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Kapitän 11-17-20 03:36 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Awards & Promotions Ceremony
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707447)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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- continued from 16 Nov., 2325h -

The totals of this 3rd war patrol with U 112 and 11th war patrol overall are:

Traveled surfaced: 4827.2sm - 21 days, 14h, 23min.
Traveled submerged: 103.2sm - 1 days, 21h, 2min.
Traveled total: 4930.4sm - 23 days, 11h, 25min.

Torpedo hits: 8 (7 ships sunk and 1 damaged)
Torpedo misses: 3 when the convoy was turning away.
Torpedo failures: 2 Eto (Pi-G7H) hit but failed to ignite and 1 Ato understeered in heavy sea 7/6.


6 cargo ships of 39151ts and 1 Auxiliary Cruiser of 12367ts sunk, for a total of 51518ts.

Of these, 3 steamers of 23805ts and the Auxiliary Cruiser were sunk out of convoy OB-238.
Also, 1 tanker of 18192ts was torpedoed during this convoy battle.

3 cargo ships sunk for 15346ts, each travelling independently.

Crash Dives: 2 - 1 from convoy escorts and 1 from an armed merchant.

Depth Charges: In all, 80 Wabos were dropped on the boat, inflicting no damage.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Sunday, 17 November 1940 - Lorient

Awards & Promotions:

Upon arrival in Lorient, the Senior Midshipman and acting II.W.O., was promoted to Ltnt.z.S., and was awarded with the E.K.I. He also received additional Torpedo Training in Lorient.

The Warrant Quartermaster, was also, rewarded with the E.K.I.

A Machinist’s Mate-D 2cl., was promoted to Warrant Machinist-D.

A Fireman-D 1cl. and a Fireman-E 2cl., were awarded with the E.K.II.

15 crew members were awarded with the U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen in Bronze.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-18-20 02:32 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol Completed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707642)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Sunday, 17 November 1940 - Lorient

Awards & Promotions:

Upon arrival in Lorient, the Senior Midshipman and acting II.W.O., was promoted to Ltnt.z.S., and was awarded with the E.K.I. He also received additional Torpedo Training in Lorient.

The Warrant Quartermaster, was also, rewarded with the E.K.I.

A Machinist’s Mate-D 2cl., was promoted to Warrant Machinist-D.

A Fireman-D 1cl. and a Fireman-E 2cl., were awarded with the E.K.II.

15 crew members were awarded with the U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen in Bronze.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Monday, 18 November 1940 - Lorient

Clearing out of boat. Placing boat in dry dock for Shipyard Overhaul. Routine work by the crew throughout.

The crew is given leave in two watches of 3 weeks each, with 2 weeks overlapping during Christmas and New Years.

Third war patrol with U 112 and eleventh war patrol overall completed.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

WolfyBrandon 11-30-20 05:05 PM

https://i.ibb.co/2NGHPG6/Patrol-02.jpg

July 20, 1941


After an extended shore leave from the long and successful first patrol, U-957 is now fully loaded with fuel, provisions, & torpedoes, and is currently heading out on her second patrol to patrol grid [BE13]

WolfyBrandon

Huno41 12-02-20 03:05 PM

U-52 VIIB, Patrol 10, July 21 1940
 
I was thinking this was gonna be a boring patrol but so far it's going very well.

Spotted a fast moving warship just northwest of Scapa Flow, looked like a light cruiser. I quickly maneuvered around for an intercept course at full speed and recognized it as a Fiji class. Once in position 600 meters sent 2 fish and both hit, it quickly sunk, returning to course now.

2 days later found a small task force of 2 auxiliary cruisers and a destroyer, i quickly got into position but they changed course and i couldn't get into an good position in time. could only shoot the rear auxiliary and so i did, 20 seconds later a torpedo impact in the stern followed by a huge explosion caused by a magazine detonation. managed to get away with no problems.

Now heading south towards my patrol grid near Gibaltrar strait, sunk one medium cargo and a large merchant.

foo_jam2002 12-03-20 08:30 AM

So, i am in my 13th patrol, end of 1940, i just got my new sub, the VIIB i think, 12 torpedoes, underwater range to help me stay undetected and it's the first time i have to patrol so far, at the Ireland coasts.

North of Great Britain, i detect my first convoy, 13 cargo ships, 1 destroyer leading them and 1 behind but kind of northward. I line up, measure the speed of one cargo, i do my manual targeting (i should make another post about my way of doing this, as an inexperienced player) and i hit it. As i was going away, i hit another one, one of the last in line cargo ships.

Being happy with the results, i steer clear from there with just 2 knots and silent running on. Well, now it's been maybe 2 days after and i haven't seen a notification about the ships being sunk. Was i so unlucky? Both of them managed to get to a port before they sink? One of them had caught 🔥. Are these one of these unlucky moments or is it a bug? I mean, if you don't keep an eye on the ship that you hit, you don't get the tonnage?

Any thoughts from more experienced players are welcome. Stay safe.

Huno41 12-03-20 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by foo_jam2002 (Post 2711055)

One of them had caught 🔥. Are these one of these unlucky moments or is it a bug? I mean, if you don't keep an eye on the ship that you hit, you don't get the tonnage?

Any thoughts from more experienced players are welcome. Stay safe.

You only get the kill if you around 20km from the ship iirc and fire does not damage them in the stock game however there's a mod for it

foo_jam2002 12-03-20 09:28 AM

I forgot to mention that i use the grey wolves mod/expansion. I was close to the ships for some time but i didn't know that i had to be relatively close. It probably had happened before and i didn't know then either. This means that i have to be close to danger in order to confirm the tonnage. Too bad. Thanks.

Seth Buttercrump 12-03-20 11:58 AM

First GWX campaign
 
I am currently battling through my first GWX campaign and have just completed my 33rd patrol during august 1943. It certainly gives a new lease of life to SH3 gameplay, and it is still my favourite sub game, having owned the original since 2005. My PC isn't really up to playing the newer ones anyway :)



My tonnage total is just short of the million mark, and the highlight so far was sinking HMS Hood in 1939. That was an interesting encounter, north of Scotland where I managed to penetrate the Task Force and hit her with 4 torpedoes, sneak away avoiding detection (not so easy later in the war of course) and then returned to find she was limping back towards Scapa Flow at 2 knots with her escorts a mile or two further ahead. 2 more torpedoes finished the job!

Huno41 12-04-20 09:19 AM

U-52 VIIB, Patrol 10, August 4 1940
 
As I was sailing by in CG86 when my game suddenly started lagging, dropped tc and went to periscope depth to listen to hydrophones. I could hear destroyers and warships. Got into visual range and saw HMS Hood, An illustrious carrier, a BB and 2 Light cruisers heading straight for me, quickly maneuvered around to an opening on the task force screen, and then they changed course :/\\!!

HMS hood was extremely close just 400m, made a quick solution and fired 3 fish on it and one on the carrier just behind and prayed they would all hit, for my surprise they all did, so I went ahead flank turned around and fired my stern tube on the carrier. ITS A HIT! Illustrious carrier sunk 23k tons.
Dived as fast I could and got the kill confirmation for HMS Hood, now I just had to make it out alive. Just after a few minutes of DC attacks managed to get away safely :)

foo_jam2002 12-12-20 09:23 AM

Something new happened when i saw a lone burning ship coming my way. After i hit one convoy ship and after the convoy had moved away (again, i didn't get the tonnage because i couldn't stay close for long, it's not realistic but this is another topic), this burning ship was moving southwards slowly, near Stornoway.

I wanted to finish the job, thinking it must be one of the 2 ships i hit in my first convoy encounter earlier, for which i never got the tonnage either (i made a post).

I was about to position my uboat to sink it once and for all but a coastal vessel appeared out of nowhere so i kept a distance, about 2 km and i was following it till it eventually sunk. I was expecting my sailors to cheer but i didn't get the tonnage...

Was it possible that a friendly uboat had caused the damage to that ship? I highly doubt it because that ship was not far from the point i hit it a few days earlier. At this time the game has become frustrating, it doesn't make sense that i have hit 3 ships, one sunk in front of me but my tonnage is 0 from these 3.

Seth Buttercrump 12-15-20 03:23 PM

The war is over!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Seth Buttercrump (Post 2711098)
I am currently battling through my first GWX campaign and have just completed my 33rd patrol during august 1943. It certainly gives a new lease of life to SH3 gameplay, and it is still my favourite sub game, having owned the original since 2005. My PC isn't really up to playing the newer ones anyway :)



My tonnage total is just short of the million mark, and the highlight so far was sinking HMS Hood in 1939. That was an interesting encounter, north of Scotland where I managed to penetrate the Task Force and hit her with 4 torpedoes, sneak away avoiding detection (not so easy later in the war of course) and then returned to find she was limping back towards Scapa Flow at 2 knots with her escorts a mile or two further ahead. 2 more torpedoes finished the job!


I have just completed the game- 46 patrols and just over 1.5 million tons of shipping sent to the bottom. SH3 Commander informed me that I was held captive by the Allies for 8 months and died in Berlin in 1969.

FeatsOfStrength 12-16-20 11:26 AM

Just started a new 1939 VIIB Campaign and I got the highest tonnage sunk I have ever managed in a single patrol (169,000gt), I was North West of Ireland and came across a large convoy, the convoy had no escort apart from HMS Rodney which was right in the middle of the convoy.

I sunk HMS Rodney, then reloaded and expended the last of my torpedo's on the other ships, at this point I realised there weren't any destroyers and the merchant ships weren't armed so I just went back and forth within the convoy using the deck gun and 20mm canon to sink every ship I could, I think I sunk close to 30 ships in the end all in one place.

Seth Buttercrump 12-18-20 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by FeatsOfStrength (Post 2714075)
Just started a new 1939 VIIB Campaign and I got the highest tonnage sunk I have ever managed in a single patrol (169,000gt), I was North West of Ireland and came across a large convoy, the convoy had no escort apart from HMS Rodney which was right in the middle of the convoy.

I sunk HMS Rodney, then reloaded and expended the last of my torpedo's on the other ships, at this point I realised there weren't any destroyers and the merchant ships weren't armed so I just went back and forth within the convoy using the deck gun and 20mm canon to sink every ship I could, I think I sunk close to 30 ships in the end all in one place.


Impressive!


I too have just begun another campaign with the VIIB and sank 12 Polish ships in my 2nd mission. I have just completed my 3rd patrol and while attempting to sneak into Scapa Flow suddenly found myself in the path of a huge fleet, and managed to sink both HMS Hood and Illustrious - made easier by the fact they were sailing in tandem!


Update: In my 6th patrol I managed to sink HMS Hood again, this time off the Irish coast! I wonder if I'll be able to get her again before I get the official radio message next year?

Kapitän 12-24-20 05:21 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
... The crew of U 112 is enjoying the Christmas holidays with their families, as their boat is overhauled, far away in the Lorient shipyard. Among other work being done, both Diesel Engines and the A-Periscope are being repaired, and a 3.7cm-SK-C/30 Flak Gun is being installed aft of the conning tower.

They know, that they need to "charge their batteries", because, in the new year, they will be sailing the oceans again and will have to "weather the storms" together, that the next war patrol surely will bring ...

On behalf of U 112 and it's entire crew,

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!!

FeatsOfStrength 12-26-20 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seth Buttercrump (Post 2714419)
Impressive!


I too have just begun another campaign with the VIIB and sank 12 Polish ships in my 2nd mission. I have just completed my 3rd patrol and while attempting to sneak into Scapa Flow suddenly found myself in the path of a huge fleet, and managed to sink both HMS Hood and Illustrious - made easier by the fact they were sailing in tandem!


Update: In my 6th patrol I managed to sink HMS Hood again, this time off the Irish coast! I wonder if I'll be able to get her again before I get the official radio message next year?

I managed to get the Hood (NE of the Hebrides) and the Nelson (SW of Cornwall) in the same patrol, I'm only up to September 1940 though I am equally interested to see what happens when the Bismark showdown comes in game. I have a funny feeling that the radio messages etc will happen anyway though this game has suprised me before.

Mandrisk 12-26-20 10:09 AM

My current campaign ended abruptly when sailing NW of the Orkneys towards my assigned grid, under a heavy storm, my watch crew noticed a destroyer just 600 m. away. They fried us.

Seth Buttercrump 12-30-20 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FeatsOfStrength (Post 2716384)
I managed to get the Hood (NE of the Hebrides) and the Nelson (SW of Cornwall) in the same patrol, I'm only up to September 1940 though I am equally interested to see what happens when the Bismark showdown comes in game. I have a funny feeling that the radio messages etc will happen anyway though this game has suprised me before.


I'm now up to May 41, just passed a million tons, and for the first time been promoted to Kapitanleutnant. I have had the official Bismark/Hood radio messages as expected.

Seth Buttercrump 01-08-21 01:34 PM

My campaign has now reached Dec 1942- 2 million tons sunk, and in my last mission managed to sink 4 Bogue class carriers and totalled over 100k for the second time. In one previous mission I tailed a wounded large tanker for several days, and over 2000km, hoping for the weather to clear so I could finish her off with the deck gun, but eventually lost contact in a storm south of Ireland.

Kapitän 01-09-21 04:27 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1941/2021 - 4th War Patrol - Preparation & Outfitting
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2715900)
... The crew of U 112 is enjoying the Christmas holidays with their families, as their boat is overhauled, far away in the Lorient shipyard. Among other work being done, both Diesel Engines and the A-Periscope are being repaired, and a 3.7cm-SK-C/30 Flak Gun is being installed aft of the conning tower.

They know, that they need to "charge their batteries", because, in the new year, they will be sailing the oceans again and will have to "weather the storms" together, that the next war patrol surely will bring ...

On behalf of U 112 and it's entire crew,

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!!



Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 9 January 1941 - Lorient

B.d.U. is on vacation from 9 January 1941 until 1 February 1941. His substitute is Frgt.Kpt. GODT.

Taking boat out of dry dock and putting on charging station. Beginning of pre-war patrol preparation.

During the shipyard time, a Diesel Fireman 1cl. was transferred to another Uboat and was replaced by a Boatswain’s Mate 2cl. on his first post-training deployment, as an additional lookout. Due to this, the Warrant Machinist-D will have to man the Stbd.-Diesel watch on the next war patrol.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 01-10-21 07:33 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1941/2021 - 4th War Patrol - Preparation & Outfitting
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2719890)


Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 9 January 1941 - Lorient

B.d.U. is on vacation from 9 January 1941 until 1 February 1941. His substitute is Frgt.Kpt. GODT.

Taking boat out of dry dock and putting on charging station. Beginning of pre-war patrol preparation.

During the shipyard time, a Diesel Fireman 1cl. was transferred to another Uboat and was replaced by a Boatswain’s Mate 2cl. on his first post-training deployment, as an additional lookout. Due to this, the Warrant Machinist-D will have to man the Stbd.-Diesel watch on the next war patrol.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Friday, 10 January 1941 - Lorient

Taking on of Fuel Oil (176.2cbm) and Lubrication Oil.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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