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Invasion Singapore? - 3/28/2021 12:18:16 AM   
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Was the IJN trying to invade Singapore, clearing mines, or just going through to another port?

18 January 1942

quote:

Naval Gun Fire at Singapore - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Seki Maru #3, Shell hits 7, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Singapore Fortress firing at PB Seki Maru #3
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TF 276 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Ships
PB Seki Maru #3, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Katuragi Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy fires



The next day, 19 January 1942:

quote:

Naval Gun Fire at Singapore - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

34 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Zinzan Maru, Shell hits 5, Mine hits 1, on fire
xAK Yosida Maru #1, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Tosei Maru, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kisaragi Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

Singapore Fortress firing at xAK Zinzan Maru
Singapore Fortress firing at xAK Yosida Maru #1
Singapore Fortress firing at xAK Tosei Maru
Singapore Fortress firing at xAK Kisaragi Maru


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Naval Gun Fire at Singapore - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kashu Maru, Shell hits 3, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Achou Maru, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage

Singapore Fortress firing at xAK Kashu Maru
Singapore Fortress firing at xAK Achou Maru
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TF 521 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Ships
xAK Kashu Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Achou Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Naval Gun Fire at Singapore - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Senko Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Singapore Fortress firing at xAK Senko Maru


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Naval Gun Fire at Singapore - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

26 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMC Bankok Maru, Shell hits 2, Mine hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Mitu Maru, Mine hits 1
xAK Syunsei Maru, Shell hits 3, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Mansyu Maru, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Nansin Maru, Mine hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Rasin Maru, Shell hits 8, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Chile Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire


I mean, it is great when the combat starts with a loud "BOOM" and then the shooting begins with more mine hits reported during the combat. No unloading or anything noted, no troops lost either. So I think that the ships were trying to go to Jahore with supplies.

I had evacuated Singapore of almost everything that I could but I did not leave enough supplies to repair four damaged Buffalo Is. Daily bombing used up the supplies since it appeared that the cannon cockers split their large CD gun shells with sledge hammers and wedges so they would fit into the AAA guns. So there was not much firing by the CD guns during the last combat.

No ethnic jokes about mine detecting nor sweeping needed.

The ground units captured Singapore that same day.

The CV Soryo already is a deep sea fish house, as is a CVL while the BB Mutsu will become a post war diving attraction at Jolo with the Repulse credited with her sinking.

With the Mutsu, I augmented Force Z with some (4?) UK CLs and a couple more DDs of which I lost the Dutch Banckert plus the Electra. I forgot to replace Admiral Tom. I do believe that an IJN CA also became a fish house from that battle.

< Message edited by RangerJoe -- 3/28/2021 12:19:53 AM >


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RE: Invasion Singapore? - 3/28/2021 1:10:48 AM   
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IIRC Singers is a 'straight' hex, so any passing ship may be fired upon. Against the AI its easy for a TF to 'stray' into the Singers hex. Even in a PBEM its easy enough to wonder into Singers, it happened to me in one of my games. Need to set way points around it.

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RE: Invasion Singapore? - 3/28/2021 1:32:36 AM   
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Unless I opened the game and played that turn so I could see the results from the Japanese side, I would not know what these ships were doing.

It is a scenario 101 game.

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