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Dive! Dive! Dive! 05-21-12 03:14 AM

Its been a while so I wont spend time describing everything.

1940: Dead :wah:

New campaign: 1939
Captain: Ewald Aust
Sunk:
3x Coastal merchant
1x C2 cargo ( SS Carrier Dove)
1x Small merchant ( SS Destro)
1x armed trawler ( HMS Kelt)
Awards: Iron cross, 2nd class.
Patrols: 3

u35_captain 05-21-12 09:36 PM

U-105, a Type IX out of Lorient - late 1943.

After two patrol assignments off the south coast of Ireland - a nightmare of dodging planes and escaping destroyers - finally sent back to the Caribbean as the year begins to close out.

And though I haven't spotted anything larger than a light cruiser since 1941, a battle group swims across my view in heavy seas, which confuses the escorts, as do my countermeasures.

Sneak in and put three torpedoes into the Escort Carrier at the center of the group, then go deep and run. 1944 may be a very bad year, but '43 ended well.

VONHARRIS 05-22-12 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by u35_captain (Post 1887118)
U-105, a Type IX out of Lorient - late 1943.
Sneak in and put three torpedoes into the Escort Carrier at the center of the group, then go deep and run. 1944 may be a very bad year, but '43 ended well.

Well done Kaleun.
A CVE less , the better for the Uboot fleet!:salute:

RConch 05-22-12 06:50 AM

It is early February 1942, and U 48 (Type VII C) was assigned to BE 99 out of Lorient.
Did my 24 hrs in BE 99 and got a wild hair to head at 1/3 speed to Amerika. Heading toward Norfolk, Va.
I am hoping for a piece of the tanker action over there.
:arrgh!:

VONHARRIS 05-23-12 09:46 AM

U-45 IXB Patrol 4
 
Patrol 4 results

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7...ol4results.jpg

Patrol log page 1 of 2

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6...l4page1of2.jpg

Patrol log page 2 of 2

http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/2...l4page2of2.jpg

u35_captain 05-24-12 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1887212)
Well done Kaleun.
A CVE less , the better for the Uboot fleet!:salute:

Thank you! I was absolutely shocked I managed to hit it considering five destroyers were looking for me and it wasn't a close-range spread. Thank heavens for heavy seas, I guess.

Frenchy849 05-26-12 12:08 PM

12th Patrol,U-752.
Sank entire convoy of 4 ships,escort included.
Out of torpedoes,heading to El Ferrol to meet with Max Albrecht.
P.S:The detroit that leads there is as tight as a virgin.

boonie 05-27-12 05:54 PM

returning sh3 boat captain logging:

Enlisted to 2nd Flotilla, boat: VIIB
1st and 2nd patrol skipped because war is still not on.

3rd patrol:
Assigned to BF19, decided to take the english channel, thinking its early in the war and hopefully opposition will not be tough, the trip through the channel will provide good warm up i reckon :O:. And i was right.. there were so many targets. Fresh on arrival at Dover gap there was this coastal tanker which i sunk, then a V&W came and check on the distress call which proved fatal for tis crew :O:. And as such i am in the channel, wrecked alot of havoc on the shipping, end up using all my torp and dg ammo before i managed to reach BF19.
total tonnage : 32-37k (cant remember).

4th patrol:
Assigned to AM33.
Left port and headed straight for the pass btwn skapa flow and shetland, just before reaching the pass i received target update from bdu regarding a taskforce that is currently at the otherside of the shetland traveling ENE, that means i would have been able to take a shot at it if not for the 2 aircraft encounter on the way..zzz.

Patrol went pretty below average compared to previous patrol so far, reached AM33 and stayed there for 24hour, that spot is completely abandoned, wonder why Bdu sent me there. The crew got really bored so i decided to test dive the boat to 200m. Everyone stopped to complain about boredom after the test hurhurhur.

On the way back to camp skapa flow something very interesting happened, BDU sent me another update of the taskforce i missed, they must have headed to USSR and came back!! immediately setup camp in front of the convoy and waited, at Oct 9th around 5-6am finally picked up their signature in the hydrophone, its a big blob of red contact hahaha.. exciting times ahead...

Maneuvered boat to a spot where i would have around 1.5-2km range when the majority of them arrive if the course predicted by my SO is right. more waiting. Raised observation scope when the front signature reached around 6km range and seen a magnificent convoy which consist of the HMS Hood, HMS Renown and 2 Southhampton class, defended by 4 destroyer (1 at each side, front rear left and right). Hood is at front following a destroyer, followed by Renown and then 2 Southhampton and a destoryer. Retracted observation scope and began to count the chicken as they plod along to my attack zone hurhurhur....

Decided to send all 4 front fish to the Hood and swing around for a lucky tail-pipe shot at the Renown's rudder. 3 struct the Hood, 1 at bow, 1 below the 2nd main gun, 1 btwn the 2nd main gun and superstructure. The 4th was about to hit her as well but strangely exploded before reaching, i did not set enable dud, i dont know why it exploded, can they shoot at my torp with their guns? i am not sure. It was set at a depth of 11 for Hood, not sure how they manage to shoot at it accurately. Hood's bow got completely submerged LOL but still managed to plow along at 8kt.. very crazy ship. The tail-pipe shot missed as i slowly slipped to 100m at 0.5kt heading 45degree off their course in order to shadow the crippled Hood.

After the destroyers left and i tried to reload the torp, something very bad happened... my torp wont reload after i secured from silent running, i was not attacked at all, everything was nice and dandy but the torp simply wont reload, my forward torp compartment is crammed with angry sailors but the torp just wont load for me to finish off the Hood...

Was forced to reload a save game, restarted computer and Sh3.

This time i am very annoyed. So after some consideration, I WANT THEM BOTH DEAD for the trouble... :D. After redoing all the preparation, i fired 2 torp at each of their rudder section and tail-pipe shot at the rear section of Hood as well, miraculously all landed on target after 2 additional reload. :D. i do not like reloading for shots but they forced my hand for bugging out my torp tube. But anyway, Renown went down just from the 2 rear section hit (both landed just below the rear main gun, 9.5 deep), Hood took all 3 hit to the rear section (2 below the last main gun and 1 near the rudder) and managed to crawl at aroudn 6-8kt. I slipped below to 120m at 0.5 kt and went by undetected.

Daybreak, destroyers left and this time all my tubes loaded successfully hehehe. Plotted an interception course for HMS Hood and after some trouble found it now crawling at 3kt, deserted by all her escorts and Southhamptons and listing badly at stern port side. I crept to 1km range in front of her at port side, waited for her to come to range and raised observation scope to take in the view.. its still a very glorious battlecruiser despite the listing, very beautiful and magnificent. Shot a fish at her already mortally damaged left rear section but she remained plodding alog still.. wow. Finally fired 2 more shots at the front bow section to finished her off..

Used the remaining torp on some freighter and a destroyer, didnt bother to finish using the dg ammo this time hehehe, cant wait to checkout the medals and rewards so i exit mission right there at north of scapa flow.

i got 1st and 2nd class iron cross, crew got 5 2nd class cross and 1 1st class cross, 1 clasp, 31 uboat badge. lol.

total tonnage : 110k plus (cant remember exact number).

jimmyjam25 05-27-12 07:55 PM

Check out my tonnage after 17th patrol. My best yet! Wooo! :D Thats 261.276 if you can't see it properly...
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3...1216639147.png

DeltaNiner 05-27-12 10:20 PM

just endured a very slow agonizing death in the port of Blythe. It was 1940 and I sunk a troop support ship for the best tonnage I had found for the whole patrol. The Black Swan that was stationary in the harbor must have been watching me the whole time because as soon as the torps hit his spot lights came on and he started shooting at me. I lowered the periscope and tried to run away but "6M under keel" doesn't leave a guy with many options. :nope:

VONHARRIS 05-28-12 05:43 AM

U-124 IXB
 
Patrol log page 1 of 2

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/527...l2page1of2.jpg

Patrol log page 2 of 2

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8...l2page2of2.jpg

Patrol results

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/859/patrol2results.jpg

nutworld 05-28-12 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1890215)

Von, what mod(s) are you using to get such detail on your patrol reports?

I LOVE the look of that.

Kptlt. Siegmann 05-28-12 08:33 AM

@nutworld

The patrol log was most likely modified using SH3 Commander's Patrol Log Editor. I'm not familiar with any other way of doing it.

Sidenote, I finally got around to responding to your PM nut, sorry for the delay!:yeah:

nutworld 05-28-12 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kptlt. Siegmann (Post 1890283)
@nutworld

The patrol log was most likely modified using SH3 Commander's Patrol Log Editor. I'm not familiar with any other way of doing it.

Sidenote, I finally got around to responding to your PM nut, sorry for the delay!:yeah:

No worries buddy. I saw it, and thank you. I've never done anything with the patrol log editor, looks nice.

VONHARRIS 05-28-12 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nutworld (Post 1890282)
Von, what mod(s) are you using to get such detail on your patrol reports?

I LOVE the look of that.

1. The ship names are generated by the SH3 Commander.

2. The rest is done by editing in C:\Documents and Settings\User\My documnets\GWX\data\cfg\Careers\von Harris folder the appropiate patrol log file: ie for patrol No2 you must edit the Log_1.cfg file.
Be careful in the counting of the entry logs.
Follow the same format
The | character changes the line in the log.


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