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    Japanese Small Craft and Merchant Shipping Types

    This includes many ship types below 1000 gross tons displacement.


    Great overview shot of the typical small cargo carriers.





    MILITARY LANDING CRAFT and BARGES:























    LUGGERS:











    SEA TRUCKS:

    LARGE STEEL TYPES:
    FTD - "Fox Tare Dog"




    (note that many of these larger types are named, and a picture exists of all prewar named ships in my manual (much taken from Lloyds' records, I belive)!)


    SCS - "Sugar Charlie Sugar":






    SAS - "Sugar Able Sugar"



    SBS - "Sugar Baker Sugar"



    WOODEN SEA TRUCKS (SD - "Sugar Dog"):












    JUNKS:



    FISHING and UTILITY VESSELS (many converted to wartime use, some as combatants):


















    SMALL COMBATANTS:


















    RIVER GUNBOATS

    A river gunboat with 6 vessels in its class.

    tater

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    Japanese Small Craft and Merchant Shipping Types

    This includes many ship types below 1000 gross tons displacement.


    Great overview shot of the typical small cargo carriers.





    MILITARY LANDING CRAFT and BARGES:























    LUGGERS:











    SEA TRUCKS:

    LARGE STEEL TYPES:
    FTD - "Fox Tare Dog"




    (note that many of these larger types are named, and a picture exists of all prewar named ships in my manual (much taken from Lloyds' records, I belive)!)


    SCS - "Sugar Charlie Sugar":






    SAS - "Sugar Able Sugar"



    SBS - "Sugar Baker Sugar"



    WOODEN SEA TRUCKS (SD - "Sugar Dog"):












    JUNKS:



    FISHING and UTILITY VESSELS (many converted to wartime use, some as combatants):


















    SMALL COMBATANTS:


















    RIVER GUNBOATS

    A river gunboat with 6 vessels in its class.

    tater

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    With Toy ships like this it is no wonder that the cal 50. can kill ships ~
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    Note that the ONI definition of lugger is hugely different than what I had read before. Sea Trucks have motors and sometimes sails, luggers do not require sails, either, and it looks like the sail is typically down (including the nmast), at least in USN nomenclature.

    I will add ONI 208-J pictures at the top of the thread, if I post any images down here they will be combat pictures (I'll probably police up all the cool skip bombing and strafing pics from other thread and check 'em in here at some point.

    I have 621 PAGES of this stuff on merchant shipping alone on CD now. The above are only small craft. Larger ships have a page for each named ship, or class.

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    This explains some of the odd nomenclature in the first picture.



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    Good stuff!! Thanks Tater.

    Cheers

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    Over the Hills and far away.
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    In case you didn't scroll up to the first post, I added small combatants to it (sub chasers, etc).

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    Tater,
    Where did you get all of this information? I would like to find out and see if I can get a copy for research for some of my paintings. Information like this could really help. Please let me know.....
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    The merchant ships are in ONI 208-J. A bunch of USN recognition manuals are availabble on CD-ROM now. http://www.history-on-cdrom.com/id88.htm for the japanese stuff, they have tons.

    COmabt pitures from the USAAF are pretty plentiful in IMPACT in 8 volumes, do a book search on it, runs ~$75.


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    Didn't you guys see the words in the upper left corner of the pics Tater posted.... "RESTRICTED" Division of Naval Intellegence.

    We're not supposed to be looking at them! LOL

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