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Paul Riley 03-12-10 09:40 AM

Strait of Gibraltar (more so inside and on towards the Med) was/still is a hive of activity,it was once a major trade hub for the British Empire and I reckon some very juicy targets could be found there,if one is brave and skillful enough to cope with the increased patrol craft in that area.
I wonder how GWX3 simulated this area?,only time will tell :arrgh!: *NO SPOILERS PLEASE*

frau kaleun 03-12-10 03:15 PM

Patrol 5

U-35, 2 U-Boat Flotilla Saltzwedel
ObltzS Peter Schmidt, Commander

January 14, 1940, 02:42
Departed: Wilhelmshaven
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BE59

January 17, 1940, 15:08
Grid AN 14
Ship sunk: MV Agate (Small Trawler), 98 tons
Crew: 23
Crew lost: 18

January 18, 1940, 09:38
Grid AN 13
Ship sunk: SS Bradfyne (Granville-type Freighter), 4707 tons
Cargo: Paper Products
Crew: 84
Crew lost: 62

January 18, 1940, 11:32
Grid AN 13
Ship sunk: MV Chestnut (Small Trawler), 99 tons
Crew: 13
Crew lost: 2

January 18, 1940, 18:14
Grid AN 13
Ship sunk: MV Crista (Small Merchant), 2229 tons
Cargo: Mail/Packages
Crew: 27
Crew lost: 11

January 20, 1940, 11:40
Grid AM 35
Ship sunk: HMS Ashanti (Tribal class), 1850 tons
Crew: 191
Crew lost: 1

January 22, 1940, 09:57
Grid AM 39
Ship sunk: HMS Woolston (V&W class), 1188 tons
Crew: 104
Crew lost: 4

January 24, 1940, 03:55
Grid AM 51
Ship sunk: SS Sea Tarpon (Large Cargo), 6897 tons
Cargo: Phosphates
Crew: 51
Crew lost: 15

January 24, 1940, 04:01
Grid AM 51
Ship sunk: SS Grafton (Large Cargo), 6898 tons
Cargo: Tobacco
Crew: 55
Crew lost: 26

January 24, 1940, 18:15
Grid AM 46
Ship sunk: SS Adrian (Coastal Freighter), 1873 tons
Cargo: General Cargo
Crew: 21
Crew lost: 12

January 25, 1940, 00:37
Grid AM 49
Ship sunk: SS Port Adelaide (Ore Carrier), 6449 tons
Cargo: Coal
Crew: 67
Crew lost: 32

January 26, 1940, 19:06
Grid BE 35
Ship sunk: SS Thistleglen (Granville-type Freighter), 4709 tons
Cargo: Military Vehicles
Crew: 105
Crew lost: 23

February 8, 1840, 11:48
Returned: Wilhelmshaven
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 11
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Merchant tonnage: 33959 tons
Warship tonnage: 3038 tons
Patrol tonnage: 36997 tons
Career Tonnage: 120484

On return to base I was awarded the Iron Cross, First Class as was my veteran Mechanikerhauptgefreiter, Johann-Walter Lind. The Iron Cross, Second Class was awarded to my 1WO, LtzS Kurt Myke, and to Mechanikermaat Willibald Mühlhaber. Funkmaat Gunter Domke and Sanitätsmaat Wilhelm Honsberg were both promoted from Bootsmann to Stabsbootsmann.

I think I'm officially addicted now, as the thrill of bagging my first warships led to an all-nighter. Fortunately I can afford the loss of sleep today as I'd taken the whole week off work! (Actually it's probably a good thing, I've been sleeping in all week and have to be up early tomorrow for a very long day - so I need to be dead tired tonight in order to get to sleep early.)

Anyway, the determination to stay up and continue the patrol paid off as I hadn't proceeded too far south and west after sinking the second destroyer when I got a report of a large convoy heading ENE towards the upper Western Approaches. Turned north for grid AM51 and was able to intercept at the front starboard corner of the four-column procession; a combination of darkness, rough seas and silent running at periscope depth allowed me to sneak in behind the Swan class patrolling ahead of the merchants and slip into position between the two nearest columns. At least two other escorts were patrolling at the rear of the formation, leaving the flanks largely unprotected.

I had my eye on the third ships in the two middle columns, the two biggest ships in the convoy. I set up a fast two eel spread for each; fired on the first one from about 1800m out, and the second from maybe 2300m; honestly I'm not sure because my nerves were so on edge! Trying to keep track of the two ships I was after; trying to keep track of all the other unsuspecting merchants as they sailed ever closer to pass fore and aft of us; trying to follow the movements of the head escort from the whispers being passed up from the hydrophone station; nerve-wracking, I tell you, absolutely nerve-wracking! But OMG the adrenalin!

But I got off all four torpedoes and all four hit, two per ship, as I ordered an immediate dive, then hard to port, and quickly lowered the 'scope. It seemed like only seconds later that we heard the distinct sounds of both merchants sinking into the abyss. Set course WSW, and off we went, dropping deeper and deeper as we slid through the water beneath the rest of the oncoming convoy. By the time they'd all passed over and around us, we were at 150m; the lead escort had given up looking for us, and the ones who stayed behind to patrol the area never even came close to guessing our location. Eventually they had to return to the flock and we were clear to resurface with almost 14000 tons of unlucky English shipping added to our tally.

We returned to base with one lonely torpedo sitting patiently in the stern tube, having saved that and one in the fore tubes for our journey home, during which we'd been ordered to patrol just east of Scapa Flow for 24 hours if our fuel reserves were sufficient. They were, but the weather refused to cooperate. A fierce winter storm lashed at our little boat all the way through the Nordsee, and visibility was almost nonexistent; so much so that we couldn't make out the ships of a large convoy moving through the area despite the hydrophone reports that indicated they were almost right on top of us. At the time we still had the one eel waiting in a fore tube, but with only that and the stern tube available, going up against an escorted convoy with barely 100m beneath our keel and less than 2000m visibility seemed like a very foolhardy undertaking, so we reported the contact, dropped to 80m and ran silent out of there.

We did come across a lone coastal freighter several hours later, and fired off a shot from a fore tube that just missed her bow as she turned away from its trajectory. Whether she somehow managed to spot our 'scope in the waves, or was simply getting bounced around too much in the storm to keep a steady course and depth, I'm not sure. Heaven knows it was all we could do to stay on course on the surface.

By the time we returned to base the wind had died down somewhat, but the cold rain persisted with a vengeance. Nevertheless, a highly successful patrol from which all hands returned happy and healthy.

And, yeah, I think I better turn up the realism a notch, since I'd like to be promoted to Kptl before my luck runs out. :O:

Gilbou 03-12-10 03:23 PM

Just sailed out.
Came back on 8th patrol with type IIA U-22
on April, 9th 1940

Ordered in December, 15h 1937, the U-99
was laid down March, 31th 1939. After
tests, she was commissioned April, 18th 1940

Took command of the U-99 type VIIB on
April, 10th 1940, moved with crew to
Willemshaven on 11th and took control of
U-99 on 22th 1940 at 06:00

Sailed with U-99 to Kiel, got her fitted with
type II torpedoes.

Departed for 9th patrol and U-99 first patrol,
brand new ship, April 23th 1940 at 06:45

U-22 was transfered to another command
and left for her patrol a week ago. Bdu
sent us a message on April, 25th 1940 at
08:02 to inform us U-22 failed to report
and came back from patrol. I left U-22
for U-99, U-22 went to sea for her first
patrol without me and she will never come
back...

frau kaleun 03-12-10 03:26 PM

:wah: Ouch man that's gotta hurt.

RIP, U-22.

Gilbou 03-12-10 03:32 PM

The radio message was a slap in the face.

Spent two years with the U-22, from 1st august 1939 (one month before the war even started !) to April, 9th 1940

Done 8 patrols with her, sending to the bottom of sea 30283 tons.

I took the U-99, sailed outside of the Kiel kanal and the message announcing the loss of U-22 reached me.

:wah:

Gilbou 03-13-10 01:27 AM

Almost got killed on my 9th patrol, first time with my U-99, brand new type VIIB

May, 19th 1940

03:00 En route to Kiel. Spotted warship medium
range in grid AM64. Started shooting at us,
ordered crash dive. Depth charged. Dived to 80,
then 100, then 120 meters. Warship circles and
depth charges us.

03:44 : Warship has given up and his heading south.
Setting depth to 80 meters, running silent running
for one hour. Then periscope check and surface if
possible.

06:06 : Spotted ship while on surface. Ordered
crash dive. Will remain below water until night.

23:00 : Spotted warship. This place is crawling
with patrol boats and destroyers. They know we
are travelling the passage and want us sinked.

23:30 : Took a depth charge directly on side of
Bow Torpedo. All four torpedo tubes are destroyed,
and pressure doors destroyed. Could not block
flooding from tubes : ordered evacuation of Bow
torpedo quarters, and pressure door is now closed.
Bow torpedo quarters are fully flooded, but ballast
tanks are still working, helping level the ship.
We have no wounded.

23:42 : We have bottomed the ocean floor. Engines
are stopped. Destroyers are circling around and
throwing depth charges. Ordered full stop and
silence.

--

May, 20th 1940

00:10 : Another depth charge close to us.
Flooding in bow quarters. Bow torpedo flooding
is increasing. We hear their sirens on top of us.

00:14 : Flooding in bow torpedo tubes under control.
Damage team working on bow quarters. Raising depth
to 30 meters and moving away.

00:17 : Stern is moving up but bow remains on
ocean floor. Depth remains at 39 meters. Trying
to move the sub up.

00:22 : Warship still running around. No ping,
no depth charges. We are waiting. Will have to
blow ballast to surface.

01:07 : Blowing ballasts.

01:11 : We are on surface. Ordering full ahead
speed. We have three dead : Bootsman Gert Eppen,
Matrosengefreiter Henning Hansen and Harald
Clausen. Two heavily wounded : Eberhard Hauber
and Wilhelm Schulz.

01:39 : Water has been pumped out of Bow Quarters.
But we cannot dive again or we will bottom the ship.
The Bow torpedo is full of water reducing our speed.
Chief engineer is taking care of wounded and then
will try to path the Bow Torpedo if possible to
increase level of bow.

--

May, 21th 1940

08:50 : Chief engineer has finished working on
the bow compartement. We have a huge hole on the
right, the depth charge must have exploded very
close. We have welded metal plates to try to avoid
too much water pouring in and slowing us down,
but the compartement is flooded. We have moded all
recipients we could find, filled with air, to
that compartement to level it higher than sea
line. Boat is almost level and we are running at
12 knots to Kiel. If any aircraft catches us on
surface, we might not make it.

--

May, 22th 1940

19:34 : Aircraft attacking us from stern. Ordered
flak gun to fire. Speed to flank ahead.

--

May, 23th 1940

06:00 We buried at sea our three dead.

11:01 - BdU orders to stop any use of the
magnetic pistols henceforth.

--

May, 26th 1940

00:52 : We are below 10 % fuel
We are 50 Km from Kiel.

03:24 : We have reached Kiel. End of patrol.

Sunk 1 tanker
4 cargo ships
1 warship
Total tonnage : 26165 tons
3 dead

Been awarded Iron Cross, First Class

Damage to Uboat has been very high. Hull integrity
loss is estimated to 85 %

Snestorm 03-14-10 02:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gilbou (Post 1310444)
Playing with all realism options set except map contacts (I like to draw interception things and etc. but I have to have to keep drawing where the ship is once spotted.) and I also have manual targetting off (tried once, ended in 1944 still with my type-II and almost 95 % of patrols without ever sinking anything).

type IIA
March 1940
Done 7 patrols, 8th underway
Started with 500 renown, actually got 1000
Trying to reach 2500 for a type VIIB

Writing my patrols logs in the blog in my signature.

If you can't afford the VIIB before the base change to France, I would strongly suggest you shell out 500 Renown for a IID. You'll need the range.

IIDs can, and realy have, done North Atlantic patrols.
(And it's a nice boat).

Snestorm 03-14-10 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1310575)
Strait of Gibraltar (more so inside and on towards the Med) was/still is a hive of activity,it was once a major trade hub for the British Empire and I reckon some very juicy targets could be found there,if one is brave and skillful enough to cope with the increased patrol craft in that area.
I wonder how GWX3 simulated this area?,only time will tell :arrgh!: *NO SPOILERS PLEASE*

It's a great place to take a IXB or IXC after finishing a patrol along the african coast, and coming up empty handed.

Snestorm 03-14-10 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1311335)
Patrol 5

U-35, 2 U-Boat Flotilla Saltzwedel
ObltzS Peter Schmidt, Commander

February 8, 1840, 11:48
Returned: Wilhelmshaven
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 11
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Merchant tonnage: 33959 tons
Warship tonnage: 3038 tons
Patrol tonnage: 36997 tons
Career Tonnage: 120484

And, yeah, I think I better turn up the realism a notch, since I'd like to be promoted to Kptl before my luck runs out. :O:

Cool!
Just look at that tonnage!
You sink more ships than I even get to see.

(You can get your realism up into the 80s, without making anything harder on yourself).

Gilbou 03-14-10 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1314364)
If you can't afford the VIIB before the base change to France, I would strongly suggest you shell out 500 Renown for a IID. You'll need the range.

IIDs can, and realy have, done North Atlantic patrols.
(And it's a nice boat).

I have added the missing renown for returning to port.
I was at 8 patrols, so I added 200 x 8 to my renown
(since this should have been in the game if there wasn't a bug)

I took the VIIB. I removed the deck gun.
I like its underswater speed and sleak look. It's a huge and
luxurious boat. I have spent 8 patrols in the type IIA. The biggest
problem was not the fuel, I always made sure I could come back
to port. The problem was only 5 torpedoes. I very often came
back to port after two weeks full of fuel because I had fired all
my torpedoes...

I really like the VIIB. Probably will keep it until the war's end.

type IIA -> type VIIB

I will then start a carreer with a type VIIB or C and move to a
type IX for long-range patrols.

Does the change to France port occurs automatically ?
I'm in September 1940 and my port is still Kiel.

kabex 03-14-10 04:45 AM

Quick question, I am reviewing my patrol logs and I do not get cargo information or crew men lost on the ship like frau kaulen, any ideas?

Also, when is the IID available? I am using the IIA on the 2nd flotilla in oct39, the only one available is the VIIB.

Snestorm 03-14-10 05:57 AM

U37 IX(A). 2. Flotilla. Patrol 7.
 
This is cool. My IX(A) managed to get assigned a VII grid.
Thought briefly about "doing my 24" and slipping off to my favorite grid, BC43 (Canada), but reconsidered. U37 must be the the southern most boat of a patrol line (Wolf Pack) covering the western side of Rockall. Can't leave a hole.

D. 6.dec.40.
02.37. Depart Lorient enrout to Patrol Grid AM43.
08.47. BF61. Alarm! Crash Dive for Aircraft.

Wasn't that nice of the RAF to see us off, and drop off some "presents". Just 35 miles out of port. No damage luckily, but a real wake up call.

D. 11.dec.40. BF14.
04.45. Ship Spotted.
T3 Tanker, making 12 Knots, and flying The Stars And Stripes.

D. 12.dec.40. AM87.
03.01. Ship Spotted.
Destroyer at 4500 Meters, and heading our way.
Full moon, calm & clear.
Turn bow on while diving to 100 meters. Undetected.

D. 12.dec.40. AM76.
08.56. Sound Contact. Merchant. Closing. Moving Slow.
09.08. Surface. Full Ahead. Variouse Courses and Speeds.
09.21. Target spotted by me on a reciprical course. Periscope Depth.
09.44. Coastal Merchant (2.047 GRT) Sunk.
Course 177. Speed 7 Knots. G7E Torpedo x 1.

D. 14.dec.40. AM43.
01.00. On Station.

D. 15.dec.43. AM43.
14.06. Radio Report. Convoy. AM19. East. 7 Knots. (Full Ahead for AM01).

D. 15.dec.40. AM01.
21.00. Ship Spotted. Destroyer! And Convoy!
Coming straight at us. Periscope Depth.
Don't like inside attacks. Turning 90 degrees for the stern tubes.

21.30. T2 Tanker (10.872 GRT) Sunk.
Convoy's Course 098. 7 Knots. (Thanks for the speed, BDU).
G7A Torpedo x 2. Full Moon. Calm & Clear.

22.58. Surface. Full Ahead.
The chase is on.

D. 16.dec.40. AM01.
00.01. Regained contact with Convoy.
00.03. Corvette Spotted!
This guy was good. It was a long way around him. Hard to see little thing!

01.47. Coastal Merchant (2.050 GRT) Sunk. G7A Torpedo x 1.
01.47. C2 Cargo (6.250 GRT) Sunk. G7E Torpedo x 3.
Night Submerged Attack. Full Moon. Calm & Clear.
Convoy's Course 098. Speed 7 Knots.
3 known escorts. Destroyer Front. Corvette Port. Destroyer Rear.
Second Corvette suspected on Starboard.

04.10. Surface. Full Ahead.
06.03. Regained contact with convoy.

08.05. T3 Tanker (11.654 GRT) Sunk. G7A Torpedo x 1.
08.06. Little Merchant (2.343 GRT) Sunk. G7E Torpedo x 1.
08.08. Little Tanker (4.276 GRT) Sunk. G7E Torpedo x 1.
No result on C2 Cargo fired on. G7E Torpedo x 1.
Presunrise Submerged Attack. Light. Clear & Calm.

My last Torpedo, a G7A is loaded into Tube 3.
The next 10+ hours are devoted to this single torpedo.

09.40. Surface. Full Ahead.
10.41. Contact regained with convoy. (Visibility Limit 7.000 Meters).
11.05. "We've been spotted!". Corvette is at 6.900 Meters. Escaping on surface.
11.13. "Ship Spotted!". DESTROYER! Dive! 100 Meters.
11.17. Report nearest warship. "No Warship Contact.".
11.28. Sound Contact. Warship. 156R. Moving Away. Moving Fast. Long Range.
11.29. Sound Contact. Warship. 158R. Moving Away. Medium Speed. Long Range.

12.20. Surface. Full Ahead.
13.43. Regained contact with convoy.
13.47. "We've been spotted! We've been spotted!". Dive! 100 Meters.
13.48. Sound. 2 Warships. Medium & Very Fast (35+ Knots!)

D. 16.dec.40. AM29.
16.00. Surface. Full Ahead.
17.05. Regained contact with convoy.

D. 16.dec.40. AM51.
18.40. Torpedo Impact. C2 Cargo hit. No Sinkings. No stragglers.

All Torpedoes (12) Expended. Status Report Sent. Returning to Lorient.

D. 17.dec.40. AM46.
08.00. Sound Contact. Convoy. Surface. Full Ahead. Standard Propulsion.
08.34. Destroyer & Convoy Sighted. Dive, Follow & Shadow.
09.40. Contact Report Sent.
Convoy's Course 051. Speed 11 Knots. Transports, Cargoes, and a Tanker.

D. 20.dec.40. BF12. (Shortcut across England's front lawn).
04.39. Corvette Spotted. 000R. Dive. 100 (of 134) Meters. Undetected.

D. 24.dec.40. Docked at Lorient.

Patrol Results: 7 Ships Sunk for 39.692 GRT.

U37's History To Date:
7 Patrols.
24 Ships Sunk. (Frau Kaleun does that in one patrol).
135.325 GRT.

Snestorm 03-14-10 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kabex (Post 1314510)
Quick question, I am reviewing my patrol logs and I do not get cargo information or crew men lost on the ship like frau kaulen, any ideas?

Also, when is the IID available? I am using the IIA on the 2nd flotilla in oct39, the only one available is the VIIB.

I believe Frau Kaleun uses SH3 commander to get all that ekstra log information.
I don't get that either.

How'd you get a IIA in the 2. Flotilla?
The 2. Flotilla usualy (if unaltered) starts you in a VIIB, and later progresses to IXs.
Neither the IIA nor IID have enough range to do 2. Flotilla Grids (African Coast and the like)

1. Flotilla starts with a IIA, and offers the IID in oktober 1939 for 500 Renown.
I don't think you can get either of these boats outside the 1. Flotilla.

kabex 03-14-10 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1314616)
I believe Frau Kaleun uses SH3 commander to get all that ekstra log information.
I don't get that either.

How'd you get a IIA in the 2. Flotilla?
The 2. Flotilla usualy (if unaltered) starts you in a VIIB, and later progresses to IXs.
Neither the IIA nor IID have enough range to do 2. Flotilla Grids (African Coast and the like)

1. Flotilla starts with a IIA, and offers the IID in oktober 1939 for 500 Renown.
I don't think you can get either of these boats outside the 1. Flotilla.

I am also using SH3 Commander and I don't see that information, forgot to include it.

Also, I am in 1st Flotilla, pardon me... another omission.

Thanks for the data, do I spend my 500 on the IID or save up for IXB & transfer to 2nd Flotilla?

I really want to get my hands on that 105mm deck gun.

Gilbou 03-14-10 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kabex (Post 1314510)
Quick question, I am reviewing my patrol logs and I do not get cargo information or crew men lost on the ship like frau kaulen, any ideas?

Also, when is the IID available? I am using the IIA on the 2nd flotilla in oct39, the only one available is the VIIB.

You need to use SH3 Commander. It is very good.
You can use it with stock game or with GWX 3 Gold
Not only it adds names ships, but it also keeps a log of ships
you sunk so you cannot sink the same ship twice in your logs.

Snestorm 03-14-10 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gilbou (Post 1314425)
I have added the missing renown for returning to port.
I was at 8 patrols, so I added 200 x 8 to my renown
(since this should have been in the game if there wasn't a bug)

I took the VIIB. I removed the deck gun.
I like its underswater speed and sleak look. It's a huge and
luxurious boat. I have spent 8 patrols in the type IIA. The biggest
problem was not the fuel, I always made sure I could come back
to port. The problem was only 5 torpedoes. I very often came
back to port after two weeks full of fuel because I had fired all
my torpedoes...

I really like the VIIB. Probably will keep it until the war's end.

type IIA -> type VIIB

I will then start a carreer with a type VIIB or C and move to a
type IX for long-range patrols.

Does the change to France port occurs automatically ?
I'm in September 1940 and my port is still Kiel.

The change to France should either have happened already, or will happen on your next patrol. One generaly gets a radio message saying "The base was changed to Brest/St. Nazaire". If it doesn't happen on your next patrol consult The All Knowing Jimbuna.
If your Radioman tells you that you have a message, press "M", then click on "Message".

The missing renown for returning to port should actualy be 100 per patrol, but that's OK.
I've done worse things than that.

Not sure why you would want to remove the deck gun. It can come in handy for Trawlers, Fishing Boats, Tugs, and finishing off ships you've managed to cripple with torpedoes.

The IIA & Fuel. No problem . . . until the move to France.
From that point on, the patrols get much longer. Just getting to France in a IIA can be exceptionaly challenging.

Enjoy your VIIB. It's a nice step up from either of the IIs, for sure.

Snestorm 03-14-10 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kabex (Post 1314641)
I am also using SH3 Commander and I don't see that information, forgot to include it.

Also, I am in 1st Flotilla, pardon me... another omission.

Thanks for the data, do I spend my 500 on the IID or save up for IXB & transfer to 2nd Flotilla?

I really want to get my hands on that 105mm deck gun.

Looks like you got the logs thing straight, which is good, cause I don't have that mod.

IIA til IID til IXB:
I've gone that route. It's not easy, but it is rewarding.
WARNING: Should you decide to do it this way, you may have to do at least one patrol out of France in the IID.

If you use a VIIB as a stepping stone to the IXB, there's an ekstra 2.000 Renown to make up.

Personal Recommendations.
From the 1. Flotilla: IIA, IID, IXB. (The hard way).
From the 7. Flotilla: VIIB, IXB. (Easy). (You get the VIIB, FREE.)

kabex 03-14-10 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1314689)
Personal Recommendations.
From the 1. Flotilla: IIA, IID, IXB. (The hard way).
From the 7. Flotilla: VIIB, IXB. (Easy). (You get the VIIB, FREE.)

I don't see the IXB on the 1st Flotilla, when does it become available?

I'll probably go for IID then save up for the IXB, I see it available in december 39 on the 2nd Flotilla.

Snestorm 03-14-10 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kabex (Post 1314695)
I don't see the IXB on the 1st Flotilla, when does it become available?

I'll probably go for IID then save up for the IXB, I see it available in december 39 on the 2nd Flotilla.

You have to wait until the 2. Flotilla opens to get your IXB.
It'll happen shortly after the move to France.

Gilbou 03-14-10 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1314663)
The change to France should either have happened already, or will happen on your next patrol. One generaly gets a radio message saying "The base was changed to Brest/St. Nazaire". If it doesn't happen on your next patrol consult The All Knowing Jimbuna.
If your Radioman tells you that you have a message, press "M", then click on "Message".

The missing renown for returning to port should actualy be 100 per patrol, but that's OK.
I've done worse things than that.

Not sure why you would want to remove the deck gun. It can come in handy for Trawlers, Fishing Boats, Tugs, and finishing off ships you've managed to cripple with torpedoes.

The IIA & Fuel. No problem . . . until the move to France.
From that point on, the patrols get much longer. Just getting to France in a IIA can be exceptionaly challenging.

Enjoy your VIIB. It's a nice step up from either of the IIs, for sure.

Right now I am doing my 11th patrol, second patrol with the VIIB.
Love that ship :)

It's November, 12th 1940. My base is still kiel and I received no message
until now about it.

I was told renown for returning was 200 per patrol :/
I need to remove renown now then. 8 x 200 - 8 x 100 that's
800 to remove. I was at 500 so I should have missed about 1200
renown to get the VIIB :damn:


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