From: Stillwater, OK, United States
I found out in testing War Plan Orange, if you are pointing to a bitmap that isn't there, if you click on the ship while in the map then it crashes the game, but if you point to a bitmap that isn't there on the transpose, during a surface action the ships will not appear. Sounds like you goofed up in the bitmaps or in the editor pointing to the bitmaps. Check and make sure you named them right, I made that mistake a couple of times.
Designer of War Plan Orange
Allied Naval OOBer of Admiral's Edition
Naval Team Lead for War in the Med
Author of Million-Dollar Barrage: American Field Artillery in the Great War coming soon from OU Press.