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Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 1:35:59 AM   
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Viberpol and I just fought a major air and surface battle around Formosa in 3/45. The day ended with a slight tactical win for the Allies but nothing conclusive. The damaged Japanese fleet was about to escape. Until they fell in with the sharks.....

I edited all of the action out of this report except the sub action. All my years on the forum I have never seen this much killing in one day. I feel for Ark. This is just bad news for Japan..

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 19, 45
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ASW attack near Swatow at 81,63

Japanese Ships
SS I-45, hits 21, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Lyman K. Swenson
CL Leander
DD Dyson
DD Cummings
DD Hughes
DD Doyle

SS I-45 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Lyman K. Swenson
DD Cummings fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hughes attacking submerged sub ....
DD Doyle fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hughes fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Doyle attacking submerged sub ....
DD Doyle fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Doyle attacking submerged sub ....
DD Doyle attacking submerged sub ....
DD Doyle fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Swatow at 81,63

Japanese Ships
SS RO-55, hits 5, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Leander
DD Dyson
DD Cummings

SS RO-55 is sighted by escort
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pescadores at 85,62

Japanese Ships
DD Takanami, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Musashi
CA Kako
DD Sakura
DD Shirayuki
DD Wakaba
DD Amagumo
DD Kosukaze
DD Kyukaze
DD Kikuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Gurnard, hits 3

SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes at DD Takanami
DD Amagumo fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kosukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kyukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kikuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kosukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kyukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kyukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kyukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kyukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kyukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kyukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub





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Submarine attack near Taihoku at 86,62

Japanese Ships
CV Akagi, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grouper

CV Akagi is sighted by SS Grouper
Fuel storage explosion on CV Akagi
Ammo storage explosion on CV Akagi
SS Grouper launches 4 torpedoes at CV Akagi


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Submarine attack near Taihoku at 86,62

Japanese Ships
CVL Shoho, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Scamp

CVL Shoho is sighted by SS Scamp
Ammo storage explosion on CVL Shoho
SS Scamp launches 4 torpedoes at CVL Shoho


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Submarine attack near Taihoku at 86,62

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuta

Allied Ships
SS Harder

DD Tsuta is sighted by SS Harder
SS Harder launches 2 torpedoes at DD Tsuta


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Submarine attack near Taihoku at 86,62

Japanese Ships
CV Kasagi, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Lionfish

CV Kasagi is sighted by SS Lionfish
Fuel storage explosion on CV Kasagi
SS Lionfish launches 6 torpedoes at CV Kasagi


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Submarine attack near Taihoku at 86,62

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuta

Allied Ships
SS Segundo

DD Tsuta is sighted by SS Segundo
SS Segundo launches 2 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Foochow at 88,60

Japanese Ships
CV Shinano, Torpedo hits 1
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
SS Grouper, hits 6

SS Grouper launches 6 torpedoes at CV Shinano
Grouper bottoming out ....
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Foochow at 88,60

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SS Scamp, hits 3

SS Scamp launches 6 torpedoes at CV Shokaku
Scamp bottoming out ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hayate attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Foochow at 88,60

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SS Golet

SS Golet launches 6 torpedoes at CV Zuikaku
Golet bottoming out ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Taihoku at 87,62

Japanese Ships
DD Tagokaze, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Hake

SS Hake launches 2 torpedoes at DD Tagokaze


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ASW attack near Wenchow at 89,59

Japanese Ships
E No.27

Allied Ships
SS Silversides, hits 34, heavy damage

SS Silversides is sighted by escort
Silversides bottoming out ....
E No.27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.27 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.27 attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Taihoku at 87,63

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-90
E W-27

Allied Ships
SS Lionfish, hits 10

SS Lionfish is sighted by escort
Lionfish bottoming out ....
E W-27 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-27 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-27 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Foochow at 88,60

Japanese Ships
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SS Harder

SS Harder launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hayate
Harder bottoming out ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hayate is out of ASW ammo
DD Hayate is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub




< Message edited by crsutton -- 4/15/2013 6:35:20 AM >


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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 1:45:23 AM   
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Ouch. Looks a lot like a "Knavey", just without the punchline.

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 1:45:53 AM   
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Yowza! How many US subs were involved over how many hexes?

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 5:58:07 AM   
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Looks to be a 4- or 5-hex span: 86,62 to 88,60. For the hits, anyway.

That is horrifying.

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 6:38:42 AM   
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Looks as though someone at the sub office was expecting company...

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 6:39:26 AM   
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Lots of subs. Since the super E class had made anti shipping patrols somewhat useless and dangerous, I have been using them more to support the fleet. But I have done this in previous battles without this kind of effect. I suppose there are many reasons. It is late war and my subs have the latest radar upgrades. The area is saturated with patrol aircraft and surface contacts so the DL of his ships was high, many of his carriers had suffered some damage in the day's air combat so were more vulnerable. And just dumb luck, I suppose.

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 8:22:04 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: crsutton
And just dumb luck, I suppose.


I say you had grabbed all WITP Gods' luck from me since our first mother of battles...
;)

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 9:43:06 AM   
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That's the kind of sub action I like to see. Nice one

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 9:49:10 AM   
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that hurts

but I guess he can, at least, be proud of having some Kido Buttai carriers surviving up until '45


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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 10:25:03 AM   
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Ouch... What a bad turn indeed, you must of really [replacement word]-somebody off.

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 10:33:46 AM   
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quote:

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but I guess he can, at least, be proud of having some Kido Buttai carriers surviving up until '45


Well, I am kind of proud...
But I must say last two days of the campaign have been the worst of the whole campaign...
One of the oddest things of the turn was that damaged DD Takanami got an escort of...
CA Kako

...and later that day been shelled by superior Allied TF.
Japanese Ships
CA Kako, Shell hits 20, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Takanami, Shell hits 18, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Baltimore, Shell hits 1
DD Converse, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Gatling, Shell hits 1
DD John Henley
DD Porterfield
CL Carson City


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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 11:22:41 AM   
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Ouch.... that really hurts... but i guess being at 3/45 doesn't really help being a japanese CV


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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/15/2013 4:34:21 PM   
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Yes, Ark has (had) done a good job of keeping his core fleet intact and a potential threat. But let's face it, sooner or later the Japanese fleet is going to catch it bad. The Allies just keep getting stronger. But anyone who can keep a viable Japanese fleet through 1945 has played a pretty damn good game.

A quick note. Replenishment TF "do" work very well. My TFs in the same hex with AE types have all restocked all AA ammo and the VR squadrons on the CVEs are sending replacement aircraft to the carriers in range. Very nice design touch.

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RE: Dog day afternoon.... - 4/16/2013 1:14:04 AM   
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I play subs hard, with a lot of fleet roles in mid and late war as allies. I have never seen so many combat ships fall to the sharks in one location in one turn. Thats an excellent turn if it were merchants too. Congrats.

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