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Tater-SW-
07-31-2004, 11:43 AM
I'll put merchant ships in here. I'll throw some random types in, but will try for more common types (look at the lists of known named ships, I picked those with many names since a lot of my pages have single ships on them, not a class). Note that some of the japanese hulls shown are actually from other countries, bought or captured by them. Such ships can be used for a number of countries (as the C-47 is the Li-2, japanese tabby, brit skytrain, etc).

JAPANESE SHIPS
http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/merch_ID_system.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/jap_merch_vessels.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/common_types.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/14MKFM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/15MKFKM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/daisin_maru_1.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/23MFM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/24MFM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/30MFM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/38MFM.jpg
This type is British, so it could be used for Japan, and Commonwealth shipping (the US might have used a few as well).


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/46MKMF.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/55MKMFK.jpg



US LIBERTY SHIP
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h98000/h98700.jpg


US VICTORY SHIP
http://www.usmm.org/victory.jpg


http://www.usmm.org/victorycross.jpg


tater

Tater-SW-
07-31-2004, 11:43 AM
I'll put merchant ships in here. I'll throw some random types in, but will try for more common types (look at the lists of known named ships, I picked those with many names since a lot of my pages have single ships on them, not a class). Note that some of the japanese hulls shown are actually from other countries, bought or captured by them. Such ships can be used for a number of countries (as the C-47 is the Li-2, japanese tabby, brit skytrain, etc).

JAPANESE SHIPS
http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/merch_ID_system.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/jap_merch_vessels.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/common_types.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/14MKFM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/15MKFKM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/daisin_maru_1.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/23MFM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/24MFM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/30MFM.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/38MFM.jpg
This type is British, so it could be used for Japan, and Commonwealth shipping (the US might have used a few as well).


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/46MKMF.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/55MKMFK.jpg



US LIBERTY SHIP
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h98000/h98700.jpg


US VICTORY SHIP
http://www.usmm.org/victory.jpg


http://www.usmm.org/victorycross.jpg


tater

Tater-SW-
07-31-2004, 12:22 PM
USN AP

AP-21
http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/092202105.jpg


AP(A)-37
http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/100303701.jpg


USN AK

AK-46
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/img/AK/AK-46_Pleiades.gif


tater

Tater-SW-
08-01-2004, 12:53 AM
http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/merchant_armament.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/armed_frieghter.jpg
Note the tarps, this is really typical of ships operating in the tropics.


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/merchant_camo.jpg


tater

Tater-SW-
08-02-2004, 09:17 AM
http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/USN_AKA.jpg



http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/USN_miscAK.jpg


tater

Tater-SW-
08-03-2004, 07:33 AM
Victory ships:

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/116liberty_victory_ships/116images/116img2bh.jpg


http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/patrick_henry.jpg

tater

Flydutch
08-06-2004, 06:46 AM
A lot of these interstingpictures seem to be Pre-War or Pre Commision Photos since it is unlikly that these would be not painted gray or camo colours.

During War outside Neutral teriority waters any thing moving would be a target for U-boat or Aircraft. (Even sailling Yachts)

Tater-SW-
08-06-2004, 07:55 AM
I'm not sure about the paint job the japanese applied to these vessels after the beginning of hostilities. The pictures are likely from a number of prewar sources including insurance records at Lloyd's. I'll have to see if I can dig up an pictures of some ships being sunk that show an obvious pattern to their paint jobs.

Yet another reason why it'd sure be nice for players to be able to skin ships. <G>

tater

One13
08-06-2004, 01:14 PM
Thanks for posting this stuff Tater, lets hope the damage modelling is better in PF so you can skip-bomb with a longer than 0 sec delay.

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Andrew OC
08-07-2004, 01:48 AM
Did you know that:
In the German Happy Days of WW2, a victory ship could be built in ONE WEEK. (Shell, Engines, Superstructure, funnel).

Ill go and check that now to make sure!

Tater-SW-
08-07-2004, 09:01 AM
Yep. Did you know that the US built more merchant tonnage in the first few months of 1943 than Japan built from 1937-45?

tater

Tater-SW-
08-08-2004, 11:15 AM
japanese
http://members.spinn.net/~merrick/Stuff/11_MKFMK.jpg
Note the conversion to a hospital ship, complete with periscope picture.

Note that in all the ONI pictures the scale bar is 100 feet, with 25ft tick marks. Near each picture is a letter, A, B, or C---under the scale bar, or lower right below a plan view if there is one. This relates to the quality of the information in the guide.

A is really good prewar info from Lloyd's, etc.

B is limited source material, some details may be wrong.

C is very limited source material, outlines believed to be generally correct but proportions and details cannot be trusted.

tater

[This message was edited by Tater-SW- on Sun August 08 2004 at 10:24 AM.]

VF8_Doc
08-25-2004, 06:19 PM
~~S~~ All!

Mr. Tater,

It may take me a while, but I could scan some pictures I have of Japanese shipping during the war.

I've purchased several books to research the history of my virtual aquadron's namesake from the war, one of them being the ship's account of their actions from November 1943-November 1944.

E-mail me at VF-8_Doc@mchsi.com if you're interested.

Doc