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May I present... IJN Torpedo Spam  

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First post, new member. Been playing Ultimate Admiral since Oct.

My version of a WW1 USS Nevada. 10x14 inch in 4 turrets, 4 twin/14 case-screen_1920x1080_2021-01-20_15-26-41.thumb.jpg.c52a6389f1b3aa3e19535bbb491e4e88.jpgscreen_1920x1080_2021-01-20_15-27-42.thumb.jpg.276ed3725220ce000bd82470cc109639.jpgmate 5 inch, 2 torpedo tubes!

Edited this one separate, same idea on a flush deck 14 twin 5 inch

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Fisher Class Battlecruiser

Early in 1937 rumors circulated of Japan building a massive new battleship, far surpassing anything allowed by the existing naval treaties. In response the Admiralty began considering their options, it was decided that the first three members of the King Geroge V class would be refitted to carry 381mm guns and the last two would be cancelled. Designs were quickly drawn up for a very fast battlecruiser that would be able to chase down any other capital ship than in service and even surpass some cruisers. This new class would carry the powerful 457mm guns that had been used on HMS Furious in four twin turrets. early plans had called for three triples but this was changed for the sake of time constraints. The first of the class HMS Fisher would be laid down in early 1938, her sister ship HMS Jellicoe would follow shortly after, the last two members, HMS Beatty and HMS Cradock would be laid down in 1939 and 1940 respectively. When war broke in late 1939, HMS Fisher had only just been launched and HMS Jellicoe was nearing her launch.

HMS Fisher would be officially commissioned in February 1941, a few months later she would accompany HMS Hood in her search for the German battleship Bismarck. During the battle HMS Hood would suffer a catastrophic explosion and be lost, HMS Fisher would avenge the Hood soon after and send Bismarck to the bottom after a devastating battle, HMS Fisher's massive 457mm guns proving to be devastating though she would be damaged herself including taking a torpedo from the cruiser Prinz Eugen greatly reducing her speed allowing the German cruiser to make her escape. HMS Fisher would spend the rest of 1941 and the majority of 1942 in drydock after limping back to Scapa Flow. When she reentered service she would join her newly commissioned sister ship HMS Beatty and the carrier HMS Victorious in reinforcing the Indian Ocean squadron after the squadron suffered a defeat at the Battle of Ceylon against the Imperial Japanese Navy. She would spend the rest of the war in the Pacific, supporting the USN in the invasions of Formosa and Okinawa with shore bombardment. When the war ended, HMS Fisher would be one of the few ships to continue serving in the cash strapped Royal Navy, she was extensively refitted in the 1950s-60s where her rear turrets were removed and replaced with missile launchers. She and her sister ship HMS Beatty would join the squadron that went to the Falklands in 1982, being the only World War II veterans amongst the Royal Navy squadron. They would face the Argentine battleship ARA General Roca, which had been the former USS Washington which was sold to Argentina following the end of the World War II. This would be the last time ships of the World War II vintage would face one another and last the time they would fire their guns in anger. After this HMS Fisher would be become a museum ship, along with her sister ship, their missile systems were removed their rear turrets reinstalled and the ships turned back into their 1945 setup. HMS Fisher today sits in Scapa Flow where she had been stationed for most of her career.

 

HMS Jellicoe would be commissioned in July 1941, she would spend a few months in the Mediterranean seeing no major action. She would then be assigned to Force Z along with the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and made her way to Singapore. On December 10th 1941, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Jellicoe were attacked by Japanese aircraft, Prince of Wales being lost after taking an unlucky torpedo hit and Jellicoe only barely escaping though heavily damaged and only able to make about 20knots, unable to escape before the fall of Singapore however she was scuttled by her crew to prevent her falling into Japanese hands. The Japanese would make some attempts to salvage her but it proved far too costly. When the British returned in 1945 they would also attempt to salvage what they could of her, one that was salvaged was her bell which is today at the Royal Naval Museum. 

 

HMS Beatty would be commissioned in January 1942, only a few weeks after her sister ship HMS Jellicoe was scuttled in Singapore, she would be dispatched to the Mediterranean where she would take part in the sinking of the Italian battleship Marcantonio Colonna. Later she and her sister ship HMS Fisher would join up with make their way to the Indian Ocean where they would mainly do shore bombardment duty. Like HMS Fisher she would be retained postwar and refitted extensively in the 1950s/60s. Her last major action would be during the Falklands where she fought against Argentine battleship ARA General Roca. Following the Falklands War she was decommissioned and made into a museum ship. Today she sits at Portsmouth where she had been built.

 

HMS Cradock would never be finished as battlecruiser but rather converted into an aircraft carrier following the loss HMS Illustrious to German air attacks and HMS Formidable to Japanese carrier aircraft at the Battle of Ceylon caused a panic at the Admiralty and HMS Cradock was selected to be converted in mid 1943 as she was far from complete. Commissioned in June 1944, she would be sent to the Pacific, joining her half sisters HMS Fisher and HMS Beatty. In her role as a carrier she proved far better than expected her massive size allowing for a large hanger and her high speed making her an ideal carrier. After the war she was retained and modernized throughout her career though she was unable to join her half sisters during the Falklands War as she undergoing repairs at the time following a collision with a destroyer. She remained in service longer than her sisters, only decommissioned in 1995 when she was sold to Brazil, being renamed Minas Gerais where she remains today, being the oldest aircraft carrier still in service.  

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Displacement: 75,000 tons

Speed: 35 knots 

Propulsion: 410,135 HP

Primary Armament: 4x2 457mm BL 18inch Mk.I

Secondary Armament: 6x2 QF 5.25inch

Armor: 350mm belt armor, 127mm deck armor, 152mm conning tower, 457mm turret face armor, 152mm turret top armor, 

 

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Powerful Class Heavy Cruiser

 

In late 1938, with war on the horizon, the horizon the Admiralty was seeing the situation in the Royal Navy's heavy cruiser force as dire, while the excellent Town Class light cruisers were nearing completion no similar heavy cruiser was in being built. Concerns about the viability of the County Class were growing and thus plans were drawn up for a new heavy cruiser that would be able to fight any cruiser in existence at the time, including the German panzerschiffe of the Deutschland Class. In August 1939 the first two members of the Powerful Class would be laid down, HMS Powerful and HMS Terrible. The third HMS Mighty would be laid down in early 1940, and the final HMS Awful laid down in late 1940. Weighing nearly 20,000 tons and carrying a battery of 12 9.2 Inch guns, they were the largest heavy cruisers built during the war.

 

HMS Powerful was commissioned into the fleet in February 1941, along with the new battlecruiser HMS Fisher. She would head a squadron of HMS Suffolk and HMS Norfolk in locating the German battleship Bismarck. Following the sinking of Bismarck she would spend the remainder of 1941 escorting convoys. In 1942 she would be involved in operations off the Bay of Biscay where she would engage in a brief gun duel with German battleship Scharnhorst taking only light damage and inflicting the same on the German battleship. She would spend the remainder of 1942 and early 1943 in the Mediterranean, where she would sink the Italian light cruisers, Luigi Cadorna and Eugenio di Savoia. However on July 17th 1943, while off the coast of Italy she would be struck by a German Fritz X bomb launched by a Heinkel 111 bomber, despite the best efforts of the crew they were forced to abandon ship and scuttle her as the damage was far too extensive. 

 

HMS Terrible was commissioned into the fleet in May 1941, too late to accompany her sister on the hunt for Bismarck. She would later join her sister on operations off the Bay of Biscay and than in the Mediterranean. Following the surrender of Italy she would return to convoy escorting before heading to the Pacific in early 1944. While leading a squadron of two Town class light cruisers off the coast of Sumatra they would encounter the Japanese super cruiser, Azuma. During the battle, HMS Sheffield would be lost and HMS Glasgow forced to withdraw after taking heavy damage. HMS Terrible would duel the Japanese super cruiser for longer but was also forced to withdraw after a devastating salvo from Azuma's 310mm guns though she had inflicted similar damage to the Japan super cruiser. After some makeshift repairs in Bombay she would have to be towed all the back to Portsmouth where she spend the remainder of the war undergoing repairs. When her repairs were finished in 1946 she rejoined the fleet and would be retained in the post war fleet, serving as flagship in the Royal Navy's cruiser squadron until she was decommissioned in 1960 and scrapped soon after. 

 

HMS Mighty would be commissioned into the fleet in March 1942 and would spend the remainder of that year escorting convoys. Following the loss of her sistership HMS Powerful, she would head to the Mediterranean to reinforce Royal Navy forces their. She narrowly avoided the fate of her sistership when a Fritz X bomb narrowly missed her in November 1943. She would join her sistership HMS Terrible in the Pacific though would miss the duel with Japanese super cruiser Azuma as she was leading a separate squadron where they encountered Japanese light cruiser Noshiro and some escorting destroyers, after a brief duel the Noshiro would be sunk with Mighty barely dodging a long lance. This double string of luck greatly increased moral amongst the crew who saw the ship as lucky. This lucky would continue when off the coast of Okinawa she would barely avoid several Kamikaze strikes. Following the end of the war she was sold to the Royal Canadian Navy where she would be renamed HMCS Canada and serve as flagship for the Canadian fleet until she was decommissioned in 1968 and sold for scrap.

 

HMS Awful would be commissioned in December 1942 mainly doing convoy duties at first. 1943 would be a quiet year for her as she mainly escorted convoys. 1944 however would be more active for her, as she faced a Kriegsmarine squadron of heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen and light cruiser Seydlitz. She would sink Seydlitz but took a torpedo from Prinz Eugen and was force to withdraw, Prinz Eugen once again escaping the Royal Navy's reach. She would spend the remainder of the war undergoing repair. When the war ended and while still under repair she was sold to Royal Australian Navy being renamed HMAS Australia and serving as flag ship for the Australian Fleet until the 1970s. When she was decommissioned she was nearly sold to the scrappers but a public fundraising campaign managed to save her and she was turned into a museum ship where she remains to this day in Sydney Harbor.

 

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Displacement: 19,500 tons

Speed: 33 knots

Primary Armament: 4x3 BL 9.2inch Mk.X 

Secondary Armament: 8x2 QF 4.5inch Mk.V

Armor: 203mm main belt, 127mm deck armor, 152mm conning tower, 230mm turret face armor, 102mm turret top armor

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 "The squadron flagship went down around 13:30 or so, and shortly thereafter the Rear Admiral, Light Forces came alongside aboard the torpedo boat TB.43 in order to transfer his flag.  The Rear Admiral was brought aboard Caernarvon with little incident."

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