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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 3/17/2020 12:11:11 AM   
Jorge_Stanbury


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it should slow down the Allied juggernaut, so it is not a strategic victory for the Allies,

the bombers were going to get depleted regardless, it is good they did against the CVs; fighter planes can still be good kamikazes

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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 3/19/2020 4:46:33 PM   
Bif1961


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That was truly a divine wind, the Japanese had minor successes compared to yours as they were never able to sink a fleet CV, though the Franklin was close. You were able to improve on history as you were able to through every kitchen sink in the HI at him on one day.

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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 3/20/2020 12:37:53 AM   
LargeSlowTarget


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Next turn - more carnage.

The Allied Deathstar is in full retreat, but lack of supplies prevented my remaining air assets from using drop tanks so they couldn't strike the fleeing enemy.

It was up to the surface Navy to hunt cripples, four task forces left Bungo Suido for full-speed runs down four parallel hex rows of the most likely retreat paths to the vicinity of Daito Shoto, hoping to catch the dreaded fleet carriers.

Ed did a good job protecting his retreat. It appears the small DD task forces were ASW forces which got in the way, in any cases covering forces deflected and slowed my pursuing task forces, depleted their ammo and caused damage and losses.

Some cripples were found nontheless, and some of my ships even got among the enemy fleet CVs, but by then low on ammo or damaged, both sides disengaged - grrr...

However, a group of Baby flatops paid the price for venturing too close to the action.

DD Remey, Shell hits 23, and is sunk
DD Sterett, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
DE Foreman, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
DE McConnell, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD McGowan, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
DD Lang, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
DD Dashiell, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BC Renown, Shell hits 37, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Mullany, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
DD Prichett, Shell hits 57, and is sunk
DD Albert Grant, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
BB Washington, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
BB Indiana, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
DD Radford, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
CVE Breton, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
CVE Fanshaw Bay, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
DE Osterhaus, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
DD Wilson, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

A few more heavily damaged ships may succumb before reaching port.

I have been lucky with the weather - thunderstorms and heavy rains seem to have prevented the remaining enemy carriers from launching concentrated strikes against my surfce ships, only a few small-scale raids.

On the Japanese side, three destroyers have been lost and many ships damaged, a CA is in danger of sinking - but the rest should make it back to port, unless the US submarines get lucky or Ed elects to send the healthy carriers back into the danger zone.

Overall, a nice harvest.

Here is the combat report - shortened to exclude air attacks on land targets, ground actions and minor naval actions :

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 29, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 103,66, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 1
CA Chikuma
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Myoko
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 2
CA Kumano
DD Hayashio
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Arashi, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Kimberly, Shell hits 5
DD Melvin, Shell hits 1
DD Remey, Shell hits 23, and is sunk

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 92% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Remey at 2,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD Remey at 2,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Arashi at 2,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Remey at 2,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Melvin at 2,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Kimberly at 2,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Remey at 2,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Kimberly at 2,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Melvin at 2,000 yards
Smoot, Roland orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Remey at 6,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Melvin at 6,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Isokaze at 6,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Kimberly at 6,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Remey at 6,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD Remey at 6,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages CA Mogami at 6,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Remey at 6,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Remey at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Remey at 6,000 yards
DD Remey engages DD Isokaze at 6,000 yards
DD Remey engages DD Hayashio at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Remey at 10,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD Remey at 10,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Remey at 10,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Remey at 10,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Remey at 10,000 yards
DD Remey engages DD Urakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Remey at 10,000 yards
DD Remey sunk by CA Kumano at 10,000 yards
Smoot, Roland orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Melvin at 6,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Kimberly at 6,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Melvin at 6,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Kimberly at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Urakaze engages DD Melvin at 11,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Kimberly at 11,000 yards
DD Urakaze engages DD Kimberly at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Kimberly at 11,000 yards
DD Melvin engages DD Hayashio at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 100,67, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CL Oyodo
DD Shimakaze
DD Yugumo
DD Akigumo
DD Makinami
DD Takanami
DD Naganami
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami

Allied Ships
DD Sterett, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
DE Foreman, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
DE McConnell, Shell hits 11, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 92% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Okano V. crosses the 'T'
BB Kirishima engages DD Sterett at 1,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DE McConnell at 1,000 yards
DD Sterett sunk by BB Haruna at 1,000 yards
Townsend K. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 2,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DE McConnell at 2,000 yards
DE Foreman sunk by BB Kirishima at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DE McConnell at 4,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DE McConnell at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DE McConnell at 6,000 yards
DE McConnell sunk by BB Kirishima at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 102,67, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Myoko, Torpedo hits 1
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
DD Hayashio
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
DD Paul Hamilton
DD McDermut
DD McGowan, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 92% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
DD McDermut engages CA Mikuma at 3,000 yards
DD Paul Hamilton engages DD Shiranui at 3,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Paul Hamilton at 3,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD McDermut at 3,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
DD Paul Hamilton engages DD Arashi at 3,000 yards
Earle, O.J. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD Shiranui engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD McGowan at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD McGowan sunk by CA Kumano at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD McDermut at 11,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Paul Hamilton at 11,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McDermut at 11,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Paul Hamilton at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 102,67, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Myoko, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Mogami, Shell hits 4
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1
CA Kumano, Shell hits 6
DD Hayashio, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui, on fire
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
DD McNair, Shell hits 85, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD The Sullivans, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Lang, Shell hits 7, and is sunk

Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 92% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD The Sullivans at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD The Sullivans engages DD Hamakaze at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Lang at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD The Sullivans at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD McNair engages DD Isokaze at 2,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD Lang engages DD Hamakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD The Sullivans at 2,000 yards
DD McNair engages DD Hamakaze at 2,000 yards
DD The Sullivans engages DD Shiranui at 2,000 yards
DD Lang engages DD Hayashio at 2,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Lang at 2,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Lang at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD The Sullivans at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD Lang engages DD Hayashio at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Lang sunk by CA Kumano at 3,000 yards
DD The Sullivans engages DD Hamakaze at 3,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McNair at 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD McNair at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD The Sullivans at 2,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD McNair at 3,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD McNair at 3,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD The Sullivans at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD The Sullivans at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD McNair at 2,000 yards
McClintock, D.H. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD McNair at 3,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McNair at 3,000 yards
DD McNair engages DD Amatsukaze at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD McNair at 8,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD McNair at 8,000 yards
DD McNair engages DD Hamakaze at 8,000 yards
DD McNair engages DD Urakaze at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 102,67, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CA Atago, Shell hits 2
CA Mogami, Shell hits 1
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 2
CA Kumano
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 1
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Urakaze

Allied Ships
DD Dashiell, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Guest, Shell hits 1
DD McKee, Shell hits 3
DD Thatcher, Shell hits 3

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 92% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Phillips, Richard H crosses the 'T'
CA Kumano engages DD Thatcher at 2,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD Dashiell at 2,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Guest at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Dashiell at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Thatcher at 2,000 yards
DD McKee engages CA Mikuma at 2,000 yards
DD Guest engages CA Atago at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Dashiell at 2,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Dashiell at 2,000 yards
DD McKee engages DD Isokaze at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Dashiell at 5,000 yards
DD McKee engages DD Amatsukaze at 5,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD Guest at 5,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Dashiell at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Dashiell at 6,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD McKee at 6,000 yards
DD Guest engages DD Amatsukaze at 6,000 yards
DD Dashiell sunk by CA Atago at 6,000 yards
DD Isokaze engages DD McKee at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 103,66, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 1
BB Mutsu
BB Musashi
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
DD Onami
DD Fujinami
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Okinami
DD Asashimo, Shell hits 1
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yukikaze

Allied Ships
BC Renown, Shell hits 37, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Erben, Shell hits 1
DD Foote
DD Haggard
DD Hickox
DD Kidd, Shell hits 7
DD Mullany, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
DD Prichett, Shell hits 57, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Komachi T. crosses the 'T'
BC Renown engages BB Hyuga at 4,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Prichett at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BC Renown at 4,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Onami at 4,000 yards
BB Nagato engages BC Renown at 4,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages BC Renown at 4,000 yards
DD Prichett engages DD Natsushio at 4,000 yards
DD Prichett engages DD Hatsukaze at 4,000 yards
DD Asashimo engages DD Kidd at 4,000 yards
Norman, H.G. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 3,000 yards
BC Renown sunk by BB Musashi at 3,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Mullany at 3,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Natsushio at 3,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Haggard at 3,000 yards
DD Mullany engages DD Natsushio at 3,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Erben at 3,000 yards
DD Erben engages DD Hayanami at 3,000 yards
DD Prichett engages DD Hayanami at 3,000 yards
DD Mullany engages DD Onami at 3,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Asashimo at 3,000 yards
DD Asashimo engages DD Hickox at 3,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Haggard at 3,000 yards
DD Foote engages DD Yukikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Erben at 3,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Kidd at 3,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Okinami at 3,000 yards
Norman, H.G. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Prichett at 2,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Prichett at 2,000 yards
DD Prichett sunk by BB Musashi at 2,000 yards
DD Asashimo engages DD Erben at 2,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Kidd at 2,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Onami at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Mullany sunk by BB Hyuga at 6,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Asashimo at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Haggard at 6,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Foote at 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Haggard at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 103,66, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Musashi, Shell hits 1
BB Ise, Shell hits 2
BB Hyuga, Shell hits 2
DD Onami
DD Fujinami
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Okinami
DD Asashimo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
DD Black
DD Dyson, Shell hits 1
DD Albert Grant, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Komachi T. crosses the 'T'
DD Hayanami engages DD Albert Grant at 9,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Albert Grant at 9,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Albert Grant at 9,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Albert Grant at 9,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Albert Grant at 9,000 yards
DD Albert Grant engages DD Onami at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Albert Grant sunk by BB Hyuga at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Dyson at 8,000 yards
DD Dyson engages BB Ise at 8,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Dyson at 8,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Dyson at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Dyson at 9,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Dyson at 9,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Dyson at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Dyson at 13,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Black at 13,000 yards
DD Dyson engages DD Fujinami at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
DD Hayanami engages DD Dyson at 16,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Black at 16,000 yards
DD Dyson engages DD Onami at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Dyson at 22,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 103,66, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Musashi
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
DD Onami
DD Fujinami
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Okinami
DD Asashimo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
DD Satterlee
DD Wilson
DE Dennis

Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 7,000 yards...
Range increases to 8,000 yards...
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied ASW Combat TF evades combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 103,66, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Musashi
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
DD Onami
DD Fujinami
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Okinami
DD Asashimo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
DD Bennion
DD Franks

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied ASW Combat TF evades combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 102,67, Range 8,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Musashi, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
DD Onami
DD Fujinami
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Okinami
DD Asashimo
DD Kagero
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
BB Indiana, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
DD Chauncey, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Radford, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Indiana at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Washington at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Radford at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Chauncey at 8,000 yards
BB Indiana engages DD Kagero at 8,000 yards
DD Radford engages DD Onami at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Indiana at 9,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Indiana at 9,000 yards
DD Radford engages DD Asashimo at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages BB Indiana at 6,000 yards
BB Indiana sunk by BB Ise at 6,000 yards
DD Chauncey engages DD Asashimo at 6,000 yards
DD Chauncey engages DD Hayanami at 6,000 yards
DD Kishinami engages DD Radford at 6,000 yards
DD Radford engages DD Onami at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Washington at 5,000 yards
DD Kishinami engages DD Radford at 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Chauncey at 5,000 yards
DD Chauncey engages DD Fujinami at 5,000 yards
BB Washington engages DD Onami at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Musashi at 4,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Washington at 4,000 yards
DD Chauncey engages DD Kagero at 4,000 yards
DD Asashimo engages DD Radford at 4,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Hyuga at 4,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Radford at 4,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Musashi at 4,000 yards
DD Fujinami engages DD Chauncey at 4,000 yards
BB Washington sunk by BB Hyuga at 4,000 yards
DD Radford sunk by BB Ise at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Chauncey engages DD Kagero at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Chauncey at 4,000 yards
DD Chauncey engages DD Hatsukaze at 4,000 yards
DD Asashimo engages DD Chauncey at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Chauncey at 8,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Chauncey at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Chauncey at 13,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Chauncey at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Chauncey at 17,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Chauncey at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Chauncey at 20,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 103,66, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CA Myoko, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hayashio
DD Shiranui
DD Hamakaze, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
CV Saratoga
CV Hornet
CV Franklin
CVL Cowpens
CVL Monterey
CVL San Jacinto
CV Illustrious
BB South Dakota
BB New Jersey
BB Howe
CA Baltimore
CL Honolulu
DD Charles Badger
DD Colahan
DD Conner
DD Cotten
DD Eaton
DD Healy
DD Isherwood
DD Johnston
DD Picking
DD Norman Scott
CL Houston II

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 102,67, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, heavy fires
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
CV Essex
CV Robert E. Lee
CVL Princeton
CVL Belleau Wood
CVL Bataan
CV Indomitable
CV Ulysess S. Grant
CVL Unicorn
BB Massachusetts
BB Iowa
CL Montpelier
DD Beale
DD Braine
DD Chevalier
DD Converse
DD Daly
DD Halford
DD Newcomb
DD Porterfield
DD David Taylor
CA Seattle
CL Chicago II
BB Richelieu

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 98,68, Range 28,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 7 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 8 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 12 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 3
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
BB Hiei, Shell hits 5
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 5
CA Aoba, Shell hits 3
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 9
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 4
DD Shimakaze, Shell hits 2
DD Yugumo, Shell hits 2
DD Akigumo, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Makinami, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Takanami, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Naganami, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
CVE Altamaha, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Breton, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
CVE Natoma Bay, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Kitkun Bay, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Gambier Bay, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Rudyerd Bay, Shell hits 2
CVE Fanshaw Bay, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
CVE Cape Esperance, Shell hits 2
CVE Makin Island, Shell hits 5, on fire
CVE Battler, Shell hits 7, on fire
CA Louisville, Shell hits 7
CLAA Atlanta, Shell hits 4
CLAA Juneau, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Brown
DD Cony, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD DeHaven, Shell hits 2
DD Evans, Shell hits 9, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hailey
DE Samuel S. Miles, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE Osterhaus, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
DE Griswold, Shell hits 3, heavy fires

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CVE Battler at 28,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CVE Fanshaw Bay at 28,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CVE Gambier Bay at 28,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CVE Battler at 28,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CVE Breton at 28,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yugumo at 28,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Evans at 28,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Cony at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CLAA Juneau at 27,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CVE Makin Island at 27,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Louisville at 27,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CVE Fanshaw Bay at 27,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CVE Rudyerd Bay at 27,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CVE Gambier Bay at 27,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA Louisville at 27,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CLAA Juneau at 27,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Akigumo at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CVE Battler at 24,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Louisville at 24,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Louisville at 24,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA Louisville at 24,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CVE Gambier Bay at 24,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CVE Breton at 24,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Yugumo at 24,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD DeHaven at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages CVE Battler at 22,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Louisville at 22,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CA Louisville at 22,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Oyodo at 22,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CVE Natoma Bay at 22,000 yards
DD Naganami engages CVE Breton at 22,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Naganami at 22,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CLAA Atlanta at 22,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Cony at 22,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DE Griswold at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CLAA Juneau at 18,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Louisville at 18,000 yards
DD Naganami engages CVE Cape Esperance at 18,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages CVE Fanshaw Bay at 18,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Atlanta at 18,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA Louisville at 18,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages CL Oyodo at 18,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages CVE Natoma Bay at 18,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Cony at 18,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD DeHaven at 18,000 yards
DD Evans engages DD Takanami at 18,000 yards
DD Makinami engages CVE Breton at 18,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Akigumo at 18,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD DeHaven at 18,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Evans at 18,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Tamanami at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages CVE Battler at 16,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Makin Island at 16,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Cape Esperance at 16,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CVE Fanshaw Bay at 16,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages CVE Rudyerd Bay at 16,000 yards
CLAA Juneau engages CA Aoba at 16,000 yards
DD Naganami engages CVE Natoma Bay at 16,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD DeHaven at 16,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD DeHaven at 16,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Louisville at 16,000 yards
CLAA Juneau engages CA Aoba at 16,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages CL Oyodo at 16,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Evans at 16,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Cony at 16,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Cony at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CVE Battler at 14,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CLAA Juneau at 14,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages CVE Cape Esperance at 14,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CVE Fanshaw Bay at 14,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages CVE Rudyerd Bay at 14,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CLAA Atlanta at 14,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Louisville at 14,000 yards
DD Evans engages DD Suzunami at 14,000 yards
DD Evans engages DD Tamanami at 14,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD DeHaven at 14,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD DeHaven at 14,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Juneau at 14,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Akigumo at 14,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Evans at 14,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages DD Evans at 14,000 yards
DD DeHaven engages DD Yugumo at 14,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DE Osterhaus at 14,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DE Samuel S. Miles at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Evans collides with CVE Altamaha at 98 , 68
BB Kirishima engages CLAA Atlanta at 12,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CLAA Atlanta at 12,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CLAA Atlanta at 12,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CLAA Juneau at 12,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Juneau at 12,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CLAA Atlanta at 12,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Natoma Bay
BB Hiei engages CVE Natoma Bay at 12,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages CVE Breton at 12,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages CVE Altamaha at 12,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Battler at 12,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Evans at 12,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages DD Akigumo at 12,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Evans at 12,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD Evans at 12,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Takanami at 12,000 yards
DD Brown engages DD Akigumo at 12,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DE Samuel S. Miles at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CLAA Atlanta at 10,000 yards
DD Naganami engages CVE Makin Island at 10,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CLAA Juneau at 10,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Juneau at 10,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages CVE Gambier Bay at 10,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CLAA Atlanta at 10,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD DeHaven at 10,000 yards
DD Makinami engages CVE Altamaha at 10,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA Louisville at 10,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Cony at 10,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD Brown at 10,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Hailey at 10,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Cony at 10,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Brown at 10,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DE Griswold at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Naganami engages CVE Battler at 9,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Louisville at 9,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages CVE Cape Esperance at 9,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CA Louisville at 9,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CVE Rudyerd Bay at 9,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CVE Gambier Bay at 9,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Suzunami at 9,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Breton
BB Hiei engages CVE Breton at 9,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Hailey at 9,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Takanami at 9,000 yards
DD Brown engages DD Makinami at 9,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD Hailey at 9,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages DD Cony at 9,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD DeHaven at 9,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Cony at 9,000 yards
DD Brown engages DD Suzunami at 9,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DE Samuel S. Miles at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CLAA Atlanta at 11,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CLAA Atlanta at 11,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CVE Breton at 11,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Fanshaw Bay at 11,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Atlanta at 11,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CVE Gambier Bay at 11,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages CL Oyodo at 11,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Natoma Bay at 11,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Tamanami at 11,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages CVE Altamaha at 11,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Louisville at 11,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Juneau at 11,000 yards
CLAA Atlanta engages CA Kinugasa at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Hailey at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Evans at 11,000 yards
DD DeHaven engages DD Suzunami at 11,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Cony at 11,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DE Samuel S. Miles at 11,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CVE Kitkun Bay at 11,000 yards
DD Naganami engages CVE Makin Island at 11,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CVE Cape Esperance at 11,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CVE Gambier Bay at 11,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CVE Kitkun Bay at 11,000 yards
DD Evans engages DD Suzunami at 11,000 yards
DD Makinami engages CVE Breton at 11,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Brown at 11,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Brown at 11,000 yards
DD Evans engages DD Makinami at 11,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CLAA Atlanta at 11,000 yards
DD DeHaven engages DD Yugumo at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Cony at 11,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Takanami at 11,000 yards
DD Brown engages DD Makinami at 11,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DE Griswold at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CVE Battler at 7,000 yards
DD Naganami engages CVE Makin Island at 7,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Fanshaw Bay
BB Haruna engages CVE Fanshaw Bay at 7,000 yards
CVE Fanshaw Bay sunk by BB Kongo at 7,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Atlanta at 7,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CVE Gambier Bay at 7,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages DD Brown at 7,000 yards
CVE Breton sunk by BB Kongo at 7,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Altamaha at 7,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Evans at 7,000 yards
DD DeHaven engages DD Akigumo at 7,000 yards
DD Hailey engages DD Makinami at 7,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Evans at 7,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Shimakaze at 7,000 yards
Magazine explodes on DE Osterhaus
DE Osterhaus sunk by BB Hiei at 7,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DE Samuel S. Miles at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CVE Battler , CVE Makin Island , CVE Cape Esperance screened from combat
- escorted by DD Hailey , DD Evans , DD DeHaven ,
DD Cony , DD Brown , DE Griswold
BB Kirishima engages CA Louisville at 13,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Louisville at 13,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages CVE Kitkun Bay at 13,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CA Louisville at 13,000 yards
DD Makinami engages CVE Altamaha at 13,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CLAA Juneau at 13,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Altamaha at 13,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages CVE Altamaha at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Yugumo engages CVE Makin Island at 17,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Louisville at 17,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CLAA Atlanta at 17,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Atlanta at 17,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CLAA Atlanta at 17,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Natoma Bay at 17,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages DD Evans at 17,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CA Louisville at 17,000 yards
CLAA Juneau engages CA Kinugasa at 17,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Atlanta at 17,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Hailey at 17,000 yards
DD Hailey engages DD Akigumo at 17,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD DeHaven at 17,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Shimakaze at 17,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DE Griswold at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CVE Battler at 21,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CLAA Juneau at 21,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Louisville at 21,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CVE Rudyerd Bay at 21,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CA Louisville at 21,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Kitkun Bay
BB Hiei engages CVE Kitkun Bay at 21,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CVE Altamaha at 21,000 yards
CA Louisville engages DD Naganami at 21,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Atlanta at 21,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DE Griswold at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CLAA Atlanta at 25,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CLAA Juneau at 25,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CVE Kitkun Bay at 25,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CVE Natoma Bay at 25,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Hailey at 25,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD DeHaven at 25,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DE Griswold at 25,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DE Samuel S. Miles at 25,000 yards
Okano V. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 96,67, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Agano
CL Noshiro
CL Yahagi, Shell hits 3
DD Hagikaze
DD Yamagumo
DD Samidare
DD Nenohi
DD Wakaba, Shell hits 1
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo
DD Murakumo
DD Uranami
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
DD McCord, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD O'Bannon, Shell hits 1
DE Darby

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD O'Bannon at 4,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DD McCord at 4,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD O'Bannon at 4,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD McCord at 4,000 yards
CL Agano engages DD McCord at 4,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages DD O'Bannon at 4,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD O'Bannon at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages DD O'Bannon at 6,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD McCord at 6,000 yards
CL Agano engages DD McCord at 6,000 yards
DD O'Bannon engages DD Murakumo at 6,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD McCord at 6,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages DD O'Bannon at 6,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD O'Bannon at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 97,67, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Agano
CL Noshiro, Shell hits 2
CL Yahagi, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hagikaze
DD Yamagumo, Shell hits 1
DD Samidare
DD Nenohi
DD Wakaba
DD Ikazuchi, Shell hits 1
DD Inazuma, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Usugumo
DD Murakumo, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Uranami
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
DD Wadsworth, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE Richard W. Suesens, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DE Richard W. Suesens at 9,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DE Richard W. Suesens at 9,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages DD Wadsworth at 9,000 yards
DD Wadsworth engages DD Yamagumo at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DE Richard W. Suesens engages CL Yahagi at 7,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Wadsworth at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Wadsworth at 7,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD Wadsworth at 7,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DE Richard W. Suesens at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD Wadsworth at 6,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DD Wadsworth at 6,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD Wadsworth at 6,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DE Richard W. Suesens at 6,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Wadsworth at 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Wadsworth at 6,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages DD Wadsworth at 6,000 yards
McFarland, O.E. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD Wadsworth at 5,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DE Richard W. Suesens at 5,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages DD Wadsworth at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD Wadsworth at 11,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DE Richard W. Suesens at 11,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Wadsworth at 11,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages DD Wadsworth at 11,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DD Wadsworth at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CL Yahagi engages DD Wadsworth at 15,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DE Richard W. Suesens at 15,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Wadsworth at 15,000 yards
DD Wadsworth engages DD Nenohi at 15,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DE Richard W. Suesens at 15,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Wadsworth at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
DD Wadsworth engages DD Inazuma at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 101,67

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 3
SBD-5 Dauntless x 21

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 10 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise, Bomb hits 1
BB Hyuga
BB Mutsu

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,71

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
TBM-1C Avenger x 6

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 1
CA Kinugasa, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 7
TBM-1C Avenger x 12

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Noshiro
CL Yahagi, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Nenohi
CL Agano, Bomb hits 5, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,71

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 9
SBD-3 Dauntless x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 5

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 101,67

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 2

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,71

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 7
TBF-1 Avenger x 4
TBM-1C Avenger x 5

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei, Torpedo hits 1
BB Kirishima

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
4 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 30, 44

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Sub attack near Calayan at 82,71

Japanese Ships
SS RO-113, hits 5

Allied Ships
LST-457, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC-699

SS RO-113 launches 2 torpedoes at LST-457
RO-113 diving deep ....
SC-699 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-699 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-699 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-699 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-699 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 99,70, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
DD Akigumo
DD Makinami
DD Takanami, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Naganami

Allied Ships
CV Essex
CV Robert E. Lee
CVL Princeton
CVL Belleau Wood
CVL Bataan
CV Indomitable
CV Ulysess S. Grant
CVL Unicorn
BB Massachusetts
BB Iowa
CL Montpelier
DD Beale
DD Braine
DD Chevalier
DD Converse
DD Daly
DD Halford
DD Newcomb
DD Porterfield
DD David Taylor
CA Seattle
CL Chicago II
BB Richelieu

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 96% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 29,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 30,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 98,71, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Hiei
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CL Oyodo
DD Shimakaze
DD Yugumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami

Allied Ships
CV Essex
CV Robert E. Lee
CVL Princeton
CVL Belleau Wood
CVL Bataan
CV Indomitable
CV Ulysess S. Grant
CVL Unicorn
BB Massachusetts
BB Iowa
CL Montpelier
DD Beale
DD Braine
DD Chevalier
DD Converse
DD Daly
DD Halford
DD Newcomb
DD Porterfield
DD David Taylor
CA Seattle
CL Chicago II
BB Richelieu

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 96% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Air Combat TF evades combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 99,70, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
DD Akigumo
DD Makinami, Shell hits 1
DD Takanami, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Naganami

Allied Ships
DD Satterlee
DD Wilson, Shell hits 1, on fire
DE Dennis

Poor visibility due to Rain with 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 96% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Wilson at 6,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Wilson at 6,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DE Dennis at 6,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Wilson at 6,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD Wilson at 6,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Wilson at 6,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD Satterlee at 6,000 yards
DE Dennis engages BB Kirishima at 6,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD Wilson at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Wilson at 8,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Satterlee at 8,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DE Dennis at 8,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Satterlee at 8,000 yards
DD Wilson engages DD Akigumo at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Satterlee at 11,000 yards
DD Wilson engages DD Makinami at 11,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD Wilson at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Makinami engages DD Wilson at 13,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 98,71, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 2
BB Haruna, Shell hits 2
BB Hiei
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CL Oyodo
DD Shimakaze
DD Yugumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Satterlee, Shell hits 6, on fire
DD Wilson, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
DE Dennis, Shell hits 1

Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Okano V. crosses the 'T'
DD Suzunami engages DD Wilson at 12,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Satterlee at 12,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Satterlee at 12,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Satterlee at 12,000 yards
Okano V. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Wilson engages DD Suzunami at 6,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DE Dennis at 6,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Satterlee at 6,000 yards
DD Satterlee engages DD Shimakaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Satterlee engages DD Suzunami at 9,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Satterlee at 9,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Satterlee at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Wilson at 9,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Wilson at 9,000 yards
DD Wilson engages DD Yugumo at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Satterlee at 10,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DE Dennis at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Wilson engages DD Shimakaze at 12,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Satterlee at 12,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Satterlee at 12,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Satterlee at 12,000 yards
DD Wilson engages DD Tamanami at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Satterlee at 15,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages DD Satterlee at 15,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DE Dennis at 15,000 yards
DD Suzunami engages DD Satterlee at 15,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Satterlee at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Wilson sunk by BB Hiei at 18,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Satterlee at 18,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Satterlee at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Satterlee at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Satterlee at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Satterlee at 22,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Satterlee at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Satterlee at 28,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Satterlee at 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...







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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 3/20/2020 3:38:54 AM   
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Holy s***. Win or lose the game, you've gotta be pleased with this late-war smackdown. Well played!

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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 3/20/2020 4:45:22 AM   
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So what kind of yard time are you looking at for your capital ships?

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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 3/20/2020 8:35:42 AM   
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Depending upon the status of his surviving ships and his supply of carrier capable aircraft, this should slow him down for awhile. At least, he won't come within range of your LBA for awhile.

Now ambush is 4Es to limit his strategic bombing.

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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 3/22/2020 4:50:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo
So what kind of yard time are you looking at for your capital ships?


Dunno yet, have to get them to a yard first. And yard time probably won't matter since I doubt there is not enough fuel left for another mass sortie of those fuel guzzlers.



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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 3/23/2020 12:35:10 AM   
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Well get'em repaired. You can always siphon fuel from useless xAK's …

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RE: Everything including the kitchen sink - 4/2/2020 6:11:19 PM   
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All ships except Myoko have reached ports with repair yards. The badly damaged CA is hiding in a size 1 port of a small island off Kanoya with an AR to assist in patching-up. Major float dmg 58.

In the yards, Musashi will need six months, Hiei and Kirishima 3 months, Kongo three weeks and the other BBs a week for repairs. Some cruisers need up to two months. The big ships are of course in ports with big yards. The damaged DDs are spread around the ports with smaller yards and most of them will be available within a week.

So far so good. But the version of the B-29 currently in service has an extended range of 35. That means that from the level-9 base at Appari, all repair yards up to and including Nagoya are in range. From the bases on Formosa, even Tokyo and Yokohama are in range. Only the 15-points-yard at Hakodate is still safe for the moment. But longer-ranged B-29 enter production in a month IIRC.

I have night-fighters on station, but we all know how poorly these perform.

Fuel-wise it looks grim as well - I have already sucked dry most of the useless AKs and TKs...





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Death ride of Combined Fleet - 6/10/2020 1:55:44 AM   
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The game has reached November 21st, 1944.

Since the last update from late September, a number of key bases have been captured by the Allies - Takao, Hongkong, Canton, Chengtu, Chunking.

These bases had garrisons of between 15k and 30k men and fort level 4 and above - but without supplies, they folded quickly after only one or two ground assaults.

Lightly defended Swatow, Amoy, Foochow and Pucheng are gone as well.

I have established a kind of defensive line across China, but in the North it is weak and already breached at one point, in the center Changhsa is being investigated and enemy units also try to get behind it through the swamps to unhinge this part of the front, and in the South a few speedbumps around Chuhsien and Wenchow try to buy time for the main force to dig-in between Hangchow and Wuhu.

With the catastrophic supply situation it will be impossible to make a succesful stand anywhere in China, but if I get pushed into the open plains North of the Jangtze, my units face death by bombing. So the China Expeditionary Army will probably die where it is now, in the woods and cities.

In the East China Sea, my opponent is advancing from Formosa up the Ryukus isands chain in order to bring Japan into fighter range - Miyako-Jima and Kume-jima have fallen and Amami Oshima has been invaded and will fall shortly. These islands had garrisons in brigade strength and forts at level 4 and above - but as in China, all supplies have been destroyed by bombing and bombardments and resistance was futile.

The B-29s on Luzon and Formosa are night-bombing about once or twice a week, switching between Kobe, Osaka/Kyoto, Hiroshima/Kure and Nagasaki/Sasebo. The results really hurt - last turn fires at Osaka/Kyoto reached 259008 and the light industry is down to 600 from 1800. This further aggravates the supply situation. I don't care about the other factories, they are not producing anymore anyway for lack of fuel and HI points.

Now, with almost all of the remaining territory in range of the B-29s, and fuel limited to what is left in the tanks, the Combined Fleet had few options left - being sunk in port, or going down in a blaze of glory.

The invasion of Amami Oshima was the trigger for a naval banzai charge.

Combined Fleet braved Allies submarine concentrations to hit Amami Oshma and Kume-jima in the hope of catching Allied Fleet carriers or at least some fat APAs.

This was not to be, but some other victims were found.

Alas, after giving some good punches, the Japanese ships were low on ammo and low on fuel and thus vulnerabe to fresh enemy forces and the inevitable air attacks and vengeful submarines:


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 20, 44
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ASW attack near Tanegashima at 101,63

Japanese Ships
DD Akigumo
BB Hyuga
BB Mutsu
BB Haruna
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
CL Kiso
CL Tama
DD Suzunami
DD Tamanami
DD Makinami
DD Wakaba
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kishinami

Allied Ships
SS Clyde, hits 4

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ASW attack near Tokara Retto at 100,63

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Kinugasa
CL Kiso
CL Tama
DD Onami
DD Suzunami
DD Wakaba
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kishinami

Allied Ships
SS Barb, hits 2

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TF 594 encounters mine field at Tsushima (103,56)

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin, Mine hits 1, on fire

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 98,64, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-1002
MTB G-1012
MTB G-1013
MTB G-453, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Allen M. Sumner
DD Hutchins
DD Kimberly

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ASW attack near Tokara Retto at 100,64

Japanese Ships
DD Isokaze
CA Kumano
CA Takao
CL Noshiro
CL Oyodo
DD Shiranui
DD Asashimo
DD Yamagumo
DD Arashi
DD Urakaze
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
SS O21, hits 3

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 98,64, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo
DD Uranami
DD Asagiri
DD Yunagi

Allied Ships
PT-65
PT-104
PT-105, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-136, Shell hits 1
PT-163, Shell hits 1

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 98,64, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo
DD Uranami
DD Asagiri
DD Yunagi

Allied Ships
LST-43, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-71, Shell hits 28, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI(G)-76
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-220
LCI(G)-366
LCI(G)-372
LCI(G)-373, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
LCI(G)-441, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
LCI(G)-450, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI(G)-453
LCI(G)-462, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCI(G)-465, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LCI(G)-466, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCI(G)-467, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 98,64, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo
DD Uranami
DD Asagiri
DD Yunagi

Allied Ships
LST-71, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
LCI(G)-373, and is sunk
LCI(G)-441, and is sunk
LCI(G)-450, and is sunk

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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Haruna
CA Kinugasa
CL Kiso
CL Tama
DD Fujinami
DD Suzunami
DD Akigumo
DD Wakaba
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kishinami

Allied Ships
SS Ronquil, hits 2

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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Haruna
CA Kinugasa
CL Kiso
CL Tama
DD Suzunami
DD Akigumo
DD Wakaba
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsukaze
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
SS Ronquil, hits 5

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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Nagato
CA Kinugasa
CL Kiso
CL Tama
DD Kishinami
DD Suzunami
DD Makinami
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsukaze
DD Fujinami
DD Onami

Allied Ships
SS Shark II, hits 5

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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Japanese Ships
DD Okinami
CA Kumano
CA Mogami
CL Noshiro
CL Oyodo
DD Yamagumo
DD Natsushio
DD Arashi
DD Urakaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Shiranui

Allied Ships
SS Barbero, hits 7

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 97,64, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Uranami
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Yunagi

Allied Ships
DD Allen M. Sumner, Shell hits 3
DD Hutchins
DD Kimberly

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 97,64, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shimakaze
DD Yugumo
DD Naganami
DD Hayanami
DD Yukikaze
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
PT-166
PT-169
PT-170
PT-173
PT-179, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-181, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-232
PT-233, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 97,64, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
CL Oyodo
CL Agano
CL Noshiro
DD Okinami
DD Asashimo
DD Kagero
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Arashi
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
PT-65
PT-104
PT-136, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-163

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 97,64, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
CL Oyodo
CL Agano
CL Noshiro
DD Okinami
DD Asashimo
DD Kagero
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Arashi
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-76, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCI(G)-77, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LCI(G)-78, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LCI(G)-82, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCI(G)-220, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCI(G)-366, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCI(G)-372, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCI(G)-453, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 97,64, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri, heavy fires
DD Yunagi

Allied Ships
PT-65
PT-104
PT-163

Japanese Escort TF evades combat

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Nago at 96,64, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma
DD Usugumo, heavy fires
DD Uranami

Allied Ships
LST-217, Shell hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-224, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-270, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
LST-271, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
LST-272, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
YMS-148, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Nago at 96,64, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shimakaze
DD Yugumo
DD Naganami
DD Hayanami
DD Yukikaze
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
PT-65, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-104, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-163, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Nago at 96,64, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Makinami
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami
DD Fujinami
DD Kishinami
DD Hatsukaze
DD Nenohi
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
LST-217, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
LST-224, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LST-270, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
LST-271, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LST-272, Shell hits 12, and is sunk

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ASW attack near Nago at 96,64

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Mutsu
BB Haruna
CL Tama
DD Makinami
DD Akigumo
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsukaze
DD Fujinami
DD Onami

Allied Ships
SS Bluegill, hits 2

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ASW attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Japanese Ships
E No.20

Allied Ships
SS Cavalla, hits 1

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 95,64, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shimakaze, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yugumo, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Naganami, Shell hits 1
DD Hayanami, Shell hits 2
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Samidare, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher, Shell hits 2
DD Brown, Shell hits 3
DD The Sullivans
DD Cassin Young, Shell hits 1

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 2
CA Chikuma
CA Takao, Shell hits 4
CA Atago, Shell hits 3
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 3
CA Kumano, Shell hits 3
CL Oyodo
CL Agano, Shell hits 1
CL Noshiro, Shell hits 2
DD Okinami, Shell hits 1
DD Asashimo
DD Kagero, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Natsushio, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hayashio
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 2
DD Shiranui, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Arashi, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Yamagumo, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
CVE Chenango, Shell hits 12, heavy fires
CVE Suwannee, Shell hits 10, heavy fires
CVE Anzio, Shell hits 3
CVE Liscome Bay, Shell hits 3
CVE Manila Bay, Shell hits 11, heavy fires
CVE Kalinin Bay, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
CVE Savo Island, Shell hits 3, on fire
CVE Saginaw Bay, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Hoggatt Bay, Shell hits 5, on fire
CVE Bougainville, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Newcastle, Shell hits 30, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CLAA Reno, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
DD Cowell, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Heywood Edwards, Shell hits 3
DD Lewis Hancock, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Hopewell, Shell hits 3
DD Spence, Shell hits 2
DE Acree, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
DE Kyne, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DE Weaver, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Tanaka, Raizo crosses the 'T'
DE Acree sunk by CA Chikuma at 5,000 yards
DE Weaver sunk by CA Mogami at 8,000 yards
CLAA Reno sunk by DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on CL Newcastle
CVE Bougainville , CVE Hoggatt Bay , CVE Saginaw Bay ,
CVE Savo Island screened from combat
- escorted by DD Spence , DD Hopewell , DD Lewis Hancock ,
DD Heywood Edwards , DD Cowell , DE Kyne
CL Newcastle sunk by CA Kumano at 11,000 yards
DE Kyne sunk by CA Mogami at 8,000 yards
CA Takao collides with DD Yamagumo at 94 , 65

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 3
CA Atago, Shell hits 31, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Mogami, Shell hits 1
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1
CA Kumano, Shell hits 3
CL Oyodo
CL Agano, Shell hits 1
CL Noshiro, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Okinami, Shell hits 1
DD Asashimo, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Natsushio, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Hayashio, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shiranui, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Arashi, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes, Shell hits 5, on fire
CL Miami, Shell hits 2
DD Bennion, Shell hits 1
DD Bradford, Shell hits 2
DD Callaghan
DD Hall
DD Conway II, Shell hits 3
DD Cushing II, Shell hits 1
CA Boise II, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Seattle, Shell hits 49, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Chicago II, Shell hits 2, on fire

Moore, S. crosses the 'T'

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 15,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Seafire IIC: 5 destroyed
Hellcat I: 13 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 13 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 39 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 13 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
BB Nagato, Shell hits 2
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 2
BB Ise, Shell hits 5
BB Hyuga, Shell hits 7
CA Aoba, Shell hits 3
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Tama, Shell hits 1
CL Kiso, Shell hits 1
DD Akigumo, Shell hits 1
DD Makinami, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami, Shell hits 1
DD Onami, Shell hits 1
DD Fujinami
DD Kishinami, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Nenohi, Shell hits 1
DD Wakaba, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
CVE Casablanca, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE White Plains, Shell hits 5
CVE Nehenta Bay, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
CVE Cape Esperance, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Marcus Island, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
CVE Bismarck Sea, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
CVE Lunga Point, Shell hits 6, on fire
CVE Hollandia, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
CVE Begum, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
CA Pensacola, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
CLAA Argonaut, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
DD Conner, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD Dyson, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Knapp, Shell hits 2
DD Walker, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
DE Bangust, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
DE Cloues, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DE Duffy, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

DE Cloues sunk by CA Kinugasa at 6,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Begum
CVE Begum sunk by BB Kongo at 6,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Casablanca
DE Duffy sunk by BB Haruna at 6,000 yards
CVE Bismarck Sea sunk by DD Nenohi at 5,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Marcus Island
DE Bangust sunk by BB Hyuga at 5,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Nehenta Bay
CA Pensacola sunk by BB Kongo at 5,000 yards
CLAA Argonaut sunk by BB Hyuga at 4,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Marcus Island
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Marcus Island
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Marcus Island
CVE Marcus Island sunk by BB Mutsu at 4,000 yards
DD Conner sunk by BB Hyuga at 4,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Hollandia
CVE Hollandia sunk by BB Mutsu at 4,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Nehenta Bay
CVE Nehenta Bay sunk by BB Nagato at 4,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, on fire
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Atago, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Mogami, Shell hits 2
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1
CA Kumano, Shell hits 6, on fire
CL Oyodo
CL Agano, Shell hits 1
CL Noshiro, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Okinami, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Asashimo, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
DD Natsushio, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
DD Hayashio, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
DD Shiranui, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Arashi, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD John Henley
DD Pringle, Shell hits 7, on fire
DD Yarnall, Shell hits 70, and is sunk
DD Gansevoort, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Tucker, Shell hits 2

DD Arashi sunk by DD John Henley at 5,000 yards
DD Asashimo sunk by DD Gansevoort at 3,000 yards
DD Natsushio sunk by DD Pringle at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on DD Yarnall
DD Yarnall sunk by CA Mogami at 4,000 yards
Smith, C.C. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD Shiranui sunk by DD Pringle at 11,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Chikuma, on fire
CA Atago, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1
CA Kumano, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Oyodo
CL Agano, Shell hits 1
CL Noshiro, and is sunk
DD Okinami, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayashio, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Hammann
DD O'Brien, Shell hits 1
DD Bagley, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage

Massive explosion on DD Bagley


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tokunoshima at 97,65, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CL Oyodo

Allied Ships
PT-166
PT-169
PT-170
PT-173
PT-232

Both Task Forces evade combat

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 11
FM-2 Wildcat x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 23
F4U-1D Corsair x 10

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 6 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 3 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 2
DD Onami, Shell hits 2
DD Nenohi, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Hyuga
DD Makinami, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Wakaba, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 6
FM-2 Wildcat x 9
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F4U-1D Corsair x 4

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Agano, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Chikuma, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayashio, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F4U-1D Corsair x 12
TBM-1C Avenger x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Agano, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayashio, and is sunk

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 8
FM-2 Wildcat x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F4U-1D Corsair x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
DD Kagero, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Urakaze, Shell hits 3, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25G Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 95,63

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18
TBM-1C Avenger x 18

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze
DD Samidare, on fire
DD Yugumo, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 97,64

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 28

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Yunagi, Bomb hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 23
F4U-1A Corsair x 24
F4U-1D Corsair x 5
TBM-1C Avenger x 18

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 10 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
BB Kongo, Bomb hits 2
BB Haruna
BB Mutsu

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 19
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 2

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 1

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 26
F4U-1D Corsair x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 4 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CL Tama, Shell hits 1
DD Suzunami

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 3
FM-2 Wildcat x 19
F4U-1A Corsair x 16
F4U-1D Corsair x 1

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Tone, Shell hits 12, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Okinami, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 19
F4U-1A Corsair x 21
F4U-1D Corsair x 10
TBM-1C Avenger x 6

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Chikuma, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 8
FM-2 Wildcat x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 20
F4U-1D Corsair x 2

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G Mitchell: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Takao, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yamagumo, Shell hits 2
DD Kagero, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25G Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 95,63

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18
F6F-5 Hellcat x 17
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 28

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Samidare, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yugumo, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shimakaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 97,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
TBM-1C Avenger x 2

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 97,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16
TBM-1C Avenger x 18

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 33
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
TBM-1C Avenger x 10

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 7 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 2
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 1
BB Kongo
BB Mutsu

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 18
FM-2 Wildcat x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 19
F4U-1D Corsair x 10
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 2

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 damaged
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Brown
DD The Sullivans
DD Cassin Young

Allied Surface Combat TF evades combat

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
DD McCalla, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Barton, Shell hits 1
DE Thomason

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
DD Frankford, Shell hits 2, on fire
DE Gendreau

BB Ise collides with CA Aoba at 94 , 65

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
PT-240, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-241
PT-244, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-245
PT-252
PT-255, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-257
PT-258
PT-259
PT-282, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-286, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-299, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 10 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato, Shell hits 1
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 2
BB Ise
BB Hyuga, Shell hits 2
CA Aoba, Shell hits 4
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Tama, Shell hits 10
CL Kiso, Shell hits 1
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami, Shell hits 1
DD Suzunami, Shell hits 2
DD Onami, Shell hits 1
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
CVE Petrof Bay
CVE Rudyerd Bay, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Kadashan Bay, Shell hits 3, on fire
CVE Wake Island
CVE Shipley Bay
CVE Windham Bay, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Kwajalein, Shell hits 4, on fire
CVE Matanikau, Shell hits 3, on fire
CVE Roi
CVE Salamaua, Shell hits 2
CLAA Oakland, Shell hits 1
CL Denver
DD Beale
DD Black
DD Hunt
DD Stockham
DE George
DE Harmon
DE Conklin

Massive explosion on CVE Rudyerd Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Rudyerd Bay
Okano V. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Magazine explodes on CA Kinugasa
CA Kinugasa sunk by DE George at 9,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Rudyerd Bay
CVE Rudyerd Bay sunk by BB Kongo at 15,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna, Torpedo hits 1
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CL Tama, on fire
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami, on fire
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
PT-143, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
PT-146
PT-147
PT-148
PT-155, Shell hits 1
PT-164, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-491, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-492, Shell hits 7, and is sunk

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CL Tama, on fire
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami, on fire
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
LCI-75
LCI-218
LCI-223
LCI-327
LCI-328
LCI-329
LCI-332
LCI-333
LCI-334
LCI-435
LCI-436
LCI-524
LCI-526
LCI-757
YMS-102
YMS-278
LST 164
LST 237

Both Task Forces evade combat

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 7
BB Ise, Shell hits 10
BB Hyuga, Shell hits 1
CA Aoba
CL Tama, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami, heavy fires
DD Fujinami, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DM Tracy, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
DM Harry F. Bauer, Shell hits 8, heavy fires

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CL Tama, heavy fires
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami, heavy fires
DD Fujinami, on fire

Allied Ships
CVE Chenango
CVE Suwannee
CVE Manila Bay, heavy fires
CVE Saginaw Bay, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Hoggatt Bay
DD Heywood Edwards
DD Hopewell
DD Spence

Both Task Forces evade combat

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CL Tama, heavy fires
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami, heavy fires
DD Fujinami, on fire

Allied Ships
CVE Prince William
CVE St. Lo
CVE Munda
CVE Admiralty Island
CVE Takanis Bay
CVE Ranee
DD Boyd
DD Brownson
DD Lardner
DD Ellet
DE Parks
DE Rall
DE Sederstrom
DE Stadtfeld
AO Neosho
AO Sabine
AO Salamonie
AO Kaskaskia
AO Platte
AO Caliente
AO Nantahala

Both Task Forces evade combat



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 21, 44

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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 97,63

Japanese Ships
DD Usugumo, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Uranami

Allied Ships
SS Surf, hits 1

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kume-jima at 94,65, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
CA Aoba
CL Tama
CL Kiso
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Suzunami
DD Onami
DD Fujinami

Allied Ships
PT-166
PT-169
PT-170
PT-173
PT-232

Both Task Forces evade combat

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ASW attack near Kume-jima at 94,65

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
DD Onami
BB Hyuga
BB Ise

Allied Ships
SS Sea Rover, hits 21, and is sunk

SS Sea Rover is sighted by escort
BB Hyuga firing on surfaced sub ....
BB Ise firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Submarine attack near Amami Oshima at 98,63

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Dorado

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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 97,64

Japanese Ships
CL Agano, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Ray

SS Ray launches 4 torpedoes at CL Agano

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Night Air attack on TF, near Tokunoshima at 97,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 3

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x OS2U-3 Kingfisher bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Mogami dead in the water ...

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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 97,64

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Ray

SS Ray launches 4 torpedoes at CA Tone

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Submarine attack near Amami Oshima at 98,63

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Haddo

DD Yukikaze is sighted by SS Haddo
SS Haddo launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yukikaze

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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 97,63

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Crevalle

SS Crevalle launches 4 torpedoes at CA Chikuma

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nago at 95,65

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 4

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Tama, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Tamanami, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Tama dead in the water ...
Tamanami dead in the water ...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nago at 95,65

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 4

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 2
BB Kongo, Bomb hits 1
DD Suzunami

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 8
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 11

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G Mitchell: 7 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CA Mikuma, Bomb hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25G Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Mogami dead in the water ...
Mikuma dead in the water ...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nago at 95,65

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 4

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 6
DD Onami

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25G Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nago at 95,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
DD Suzunami, Shell hits 1
BB Mutsu, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25G Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nago at 95,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 19
Hellcat I x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 35
F6F-5 Hellcat x 70
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 50
TBM-1C Avenger x 53

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 11 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 5 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 5
BB Ise, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
BB Mutsu, Bomb hits 1
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 3
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 3


Here is the butcher bill for the Japanese Navy and the surviving ships. As you can see, most of the surviving ships are very low or completely out of fuel and those at Nago and Amami Oshima have no realistic chance to make it back to Japan. The surface component of Combined Fleet is as good as dead.




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Well, there are worse ways for a final sortie to go - good show!

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Yes, very solid death ride, taking several CVEs down! It's a shame you're out of fuel, by the looks of the survivors you would have another sortie in you

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Can you use depleted BBs as CAP traps?

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RE: Death ride of Combined Fleet - 6/12/2020 4:28:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jorge_Stanbury

Can you use depleted BBs as CAP traps?


Due to the lack of supplies, drop tanks are not available - those cripples were just too far away for normal range LRCAP. Also had most planes on Kamikaze / naval strike / escort duty in case the Allies wanted to chase cripples a bit too close to Japan. Got some revenge damage on some innocent LSTs.

Here are the losses on the following turn - subs had a field day against slow-moving unescorted cripples and skip-bombing did hurt as well. Dive-bombing even with 1000-pounders not so much, at least not on the BBs. Haruna was sunk by a 1000-pounder after taking four sub torpedos which caused a magazine explosion - tough old gal.




Some cripples still around, some may even make it. One fast BB and five DDs still operational - plus KB which is short of planes anyway.

All this did not delay the fall of Amami Oshima for a single day.

US losses according to Sunk ship list, so with FOW :

8 CVE
2 CA
1 CL
2 CLAA
5 DD
6 DE
4 SS
7 LST
15 LCI(G)
18 PT
1 YMS

Own losses so far:

2 BB
7 CA
4 CL
22 DD

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 22, 44
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Submarine attack near Tokunoshima at 97,65

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Shakespeare

BB Ise is sighted by SS Shakespeare
SS Shakespeare launches 6 torpedoes

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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 98,62

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS Apogon

SS Apogon launches 6 torpedoes at BB Hyuga
Apogon diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

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Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 100,60

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Perch

Magazine explodes on BB Haruna
SS Perch launches 6 torpedoes at BB Haruna
Sub escapes detection

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Okinoerabushima at 96,65

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 6 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires
DD Tamanami, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Kiso dead in the water ...
Tamanami dead in the water ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Okinoerabushima at 96,65

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Onami, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Fujinami
DD Akigumo, Shell hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Onami dead in the water ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 100,62

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 5
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18
SBD-5 Dauntless x 27

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 9 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo
CA Mikuma, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Mikuma


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saishu To at 98,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 24

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 12 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 19, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Nagato


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Fukue-jima at 99,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 24

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 5 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Bomb hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
F6F-5 Hellcat x 17
TBM-3 Avenger x 18

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-3 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Bomb hits 10, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kuroshima at 100,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 54 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 17
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 28

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AO Nippon Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
E Mikura
AO Tsurumi, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
E Fuyo
E Oki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AO Tsurumi
Fuyo dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring E Oki


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tanegashima at 102,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17
TBM-1C Avenger x 18

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Hayanami
DD Naganami

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Submarine attack near Amami Oshima at 99,65

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Burrfish

BB Ise is sighted by SS Burrfish
SS Burrfish launches 6 torpedoes at BB Ise

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Sub attack near Okinoerabushima at 96,65

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Fujinami
DD Akigumo

Allied Ships
SS Queenfish

SS Queenfish launches 4 torpedoes at CA Aoba
Queenfish bottoming out ....
DD Akigumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akigumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akigumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akigumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akigumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 21
N1K2-J George x 27

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3
F4U-1D Corsair x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
F1M2 Pete: 2 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
YP-143, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-172, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-166, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-454, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x F1M2 Pete bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 30 kg GP Bomb
23 x N1K2-J George sweeping at 1000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-218 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
58th FG/311th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 26000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 26000.
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 22
N1K2-J George x 54

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 1
F4U-1D Corsair x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 3 damaged
F1M2 Pete: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
YP-143, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-172, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-460, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LST-475, Bomb hits 11, heavy fires
LST-40, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x F1M2 Pete bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 30 kg GP Bomb
6 x N1K2-J George sweeping at 1000 feet
3 x N1K2-J George sweeping at 1000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-218 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 71 minutes
58th FG/311th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 56
A6M8 Zero x 22
D3A1 Val x 27

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 9 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 10 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-460, Kamikaze hits 6, and is sunk
LST-172, Kamikaze hits 4, and is sunk
LST-40, Kamikaze hits 4, and is sunk
YP-143, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
LST-475, Kamikaze hits 3, and is sunk
LST-166, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
LST-454, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x A6M5c Zero flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x D3A1 Val flying as kamikaze *
Kamikaze: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
28 x A6M5c Zero flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
58th FG/311th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 26000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-460
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-172
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring YP-143
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-475
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-454
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-40

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanegashima at 102,62

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18
SBD-5 Dauntless x 21

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Hayanami, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD Naganami, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Minekaze class DD


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Okinoerabushima at 96,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 35
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 24

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 6 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Fujinami
DD Akigumo, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Fujinami dead in the water ...
Akigumo dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CA

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Okinoerabushima at 96,65

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Fujinami, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Akigumo, Shell hits 15, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Fujinami dead in the water ...
Akigumo dead in the water ...
Massive explosion on DD Fujinami

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Okinoerabushima at 96,65

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 7

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Fujinami, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
DD Akigumo, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Fujinami dead in the water ...

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Ground combat at Amami Oshima (98,64)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 35777 troops, 532 guns, 575 vehicles, Assault Value = 1109

Defending force 12367 troops, 137 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 215

Allied adjusted assault: 759

Japanese adjusted defense: 64

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Amami Oshima !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1698 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 138 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 30 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 34 (31 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
507 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 13 disabled
Vehicles lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Regiment
14th NZ Brigade
93rd Infantry Division
710th Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
8th NZ Brigade
33rd Medium Regiment
4th Field Artillery Battalion
24th US Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
53rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
Amami Oshima Fortress
Oshima Naval Guard Unit
18th Field Construction Battalion


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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/12/2020 4:41:37 PM   
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This 44 supply thing worries me ok this is babes so it has slightly less anyway but shouldn't be this tight in 44

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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/12/2020 4:51:13 PM   
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Lost the big oil centers in the SRA early - no fuel, no HI, no HI supply production...

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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/12/2020 4:52:42 PM   
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Here is the China situation - notice exclamation marks everywhere for lack of supplies. Best-supplied base in China is Shanghai with a whopping 3k...




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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/12/2020 5:03:06 PM   
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This is a babes game with reduced supply production isn't it ??

Could you send me a turn I want to run it and take a look at the industry stats and whats sucking up supply production

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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/12/2020 7:02:20 PM   
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I am interested in the supply situation as well, since I am playing the Empire in this same scenario!

I noticed you posted this LST in January 1943:

"However, fuel production seems to lag - or consumption is too high. With Combined Fleet running around, probably the latter. Every few turns I have some HI factories not producing for want of fuel. It's hand-to-mouth, but the situation will probably get better - because Ed will eventually sink the fuel-guzzlers.

Same for supplies, barely ample. But factories expansions, apart from repairing R&D has ended, so it is starting to look a bit better - Tokyo has 100k and Nagoya, my outgoing shipping center, has 80k."


That indicates to me early signs of trouble. I am not an expert by any means, and I don't want to give away too much since your thread is not closed to my opponent, but this is not my experience, and I am in December 1942. I think it's fair to say I've kept the IJN in port alot. Not sure what your A/C production plan was, but 250 Factories for A6M5 seems like alot.......

Overall, what is scary is that I think you played a very good early game, better than me, capturing lots of stuff and doing very well with the IJN.

It could be that PDU-OFF adds alot to your problems; all the different airframes you have to produce are nuts. By 1944, you had 550 A6M factories (a huge number), 240 Oscars, 110 Tony, only 50 Tojo, and lots of other unusual production choices. Overall, you have a ton of A/C factories, I wonder if you were forced to overbuild because of PDU-OFF


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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/14/2020 12:53:17 PM   
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PDU-off is a pain in the @ss, however I think he had big big problems since late 1942.


Somewhere he posted his stock levels in late 1942 and I compared it to mine. In my various PBEMs, I have always been at least 200% of his stocks of both supplies and fuel. It's a big jump.

It would be interesting to know how the situation differs between Scen01 and the MOD at 07-dec-1941.


Broadly speaking, I think that someone starts having very serious operational problems once he has less than 1,200,000-1,000,000 supplies. Even at 1,500,000-1,700,000 it's quite complex to manage everything in a timely manner. Very sustainable in the short term, but if it is chronic, you cannot go on.

What I mean is that you can go very low on supplies (and fuel for what it matters), if it is a situation not lasting over the match (such as investing insane amounts of supplies in early R&D plans). If it becomes something chronic, you're quite screwed. I honestly don't get what LST has mistaken: everything crumbled down quite quickly under the military point of view, but the industry was weak well before that.


Anyway, I go back to my usual silence enjoying this wonderful AAR.

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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/14/2020 8:03:00 PM   
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I surely used much supply in the early part of the war due to industry expansion and unwise production choices / mistakes.

Here is a sitrep from August 1942:

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On the plane production side, it is not looking good. I have made a noob mistake concerning the Zero upgrade path. I have upgraded all A6M2 factories to the A6M3, not realizing that only a few LBA groups upgrade to the M3 model. I wanted to use the M2 airframes "liberated" by the LBA upgrades to feed the carriers until the M3a becomes available. I should have paid more attention the upgrade paths - costly "PDU off" lesson. I had to reconvert a M3 factory back to M2 - which must now repair from 0 back to useful numbers to feed the carrier and the LBA squadrons not converting to the M3 model. In short, I have a severe shortage of M2 airframes at the moment, especially after having resized the carrier air groups to be fighter-heavy (Sho / Zui for example 36F/18DB/18TB), so I must curtail operations. Only the two M3 groups are available for offensive use. And my M3a R&D factories are repairing oh-so-slowly - another noob mistake, should have set them to M3 first to repair faster and let them auto-upgrade. Well, reading the forum is one thing, keeping in mind the information available another. I have always been a proponent of the time-honored methods of "learning by doing" and "trial-and-error"...

Regarding R&D, I am concentrating on fighters. I have three 30x R&D factories researching the Tojo line and four 30x for the Oscar (others are still repairing). Also still repairing are 2x Jack, 2x Sam, 4x George, 4x Frank, 3x Jill and 3x Judy. I also research the night-fighter versions of the Nick, Randy and Irving. I'm not pushing R&D on 2E bombers, recon, patrol and transport types, but some R&D factories set to Oscar will convert to production and are earmarked to switch to other models when becoming available at historic dates for limited production for upgrade purposes.

On the oil&ressources side, I am quite content. Stockpiles in the HI are rising. Losses to Allied subs are still low with torpedoes not working most of the time. I am training lots of LBA and float planes in ASW. I also use coastal routing and I try to run few but huge convoys with escorts. There is more stuff available (esp. on Hokkaido) than I can ship home with the DBB-C reduced capacity. But I manage to keep Palembang pretty dry with 13 medium-TK go back and forth to Singers and the big TKs (one convoy with the huge Tonans and another with the 10+k tonners, both with escort carrier protection) and the Yusen N hauling oil and ressources to the Home Islands. The small TKs (or what is left after the Miri debacle early in the war) are shuttling betzween Miri and Manila and Medan and Singers. THe AOs are busy shipping fuel to Rabaul and Koepang, my bases for operating Combined Fleet. I have converted all xAK that can become tankers, the snaller ones are just arriving at Borneo ports, Boela and Babo to help shipping oil to Manila, the bigger ones will ship from Java and Manila to the HI. ASW protection is minimum 4 escorts, with older DDs and TBs reserved for the big tankers. My ressource convoys must make do with just one or two escorts.

The one big problem is fuel and supplies production. Although I do not export fuel from the Home Islands and try not to refuel convoys coming / going to the SRA in the Home Islands, I am running out of fuel! I have almost a million oil points stored at Tokyo, but only 4000 fuel. Last turn, the four largest heavy industry locations did not produce. I guess I will need to curtail Combined Fleet ops to save fuel and curtail ressource hauling in order to start shipping fuel in xAKs to the Home Islands. Supplies are lower than I like, although industry expansion is almost finished except R&D repairing (mostly not) and the A6M2 factory, I need need to "ration" the supplies exports to the different fronts. Not frontlines bases starving yet, but that is only a question of time. Maybe one day I should invest the time to learn how to use Tracker (and not to overexpand industries) - but playing time being in even shorter supply than fuel, and I want to enjoy playing a wargame, not crunching numbers...


Dec 7th, 1942 industry screenshots here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/fb.asp?m=4051877

I have resized a lot of floatplanes groups and upped Jake and Pete production to fill them out for ASW and pilot training. I'm quite content with my ASW efforts and convoy protection and in Nov 1944 I still have a pool of IJN fighter pilot replacements trained to 70 air skill, 50+ exp and 50+ def skill. But there was a price in supplies spent for factory expansion, production and training missions.

The siege battles in China were costly in suplies and I also pumped a lot of supplies into Burma in the vain attempt to halt the early Allied counter-offensive.

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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/14/2020 9:45:33 PM   
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I think that you would have had an easier time with PDU ON. Also, shipping out from Haiphong can help. Just go from Singapore to Saigon or Cam Rahn Bay with the fuel and resources.

Refineries producing supplies would also help since the aircraft and motor vehicle fuel and lubricants (POL) are considered supplies. A fully repaired Palembang would produce 900 supplies. Yes, you can't eat POL but you can use it for weapons. But rice does not work in aircraft engines.

Hauling more per ship would help since it would cost less fuel per unit of resources.

So I think that it is the scenario and the selections that are causing you the most difficulties.

Also, playing against a human vs the AI is a big difference since the human knows to target the oil.

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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/15/2020 12:16:52 PM   
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Good stuff LST, helps that you documented! I still can't figure out how you would run low on Fuel in the Home Islands in August 1942, if you are not exporting any. That doesn't make sense to me.

Looking at the stats for 1942 the only explanation is that you spent way too much on fleet ops. WAY too much. Just curious, did you:
--Use large convoys of merchants to ship Resources from DEI?
--Sail Combined Fleet continuously?
--Were all the refineries in the SRA turned ON?

I can't figure it out otherwise, because you had an OK number of Oil centers

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RE: Battle of Ambon - 6/15/2020 12:38:35 PM   
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I played the exact same mod against wargamr, started it in 2017 or 2018.

Anyhow, I never had a problem with fuel...

Game ended with Japan having 5.7 million fuel and 5.1 million supplies on Jan 17, 1943 with a Japanese AV - I was super lucky.



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RE: Death ride of Combined Fleet - 6/16/2020 6:43:55 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Q-BallJust curious, did you:
--Use large convoys of merchants to ship Resources from DEI?
--Sail Combined Fleet continuously?
--Were all the refineries in the SRA turned ON?


Yes to all three. I have shipped as much as possible from the SRA to the Home Islands to have a stockpile for the end game when imports are cut-off. Combined Fleet operations could / should have been curtailed, with hindsight the fights, ship losses and fuel expenditure for Carnavon and Babar were unnecessary. And of course all refineries are on all the time - shouldn't they?

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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

quote:

ORIGINAL: Q-BallJust curious, did you:
--Use large convoys of merchants to ship Resources from DEI?
--Sail Combined Fleet continuously?
--Were all the refineries in the SRA turned ON?


Yes to all three. I have shipped as much as possible from the SRA to the Home Islands to have a stockpile for the end game when imports are cut-off. Combined Fleet operations could / should have been curtailed, with hindsight the fights, ship losses and fuel expenditure for Carnavon and Babar were unnecessary. And of course all refineries are on all the time - shouldn't they?


I wonder if shipping resources in bulk from SRA is big part of the problem. IIRC, you have a mountain of resources in the Home Islands, more than you need. But that costs fuel; an Aden-class xAK burns something like 230 fuel on a roundtrip to Singapore from the Home Islands.

In hindsight, maybe you would be much better off if you had left the Resources in SRA, and just shipped them from Hokkaido, Sakhalin,Korea, Formosa

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RE: Death ride of Combined Fleet - 6/16/2020 12:00:55 PM   
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unless it is a return trip... if you are sending supply to the SRA; those freighters would need to return regardless, better if they come back with resources


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unless it is a return trip... if you are sending supply to the SRA; those freighters would need to return regardless, better if they come back with resources



Yes, that's always true. That's the only time, IMO, you should be loading resources in a place like Nauru....when you are sending a ship back to Japan anyway

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RE: Death ride of Combined Fleet - 6/16/2020 12:33:59 PM   
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Load the ships in the SRA, send them to Singapore. If the magic highway is not working, send resources and fuel from Singapore to southern IndoChina. Load resources and fuel at Haiphong for the next leg or load at Hong Kong for the next leg.

But load as much fuel and as many resources as you can from Korea and/or Port Arthur then send it to Japan. The magic highway if open will pull the needed resources and fuel from the South to refill the stockpiles.

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RE: Death ride of Combined Fleet - 7/2/2020 3:02:18 PM   
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Thx RangerJoe but I like the keep my game within the realms of realism without exploiting game engine weaknesses - and the "magic highway" is definetly NOT realistic and IMO pretty gamey.

I have collected oil, fuel and resources from Korea/Manchukuo/China as well as the core SRA (DEI, Malaysia, Indochina, PI) with return convoys bringing supplies and reinforcements, but also with convoys going out in ballast to fetch more of the goddies. However, I did not send empty pick-up convoys to far-away places like Nauru.

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