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Arnold 12-17-15 11:05 PM

Patrol 1 completed
8 OCT 39
09:08 hrs The lighthouses of Wilhelmshaven welcome us home from our 1st patrol. Heavy fog stayed with us from the 2nd of October until today. Our only use to Bdu was to deliver weather reports.
I worry these daily radio transmissions to Bdu at Noon, to report our position, will one day be our undoing.
This Commander is a student of the Wolfgang Luth school of maintaining good order among a crew of young lads.
Hollywood films in the bow compartment.
Hook & line cod fishing off the aft quarters, using planer boards and cannon ball - type sinkers. The boys like fresh fish.
'Men, the London fog was our enemy on this patrol. Chin up. Mind your manners in town. End."
Carl Lange Jr. Lt. j.g.

Walruss 12-18-15 01:21 AM

Christmas day, 1939

Put to sea in late November with secret orders to rush an agent to Cadiz through the channel! (Flotilla orders) before refuelling at the COrriantes and patrolling the entrance to the straights of Gibraltar.

Put down 5 ships on the way to execute orders for about 20,000 GRT. Refuelled at the COrriantes and scored another couple of torps (dice roll resupply of 3) - returned to patrol outside Gibraltar by the 21st Dec. In just 4 days sunk 7 ships for over 40,000 GRT!

Down to 2 torpedoes and out of deck gun ammo, making for Germany, presently N/E of Lisbon!

New Personal best on a single patrol!

Arnold 12-19-15 04:48 AM

2nd patrol
5 NOV 39
0240 hrs
Dieter Hessler made rate of radioman while the boat was re-fitted for sea. A machine gun was mounted on the bridge.
A half moon and clear sky mark our departure on our second patrol
Ahead slow. Plot course to AN26. Set torpedoes to contact pistols.
Harbor cleared. Ahead 1/3.
With the hope of clear skys following us on this patrol, I've asked Father Zinke, a Master Chief and ordained priest for a fair weather prayer.
We'll see soon how well he stands with the All Mighty.
I hand a record to the radioman.
"Anchors aweigh" by the U.S. Navy band plays on the overhead speakers.
Lt. j.g. Carl Lange Jr.

Arnold 12-19-15 05:00 AM


Originally Posted by Walruss (Post 2367091)
New Personal best on a single patrol!


ivanov.ruslan 01-07-16 08:21 AM

5 October 1942 Good storm as I shake today in grid CA 29, with ten meter waves :cool:

Report LI:Momentane tiefe 10 meters

gazpode_l 01-16-16 12:23 PM

Currently doing patrol no1 with a new skipper after I recently resumed playing after 4yrs of absence. (last played 2011 with my best skipper R. Hessler scoring in excess of 130,000GRT sunk during the course of 8 patrol nefore being finally sunk!)

I started a patrol over xmas and bagged 4x large merchants for aprox 44,000grt, however upon completing my patrol, a software glitch between my copy of SH3 commander and the game meant the game created a new save showing my skipper as dead,(SH3 commander showed him as being lost at sea during patrol 1) despite reaching base safely..

So I've restarted a new career...AGAIN!

Anyways, we're about a week of game time in, having been gifted a patrol grid of BE63 (not too far west of St Nazaire!!) we are now just of the north of Ireland having found a lone Medium merchant, we sunk her with thre definate hits and one premature detonation from my second shot, I suspect caused by torpedo no1 explosion on target.

The merchant sunk quickly after no4 definately found its mark and we are now heading slightly north seeking more targets. Weather is good for January with a light breeze and partly cloudy skies.

Geoff-A 01-16-16 10:06 PM

U-45, Feb 1940, on patrol in North Sea. Dropped in to Norway en-route to look for any possibles.
Neutral tanker spotted, reported, let go (ahhhh! frustration), weather now horrible. Heavy rain, Heavy fog, huge seas - only surfacing long enough to charge batteries then slip under again.
At this rate I should hit AM11 in about 12 months time......

ivanov.ruslan 01-21-16 08:28 AM

U 123,11 Januar 1942

Today, during charge the battery at night, near Beaufort, suddenly come upon us two minesweepers and one Clemson
We hang around a little on the carousel in the shallows along the shore, and suddenly it occurred to me that if I stay underwater position in these shallow waters that will be the end, so I decided, after another attack with depth charges and subsequent brief lull, blowing ballast and full move under the cover of darkness, headed for the ocean ....

Well, we ate one another projectile, but saved skin :)

-=Spy=- 01-24-16 07:44 AM

5 Years Later

Ahoy, -=Spy=-.
You last visited: 11-10-2009 at 08:08 PM Private Messages: Unread 0, Total 0.

Finally reinstalled Silent Hunter, with GWX for the first time. Ran a couple patrols just to reorient myself, then decided to try a 1939 career. Stuck myself in between the entrance to Dundee and the Firth of Fourth, waited for the war to start. After a day or two, hydrophones pick up a merchant ship approaching in just the right way. It's night and stormy, but he helpfully left his lights on, being ID'd as a medium cargo passing about 1.5km off my bow. I let loose a pair of torpedoes and both strike home. I couldn't resist passing close enough to admire the wreckage as it settled, the flag just barely peeking out from the waves. The Norwegian flag.

So now I've started a 1940 career, and other than letting a Revenge class get away after two torpedoes to the side on my second patrol, everything's going much better.

Jimbuna 01-24-16 09:22 AM


Opitz 01-25-16 03:03 PM

My first commander Heinrich Höppner was commander of u-23 since beginning of war and in February 1940 was recalled back to Kiel after 4 patrols to command 5th Flotilla...
He survived the war and died peacefully surrounded by his family on 3th June 2000.

UKönig 01-26-16 09:26 PM

U-802 has been on enforced down time, but hopefully soon we will be back to sea, and to glory. I miss my subsim...

ivanov.ruslan 01-27-16 12:57 AM

Attack!Hunt!Sink everyting ... :salute:

Walruss 01-27-16 10:09 AM

Lt. Werner Krautsch (Uber geman name, thankyou sh3 cmdr!) on his first patrol out of Lorient,

Jan 19th 1941 The patrol started in a lively fashion with a convoy attack sinking two ships for an estimated 4,000 GRT each. Something strange happened though, when running decks awash in the night a Corvette seemed to appear out of the fog, always seeking close as if it knew where to look.... inevitably it opened fire on one of it's passes and we dove to evade but not before taking a hit. Thankfully nothing serious from the glorified tugboat though he proved tenacious enough a hunter - holding us down for well over 8 hours!

The stern torpedo room took on a little water before the Chief brought it under control before it got bad. In the morning the convoy had passed us by and we were able to surface and inspect the damage. The shell had passed just under us and penetrated the keel rather than the pressure hull, though it's detonation blew out the starboard prop seals, hence the leak. He assures me he'll have it fix and the prop turning again in a day or so, providing there's no further damage. A lucky escape!

Gerhard_Liebe 01-27-16 10:59 AM

It's June 12 1941, currently been at sea for just shy of a month and have been cleaning house on the merchants heading into the Liverpool/Bristol ports from the southwest. Grid square patrol was done weeks ago so now I'm trying to lighten my payload before heading back to Lorient.

5 C type cargos at the bottom, out of fore eels, full compliment of aft torps, all but 30-35 HE 88's still on board. Weather has taken a turn for the worse, going to zig-zag the shipping lane for a day or two and see if it'll clear for deck gun shenanigans.

This is my first patrol with SH3 commander and so far I really like a lot of the features. Think I'll give it a few more patrols and start a new career with maybe GWX as well. The vanilla is losing its luster a bit :D

This is the first "true" subsim I've ever played and I have to say it's really a lot of fun. Even though it really is a lot of waiting around lol

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