I have many interests and find many things curious: books, board games, scale models, history and miniatures, to name just a few. As I acquire knowledge and materials I will share these curious pronouncements with you. If you can find the time, please share your curiosities with us.
Heavy Cruiser, (Imperial Japanese Navy), commissioned 1929
The Haguro played a major role in the conquest of the East
Indies and in the Battle of the Java Sea, where she helped defeat the combined
fleet of American, British and Dutch navies.
Destroyer, (Imperial Japanese Navy), commissioned 1942
Terutsuki led a short and eventful life. The Terutsuki
fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal was sunk by the US PT boat in the same
submarine, (Imperial Japanese Navy), commissioned 1941
The B1-class submarine was large enough to carry a seaplane
in a small hanger on its deck. A B1-class submarine was dispatched to the
Oregon coast during WWII to drop incendiary bombs on an Oregon forest.
G4MI “Betty”, Mitsubishi
, (Imperial Japanese Navy), introduced 1941
The G4MI was the Japanese Navy, primary land-based, naval
attack plane. G4MI “Betties” took part in the attack on Clark filed in the
Philippians. Later the Betty was used for torpedo attacks at Guadalcanal.
USS Montpelier (CL57) Clevland-Class Light Cruiser, commissioned 1943
The USS Montpelier served as the flagship of CruDiv under
Rear Admiral A. S. Merril. The Montpelier saw action in the battle of Solomon
USS Taylor (DD 468) Fletcher-class Destroyer, commissioned 1942
The USS Taylor also saw action during the battle of Solomon
Island. The USS Taylor went on to sink three enemy submarines and earned
sixteen battle stars during WWII.
N-Class Destroyer (Australia),commissioned 1941
HMAS Nizam was paid for by Ali Osman Khan, the ruler of
Indian state of Hyberabad. Although the HMAS
Nizam saw some action in the Pacific, she saw most of her action in the Mediterranean.