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Leandros 05-22-09 03:45 PM

U-108 - Nov. 2nd 1940 20:18 - Patrol 13 - North Hebrides Channel

Boy, oh, boy - another fat convoy approaching from North.....weather is excellent - heavy seas, good visibility.....


AndyW 05-22-09 05:37 PM

U-200 to Penang reporting in
 
Guess this is the new "Who else is holding up the honour..."-thread, so here's my last report:

Radio message from U-200, Type IX D2, Ltn. Heinrich Schonder, enroute from Lorient to Penang:

1507 AUGUST 11, 1943
TO: BDU
SURPRISED AT NIGHT BY ENEMY AIRCRAFT WITH SEARCHLIGHTS AT GRID 5487 WEST OF CAPETOWN. NO METOX WARNING. 1 BOMB HIT AFT TORPEDO ROOM CAUSING SEVERE DEMAGE. ALL SYSTEMS REPAIRED AFTER 14 HRS. PROCEEDING PATROL TO PASS CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

U-200 SCHONDER, 44TH DAY AT SEA

Cheers,

Leandros 05-22-09 06:24 PM

U-108 - Nov. 4th 1940 14:30 - Patrol 13 - South-Western Approaches

An average "fat" convoy it was with several LM's. Very bothersome escorts. Ref. the status report - all except an earlier Medium Cargo and a large tugboat (sunk by DG) are from above convoy.

We have backtracked North-West of the Hebrides and are now South of Ireland. We need to find something on which to spend our three remaining torpedoes (and shells). Calm sea, good visibility.


Paul Riley 05-22-09 06:28 PM

As some of you may know this is my first patrol using GWX 3.0 Gold,having had to start again from the beginning of the war,but I KNOW it will have been worth it in the end.

Captain Willi Werner (seriously :har:) (sounds like willi warmer:har:)
U-14
Type IIA
1st Flotilla , Kiel
1st August 1939
Mission - To patrol grid AN81
.................................................. ................................................

Orders are for a 5 day shakedown patrol.Exactly what BDU means when they tell us this is uncertain,what is certain is that we are on the verge of war,and when that day comes we and my comrades shall sail out to meet all our enemies in defiance,and in defence of our beloved fatherland.
From AN81 that puts us closest to the SE tip of Great Britain,with a good selection of local ports in that area.Our choices therefore will be to either-

- Embark on a small daring reconaissance patrol just off the SE coast.
- Sail into the mouth of the English Channel and again patrol the immediate area.

Our options then are clear,all that remains is my decision.

02:55
Left Kiel on a clear crisp morning,escorted by one of our patrol craft.The view of the harbour in this light was breathtaking,we even waved to a passing merchant all lit up as he entered the harbour.We looked up in pride as units of the Luftwaffe thundered above us on a south westerly course,no doubt reconnaisance craft.
What lies ahead of us from here on is uncertain,all I know is that my men are brave and loyal,and we will do everything in our power to dent and finally smash the armour of our age old enemies.
May the fury of the old Germanic gods sail with us and carry us to victory!

end of preliminary report
.................................................. .................................................

This is it! its showtime! wish me luck men on my first GWX mission into the bowels of hell!! :arrgh!:

Monica Lewinsky 05-22-09 07:12 PM

I've been busy patrolling here and learned how to dance as a side trip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw

Pohl 05-22-09 08:43 PM

Patrol 2 of U-507
Left Lorient on September 30, 1941
Patrol Grid CG89


06:35 October 1
Found and sunk a Liberty Cargo (S.S. Henry Ward Beecher, 7335 tons) roaming at grid BF 47

14:14 October 3
Found and sunk a Large Merchant (S.S. Major Wheeler, 10616 tons) roaming at grid BF 48

14:51
Found and sunk a Coastal Freighter (S.S Scania, 1869 tons) in same grid BF 48

03:25
Found and sunk a Tramp Steamer (S.S. Robin Locksley, 1965 tons) at grid BE 96

Total of tonnage: 21785, crew earned 4 U-boat war badges and 1 Iron Cross Second Class


Patrol #3 of U-507
Left Lorient on October 28, 1941
Patrol Grid AM-64


22:25 October 29
Found and sunk HMS Fernie part of a medium sized convoy (Hunt I class, 1000 tons) at Grid AM 64
22:30 S.S. George M. Pullman sunk part of a medium sized convoy (Liberty Cargo, 7335 tons)
22:38 HMS Vimy sunk part of a medium sized convoy (VW Classes, 1188 tons)
22:39 S.S. Harpagon sunk part of a medium sized convoy (Ore Carrier, 8038 tons)
22:41 HMS Wakeful sunk part of a medium sized convoy (VW Classes, 1188 tons)
22:43 S.S. Caswell sunk part of a medium sized convoy (Passenger/Cargo, 2253 tons)
01:35 S.S. Bengore Head sailing alone (Granvill-type Freighter, 4707 tons)
1:50 GMS Mendip sunk was part of the earlier convoy (Hunt I class, 1000 tons)
9:33 Resolute found it sailing alone (Schooner, 17 tons)
11:29 HMS Minalto was escorting a medium tanker, but I run out of torpedoes and shells so I left the tanker badly injured (Isles class, 540 tons)

Total of Tonnage: 27311 tons, crew earned 8 U-boat war badges and 1 Knight's Cross Second Class

Leandros 05-23-09 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1105634)
Orders are for a 5 day shakedown patrol.Exactly what BDU means when they tell us this is uncertain,what is certain is that we are at war,and we and my comrades sail out to meet our enemies in defiance,and in defence of our beloved fatherland.

Paul, please do not forget that the war hasn't started yet. Well-informed sources imply it might start end of the month (against Poland). According to our Führer England and France shall most probably keep out of it. As they have on the various incidents the last couple of years....:smug:..

Leandros 05-23-09 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monica Lewinsky (Post 1105657)
I've been busy patrolling here and learned how to dance as a side trip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw

What is this...?.....a recruitment video for gays in the Navy....:rock:.....hurrah, they finally made it...! And, what could be more practical as with the confined spaces and long, lonely journeys. Problem is they are admitting all those women into the service, too. That always stir things up...:damn:.....not practical. Besides, pregnancy is no good for crew rosters....

Paul Riley 05-23-09 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1105797)
Paul, please do not forget that the war hasn't started yet. Well-informed sources imply it might start end of the month (against Poland). According to our Führer England and France shall most probably keep out of it. As they have on the various incidents the last couple of years....:smug:..

Lets hope so Kapt.Leandros,
Our strength is no where near capable of matching the Royal Navy in open battle.My men will nervously be tuning in to the latest events over the coming days and weeks.

Kapt.W.Werner

Leandros 05-23-09 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1105819)
Lets hope so Kapt.Leandros,
Our strength is no where near capable of matching the Royal Navy in open battle.My men will nervously be tuning in to the latest events over the coming days and weeks.

Kapt.W.Werner

Thank you, W!

The Royal Navy's capabilities are highly overrated, they shall eventually become over-stretched. Let us just hope our torpedoes shall work properly. There are rumours of heated discussions in the higher levels of command. The TVA (Torpedo Versuchs Anstalt) is under heavy criticism but does not accept it. Let us hope the next few months shall bring clarity in this. If the Baltic freezes over this winter the new test trials shall become difficult.

Leandros 05-23-09 11:05 AM

U-108 - Nov. 5th 1940 19:37 - Patrol 13 - South-Western Approaches

Bumped into a small tanker. 5 rounds from the DG set it ablaze. 10 more rounds later and it is still truddling along.....



Paul Riley 05-23-09 12:26 PM

You know when BDU order 1st Flotilla UBoats to carry out "a shakedown for 5 days" is that just another way of saying a standard patrol,or reconnaisance mission? In other words,preparations for war,giving the fresh crews 5 days to get accustomed to their new UBoats and life at sea.

Thanks.

Leandros 05-23-09 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1106034)
You know when BDU order 1st Flotilla UBoats to carry out "a shakedown for 5 days" is that just another way of saying a standard patrol,or reconnaisance mission? In other words,preparations for war,giving the fresh crews 5 days to get accustomed to their new UBoats and life at sea.

Thanks.

A "shakedown" is simply to find - and correct - flaws in crew and equipment.....

Jimbuna 05-23-09 12:45 PM

On the 5th day of your patrol you'll receive a radio message telling you to return to base (if you'd chosen the 7th IIRC Flotilla out of Konigsberg you should return to base and imediately request a transfer to the 1st or 2nd operational flotillas).

Your 2nd patrol should commence on the 24th August (if using SH3 Commander set your days in port to 20) which allows you to travel in a neutral SH3 world to your assigned patrol grid in preparation for the commencement of hostilities....just like they did in RL.

Pohl 05-23-09 01:27 PM

U-507 was sunk in her 4th patrol, run into a Task Force convoy and between the mess above and aiming at the escorts a tanker hit us, leaving heavy hull damage and flooding.

-------------------------------------------------------------
In my cholera I decided to give the royal navy a test of the XXI u-boat, this is my new career...looks very promising :yeah:

http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/t...cin/patrol.jpg

Leandros 05-23-09 01:52 PM

A XXI in 1939 is not bad...!

Paul Riley 05-23-09 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1106048)
On the 5th day of your patrol you'll receive a radio message telling you to return to base (if you'd chosen the 7th IIRC Flotilla out of Konigsberg you should return to base and imediately request a transfer to the 1st or 2nd operational flotillas).

Your 2nd patrol should commence on the 24th August (if using SH3 Commander set your days in port to 20) which allows you to travel in a neutral SH3 world to your assigned patrol grid in preparation for the commencement of hostilities....just like they did in RL.

Jim,
Just two things mate,
I presume I am not to open fire on any shipping whatsoever during this time?,and if that is the case,will any warships that sight us open fire?,would they be suspicious of a German UBoat sailing in the North Sea?.

Second,the current date is 1st Aug (as you will no doubt already know),5 days on patrol takes me to the 6th Aug,about 3 days return journey (thats if you still get renown for manually returning the UBoat) takes me to about the 9th,20 days in port takes me to 29th Aug.As Poland was invaded on the 1st Sept that gives me about 2-3 days to reach my next patrol before the seas become hostile.Would you agree this is correct?
Sorry for being naive here,but I need to ask all this as if I know nothing.This is far more complex now than the stock game,that I have been so used to,and rightly so.

Thanks!

Paul Riley 05-23-09 02:21 PM

Jim,

I set my days in port for 18,that gives us a good 5 days to get in position well in advance.I think that is correct,well ive just worked it all out on paper,so... :yeah:

nikbear 05-23-09 02:32 PM

U-64 reporting in,good patrol in the western approaches,
Kaleun Georg Willhelm Schulz

4.2.40. 1824 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! SS Accordance (Coastal Freighter), 1869 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 28. Crew lost: 21 1959 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! HMS Kingston (J&K classes), 1690 tons. Crew: 243. Crew lost: 218 2231 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! SS Sea Tarpon (Large Cargo), 8393 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 48. Crew lost: 12 5.2.40. 0415 Grid AN 13 Ship sunk! SS Waroonga (Large Old Cargo), 8228 tons. Cargo: Wine/Spirits. Crew: 74. Crew lost: 56 0950 Grid AN 13 Ship sunk! SS Empire Glade (Empire-type Freighter), 6780 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 44. Crew lost: 26 6.2.40. 2123 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! MV Beacon Grange (Fast Freighter), 13241 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 63. Crew lost: 61 2158 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS Adherence (Coastal Freighter), 1870 tons. Cargo: Aircraft. Crew: 26. Crew lost: 15 7.2.40. 0037 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS St. Rosario (Medium Composite Merchant), 4669 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 44. Crew lost: 24 0512 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! SS Sea Beaver (Large Cargo), 6338 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 39. Crew lost: 4 0812 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! SS Umvuva (Medium Composite Merchant), 4670 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 66. Crew lost: 41 0814 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! SS Barbara (Medium Composite Merchant), 4671 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 52. Crew lost: 20 1634 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! HMS Rodney (HMS Rodney), 36000 tons. Crew: 1640. Crew lost: 1049 1637 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 12
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonage: 98419 tons

:yeah:Time for some beers :arrgh!:

Paul Riley 05-23-09 02:46 PM

Nice one nik :up:

Good day to you also my friend :up:


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