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VONHARRIS 02-03-11 06:27 AM

U-522 last patrol
 
This is the patrol report of the 27th patrol of U-522
1. Overall situation
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8929/patrol273.jpg

2. Patrol report page 1/2
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3651/patrol27.jpg

3. Patrol report page 2/2
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1589/patrol271.jpg


I don't know how lucky I was during this patrol (realism 100%)
(with a little cheat to have the external camera for screenshots)
It is the first time I make it so far at that realism.

Pappy55 02-03-11 06:24 PM

Well another evening of play and the fog and rain ahve gone.. but i still have 10m a second winds.

I found a convoy at last but its going to be very hard attacking with the sea in this state.

DAMN YOU POSEIDON! :nope:

desirableroasted 02-03-11 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1589622)
This is the patrol report of the 27th patrol of U-522

Dang!

No Bernard on your boat!

gazpode_l 02-03-11 09:17 PM

Walter Suhr aboard U-93 has just arrived in Kiel after completing her second patrol (Albeit at 2:15am R/L Time! I'm NUTS!! :haha:)

Crew are going to rest now but a full report will be submitted to BDU in the morning once we've all had sleep!

Theusje 02-04-11 07:00 AM

Let us not forget all those times I forgot to lower my periscope. :yeah:

gazpode_l 02-04-11 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1590137)
Walter Suhr aboard U-93 has just arrived in Kiel after completing her second patrol (Albeit at 2:15am R/L Time! I'm NUTS!! :haha:)

Crew are going to rest now but a full report will be submitted to BDU in the morning once we've all had sleep!

After our late night arrival and a long sleep, here is my report to you Sir, the BDU on my second patrol aboard U-93.

We departed kiel on March 16th with orders to patrol grid AM78.

Some four days later (20/3/1941), off the coast of Scappa Flow we encountered an enemy task force. Identified one ship only, that being a Nelson class. Unable to tell which of the two ships it was, either HMS Nelson/HMS Rodney.

Three torpedoes are fired, scoring two hits on the Nelson Class BB, And one which either missed and detonated the sea, or scored a hit on a ship behind. (suspect the group was made of up three battleship classes with destroyer escort)

Was unable to do any further ident's due to restricted visibility and the counter-attack from destroyers. Ordered diving to 70 meters. Over the next few hours we varied our depth between 30 meters and 80 meters before settling down at an aproximate depth of 115 meters.

Sat in silence with zero speed and nothing running. Recieved only one more attack at just gone 1am. Next two hours are quiet. Scope-man reports DD heading away. Periscope depth ordered. Visual sweep shows nothing in site. Proceeded to surface the vessel and continue towards intended patrol grid as Task Force are long gone and chance for secondary attack long lost due to DD interception.

March 24-26;
Arrive upon patrol grid and successfully remain in grid for 24hrs as required.

March 26-28;
Ran north upto AM52-53 grids to begin short patrol. Awoke on morning of 27th to crew in cracking mood. Proceeding to the bridge an hour later just gone 8am with mug in hand I discover the reason; We are persuing a small freighter. As we have nothing in the logs yet for two patrols, decided to fire upon the small vessel using one magnetic torpedo.

Torpedo detonates on target.

Target continues with course, with Bow dragging into the water. An hr later she is beginning to sink. Surface the vessel is ordered and we finish her off with the deck gun to ensure credit goes to us & not the sea.

March 28th:
Brief excursion into AM53. Could only patrol grid for a short time as worries are beginning to creep in with fuel; Navigator reporting we have only 4000km left with engines at standard speed configuration with aproximately another 2km to run back to home-base.

Enemy destroyer spotted. Ordered a crash-dive to 70meters, and then down to 120meters.
Sat out for another 2hrs - enemy passes.

March 31st;
Had gone round outskirts of scappa flow and are just off the coast of Shetland, decided to have a look in at Lerwick. On the outskirts of the area, are spotted running on the surface at night by a DD. Noticed the bow of the enemy in direct course to us.

Turned U-93 to a direct head-on course and fired one torpedo set for 2.5m below keel with magnetic fuse. Very lucky, succesful detonation and the DD broke-up a few minutes later.

Decided I didn't like the vibe of the place and aborted my desiscion to look onto a possible raid. Returned to base on low fuel some four days later.

Patrol Results
U-Boat No: U-93
U-Boat Type: VIIC
U-Boat Skipper: Kln. Walter Suhr
Grid Alloted: AM78 (Succesfully patrolled)
Ships Sunk: 2
Ship types Sunk: 2
1x Destroyer
1x Small Freighter
Crew Losses: 0
(6 Transferred upon arrival @ Kiel by Kaluen Request; due to over allocation of Staff by BDU)
Patrol Tonnage: 3919 Tons
No of Completed Patrols: 2

the.terrabyte.pirate 02-04-11 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1590428)
Decided I didn't like the vibe of the place and aborted my desiscion to look onto a possible raid. Returned to base on low fuel some four days later.

1) That's a very hip and groovy Kaulein you've got there. He's a beatnik!

2) You're driving too fast if you're running out of fuel so soon.

I feel your pain with the BB. Nothing worse than watching your knights cross sail away while you're stuck at 120m dodging depth charges.

Missing Name 02-04-11 11:59 PM

September 18, 1940 - October 10, 1940.
Type IXB, U-127. Commanded by Kptlt. Todlich.
Based in Lorient.

On October 6, ran across a convoy rather unexpectedly about 200 km west of Gibraltar. Sank a Fiji-class cruiser, four dud torpedoes. Ran into another convoy under attack by two VIIB and three IXB. Our losses were heavy; three freighters sunk, two escorts damaged. Five u-boats lost. Sank a large merchant, five duds.

Continued to patrol east and west of Gibraltar, making use of torpedoes and all deck emplacements. Lots of smaller fry and one destroyer sunk.

Headed home on the 12th with three torpedoes left, no 10.5cm shells and 50% fuel. The band played Der Alte Dessauer as I pulled in.

Thirteen ships sunk for a total of 53,551 tons.

Walruss 02-05-11 01:52 AM

Managed to sneak into Gibraltar, but I must have been spotted in my approach because the whole harbour was searching the seas (though all the ASW ships were WAY wrong on my location :D ) So I lined up a quick stern shot at a medium merchantman and took the snapshot before diving as deep as the harbor would allow and sneaking away....
currently creeping out of the harbour, with a confirmed kill for a single torpedo, and a quick 'scope check showed an additional fire somewhere the other side of the harbour..... methinks an ASW trawler may have stepped on it's own depth charge :D

redsocialist 02-05-11 03:06 AM

REALISM: 100% (Except no map contact)

1st Patrol (1939)
Foltilla: 1
U Boat: Type IIA (U-6)
Load: 5 T1 Torpedoes
Crew: Full
Rations: Full
Fuel Reserves/Full
Flak Gun installed
Patrol Grid: AN18

Logs:

Day1: Fresh out of the academy, we departed port from Kiel, began diving exercises and maneuvers in shallow waters. We are currently at peace time, though tensions are arousing with Great Britain. Multiple merchant contacts, engaged with 2 conveys for training exercises. No chance to test how her hull will hold out, bright new day ahead.

Day2: Continued on course for grid AN18, taking the rout around england going through the bays in shallow waters. Will stay close to the coast. More diving drills, no engagements. Received orders and warnings not to engage but only for exercises. Weather is clam seas, no precipitation. Looks like it will be smooth near the coast. We are nearing entry to the atlantic ocean, somewhere in the Mid-atlantic, seas are starting to pick up, engaged in few contacts for exercises, no torpedoes fired, we are still at peacetime. Looks like there won't be a war, so all should hold out. We're expected to arrive in Grid AN18 this week. Crew is getting rest and in good spirits. We are hoping for a crash dive and test her hull to see how she holds out tomorrow night.

Day3:

Day 4: Rough seas, and our men have high moral, successful exercises and engagements. We cruised in the high seas watching the mid-atlantic sunset playing in our gramaphone. It was a good music. After the sun went down, I spotted smoke on the horizon. None of our WO's or bridge crewmen spotted I'm not sure why they didn't see it. I decided to take a look. Ordered ahead full and course to intercept the contact. We've spotted a lone cargo vessel, appeared to be a Norwegian trawler, made direct shiplength contact with the vessel, and began a engagement exercise. Made solution of 9 knots, 30 AOB, and full salvo of our torpedo tubes. Opened the doors, inputed data into TDC then surfaced the boat. All went well, though had trouble getting the range. Hoping if we have a real engagement, our exercises have prepared us well enough. Time for the crash dive, the crew has dreaded. We need see what she can do, I tell them constantly. All are in good spirits and ready to take up the challenge. We began about 10:30pm, gave the Emergency Alarm, crash dove to 80 meters. Begun maneuvers and exercises to simulate depth charge attacks. All went well, everything was in tact, and hardly made any mistakes in the maneuvers. It was time for the depth test. We set dive planes, at flank speed, until 100 meters slowed her down to standard. leveled the dive planes, then began maneuvers in silent mode. Continued dive, 120 meters, we were in the yellow and could hear her screeching as if she was about to be crushed like a tin can. The men didn't panic, and continued the dive to 150 meters, which we leveled the planes. All went well and we were in the verge of crush depth. I ordered to take her up, then at 100 meters, using half of compressed air, I decided to take her down to 165 (Crush Depth) meters. Our little TypeII was holding up well and we had the dive planes leveled but then the dreaded happened. Bulbs started shattering and I could hear the hull screeching and our lighting was flickering in and out. I knew we had to surface and use the rest of our compressed air. The depth meter indicated 172! Having very little experience my heart was pounding and I was sweating. Blow Ballast! We used the rest of our air and safely got back to the surface with minor damage to the aft batteries and hull. It was a dramatic moment but I'm glad I know the limits and capabilities of our Little TypeIIA. All is well with the men, they're getting a good rest, and rations are good.

-Vasili

Pappy55 02-05-11 12:30 PM

Gave up on that campaign and started a new one..

In my first patrol with this sub..

It's October 4th 1939 sunk a nice juicy merchant on the way to my patrol off the Dutch coast. Was approacing the dover stright when i spotted a Large Merchant with french colours. I have her two fish but did not stick around to see what happened. Both fish hit but i dont think she is sunk yet. Im as deep as i can safely go in the channel now creaping away at 1kt. have the sonar guy listening and there is a warship invistigateing but is spitting in the wrong direction. It will be dawn in a few hours. Might be best to stay down on silent running till the evening again..

Finally decided to give up useing external view for good. I love the eye candy aspect but as much as I try i cant disapline myself not to use it to cheat. If its not there i cant use it :)

Also swapped out the GWX gramaphone tracks and convered some audiobooks and music i like to OGG and put in the folder.

Not so emmersive in the realism aspect but realistic in the way it keeps you entertained through the quiet patches..

Theusje 02-05-11 03:08 PM

Died on my second patrol. Sunk 5 merchants this patrol for a total of 33k GRT. Total tonnage of this carreer was a small 70k GRT.

I got detected whilst lying in wait for a convoy to go over me. Was at 40m depth and idle. Anyway I couldn't go deeper than 140m because my hull was full off holes thanks to enemy aircrafts. :nope: Therefore I was a bit cautious, a bit too cautious, and only dived to 80m. Well they got me with DCs. I was badly damaged after a run and the second run finished me off.

As this was a 1941 carreer I'm eager to start again in the golden days of 1939.

Pappy55 02-05-11 05:21 PM

3 weeks out and I decided to return home..
My radioman and sonar operator needs some specalist training but all in all.
Not a bad first patrol..

Patrol 1
U-27, U-Flotilla Saltzwedel
Left at: October 2, 1939, 18:22
From: Wilhelmshaven
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BF15

Ship sunk! SS Ringleader (Medium Cargo), 5081 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 38. Crew lost: 34

Ship sunk! SS Adrastus (Large Merchant), 10615 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 87. Crew lost: 8

Ship sunk! MV Said (Small Coal Tender), 314 tons. Cargo: Wine/Spirits. Crew: 10. Crew lost: 7

Ship sunk! SS Watsonville (Tramp Steamer), 1965 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 30. Crew lost: 0

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 4
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 17975 tons:arrgh!:



reignofdeath 02-05-11 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Theusje (Post 1591286)
Died on my second patrol. Sunk 5 merchants this patrol for a total of 33k GRT. Total tonnage of this carreer was a small 70k GRT.

I got detected whilst lying in wait for a convoy to go over me. Was at 40m depth and idle. Anyway I couldn't go deeper than 140m because my hull was full off holes thanks to enemy aircrafts. :nope: Therefore I was a bit cautious, a bit too cautious, and only dived to 80m. Well they got me with DCs. I was badly damaged after a run and the second run finished me off.

As this was a 1941 carreer I'm eager to start again in the golden days of 1939.

You can go deeper than 140 you just need to run your engines fast enough to maintain depth

Gargamel 02-06-11 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USNSRCaseySmith (Post 1591469)
You can go deeper than 140 you just need to run your engines fast enough to maintain depth

I can maintain 220m with no problems (well, except for some freaked out crew) at 50rpm.

Walruss 02-06-11 05:26 AM

My most successful patrol yet! So I've decided to do a full report.
Patrol 4
U-46, U-Flotilla Saltzwedel
Left at: November 24, 1939, 09:42
From: Corrientes


After resupplying and rearming from the Corrientes, a tanker stationed off the canary islands, I have decided to make use of the Gibraltar choke point on our way back home. The weather has been absolutely stunning, and the men are in good spirits. Over the past few months it seems the British have had great difficulty detecting our uboats submerged, so I may attempt to infiltrate Gibraltar itself, conditions permitting.


26th Nov. Attempting to infiltrate Casablanca- with dawn fast approaching I consulted my charts and found a hollow in the sea bed, 20 kilometers from the port. We have submerged to 40 meters and will attempt an attack on the port at nightfall. Sonar reports light ASW activity- a small motor boat or perhaps converted trawler is all we can hear.

27th Nov. Successfully attacked Casablanca, firing 2 torpedoes each at 2 old tramp steamers in the harbour. The first was damaged by one hit, while the second torpedo failed to explode- though I'm sure it hit! Damn these temperamental pistols!
The second ship suffered both torpedoes working flawlessly, fore and aft being rocked within a few seconds of each other, sinking very quickly.. With the whole harbour in an uproar and no juicer targets to attack, we departed submerged. On our way out it seemed the first steamer was badly damaged, but still afloat- perhaps moored in a shallower area of the harbour... It will still make them stop and think!

NOTE: SH3 commander put only one steamer sunk, but it did contain military stores, so not a total waste.

28th Nov: Made it through the straights very easily, and though we sighted several enemy ships in transit with us, none seemed large enough to warrant a torpedo attack, especially with a significant warship presence.

29th: Infiltrated Gilbraltar harbour, and managed to line up a medium-sized Cargo vessel at anchor. As I was taking a range bearing, however, some bright-eyed young sailor spotted my periscope and lit it up with a searchlight. In a panic I ordered the torpedo fired and a dive to 30 meters, before setting the running depth of the weapon. The Sonarman reported hearing it impact on the hull of the ship, however to everyone's surprise and delight, a second later the warhead detonated.

Spent the next few hours evading destroyers on our way out of the harbour, and ran aground once evading depth charges. Minor damage to diesel engines and Batteries.

30th: Located a calm sheltered natural harbour just inside the med to do repairs. The hull is more or less sound, thankfully, with no leakage. The impact just cracked a few cells in the fore battery compartment, and shook the engines a little. We'll be under way by nightfall.

3nd Dec: Encountered a Granville-type transiting the straight last night. Torpedo 1 failed to explode- suspected pistol failure. torpedo 2 exploded properly and she sank inside of an hour. This morning we ran across a light- passenger-cargo entering the straits. Not wishing to waste an eel on such a small vessel, I ordered the gunners up to the deck and we shelled it until a stray shell hit something nasty and the whole ship exploded into a fireball.

4th Dec: Two Granville types encountered in a single day! Both sent to the bottom with a single torpedo each.

5th Dec: Encountered what i'm sure the french grandly referred to as a 'convoy' - The trgets were juicy enough for a lone boat- A large Merchantman and a medium-sized cargo vessel - however the escort was a lone fishing trawler, pressed into service with a small gun and some automatic weapons. Feeling daring, I ordered us to run in surfaced from the side, firing 2 torpedoes at the larger rear ship - magnetic fuse, only one exploded... I may have over-estimated the sspeed and missed with one torpedo however, while at the same time ordering the gun crew to open fire one the trawler. My brave men immediately scored two hits on the little dingy, setting it ablaze although not sinking it. We ran in at full seed using the damaged merchant as cover while exchanging fire with the trawler, and I fired the last of my forward eels at the smaller cargo where it exploded just aft of the funnel. The deck-gun now out of ammo, and the trawler obviously crewed by brave men (their vessel now well and truly ablaze and the only damage to mine were a few machine gun holes in the conning tower) I ordered periscope depth and dropped back to shadow the final two ships.
By midnight it as clear that the cargo, though listing heavily and no longer keeping pace with it's escort (whom had long since become a tiny spec of yellow flame on the horrizon), I decided to use one of my two remaining torpedoes to finish the stricken vessel. I wound up using both, again due to a faulty impact pistol. Damn the torpedo development board!

Returning to the Corrientes for supplies, as I do not wish to cross behind england totally unarmed. Hopefully they have at least some shells for me left over.

Oblt z.s.
Heinz Buder
Patrol tonnage: 35173 tons
Ships sunk:
SS Portrieux (Tramp Steamer)
SS Golden Light (Medium Cargo)
MV Firethorn (Granville-type Freighter)
SS Northton (Passenger/Cargo)
SS Bradfyne (Granville-type Freighter)
SS Empire Citizen (Granville-type Freighter)
SS Glenstrae (Large Merchant)
SS Crest of the Wave (Medium Cargo)

B.N.R.T. 02-06-11 09:12 AM

Gutentag, meine Freunde!

I've got some fairly detailed patrol logs written up in Commander, which look similair to the ones here. I'd like to share them with the people who are interested with them. The problem is that they get all messed up when I copy and paste them and there's too many pages to make printscreens. Is there any way or place where I can upload them?

Theusje 02-06-11 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USNSRCaseySmith (Post 1591469)
You can go deeper than 140 you just need to run your engines fast enough to maintain depth


I was damaged several times thanks to enemy aircrafts. I therefore decided to "test" my sub to see how deep she could go. At 140 I got the message that we were taking damage and water started getting in.

Now in this new 1939 career I seem to have messed things up. As it's Sept there must be some regulations that I'm not aware off. I sunk(sank) the HMS Rodney, 2 large merchants and some smaller ships for a total of 60,000 GRT. I got 1900 renown and got promoted. But the game says I didn't sunk any tonnage and therefore my crew doens't get medals and promotions. I guess I have to read up on those Prize stuff. I know the WW1 sub history fairly well but not the WW2.

scunnygsi 02-06-11 10:52 AM

Oct 4th 1939
Patrol #3
Sub Type IIA

Left Kiel to patrol grid AN21. Hopefully will find an enemy target to fire some of my fish at, crew seem to be getting attached to the ones im carrying, maybe too attached as 1 or 2 of the crew have taken to sleeping with them. This may also be due to lack of bunks for the men.

Happy hunting to all.

Gargamel 02-06-11 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Theusje (Post 1591682)
I was damaged several times thanks to enemy aircrafts. I therefore decided to "test" my sub to see how deep she could go. At 140 I got the message that we were taking damage and water started getting in.

Now in this new 1939 career I seem to have messed things up. As it's Sept there must be some regulations that I'm not aware off. I sunk(sank) the HMS Rodney, 2 large merchants and some smaller ships for a total of 60,000 GRT. I got 1900 renown and got promoted. But the game says I didn't sunk any tonnage and therefore my crew doens't get medals and promotions. I guess I have to read up on those Prize stuff. I know the WW1 sub history fairly well but not the WW2.

Had similar problem... try this: http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/show...&postcount=511


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