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How about this: Instead of requireing a ship convert, simply rename it?
Conversion has costs. By the time Axis ships should withdraw, it is late in the war,
and Japan will have problems finding undamaged shipyards, and the points, to repair
ships. Repairing ships that are of no use is not going to be popular - or easy.
Instead, rename the ship.
For German subs, simply give them I numbers - in many cases the real one. Assume
the Japanese 'take over' the vessel. German surface ships can do the same, or be
treated like Thai ships below - modder's choice. The rename should occur about 7 May
1945 - some countries count 8 May (the signing in Berlin) and Russians count 9 May
(the date it was in Moscow when signed).
For Thai ships, rename them as a clue for the player. This probably should occur on 22 June
1944. You might name them "Interned DD" or something else clearly saying their status.
IF in port, it is simply against the house rule to form them into a Task Force. You could even
go farther and require they be in port on that date - but the point of the name change is -
the player might not realize it. IF at sea - the rule requires the ship head to the nearest port
and auto-disband. If in a TF with non Thai ships, it must leave that TF and form a new, all