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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: January 2nd, 2018, 2:13 am
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The commissioning of the Japanese Kuma class and the American Omaha class the kanati navy realised  all of its current Cruiser classes were at a severe disadvantage in terms of  both Armament  and speed current. so in 1922 the naval board  began a light Cruiser study  into the feasibility of constructing a new class of light Cruiser, by late 1922  a new design have been drafted  this design called for a Cruiser  with a displacement of 5.000 tons and an Armament or 7 140mm gun,  this class was named the takatsu class. The class  the class was originally planned to have 10 vessels but  with the signing of the Washington naval Treaty  this order was reduced to 6 ships 

Ordered: 1 january 1923
Laid down: 14 january 1924
Launched: 30 April 1926
Commissioned: 2 June 1927
Decommissioned: 12 February 1948
Struck: 10 February 1950
Fate: Preserved as Museum Ship
Status: Museum Ship

General characteristics

Displacement: 5.195 tons standard 6,911 tons full
Length: 531 ft (162 m )
Beam: 46.5 ft (14.2 m)
Draft:15.7 ft (4.8 m)
Installed power:93.000shp
12 × Yarrow-type water-tube boilers
Propulsion: 4 × Parsons steam turbine sets
Speed: 35.3 kn (65.4 km/h; 40.6 mph)

Armament:

Armament:
7 × single TYPE 19 14cm/40 (140 mm) guns
2 × twin TYPE 89 61cm ( 610mm) torpedo tubes
1 x twin TYPE 27 4cm (40mm) guns

Armour:
Deck: 3 in (76 mm)
Main belt: 3.9 in (100mm)
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takatsu was Commissioned of the 2nd of June 1927, one day before the kantai navy's 1927 Fleet Review, on the 3nd, the day of the Fleet Review the takatsu was almost ramed by the battleship musashi,The helmsman misjudged how far the takatsu needed to turn,  this caused the takatsu to oversteer directly into the path of the musashi, luckily the helmsman managed to correct the course of the takatsu  just enough to be clear the musashi's path. sho was Commissioned on 4th of june 1927 and Sendai was Commissioned on the 6th june.
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 sho was Commissioned on 4th of june 1927  however  she had one noticeable difference  from her sister  this was the addition of a aircraft catapult  mounted between the 7th and 6th guns  as well as a folding crane on her starboard side,  sendai  however was also busy with an aircraft launch system this however took the form of a flying off platform mounted into her Bridge very much like the Japanese Kumar and send I classes however quickly it was found that this flying off platform was inadequate for it's intended role,   with the last of the class being commissioned in 1930  it was decided that send I would be put back into dry dock  to have her flying off platform removed    however due to enable budget cuts this refit was pushed back to the  1932 slot  however it was pushed back again this time to the  2 September 5th 1934 however she would never received this reflect.
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On the morning of September 4th 1934 the Sendai and takatsu were docked at Tajima Naval Arsenal  along with the three destroyers Asagochi,Nishikaze and Hae, the Sendai and takatsu  had just arrived the day previously the ships sail from the Heguri naval  Dockyard  as result from this long journey  the crews of the Sendai and the takatsu were quite worn out from their journey most of the ships crews were allowed to go Shore for a quick respite, a small skeleton crew was left behind aboard the ships this was to ensure that the ships are ready for the patrol at morning, the Sendai's helmsman Naoko Sakamoto on the Bridge of the Sendai with several of the crew members when suddenly a tremendous explosion went off Naoko and the other crew members   looked to the right to see a horrifying site the Destroyer Nishikazes have just exploded,  the explosion have reduced to ship nothing more then a quickly sinking hunk of flaming metal,  the Sendai was hit by two torpedoes And a third one that was a near miss   she capsized on a port side coming to rest on the bottom of the Harbour, the takatsu  was hit by 2 armour piercing bombs  and one torpedo  this torpedo ripped a massive hole in her port side she  quickly sank and Settle on the bottom of the harbour in an upright position  her upper deck and superstructure just sticking out of the water  by midday Japanese ground forces  have landed on the beaches and had captured the port as well as the surrounding towns.
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Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

takatsu 1924-1926-1927 - suck 1934
Sho 1924-1926-1927 - ?
Sendai 1924-1926-1927 - suck 1934
Kushiro 1925-1927-1928 - ?
Rumoi 1925-1927-1928 - ?
yoshii 1926-1928-1930 - ?
Kako 1926 - reordered as a minelayer in 1927
unnamed - canceled befor beign laid down in 1927
unnamed - canceled befor beign laid down in 1927
unnamed - canceled befor beign laid down in 1927


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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: January 2nd, 2018, 6:16 am
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From what I can see, you have 6x5.5" on your ship. The Japanese would be well aware of the C class with their inline weapons, you could move the mounting from beside the bridge and place it, just in front of the fore funnel, move the superstructure from under the gun to level with the aft part of the torpedoes, which gives you a shell handling room under the mounting. Make the torpedoes two sets of twins, one on each beam. If you then wanted to you could place another 3" AA beside the bridge replacing the 5.5".

That is a conversion I have done to the Tamiya 1/700 Tatsuta model, which works very well.


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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: January 19th, 2018, 7:05 pm
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the second Dreadnought type battleship, to be Commissioned in to the kantai navy, the Asagiri was unremarkable for her time hoyever in 1925 kantai navy saw the need for a capable Aircraft carrier so in 1927 the Asagiri was Decommissioned so she could be Converted in to navy first aircraft carrier.

Ordered: 1 April 1910
Laid down: 14 May 1911
Launched: 30 April 1913
Commissioned: 3 June 1914
Decommissioned: 19 February 1927
Struck: 28 February 1927
Fate: Converted in to aircraft carrier 1929
Status: recommissioned on 31 november 1932

General characteristics

Displacement: 22.200 long tons (22,100 t) (normal)
Length: 616 ft (188.6m) (o/a)
Beam: 88 ft 5 in (27.2 m)
Draft:29.1 ft (8.9 m)
Installed power:40,000 shp (30,000 kW)toumaci
24 × toumaci water-tube boilers
Propulsion: 4 × shafts 2 × Brown-Curtis steam turbine sets
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)

Armament:
3 × twin TYPE 13 35cm/45 (356 mm) guns
16 × single TYPE 11 15cm/50 ( 152mm) guns
8 x single TYPE 13 12cm/40 ( 120mm) guns

Armour:
Waterline belt: 305–102 mm (12–4 in)
Deck: 51 mm (2 in)
Gun turrets: 279 mm (11.0 in)
Barbettes: 305 mm (12 in)
Conning tower: 351 mm (13.8 in)
Bulkheads: 305–102 mm (12–4 in)
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in May 1916 the Asagiri was deployed in the Indian Oceans to intercept german convoys, in 1918 after the end of war she was recall back to the kantai islands to undergo modernization.
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in 1925 the navy saw the need for a capable Aircraft carrier so in 1927 the Asagiri was Decommissioned.
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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: January 19th, 2018, 9:45 pm
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in 1932 the Asagiri now named the unryu was the kantai navy first Aircraft carrier, with a Complement 19 aircraft carrier she was the pride of the kantai navy.

recommissioned: 18 June 1932
Decommissioned: 27 February 1948
Struck: 30 February 1948
Fate: Sold 19 July 1948
Status: Broken up for scrap

General characteristics

Displacement: 23.500 long tons (22,400 t) (normal)
Length: 616 ft (188.6m) (o/a)
Beam: 88 ft 5 in (27.2 m)
Draft:29.1 ft (8.9 m)
Installed power:40,000 shp (30,000 kW)toumaci
24 × toumaci water-tube boilers
Propulsion: 4 × shafts 2 × Brown-Curtis steam turbine sets
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)

Armament:
4 × twin TYPE 13 12cm/45 (120mm)
4 × twin TYPE 25 4cm/62 (40mm)

After modernization:

Armament:
4 × twin TYPE 32 12cm/40 (127mm)
6× triple TYPE 36 2cm/60 (25mm)
6× single 20mm mk10 (20mm)


Armour:
Waterline belt: 305–102 mm (12–4 in)
Deck: 15 mm (0.5 in)
Bulkheads: 305–102 mm (12–4 in)

Aircraft carried: 19
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in 1934 the japanese army and navy launched a invasion of the kantai islands,the unryu was the only ship to sink a japanese vessels,
this ship was the Nashi a Momi-class destroyers.
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unryu began the Pacific War in the Third Carrier Division assigned to the 1st Fleet under Vice Admiral Shirō Takasu. The carrier, captained by Daichi Fukumoto, was tasked along with Zuihō and Hōshō to provide air support, including scouting, anti-submarine patrols, and combat air patrol for the Combined Fleet's "Main Body" battle-line of six battleships: Nagato, Mutsu, Fusō, Yamashiro, Ise, and Hyūga.
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in 1941 unryu recieved a blue paintscheme to reduce visibility from the air. On 29 May 1942, unryu sortied from Japan with the rest of the fleet for the operation which resulted in the Battle of Midway, providing modest air protection, scouting, and anti-submarine support for the Main Body, now consisting of the battleships Yamato, Nagato, and Mutsu. Her aircraft complement for the operation consisted of eight obsolete Yokosuka B4Y carrier attack aircraft (torpedo bombers).
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On 15 January 1943, the 50th Air Flotilla was created for carrier aircrew training, unryu Hōshō and Ryūhō were assigned to the new unit. The two ships provided carrier landing training and served as target ships for torpedo training. In January 1944 the unryu was recall
to kantai islands home waters to reinforce japanese troops stop in a full-scale rebellion.
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by may 1944 the kantai islands were now now free of the Japanese puppet state and declared war on Japan, an alliance between United States and kantai islands was signed no june 21 1944 in Washington, D.C.
in july 1944 unryu was the first kantai navy ship to sortied with U.S ships.
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in 1945 After her return to kantai islands, unryu was transferred to the second Fleet, unofficially assigned to the training fleet, and officially assigned in October. She conducted flight training the Inland Sea for aircraft that flew in from shore bases, since no aircraft were based on board unryu
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In December 1945 unryu undertook more repatriation missions beginning with one to Wewak on 5 January 1946 and subsequent trips to China. In total, the carrier made nine repatriation trips before 15 August 1946 and transported about 35,000 passengers, in February 1948
unryu was Decommissioned and She was scrapped in Fuyuki.
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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: January 25th, 2018, 6:37 pm
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in 1923 the Hachi-Hachi Kantai plan put in affect by congress the plan called for 4 battlecruise 4 Heavy cruiser 6 Light cruiser and 40
destroyer, the mogami class were the first to be Laid down Under the Hachi-Hachi Kantai plan,

Ordered: 23 March 1923
Laid down: 29 March 1923
Launched: 30 April 1927
Commissioned: 3 June 1928
Decommissioned: 12 February 1956
Struck: 28 February 1957
Fate: Preserved as Museum Ship
Status: Museum Ship

General characteristics

Displacement: 10,100 tons (standard load) 13,126 tons (full load)
Length: 634 ft (193.2m) (o/a)
Beam: 56 ft 5 in (17 m )
Draft: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Installed power:130,000
toumaci 12 × toumaci water-tube boilers
Propulsion: 4 × shafts 2 × Brown-Curtis steam turbine sets
Speed: 35.5 knots (40.9 mph; 65.7 km/h)

Armament:
4 × twin TYPE 27 20cm/50 (203mm)
4 × twin TYPE 24 12cm/45 (127mm)
4 x single TYPE HI 7cm/94 (7.7mm)

After modernization:

Armament:
4 × twin TYPE 27 20cm/50 (203mm)
4 × twin TYPE 24 12cm/45 (127mm)
8 × triple TYPE 36 2cm/60 (25mm)
24 x single TYPE 36 2cm/60 (25mm)

Armour:
Main belt: 100 mm (3.9 in)
Main deck: 37 mm (1.5 in)
Turrets: 25 mm (0.98 in)
Barbettes: 75 mm (3.0 in)
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Commissioned in June 1928 the mogami was the kanati navy first Heavy cruiser type warship to Commissioned she was
wake up call to the japanese navy
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in 1929 senjo Commissioned in navy , in 1930 a earthquake hit Heguri prefecture at 20:34 UTC senjo at the time just exiting Heguri Naval Arsenal when the earthquake started and was badly damaged in the quake.
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in 1934 the japanese army and navy launched a invasion of the kantai islands, mogami and Fujiwara were both in the Dry dock and couldn't not fight back against the japanese navy.
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in 1935 all four ship were sent Heguri Naval Arsenal for modernization, in 1939 the for cruisers sent to join the japanese main fleet,
it was the first time all four were together since 1933.
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in 1941 mogami and Fujiwara were involved in attack on pearl harbor as escorts for the Kaga and Akagi.
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in November 1942 Nachi was involved in the battle of savo island she fired 200 shells at american ship but did little to no damage.
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in 19th November 1943 Nachi was on a patrol in the north pacific, Nachi was Heavily damaged by USS Cisco the torpedoe destroyed two of her turbines after being hit Nachi"emitted a huge sheet of flames and slowly sank.
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In july 1943 mogami and Fujiwara was recall to kantai islands home waters to reinforce japanese troops to stop a full-scale rebellion by January 1944 the kantai islands were now now free of the Japanese puppet state and declared war on Japan, an alliance between United States and kantai islands was signed no the 23th of January 1944, on the deck of the uss Lexington CV16.
on 23th of January 1944 senjo and unryu along with the Destroyer Division 2 were the first kantai navy ships to sortied with U.S ships, in October 1944 the us navy and the kanati navy fought Battle of Leyte Gulf together as new allies on October 24 Fujiwara and the battlecruiser Chikuma and battleship Furutaka fought fought against Musashi the Fujiwara was sank gun gunfire with lost of all but 6 of her crew.
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in 1945 with the surrender of japanese and end of World War II all kanati armed forces recall home all ships that could sail would
undertook more repatriation missions.
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in 1948 mogami and senjo recieved a modernizations Al light anti-air armament was removed and replaced by four twin 40mm bofor mounts and four single 20mm oerlikon machine guns.
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Afer serving during the Korean war mogami and senjo were decommissioned 1956 senjo remained in the mothball fleet for a decade and
scrapped but mogami was Preserved as a Museum Ship at Heguri Historic Dockyard,

Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

Mogami 1923 1927 1928 - Decommissioned 1956
Senjo 1924 1928 1929 - Decommissioned 1956
Nachi 1925 1929 1930 - Sunk 1942
Fujiwara 1926 1930 1931 - Sunk 1944


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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: January 25th, 2018, 7:35 pm
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the kanati navy Fleet Review of september 1918
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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: January 29th, 2018, 8:22 am
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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: January 29th, 2018, 8:50 am
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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: July 12th, 2018, 6:14 pm
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the Akizuki Class were originally Ordered as five more Fuyutsuki class, however with the lost Fuyutsuki in 1917 the Naval staff Launched a investigation in to her sinking. the investigation found serious problems with her design, so the five ships were Reordered to a different design.

Ordered: 27 February 1915
Laid down: 2 May 1916
Launched: 9 August 1922
Commissioned: 17 August 1923
Fate: 17 February 1944
Status: Sunk.

General characteristics

Displacement: 1,422 t (1,400 long tons)
Length: 102.5 m (338 ft)
Beam: 9.1 m (29 ft)
Draft: 2.9 m (9 ft)
Installed power: 2-shaft steam turbine, 4 water-tube boilers, 38,500 shp (28,700 kW)

Armament:
5 × single TYPE 23 12cm/45 (127mm)
1 × twin TYPE 6 53cm ( 533mm) torpedo tubes

After modernization:

Armament:
2 x twin TYPE 29 12cm/50 (127mm)
1 x single TYPE 27 4cm/66 (40mm)
2 x triple TYPE 36 2cm/60 (25mm)
4 x single TYPE 36 2cm/60 (25mm)

Armour:
Deck: .(7–10 mm)
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in August 1923 Akizuki was Commissioned in to the Kanati navy, on the 20th Akizuki began her sea trials, during her gunnery practice a crew member had mishandled some of her ammunition, as it was loaded in to her 1st turret, the shell went off, the explosion kill 10 of her crew and injured 20 more.
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Asagochi and Okitsukaze were Commissioned on 1st of September and the 3rd of September, unlike their sister Asagochi and Okitsukaze had one last 5 inch gun turret, and in it's place was a single TYPE 27 40mm anti-aircraft, in 1924 Nishikaze and Hae were Commissioned,
unlike Asagochi and Okitsukaze Nishikaze and Hae had a Twin 40mm instead of a single 40mm.
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in April 1932 the Akizuk and Asagochi were sent Heguri Naval Arsenal for modernization, their superstructures rebuilt, the bridge area was enclosed to improve endurance in bad weather, the four open gun mounts replaced with tow new twin TYPE 29 dual purpose, on the morning September 4th 1934, Asagochi,Nishikaze and Hae were docked at Tajima Naval Arsenal along the battleship Iwami and the cruisers yoshii and Tenryu, Iwami was in Dry dock undergoing repairs for her main gun director and to her rudder, the Asagochi,Nishikaze and Hae along the yoshii getting ready for morning Patrols, on the bridge of Nishikaze, her captain Shinji Noguchi spotted a group of unidentified aircraft, at first he thought that they kanati air force but saw that they were very low to the surface of the water and then they
the aircraft pulled up followed by several splashes, as the aircraft flew overhead, on the bottom of their wings was the roundel of the Imperial Japanese air force, a another crew member shouted that torpedos had been spotted in the water off Nishikazes starboard bow,
two torpedos hit Nishikazes, one hit bow and a another hit her a midships, the torpedo that hit a midships caused a explosion that ripped her in two,
Asagochi was hit by four armor piercing bombs, she quickly sank to the bottom of the Harbor. the Hae was hit by two 410mm shells from the battleship mutsu, she also quickly sank to the bottom of the Harbor like sister. by the end of the day the Japanese had sank three destroyers, one light cruiser and two Minesweepers. and one battleship captured.
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after the Japanese invasion and takeover of the Kantai islands, the two remaining Akizuki Class destroyers were assigned to Destroyer Division 6 in 1937 along with the four Akatsuki-class destroyer, in 1941 Akizuki along with the Akatsuki were deployed from Mako Guard District to provide cover for landing operations in British Malaya and later for in operations against the Netherlands East Indies, in
May 1942 the Akizuk was assigned to a separate Cover Force, to Cover the Japanese light carrier Shōhō, during the battle the Akizuk
was hit by two bombs from aircraft of the uss Lexington, one of the bombs hit aft magazine causing it to explode, she sink in under 3 minutes with the lost 102 of her crew.
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by January 1944 the kanati islands was now free of Japanese control, on the 10th a secret communication was sent out to all kanati navy ships, with the home islands now free. all ships the could return did, on the 15th Prime Minister issei Fujita sent out a message to all american ships that were listening, the message was that the kantai islands was now free and that we declared war on Japan, on the 20th Okitsukaze was assigned to Destroyer Division 2 along with the Ushio and Akebono, on the 23th of January Destroyer Division 2 along with the carrier unryu and the cruiser Senjo were to meetup with the US Task Force 58. as the two fleets meetup with each other, the unryu's fleet a pulled alongside the US fleet, a pinnace boat was Launched from the unryu on this pinnace was the admiral of the kanati navy Hisoka Ito. as pinnace came alongside the uss Lexington a stairway lower from her deck, as Hisoka stepped on to the deck of the Lexington he was meet with Admiral Marc Mitscher, on 23th of January 1944 the alliance between United States and kantai islands was signed of the deck of the Lexington. on the 17th of February the Okitsukaze patrolling off the east coast of the kanati islands were she was
torpedoed by the japanese submarine I 38, she quickly sank with the lost 78 of her crew

Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

Akizuk 1915-1916-1923 - Suck 1942
Asagochi 1915-1916-1923 - Suck 1934
Okitsukaze 1915-1916-1923 - Suck 1944
Nishikaze 1915-1917-1924 - Suck 1934
Hae 1915-1917-1924 - Suck 1934


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Post subject: Re: Kantai islandsPosted: July 15th, 2018, 4:52 pm
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