms gunfire from BB Nagato) is reported sunk.
DD Bulmer, 1 shell hit.
DD Stewart, 1 Shell hit.
IJN DAMAGE REPORT:
HIJMS NACHI (2 Shell hits), 13 system 16 flood (9 major), 4 engine (1 major).
HIJMS KISO (2 shell hits), 22 System, 28 flood (17 major)
TB HATO (1 shell hit), 8 system, 23 flood (11 major), 3 engine
TB SAGI (1 shell hit), 56 system, 86 flood (49 major), 10 engine, 20 fire damage !.
xAP Hong Siang, 3 bomb hits (heavy fires, heavy damaged) after Ki-21IIa raid at Hong Kong.
DD Thanet, 3 shell hits by Ki-27b Nate straffing near Hong Kong.
XAK Haralsvang, 1 bomb hit (on fire) after G4M1 raid over Hong Kong.
XAKL Yat Shing, 2 bomb hits, (heavy fires, heavy damages) after G4M1 raid over H.K.
XAKL Palawan, sunk after 1 bomb struck her at Cavite Yard (Manila)
AS Canopus, 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damaged after G4M1 raid over Manila.
XAK Yu Sang, 2 bomb hit, on fire, after G4M1 raid over Manila.
DD Pillsbury, 3 bomb hits, heavy fires, heavy damages, after G4M1 raid over Manila.
XAK EtheL Edwards, 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damages, after G4M1 raid over Manila.
AS Otus, 1 bomb hit in air attack by G4M1 over Manila.
xAK Capillo, 1 bomb hit, on fire after G4m1 raid over Manila.
XAK Tantalus, 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damages after G4m1 raid over Manila.
at NORTH, 12th Tank Regiment with 3rd Mixed Brigade have smashed 98th Chinese Corps (1895 chinese casualties vs 218 japanese lost).