New Command scenario: Hunter-Killers

November 9, 2013 · Posted in Command 

clip_image002Author –┬áHellfish6

December 18, 1962

US convoy carrying two National Guard divisions to Europe needs protection against Soviet raiders.

v1.0 7 Nov 13
Hellfish6

To: CDR TG ALFA, CDR HX-6212-9, COMNAVAIRNORLANT
Fr: CINCLANT

Re: Convoy HX-6212-9 (Halifax-Rotterdam)

15 Dec 62

Situation:

1. US troops continue clearing operations in Cuba

2. Frontline in northern Europe stabilizing along the Rhine. Soviet forces have taken Trieste, Italy, and are pushing west. Belgrade under seige and Athens fell on 11 December.

3. Poor weather conditions since 15 Nov have prevented expected levels of successful submarine prosecutions. The GIUK Gap is, effectively, open.

4. COMSIXTHFLT is conducting operations along the North Cape with ENTERPRISE, ARK ROYAL and INDEPENDENCE to stanch the flow of Soviet forces into the North Atlantic. SARATOGA, WASP and FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT enroute from HOTEL STATION off Wilhelmshaven, FDR.

5. HMS EAGLE and LAKE CHAMPLAIN sunk off Tromso, Norway in Soviet air raid on 9 December.

6. Convoy NN-6211-29 took heavy losses to Soviet submarines between Azores and Gibraltar enroute to Naples with 36th Infantry Division.

7. Heavy enemy mining efforts in English Channel and approaches.

Mission:

TG ALFA (GAMBLE) conducts ASW hunter-killer operations in support of HX-6212-9.

HX-6212-9 (ROTATOR) to arrive off Rotterdam NLT 27 December 62 to discharge 26th and 47th Infantry Divisions in support of USAREUR.

COMNAVAIRNORLANT supports GAMBLE and ROTATOR from RCAF Greenfield, Argentia, Keflavik/Rejkyavik and RAF Kinloss.

 

Execution:

Transits at discretion of CDR TG ALFA based on threat environment. Be aware of mines in/around English Channel.

CDR USAF Iceland under opcon to COMNAVAIRFORNORLANT

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