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Fregattenkapitän 01-21-2012 05:48 AM

3 patrols done,

First one in Polen, sunk 3 ships(intro mission) 1 september 1939

Second one on the Eastern coast of Engeland, suck 8 ships, 10 oktober 1939

Third one and current on.
At the moment right in the middle of a convoy in the canal of Dover between Engeland and France

about 15 Freighters with 1 Escort, 3 Freighters are sinking
while the Escort is hunting me :cool: 27 oktober 1939.

k2r 01-21-2012 10:11 AM

In October 1940, Leutenant Fritz Lemp taking command of the IXB submarine U-110 (docked at the "Saltzwedel" Flotlille in Lorient). For his first war patrol as Kaleun, Lemp is sent to grid BE86.

1 October 1940
21:16 / TO BDU / SITREP / OPENING COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL / LEAVING LORIENT AND FOLLOWING ESCORT / HEADING FOR PATROL ZONE / RADIO SILENCE UNTIL PZ UNLESS SITUATION DEMANDS IT / U110

3 October 1940
17:25 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENGAGED AND SUNK BRITISH MERCHANT SS STIG GORTHON IN BF41 X 1964 GRT / ENGAGED WITH DECKGUN / HEADING FOR PATROL ZONE / U110

6 October 1940
03:46 / TO BDU / SITREP / PATROL ZONE REACHED / BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS / U110

8 October 1940
06:18 / TO BDU / CONTACT / ITALIAN MERCHANT SPOTTED IN PATROL ZONE X HEADING W / U110

10 October 1940
01:01 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN PATROL ZONE / BAD WEATHER / REQUESTING NEW ORDERS / U110

16 October 1940
02:36 / TO BDU / SITREP / GRID AM54 REACHED / BAD WEATHER X NO VISIBILITY X RAIN / U110

18 October 1940
10:30 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN AM54 / BAD WEATHER X NO VISIBILITY X RAIN / U110

20 October 1940
00:07 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN AM54 / BAD WEATHER X NO VISIBILITY X RAIN / U110

22 October 1940
20:20 / TO BDU / SITREP / GRID BF17 REACHED / BAD WEATHER / U110

25 October 1940
07:29 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENGAGED LARGE CONVOY IN BF17 X SANK BRITISH CARGO SS GORTHON X 8578 GRT / FIRED FOUR TORPEDOES / EVADING WITHOUT DAMAGES / REQUES PERMISSION TO CHASE CONVOY / U110

26 Octobre 1940
04:48 / TO BDU / SITREP / LOST CONTACT WITH LARGE CONVOY X WEATHER CONDITIONS UNFAVORABLES / U110

28 October 1940
03:49 / TO BDU / CONTACT / BRITISH WARSHIP SPOTTED IN BF17 / CRASH DIVE / U110

30 October 1940
21:35 / TO BDU / CONTACT / ITALIAN TANKER SPOTTED IN BE63 / BAD WEATHER X NO VISIBILITY X HEAVY RAIN / U110

3 Novemver 1940
12:03 / TO BDU / SITREP / HUNTING IN BF17 AGAIN / 50 FUEL / BAD WEATHER / U110

6 November 1940
08:37 / TO BDU / SITREP / GRID BF44 REACHED / BAD WEATHER X NO VISIBILITY X HEAVY RAIN / U110

8 November 1940
02:55 / TO BDU / SITREP / HEADING TO INTERCEPT CONVOY IN BF11 / BAD WEATHER X NO VISIBILITY X RAIN / U110

10 November 1940
12:00 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN BF11 X LOST CONVOY TRACKS / BAD WEATHER / U110

15 November 1940
15:51 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENTERING LORIENT X REQUESTING ESCORT IN / U110

Patrol GRT : 10542
Days at sea : 46

In three words : bad weather, bad weather and bad weather ! The conditions were catastrophic : heavy rain, high waves, strong wind and no visibility during the major part of the patrol. Chasing convoys was impossible.

ijnfleetadmiral 01-21-2012 01:44 PM

27 May 194o:
Goeben departed Wilhelmshaven on another raiding mission. Weather was excellent throughout patrol.

Results:
Returned to port on 29 May 1940, having sunk 11 warships for 13,606 tons in an attack on Dunkirk. Also shot down a single Hurricane...my boys' first fighter kill! The only reason we returned to port was to replenish our ammunition; the ammo for the port secondary guns had been completely expended.

1 Hawker Hurricane Fighter

1 Tribal-class DD
1 Bourrasque-class DD (our first French DD!)
2 C/D-class DDs
6 V/W-class DDs
1 Armed Trawler

diluvian 01-21-2012 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildfire (Post 1825081)
After a long break got back to playing SH3, was busy with SH5 but can't seem to really get into it even with mods added.

The only thing i want from sh5 is translucent water , but i dont think its possible in sh3:wah:

Sailor Steve 01-21-2012 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diluvian (Post 1825460)
The only thing i want from sh5 is translucent water , but i dont think its possible in sh3:wah:

Which is why SH4 is better. It's basically SH3 with transparent water. :sunny:

Kongo Otto 01-21-2012 08:20 PM

http://www.abload.de/img/rr1ybale.jpg

k2r 01-22-2012 04:20 AM

Second patrol of Fritz Lemp and the U-110 (grid AM78) :

5 December 1940
20:18 / TO BDU / SITREP / OPENING COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL / LEAVING LORIENT AND FOLLOWING ESCORT / HEADING FOR PATROL ZONE / RADIO SILENCE UNTIL PZ UNLESS SITUATION DEMANDS IT / U110

7 December 1940
23:47 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENGAGED AND SUNK BRITISH CARGO SS MIRONYCH IN BF41 X 1869 GRT / FIRED ONE TORPEDO / HEADING FOR PATROL ZONE / U110

9 December 1940
12:51 / TO BDU / SITREP / PATROL ZONE REACHED / GOOD WEATHER CONDITIONS / U110

11 December 1940
10:12 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN PATROL ZONE / GOOD WEATHER / U110

13 December 1940
01:15 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN PATROL ZONE / GOOD WEATHER / REQUESTING NEW ORDERD / U110

14 December 1940
12:23 / TO BDU / GRID AM19 REACHED / BAD WEATHER / U110

16 December 1940
06:06 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN AM19 / BAD WEATHER/ HEADING N TO INTERCEPT CONVOY / U110

17 December 1940
16:47 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENGAGED LARGE CONVOY IN AM29 X SANK BRITISH WARSHIP HMS BUTTERCUP X 950 GRT / FIRED THREE TORPEDOES / EVADING WITHOUT DAMAGES U110

18 December 1940
15:46 / TO BDU / SITREP / BRITISH PLANE SPOTTED IN AM53 / CRASH DIVE / FOLLOWING CONVOY / U110

19 December 1940
08:20 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENGAGED LARGE CONVYO IN AM35 X SANK BRITISH CARGO SS TALTHYBIUS X 8084 GRT X BRITISH WARSHIP HMS KELT X 1100 GRT / FIRED FOUR TORPEDOES / DEPHTCHARGED DURING 1H X BATTERY AND HULL DAMAGED / U110
09:58 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENGAGED AND SUNK BRITISH MERCHANT SS BORGFRED IN AM35 X 2229 GRT / ENGAGED WITH DECKGUN / BATTERY REPAIRED / U110
12:25 / TO BDU / CONTACT / BRITISH WARSHIP IN AM35 / CRASH DIVE / U110

20 December 1940
01:01 / TO BDU / CONTACT / HOSPITAL SHIP SPOTTED IN AM52 X HEADING W / U110

22 December 1940
15:37 / TO BDU / SITREP/ GRID BE63 REACHED / GOOD WEATHER / U110

23 December 1940
08:47 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENGAGED AND SUNK BRITISH CARGO SS RATTLER IN BE63 X 5081 GRT / FIRED TWO TORPEDOES X COUP DE GRACE WITH DECKGUN / U110

25 December 1940
04:53 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN BE63 / GOOD WEATHER / MERRY XMAS / U110

27 December 1940
15:44 / TO BDU / SITREP / TROUBLES WITH BATTERY X UNABLE TO RUN SUBMERGED / REQUEST PERMISSION TO RETURN TO BASE / U110
16:01 / TO BDU / SITREP / RETURNING TO BASE AS FAST AS WE CAN X ESTIMED TIME 34H / U110

28 December 1940
15:51 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENTERING LORIENT X REQUESTING ESCORT IN / U110


Patrol GRT : 19319
Patrol days at sea : 23


Career GRT : 29855
Total days at sea : 69

Leandros 01-22-2012 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1824950)
U47 - Lt.z.S. Willi Hartmann - 4th patrol - Dec. 1939 061902 - approaching the Orkney/Shetland gap homebound

Another disappointing patrol with much small frey. Finally bumped into a large convoy in the North-West Approaches but the largest ship was a medium cargo. Wasted two torps on it, the third did it. In the meantime the 2 Black Swan escorts made themselves felt. Both were sunk with fast G7's on magnetic fuze. Very short distance. The magnetic fuzes have a nasty habit of going off on long distances. Particularly in heavy seas.

The weather has been quite bad the last few days. Too bad since I planned to use up some deck gun ammo in the gap. We shall see how it turns out. I am not gong to sit here for very long to wait for better weather. Only have two aft torps left. Need to keep them for self-defense.

U47 - Lt.z.S. Willi Hartmann - 4th patrol - Dec. 1939 121600 - in Wilhelmshafen

Back in Wilhelmshafen after an exhausting and hectic patrol. Only the day after the first report here the weather turned to calm seas with sunny sky and we got the opportunity to use the deck gun plenty. After some sinkings in the Orkney gap we proceeded south along the British East Coast. Experienced for the first time some enemy air patrols - none came near us. Used one of the last torps to bag a Large Merchant after having gunned it first.

In the Thames Estuary we had the boat's first real unfortunate incident. Another Large Merchant approached us on an eastbound course out of London. I decided to use the last torpedo on it. Let it come quite close and sent a magnetic-fuzed torpedo under it on very short range. It worked excellently but the ship proceeded towards North-East with little loss of speed. We followed it for a while. A couple of MTB's turned up and hung around. As it seemed they were gone we surfaced and gave the victim the last gun shell and started to perforate its bows with the 20 mm FLAK gun. Suddenly one of the MTB's turned up and before we could dive it had killed one of the observer crews in the tower. The Merchant pressed on. After that I decided to pull out and proceed home, so we never saw the Large Merchant sink.
Page 1 Patrol Report 4
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/a2a0973f.jpg
Page 2 Patrol Report 4
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/e4462cbe.jpg

VONHARRIS 01-23-2012 12:32 AM

U-538 IXC/40
 
Patrol 18

Page 1 of 2

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/2...18page1of2.jpg

Page 2 of 2

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/311...18page2of2.jpg

I didn't enter in the patrol log all these dives after Metox warnings because it would take for ages to do so.

k2r 01-23-2012 03:37 AM

Third patrol of Fritz Lemp and the U-110 :

2 February 1941
21:12 / TO BDU / SITREP / OPENING COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL / LEAVING LORIENT AND FOLLOWING ESCORT / HEADING FOR PATROL ZONE / RADIO SILENCE UNTIL PZ UNLESS SITUATION DEMANDS IT / U110

5 February 1941
13:13 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENGAGED AND SUNK BRITISH CARGO SS GOLDEN FLEECE IN BF71 X 5081 GRT / FIRED THREE TORPEDOES 7 HEADING FOR PATROL ZONE / U110

16 February 1941
05:30 / TO BDU / SITREP / PATROL ZONE REACHED / BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS / U110

18 February 1941
07:02 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN PATROL ZONE / BAD WEATHER / U110

20 February 1941
00:34 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN PATROL ZONE / BAD WEATHER / REQUEST NEW ORDERS / U110

21 February 1941
10:46 / TO BDU / CONTACT / BRITISH WARSHIP SPOTTED IN EK46 / CRASH DIVE / U110

26 February 1941
05:11 / TO BDU / ENGAGED AND SUNK BRITISH CARGO SS MONA IN DH98 X 1869 GRT / FIRED ONE TORPEDO X COUP DE GRACE WITH DECKGUN / U110

5 March 1941
06:13 / TO BDU / SITREP / GRID BF41 REACHED / BAD WEATHER X NO VISIBILITY X HEAVY RAIN / U110

8 March 1941
10:05 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC IN BF41 / GOOD WEATHER / 40% FUEL / U110

14 Marxh 1941
00:29 / TO BDU / SITREP / NO TRAFFIC OR CONVOY SINCE LAST REPORT / BAD WEATHER / RETURNING TO BASE X ESTIMATED TIME 62H / U110

16 March 1941
08:33 / TO BDU / SITREP / ENTERING LORIENT X REQUESTING ESCORT IN / U110
29 FEB


GRT :6950

Days at sea : 43


Career GRT : 36805
Total days at sea: 112

Leandros 01-23-2012 07:48 PM

U47 - Lt.z.S. Willi Hartmann - 5th patrol - Feb. 1940 011600 - in Wilhelmshafen

Back in Wilhelmshafen again after a very quick patrol, left on the evening of Jan 28th. No transfer to larger boat type as Onkel Karl was not happy with the surface skirmishes on the previous patrol where a crew member was killed.

The assigned area this time was AM11, just South of Iceland. However, only half way across the North Sea we ran into a large convoy from Norway to England, more than 30 ships. They went without lights and escorted by naval vessels so they should be valid targets. When we returned we got very little credit for, as I see it, a rather good performance inside little more than an hour. Some of the targets were neutrals.

We approached the convoy from its forward port side. There were two destroyers, one on each side. They did not discover us before I fired a salvo at a Large Merchant and an Ore Carrier, 3 torps in all. All were duds! Before we could do anything else we had to defend ourselves against the approaching destroyers, going down to periscope depth. They were J&K's. Both were hit with G7's on magnetic fuze on minimum distance as they approached from the fore, they went down rather quick.

I then considered it safe to surface but then a third J&K popped up from the rear of the convoy. Down again, but only after we had received some damage. All the foward tubes were now empty so had to lure him on from the fore to sidestep and take him with an aft torp as he turned around behind us. Never fails!

After that it was totally Texas. We went up again and alternated between using the deck gun and torpedoes, sometimes both. In the end we were out of everything. As dawn approached we had followed two burning Ore Carriers for several hours but they refused to go down. I turned tail and proceeded back to Wilhelmshafen.

Two days later:

When analyzing the patrol, based on B-dienst intelligence, one or more of the 3 first torps must have had some effect. No hits were observed or heard but a fire was observed on the first Large Merchant.

Patrol 5 - page 1:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/b0f0d30a.jpg

Patrol 5 - page 2:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/54e3ce8f.jpg



CaliEs 01-24-2012 10:16 AM

My first 100 min as a u-boat commander - the navigation exam


Logbook:
http://img.xrmb2.net/images/763819.jpeg

Passing Äro-Sund:
http://img.xrmb2.net/images/122617.jpeg

Calcultions of the navigator:
http://img.xrmb2.net/images/744194.png

17:43, Ship at 327.6R/147.6T, identified as type 34 class, friendly
http://img.xrmb2.net/images/397801.jpeg


Code:

        Kurs      Distanz  Koordinate
Start                      N55°15.692' - E9°43.305'
1.    165.71°    0.83nm    N55°14.885' - E9°43.666'
2.    164.82°    1.30nm    N55°13.635' - E9°44.261'
3.    180.00°    1.07nm    N55°12.562' - E9°44.261'
End                        N55°12.562' - E9°44.261'
================================================
Distanz          3.20nm


CaliEs 01-24-2012 10:29 AM

duplicate post

andwii 01-24-2012 11:08 AM

I dont think this thread is ever gonna die, why isnt it stickied lol

diluvian 01-24-2012 11:30 AM

An alright first patrol, still on the low end compared to the other uboats in my current flotilla

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t...blic/SH032.jpg

andwii 01-24-2012 11:49 AM

Dont worry m8 its the begining of the war, not much for ships to sink, suprised you found an S class to be honest.

Leandros 01-24-2012 01:44 PM

U47 - Lt.z.S. Willi Hartmann - 7th patrol - Apr. 1940 080203 - Outside Narvik

We left Wilhelmshafen on the evening of Mar 31st. Patrol 6 was aborted due to technical problems. After having spent 24 hours in the mission area (AN36) we received new orders to proceed north along the Norwegian coast. Operation Hartmuth is on - part of Unternehmen Weserübung - the invasion of Denmark and Norway! The North Sea and Skagerak is crawling with German naval and transport units. Our mission: To secure the German naval assault on Narvik. The British are bound to react violently!

There are at least three other German U-boats in the area. On our way in the Vestfjord we bumped into a Norwegian guard ship but quickly threw him off in the bad weather.
Norwegian Armed Trawler:
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/5d8d1a61.jpg
Present position:
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/11a941e5.jpg

Leandros 01-24-2012 02:57 PM

U47 - Lt.z.S. Willi Hartmann - 7th patrol - Apr. 1940 100122 - Outside Narvik

Yesterday morning several Kriegsmarine transports passed us on their way in to Narvik. The occupation force was already in place. We have been warned of an approaching enemy task force, obviously on their way to Narvik, too. We just recently picked up echos of five enemy ships proceeding at high speed in our direction and the first one can already be seen in the periscope - a J&K.

Yesterday German transports passed us on their way to Narvik:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/245e77f5.jpg


Five solid sonar echos - the first one can be seen:




http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/75f73c7a.jpg




http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/58562325.jpg


A few minutes later - this does not look good. One destroyer was hit but the others avoided their torpedoes when they all turned in our direction. I should have known on that range.

No torps in the forward tubes - the crew work as fast as they can. I might get one with my aft torp, then I have to go down to reload. Problem is they will hear us working.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/acce3c56.jpg

Leandros 01-24-2012 03:57 PM

U47 - Lt.z.S. Willi Hartmann - 7th patrol - Apr. 1940 100245 - Outside Narvik

Back on the surface! Phew, that was a close one. As it was they hindered each other and with some fancy turning I was able to put the aft torp into one of them before we went for the depths. I chose not to reload but go on silent running. These guys were not very clever at sub-hunting but the heavy seas also probably helped us. We were able to get out of the circle quite fast. They gave up half an hour ago and proceeded towards Narvik. So now only 3 RN destroyers can pester our forces there. We are reloading as fast as we can.


Back on the surface:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...7/264ccc57.jpg


aj906 01-25-2012 05:37 AM

19 Juni 1941
02:10 uhr
DT6571

THOMSEN!!!!!!!!!


(Couldn't help. Been at see 21 days for a single freighter (7,000 tons) and on my way to Freetown. My course is 177 degrees, when out of the mist comes Typ IX uboat (with double flak towers!) I just yelled out "Thomsen" when I id'd the contact. The dog look at me rather strangely! He is on a course of 242 degrees - no idea where he is off to, perhaps looking for targets NNW of Kapverden.)


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