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  1. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    @Linkaex the last of the 2 Zeven Provinciën class cruisers under the Peruvian navy(Almirante Grau) got decomissioned last year: 26 September 2017 so if WG really wants to they could use her as the first prem for the Dutch and at the exact same time for Peru like the Boise and Nueve de Julio.
  2. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    Once again have reworked most of the Tech tree (July-27-2018) if there are any question for some of the placements just ask always happy to try and answer them as fast as possible
  3. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    Hope people find this interresting. During February 1940, apparently for the first time since the preliminary design had been drawn up in July 1939, serious attention was given to the idea of placing the side armor externally rather than internally. So far, the detailed design drawings that can be located all gave the main belt in an internal position. However, according to a note dated 23 February 1940, the design drawing on this matter with external side armor was completed on that date. The final decision in this matter was postponed to study the outcome of a visit to Italy and the results of further talks with the Germans during February through April 1940. Factfinding mission to Italy The Dutch delegation visited the battleship Vitterio Veneto but were not allowed on board the Roma which was still under construction. The important result of this visit was that it was felt necessary to completely redesign the inner subdivision of Project 1047. The findings of the visit to Italy and further consultation with the Germans were discussed in project meetings during March and April 1940 in Holland, representatives of the Naval Construction Department and of the I.v.S. taking part. Unfortunately, only shorthand pencil notes appear to survive from these meetings, which can no longer be fully interpreted. However, the following points were noted: (a) The central longitudinal bulkhead between the engine rooms was to be eliminated. (b) The Italian suggestion to heighten the double bottom was considered very valid especially with regard to the expected threat of future magnetic torpedoes and some thought was given to the possibility of adding a second double bottom at 3 meters from the baseline (keel) with 25mm armor. However, it was found that the relatively shallow draft of the vessel would not permit this. so they didnt fully copy the Italian inderwaterscheme i think?. i posted this link in the mai post on this topic but ill just post it again for the one finding it easier to acces it: http://www.netherlandsnavy.nl/Special_battlecruiser.htm
  4. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    Agreed also whats you'r opinion of the Tech Tree i made and if there are things like information you miss or anything else
  5. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    its not that i say that they dont belong in the game, in fact i welcome all nations that had a navy in to the game, the other thing is more as for some national pride as for Nations that where ''more'' active in the era that the ships in WoWs are based on.(and yes everything is far better then the Pan-Asian Tech tree ) the thing that i just wish for this year is for a Dutch prem to be implented for the time if i sounded in i way that i wouldn't welcome nations like the South-American ones than i apologize for that didn't mean it in such a way everyone deserves to have their navies represented in a game like this even when the ships were first from other nations or not.
  6. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    The thoughts that a South-American ship is gonna be in game at some point triggered me massively, but at the exact same time its easier for WG is that they have the ships mostly ingame so its understandable. that such a thing as this makes me want a prem this year for the Royal Netherlands even more.
  7. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    I would say that WG could use one of the T6 Eendracht/Zeven Provinciën class ships as most people find it more usable as a ''starting'' ship. and always good to hear other peoples thoughts
  8. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    Hey everyone made an compleet overhaul of the Tech Tree to try and make it a bit more workable here are the changes Cruisers CL&CAs (Kinsbergen is now T1 and putted T2 Holland cruiser gelderland and Swapped the T6 and T7) T1 Van Kinsbergen T2 Holland-class cruiser (gelderland) T3 Java T4 Tromp T5 De Ruyter T6 Eendracht class 10x150 mm L/53 bofors (later called Zeven Provinciën class) T7 Zeven Provinsiën(Eendracht class) final completion after ww2 with 8x152mm bofors and more tonnage T8 16.000 ton cruiser T9 project 1047 T10 project 323 Destroyers added Wolf to the branch and switched the Callenburgh classes (T6, 7 and T8) and added the Holland and Friesland Class destroyers. T2 Wolf T3 ??? maybe Refit of the Wolf class with better torp launchers T4 Admiralen class 1st group(III53 British torps) T5 Admiralen class 2nd group(better AA and IV53 British torps faster then the ones before ) T6 Gerard Callenburgh-Class initial design T7 ZH-1 Ex Callenburgh (way more AA) T8 Isaac Sweers (Callenburgh finalized by the british) T9 Holland Class T10 Friesland Class Battleships this branch as silver ships removed or moved T3 Preliminary Krupp-Germania Design (project 743) T4 Krupp Germania Design March 1913 (Project 753) T5 Krupp Germania four gun - turret design 1913(2x4 343mm) Prems (poeple will find these intergated into the branches) T4 Jacob van Heemskerck (10 x 10,2 cm Mk XVI* in Mk XIX mountings R.P.C.51 5 x 2) T6 KH1 (Eendracht 12 x 150 mm L/55 C/28) T4 Germania Werft design 803 (Project 1914) T5/6 Project 1047 T6/7 project 323 T4 Karel Doorman (R81) Niarana-class T6 HNLMS Karel Doorman (R81) Colossus-class if people know an suitable T3 destroyer feel free to give a comment about it.
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  10. fairnes

    @Pahtriac Actually, the Type 1940s(aka T-61) were designed around existing Dutch machinery and were to be built in Dutch shipyards, other than that they were German designs. So really, the only thing truly Dutch about the T-61 is her powerplant. and yes it would be nice to have at least 1 prem of the Royal Netherlands Navy ingame and there are better option for a premium ship for that matter. and example the Zeven Provinciën-class (also called Eendracht-class). I even know at least of 3 different armament loadouts (1 the germans helped with as for the specs) and there are many more
  11. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    @Mayham07 that T5 BB maybe wouldn't be a thing in irl but in this game everything is possible
  12. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    No problem and dont forget you can edit your post/reply(bottom right)
  13. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    If im missing other good captains or generals feel free to suggest them ship suggestions are welcome as well
  14. Fan made Dutch Navy tech tree

    There are also 2 special captain suggestion i have: Here is the 1st one i nominate: Karel Willem Frederik Marie Doorman Born Utrecht April 23, 1889 - Died on board light cruiser De Ruyter February 28, 1942 Although Karel Doorman was the son of an army officer, he joined the officer's course at the Naval Institute in 1906, which he completed successfully four years later. After some years in the Netherlands East Indies, he returned to Holland to become one of the pioneers in Dutch naval aviation. He earned his wings in 1915, and what followed was a turbulent period at the naval airfield De Kooy until 1921, during which he survived 33 emergency landings. Then, he went to the High Naval Academy to study the art of naval warfare. He was sent out to the NEI for the last time in 1937, where he became the Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Service during the last prewar years. Being an aviator himself, he understood the value of a well-trained and well-equipped Naval Air Service (the correct Dutch term is Marine Luchtvaartdienst, or MLD) and under his command, the MLD became just that.In June 1940, he was given command of the Netherlands East Indies Seagoing Squadron, which normally included the bulk of the Dutch surface fleet. Although a neglected dysentery started to play up shortly before the start of the Pacific War, he retained command and was also given command of the Combined Striking Force on February 3, 1942. The idea was to use this scratch-collection of Dutch, American, British and Australian warships to attack and destroy Japanese invasion convoys. During the month of February, the force made a number of sorties, which were usually unsuccessful due to Japanese aerial intervention. It only came to blows during the Battle of Badung Strait, when a numerically superior Allied Force attacked four Japanese destroyers and a transport, unfortunately without much success. In return, the Japanese managed to sink the destroyer Piet Hein and damage several other ships.After this battle, it was clear that the next step would be the invasion of Java island. In compliance with Admiral Helfrich's orders, Doorman continued to sweep the Java sea with his force, until the Japanese invasion fleet was finally sighted on February 27. Although the two forces were more or less equal in terms of strength, the Allied were handicapped by the lack of a good communication system, aerial reconnaissance and rest during the past few months. Both the light cruisers Java and Doorman's flagship, De Ruyter were hit and sunk by torpedoes, taking a heavy toll among the exhausted crews. It is believed Doorman, his staff and De Ruyter's commanding officer, Commander E.E.B. Lacomblé chose to remain on board as the cruiser sank.In honor of Admiral Doorman, the only two Dutch aircraft carriers and lastly, a new frigate were named after him. In addition, he was one of only persons who were made Knights in the Military Order of William 3rd class. Rank Midshipman 1st class August 24, 1910 Lieutenant August 24, 1912 Lieutenant-Commander November 1, 1920 Commander February 1, 1933 Captain September 6, 1937 Rear-Admiral May 16, 1940 Postings Coastal defence ship Hr.Ms. Tromp and Hr.Ms. De Ruyter 1910 - 1913 Light cruiser Hr.Ms. Noord Brabant April, 1914 - 1915 Pilot Instructor 1916 - 1917 Commanding Officer, Naval Airbase De Mok August 18, 1917 First Officer, Naval Airfield De Kooy 1920 Commanding Officer, Naval Airfield De Kooy 1920 - 1921 Student Netherlands Naval War College November 2, 1921 - 1923 Staff Officer, Ministry of Navy, Weltevreden (Java) 1923 - 1926 Gunnery Officer, coastal defence ship Hr.Ms. Zeven Provinciën May 14, 1926 - January, 1928 Head MLD Technical Department, The Hague March 12, 1928 - July 14, 1928 First Officer, Naval Airfield De Kooy July 14, 1928 - November 2, 1931 Commanding Officer, minelayer Hr.Ms. Prins van Oranje 1932 Commanding Officer, destroyer Hr.Ms. Witte de With 1933 Commanding Officer, destroyer Hr.Ms. Evertsen and Group Destroyers 1 1934 Chief of Staff, Den Helder naval base June, 1934 - September 4, 1937 Commanding Officer, light cruiser Hr.Ms. Sumatra October 25, 1937 - June 15, 1938 Commanding Officer, light cruiser Hr.Ms. Java June 15, 1938 - August 13, 1938 Commanding Officer, Naval Air Service NEI August 17 1938 - May 5, 1940 Commanding Officer, NEI Squadron June 17, 1940 - February 27, 1942 Commanding Officer, Combined Striking Force February 3, 1942 - February 27, 1942 Awards Dutch: Knight in the Military Order of William (MWO.3) Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion (NL) Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau (ON.4) Service Medal for naval officers, for 30 years' of service (XXX) Mobilization Cross 1914-1918 (Mk) Foreign: Silver Cross 5th class, Order Virtuti Militairi (Poland) And the Second special captain i nominate is: Captain Willem Harmsen Born Amersfoort June 14, 1893 - Died October 23, 1970 Captain Willem Harmsen is perhaps the personification of Dutch Navy fighting men of World War II. At the outbreak of war in May 1940, he was deputy head of the personnel department at the Ministry of Defence in The Hague. He offered his services to the Naval Staff that day, and performed a variety of duties during the following days at the naval headquarters in The Hague. On May 13, he left for Den Helder together with three other officers, to offer their services to Rear-Admiral Jolles. Even though Harmsen was appointed as the new Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Station De Mok, the party left for Britain in a small cutter normally used to pick up torpedoes during exercises. They arrived safely in Britain the next day.Following the reorganization in 1940, Harmsen was appointed head of the personnel department, a function which he performed until his appointment as Commanding Officer of the destroyer Hr.Ms. Campbeltown, an old American destroyer given to Britain in 1940. This ship was primarily engaged in escorting convoys on the Atlantic. During the brief period this ship was part of the R.N.N., it served with distinction, especially when salvage parties managed to save the Norwegian tanker Vinga, which, according to the Captain (Destroyers) in Liverpool, could be attributed to "very good seamanship as well as iron determination" displayed by captain and crew.In December 1941, Harmsen took over the brand new destroyer Isaac Sweers from Commander Houtsmuller, which had already distinguished herself during convoy runs in the Mediterranean and the Battle off Cape Bon. Harmsen continued to add new feats to an already excellent record. In January 1942, the ship saved almost the entire crew from the stricken British destroyer HMS Gurkha, despite the fact that the latter was almost entirely ablaze. Isaac Sweers had an untimely demise as the German U-boat U-431 put two torpedoes into her during the invasion of North Africa (Operation Torch). Harmsen survived, but was badly burned on face and chest, and spent the next months recovering from his injuries. After his recovery, he commanded the cruiser Jacob van Heemskerck, which saw service in the Indian Ocean and later in the Mediterranean. Ranks Sublieutenant July 31, 1915 Lieutenant July 31, 1917 Lieutenant-Commander February 4, 1926 Commander April 1, 1938 Captain June 1, 1942 Retired April 1, 1946 Postings Head, Personnel department, Defence Dpt., The Hague May 10, 1940 Head, Personnel department, Naval Staff, London May 14, 1940 - January 1, 1941 Commanding Officer, destroyer Hr.Ms. Campbeltown January 17, 1941 - October 15, 1941 Commanding Officer, destroyer Hr.Ms. Isaac Sweers December 30, 1941 - November 13, 1942 Commanding Officer, cruiser Hr.Ms. Jacob van Heemskerck April 30, 1943 - May 27, 1944 Commanding Officer, Naval Forces Rotterdam May 5, 1945 - April 1, 1946 Awards Dutch: Bronze Cross (by Royal Decree No.6 of July 13, 1944) (BK) Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau (ON.4) Mobilization Cross 1914-1918 (Mk) War Remembrance Cross with 2 bars (OHK.2) Service Cross for naval officers, for 30 years' of service (XXX) Foreign: Mentioned in Dispatches (Great Britain) (MID) Knight in the Order of the Crown of Italy (Italy) (IK.5)