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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:22 am 
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I have noticed a somewhat sparse offerings for the Early-war Auxiliaries, both of the USN, her allies, and those of the Axis.

This hopefully will begin to amass the information needed for either scratch-building these ships, or to promote the construction of a kit (resin or otherwise).

The Patoka-class included the following ships:

USS Patoka (AO-9)
USS Sapelo (AO-11)
USS Ramapo (AO-12)
USS Trinity (AO-13)
USS Rappidan (AO-18)
USS Salinas (AO-19)
USS Sepulga (AO-20)
USS Tippecanoe (AO-21)

The Alameda-class Oilers included the following ships:

USS Alameda (AO-10)
USS Laramie (AO-16)

The Kaweah-class included the following ships:

USS Kaweah (AO-15)
USS Mattole (AO-17)

I have seen some sources group the Alameda and Kaweah-classes into a single class.

I have tried to see if anyone makes any of these, but have yet find anything but a Loose Canon version of the USS Patoka in 1/700 (which I happen to like), BUT which is of the ship outfitted with the tower for mooring Blimps and Dirigibles.

I don't know how reliable it is, but the site Pacific War Online - Patoka-class Oilers says that they were not generally equipped for underway Replenishment, making them one of the few classes not so equipped (the same site says that the Kanawha-class, which is slightly older that the Patoka-class, did have UnRep capabilities, due to being 4 to 5 knots faster.

I would not even know where to begin to find blueprints for most. Floating Drydock has plans for the USS Rappidan (AO-18), for 1941, which would be a start for the other ships in the class (assuming sources could be found to differentiate them).

But.... I figured that if these ships are going to get any attention, they needed to be at least included in a CASF thread.

Never mind that the Cimarron-class doesn't seem to have a thread either.

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1/700 (All Fall 1942):
HIJMS Nagara
HIJMS Aoba & Kinugasa
USS San Francisco
USS Helena
USS St. Louis
USS Laffey & Farenholt
HIJMS Sub-Chasers No. 4 - 7
HIJMS Sub-Chasers No. 13 - 16


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Loose Canon makes a Patoka, but it's pre-war with the airship mast. During the war, though, the base of the mast was retained and a 20mm gun platform added on top, among other things. I assume you could use that kit with photos and/or plans to make the others in the class.

I don't know if any of the others have been done yet.


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Mike C wrote:
Loose Canon makes a Patoka, but it's pre-war with the airship mast. During the war, though, the base of the mast was retained and a 20mm gun platform added on top, among other things. I assume you could use that kit with photos and/or plans to make the others in the class.

I don't know if any of the others have been done yet.


I pointed out the Patoka from Loose Cannon.

The Trick here is beginning to assemble some sources and references for the various ships.

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1/700 (All Fall 1942):
HIJMS Nagara
HIJMS Aoba & Kinugasa
USS San Francisco
USS Helena
USS St. Louis
USS Laffey & Farenholt
HIJMS Sub-Chasers No. 4 - 7
HIJMS Sub-Chasers No. 13 - 16


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My mistake for skimming. Sorry.

As far as the others go, I might do more if I can get my Cuyama class ships finished.


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USS TRINITY (AO-13) definitely conducted unreps during the Java Campaign with the old flushdeckers, but I do not know if she was designed for this, or if they had jury-rigged a system for it. But, she did do it--initially, I believe, with ALDEN on Jan. 19, 1942, at a speed of 10kts.


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