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VONHARRIS 05-09-12 12:23 PM

U-45 VIIB
 
Patrols 6 and 7 were a total disaster.
Never made it out of port because of engine troubles , damaged and off centered periscopes and ..... many more

Patrol 8 results

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7...ol8results.jpg


Patrol log page 1 of 2

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/8...l8page1of2.jpg


Patrol log page 2 of 2

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3...l8page2of2.jpg

mdewals 05-10-12 01:22 AM

Hello, New captain reporting for duty.

Just recently began playing this game and slowly getting the hang of it. Decided to report on my latest mission.

Had a really boring patrol out of Brest tp BE59. Spotted nothing in there. Could have stayed longer but what the hey.....

Planned a small detour back home by first going ENE towards Ireland and then down again to Brest. Hoping to spot a ship or two.

Got a report on a ship and planned an intercept course. At first no contact so returned to plotted course when suddenly: "SHIP SPOTTED!". Down to periscope depth and chased the Coastal Merchant.
FYI, this was at night. Went back up and decided to kill it with my deckgun.

Started firing the deckgun when suddenly I spotted a second plume of smoke. :o Luckily it was a tanker. to be safe I fired a torpedo to both which both hit their target.
The merchant was badly crippled but the tanked barely noticed it. Finished off both with the deckgun and went back home.
There another ship was spotted. A Flower class. Back to periscope depth and fire away another torpedo. She never knew what hit her and went down right away.

The rest of the trip was uneventfull sadly :(


PS: Do you guys stay out much longer then the required 24 hours in your assigned sector??

bigboywooly 05-10-12 09:55 AM

Welcome aboard mdewals :salute:

I generally do the required 24 hrs then move over a grid or 2 depending on where I am.
Then move to a choke point ( where Atlantic meets Irish Sea either end or approaches to Gibraltar ) where I know traffic will move thru.

How you play is entirely up to you.
I never go home unless out of ammunition or fuel,
Some patrol for 3/4 weeks then head home,
Others play differently still.

:yeah:

Laufen zum Ziel 05-10-12 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdewals (Post 1881951)
Hello, New captain reporting for duty.

Just recently began playing this game and slowly getting the hang of it. Decided to report on my latest mission.

Had a really boring patrol out of Brest tp BE59. Spotted nothing in there. Could have stayed longer but what the hey.....

Planned a small detour back home by first going ENE towards Ireland and then down again to Brest. Hoping to spot a ship or two.

Got a report on a ship and planned an intercept course. At first no contact so returned to plotted course when suddenly: "SHIP SPOTTED!". Down to periscope depth and chased the Coastal Merchant.
FYI, this was at night. Went back up and decided to kill it with my deckgun.

Started firing the deckgun when suddenly I spotted a second plume of smoke. :o Luckily it was a tanker. to be safe I fired a torpedo to both which both hit their target.
The merchant was badly crippled but the tanked barely noticed it. Finished off both with the deckgun and went back home.
There another ship was spotted. A Flower class. Back to periscope depth and fire away another torpedo. She never knew what hit her and went down right away.

The rest of the trip was uneventfull sadly :(


PS: Do you guys stay out much longer then the required 24 hours in your assigned sector??

Welcome mate. You are now addicted. Watch out for the flower class they can be nasty.

Laufen zum Ziel 05-10-12 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1881672)
Patrols 6 and 7 were a total disaster.
Never made it out of port because of engine troubles , damaged and off centered periscopes and ..... many more

Patrol 8 results

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7...ol8results.jpg


Patrol log page 1 of 2

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/8...l8page1of2.jpg


Patrol log page 2 of 2

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3...l8page2of2.jpg

Very nice log keeping.

VONHARRIS 05-10-12 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laufen zum Ziel (Post 1882117)
Very nice log keeping.

Thank you.

mdewals 05-11-12 01:19 AM

Well, yesterday's mission wasn't exactly a succes but did sink 4 ships.

I installed the Merchant Fleed mod and those baby's need a little more attention to make them go down.:oops:

My hydrophone guy spotted a warship so I dived to PD when suddenly they said they spotted a merchant. The warship wasn't anywhere.
So I pursued the merchant, a M26B. Fired a few torpedo's on it but it wouldn't go down. Then I showed my greenness and surfaced to finish him off with the deckgun.
Little did I know it was armed. And even worse, I suddenly had Clemson destroyed attacking me. Quickly dove to PD and fired my aft torpedo on the Clemson.
Not sure if the torpedo hit him or if we collided but the Clemson destroyer was a goner and I had massive flooding. Stopped it at ~135m and went back up by blowing ballast. Actually by then I discovered the Clemson was sunk:cool:

Back to PD and another round of eels for the merchant which finally sunk.

Continued to my designated area and ran into a M38B merchant. This time took some more interest in her. Fired off 1 eel and turned 180 degrees to fire a aft-eel. Down she went.

back on course navigator!!

Ran into another Clemson. Dove to PD and saw her turning into my direction. Fired 1 eel that missed followed by another that struck her hard, the boat rocked a lot. Still not going down and closing fast, another eel, my last front-eel. Blew the nose right off (not visually :( ) and she went down hard.

With only one eel left I decided to abort the mission and go home to Brest.

11540 tons won't bother me anymore :)


Missing Name 05-11-12 08:00 AM

Late December 1940. South of Iceland. Sank the HMT Aquitania!

bigboywooly 05-11-12 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdewals (Post 1882423)
Well, yesterday's mission wasn't exactly a succes but did sink 4 ships.

I installed the Merchant Fleed mod and those baby's need a little more attention to make them go down.:oops:

My hydrophone guy spotted a warship so I dived to PD when suddenly they said they spotted a merchant. The warship wasn't anywhere.
So I pursued the merchant, a M26B. Fired a few torpedo's on it but it wouldn't go down. Then I showed my greenness and surfaced to finish him off with the deckgun.
Little did I know it was armed. And even worse, I suddenly had Clemson destroyed attacking me. Quickly dove to PD and fired my aft torpedo on the Clemson.
Not sure if the torpedo hit him or if we collided but the Clemson destroyer was a goner and I had massive flooding. Stopped it at ~135m and went back up by blowing ballast. Actually by then I discovered the Clemson was sunk:cool:

Back to PD and another round of eels for the merchant which finally sunk.

Continued to my designated area and ran into a M38B merchant. This time took some more interest in her. Fired off 1 eel and turned 180 degrees to fire a aft-eel. Down she went.

back on course navigator!!

Ran into another Clemson. Dove to PD and saw her turning into my direction. Fired 1 eel that missed followed by another that struck her hard, the boat rocked a lot. Still not going down and closing fast, another eel, my last front-eel. Blew the nose right off (not visually :( ) and she went down hard.

With only one eel left I decided to abort the mission and go home to Brest.

11540 tons won't bother me anymore :)


Am guessing you're playing stock with the Clemson references so early in the war.
Yes he probably collided with your tower and as a result sunk - stock issue.
If your crew spotted a warship its there so you will need to make sure you have a good look around as later in the war you wont last long if you dont see them.
And yes ships do become armed - again a good look thru the scope will show if the have a bow/stern gun mounted.

Least you are having fun which is the main thing :yeah:

mdewals 05-11-12 08:42 AM

Yeah, playing stock on my laptop as my pc is currently at my moms place waiting to move to my new gameroom. But before that my GF and me have to finish remodeling our new house.

Laptop already struggles in dock.

brett25 05-11-12 10:40 AM

june 1942, just made it through gibralta. we are on our way to Libya in support Rommels efforts at tobruk. Will have to refuel at Salamis:salute:

Dive! Dive! Dive! 05-13-12 02:26 PM

1940
Day 1:
My first patrol!
Setting off from st nazaire setting course for the south end of England. After a few sweeps over a large radiance discovered a lone merchant ship. Popped one into it and he was straight to the bottom. When I turned us around to head back to our original patrol route we picked up a contact at around 10-11 at night. After a while of tailing we made visual contact further out to sea at around midnight.
Day 2:
Continuing with the tailing we later discovered it was a one destroyer heading out across the Atlantic. After a few hours of tailing and crossing the point of no return we fired a torpedo at its stern. The torpedo was a dud and the destroyer was on high alert. After further pursuing the destroyer out onto the Atlantic we sank it with two eels. After discovering this route I took a chance and set us a course across the Atlantic to pick off some cargo ships bound for Britian against orders.
Day 3: (current day)
A change of course in the Atlantic as we set a course for the "Bermuda triangle" in search of the fabled "ghost ships" at the request of one of my friends. Trying to keep him happy I defied orders and turned my U-boat into a personal yacht. It will still take a while as we are nowhere near halfway.

Laufen zum Ziel 05-13-12 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dive! Dive! Dive! (Post 1883446)
1940
Day 1:
My first patrol!
Setting off from st nazaire setting course for the south end of England. After a few sweeps over a large radiance discovered a lone merchant ship. Popped one into it and he was straight to the bottom. When I turned us around to head back to our original patrol route we picked up a contact at around 10-11 at night. After a while of tailing we made visual contact further out to sea at around midnight.
Day 2:
Continuing with the tailing we later discovered it was a one destroyer heading out across the Atlantic. After a few hours of tailing and crossing the point of no return we fired a torpedo at its stern. The torpedo was a dud and the destroyer was on high alert. After further pursuing the destroyer out onto the Atlantic we sank it with two eels. After discovering this route I took a chance and set us a course across the Atlantic to pick off some cargo ships bound for Britian against orders.
Day 3: (current day)
A change of course in the Atlantic as we set a course for the "Bermuda triangle" in search of the fabled "ghost ships" at the request of one of my friends. Trying to keep him happy I defied orders and turned my U-boat into a personal yacht. It will still take a while as we are nowhere near halfway.

You will never get the Iron Cross violating orders:haha::haha:

Laufen zum Ziel 05-13-12 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brett25 (Post 1882610)
june 1942, just made it through gibralta. we are on our way to Libya in support Rommels efforts at tobruk. Will have to refuel at Salamis:salute:

Good luck on your journey and happy hunting.

Dive! Dive! Dive! 05-14-12 03:16 AM

Day 7:
Returning to orders came up with a foolproof:D plan to journey into portsmouth and torpedo ships in the docks. So far I survived a depth charge attack from a royal navy destroyer. One of our batteries is damaged and my engine is at half speed. I suspect with the current level of activity getting out of portsmouth will br a suicide mission. IF we escape we make a beeline for France and hug the coast all the way home.

andwii 05-14-12 05:45 AM

although I usually raid harbors when im board you sir are daring, ive never successfully made it into portsmouth with out a CTD or being stopped on the way in and having to out run them underwater (XII)or be depth charged.

VONHARRIS 05-14-12 07:41 AM

U-45 IXB New Career
 
I ditched my VIIB career. I can not adopt to this type.
I missed my IX B/C.
Anyway new career

Patrol 1 shakedown

Patrol 2 results

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/859/patrol2results.jpg


Patrol log page 1 of 2

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5...l2page1of2.jpg


Patrol log page 2 of 2

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8...l2page2of2.jpg

jimmyjam25 05-14-12 07:52 PM

Well its October 1941 and I have been stationed at St Nazaire since the start of the war. I was on my way up to the North Atlantic and I get a message from BDU... "Make your way to La Spezia for transfer to blablabla flottila.".... Not impressed... Feels like Das Boot lol. :DL Oh well... So, who thinks im gonna make it through Gibraltar Straight? Or will I be depth charged to Davey Jones locker?

jimmyjam25 05-15-12 01:38 AM

Well I made it to La Spezia but now it says return to St Nazaire on my objectives... What did I do wrong? Why haven't I been transferred to this flotilla? Wish I had just ignored Bdu and continued back to St Nazaire... Does this mean I will have to try to get back to St Nazaire again?

RConch 05-15-12 06:37 AM

It is early November 1941, U 48 is at KM grid CF 98.
17,000grt off a large merchant and a Liberty ship-both sailing solo.
Weather has turned awful! Seven days so far of rain and rough seas. One small convoy heard, but I was unable to find it-more worried about a radar equiped escort coming out of the gloom at 500 meters or less with no chance to evade.


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