From: La Salle, Colorado
ORIGINAL: John 3rd
March 20, 1942
The carriers continue to wreak havoc and destruction upon all sorts of ships within the Allied Fleet. While I have not seen a lot of actual ships SINKING the numbers that are damaged is quite large.
These are the losses (I believe) so far:
CL Tromp, Danae
Destroyers: Walke, Electra, Express, Witte De With, Whipple
Damaged Warships with number of Bomb and TT Hits:
BB Prince of Wales 8 B--3 TT
CA New Orleans 8 B (Sunk???)
CL Perth 2 B, Trenton 2 B, Glasgow 1 B, De Ruyter 6 B (Sunk???), Mauritius 2 B
DD Five have taken at least a bomb.
CarDiv2 just refueled from AOs and now can go after the warships around Prince of Wales. CarDiv5 refueled SW of Tazmania and is doing a Sweep along the SW Coast of Aussieland, CarDiv1 will refuel partially from the AOs that took care of CarDiv2, and KB-2 retires towards cardnavon with next to no sorties left. Three AKEs are there waiting and a group of 5 Tankers with 35,000 Fuel will be there in just a couple of days.
That about covers it for the moment...
To this total of ships one can add:
BB Prince of Wales
CL's Dragon and Glascow
This major raid is now done. Time to reorganize, refuel, and prepare for the next attack...