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scunnygsi 02-06-11 10:52 AM

Oct 4th 1939
Patrol #3
Sub Type IIA

Left Kiel to patrol grid AN21. Hopefully will find an enemy target to fire some of my fish at, crew seem to be getting attached to the ones im carrying, maybe too attached as 1 or 2 of the crew have taken to sleeping with them. This may also be due to lack of bunks for the men.

Happy hunting to all.

Gargamel 02-06-11 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by Theusje (Post 1591682)
I was damaged several times thanks to enemy aircrafts. I therefore decided to "test" my sub to see how deep she could go. At 140 I got the message that we were taking damage and water started getting in.

Now in this new 1939 career I seem to have messed things up. As it's Sept there must be some regulations that I'm not aware off. I sunk(sank) the HMS Rodney, 2 large merchants and some smaller ships for a total of 60,000 GRT. I got 1900 renown and got promoted. But the game says I didn't sunk any tonnage and therefore my crew doens't get medals and promotions. I guess I have to read up on those Prize stuff. I know the WW1 sub history fairly well but not the WW2.

Had similar problem... try this:

Theusje 02-06-11 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by Gargamel (Post 1591746)

Thank you, it worked.

Missing Name 02-06-11 03:59 PM

November 5, 1940.
Current position: about 35km SSW of Gibraltar.

I ambushed a convoy outside the straight. Sank a 2-stacker light cruiser and a fairly large freighter which went up in a magnificent fireball. An ore collier also took a hit, but I applaud her damage control crew. The weak escort team spat in the wrong direction.

Large freight ship in my crosshairs, guarded only by a mosquito boat. 2700 meters... 2500... 2000... Gone, but with four torpedoes expended due to premature detonations in the rough seas.

Made the trip through the straight in daylight. Luca was not allowed to shoot at the seagulls, even if we DID have 5000 rounds for the MG34.

Medium freighter, single escort. Took down the merch; destroyer attacked us but we outsmarted them.

Spent a few more days east of the straight. Was about ready to head further east, when the hydrophone picked up lots of movement. Task force... four cruisers, a carrier and some escorts. Flattop gone, two hits. Two more shots, duds.

Made the trip through the straight in broad daylight again. Luca was taken off watch duty.

A few more days of nothing, and then we got a call to come back home... will be modifying the tally painted on the tower.

Walruss 02-07-11 05:30 AM

Hiding under a convoy, listening to the destroyer searching over head

VONHARRIS 02-07-11 02:13 PM

U-522 update
Back in business after installing new graphics card (Asus Geforce X460)
I tried the NFS11 Hot pursuit II but I didn't like it very much.

U-522 IXC update
Patrol No 28
Grid AM76
Date : March 3 1944
Completed main objectives : Reach and patrol grid AM78
I have sunk a Bogue class CVE with a combination of a TIV and 1 TI torpedoes.

I had to leave a huge convoy pass because I was detected by the enemy. I crash dived to 130m and they lost contact. After resurfacing the convoy had changed course and was heading away now.
Well better safe than sorry.
At least we can fight another day.

Edit : Enemy planes are all over the place. Playing cat and mouse with lone ASW ships.
Still alive.

gazpode_l 02-07-11 08:52 PM

U-93 Patrol #3
23Apr1941: Left Kiel
30Apr1941: Arrive AM24 (Assigned Grid)

Established contact via phones with distant vessel,
possible merchant, unsure of how many.

Persuing at best speed!

Established contact is actually a fishing veseel.
Breaking off attack to continue grid patrol then heading to grids AM11, and AL37/38

4th May
Completed patrol of alloted grid on May 2nd, not cleared of allocated grid until much longer than expected. Passing Rockall bank on way back towards Ireland after fruitless search of AM11 & AL38.

Perhaps AM52/53 will offer better hunting or it will be the irish sea for us??

16:45 May 4th :smug:
A radio report, just one square north of our position a large convoy has been reported by BDu intelligence. Maybe at last we can make our mark on this patrol? :hmmm:

Attempting to get into an intercept position to shadow convoy - possible smoke on the horizon. Unsure if a merchant or warship.

NB: Just as making reasonable contact RL has to get in the way as it now 1:45am and I have to be at wrk in some 6hrs! DARN IT! :damn::damn:

To be continued.........
Kln: W Suhr

VONHARRIS 02-08-11 12:37 AM

U-522 update
Patrol 29 completed
Returned to Bergen with 19% hull intergity and 9 men dead to enemy air attack. I was not able to dive and I had to fight two British Wildcats on the surface. AA fire was not enough.

Overall situation
Date: July 1944
Patrols: 29
Days at sea : 884
Merchants sunk : 190
Tonnage : 1235216 tons
Warships sunk : 37
Tonnage : 201588
Aircafts shot down : 5
Men lost : 14

Upon return to Bergen the remaining crew of U-522 was assigned to a new boat : U-2511 XXI electroboat
We are preparing to set sail for the Atlantic. This time the Allies will have something to fear.

VONHARRIS 02-08-11 02:34 PM

The end of U-2511
November 9 1944
A motocycle stops outside a huge mansion in Munich.
A flawless dressed naval officer gets off and rings the bell at the front door.
The maid anwsers the door.
" Frau von Harris bitte" asked the officer
" Jawohl " said the maid and went in.

A minute later a well dressed woman came to the front step. When she saw the officer stopped immediatelly and looked at him in despair.
" Is it what I think it is Herr Oberleutnant?"
The officer didn't answer. He reached for the inner pocket of his jacket and gave the woman a sealed envelope.
The officer saluted and left. He didn't know what to say.
Frau Caroline von Harris tore the envelope and read the letter.

It is with great pity that we have to accept the loss of Frigattenkapitan Herbert von Harris along with U-2511 and all hands......

She couldn't read anymore.......

U-2511 was lost with all hands in grid BF16 while attacking a fast tanker convoy at November 6 1944.

gazpode_l 02-08-11 08:31 PM

U-93 Patrol #3
Did not expect the opportunity to continue my patrol tonight but was able to;
Tracked convoy which had changed course and got myself into a firing position. I now have three EELS left in front and two rear ones (including 2x external reloads).

I have just scored first tonnage of this patrol, which amounts to two larger tankers/merchants with 5000 tons and 7000 tons. :up:

I also in-advertantly bagged an intermediate cargo of aprox 3000GRT when a torpedo aimed at another vessel was deflected by the hull of a nearby ship and ran into a different target than intended and sunk it with the one hit :yeah:

I have also damaged a larger size frieghter/cargo and hopefully fcan get back into a more suitable firing position once I have beaten off the counter-attacks which the enemy are engaging on me as I saved up.

Aw well time for bed in R/L :yawn:

Missing Name 02-08-11 11:39 PM

November 23, 1940 - December 6, 1940.
Type IXB, U-127. Commanded by Kptlt. Todlich.
Based in Lorient.

I was assigned to patrol AM43. On the way up, I sank a large merchant with the deck gun. After a few days at my designated patrol, I looked for more fruitful hunting grounds. I came across a fishing trawler and FlaKed it.

I moved around the North Sea for a bit. There was one freighter dispatched with a torpedo. On a whim, I moved between Scotland and Ireland. An unaware naval trawler was taken out with the deck gun, as was a small motor boat.

Continuing south, I received a report of a large convoy in the Irish Sea. Two more u-boats were in the area, although I never saw them. I could hear the battle taking place ahead. One ally appeared to have sunk, the other slipped away.

Now it was my turn. Much to my surprise, it appeared to be unescorted. My allies appeared to have driven them off or sunk them. So, being me, I surfaced and opened fire with the deck gun. I had to dive twice due to fire from two Q-ships, but both were dispatched. Some damage was received but nothing serious. Using most of my torpedoes (including externals) and the remaining deck and FlaK, I sailed in the center of the convoy at my leisure and took out targets. They attempted to ram us multiple times, and one ship opened up with assorted small arms.

By the time I had my fill, the large convoy had been downgraded to a small convoy. I had sunk 12 ships (including the Q-escorts) for about 41900 tons over a battle lasting about 21 hours and 25km.

On the way back to Lorient, I sank a tugboat with the remaining 3.7cm FlaK shells and a merchant with one of my two remaining torpedoes.

And as an added bonus, my crew got to stay on leave during Christmas while the boat was patched up.

Pappy55 02-09-11 02:46 PM

December 5th 1939

U-27 has been sent back out to sea,,
We really could of been given the men 24 more hours leave. Guess somone in Bdu has a sick sence of humor or hates my guts..

So we leave Wilhelmshaven on a cold a dark christmas morning.. The men were all singing Stille Nacht on the way out of port..

To save on time and fuel I have decided to take the dangerous route through the English Channel to BF17..

I have a bad feeling about this patrol..

Pappy55 02-09-11 05:16 PM

Well it was a very short patrol... (3-4 days)
My men get to spend New Year at home

good weather and heavy trafic in the north sea = 22,000 tones patrol..

even spotted an enemy sub close to my port..

Stukas came and gave him a Christmas present from the Luftwaffe...

I then got in close and gave him some deckgun shells from my crew..
She sunk slowly before a second wave of stukas came to find i already claimed their prize..

the brave crew of HMS Starfish we :salute: you

On return to Wilhelmshaven I was promoted and awared the Iron Cross 2nd Class along with a uboat clasp:arrgh!:

No Bernard on my crew so far :woot:

eryan762mm 02-09-11 06:56 PM

my second patrol

about 200km from wilhelmshaven i initiate a test dive...depth check, 37m, shallow but i only want to see if all systems function as id like them to. I order the dive, but forget to prescribe the 25m depth(rookie mistake) already at 25 meters by the time i realize my mistake and even though i correct, i dont correct in time..a few seconds later i impact the bottom but miraculously i survive with only minor damage, 1%....

at sea north of england, the message comes in that england and germany are now at war, i soon thereafter receive a report of a task force headed sse from greenland...i chart the path i believe them to be following and order full speed ahead to my patrol area. I spend two days searching, both above and below no avail...i return to port empty handed

scunnygsi 02-09-11 07:23 PM

1738 Patrol 6
U-8, U-Flotilla Weddigen
Left at: December 15, 1939, 17:38
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN82
0612 Grid AN 81
Ship sunk! SS City of Lancaster (Small Merchant), 2587 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 54. Crew lost: 10

1315 Grid AN 73
Ship sunk! SS Empire Scout (Tramp Steamer), 2253 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 21. Crew lost: 20

1317 Grid AN 73
Ship sunk! MV Aldington Court (Granville-type Freighter), 4707 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 54. Crew lost: 16

2251 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 3
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 9547 tons

The crew are in good spirits about this last patrol, even more so if the 4th merchant had gone down. I can only presume that after leaving her heavily damaged and dead in the water she went down, if only that last eel didnt prematurely explode. I think a word with the ordanance dept in the Bdu is in order before the next patrol.

Walruss 02-10-11 09:16 AM

Ship sighted sir! 30 degrees, medium range!
me: What? Where? I see no ship? Where is the... THAT'S NOT A SHIP THAT'S A DINGHY! Wait... is that a single crate? A British flag? The deck gun won't depress that far...


12 shells later from the 20 mm, and I add 20 tons to my tonnage for this patrol. The little guy never stood a chance.

I'm such a bastard.

Pappy55 02-10-11 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by Walruss (Post 1594794)
Ship sighted sir! 30 degrees, medium range!
me: What? Where? I see no ship? Where is the... THAT'S NOT A SHIP THAT'S A DINGHY! Wait... is that a single crate? A British flag? The deck gun won't depress that far...


12 shells later from the 20 mm, and I add 20 tons to my tonnage for this patrol. The little guy never stood a chance.

I'm such a bastard.

Nope its war.. this one should be the new "we got her" sound :P

Missing Name 02-10-11 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by Walruss (Post 1594794)
Ship sighted sir! 30 degrees, medium range!
me: What? Where? I see no ship? Where is the... THAT'S NOT A SHIP THAT'S A DINGHY! Wait... is that a single crate? A British flag? The deck gun won't depress that far...


12 shells later from the 20 mm, and I add 20 tons to my tonnage for this patrol. The little guy never stood a chance.

I'm such a bastard.

I found that the little ships often carry either wine & spirits or tobacco. Is someone doing a bit of smuggling?

Patrol 13: January 1, 1941 - January 12, 1941.
Type IXB, U-127. Commanded by Kptlt. Todlich.
Based in Lorient.

Encountered two light cruisers, steaming at 28 knots. Four torpedoes missed, so I surfaced and let off a few rounds with the deck gun. They were 7000 meters away, but I did score one hit.

And... I did it again.
I am leaving because at that point I was literally out of everything.
13 sunk for about 74000 tons. To be honest, there were four other u-boats there; they accounted for two more merchants (and possibly the escorts?) for the price of three of our own.

Bakkels 02-10-11 04:27 PM

Well I started playing Sh3 about three weeks ago, and my first career came to an end...

Lt. Sr. Alexander Bäcker, his (brand new) U-103 IXB and all of its crew have been reported missing on february 20th 1941, presumably dead while patrolling the southern Atlantic.
His career started in november 1939. He took down a total tonnage of 328.902 and he completed 14 patrols.

Anyway, I do play DiD, but starting back in 1939 didn't seem realistic, I want to play throughout the whole war and after that start over again in '39 so I'm now continuing in march '41 with a new 'character'. Since in my previous career I just switched from the VII to the IX and hardly got a chance to get used to it, I'm choosing for the IX again. Let's hope Ludwig Mayer will take down as much ships and perhaps survive a little longer :O: The campaign continues, although with a different career. :arrgh!:

After three weeks of playing I'm kinda hooked :yeah:

Gryffon300 02-10-11 05:27 PM

Lost at Sea
I'm back. That was one hellishly long patrol, and I'll tell you all about it when I get some rack time. :yawn:

But, one question before I collapse: just where the hell is grid BF10? I steamed around the grids near BF11 but couldn't get a clue - that mole at BdU still messing up my order packets?

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