Single Status Update
To take advantage of the Upgrades discount, I accelerated the grind for three ships (all I had credits to buy and upgrade).
I now have Des Moines, Shimakaze, and Monarch.
I had enough Elite Commander XP to retrain commanders for the Des Moines and the Monarch. I also had enough Free XP and credits left to upgrade from the stock hull on the Monarch.
I had a good first battle in Des Moines including sinking 3 ships. The second wasn't nearly as good.
Shimakaze is going to have to wait for a bit of Elite Commander XP to accumulate before that ship sees its first time out.
In other news, I have 9 of the Indianapolis Marathon tasks completed. (I missed the third one.) It is still possible I will complete this, but it is currently unlikely based on some of the task requirements.
Finally, I am halfway through Mission 3 of the Halsey campaign.