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Kapitän 02-03-2022 09:00 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - The search for better weather continues
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2791321)
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KTB - U 113

Monday, 2 February 1942 - NNW of Bermuda -

0327 - O = 19%.

0425 - Qu.7255CB -

0747 - O = 18%.

0900 - Surfaced after 13h and 37.8sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Sunrise, 1 February.

0909 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

0913 - Boat ventilated and Compressed Air Supply filled. Battery 7600Ah.

0916 - Swell subsiding somewhat. Drizzle stopped but still foggy. 2x235RPM/7kn.

F.T. from U 105: To B.d.U.:
Sighted 3 boats and 3 rafts from "Spreewald", with 24 Germans and 58 prisoners in BE 4720, about 40 sea miles north of the scene of sinking, and picked them up. According to survivor's statements the Captain sailed away from the other boats in an easterly direction with about 20 men on the evening of 1 February.
- Schuch -

0928 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 105:
Schuch: Search to the east by Condors was fruitless. You are in charge of further search. All other boats collect round U 105 by using beacon signals.

1200 - Qu.7266CB - Days Run: 122.6sm - 84.8sm (11h) - 37.8sm (13h).
116.0cbm (4.0cbm/24h). On course 90°. Battery 7500Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 0916h.

1202 - First Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer).

1300 - Charging Batteries (7500Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/7kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
Sunk the U.S.A. Tanker W.L. Steed, 6182ts, off the U.S.A East Coast, in Qu. CA 5640. - Winter -

Cmdr.: The second "Paukenschlag"-Wave has meanwhile arrived at the U.S.A. East Coast.

1501 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report:
During the month of January, the KM has sunk 106 ships, for 419,907ts. Of these, the Uboats have sunk 62 ships, for 327,357ts.

1510 - Batteries charged (2h 10' for 2500Ah). 2x235RPM/7kn.

1815 - Qu.7355CB -

1835 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 0916h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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KTB - U 113

Tuesday, 3 February 1942 - North of Bermuda -

- Seventh week at sea completed -

0301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 106:
Sunk the Swedish Amerikaland, 15355ts, off the U.S.A East Coast, in Qu. CA 8458. - Rasch -

0535 - Qu.8155CB -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Wake-Up and Morning Wash for the remaining crew. Port-Machine-Watch on duty.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Swab-the-decks for the Off-Watch.

0740 - Early Morning Dawn.

0845 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

0857 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1200 - Qu.8244CB - Days Run: 165.2sm (24h).
113.4cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 90°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h. Lunch.

1201 - Second Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer).

1300 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

1650 - Qu.8255CB -

1715 - Dinner.

1825 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

2100 - Lights-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the First Sea-Watch and the Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" - Midnight Coffee for the First Sea-Watch and the Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-04-2022 09:46 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Finally, the weather is improving
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2791534)
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KTB - U 113

Tuesday, 3 February 1942 - North of Bermuda -

- Seventh week at sea completed -

0301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 106:
Sunk the Swedish Amerikaland, 15355ts, off the U.S.A East Coast, in Qu. CA 8458. - Rasch -

0535 - Qu.8155CB -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Wake-Up and Morning Wash for the remaining crew. Port-Machine-Watch on duty.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Swab-the-decks for the Off-Watch.

0740 - Early Morning Dawn.

0845 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

0857 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1200 - Qu.8244CB - Days Run: 165.2sm (24h).
113.4cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 90°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h. Lunch.

1201 - Second Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer).

1300 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

1650 - Qu.8255CB -

1715 - Dinner.

1825 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

2100 - Lights-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the First Sea-Watch and the Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" - Midnight Coffee for the First Sea-Watch and the Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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KTB - U 113

Wednesday, 4 February 1942 - Northeast of Bermuda -

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Passed the air cover zones of Halifax and Bermuda. Current position Qu.8346CB. Loading of external eels not possible due to weather. 113cbm. Commencing return voyage. W5/4, overcast, fog, poor visibility, <1000mb. - RST -

0227 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Continue acc. Op.-Order.

0405 - Qu.8355CB - On new course 75°.

0524 - Incoming F.T.: From U 136:
Enemy convoy in AL 0389 on westerly course. 17 vessels. - Zimmermann -

0701 - Incoming F.T.: From U 751:
Sunk the British Silveray, 4535ts, from dispersed convoy ON.55, off Nova Scotia. - Bigalk -

0730 - Early Morning Dawn.

0847 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1200 - Qu.9118CB - Days Run: 133.1sm (24h).
110.8cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1202 - Third Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer). Boat is presumed lost.

(U 581, VIIC, Kptlt. Werner Pfeifer, was sunk on 2 February 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Horta, Azores, in position 38.24N, 28.30W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Westcott, 4 dead and 42 survivors.)

1814 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

2149 - On new course 82°. Fog is lifting and it is clearing up. Wind and sea are subsiding, shifting south.

2400 - South1/1, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-05-2022 08:39 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Airplane shot down
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2791720)
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KTB - U 113

Wednesday, 4 February 1942 - Northeast of Bermuda -

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Passed the air cover zones of Halifax and Bermuda. Current position Qu.8346CB. Loading of external eels not possible due to weather. 113cbm. Commencing return voyage. W5/4, overcast, fog, poor visibility, <1000mb. - RST -

0227 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Continue acc. Op.-Order.

0405 - Qu.8355CB - On new course 75°.

0524 - Incoming F.T.: From U 136:
Enemy convoy in AL 0389 on westerly course. 17 vessels. - Zimmermann -

0701 - Incoming F.T.: From U 751:
Sunk the British Silveray, 4535ts, from dispersed convoy ON.55, off Nova Scotia. - Bigalk -

0730 - Early Morning Dawn.

0847 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1200 - Qu.9118CB - Days Run: 133.1sm (24h).
110.8cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

1202 - Third Position and Status Request for U 581 (Pfeifer). Boat is presumed lost.

(U 581, VIIC, Kptlt. Werner Pfeifer, was sunk on 2 February 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Horta, Azores, in position 38.24N, 28.30W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Westcott, 4 dead and 42 survivors.)

1814 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 2 Feb., 0916h.

2149 - On new course 82°. Fog is lifting and it is clearing up. Wind and sea are subsiding, shifting south.

2400 - South1/1, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
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KTB - U 113

Thursday, 5 February 1942 - Southeast of Nova Scotia -

0151 - ESE1/1, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Montrolite SSS SSS SSS
torpedoed. Position 35° 14' N, 60° 05' W

Cmdr.: The position given corresponds with Marqu.9713CB, which is about 345sm Northeast from Hamilton, Bermuda and 155sm Southwest from our current position. The steamer could have been torpedoed by U-Bleichrodt or U-Kals.

0226 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Op.-East Coast not possible due to fuel. Since 3 Feb., delayed return cruise together with U-Kals, via Qu.CC80. Fuel transfer not possible due to weather. Just sunk the Canadian Tanker Montrolite. 2 Eto, 58cbm, Qu.CB9713. To Kals: Please send radio beacon as of 1100h. - Bleichrodt -

0356 - Qu.6894CB - 570sm Southeast of Halifax. Right before the watch change, the boat is being attacked by a twin engine airplane. Direct approach in complete darkness. Increasing speed to A.K. 3-4 bombs astern. The 1st Sea Watch is fending off the airplane with both Flak guns. Airplane is flying off burning on course Northwest.

Cmdr.: Apparently, the air cover zone of Nova Scotia has been expanded during our Op. at the East Coast.

0406 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U., U 109, U 130:
In Qu.6894CB, at 0356h, attacked by land-based airplane, direct approach, 3-4 bombs astern, no damage. Airplane set on fire by Flak, flying off on course NW. ESE1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 3-4sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0432 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Remain vigilant!

0720 - Early Morning Dawn.

0838 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

0832 - Qu.6972CB - 570sm Southeast of Halifax. Visibility is 5-6sm. Boat is being attacked by 2 pair of twin engine airplanes from 310°true. Increasing speed to A.K. The 3rd Sea Watch is fending off the airplanes with both Flak guns, one airplane is burning. The bombs are way off. Airplanes fly off on course Northwest.

1038 - Qu.6981CB - 580sm Southeast of Halifax. Boat is being attacked again by 2 pair of Bristol Beaufort bombers from 310°true. Increasing speed to A.K. The bombs are way off.
The 3rd Sea Watch is shooting down one of the attackers.
The remaining three airplanes fly off on course Northwest.
Boat continues with return voyage.

Cmdr.: I decide to not search the crash site for survivors, as I want to reach a safe area before the weather and sea conditions become worse again, preventing the loading of the external torpedoes.

1200 - Qu.6982CB - Days Run: 183.3sm (24h).
109.0cbm (1.8cbm/24h). On course 82°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

1201 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all Biscay-Boats: Occupy Marqu.BF35 by 12 Feb., 0600h, and clear area of all enemy warships.

Cmdr.: The Op.-area ordered by B.d.U. is in the English Channel. There must be a big operation of some kind be planned.

1255 - Qu.6983CB - No airplanes for nearly 2.5h.
"All Engines Stop!". Commencing loading of external torpedoes.

1502 - Both external stern torpedoes loaded under deck and slight damage to forward upper deck repaired. Commencing loading of forward external torpedoes.

1805 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

1901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
Sunk the U.S.A. Steamers India Arrow, 8327ts, and China Arrow, 8403ts, off the U.S.A East Coast.
- Winter -

1910 - Evening Dusk. Loaded 4 external bow torpedoes under deck. Continuing on course 81°, 2x235RPM/8kn.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-06-2022 10:03 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Loaded external torpedoes just in time
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2791870)
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KTB - U 113

Thursday, 5 February 1942 - Southeast of Nova Scotia -

0151 - ESE1/1, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Montrolite SSS SSS SSS
torpedoed. Position 35° 14' N, 60° 05' W

Cmdr.: The position given corresponds with Marqu.9713CB, which is about 345sm Northeast from Hamilton, Bermuda and 155sm Southwest from our current position. The steamer could have been torpedoed by U-Bleichrodt or U-Kals.

0226 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Op.-East Coast not possible due to fuel. Since 3 Feb., delayed return cruise together with U-Kals, via Qu.CC80. Fuel transfer not possible due to weather. Just sunk the Canadian Tanker Montrolite. 2 Eto, 58cbm, Qu.CB9713. To Kals: Please send radio beacon as of 1100h. - Bleichrodt -

0356 - Qu.6894CB - 570sm Southeast of Halifax. Right before the watch change, the boat is being attacked by a twin engine airplane. Direct approach in complete darkness. Increasing speed to A.K. 3-4 bombs astern. The 1st Sea Watch is fending off the airplane with both Flak guns. Airplane is flying off burning on course Northwest.

Cmdr.: Apparently, the air cover zone of Nova Scotia has been expanded during our Op. at the East Coast.

0406 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U., U 109, U 130:
In Qu.6894CB, at 0356h, attacked by land-based airplane, direct approach, 3-4 bombs astern, no damage. Airplane set on fire by Flak, flying off on course NW. ESE1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 3-4sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0432 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Remain vigilant!

0720 - Early Morning Dawn.

0838 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

0832 - Qu.6972CB - 570sm Southeast of Halifax. Visibility is 5-6sm. Boat is being attacked by 2 pair of twin engine airplanes from 310°true. Increasing speed to A.K. The 3rd Sea Watch is fending off the airplanes with both Flak guns, one airplane is burning. The bombs are way off. Airplanes fly off on course Northwest.

1038 - Qu.6981CB - 580sm Southeast of Halifax. Boat is being attacked again by 2 pair of Bristol Beaufort bombers from 310°true. Increasing speed to A.K. The bombs are way off.
The 3rd Sea Watch is shooting down one of the attackers.
The remaining three airplanes fly off on course Northwest.
Boat continues with return voyage.

Cmdr.: I decide to not search the crash site for survivors, as I want to reach a safe area before the weather and sea conditions become worse again, preventing the loading of the external torpedoes.

1200 - Qu.6982CB - Days Run: 183.3sm (24h).
109.0cbm (1.8cbm/24h). On course 82°. Battery 10000Ah. 8 external Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

1201 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all Biscay-Boats: Occupy Marqu.BF35 by 12 Feb., 0600h, and clear area of all enemy warships.

Cmdr.: The Op.-area ordered by B.d.U. is in the English Channel. There must be a big operation of some kind be planned.

1255 - Qu.6983CB - No airplanes for nearly 2.5h.
"All Engines Stop!". Commencing loading of external torpedoes.

1502 - Both external stern torpedoes loaded under deck and slight damage to forward upper deck repaired. Commencing loading of forward external torpedoes.

1805 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 0151h.

1901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
Sunk the U.S.A. Steamers India Arrow, 8327ts, and China Arrow, 8403ts, off the U.S.A East Coast.
- Winter -

1910 - Evening Dusk. Loaded 4 external bow torpedoes under deck. Continuing on course 81°, 2x235RPM/8kn.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
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KTB - U 113

Friday, 6 February 1942 - Southeast of Nova Scotia -

0355 - Qu.4755CC - On new course 75°.

0502 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To U 67 (Müller-Stöckheim), 129 (Clausen), 156 (Hartenstein), 161 (Achilles) and 502 (von Rosenstiel): Prepare to reach the area of the South Caribbean by mid February. Await new Op.-Orders under Codeword "Neuland".

Cmdr.: The preparations for commitment of the next boats type IXc to Trinidad and Aruba, has begun.

0700 - Diving for torpedo loading.

0750 - T=30. 135rpm/3kn. Commencing torpedo loading.

0800 - All four bow tubes reloaded. Commencing loading of stern tubes.

0831 - Sunrise. O = 20%. Both stern tubes reloaded.

0835 - Surfaced after 1h 35min. and 4.6sm.
Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

0845 - Boat ventilated. "All Engines Stop!". Commencing loading of remaining external torpedoes.

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 106:
Sunk the British Opawa, 10354ts, in Qu. CB 5682. - Rasch -

Cmdr.: U-Rasch, who belongs to the second "Paukenschlag"-Wave, must also be already on its return voyage, as it is a IXB type boat.

1050 - Two external bow torpedoes loaded under deck.
Continuing on with 2x235RPM/8kn.

1106 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst intercepted an enemy radio transmission, that in Qu.DD3174, the Panamanian Steam merchant Halcyon is being attacked by an enemy merchant raider, and that an American Cruiser has left Hamilton, Bermuda, in order to assist.

Cmdr.: The position given is about 325sm southwest from us and about 380sm from Bermuda. I'm not aware of any friendly merchant raiders operating in this area.

1200 - Qu.4733CC - Days Run: 118.8sm - 114.2sm (22h 25') - 4.6sm (1h 35').
107.3cbm (1.7cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 9700Ah. 8 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - First Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann).

- to be continued -


Kapitän 02-07-2022 05:31 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Two more steamers fall
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2791985)
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KTB - U 113

Friday, 6 February 1942 - Southeast of Nova Scotia -

0355 - Qu.4755CC - On new course 75°.

0502 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To U 67 (Müller-Stöckheim), 129 (Clausen), 156 (Hartenstein), 161 (Achilles) and 502 (von Rosenstiel): Prepare to reach the area of the South Caribbean by mid February. Await new Op.-Orders under Codeword "Neuland".

Cmdr.: The preparations for commitment of the next boats type IXc to Trinidad and Aruba, has begun.

0700 - Diving for torpedo loading.

0750 - T=30. 135rpm/3kn. Commencing torpedo loading.

0800 - All four bow tubes reloaded. Commencing loading of stern tubes.

0831 - Sunrise. O = 20%. Both stern tubes reloaded.

0835 - Surfaced after 1h 35min. and 4.6sm.
Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

0845 - Boat ventilated. "All Engines Stop!". Commencing loading of remaining external torpedoes.

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 106:
Sunk the British Opawa, 10354ts, in Qu. CB 5682. - Rasch -

Cmdr.: U-Rasch, who belongs to the second "Paukenschlag"-Wave, must also be already on its return voyage, as it is a IXB type boat.

1050 - Two external bow torpedoes loaded under deck.
Continuing on with 2x235RPM/8kn.

1106 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst intercepted an enemy radio transmission, that in Qu.DD3174, the Panamanian Steam merchant Halcyon is being attacked by an enemy merchant raider, and that an American Cruiser has left Hamilton, Bermuda, in order to assist.

Cmdr.: The position given is about 325sm southwest from us and about 380sm from Bermuda. I'm not aware of any friendly merchant raiders operating in this area.

1200 - Qu.4733CC - Days Run: 118.8sm - 114.2sm (22h 25') - 4.6sm (1h 35').
107.3cbm (1.7cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 9700Ah. 8 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - First Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann).

- to be continued -


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- continued from 6 February, 1200h -

1300 - Diving for Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
From 2-5 Feb. operated in CA 50 (south of New York) and sank 3 tankers and 1 freighter, totaling 26,539 BRT. 4 unexplained misses. Brisk north-bound traffic in CA 55 to 59. (rest of radio message fragmented, repeat requested by B.d.U.)

1302 - At Reception Depth, Sound Contact with two steamers bearing 148°, E=13000, on course ENE, slow speed.

1312 - Surfaced after 12 min. and 0.8sm.
Boat operating on sound contact 1302/06. On new course 159°.
Boat moving to the stbd. side of the sound contacts, in order to be able to attack with the sun in back.

1318 - Incoming F.T.: From U 136:
On 5 Feb., 2236h, sunk a two-funelled destroyer of convoy ON.63, in Qu. AL 6146. Lost contact. - Zimmermnn -

1322 - Incoming F.T.: From U 105:
Rescue attempt "Spreewald" to take over survivor failed. Dornier 24 snapped a wing during landing. Air Crew taken on board. - Schuch -

1405 - Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Halcyan SSS SSS SSS
fired at (in DD 3165) by submarine.

Cmdr.: So, the first report from 1106h about an attack by a Merchant Raider was false. The only boat in the vicinity is U-Bleichrodt.

1328 - The sound contact 1302/06 comes into sight: Two U.S.A. steamers in keel line on course 70°, speed 7kn: Forward a Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m, in back a Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m; Distance between them is about 400m.

1335 - At Target Angle 0° and E=7500, diving for submerged attack. S-Tiefe.

1346 - Turning boat hard to port and to attack course 340°. Boat now has the sun in the back.

1353 - "Battle Stations!". Flooding tubes I & IV for a salvo shot.

1408 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Fuel taken over from Kals. 6.2. "Halcyan" sunk in DD 3174 gunfire after 2 misses with torpedoes. Total success 4 steamers totaling 29,330 BRT. On homeward cruise. - Bleichrodt -

Cmdr.: As suspected, Bleichrodt also sunk this steamer. Now, it is our turn ...

1410 - Qu.4818CC - Salvo Shot with tubes I&IV: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40; Salvo Angle 1°. Own heading 340°; Own speed 1.6kn ahead; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m. Target course 70°; Target distance 944m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 010°.

Closing tubes I & IV. Flooding tubes II & III.

1411 - Qu.4818CC - Salvo Shot with tubes II&III: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40; Salvo Angle 1°. Own heading 340°; Own speed 1.6kn ahead; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m. Target course 70°; Target distance 944m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 342°.

Closing tubes II & III.

Tube I is a hit midships after 45 Sec. on the Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts; Tube IV is a failure, as it hits but fails to detonate!

Tube II is a failure as it understeers the Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts; Tube III is a hit in the forecastle!

The forward steamer looses headway and settles with the stern in the water. The back steamer settles in the water by the bow and is loosing speed, as it tries to pass the forward steamer along its stbd.side. Both steamers are armed, the Large Tramp-Steamer with a deck gun on the bow and a Flak gun on the stern, and the Large Cargo Steamer with a deck gun on bow and stern, and two Flak guns on the bridge deck and two behind the funnel. The Large Cargo Steamer has upper deck cargo loaded, barrels in the front and containers in back.

1412 - Turning boat hard to stbd. in order to bring the stern tubes to bear.

1415 - Boat on course 163°, 65rpm/1.6kn.

1422 - Flooding tube V.

1423 - Qu.4818CC - Coup de grâce with tube V: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40. Own heading 163°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m. Target course ~95°; Target distance 727m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 1kn; Firing angle α 010°.

Torpedo is a hit amidships after 30 sec.!
Closing tube V.

The steamer looses headway and settles deeper in the water. After 3 minutes, the steamer sinks by the bow, while capsizing over the stbd.side. One loud underwater explosion.

1433 - Maneuvering boat into position for a Coup de grâce. Small-Astern, 2kn.

1440 - Flooding tube VI.

1444 - Qu.4818CC - Coup de grâce with tube VI: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.0m; Vt30. Own heading 152°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m. Target course 63°; Target distance 500m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 0kn; Firing angle α 000°.

Torpedo is a hit amidships after 30 sec.!
The steamer sinks immediately after the hit by the stern. Closing tube VI.

1452 - Surfaced after 1h 17 min. and 2.2sm.
Running toward the sinking positions.
Questioning and supplying 12 survivors in 3 boats of the Large Cargo Steamer and 3 survivors in 1 boat of the Large Tramp-Steamer - the crew was trying to save the ship, when the second torpedo hit, and trapped everyone beneath deck, when the ship sank so quickly.

1540 - Loaded tubes I & IV. Running off on general course, 2x235RPM/8kn.

1754 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1900 - Incoming F.T.: From U 107:
Sunk the U.S.A. Steamer Major Wheeler, 3431ts, ESE of Cape Hatteras in Qu.DC 2134. - Gelhaus -

Cmdr.: U-Gelhaus is also part of the second "Paukenschlag"-wave.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-07-2022 03:27 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Setting course for home
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792125)
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- continued from 6 February, 1200h -

1300 - Diving for Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507.

1301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 103:
From 2-5 Feb. operated in CA 50 (south of New York) and sank 3 tankers and 1 freighter, totaling 26,539 BRT. 4 unexplained misses. Brisk north-bound traffic in CA 55 to 59. (rest of radio message fragmented, repeat requested by B.d.U.)

1302 - At Reception Depth, Sound Contact with two steamers bearing 148°, E=13000, on course ENE, slow speed.

1312 - Surfaced after 12 min. and 0.8sm.
Boat operating on sound contact 1302/06. On new course 159°.
Boat moving to the stbd. side of the sound contacts, in order to be able to attack with the sun in back.

1318 - Incoming F.T.: From U 136:
On 5 Feb., 2236h, sunk a two-funelled destroyer of convoy ON.63, in Qu. AL 6146. Lost contact. - Zimmermnn -

1322 - Incoming F.T.: From U 105:
Rescue attempt "Spreewald" to take over survivor failed. Dornier 24 snapped a wing during landing. Air Crew taken on board. - Schuch -

1405 - Intercepted open F.T. on the 600m-Frequency:
SSS SSS SSS Halcyan SSS SSS SSS
fired at (in DD 3165) by submarine.

Cmdr.: So, the first report from 1106h about an attack by a Merchant Raider was false. The only boat in the vicinity is U-Bleichrodt.

1328 - The sound contact 1302/06 comes into sight: Two U.S.A. steamers in keel line on course 70°, speed 7kn: Forward a Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m, in back a Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m; Distance between them is about 400m.

1335 - At Target Angle 0° and E=7500, diving for submerged attack. S-Tiefe.

1346 - Turning boat hard to port and to attack course 340°. Boat now has the sun in the back.

1353 - "Battle Stations!". Flooding tubes I & IV for a salvo shot.

1408 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Fuel taken over from Kals. 6.2. "Halcyan" sunk in DD 3174 gunfire after 2 misses with torpedoes. Total success 4 steamers totaling 29,330 BRT. On homeward cruise. - Bleichrodt -

Cmdr.: As suspected, Bleichrodt also sunk this steamer. Now, it is our turn ...

1410 - Qu.4818CC - Salvo Shot with tubes I&IV: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40; Salvo Angle 1°. Own heading 340°; Own speed 1.6kn ahead; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m. Target course 70°; Target distance 944m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 010°.

Closing tubes I & IV. Flooding tubes II & III.

1411 - Qu.4818CC - Salvo Shot with tubes II&III: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40; Salvo Angle 1°. Own heading 340°; Own speed 1.6kn ahead; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m. Target course 70°; Target distance 944m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 342°.

Closing tubes II & III.

Tube I is a hit midships after 45 Sec. on the Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts; Tube IV is a failure, as it hits but fails to detonate!

Tube II is a failure as it understeers the Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts; Tube III is a hit in the forecastle!

The forward steamer looses headway and settles with the stern in the water. The back steamer settles in the water by the bow and is loosing speed, as it tries to pass the forward steamer along its stbd.side. Both steamers are armed, the Large Tramp-Steamer with a deck gun on the bow and a Flak gun on the stern, and the Large Cargo Steamer with a deck gun on bow and stern, and two Flak guns on the bridge deck and two behind the funnel. The Large Cargo Steamer has upper deck cargo loaded, barrels in the front and containers in back.

1412 - Turning boat hard to stbd. in order to bring the stern tubes to bear.

1415 - Boat on course 163°, 65rpm/1.6kn.

1422 - Flooding tube V.

1423 - Qu.4818CC - Coup de grâce with tube V: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.5m; Vt40. Own heading 163°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.2 U.S.A. Large Cargo Steamer of 8656ts, draught 9.0m. Target course ~95°; Target distance 727m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 1kn; Firing angle α 010°.

Torpedo is a hit amidships after 30 sec.!
Closing tube V.

The steamer looses headway and settles deeper in the water. After 3 minutes, the steamer sinks by the bow, while capsizing over the stbd.side. One loud underwater explosion.

1433 - Maneuvering boat into position for a Coup de grâce. Small-Astern, 2kn.

1440 - Flooding tube VI.

1444 - Qu.4818CC - Coup de grâce with tube VI: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 6.0m; Vt30. Own heading 152°; Own speed 2kn astern; Shooter: Kptlt. & Cmdr. RST.
Target ship: Pos.1 U.S.A. Large Tramp-Steamer of 6651ts, draught 8.7m. Target course 63°; Target distance 500m; Target angle green90°; Target speed 0kn; Firing angle α 000°.

Torpedo is a hit amidships after 30 sec.!
The steamer sinks immediately after the hit by the stern. Closing tube VI.

1452 - Surfaced after 1h 17 min. and 2.2sm.
Running toward the sinking positions.
Questioning and supplying 12 survivors in 3 boats of the Large Cargo Steamer and 3 survivors in 1 boat of the Large Tramp-Steamer - the crew was trying to save the ship, when the second torpedo hit, and trapped everyone beneath deck, when the ship sank so quickly.

1540 - Loaded tubes I & IV. Running off on general course, 2x235RPM/8kn.

1754 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1900 - Incoming F.T.: From U 107:
Sunk the U.S.A. Steamer Major Wheeler, 3431ts, ESE of Cape Hatteras in Qu.DC 2134. - Gelhaus -

Cmdr.: U-Gelhaus is also part of the second "Paukenschlag"-wave.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Saturday, 7 February 1942 - South of Newfoundland -

0005 - On new course 81°.

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 5 Feb., 0832h and 1030h, each time attacked by two pairs of twin engine airplanes, about 580sm southeast of Nova Scotia. During attack at 1038h, shot down 1 Bristol Beaufort, Qu.6981CB, no survivors. By 6 Feb., 1100h, have loaded all external torpedoes under deck. During trial dive preparation, sonar contact with two steamers. At 1426h, sunk in submergd attack, a Large Cargo Steamer, 8656ts and at 1444h, a Large Tramp-Steamer, 6651ts, both in Qu.4818CC. 1 Ato was a dud and 1 Ato understeered. Have 2 internal Ato and 106cbm. Current position Qu.4678CC. Continue homeward cruise. ESE1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0237 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Congratulations! Excellent Results! Continue return cruise acc. Op.-Orders.

0700 - Diving for trial dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507. 135rpm/3kn.

0725 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meters. Setting Reception Depth.

0742 - At Reception Depth.

0745 - Surfaced after 45min. and 1.9sm.

0750 - Charging Batteries (9100Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/8kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

0823 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

0840 - Batteries charged (50' for 900Ah). 2x235RPM/8kn.

1101 - Incoming F.T.: From U 751:
Have sunk the CAM Ship Empire Sun, 6952ts, off Nova Scotia, Qu.BB7494. - Bigalk -

1132 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 591 and U 352:
Zetsche and Rathke: Until rescinded, make short weather report three times daily. Begin at 0200h on 9 Feb., change position within designated attack.

1137 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 125:
Folkers: Report position and amount of fuel.

1149 - F.T. from U 125: To B.d.U.:
In CD 48 and have 56 cbm. Intending to transfer fuel to U-Zahn. - Folkers -

1200 - Qu.5472CC - Days Run: 179.0sm - 174.1sm (21h 46') - 4.9sm (2h 14').
104.6cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Second Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann).

1201 - From B.d.U.: To U 103 and U 564:
Fuel transfer from Winter to Suhren fixed for 8 Feb., because of present favorable weather.

1742 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-08-2022 09:12 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Commencing Return Cruise
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792215)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Saturday, 7 February 1942 - South of Newfoundland -

0005 - On new course 81°.

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 5 Feb., 0832h and 1030h, each time attacked by two pairs of twin engine airplanes, about 580sm southeast of Nova Scotia. During attack at 1038h, shot down 1 Bristol Beaufort, Qu.6981CB, no survivors. By 6 Feb., 1100h, have loaded all external torpedoes under deck. During trial dive preparation, sonar contact with two steamers. At 1426h, sunk in submergd attack, a Large Cargo Steamer, 8656ts and at 1444h, a Large Tramp-Steamer, 6651ts, both in Qu.4818CC. 1 Ato was a dud and 1 Ato understeered. Have 2 internal Ato and 106cbm. Current position Qu.4678CC. Continue homeward cruise. ESE1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0237 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Congratulations! Excellent Results! Continue return cruise acc. Op.-Orders.

0700 - Diving for trial dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507. 135rpm/3kn.

0725 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meters. Setting Reception Depth.

0742 - At Reception Depth.

0745 - Surfaced after 45min. and 1.9sm.

0750 - Charging Batteries (9100Ah):
- Port Engine Propulsion 285RPM/8kn;
- Stbd.Engine Charging, 496RPM.

0823 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

0840 - Batteries charged (50' for 900Ah). 2x235RPM/8kn.

1101 - Incoming F.T.: From U 751:
Have sunk the CAM Ship Empire Sun, 6952ts, off Nova Scotia, Qu.BB7494. - Bigalk -

1132 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 591 and U 352:
Zetsche and Rathke: Until rescinded, make short weather report three times daily. Begin at 0200h on 9 Feb., change position within designated attack.

1137 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 125:
Folkers: Report position and amount of fuel.

1149 - F.T. from U 125: To B.d.U.:
In CD 48 and have 56 cbm. Intending to transfer fuel to U-Zahn. - Folkers -

1200 - Qu.5472CC - Days Run: 179.0sm - 174.1sm (21h 46') - 4.9sm (2h 14').
104.6cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Second Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann).

1201 - From B.d.U.: To U 103 and U 564:
Fuel transfer from Winter to Suhren fixed for 8 Feb., because of present favorable weather.

1742 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Sunday, 8 February 1942 - South of the Newfoundland Bank -

0025 - Qu.5555CC - On new course 75°.

0812 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Qu.5631CC - Days Run: 198.9sm (24h).
102.0cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Third Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann). Boat is presumed lost.

(U 82, VIIC, Kptlt. Siegfried Rollmann, was sunk on 6 February 1942 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 44.10N, 23.52W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Rochester and the British corvette HMS Tamarisk, 45 dead - all hands lost.)

1728 - Sundown. Weather and Sea shifting northwest:
NW1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb.

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending report about the war in the Pacific: During the night from 7 to 8 Feb., a task Force of the Japanese Guard Division, made a landing on the Island of Ubin, in the eastern part of the Johore-Strait. Today, Artillery of the 25th Army under the command of General Tomoyuki Yama****a (aka the "Tiger of Malaya", and later "The Beast of Bataan"), began shelling Singapore, while bombers of the 3rd Air Division attacked the British positions.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-09-2022 12:49 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Something seems to be brewing in the Channel
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792344)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Sunday, 8 February 1942 - South of the Newfoundland Bank -

0025 - Qu.5555CC - On new course 75°.

0812 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Qu.5631CC - Days Run: 198.9sm (24h).
102.0cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 5 Feb., 0151h.

1200 - Third Position and Status Request for U 82 (Rollmann). Boat is presumed lost.

(U 82, VIIC, Kptlt. Siegfried Rollmann, was sunk on 6 February 1942 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 44.10N, 23.52W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Rochester and the British corvette HMS Tamarisk, 45 dead - all hands lost.)

1728 - Sundown. Weather and Sea shifting northwest:
NW1/1, clear, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb.

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending report about the war in the Pacific: During the night from 7 to 8 Feb., a task Force of the Japanese Guard Division, made a landing on the Island of Ubin, in the eastern part of the Johore-Strait. Today, Artillery of the 25th Army under the command of General Tomoyuki Yama****a (aka the "Tiger of Malaya", and later "The Beast of Bataan"), began shelling Singapore, while bombers of the 3rd Air Division attacked the British positions.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Monday, 9 February 1942 - SSE of the Newfoundland Bank -

0540 - Qu.6255CC - On new course 81°.

0802 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1200 - Qu.6342CC - Days Run: 196.0sm (24h).
99.3cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1201 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all Biscay-Boats: Occupy Marqu.BF35 by 12 Feb., 0600h, and clear area of all enemy warships.

Cmdr.: This is a repeat of the Op.-Order given on 5 Feb.

1713 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

1901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 85:
Sunk from dispersed convoy ON.60, the British Empire Fusilier, 5408ts, southeast of Newfoundland, in Qu.BC8179. - Greger -

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-10-2022 07:46 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Back in the lonely wastes of the Atlantic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792559)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Monday, 9 February 1942 - SSE of the Newfoundland Bank -

0540 - Qu.6255CC - On new course 81°.

0802 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1200 - Qu.6342CC - Days Run: 196.0sm (24h).
99.3cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1201 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all Biscay-Boats: Occupy Marqu.BF35 by 12 Feb., 0600h, and clear area of all enemy warships.

Cmdr.: This is a repeat of the Op.-Order given on 5 Feb.

1713 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

1901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 85:
Sunk from dispersed convoy ON.60, the British Empire Fusilier, 5408ts, southeast of Newfoundland, in Qu.BC8179. - Greger -

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Tuesday, 10 February 1942 - Southeast of the Newfoundland Bank -

- Eighth week at sea completed -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Port-Machine-Watch on Duty. Wake-Up and Morning-Wash for the rest of the crew.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Swab-the-deck for the Off-Watch.

0550 - On new course 75°.

0751 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

0845 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1200 - Qu.1886CD - Days Run: 195.7sm (24h).
95.8cbm (3.5cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown. - Lunch Break -

1300 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1659 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 48h.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

2035 - Qu.1955CD - On new course 81°.

2100 - Light-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the First-Sea-Watch and Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" - Midnight Coffee for the Watch on duty.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-11-2022 05:54 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - On inbound transit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792675)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Tuesday, 10 February 1942 - Southeast of the Newfoundland Bank -

- Eighth week at sea completed -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Port-Machine-Watch on Duty. Wake-Up and Morning-Wash for the rest of the crew.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Swab-the-deck for the Off-Watch.

0550 - On new course 75°.

0751 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

0845 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1200 - Qu.1886CD - Days Run: 195.7sm (24h).
95.8cbm (3.5cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown. - Lunch Break -

1300 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1659 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 48h.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

2035 - Qu.1955CD - On new course 81°.

2100 - Light-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the First-Sea-Watch and Stbd.-Machine-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" - Midnight Coffee for the Watch on duty.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Wednesday, 11 February 1942 - ESE of the Newfoundland Bank -

0741 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 564:
Sunk the Canadian Tanker Victolite, 11410ts, northwest of Bermuda, in Qu.CB7455. - Suhren -

1200 - Qu.2814CD - Days Run: 195.6sm (24h).
93.2cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1646 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days.

2035 - On new course 75°.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-12-2022 08:50 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - 3 capital ships evacuated from Brest
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792837)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Wednesday, 11 February 1942 - ESE of the Newfoundland Bank -

0741 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 564:
Sunk the Canadian Tanker Victolite, 11410ts, northwest of Bermuda, in Qu.CB7455. - Suhren -

1200 - Qu.2814CD - Days Run: 195.6sm (24h).
93.2cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 8 Feb., Sundown.

1646 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged in 3 days.

2035 - On new course 75°.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Thursday, 12 February 1942 - North Atlantic -

0151 - Incoming F.T.: From U 108:
Sunk the Norwegian Blink, 2701ts, ESE of Cape Hatteras, in Qu.DC2139. - Scholtz -

Cmdr.: U-Scholtz belongs to the 2nd "Paukenschlag" Wave.

0731 - Sunrise. The haze has lifted, visibility has improved: NNW1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1105 - Qu.3455CD - On new course 75°.

1200 - Qu.3456CD - Days Run: 198.3sm (24h).
90.6cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 12 Feb., Sunrise.

1632 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 12 Feb., Sunrise.

2002 - Norddeich Radio sending a O.K.W. report about Operation "Cerberus", during which the German Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen and their escorts, are evacuated from Brest, leaving yesterday, on 11 Feb., passing through the English Channel today, and arriving in German ports tomorrow, on 13 Feb. The operation is protected by prevailing fog and 6 destroyers, 14 torpedo boats, 26 E-boats, 32 bombers and 252 fighters.

Cmdr.: This operation was the reason for the Op.-Order to the Biscay-Boats, to clear the English Channel of any enemy warships.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-13-2022 08:20 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Uboats still plagued by torpedo failures
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2792994)
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Thursday, 12 February 1942 - North Atlantic -

0151 - Incoming F.T.: From U 108:
Sunk the Norwegian Blink, 2701ts, ESE of Cape Hatteras, in Qu.DC2139. - Scholtz -

Cmdr.: U-Scholtz belongs to the 2nd "Paukenschlag" Wave.

0731 - Sunrise. The haze has lifted, visibility has improved: NNW1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1105 - Qu.3455CD - On new course 75°.

1200 - Qu.3456CD - Days Run: 198.3sm (24h).
90.6cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather unchanged since 12 Feb., Sunrise.

1632 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 12 Feb., Sunrise.

2002 - Norddeich Radio sending a O.K.W. report about Operation "Cerberus", during which the German Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen and their escorts, are evacuated from Brest, leaving yesterday, on 11 Feb., passing through the English Channel today, and arriving in German ports tomorrow, on 13 Feb. The operation is protected by prevailing fog and 6 destroyers, 14 torpedo boats, 26 E-boats, 32 bombers and 252 fighters.

Cmdr.: This operation was the reason for the Op.-Order to the Biscay-Boats, to clear the English Channel of any enemy warships.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Friday, 13 February 1942 - WNW of the Azores -

0135 - On new course 81°.

0206 - F.T. from U 564: To B.d.U.:
Rammed U-Gelhaus in CA 8844, bow tubes out of order. Tubes probably damaged. Nothing else sighted. Necessary to return. 62 cbm. - Suhren -

0207 - F.T. from U 109: To B.d.U.:
Very brisk traffic of single ships during the day in CA 7938 and 39, at night no traffic but fishing vessels showing lights. Air and sea patrol only inshore. More traffic in the vicinity of the 200m-Line. On 10 Feb., 3 dud double shots at fast freighter, 12 Feb., a miss fired at a tanker. Still 3 electric torpedoes, 55 cbm. Starboard external fuel tank crushed, fuel had run out. Returning in company with U-Poske. If necessary would take over 10 cbm from him. - Bleichrodt -

0218 - F.T. from B.d.U: To Paukenschlag boats:
B-Dienst reporting that an American steamer was instructed to sail 9 miles away from navigational aids when passing through the Straits of Florida.

0718 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

1200 - Qu.1174CE - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
87.9cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea increasing, shifting to ENE.

1430 - ENE1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1616 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 1430h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-14-2022 10:42 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Operation "Neuland" is launched
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793093)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Friday, 13 February 1942 - WNW of the Azores -

0135 - On new course 81°.

0206 - F.T. from U 564: To B.d.U.:
Rammed U-Gelhaus in CA 8844, bow tubes out of order. Tubes probably damaged. Nothing else sighted. Necessary to return. 62 cbm. - Suhren -

0207 - F.T. from U 109: To B.d.U.:
Very brisk traffic of single ships during the day in CA 7938 and 39, at night no traffic but fishing vessels showing lights. Air and sea patrol only inshore. More traffic in the vicinity of the 200m-Line. On 10 Feb., 3 dud double shots at fast freighter, 12 Feb., a miss fired at a tanker. Still 3 electric torpedoes, 55 cbm. Starboard external fuel tank crushed, fuel had run out. Returning in company with U-Poske. If necessary would take over 10 cbm from him. - Bleichrodt -

0218 - F.T. from B.d.U: To Paukenschlag boats:
B-Dienst reporting that an American steamer was instructed to sail 9 miles away from navigational aids when passing through the Straits of Florida.

0718 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h.

1200 - Qu.1174CE - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
87.9cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea increasing, shifting to ENE.

1430 - ENE1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1616 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 1430h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Saturday, 14 February 1942 - Northwest of the Azores -

0120 - Qu.1255CE - On new course 75°.

0501 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 161:
Achilles: Op.-Order "Neuland": Reach "Area Graz" by 16 Feb., 0000h. Enter the harbor of Port Castries and sink tankers as primary targets. Further orders will follow. - B.d.U. -

0708 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1200 - Qu.1326CE - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
85.3cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 576:
Sunk from dispersed convoy ON.63, the British Empire Spring, 6946ts, 50sm southeast of Sable Isalnd, in Qu.BB8851. - Heinicke -

1550 - On new course 81°.

1601 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-15-2022 12:54 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Op.-Orders for "Neuland"-Boats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793255)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Saturday, 14 February 1942 - Northwest of the Azores -

0120 - Qu.1255CE - On new course 75°.

0501 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 161:
Achilles: Op.-Order "Neuland": Reach "Area Graz" by 16 Feb., 0000h. Enter the harbor of Port Castries and sink tankers as primary targets. Further orders will follow. - B.d.U. -

0708 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1200 - Qu.1326CE - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
85.3cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 75°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 576:
Sunk from dispersed convoy ON.63, the British Empire Spring, 6946ts, 50sm southeast of Sable Isalnd, in Qu.BB8851. - Heinicke -

1550 - On new course 81°.

1601 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Sunday, 15 February 1942 - NNW of the Azores -

0502 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 129:
Clausen: Op.-Order "Neuland": Reach "Area Klagenfurt", acc. Op.-Order No.51, by 16 Feb., 0000h. Patrol the coast of Guayana and sink tankers as primary targets. Further orders will follow. - B.d.U. -

0658 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

0801 - F.T.: From B.d.U.: To Group Neuland:
Müller-Stöckheim, Hartenstein, von Rosentiel:
You are the first West Indies boats.
1) Primary task is to attack shipping.
2) After such attacks have been carried out, guns may be used against land targets from the morning of "Neuland" day (16 Feb.), if there should be any favorable opportunities.
3) If no shipping targets are encountered, guns may be used against land targets from the evening of "Neuland" day. - B.d.U. -

1200 - Qu.9747BD - Days Run: 198.9sm (24h).
81.8cbm (3.5cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1549 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1645 - Qu.9755BD - On new course 78°.

1701 - Incoming F.T.: From U 566:
Sunk the Greek Meropi, 4181ts, straggler from convoy ON.60, 35sm ESE from Sambro Lighthouse, Nova Scotion, in Qu.BB7544. - Borchert -

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-16-2022 07:25 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Entering the convoy area
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793488)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Sunday, 15 February 1942 - NNW of the Azores -

0502 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 129:
Clausen: Op.-Order "Neuland": Reach "Area Klagenfurt", acc. Op.-Order No.51, by 16 Feb., 0000h. Patrol the coast of Guayana and sink tankers as primary targets. Further orders will follow. - B.d.U. -

0658 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

0801 - F.T.: From B.d.U.: To Group Neuland:
Müller-Stöckheim, Hartenstein, von Rosentiel:
You are the first West Indies boats.
1) Primary task is to attack shipping.
2) After such attacks have been carried out, guns may be used against land targets from the morning of "Neuland" day (16 Feb.), if there should be any favorable opportunities.
3) If no shipping targets are encountered, guns may be used against land targets from the evening of "Neuland" day. - B.d.U. -

1200 - Qu.9747BD - Days Run: 198.9sm (24h).
81.8cbm (3.5cbm/24h). On course 81°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1549 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1645 - Qu.9755BD - On new course 78°.

1701 - Incoming F.T.: From U 566:
Sunk the Greek Meropi, 4181ts, straggler from convoy ON.60, 35sm ESE from Sambro Lighthouse, Nova Scotion, in Qu.BB7544. - Borchert -

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Monday, 16 February 1942 - North of the Azores -

0648 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 13 Feb., 1430h.

1200 - Qu.9678BD - Days Run: 199.0sm (24h).
78.2cbm (3.6cbm/24h). On course 78°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea increasing, shifting south and then west.

1535 - Sundown. SW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1640 - WSW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

Cmdr.: The last 11 days of our Atlantic crossing went without any incident, with calm weather and sea conditions. Now, that we will soon arrive in the convoy and shipping lanes, the wind and sea are increasing again somewhat.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

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Kptlt.&Cmdr.



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