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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 21st, 2021, 12:50 am
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S-class destroyer

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The S class destroyers, originally built during the Great War, were still in service with Wesmere into the 1340s. With the stunted industry that came about during Wesmere's post-Great War revolution that transformed it from an empire to a smaller confederacy, there was a lack of ability for the navy to properly modernize itself as the years went on. For this reason the Ss were not completely replaced and still remained in use right up until the invasion of the country in 1342, where vessels like the WCS Starlet were exiled and forced to rebase in one of Wesmere's colonial territories or in Antara.

Starlet in particular formed part of Force D, based in Navarette Naval Base, Antara. Force D still maintained its independence from the Antarans and sortied to raid supply convoys bound for Alcamba. Starlet was one of several escorts, with the force itself made up of four cruisers and a singular battleship. Starlet met her in 1345 after being torpedoed by U-142 in port.

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Displacement - 1200 tonnes standard
Speed - 32 knots (1343)
Range - 6000 nm at 14 knots
Main battery - 4xI 105mm/45 (as built), 4xI 120mm/45 (
Torpedoes - 2xIII 533mm (as built)

Ships in class

Sabre - sunk in surface action, 1342
Seawolf - scrapped, 1338
Starlet - torpedoed, 1345
Stalwart - sunk by aircraft, 1346
Steadfast - sunk in surface action, 1342
Striker - torpedoed, 1344
Seraph - scrapped, 1349

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 21st, 2021, 10:17 pm
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Looks great! Destroyers are always nice :P

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 22nd, 2021, 12:17 pm
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Thx!

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 23rd, 2021, 7:39 pm
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Added some more subchasers to my subchaser page.

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 24th, 2021, 9:51 am
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More very nice additions, great work, the S-class destroyer looks particularly fine.

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 25th, 2021, 11:56 pm
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I appreciate the comments, Hood :D

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 28th, 2021, 6:56 pm
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Maizono-class light cruiser

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The Maizono class cruisers where launched in 1317, a year after the start of the Great War, and were designed under the expectation that Antara was to be a part of the war. As such, the class was produced in greater numbers than previous cruisers and a greater tonnage to put it ahead of contemporary light cruisers. Maizono was well armed for her type, but poorly armoured and her she underperformed in terms of expected speed, but still managing a highly respectable 35 knots.

All six members of the class saw action in the Great War, with Lamberg, Lucetta, Maizono and Dalmond forming part of the scout contingent in the Battle of Hampton Island. Dalmond was torpedoed by destroyers of the Wesmeric 7th Destroyer Flotilla and went down with all hands. Lucetta and Maizono claimed one destroyer.

After the war, the Maizonos would remain in service for at least 30 more years. The class was modernized in the late 20s, complete with floatplane handling facilities and an updated fire control and main battery. In accordance with the ENT, Antara disarmed and mothballed all but Maizono and Darlington in 1336 in order to make room for more modern cruisers. Due to budget constraints, the navy could not build any dedicated training ships for its officer academies, instead they returned Lamberg, Lucetta and Monroe City from mothballing and set aside a section of the budget to bring them into active service even if unarmed. This however was only done in 1339 when the government had begun to predict the start of a new war. In 1340, Lucetta, Lamberg and Monroe City underwent modernization and conversion to training ships, however they were also capable of combat if need be.

Shortly after the outbreak of war in 1342, Maizono was the first to be sunk - in the Colonet port by Ilyanoran aircraft. The other remaining vessels were more fortunate and were stationed elsewhere. In 1346, Lamberg and Darlington were converted to air defense carrier escorts and were the only remaining vessels by that point. Given their age, both ships were promptly disposed of after the war.

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Specifications:

Tonnage - 7600 tonnes standard
Speed - 36 knots (designed), 34.7 knots (actual)
Range - 11 000nm at 12 knots
Main battery - 8xI 152mm/45
Torpedoes - 2xIII 533mm
Armor - 50mm belt, 25mm extended belt, 50mm gun mounts, 100mm conning tower, 25mm decks

Ships in Class

Maizono - sunk by aircraft, 1342. Raised and scrapped, 1347
Darlington - sunk as target practice, 1351
Dalmond - torpedoed, 1319
Monroe City - sunk in surface action, 1345
Lucetta - sunk by aircraft, 1342. Raised and scrapped, 1347
Lamberg - scrapped, 1350

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 29th, 2021, 11:40 pm
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Great work as always :) Looking forward to see what else is in store ;)

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: January 30th, 2021, 12:18 am
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Danke danke!

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Post subject: Re: Antara 2.5Posted: February 6th, 2021, 7:18 pm
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Cager-class fast minelayer

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The Cager class minelayers were an experimental dedicated minelaying vessel based on experience from the Great War. Based on the Chiaki class destroyers, the Cagers had a sleek hull and a fair 30 knots of speed and we were decently armed for their role. During the Great War, Antara's converted minelayers were usually too slow and vulnerable. The vessel's speed would allow them to mine zones in Antara's inner seas which were often active combat zones in wartime. In service the Cagers were regarded is being subpar seaboats as well as being far too cramped. Both vessels were sunk in action in late 1342.

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Ships in Class

Cager - torpedoed by submarine, 1342
Trapper - sunk in surface action, 1342

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