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eschemschnuz 11-21-11 06:08 PM

Eschem Schnuz's Letters, 33rd Flotilla
 
Ballet Conservatory
82 Treuestrasse
Spandau, Germany

10 Jun 1945

Dear Onkel Karl,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and good spirits.

First off, may I offer my congratulations on your appointment as President of Germany.
Secondly, may I also offer my eternal gratitude to you for having the courage to end the madness.

I wish I could provide you with details concerning myself these last few months, but I'm afraid I don't have my papers with me.
Suffice to say, I did all that I could only really do. I brought my boys home.
And it is only because of them, that I can write these words to you:
Ich lebe.

Who knows, we might even live long enough to cross each other's paths again.

Best Wishes,
Eschem


Realism @ 70%, original game specs.
Docked at Wilhelmshaven after 6 days.
For further details regarding this "person of interest", please visit your local Allied Authorities and submit a formal request to the Archives.

VONHARRIS 11-22-11 12:31 AM

U-505 IXC
 
Patrol 2 (14)
04 January 1942
04:22 hours U-505 left Lorient for grid EV86
05:00 hours It was discovered that the attack scope was off centered.

30 January 1942
Grid EV91
07:40 hours SS Bundaleer (Medium Merchant 17), 4020 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 34. Crew lost: 1 - sunk by 3 bow torpedoes

03 February 1942
Came close to the harbor of Lagos , heavy ASW patrols aborted

12 February 1942
Grid ET62
00:44 hours SS Ixion (Ore Carrier), 6788 tons. Cargo: Military Stores. Crew: 74. Crew lost: 74 - sunk by 2 bow torpedoes

14 February 1942
Grid ET62 - convoy attack
First approach
12:43 hours Damaged Ceramic type liner , Liberty cargo ship and Turbine tanker T2
Second approach
14:22 hours SS Devonshire (Ceramic-type Ocean Liner), 15668 tons. Cargo: Troops. Crew: 750. Crew lost: 172
All internal torpedoes expended - Start return trip

20 February 1942
Grid DU46
14:58 hours Wind 0m/s no fog - moving externals inside
19:35 hours Procedure completed

05 March 1942
09:56 hours Docked at Lorient
61 days at sea
3 ships sunk
26476 tons
No damages or casualties
Removed the 3,7cm heavy flak gun
Installed Bold decoys

ijnfleetadmiral 11-22-11 04:17 AM

6 March 1940:
Scharnhorst departs Wilhelmshaven on another raiding mission.

Results:
Returned to port 9 March 1940 having sunk 27 ships for an impressive 85,117 tons. We were assigned to patrol practically at the entrance to the Channel, and battled the verdammt MTBs for the first 36 hours, having sighted a lone merchant every now and again. However fortune smiled on us when we caught a CONVOY that had just departed Southend and obliterated it - it had one DD as escort, nothing else - and successfully escaped.

Upon return to port, Scharnhorst was taken into dockyard and rearmed with three twin 15-inch turrets. :yeah:

2 Large Merchants
1 Large Cargo Ship

1 Empire-type Freighter
4 Medium Cargo Ships
1 Granville-type Freighter
1 Passenger/Cargo Ship
3 Small Merchants
1 Tramp Steamer
1 A/B-class DD
2 J/K-class DDs
1 Tribal-class DD
2 Armed Trawlers
4 ASW Trawlers
3 MTBs

ijnfleetadmiral 11-22-11 08:58 AM

10 March 1940:
Scharnhorst - newly fitted with twin 15-inch turrets - departs Wilhelmshaven on another raiding mission.

Results:
Returned to port 14 March 1940, having sunk 10 ships for 28,309 tons. The area N of Scapa Flow was swarming with aircraft, and we managed to bag eight of them before turning for home. My one regret is that there were very few awards to bestow upon our flak gun crews once we got back, but I assured them that they would be first in line to receive the next batch of medals allocated to our boat.

3 Medium Cargo Ships
1 Granville-type Freighter
1 Coastal Tanker
1 Coastal Freighter
7 Swordfish Torpedo Bombers
1 Avro Anson Coastal Patrol Aircraft
3 A/B-class DDs
1 V/W-class DD

andwii 11-22-11 11:12 AM

Almost sunk on return approach when we were suprised by 2 freighters and 4 escourts. DDed, fell to 170 meters, emergency surface, on the way up leak was repaired, uncontrolable surfacing, broke water surface, crash dove to 150 meters, repaired damage, and sulked away. All periscopes destroyed as well as radio and the flak guns.

One Large cargo sunk for 12,000 tons.

VONHARRIS 11-22-11 04:27 PM

U-505 IXC
 
26 March 1942
07:22 hours All systems check Ok - U-505 left Lorient for grid CA-28

08 April 1942
Grid CD21
07:35 hours Ship seen bearing 022 heading East - dived to PD
07:52 hours Visual contact : Passenger/cargo
08:04 hours 1 bow shot
08:05 hours Impact - surfacing
08:09 hours Target finished off by gunfire
08:09 hours SS Vital de Oliveira (Passenger/Cargo), 2581 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 92. Crew lost: 33 - 15 105mm rounds used

19 April 1942
Grid CA51
17:09 hours Attacked by destroyer in heavy fog - damaged by gunfire - crash dive
17:12 hours DC attack - more damages
17:13 hours Diving to 100m
17:17 hours DCs
17:23 hours Pinging - more DCs
17:25 hours Depth 100m - Noch tiefer tauchen 130m
17:27 hours DCs - no damages
17:32 hours DCs - no damages
17:37 hours Depth 131m - DCs drop every 5 minutes
17:58 hours No more DCs
21:00 hours Surfaced (I forgot I had Bold decoys on board)

20 April 1942
Grid CA28
11:21 hours Reached patrol grid

23 April 1942
Grid CA87
13:21 hours Ship seen bearing 344 heading North - dived to PD
13:27 hours Visual contact: Liberty cargo
13:50 hours SS Joseph Warren (Liberty Cargo), 7976 tons. Cargo: Sulfur. Crew: 56. Crew lost: 9 - 3 bow + 2 stern torpedoes
Grid DC12
21:53 hours Ship seen bearing 349 heading ENE - dived to PD
22:00 hours Visual contact: Attack cargo ship
22:28 hours 4 bow + 2 stern torpedoes fired - ship stil on the surface
22:38 hours Tube 1 reloaded
22:39 hours Fired tube 1
22:40 hours Warship sound contact bearing 255 long range
22:50 hours Tube 2 reloaded
22:51 hours Fired tube 2
22:52 hours Impact followed by huge explosion amidships
23:00 hours Tube 3 reloaded and fired
23:01 hours Impact - no effect - no internals left - leaving area
24 April 1942
Grid DC12
00:40 hours USS Brookings APA - 140 (Attack cargo ship 1), 7690 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 229. Crew lost: 219. Sunk after 9 torpedo hits
05:41 hours Surfaced in 15m/s winds
Grid CA85
22:06 hours Ship seen bearing 043 heading West - dived to avoid detection
23:42 hours Surfaced

26 April 1942
Grid CA67
08:30 hours Ship seen bearing 337 heading NNW - dived to PD
16:03 hours Surfaced

28 April 1942
Grid CB19
19:16 hours Winds 0 - 1m/s Moved externals inside

03 May 1942
Grid CA51
09:57 hours Warship seen bearing 321 heading NNE - dived to PD
10:14 hours Visual contact : Armed tugboat
10:32 hours J.T.A. 6 (Armed Tugboat), 1275 tons. Crew: 8. Crew lost: 4 - sunk by 1 bow shot
10:34 Surfaced
10:44 hours Aircraft spotted - dived to PD at flank speed - shallow waters
23:15 hours Ship seen bearing 345 heading South - dived to PD
23:35 hours Visual contact : Ceramic type liner
23:40 hours 4 bow shots fired
23:41 hours Impacts
23:51 hours SS Chenoneaux (Ceramic-type Ocean Liner), 13917 tons. Cargo: Troops. Crew: 616. Crew lost: 197

5 May 1942
Grid CA61
16:17 hours Warship seen bearing 144 heading NE - dived to PD
16:32 hours Fired 2 stern shots at destroyer - diving to 100m
23:00 hours Surfaced

08 May 1942
Grid CB27
13:18 hours Spotted Colombian small tankers bearing 125 heading North - no action

30 May 1942
03:13 hours Docked at Lorient
66 days at sea
5 ships sunk
33439 tons
22 torpedoes fired
15 105mm rounds
U-boat damaged (H.I. 92.94%)
No casualties

Fish In The Water 11-22-11 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andwii (Post 1791894)
Almost sunk on return approach when we were suprised by 2 freighters and 4 escourts. DDed, fell to 170 meters, emergency surface, on the way up leak was repaired, uncontrolable surfacing, broke water surface, crash dove to 150 meters, repaired damage, and sulked away. All periscopes destroyed as well as radio and the flak guns.

One Large cargo sunk for 12,000 tons.

Sounds pretty harrowing, but congrats on living to fight another day. :salute:

Hylander_1314 11-22-11 08:20 PM

After a 4 year break, by cirumstance, ran through all the exams first time through. sank both the escorts first in the sub-school, and finished up by knockin' out all the merchant ships, but the last 2 needed some coaxing from the deckgun.

Started a new patrol, with GWX so did the "5 Day Shakedown" as per the GWX suggestion. Getting ready for my first patrol in Type VIIB, in the "real SHIII world" and we'll soon see if I am still as cunning, and elusive as I was before.

*****Note*****

I'll probably get my _ _ _ waxed by the escorts the first trip out though.

Fish In The Water 11-22-11 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hylander_1314 (Post 1792276)
I'll probably get my _ _ _ waxed by the escorts the first trip out though.

After a four year break, I guess that's to be expected. No worries though as we've all been rusty and been waxed aplenty. Welcome back and have fun! :sunny:

VONHARRIS 11-23-11 04:15 AM

U-505 IXC
 
20 June 1942
16:51 hours U-505 left Lorient for grid CA28 , US East Coast
20:59 hours Spotted VIIC uboot bearing 062 heading ESE

24 June 1942
Grid BE95
21:25 hours Warship seen bearing 338 - dived to PD
21:30 hours Multiple sound contacts - convoy closing
21:50 hours Up scope : useless on both attack and odservation scopes surfacing
BERNAAAARD did you check the scopes before leaving?
22:05 hours 4 bow shot fired from the surface - diving to 100m
22:09 hours 1 impact
22:38 hours Depth 100m - disengaging
25 June 1942
08:20 hours Surfaced - aborting to Lorient. Someone is to be transferred to the Eastern Front
Grid BF71
22:38 hours Ship seen bearing 346
22:41 hours Keeping range to 2000m for deck gun attack
22:46 hours SS Thornlea (Medium Merchant 22), 4290 tons. Cargo: Paper Products. Crew: 64. Crew lost: 3 - sunk by 53 105mm rounds - minor damages

27 June 1942
10:23 hours Docked at Lorient
8 days at sea
1 ship sunk
4290 tons
No casualties
U-boat damaged (H.I. 99.96%)

VONHARRIS 11-23-11 06:05 AM

U-505 IXC
 
30 August 1942
Grid ED96
U-505 was lost with all hands during a daring attack at a heavily escorted troop transport convoy.
A large troop transport (24580 tons) and a fast passenger ship (6500 tons) were also lost.

andwii 11-23-11 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1792448)
30 August 1942
Grid ED96
U-505 was lost with all hands during a daring attack at a heavily escorted troop transport convoy.
A large troop transport (24580 tons) and a fast passenger ship (6500 tons) were also lost.

we morn the loss but celebrate your tremendous victory against the enemy, U-505 will be missed.

ijnfleetadmiral 11-23-11 07:10 AM

15 March 1940:
Scharnhorst departs Wilhelmshaven for another raiding mission off the coast of Britain.

Results:
Returned to port 19 March 1940 having sunk 27 ships for a total of 55,794 tons. Harrassed by the verdammt Elcos and MTBs again, but managed to persevere. Also managed to intercept and slaughter TWO coastal convoys. The CO and crew of Scharnhorst want to thank Herr Churchill for being nice enough to include a Small Tanker in the first convoy and a Large Tanker in the second convoy for us to practice our gunnery on.:D

As promised on last patrol, handed more awards and promotions out to the flak gun crews upon return home.

1 Large Tanker
2 Medium Cargo Ships
1 Small Tanker
3 Passenger/Cargo Ships
3 Small Freighters
3 Tramp Steamers
4 Coastal Freighters
2 Black Swan-class Frigates
4 ASW Trawlers
1 Elco-type Torpedo Boat
3 Motor Torpedo Boats

Sepp von Ch. 11-23-11 09:26 AM

Back from the 6. patrol! Sunk with the "little fish" IIA U-Boat (1. flotilla, Jan 1940) two british cargos (11861 BRT):

1) SS Robin Tuxford 5081 BRT. Cargo: Aircrafts - 2 aals

2) SS Ango (Empire Typ) 6780 BRT. Cargo: military vehicles - 2 aals

1 x dud torpedo on this patrol.



After 6 patrols with my "little red devil boat" - my current emblem - http://s9.postimage.org/elx9lgtrv/sm...r_Page_053.jpg
(Sunk 57.357 BRThttp://s12.postimage.org/atnroujxl/obrazek.jpg) received:

24OKT39 EISERNES KREUZ ZWEITER KLASSE
28DEZ39 DEUTSCHES KREUZ
27JAN40 EISERNES KREUZ ERSTER KLASSE

and

14SEP39 U-BOOT-FRONTSPANGE
24OKT39 U-BOOTABZEICHEN

http://s7.postimage.org/6doo7kstz/Sepp.jpg





I hope, I have after next patrol enough renown points for a transfer to the 7th flotilla and my lovely VIIC "red devil" U-Boat U-552!







My PC:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3,00 GHz
chipset P35, socket 775
nVIDIA GEForce 9800GT, 512 MB, Arctic-Cooling Accelero
Audio HD Realtek ALC888
2 x DIMM DDR2 2048 MB 800MHz
640GB SATAII/300
Windows Vista Home Premium

My SHIII:
GWX + SH3 Commander + 59 mods (JSGME), incl. h.sie´s V16A4 patch.

VONHARRIS 11-23-11 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1792471)
15 March 1940:
Scharnhorst departs Wilhelmshaven for another raiding mission off the coast of Britain.

Results:
Returned to port 19 March 1940 having sunk 27 ships for a total of 55,794 tons. Harrassed by the verdammt Elcos and MTBs again, but managed to persevere. Also managed to intercept and slaughter TWO coastal convoys. The CO and crew of Scharnhorst want to thank Herr Churchill for being nice enough to include a Small Tanker in the first convoy and a Large Tanker in the second convoy for us to practice our gunnery on.:D

The surface fleet of the Kriegsmarine is adding to the effort of destroying the enemy.
Well done!


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