The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 16 May 2010 13:09

Greetings!

A hint (see below)

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 17 May 2010 20:01

A bit clearer hint... :)

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 19 May 2010 19:29

Greetings!

I did not think my question will be so hard to answer... :?
Next hint...

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 24 May 2010 20:30

Greetings!
Well, another hint: this ship was sunk by the former allies of her country (although at that time this country also ceased to exist).

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 25 May 2010 18:47

OK. I've almost given up. :roll:
So, let's guess not the ship, but at least any of two persons whose photos were posted by me as hints (bearded one, of course, is much more well-known) :)

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Sewer King » 25 May 2010 21:03

The photos are those of
  • -- Tsar Nicholas II in yachting dress at Cowes in Britain c. 1910, and
    -- policeman Tsuda Sanzo, who had nearly killed then-Tsarevich Nicholas,
during the prince's visit to Japan in 1891, in what is called the Ōtsu Incident. Is it still uncertain what led Tsuda to do this?

I could not track down the ship, but mistakenly thought at first that she was Japan's first ironclad Kōtetsu, originally Confederate States ironclad ram CSS Stonewall. The CSA no longer existed by that time as per your clue, but she would not have been connected to the Ōtsu Incident.

Was this then the Russian warship that the wounded Tsarevich Nicholas was taken on board?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 26 May 2010 19:05

Hello!
Yes, well done! :D
Sewer King wrote:Was this then the Russian warship that the wounded Tsarevich Nicholas was taken on board?
And the same ship that brought him to Japan - armoured cruiser Pamiat Azova. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cr ... miat_Azova
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Sewer King » 27 May 2010 20:24

Thanks Aleks,

I had first learned of the Otsu Incident more than 30 years ago in reading Robert Massie's biography Nicholas and Alexandra. Although much has been learned since that book came out, I think it was an introduction for many about the last Tsar, especially after its film version in 1971. As Massie told it, it was thought that Tsuda had mistakenly taken some offense from the Tsarevich at a shrine, but this was not sure.

The Emperor Meiji was deeply dismayed at this, what a turn of history it might have been had Nicholas been killed.

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An odd question: What were the ships in the following reported incident?
  • A US submarine torpedoed a Japanese warship and, instead of sinking it thus, accidentally saved a number of its crewmen.
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Mostlyharmless » 28 May 2010 02:07

That has to be Nautilus and Kaga at Midway.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Sewer King » 29 May 2010 04:32

Mostlyharmless is mostlycorrect, again.
  • Is the account of Kaga survivors rafting on Nautilus' broken torpedo parts known from anywhere else but Fuchida Mitsuo's book Midway: the Battle that Doomed Japan?

    Wasn't Nautilus credited with Kaga's sinking at first? Although even if her torpedoes had detonated, the carrier was mortally damaged already with her position given away by the smoke of her burning. It would not have compared to I-168 sinking the Yorktown, which was much closer to being saved despite her earlier torpedo damage.
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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Mostlyharmless » 29 May 2010 21:25

Sewer King wrote:Is the account of Kaga survivors rafting on Nautilus' broken torpedo parts known from anywhere else but Fuchida Mitsuo's book Midway: the Battle that Doomed Japan?
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I think that he may have told someone aboard Missouri http://www.usnwc.edu/getattachment/612a ... ee-Whopper.

For an easy question, which was the first of the ships which had been commissioned as battleships in the IJN to be sunk during WW2?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 30 May 2010 12:05

Hello, Mostlyharmless!

IMHO, this is submarine tender/repair ship (ex-battleship) Asahi sunk by American submarine USS Salmon on 25 May 1942.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by Mostlyharmless » 01 Jun 2010 10:29

Correct Aleks! Over to you.

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 01 Jun 2010 20:12

Thanks!
What event is shown at this photo?

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Re: The official AHF Japan at War quiz thread

Post by AVV » 03 Jun 2010 19:24

Greetings!

Well, my questions seem to be rather difficult... :?
So, a hint.

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