Matrix Games Forums

Deal of the Week: Pandora SeriesPandora: Eclipse of Nashira is now availableDistant Worlds Gets another updateHell is Approaching Deal of the Week Battle Academy Battle Academy 2 Out now!Legions of Steel ready for betaBattle Academy 2 gets trailers and Steam page!Deal of the Week Germany at WarSlitherine Group acquires Shenandoah Studio
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

HDML and YMS

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Tech Support >> HDML and YMS Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
HDML and YMS - 7/2/2011 1:13:11 AM   
Disco Duck

 

Posts: 303
Joined: 11/16/2004
From: San Antonio
Status: offline
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/02/a2372302.shtml HDML and yes it is a motor launch not a mine layer

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4442/is_200406/ai_n16066077/ YMS

< Message edited by Disco Duck -- 7/2/2011 2:13:04 PM >
Post #: 1
RE: HDML and YMS - 7/2/2011 1:36:33 AM   
Rainer

 

Posts: 1190
Joined: 11/21/2000
From: Neuching, Bavaria, Germany
Status: offline
HDML = Harbor Defense Motor Launch

_____________________________

WitP/AE Devs Fan Boy
1.7.11.23x10 beta
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

(in reply to Disco Duck)
Post #: 2
RE: HDML and YMS - 7/2/2011 1:59:03 AM   
YankeeAirRat


Posts: 624
Joined: 6/22/2005
Status: offline
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”.

(in reply to Rainer)
Post #: 3
RE: HDML and YMS - 7/2/2011 2:13:02 AM   
Wally Wilson


Posts: 98
Joined: 6/22/2011
From: The Republic of Texas
Status: offline
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.

(in reply to YankeeAirRat)
Post #: 4
RE: HDML and YMS - 7/3/2011 4:43:56 AM   
afspret


Posts: 788
Joined: 2/19/2004
From: Hanahan, SC
Status: offline
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.

(in reply to Wally Wilson)
Post #: 5
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Tech Support >> HDML and YMS Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.063