From: Winnipeg, MB
ORIGINAL: Ian R
I have force Z at least 15 dd and several crusier at Serbyaia in Java. Nit sure if keeping them there for an all out fight when its time.
If you still Have POW & Repulse, send them off map to the Eastern US and leave them there until they do all their AAA upgrades. At that point, they are not quite equivalent to your Sodaks, but much more effective than they are now.
Can the upgrade be done at pearl? Is that why I should send the BB back to SF?
Some upgrades can be quite lengthy - nine months or more - so you need to consider how much to tie up the shipyard. PH's drydock is in heavy demand to repair ships damaged in battle, collisions, groundings, etc. Only short upgrades should be done there with ships that need to return to the combat area as soon as possible.
Note that if the upgrade does not incur floatation damage but requires a shipyard to start, you can usually transfer the ship to pierside repair immediately after the upgrade starts. I think the idea is that the SY has crane capacity that is needed to remove old equipment or load new equipment onto the ship so the drydock itself is not needed.
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