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sublynx 08-14-11 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by JazzJR (Post 1727869)

Damn, nice find :yeah: Just when I am planning to take my current U-boat to a Mediterranean campaign.

And another good reason to learn more German :O: Oh why oh why was I so lazy during those German classes 20 years ago...

JazzJR 08-14-11 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1727892)
Damn, nice find :yeah: Just when I am planning to take my current U-boat to a Mediterranean campaign.

And another good reason to learn more German :O: Oh why oh why was I so lazy during those German classes 20 years ago...

I can read it :D but some parts in it aren't good visible. But most time there just is writting diving from plane or bad weather, surface to load the E-Machines , new routes and such stuff :03: Oh and in the 2nd page is written that 50% of the crew were sick on Shigellosis and that one Maat had to stay in Salamis (Greece) because of Jaundice (yellowning)





sublynx 08-14-11 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JazzJR (Post 1727911)
I can read it :D but some parts in it aren't good visible. But most time there just is writting diving from plane or bad weather, surface to load the E-Machines , new routes and such stuff :03: Oh and in the 2nd page is written that 50% of the crew were sick on Shigellosis and that one Maat had to stay in Salamis (Greece) because of Jaundice (yellowning)





That's just the kind of stuff I love to read about :)

JazzJR 08-14-11 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1727919)
That's just the kind of stuff I love to read about :)

It is intersting to read indeed, but the most just stopped at a point. Mostly because it was sunk. U-853 sunk with all crew (It was probably the last submarine sunk). On U-453 all survived only one died. I think you should really do the trip and visit U-995 in Laboe (Kiel) if you didn't yet :) Its the last remaining VII/C41 U-Boat.

Kaptain Schlag 08-14-11 04:10 PM

Patrol 1
U-159 Type IXC
Hans Christ
Patrol in and around Caribbean sea
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Left port: Jan 1st 1942
Proceeded across Atlantic.

En route, encountered two large-ish tankers and a medium cargo all under french colors. Considered neutral but wondered WITW were they doing out here. Wanted to sink but orders are orders, back stabbing swine.

Proceeded into Caribbean sea.

Engaged Coastal Freighter and Small Merchant on surface with deck gun.
Encountered enemy fire but decided to duke it out.
Some damage taken hull integrity reduced to 78%

Proceeded west-north-west. Picked up two visual merchant contacts. One was a troop transport, the later a Granville type freighter. Kaptain Christ and the U-159 dove to p-depth and set up a prime attack angle. Three torpedoes were sent T (II's) at the transport. The transport promptly sunk after 30min.
The granville dodged a torpedo, and U-159 surfaced to engage. Hull integrity dropped to 58% after several hits, but the Granville was sunk with 105mm rounds.

U-159 proceeded past jamaica and contact was made with a clemson class DD. A torpedo missed and U-159 escaped after 90 min of inaccurate but persistent depth charging escape was made to the north.

A day and a half later, a large tanker was sunk. Two night later a passenger cargo was sunk on the east coast of Florida. U-159 returned to port on the 8th of march.
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More detailed reports to follow as use of paper and pencil will take place!
Hans Christ.

sublynx 08-14-11 04:43 PM

U-331, patrol 1, report 9
 
Lt.z.s. Theodor Wald
U-331, VIIC
1. Flottille, Kiel

2150 Getting away from the Black Swan sighted at 177 rb. Speed LF.
0856 BB9935 OS 15, Sea 7, cloudy, vis. medium. Airplane long range, 201 rb. Crash dive. A surprise to see an airplane in this grid, especially during morning. The plane must have left Halifax during the night. Possibly the plane was a carrier-borne aircraft or flying from a new air base.
1430 BC7742 Airplane long range, 200 rb. Crash dive. 1433 and 1435 first airplane engines clearly heard in the boat, followed by explosions. At the time of the explosions we were at A and A+5. No damage. Very surprised about this attack. We should have been clearly out of range of land-borne aircraft.
1512 BC7745 At 1510 hours fast warship screws heard, long range, getting closer. Surfaced, AK north. Possible carrier task force? Only one internal torpedo left, Rohr 5. Still trying to get a chance of interception.
1517 PD. The waves make fast surface running impossible. The diesel engine loses air once a minute. Had to give up the chase. Now listening.
1519 Warship closing 251 rb. Own course 3 tb.
1522 Warship, range constant, 257 rb. Task force course estimation N, fast speed.
1525 Surfaced. Radioed contact report.

18.4.1941
2316 BC7984 NNO 9, Sea 5, clear, vis. medium. External G7a moved inside. One G7e left in Rohr 5 and one G7a in stern internal storage.

19.4.1941
1609 BC8725 A merchant ship sighted, long range. Turning to intercept course.
1617 Trying to intercept with the constant bearing method.
1625 Estimated course 260. PD - a suspected deck gun on the stern of the ship.
1626 Slow screws in the hydrophone. 24 RPM - small 2300 BRT merchant - four knots?
1637 Estimated course 270. Range 2100 meters.
1643 The ship is a 4600 BRT medium steamer. Engine unknown, so speed can't be estimated from RPM's.
1644 Speed estimation fixed wire method 4 knots.
1646 Still 4 knots, contact 120 rb, own course perpendicular to enemy's estimated course.
1647 A 75 mm gun on the stern deck.
1649 3 knots.
1652 3 knots, 133 rb.
1656 2 knots, 151 rb.
1657 Preset TDC, 700 meters, AZ depth 3 meters.
1701 Rohr 5. 176 rb, gyro angle 0, estimated run time 45 seconds. Aimed below the funnel.
1702 After a run of 52 seconds a hit 5 meters from the funnel, to the stern side. Flames and smoke rising from the deck. Probable engine room damage. Started loading our last torpedo. The ship was probaly somewhat faster than 2 knots.

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3...rayscale02.png

1704 KF east. The fire on the deck has been put out, but the ship seems to sinking.
1710 The ship has a 30 degree list to the starboad side and a 15 degree list on the stern side. Water visible on the stern deck. Hydrophone man says he does not hear the ship's engines.
1715 Torpedo loaded.
1746 Surfaced, continuing towards Kiel. One G7a left. The 4600 BRT merchant presumed a sure sinking, although not witnessed sinking.
1757 The ship seen sinking.
1909 BC8723 Continuing towards Kiel.

sublynx 08-14-11 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JazzJR (Post 1727922)
It is intersting to read indeed, but the most just stopped at a point. Mostly because it was sunk. U-853 sunk with all crew (It was probably the last submarine sunk). On U-453 all survived only one died. I think you should really do the trip and visit U-995 in Laboe (Kiel) if you didn't yet :) Its the last remaining VII/C41 U-Boat.

Oh the trip to U-995 would be marvelous, but for now I have to be content in seeing Vesikko (a kind of pre type II made in Finland in the 1930's) in Helsinki. :wah:

JazzJR 08-15-11 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1727985)
Oh the trip to U-995 would be marvelous, but for now I have to be content in seeing Vesikko (a kind of pre type II made in Finland in the 1930's) in Helsinki. :wah:

I visited U-995 two times. They like to paint the Torpedo in the front. :D Also the Diesel Engine has a funny color. But it is worth a visit. :yep:

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:19 PM

Patrol 11 of U-47

Very nice patrol; only four ships, but totalled 33,321 tons, bringing our score up to 242,672 tons.

First, though, some very nice shots of Admiral Hipper docked at Wilhelmshaven. Taken as we left Germany for the last time. We had one torpedo left (stern tube) when we received the long-awaited message reassigning us to operations out of Lorient. The crew was quite pleased to hear this, naturally.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11A.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11B.jpg

Ship #1: Large Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11D.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11E.jpg

Ship #2: Large Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11F.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11H.jpg

Ship #3: Ore Carrier
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11I.jpg

Ship #4: Ore Carrier
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11K.jpg

Miltiades 08-15-11 05:26 PM

You used all your torpedoes on those ships?

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:27 PM

Patrol 12 of U-47

Our first patrol out of Lorient found us heading north. We ended up going straight down the east Irish coast, picking off victims as we went, although we were disappointed to find that the pickings weren't as lucious as we'd hoped. Still, we managed to bag seven ships for a total of 26,809 tons, bringing our total to 269,481 tons.

Upon return to Lorient, KL Hossel was informed he'd been awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross. He immediately boarded a plane for Berlin, where he was presented with his latest award by the Fuhrer himself. Not only that, he was surprised to be presented the Swords to his Knight's Cross as well.

Ship #1: Small Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12A.jpg

Ship #2: Empire-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12C.jpg

Ship #3: Large Fishing Boat
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12D.jpg

Ship #4: Tramp Steamer
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12E.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12F.jpg

Ship #5: Tramp Steamer
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12H.jpg

Ship #6: Medium Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12I.jpg

Ship #7: Empire-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12J.jpg

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 1728578)
You used all your torpedoes on those ships?

Yes...some were duds, naturally. The second Large Cargo was (as you can see by the photos) part of a convoy and was the largest ship we saw. Fired three torps at her; all hit and exploded. Dove deep and escaped.

Still searching for Titanic, Aquitania, any other big liner, and the mere SIGHTING of a warship larger than a Tribal-class DD!

-Hossel

Miltiades 08-15-11 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1728581)
Yes...some were duds, naturally. The second Large Cargo was (as you can see by the photos) part of a convoy and was the largest ship we saw. Fired three torps at her; all hit and exploded. Dove deep and escaped.
DD!

-Hossel

Ah yes, efficiency goes up when attack lone merchants, I usually fire 2 double salvoes each convoy attack.

Quote:

Still searching for Titanic, Aquitania, any other big liner, and the mere SIGHTING of a warship larger than a Tribal-class
Want to trade?
Haven't seen a convoy lately and when I do the weather is absolutely terrible that I can't make an attack,but my military tonnage is going up.
Sank the Illustrious and a auxiliary cruiser, and saw a task force containing some capital ships but I wasn't properly positioned.

Think I'll post pictures of the logs, I'm not good at reporting :DL

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:41 PM

An Auxiliary Cruiser (Rawalpindi herself, according to SH3 Commander!) is the biggest warship I've seen and sunk. Found her on the far side of a convoy and in the middle of heavy seas, no less. When I saw her, I FREAKED; I HAD to sink her! Spat out four torpedoes at her and dove deep; all four hit and set off a chain reaction of explosions that sank her. :yeah:

Since then, the biggest warship we've seen is the odd DD here and there. My crew is starting to believe the Royal Navy is comprised of destroyers, Black Swan frigates, and Flower corvettes...that all this talk of battleships, carriers, and cruisers are just a big myth. If only I could prove them wrong without going on a suicide mission!:damn:

-Matt

Miltiades 08-15-11 05:46 PM

What's the year and month of your career?


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