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andwii 10-18-11 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1769767)
16 February 1940
06:31 hours After rearming and refueling from the SS Belchen , U-103 left to continue her mission in grid BB91

22 February 1940
Grid BC54
03:05 hours SS Empire Scout (Tramp Steamer), 1624 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 20. Crew lost: 3. Sunk by gunfire

Grid BC81 - convoy battle
18:07 hours First attack against the slow moving convoy
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8...nelizabeth.jpg

After the hits , U-103 dived to 120m and waited. The escorts were blind: No pinging at all.
19:12 hours All tubes reloaded , raising to PD
19:41 hours 3 bow tubes fired at the liner and one at a wrecked tanker.
The torpedoes aimed at the liner hit a merchant that acted as shield to the liner. The merchant actually run into the torpedo path. She was sunk instantly.
19:43 hours SS Belgique (Medium Merchant 07), 5036 tons. Cargo: Military Vehicles. Crew: 70. Crew lost: 9
19:59 hours MV British Renown (Tanker 02), 6866 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 53. Crew lost: 15. That was the wrecked tanker
20:00 hours Turned around and fired 2 stern shots at the liner. They hit but no effect.
The escorts were still looking in the dark
20:13 hours By that time 2 more bow tubes(the last) were loaded and fired at the liner. Exploded properly. U-103 started diving to 120m slowly and silently
20:58 hours Large explosions heard. Hydrophones confirmed the sinking of the large liner R.M.S. Cunard Queen Elizabeth, 87492 tons
The escorts went crazy: Pinging all over the place and dropping DCs everywhere.
23:51 hours Hydrophones confirmed another sinking SS Rena Rosalind (Turbine Tanker), 9968 tons. Cargo: Aviation fuel. Crew: 47. Crew lost: 19.

11 March 1940
15:46 hours U-103 docked at port
25 days at sea
110986 tons sunk!
No damages or casualties

DRINKS ALL AROUND ON FLOTILLA COMMAND!!!!

VONHARRIS 10-18-11 02:16 PM

U-103 IXB
 
Patrol No6
Orders : Patrol grid AD83

10 April 1940
14:44 hours U-103 left port for the North Atlantic

13 April 1940
Grid AN14
18:31 hours Crash dived to avoid aircraft , stabalized at 80m ,continued dive until 200m safely.

27 April 1940
Grid AD59 - convoy battle
00:46 hours 4 bow tubes fired at liner - 4 explosions heard
01:21 hours Tubes reloaded - reached periscope depth - no pinging
02:30 hours Liner spotted dead in the water
02:57 hours 2 stern tubes fired - 2 hits - no escorts around
03:05 hours Turned and fired 4 bow tubes - 4 hits
03:07 hours Liner sunk : R.M.S. Cunard Queen Elizabeth, 87492 tons

29 April 1940
Grid AD59
07:11 hours Convoy spotted but did not engage. Convoy was moving away - only 2 bow + 2 stern torpedoes loaded.
Left the area because of terrible weather

06 May 1940
08:08 hours A break in the weather allowed the external to be brought inside

15 May 1940
Grid AM52
04:47 hours HMCS Snowberry (Flower class), 950 tons. Crew: 100. Crew lost: 34
14:28 hours SS Fellside (Medium Merchant 11), 3129 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 26. Crew lost: 5. Sunk by gunfire
16:08 hours HMS Snapdragon (Flower class corvette), 950 tons. Crew: 140. Crew lost: 110

16 May 1940
Grid AM52
20:29 hours SS Chelwood (Small Merchant), 2243 tons. Cargo: Paper Products. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 20. Sunk by gunfire

23 May 1940
Grid AM52
23:41 hours HMS Dungeness F 46 (Convoy repair ship), 5217 tons. Crew: 186. Crew lost: 161. Hit by torpedoes and finished by gunfire.

03 June 1940
09:15 hours U-103 docked at port
55 days at sea
6 ships sunk
99981 tons sunk
No casualties or damages

soopaman2 10-18-11 02:30 PM

Nice job sinking the Queen Elizabeth VONHARRIS!:D:salute::woot:

I am still waiting for my break with one of the big tonnage monsters!:D

roadrage 10-18-11 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1769767)
11 March 1940
15:46 hours U-103 docked at port
25 days at sea
110986 tons sunk!
No damages or casualties

Very nice! I wish I could run onto a liner or two.:yeah:

Leutnant z. S. Helmut Bornmann commanding U-66.

Whew! I really didn't think we were going to make it this time. A Sunderland landed a DC right on top of the engine rooms. Funny thing is, the Chief hasn't said a word. I think he's still in shock over it. These tommies ain't playing anymore. I have a suspicion BdU isn't telling us the whole story, as all of a sudden, they are flying at night, and are darn accurate with the DCs as well. The U-66 really resembles a pile of scrap metal now. I'm impressed with the crew, they managed to keep her together long enough to get home, the ones that made it that is. We are completely out of 20mm rounds, low on 37mm. All my flak gunners are dead, my engine/repair officer is dead, along with 6 crewmen. It seems the days of fighting aircraft may be coming to a close. I'll ask Erwin, I have a letter here from him. Even though he's driving a desk, he still wants to keep up with his old sub. Now off to the barracks to replace some fallen heros.

CAPTAIN'S LOG

4.4.42. 0053 Patrol 3
U-66, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: April 4, 1942, 00:53
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BB76

0648
Grid BF 55 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
5.4.42.
0619 Grid BF 57 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
0703 Grid BF 57 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
0705
Grid BF 57 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
0705
Grid BF 57 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
1339
Grid BF 49 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1342 Grid BF 49 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1913 Grid BF 48 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1914 Grid BF 48 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1915 Grid BF 48 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1915 Grid BF 48 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1917 Grid BF 48 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1918 Grid BF 48 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
16.4.42. 1204 Grid BB 94 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1204 Grid BB 94 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
17.4.42. 1816 Grid BB 85 Ship sunk! USS Gillis (Clemson Destroyer), 1190 tons. Crew: 106. Crew lost: 10
1821 Grid BB 85 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1822 Grid BB 85 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1822 Grid BB 85 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
18.4.42. 2251 Grid BB 84 Ship sunk! SS Mona (Coastal Merchant), 2044 tons. Cargo: Mail/Packages. Crew: 34. Crew lost: 27
19.4.42.
2343 Grid BB 76 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
20.4.42. 0008 Grid BB 76 Ship sunk! SS Prominent (Coastal Merchant), 1977 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 18
0934
Grid BB 84 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
0935
Grid BB 84 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
8.5.42.
0003 Patrol results
Crew losses: 9 dead
Ships sunk: 3
Aircraft destroyed: 21
Patrol tonage: 5211 tons

Fish In The Water 10-18-11 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soopaman2 (Post 1770225)
Nice job sinking the Queen Elizabeth VONHARRIS!:D:salute::woot:

Second the motion, congrats! :woot:

roadrage 10-18-11 06:04 PM

Leutnant z. S. Helmut Bornmann commanding U-66

What the heck?! Just after dawn, a Sunderland landed a DC right on the tail of the U-66 as we crash dived. After a couple hours submerged, we surfaced and the Chief advised that we should head back to base, being that we were within 300km. So we did, ran at 20m until dark, surfaced and ran full out all the way home. So much for being more careful.:doh: I was not going to try to make it all the way to America and back with 65% hull integrity.

CAPTAIN'S LOG

29.6.42. 1928 Patrol 4
U-66, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: June 29, 1942, 19:28
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid DC71

1.7.42. 0439 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 0
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonage: 0 tons

andwii 10-18-11 07:20 PM

My career so far

http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/w...nosaxman/1.png

And this is my most recent patrol

http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/w...nosaxman/2.png

The first recorded day of attacks I deviated off my patrol grid to intercept a task force, but never saw it. While I was lying and waiting for the task force my sonar man detected a convoy closing. I set up an intercept course and while doing so we came across a single merchant, so why not sink it eh? Short story is we could not find the convoy afterward, but luck would have it another convoy came along, and I got into it, sinking both escorts and then shooting almost all internal torpedoes, then I surfaced and used the deck gun and flak gun to take out the rest. All were sunk (one ship did not get included on the list for some reason.)

I scurried off and loaded all my externals, then came back to continue my patrol. Again the sonar man detected a convoy, and a intercept course was set. Made contact with the convoy, and got to close and they detected me. 2 were sunk while they were approaching. The other made me order a crash dive. Unfortunately I didn't realize how shallow we were, and we took a small amount of damage, because of the quick thinking of all the crew. Went to periscope depth, and waited till the escort was at 400 meters and on a good angle, and let off a stern tube, and got a hit on his stern. Only problem is I had let out most of the rest of my tubes when I was first detected, so I only had 2 sterns and one front left. I let out one of my sterns on a large cargo and got a dud, so I realigned myself and let out my other stern which hit him. I then surfaced and used the flak gun on him to try and bring him down, so I didn't have to waste my other tube. It went down and I took a shot at another ship and missed. I stuck around using the rest of my flak ammo on another ship, and took a bit of damage from some other ship in the convoy with a flak gun. After I ran out of ammo I decided to just periscope depth out of there.

roadrage 10-18-11 11:38 PM

Oberleutnant z. S. Helmut Bornmann commanding U-66:D

Oh brother did I give the boys at the pens a royal reaming. All three flak guns malfunctioned.:damn: They are getting replaced as we speak. The good news: No hull damage.:o That's a first. The Chief is very proud of me. His suggestion was to remove the guns altogether.:nope: Erwin just advised caution in his latest letter. Seems the tommies are getting good at finding us. He also hinted at some new toys coming down soon. I've got to rub it in this time that I finally found what he never did, a convoy, and it had a liner in it to boot.:arrgh!:

CAPTAIN'S LOG

9.8.42. 2301 Patrol 5
U-66, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: August 9, 1942, 23:01
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid DC87

13.8.42. 2047 Grid BE 95 Ship sunk! SS Atlantic Trader (Coastal Merchant), 2042 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 34. Crew lost: 18
2054
Grid BE 95 Ship sunk! SS Archer (C2 Cargo), 6446 tons. Cargo: Coffee. Crew: 54. Crew lost: 13
2131 Grid BE 95 Ship sunk! HMS Woodpecker (Black Swan Frigate), 1250 tons. Crew: 213. Crew lost: 164
14.8.42. 0110 Grid BE 92 Ship sunk! SS Cameronia (Passenger Liner), 24422 tons. Cargo: Troops. Crew: 1150. Crew lost: 517
0130
Grid BE 92 Ship sunk! MV Empire Norseman (T3 Tanker), 11653 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 40. Crew lost: 10
0242 Grid BE 92 Ship sunk! MV British Engineer (T2 Tanker), 10871 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 51. Crew lost: 9
22.9.42.
1503 Grid BE 94 Ship sunk! MV Tynefield (T2 Tanker), 10840 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 78. Crew lost: 8
25.9.42.
2214 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 7
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonage: 67524 tons

VONHARRIS 10-19-11 01:23 AM

Thank you all.
I am very lucky during this career. This had never happened in any of my previous careers.

roadrage
8.5.42. 0003 Patrol results
Crew losses: 9 dead
Ships sunk: 3
Aircraft destroyed: 21
Patrol tonage: 5211 tons


I see you are trigger-happy when it comes to aircraft , but this time the price was too high. A salute for these brave men:salute:

andwii 10-19-11 06:50 PM

lol at least he sunk some, my Flak gunners suck so bad, and I suck even worse lol.

roadrage 10-19-11 11:43 PM

BdU regrets to inform you that Oberleutnant z. S. Helmut Bornmann and U-66 were lost on 04DEC42 due to a night time air attack.

CAPTAIN'S LOG

11.11.42. 1253 Patrol 6
U-66, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: November 11, 1942, 12:53
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid CB16

16.11.42. 1638 Grid BE 73 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1638 Grid BE 73 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
1640 Grid BE 73 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
19.11.42. 1516 Grid BD 86 Ship sunk! SS Saltwick (Small Merchant), 2428 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 38. Crew lost: 30
23.11.42.
0451 Grid BC 98 Ship sunk! SS Gudvor (Coastal Merchant), 2042 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 25. Crew lost: 19
25.11.42.
1458 Grid CC 31 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
Convoy Battle
28.11.42. 0404 Grid BB 95 Ship sunk! MV British Architect (T2 Tanker), 10841 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 60. Crew lost: 27
0412
Grid BB 95 Ship sunk! MV Lustrous (T2 Tanker), 10840 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 74. Crew lost: 39
0452 Grid BB 95 Ship sunk! MV Empire Lytton (T3 Tanker), 11674 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 66. Crew lost:
44
0639 Grid BB 95 Ship sunk! SS Legion Victory (Victory Cargo), 7768 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 70. Crew lost: 63
29.11.42. 1158 Grid BB 89 Aircraft destroyed! HurricaneMkII Fighter Bomber
1.12.42.
0039 Grid CB 31 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
4.12.42. 0531 Patrol results
Crew losses: 56 dead
Ships sunk: 6
Aircraft destroyed: 6
Patrol tonnage: 45593 tons

http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/...utBornmann.jpg

I really don't want to start in 1939 again.:wah: Maybe I'll just start Jan 43 and see how long I can make it.:doh: This is the farthest I've ever made it through the war continuously(2 careers, one was retired by SH3Commander).

VONHARRIS 10-20-11 01:36 AM

U-103 IXB
 
Patrol No7
Orders : Patrol grid AL32

03 July 1940
20:59 hours U-103 left port for her assigned grid.

19 July 1940
Grid AD59 - convoy battle
02:06 hours SS St. Amboise (Medium Merchant 09), 3185 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 23
02:06 hours SS British Trader (Tanker 18), 4426 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 23. Crew lost: 10
02:12 hours SS Solglimt (Converted Whale Factory Ship), 12016 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 105. Crew lost: 60
02:34 hours Depth 100m - no pinging
02:50 hours Depth 110m - no pinging
03:40 hours Depth 130m - tubes reloaded - raising to periscope depth
04:21 hours Heavy merchant 01 spotted DIW
04:41 hours Stern shot fired
04:42 hours Stern shot fired
04:43 hours SS Antilochus (Heavy Merchant 01), 9092 tons. Cargo: Sulfur. Crew: 99. Crew lost: 24. She went down before the second torpedo reached her. As she was sinking by the bow and the torpedo was aimed at her aft mast , it passed under the ship without exploding (impact fuse)
08:16 hours Surfaced

28 July 1940
Grid AD83 - convoy battle
01:33 hours 3 bow shots fired - 2 explosions heard
01:36 hours Depth 20m - distant pinging
01:42 hours SS Alberta (Tanker 18), 4428 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 30. Crew lost: 1
02:20 hours Depth 87m - no pinging
09:02 hours Surfaced - left the area

14 August 1940
Grid AM52
18:46 hours SS Kolchis (Small Freighter), 1675 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 24. Crew lost: 22

16 August 1940
Grid AM52
17:46 hours HMS Crocus (Flower class), 950 tons. Crew: 97. Crew lost: 73

27 August 1940
Grid AF78
17:33 hours MV Jacinth (Harbour Tugboat), 422 tons. Crew: 25. Crew lost: 13

29 August 1940
Grid AN14
10:44 hours SS Yselhaven (Medium Merchant 07), 5036 tons. Cargo: Copper Ore. Crew: 56. Crew lost: 20

31 August 1940
20:23 hours Docked at Wilhelmshaven
60 days at sea
9 ships sunk
41230 tons
No damages or casualties
Upon arrival we were informed for the losses of U-66 to aircraft and U-13 to depth charges. :salute:

VONHARRIS 10-20-11 08:45 AM

U-103 IXB
 
Patrol 8
Orders : Patrol grid BB91 and return to Lorient France

30 September 1940
12:58 hours U-103 left Wilhelmshaven for grid BB91

15 October 1940
Grid AK36
11:31 hours Failed attempt to intercept convoy , no visual contact made

19 October 1940
Grid AK73 - convoy battle
10:02 hours Torpedoes fired
10:04 hours RMS Empress of Britain (Canadian Pacific steamship), 42913 tons
10:23 hours MV Alexandra Høegh (Tanker 03), 8734 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 55. Crew lost: 37
10:52 hours Depth 100m - no pinging - tubes reloading - convoy in complete chaos - ships moving very slowly at all directions
11:46 hours Second attack at the same convoy
11:56 hours All tubes fired - diving to 100m - no pinging
11:56 hours HMS Nubian (Tribal class), 1850 tons. Crew: 246. Crew lost: 206. Unitended hit.
11:57 hours MV Cymbula (Tanker 03), 8733 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 60. Crew lost: 41
12:15 hours Depth 90m - reloading 2 bow tubes
13:12 hours Periscope depth - no escorts heard - many merchants moving slowly some of them armed
14:10 hours Third attack on the convoy
14:45 hours Last torpedo fired
Ships damaged during all three attacks: Tanker10 , Turbine tanker , Large cargo , Medium merchant

23 October 1940
Grid BC53 - Convoy attack
23:00 hours 4 bow torpedoes fired
23:03 hours 3 explosions heard
23:04 hours HMS Warspite (Queen Elizabeth class), 36450 tons. Crew: 1003. Crew lost: 140
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3...lizabethbb.jpg


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9...izabethbb1.jpg

23:08 hours Depth 26m - Pinging
23:10 hours Depth 30m - DCs exploding away
23:12 hours Depth 34 m - Pinging
23:21 hours Depth 82m - DCs exploding closer
23:38 hours Depth 138m - No pinging
02:20 hours Surfaced. With a few torps left , U-103 headed for home without patrolling her assigned grid.

03 November 1940
21:18 hours U-103 docked at Lorient. Drinks and champange for all!
5 ships sunk
98680 tons
No damages or casualties

The patrol is dedicated to U-66 and U-13 their brave crews and gallant Kaleuns.
Your loss is avenged!

soopaman2 10-20-11 09:46 AM

Where do you find such prizes Vonharris!:rock::yeah:

I am off the coast of Newfoundland yawning. Avoiding the death floating around St. Johns...What a cruel patrol square!
Learned the importance of crashdiving from aircraft mid/late war. Repair officer saved our hides.

I haven't sunk a thing.:wah:

Well America jumped in a few months ago, Maybe I will raid New York Harbor and put a few deck gun shells into the statue of liberty. That will at least boost morale a bit.:)

(they can't all be epic stories:D)

VONHARRIS 10-20-11 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soopaman2 (Post 1771454)
Where do you find such prizes Vonharris!:rock::yeah:


Well America jumped in a few months ago, Maybe I will raid New York Harbor and put a few deck gun shells into the statue of liberty. That will at least boost morale a bit.:)

(they can't all be epic stories:D)

I really don't know. I only engage convoys that are in good intercept position, but this is what I do in every patrol of any given career.
In my current carrer it seems I have struck the motherload!

Shelling the Statue of Liberty doesn't seem a good idea.
How do you intend to put your boat inside that harbor?

andwii 10-20-11 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roadrage (Post 1771264)
BdU regrets to inform you that Oberleutnant z. S. Helmut Bornmann and U-66 were lost on 04DEC42 due to a night time air attack.

I, Josef Schrein and my crew of U-65 give our sincere condolences to you, your crew, and your crews familes. Its shame that such a good commander had to go so soon.

Hans Uberman 10-20-11 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1771479)
Shelling the Statue of Liberty doesn't seem a good idea.
How do you intend to put your boat inside that harbor?

I always sneak up to where the nets are, and wait till midnight. (Local time.) Then I slowly creep forward, using the scope to hopefully see the net in time. (I have to be extremely close to the net to see it this way.) Then, I give the word to go to 10m or so, hit flank speed, and when I feel we're over the net, I order the boat to periscope depth, while slowing the boat again. The shore guns usually don't spot me, if I do it this way, and it's dark enough.

If I use TI torpedoes set to slow or medium speed, I can get enough range to hit the big ships that are often (but not always) parked near the statue, get out, and race towards deep water before the sun is up.

At various times, I've had battleships, two (24-25k ton) large troopships, and all sorts of juicy targets sit in front of that statue. The large 15k tons passenger ship that often exits the harbor, tend to be farther in, on the other side of the "city" area, all by itself. Early in the war vs the United States, it can often be easy to move around their harbor undetected, with only toothless tugboats as patrol ships.

As for actually shelling the statue? It's probably a possibility at night, but you'd have to be quick. I'd be afraid to surface, given the number of deck cannons on the merchants there... Of course, it's easy to "cheat" and shell the statue just before the U.S. joins the war.

roadrage 10-20-11 07:15 PM

Well, that was a long career.:doh:

Leutnant z. S. Paul Hauke and U-504, type IXC, were lost on 03Jan43 due to a night time air attack.

CAPTAIN'S LOG

2.1.43. 1152 Patrol 1
U-504, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: January 2, 1943, 11:52
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid CA82

3.1.43. 0558 Patrol results
Crew losses: 49 dead
Ships sunk: 0
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonage: 0 tons

I'm not giving up. New career, Jan 43, upgrade boat and should start the first patrol Feb 43.

New Career
Leutnant z. S. Robert Buck commanding U-154, type IXC.

Short patrol. I wish we could get a radar warning set that would warn us before the aircraft are right on top of us! One lucky hit and we nearly drowned! Boys at the pen are fixing her up right now, and the officers and warrant officers are off gaining some qualifications. We gotta get the performance of this pig up or she's gonna get blown clean out of the water!

CAPTAIN'S LOG

28.1.43. 1551 Patrol 1
U-154, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: January 28, 1943, 15:51
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid GR55

29.1.43. 0236 Aircraft Spotted!
Crash dive

0237 Depth Charge attack-missed
0751
Aircraft spotted!
Crash Dive

1908 Surfaced
2101 Radar Signals!
Crash Dive
Depth Charge Attack
Hull Damaged-Stern Torpedo room
Rudders and Torpedo tubes damaged

2114 Rudders and Torpedo Tubes repaired
2115
Hull severely damaged
Decision: Return to base

2317 Surfaced
Ahead Full

30.1.43. 0701 Aircraft Spotted!
Crash Dive

0705
Ahead one-third
0709 Depth Charges in the water-missed
1833 Surfaced
1944 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 0
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonage: 0 tons
U-boat damaged. HI 41.45%

VONHARRIS 10-21-11 02:47 AM

U-103 IXB
 
Patrol No9

03 December 1940
00:37 hours U-103 left Lorient

07 December 1940
Grid BE32 - Convoy battle
03:36 hours Initial attack - 4 bow tubes fired
03:38 hours HMS Tarbart Ness F 84 (Convoy repair ship), 5215 tons. Crew: 190. Crew lost: 60
03:53 hours All tubes fired - diving to 100 to escape
03:54 hours Q Ship HMS Antoine (Medium merchant), 4043 tons. Crew: 61. Crew lost: 51
04:04 hours Depth 40m - no pinging
13:30 hours Surfaced - 9m/s winds no rain

17 December 1940
Grid AD83 - Convoy battle
12:03 hours Initial attack - 4 bow tubes fired
12:05 hours SS Akbar (Medium Merchant 40), 5926 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 33. Crew lost: 18
12:11 hours All tubes fired - no pinging - escorts looking in the wrong place
12:42 hours Tubes reloaded - periscope depth
13:10 hours Tanker 08 spotted DIW
13:39 hours Stern shot at aft mast
13:41 hours Stern shot at forward mast
13:42 hours SS Empire Heritage (Tanker 08), 12152 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 54. Crew lost: 48
Three more ships were sunk by bad weather or an other attack. Icons showed up on the nav map after I disengaged.

20 December 1940
Grid AD83 - Convoy battle
18:37 hours MV Norsol (Motor Tanker), 9757 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 61. Crew lost: 36
18:53 hours MV Kiamichi (Small Tanker), 4509 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 21. Crew lost: 10
19:10 hours Depth 100m escaping - distant pinging
21:00 hours Surfaced - start return trip

28 December 1940
Grid BF17
Spotted two ore carriers , opened fire with the deck gun , no return fire
20:19 hours SS Port Adelaide (Ore Carrier), 8144 tons. Cargo: Phosphates. Crew: 70. Crew lost: 66. Sunk by gunfire
And out of nowhere a shell landed almost next to the turm. The other one was armed but opened fire only after her sister was sunk.
Flank speed and down to periscope depth. An other shell fell very close to the aft torpedo room, Some minor flooding caused.
20;47 hours SS Tyndareus (Ore Carrier), 8145 tons. Cargo: Military Stores. Crew: 97. Crew lost: 49. Sunk by 3 torpedoes

30 December 1940
13:29 hours U-103 docked at Lorient
28 days at sea
8 ships sunk
57891 tons
No casualties
U-boat damaged (H.I. 89.46%)

roadrage 10-21-11 11:14 PM

Leutnant z. S. Robert Buck commanding U-154

Almost didn't make it. I wonder if that is how Bornmann felt before he bought it, just hoping to make it home. Lost 4 men trying to slap off the bees long enough to get under, and they still landed 3 solid hits to the U-154, then another later that nearly blew the conn off. 2 of 3 flak guns destroyed. I'm definitely having a snorkel fitted before we go out again. It seems BdU sees fit to send us to the Caribbean. If the fuel holds out we might have to visit Galveston.:D

CAPTAIN'S LOG

31.3.43. 1813 Patrol 2
U-154, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: March 31, 1943, 18:13
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid EK17

Convoy Battle
30.4.43. 0300 Grid EJ 38 Ship sunk! SS Chr. J. Kampmann (Coastal Merchant), 2044 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 24. Crew lost: 11
0301
Grid EJ 38 Ship sunk! MV British Engineer (T2 Tanker), 10871 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 80. Crew lost: 67
0305 Grid EJ 38 Ship sunk! SS Frances Dawson (Small Merchant), 2338 tons. Cargo: Sugar. Crew: 39. Crew lost: 36
2.5.43. 0153 Grid DT 67 Aircraft destroyed! Short Sunderland Search Plane
5.5.43. 1033 Grid DH 48 Aircraft destroyed! PBY Catalina Search Plane
9.5.43. 1038 Grid CF 24 Aircraft destroyed! Avenger Torpedo Bomber
10.5.43. 0853 Grid CF 21 Aircraft destroyed! P38 Lightning Fighter Bomber
11.5.43. 1310 Grid BE 84 Aircraft destroyed! P38 Lightning Fighter Bomber
16.5.43. 0803 Patrol results
Crew losses: 4 dead
Ships sunk: 3
Aircraft destroyed: 5
Patrol tonage: 15253 tons
U-boat damaged. (HI 18.8%)


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