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Gerald 12-17-2010 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1555160)
Things proved very hard for U-505 and Heinx von Harris in the Med.
All ships are escorted and the enemy air force has a constant presence in the skies.
Three patrols have been completed

No 19: 19 Mar 1942 - 8 Apr 1942 24 days 21998 grt
No 20: 14 Jun 1942 - 3 July 1942 20 days 20568 grt
No 21: 19 Aug 1942 - 12 Sep 1942 25 days 35895grt

During patrol No 19 U-505 met one of Sir Tovey's TFs : 1x King George 2xNelson 2x Fiji 10xDDs.
The weather was in favor of U-505 but a miscalculation during the submerged approach caused major trouble. When the pericope was raised von Harris saw the battleships crossing this path at bearing 160 - 190 and the DDs charged him immediately. The two stern torps were launched against the KG , one missed the other a dud. U-505 escped with medium damages and three dead men.

Note : I have seen that TFs are easier to find in the Med than in the Atlantic but they they travel faster (18 - 20kts) and it is very difficult to intercept them unless they come your way.

Intercept in the right way and in the vicinity, and as you say they are of a high speed. A CL Kent class passed by a while ago, she had 30 knots of speed.

VONHARRIS 12-19-2010 02:31 AM

U-505 Patrol No23
Finally patrolling those dangerous waters of the Med paid off.
Date and Time
Occurrences 23
U-505, 23rd/29th Flotilla
Left at: December 6, 1942, 02:19
From: La Spezia
Mission Orders: Patrol grid CH73 CH 76Ship sunk! SS Snabb (Tramp Steamer), 1964 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 32. Crew lost: 4 CH 81Ship sunk! SS Matheran (Large Merchant), 10615 tons. Cargo: Textiles. Crew: 97. Crew lost: 80 CH 76Ship sunk! SS A. M. Simpson (Coastal Freighter), 1869 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 21. Crew lost: 7 CH 73Ship sunk! SS Adriana Barbara (HMT Aquitania), 45557 tons. Cargo: Mail/Packages. Crew: 242. Crew lost: 14 CH 75Ship sunk! SS Montrose (Large Troop Ship), 24010 tons. Cargo: Passengers. Crew: 312. Crew lost: 212
0631Grid CH 75Ship sunk! HMCS Uganda (Fiji class), 10725 tons. Crew: 829. Crew lost: 422 CH 73Ship sunk! SS Stig Gorthon (Tramp Steamer), 1965 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 27. Crew lost: 13 CH 73Ship sunk! SS Gauntlet (Medium Cargo), 5084 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 61. Crew lost: 21017
Grid CH 81Ship sunk! SS Typhoon (Medium Cargo), 5085 tons. Cargo: Military Stores. Crew: 56. Crew lost: 49 CH 76Ship sunk! SS Farida (Small Freighter), 2230 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 20. Crew lost: 2 CH 76Ship sunk! SS Lookout (Medium Cargo), 5077 tons. Cargo: Sugar. Crew: 44. Crew lost: 23
0112 Patrol results (just in time to celebrate my birthday 23 December RL)
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 11
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 114181 tons

Sinking of the SS Adriana Barbara (HMT Aquitania), 45557 tons
15 Dec 1942 10:00
Von Harris and his sound man hear heavy screws fading away at high speed bearing 20 - 50. A task force has just crossed their path at a very long range.
As nothing is heard , von Harris decides to sutface the boat. Current depth is 40m.
While raising to the surface , new sounds appear bearing 295 and closing in a steady east course. Von Harris stays at periscope depth and waits , doing 2kts silent running.
Ships are closing in now bearing 310 Two warships and a merchant can be clearly heard
Targets speed is estimated to 5kts course east. Von Harris orders all 4 tubes flooded. Up scope
Targets are visualy identified : A huge 4 funnel liner a Black swan and a Hunt II.
U-505 continues at 2 Kts same course. Targets situation unchanged
The liner is at bearing 340 showing her huge hull in the periscope. Torpedoes are set at medium speed as range is estimated at 7500m , impact pistols.
Fire 1 - 4 spread 0f 4 torpedoes 3 sec delay
Impacts : 3 explode 1 dud
Breaking noises. The escorts can not be heard. The liner is sinking. Down to 160m Silent running escape

Note : How much mail would a 45k tonnage ship carry?

unterseemann 12-19-2010 04:56 AM

U-151 Kptlt R.Eickmeyer
3rd/11th flotilla La Rochelle

Patrol 5: 03/05/44-15/05/44 (13 days)

07/05/44:2 ships convoy detected by watch crew in BF21. 2 granville freighters. course and speed estimated 220°, 8kn. Position not ideal for attack. Match speed and course and slowly gain good position. Simultaneous attack, 1 TIII torp to each ship. Torpedo hit after 71 sec followed by the other 18 sec later. First ship sank in the minute. The other stay afloat and a coup de grāce is fired 15 min after
01:57 SS Tresillian 4.707 tons
02:18 SS Capo Olmo 4.708 tons

11/05/44: Large convoy coming at us in AM97. Choppy seas with quite good visibility. More than 35 ships and at least 7 escorts... Fired a gnat to a medium merchant in the left outer column. Impact after 85 seconds, sinking noise. Never detected and escaped harmless.
04:29 Unknown Medium Merchant 5.173 tons

12/05/44: Fast large danish tanker heading 70. Fired our last torpedoe but missed. Resume course to La Rochelle

16:12 Docked at La Rochelle

Patrol results:
3 ships for 14.588 tons

Carreer results:
12 ships for 55.672 tons

Kptlt R.Eickmeyer is now commissioning a type VIIC uboot
Next patrol not expected before mid-july 1944

To von Harris: good job with the liner! You seem to be quite lucky with those, i've only see two of them in almost five years of playing...:doh:

reignofdeath 12-19-2010 06:09 PM

Question as to this stuff below, (I copied it from someones patrol report) but is there a download that automatically sets this up for you?? the crew lost and cargo carried?? or is that all done manually??

1039 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! HMS Brazen (A&B classes), 1350 tons. Crew: 190. Crew lost: 1
1059 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! HMS Resolution (Revenge class), 31000 tons. Crew: 1199. Crew lost: 11
1107 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! MV Teakwood (Modern Tanker), 7292 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 51. Crew lost: 38
1109 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! SS Ole Wegger (Whale Factory Ship), 12017 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 126. Crew lost: 5
1110 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! SS N. T. Nielsen-Alonso (Whale Factory Ship), 12016 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 131. Crew lost: 128
1122 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! SS Port Auckland (Ore Carrier), 8085 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 86. Crew lost: 15
1127 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! SS Manaar (Large Merchant), 5459 tons. Cargo: Machinery. Crew: 107. Crew lost: 39
1132 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! SS Ixion (Ore Carrier), 8083 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 86. Crew lost: 67
1142 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! SS Talthybius (Ore Carrier), 8084 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 96. Crew lost: 82
1218 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! SS Raranga (Large Merchant), 5460 tons. Cargo: Machinery. Crew: 98. Crew lost: 24
1242 Grid BE 64 Ship sunk! SS Krasnoe Znamya (Tramp Steamer), 2432 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 22. Crew lost: 0

kaleun69 12-19-2010 08:42 PM

SHIII Comander is a mod, that among other things, adds the those details (ship name, cargo, crew lost) at the end of your patrol.

OSU 12-19-2010 09:55 PM

Actually, SH3 Commander is not a mod, it is sort of an add-on to the game. It does not change the game like a mod would. It just adds more immersion.

reignofdeath 12-19-2010 10:29 PM

Point is I have Sh3 Commander and GWX and it doesnt do the cargo and crew lost and stuff like that, just ships and their names.? Forgot to mention that part lol

Sailor Steve 12-19-2010 11:21 PM

Do you have the latest version, 3.2? That is the only one that does it. If you do have that version I don't know what's wrong, because it works out of the box for most people.

Gargamel 12-19-2010 11:24 PM

May have to enable the option in the settings though.

reignofdeath 12-19-2010 11:28 PM

I just checked its 3.2.. hmmm

Sailor Steve 12-19-2010 11:30 PM

Gargamel might have a point. Check under Career Options and make sure that Use Historic Ship Names is checked. I didn't think it would give names at all without it, but you never know...

reignofdeath 12-19-2010 11:34 PM

Says Use Real Ship Names in patrol log, and that is checked.

Gerald 12-19-2010 11:40 PM

Then everything is fine!

Gargamel 12-20-2010 12:17 AM

Try randomize ship tonnage?

Gerald 12-20-2010 12:24 AM

I've tried but I think it sucks,but of course, try this not hurt :lurk:

Jack Cutter 12-20-2010 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by USNSRCaseySmith (Post 1556829)
Point is I have Sh3 Commander and GWX and it doesnt do the cargo and crew lost and stuff like that, just ships and their names.? Forgot to mention that part lol

I'm having the same problems. I also get ship names in my patrol logs, but never any crew lost or cargo information. It's a strange problem...

I'm beginning to wonder if it's an OS problem. I have windows Vista Home Edition 32 Bit....what do you run?

Missing Name 12-20-2010 07:31 AM

U-127, Kapitanleutnant Ohne ein Namen.
Type IXB: 10.5cm deck gun, 2 FlaK/30 Zwilling.
Patrol 24, set out from Lorient. Early July, 1942.


July 12: Intercepting a small merchant. She is unaware of our presence. Took a good 10 minutes to sink after a torpedo to the middle.

Alright, enough with the dates. I'll just tell you all why I love the IX so much. Took down a destroyer with the deck gun and sank the ships in the small convoy. Slight damage.

Pissed off an ASW trawler. Destroyed my radio, sonar, hydrophone, periscopes, aft batteries, FlaK guns, and brought my fuel down to less than 25% after a fit to the tanks. Made it back from the Carribean to Lorient with a bit less than 10% of my fuel remaining. 37% hull integrity. (And no 10.5 shells left.)

reignofdeath 12-20-2010 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Cutter (Post 1557006)
I'm having the same problems. I also get ship names in my patrol logs, but never any crew lost or cargo information. It's a strange problem...

I'm beginning to wonder if it's an OS problem. I have windows Vista Home Edition 32 Bit....what do you run?

Ive got randomize ship tonnage on but as far as OS im running windows 7 with SH3 and Commander installed straight to the C drive.

VONHARRIS 12-21-2010 04:37 AM

U-505 29th patrol
Yesterday night I completed the most succesful patrol ever : 185000 tons
The renown I took was 5000 points.

It took place in the Med.
I will post the patrol log soon. I am posting this from my laptop because I can not wait to go home to post the complete report.

I even sunk the RMS TITANIC!

EDIT : I am posting the logs

second page

Gargamel 12-21-2010 05:43 PM


Nice haul!

Funny though... you dont have any "average" ships, theyre either huge or tiny lol.

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