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HDML and YMS - 7/2/2011 1:13:11 AM   
Disco Duck

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The HDML's ( Harbor defense mine layer) has nice asw factor of 8 but can not be used in an asw role or escort role. My research shows it was used in both modes, although with the very short range only coastal convoys. The YMS has an ASW rating of two but my research shows it did not have any ASW capability but was heavily used sweeping mines on amphibious assaults. While it can be made part of transport convoys it can not be made part of amphibious assaults.

Is this just a data base error or did I miss something.

Additional Sources HDML and yes it is a motor launch not a mine layer YMS

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RE: HDML and YMS - 7/2/2011 1:36:33 AM   


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HDML = Harbor Defense Motor Launch


Data base changes by Andy Mac October 16, 2012
Scen #1 Allied vs AI Level Hard Daily Turns
Art Mods by TomLabel and Reg
Topo Map by chemkid

WitW / Torch
1.01.37 - 1.01.44 beta

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RE: HDML and YMS - 7/2/2011 1:59:03 AM   

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HDML's were UK patrol craft that were lightly armed designed to patrol the outside of harbor, fjords, and estuaries. Lightly armed means they were either equipped with a 2lb QF gun or two 20mm High Angle/Low Angle guns, up to 4 .303 Lewis Guns, and 6 to 8 Depth Charges on roll racks on the aft end of the ship. Most of what I have read of these types of these ships is imagine a modern Boston Whaler, PBR/PCF, or even a the old Cape Class Patrol Cutters of the USCG except with depth charges and a heavier gun then a .50 cal.


Take my word for it. You never want to be involved in an “International Incident”.

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RE: HDML and YMS - 7/2/2011 2:13:02 AM   
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Having a few in a port is better than nothing and might be able to fight off a small raid or landing... which is probably what they were designed for.

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RE: HDML and YMS - 7/3/2011 4:43:56 AM   

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I normally put mine in an "ESCORT" TF and have them patrol outside ports such as Calcutta, Diamond Harbor, Trincomalee and Madras, though the only time I've seen an IJN sub in the Indian Ocean is the one that shows up at Columbo in Dec 41. If ones available I'll also put one of the RIN AMc's in as a flagship.

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