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flag4 03-11-11 04:06 PM

...where is Paul Riley?

Snestorm 03-11-11 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1617221)
I use Wreford-Brown's Type VIIa mod, which not only removes the stern reload but also the forward externals, and changes the engine speeds and range.
http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/down...o=file&id=1872

Hmmm. "Ain't" we thinking alike?
That's neat.
I usualy work the whole crew on our way out of port getting rid of the excess torpedoes.

I've got all the Engine Telegraph settings reset on all my boats.
Same top speed and range, just more realistic and functional settings on the telegraph.
VIIB
Slow: 4,128 / 1,92 Knots (For silent speed submerged).
One Third: 6,88 / 3,2 Knots (Most economical surface speed).
Standard: 11,532 / 5,28 Knots (Perfect).
Full: 16,656 / 7,84 Knots
Flank: 17,2 / 8 Knots

IXB
Slow: 4,914 / 1,971 Knots
One Third: 7,28 / 2,92 Knots
Standard: 10,012 / 4,818 Knots
Full: 17,836 / 7,154 Knots
Flank: 18,2 / 7,3

Slow, One Third, and Standard are all slower than stock.
Full is a-little faster, and less economical, than stock.
Flank is unchanged

No more having to man the CE's station to get my submerged speed right. Slow.
And One Third is now, as it should be, the most commonly used surface speed.

What thinks Steve?

Snestorm 03-11-11 05:21 PM

U28 VII(A). Patrol 3 complete.
 
Departed Willy on 21.dec.39.

24.dec.39 AN28 (100 miles WSW of Bergen).
0843 Ship sighted in the predawn light. Periscope depth.
0900 C2 Cargo sunk for 6446 GRT.
Course 050. Speed 9 knots.
Submerged attack. 3 T2 torpedoes. 2 hits.

26.dec.39 AF78 (25 miles N of The Shetlands).
2100 Ship sighted. Medium range. - Dive!
2102 Sound reports a merchant moving slow. - Periscope depth.
2140 Coastal Merchant sunk for 2042 GRT.
Course 076. Speed 6 knots.
Surface attack. 3 T2 torpedoes. 2 hits.

27.dec.39 AN12
1559 Fishing Boat sighted in storm. - Dive, and await his passing.

28.dec.39 AM34
2100 U28 is on station. (7 days in transit).

1.jan.40 AM51
2348 Radio Report.
Enemy task force. AM51. SSW. 27 knots. - Dive, listen, and wait. Nothing.

2.jan40 AM01
1800 Radio Report.
Convoy. AM29. E. 6 knots. - Full Ahead!
We found nothing and laid a course through AM53 for AM64.
Plan: East on the surface by night. West submerged by day.

4.jan.40 AM53 (Depth under Keel 64 meters).
0223 Armed Trawler sighted astern at medium range.
We dived to 25 meters hoping we were not seen.
Sound reported "no contact" as he was in our baffles.
0303 U-turn and listen.
0724 Sound reports slow merchant closing. 304T.
0820 Coastal Merchant sunk for 1987 GRT.
Course 110. Speed 5 knots.
Surface attack. 3 T1 torpedoes. 1 hit
1650 Single torpedo attack on Trawler.
Course 060. Speed 8 knots. Wrong! Miss.
1748 Sound reports medium speed merchant closing at 260T.
1845 Last torpedo. Stern shot fired at a C2 Cargo.
1846 Torpedo impact. In the nose.
Course 090. Speed 9 knots.
Target slowed to under 8 knots. No sinking.

16.jan.40 AN98
1130 Docked at Willy.

Patrol Results: 3 merchants sunk for 10.465 GRT

U28's record to date:
3 patrols. 12 vessels sunk for 42.091 GRT.

Snestorm 03-11-11 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flag4 (Post 1617349)
...where is Paul Riley?

He was on my mind too.
Hope he's OK.

gazpode_l 03-11-11 08:08 PM

u93 - walter suhr. Patrol 5
 
Well Patrol five is under-way.

Left Brest on July 24th after one month in port for repairs etc following my last patrol.

DT24 is my alloted grid right down near africa I think....so a long slog ahead. Just abrest western coast of spain on 26/27th July I change my plan slighly and am going to meander around near casablanca for a bit as I know large convoys often frequent the area.

CG28 July 28th
"Ship Spotted" was reported by the crew in the early hours. Skipper W Suhr had only been :yawn: an hr or so but crew decides to wake him, with a mug of tea...

"Well what we got, what you woke me for this time?" I ask my crew....(yes me the skipper as W Suhr)

1XO: We got a large merchant sir, was thinking u might want to see....

"well yeh I suppose....Ahead FLANK! Open tubes two & three for salvo firing"

in my slumber I had forgotten to ask my weps to set the spread angle to minimum given the distances involved.

LOS was ordered and no detonation is heard. Five mins later I give up and order the crew to "MAN DECK GUN!"

We put around 15 shells into her and I then ordered us to periscope depth as she is returning fire in some way with a small cannon of some description :o

Up the scope, properly set the tubes this time....

"Open Tube one please"
Tube 1 duly is opened and fired....without further ado & before long....detonation!!!!

A hit is scored.

The process is repeated by using the now re-loaded tube two and she is now sliding below....:arrgh!:

That's where we are upto ATM

R/L: food & Bedtime calls.

VONHARRIS 03-12-11 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1616401)
The simplest way to do it, without altering "a million" files is to do one patrol in whatever boat SH3 gives you.

After returning to port reboot your computer.
Go into the "patrols_0" file in your Documents.
Find your next patrol (It's there).
Change the uboat type to 2.
Change the uboat version to 0.
Change the Uboat number to whatever you like.
That's a IXB.

It is a bit more historical to start with a IX(A).
((Just use a IXB without stern reloads. And G7A torpedoes in the stern tubes because, they were external tubes with no way to reload at sea. Same for the VII(A).)

Reboot again before playing.

Ok I followed the above procedure and I now have a IXB hull with the normal torpedo layout with a type VIIB conning tower and a 8,8 cm deck gun.
This is it:
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7...iibconning.jpg

Is it normal?

Snestorm 03-12-11 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1618012)
Ok I followed the above procedure and I now have a IXB hull with the normal torpedo layout with a type VIIB conning tower and a 8,8 cm deck gun.

Is it normal?

No.
Can you live with it?

What about buying the tower & 105 mm with renown when available?
Not a perfect solution, but hopefuly a simple one.

oldstyle 03-12-11 07:50 PM

first submarine sunk
 
August 42, just leaving St Nazaire, we spotted an english submarine on surface and decided to attack him with gun. Of course he replied and hit me twice but was hit also.
As I was closer, he decided to submerge! Not really, but enough to send my gunners ineffective. I never thought and read here that a AI sub (english or german) can dive ! He was almost at 9 or 10 meters underwater and we could see his top structures.
I was at a good position so I decided to attack him with torpedo but impossible to check his distance with the uzo (no sub in the recognized book...) and of course his speed. I estimated distance, speed, course and deph and shoot a speed gaz torpedo. I saw the torp going to the target direction but the sub change course and it was clear that the torp will passed a few at his back. Fortunatly, it was a magnetic torp and as I was ready to shoot another one, sure to have missed with the first, I heard an explosion and saw debris and after a lifeboat. It was sunk.
Only 727 tons for one torp but a good begining for this mission.

Snestorm 03-12-11 08:20 PM

U28 VII(A). Patrol 4 incomplete but good.
 
Underway from Willy on 13.feb.40, bound for BE26.

We never got there as BDU decided to dispatch us into a convoy battle.

26.feb.40 AM16
0312: Radio message: Convoy. AM16. ENE. 7 knots.
0413: Radio message: Convoy. AM16. ENE. 7 knots.
So we dived for a listen and, Bingo!
Overcast. Medium fog. 15 m/s wind.

Our first attack was a night surface attack (too dark for periscope work).
Close. Realy close. A freighter was aproaching from 308R, 1000 meters as the last second ticked off before 3 torpedoes could be loosed on a T2 Tanker. We turnrd onto the convoys course as we dove to 100 meters. Although no escorts were seen, 2 were heard responding to our attack, by the sound man.

The battle continued into the next night. There would be 2 submerged attacks, and an additional surface attack (for the stern tube), before closing the battle.

In all 3 ships were sunk for 20.838 GRT. (My Repair PO will finaly see his Iron Cross 2.).

On recieving our final status report, BDU ordered us to return to base.

1.mar.40 AE93 (N of Færøerne)
1530: Alarm! First, and last, aircraft encounter of the patrol.
No depth charges were dropped.

U28 docked at Willy on 9.mar.40

U28 to date:
4 war patrols completed.
15 ships sunk for 62.929 GRT.

VONHARRIS 03-13-11 01:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1618294)
No.
Can you live with it?

What about buying the tower & 105 mm with renown when available?
Not a perfect solution, but hopefuly a simple one.

Yeah , I have no problem with that.
In fact I have here a hybrid Uboat.
I am proud that I am testing new techologies! :D

ediko 03-13-11 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1618417)
Yeah , I have no problem with that.
In fact I have here a hybrid Uboat.
I am proud that I am testing new techologies! :D

You do know that the new technologies that you are testing are just old decommissioned submarine parts welded together? They simply lacked a IX submarine so they made you one from whats was available at the local junkyard. :)

VONHARRIS 03-13-11 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ediko (Post 1618450)
You do know that the new technologies that you are testing are just old decommissioned submarine parts welded together? They simply lacked a IX submarine so they made you one from whats was available at the local junkyard. :)

Despite this , she is performing perfectly.
And she is one of a kind. He he! :haha:

Snestorm 03-13-11 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1618417)
Yeah , I have no problem with that.
In fact I have here a hybrid Uboat.
I am proud that I am testing new techologies! :D

You sir, are cool.

We are in agreement. What-ever it takes to get our IXs, as soon as possible is quite OK.

Snestorm 03-13-11 04:31 PM

U28 VII(A). Norge.
 
Patrol 5. The Norwegian Campaign.
AN23, with a jaunt into AN24 (The coastal Bergen grid).

Left Willy on 6.apr.40, and returned on 17.apr.40.
0 ships sunk for 0 GRT.

We shadowed a small merchant out of the fjord above Bergen.
He was on course 285 at 8 knots, and flying Norway's colors.
Started doing an end around, and when he cleared the restricted waters, he turned to course 355. He was bound for Trondheim or Narvik, not Hartlepool so, we let him go.

We encountered no enemy task forces or invasion forces.
We were forced down once by aircraft, but no DCs were dropped.

Gargamel 03-13-11 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ediko (Post 1618450)
You do know that the new technologies that you are testing are just old decommissioned submarine parts welded together? They simply lacked a IX submarine so they made you one from whats was available at the local junkyard. :)

SHhhhhhhhhh! Don't tell him...

We slapped them things together... added some chrome... a littel wax and polish.... and He said "Shiny!" and started drooling.....

It's like you're telling him there's no Easter Bunny!

STEED 03-13-11 06:51 PM

IXC in March 1943 and it sucks. Sunk one ship in the Russian convoys and rec'd a good pounding for my efforts, bloody escorts pinging like mad. :nope:

In port with a thumping headache from all that pinging.

VONHARRIS 03-14-11 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gargamel (Post 1618823)
SHhhhhhhhhh! Don't tell him...


It's like you're telling him there's no Easter Bunny!

Boo Hoo Hoo :wah::wah:
Does that mean that there is no Santa Claus either?:hmmm:

Gereke 03-14-11 02:28 AM

Now, now. There's no crying in the Kriegsmarine!

Keep your chin up and be a good boy. Perhaps the U-boot Fairy will leave you a chocolate torpedo under your pillow.

ediko 03-14-11 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gereke (Post 1619020)
Now, now. There's no crying in the Kriegsmarine!

Keep your chin up and be a good boy. Perhaps the U-boot Fairy will leave you a chocolate torpedo under your pillow.

Must be one hell of a pillow.

VONHARRIS as long as you like it ;).
Don't go to deep though, that rust starts to show itself.

Gargamel 03-14-11 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ediko (Post 1619245)
Must be one hell of a pillow.


Nah... it's just a Belgian Torpedo.


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