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TooJaded 02-16-2022 08:12 PM

U95 1st War patrol
 
Under the command of Lt. z.S. Fritz Leiber.

ordered to patrol grid CF49 for 24 hours.

Encountered small convoy on 1 day after reaching patrol grid of 7th Sep. 1940.
Attacked and sank 2 medium merchantmen; M/V Monarch of the Seas & M/V Egba. Endured depth charge attack by escorting destroyer for 1 hour. Was able to slip out of the warships patrol pattern and slip away. Bad weather prevented U95 from reestablishing contact with convoy. Bearing and speed of convoy reported to Bdu.

19th Sept. U95 makes approach to Gibraltar in hope of richer pickings. Plagued by foul weather that followed the boat to its new hunting ground.

20th Sept. Weather cleared up and allowed U95 to track a lone English merchantment heading towards the straits of Gibraltar. The ship; S.S. Petra, was intercepted and sunk.

21st Sept. Currently tracking a large English Merchantment; Empire Star this time. Heading towards strait. Will attack when in good firing position. Time of contact 19:40pm. Sea too heavy to use deck gun. Attack run made by torpedo, required a 2nd to finish her off.

22nd Sept. At 7:30am Watch officers spotted another lone British trader. A tramp steamer known as the Seagreen. Again sea to heavy to use deck gun. Ship struck by a single torpedo.

23rd Sept 14:20pm Large ore carrier the Empire Ridge spotted heading away from Gibralter. Intercepted and sank with 3 torpedos.

With two torpedoes remaining, decided to make return trip to Lorient. Hoping to pick up some enemy traffic on the way. Nothing sighted.

U95 returns to Lorient 30th Sept 1940.
Total tonnage sank: 29896

Lt. z.S. Fritz Leiber promoted to OberLeutnant Z. S.

Bubblehead1980 02-17-2022 01:59 AM

Love this thread. I read it daily to keep apprised of the goings on in the Atalntic :Kaleun_Salute:


I am attempting to get a similar thread going in SH 4 , no luck so far.

Bubblehead1980 02-17-2022 02:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793596)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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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".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.



Look forward to hearing how things go off the US. Was just thinking earlier, today, 80 years ago, 'DRUMBEAT" was happening...

Kapitän 02-17-2022 04:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bubblehead1980 (Post 2793713)
Look forward to hearing how things go off the US. Was just thinking earlier, today, 80 years ago, 'DRUMBEAT" was happening...


Well, I'm on my way back to France already ... but the 2nd Paukenschlag Wave is already hitting the US East Coast hard ...

Kapitän 02-17-2022 04:46 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Receiving News about the war in Asia-Pacific
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793596)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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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".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Tuesday, 17 February 1942 - NNE of the Azores -

- Ninth 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.

0639 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

0700 - Qu.7455BE - Swab-the-decks for the Off-Watch.

0845 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1200 - Qu.7463BE - Days Run: 173.7sm (24h).
75.6cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 78°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h. - Lunch -

1216 - Incoming F.T.: From U 108:
Traffic to America stopped excepting close inshore. Moderate northeast traffic in DC 12-21 and south of it. (English) Night route for traffic to America via shallow water. Sunk: 4 freighters totaling 22,000 BRT. Protracted return voyage. 3 torpedoes, 65cbm. - Scholtz -

1228 - Incoming F.T.: From U 502 (Neuland boat):
On 16 Feb., sank 2 tankers totaling 3,300 tons off the northwest coast of Paraguana, and scored 2 hits on a 1500 ton tanker. On 17th Nicolaashaven (Aruba) was completely blacked out, 3 patrol boats, no traffic. Air patrol by day. Impossible to use ship's guns. 145cbm. - von Rosenstiel -

1300 - Diving for torpedo maintenance and trial dive. 135rpm/3kn. Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1310 - T=50. Beginning of torpedo maintenance.

1440 - Tubes I&IV serviced.

1445 - Beginning of Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507. 135rpm/3kn. O = 20%.

1448 - A-Meter.

1505 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter.
Testing E-Motors:
135rpm=3kn
185rpm=4kn
250rpm=6kn
296rpm=7kn
305rpm=7.5kn

1527 - Sundown. At Reception depth.

1530 - Surfaced after 2h 30min. and 7.0sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

1600 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries (9300Ah):
Port-Diesel Propulsion, 285RPM/7kn;
Stbd.-Diesel Charging, 496RPM.

1640 - Batteries charged (40 min. for 700Ah). 2x235RPM/7kn.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending report about the war in Asia-Pacific: Dutch-East-India:
While Allied planes were attacking Japanese shipping on 13 February, Kawasaki Ki-56 transport planes of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Chutai, Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF), dropped 460 Teishin Shudan (Raiding Group) paratroopers over Pangkalan Benteng airfield on Sumatra. At the same time Mitsubishi Ki-21 bombers from the 98th Sentai dropped supplies for paratroopers. As many as 180 men from the Japanese 2nd Parachute Regiment, under Colonel Seiichi Kume, dropped between Palembang and Pangkalan Benteng, and more than 90 men came down west of the refineries at Plaju. Although the Japanese paratroopers failed to capture the Pangkalan Benteng airfield, at the Plaju oil refinery they managed to gain possession of the entire complex, which was undamaged. However, the second oil refinery in Sungai Gerong was successfully demolished by the Allies. A makeshift counter-attack by Landstorm troops and anti-aircraft gunners from Prabumulih managed to retake the complex but took heavy losses. The planned demolition failed to do any serious damage to the refinery, but the oil stores were set ablaze. Two hours after the first drop, another 60 Japanese paratroopers were dropped near Pangkalan Benteng airfield. As the Japanese landing force approached Sumatra, the remaining Allied aircraft attacked it, and the Japanese transport ship Otawa Maru was sunk. Hurricanes flew up the rivers, machine-gunning Japanese landing craft. However, on the afternoon of 15 February, all Allied aircraft were ordered to Java, where a major Japanese attack was anticipated, and the Allied air units had withdrawn from southern Sumatra by the evening of 16 February 1942. Other personnel were evacuated via Oosthaven (now Bandar Lampung) by ships to Java or India.

2100 - Lights-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the 1st Sea Watch and the Stbd.-Machine Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" (Midnight coffee) for the Watch on duty.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-18-2022 09:41 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Continuing homebound voyage
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793727)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Tuesday, 17 February 1942 - NNE of the Azores -

- Ninth 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.

0639 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

0700 - Qu.7455BE - Swab-the-decks for the Off-Watch.

0845 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1200 - Qu.7463BE - Days Run: 173.7sm (24h).
75.6cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 78°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h. - Lunch -

1216 - Incoming F.T.: From U 108:
Traffic to America stopped excepting close inshore. Moderate northeast traffic in DC 12-21 and south of it. (English) Night route for traffic to America via shallow water. Sunk: 4 freighters totaling 22,000 BRT. Protracted return voyage. 3 torpedoes, 65cbm. - Scholtz -

1228 - Incoming F.T.: From U 502 (Neuland boat):
On 16 Feb., sank 2 tankers totaling 3,300 tons off the northwest coast of Paraguana, and scored 2 hits on a 1500 ton tanker. On 17th Nicolaashaven (Aruba) was completely blacked out, 3 patrol boats, no traffic. Air patrol by day. Impossible to use ship's guns. 145cbm. - von Rosenstiel -

1300 - Diving for torpedo maintenance and trial dive. 135rpm/3kn. Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1310 - T=50. Beginning of torpedo maintenance.

1440 - Tubes I&IV serviced.

1445 - Beginning of Trial Dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507. 135rpm/3kn. O = 20%.

1448 - A-Meter.

1505 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter.
Testing E-Motors:
135rpm=3kn
185rpm=4kn
250rpm=6kn
296rpm=7kn
305rpm=7.5kn

1527 - Sundown. At Reception depth.

1530 - Surfaced after 2h 30min. and 7.0sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

1600 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries (9300Ah):
Port-Diesel Propulsion, 285RPM/7kn;
Stbd.-Diesel Charging, 496RPM.

1640 - Batteries charged (40 min. for 700Ah). 2x235RPM/7kn.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending report about the war in Asia-Pacific: Dutch-East-India:
While Allied planes were attacking Japanese shipping on 13 February, Kawasaki Ki-56 transport planes of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Chutai, Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF), dropped 460 Teishin Shudan (Raiding Group) paratroopers over Pangkalan Benteng airfield on Sumatra. At the same time Mitsubishi Ki-21 bombers from the 98th Sentai dropped supplies for paratroopers. As many as 180 men from the Japanese 2nd Parachute Regiment, under Colonel Seiichi Kume, dropped between Palembang and Pangkalan Benteng, and more than 90 men came down west of the refineries at Plaju. Although the Japanese paratroopers failed to capture the Pangkalan Benteng airfield, at the Plaju oil refinery they managed to gain possession of the entire complex, which was undamaged. However, the second oil refinery in Sungai Gerong was successfully demolished by the Allies. A makeshift counter-attack by Landstorm troops and anti-aircraft gunners from Prabumulih managed to retake the complex but took heavy losses. The planned demolition failed to do any serious damage to the refinery, but the oil stores were set ablaze. Two hours after the first drop, another 60 Japanese paratroopers were dropped near Pangkalan Benteng airfield. As the Japanese landing force approached Sumatra, the remaining Allied aircraft attacked it, and the Japanese transport ship Otawa Maru was sunk. Hurricanes flew up the rivers, machine-gunning Japanese landing craft. However, on the afternoon of 15 February, all Allied aircraft were ordered to Java, where a major Japanese attack was anticipated, and the Allied air units had withdrawn from southern Sumatra by the evening of 16 February 1942. Other personnel were evacuated via Oosthaven (now Bandar Lampung) by ships to Java or India.

2100 - Lights-Out for the Off-Watch.

2340 - Wake-Up for the 1st Sea Watch and the Stbd.-Machine Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter" (Midnight coffee) for the Watch on duty.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Wednesday, 18 February 1942 - North of the Azores -

0629 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

1200 - Qu.7385BE - Days Run: 159.4sm - 152.4sm (21h 30') - 7.0sm (2h 30').
75.6cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 79°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

1510 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

1651 - Incoming F.T.: From U 108:
Have sunk from dispersed convoy ON.62, the British Somme, 5265ts, northeast of Bermuda, in Qu.CB8926. - Scholtz -

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-19-2022 05:56 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Continuing homebound voyage
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2793929)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Wednesday, 18 February 1942 - North of the Azores -

0629 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

1200 - Qu.7385BE - Days Run: 159.4sm - 152.4sm (21h 30') - 7.0sm (2h 30').
75.6cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 79°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

1510 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 16 Feb., 1640h.

1651 - Incoming F.T.: From U 108:
Have sunk from dispersed convoy ON.62, the British Somme, 5265ts, northeast of Bermuda, in Qu.CB8926. - Scholtz -

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Thursday, 19 February 1942 - WNW of Cape Finisterre -

0000 - WSW7/6, clear light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

0310 - Qu.8155BE -

0401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 128:
Have sunk the US-Tanker Pan Massachusetts, 8201ts, 20sm off Cape Canaveral, in Qu.DB9546. - Heyse -

Cmdr.: U-Heyse belongs to the boats of the second "Paukenschlag"-Wave.

0621 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

1200 - Qu.8218BE - Days Run: 158.5sm - (24h).
70.3cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 78°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.


1458 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


John Pancoast 02-19-2022 12:15 PM

Keep your dogs on a leash !!
 
January 1944. Bad enough I suffer major hull damage exiting the Bay of Biscay and have to return to base due to a FIDO hit.................but then to have another dropped on me only 75 kms from base !:haha:
Fortunately this one missed. What's the saying about aircraft; if it's silver it's American, if it's black it's British, and if it's invisible it's the Luftwaffe ! :har:

Kapitän 02-20-2022 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Pancoast (Post 2794106)
...and if it's invisible it's the Luftwaffe ! :har:


Gallows Laughter

Kapitän 02-20-2022 09:34 AM

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

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2794071)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Thursday, 19 February 1942 - WNW of Cape Finisterre -

0000 - WSW7/6, clear light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

0310 - Qu.8155BE -

0401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 128:
Have sunk the US-Tanker Pan Massachusetts, 8201ts, 20sm off Cape Canaveral, in Qu.DB9546. - Heyse -

Cmdr.: U-Heyse belongs to the boats of the second "Paukenschlag"-Wave.

0621 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

1200 - Qu.8218BE - Days Run: 158.5sm - (24h).
70.3cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 78°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.


1458 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Friday, 20 February 1942 - Northwest of Cape Finisterre -

0613 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

1200 - Qu.5986BE - Days Run: 154.7sm - (24h).
67.7cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 79°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

1446 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-21-2022 01:45 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Approaching the Bay of Biscay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2794268)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Friday, 20 February 1942 - Northwest of Cape Finisterre -

0613 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

1200 - Qu.5986BE - Days Run: 154.7sm - (24h).
67.7cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 79°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

1446 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Saturday, 21 February 1942 - Off the Bay of Biscay -

0120 - Qu.6755BE -

0414 - Incoming F.T.: From U 564:
Tanker on course 280° in CC 2543 and another Tanker in CC 2526, course southwest. - Suhren -

0426 - Incoming F.T.: From U 107:
5 Tankers in CC 2490, widely scattered, on southwest course. - Gelhaus -

Cmdr.: The tankers must belong to a dispersed convoy, probably ONS. Very regrettable that two submarines that have fired all torpedoes should happen to come upon this convoy. The nearest boat is on its homeward way - some 200 miles northwest of the position reported.

0500 - Swell is increasing. Diving due to the sea continuously washing over the bridge.

0545 - At A-20 submerged cruise, 135rpm/3kn.

0605 - Sunrise.

0646 - O = 20%.

0700 - T=50 Beginning of torpedo maintenance.

0830 - Tubes I&IV serviced. Beginning of trial dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507. 135rpm/3kn.

0835 - A-Meter.

0850 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. Setting for Reception Depth.

0910 - T=20. No radio messages received. Still heavy swell. Continuing submerged cruise at A-20.

0912 - Crossed 15°W.

1026 - O = 19%.

1200 - Qu.6763BE - Days Run: 128.5sm - 108.5sm (17h) - 20.0sm (7h).
65.9cbm (1.8cbm/24h). On course 78°. O = 19%. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG.

1310 - Surfaced after 1h 10min and 3.5sm since Etmal, and 8h 10min. and 23.5sm in total. Battery 8700Ah. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h, heavy swell.

1347 - Compressed Air Supply filled.

1416 - Boat ventilated.

1420 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Crossed 15°W. Switching to circuit "Ireland". 2 internal Ato. 65cbm. WSW7/6, heavy swell, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

Diving for submerged cruise at A-20.

1439 - Sundown.

1616 - O = 20%.

1956 - O = 19% (after 3h 40' w/o Silent Running).

2100 - Silent Running, 65rpm/1.6kn.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-22-2022 09:23 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Battling yet another storm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2794545)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Saturday, 21 February 1942 - Off the Bay of Biscay -

0120 - Qu.6755BE -

0414 - Incoming F.T.: From U 564:
Tanker on course 280° in CC 2543 and another Tanker in CC 2526, course southwest. - Suhren -

0426 - Incoming F.T.: From U 107:
5 Tankers in CC 2490, widely scattered, on southwest course. - Gelhaus -

Cmdr.: The tankers must belong to a dispersed convoy, probably ONS. Very regrettable that two submarines that have fired all torpedoes should happen to come upon this convoy. The nearest boat is on its homeward way - some 200 miles northwest of the position reported.

0500 - Swell is increasing. Diving due to the sea continuously washing over the bridge.

0545 - At A-20 submerged cruise, 135rpm/3kn.

0605 - Sunrise.

0646 - O = 20%.

0700 - T=50 Beginning of torpedo maintenance.

0830 - Tubes I&IV serviced. Beginning of trial dive acc. B.d.U.-Standing Order 507. 135rpm/3kn.

0835 - A-Meter.

0850 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. Setting for Reception Depth.

0910 - T=20. No radio messages received. Still heavy swell. Continuing submerged cruise at A-20.

0912 - Crossed 15°W.

1026 - O = 19%.

1200 - Qu.6763BE - Days Run: 128.5sm - 108.5sm (17h) - 20.0sm (7h).
65.9cbm (1.8cbm/24h). On course 78°. O = 19%. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG.

1310 - Surfaced after 1h 10min and 3.5sm since Etmal, and 8h 10min. and 23.5sm in total. Battery 8700Ah. Weather and Sea unchanged since 19 Feb., 0000h, heavy swell.

1347 - Compressed Air Supply filled.

1416 - Boat ventilated.

1420 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Crossed 15°W. Switching to circuit "Ireland". 2 internal Ato. 65cbm. WSW7/6, heavy swell, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb. - RST -

Diving for submerged cruise at A-20.

1439 - Sundown.

1616 - O = 20%.

1956 - O = 19% (after 3h 40' w/o Silent Running).

2100 - Silent Running, 65rpm/1.6kn.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Sunday, 22 February 1942 - Northwest of Cape Finisterre -

0036 - O = 18% (after 3h 40' with Silent Running).

0545 - O = 17% (after 5h 10' with Silent Running).

0556 - L.I. is distributing O in the boat.

0605 - Sunrise.

0708 - S-Tiefe. Weather unchanged but the Sea has died down.

0710 - Surfaced after 16h 45min. and 32.8sm.
Weather: SSE4/3, medium swell, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

0716 - Boat ventilated.

0720 - Charging Batteries (6700Ah):
Port-Diesel, Propulsion 285RPM/7kn; Stbd.-Diesel Charging 496RPM.

0805 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all boats: In support of Operation "Sportpalast", the Heavy Cruisers Admiral Scheer and Hipper, are transfered to Drontheim. These units are escorted by three destroyers. 100% identification has to be ensured, when attacking warships in the area! - B.d.U. -

1000 - Batteries charged (2h 40' for 3300Ah). 2x235RPM/7kn.

1200 - Qu.6831BE - Days Run: 75.2sm - 38.9sm (6h 05') - 36.3sm (17h 55').
65.1cbm (0.8cbm/24h). On course 79°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

1434 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

2211 - Incoming F.T.: From U 128:
Have sunk in Straits of Florida a tanker, 3000ts, in DB 9546 on 19 Feb., and a fully loaded tanker, 12000ts, in DB 9439 on 22 Feb. Peacetime lights, no air patrol, only destroyers in DB. - Heyse -

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-23-2022 01:23 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - England has a new Air Marshall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2794700)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Sunday, 22 February 1942 - Northwest of Cape Finisterre -

0036 - O = 18% (after 3h 40' with Silent Running).

0545 - O = 17% (after 5h 10' with Silent Running).

0556 - L.I. is distributing O in the boat.

0605 - Sunrise.

0708 - S-Tiefe. Weather unchanged but the Sea has died down.

0710 - Surfaced after 16h 45min. and 32.8sm.
Weather: SSE4/3, medium swell, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.

0716 - Boat ventilated.

0720 - Charging Batteries (6700Ah):
Port-Diesel, Propulsion 285RPM/7kn; Stbd.-Diesel Charging 496RPM.

0805 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all boats: In support of Operation "Sportpalast", the Heavy Cruisers Admiral Scheer and Hipper, are transfered to Drontheim. These units are escorted by three destroyers. 100% identification has to be ensured, when attacking warships in the area! - B.d.U. -

1000 - Batteries charged (2h 40' for 3300Ah). 2x235RPM/7kn.

1200 - Qu.6831BE - Days Run: 75.2sm - 38.9sm (6h 05') - 36.3sm (17h 55').
65.1cbm (0.8cbm/24h). On course 79°. Battery 10000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

1434 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

2211 - Incoming F.T.: From U 128:
Have sunk in Straits of Florida a tanker, 3000ts, in DB 9546 on 19 Feb., and a fully loaded tanker, 12000ts, in DB 9439 on 22 Feb. Peacetime lights, no air patrol, only destroyers in DB. - Heyse -

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Monday, 23 February 1942 - NNW of Cape Finisterre -

0101 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
For Commanders Eyes Only:
Take up position at line between Qu.AK37/38 and AK39/03 and seach in direction East-West-East. HX/SC-convoys expected to pass through this area. Achtung: Escorts most likely very experienced!

Cmdr.: I continue with home bound transit due to fuel and acc. Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

0557 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

0700 - Reached Qu.BF40. "All hands on Quivive!".

1200 - Qu.4454BF - Days Run: 168.7sm - (24h).
62.4cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 79°. Battery 1000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

1335 - Qu.4455BF -

1352 - Incoming F.T.: From U 587:
Re-established contact with convoy #12 at 1300h in BD 6859. Convoy most likely ONS.67, consisting of about 4 destroyers and 16 steamers. - Borcherdt -

1404 - Incoming F.T.: From U 587:
Achtung! "Q" ship and 2 patrol vessels behind convoy #12 (ONS.67). "Q" ship has cable laying gear and dim side-lights. Last seen in BC 9424. Apparently she is fitted with torpedo nets, as a torpedo hit aft had no effect. - Borcherdt -

1408 - Incoming F.T.: From U 564:
Have sunk 3 ships totaling 29356ts. On return voyage - Suhren -

1422 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.
Incoming F.T.: From U 504:
Situation report from operational area in Straits of Florida: Much traffic within the 20 meter line. Hence, no day attacks. Single large ships at night within the 200 meter line. Moderate destroyer and air patrols since first attack. Good chances for attack, but strong patrolling in DB 9790. Sunk: Tanker, 6000ts, gasoline tanker ("Gulfpride" class), 12510ts. Four masted freighter ("Cambridge" class), 10846ts. - Poske -

1423 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 502 and U 67:
von Rosenstiel and Müller-Stöckheim: Free hand in the Caribbean. - B.d.U. -

1800 - Norddeich Radio Report:
England: Command over the RAF Bomber Forces has been given to Air Marshall Sir Arthur T. Harris.
Pacific: General Mac Arthur, Commander over the Philippines, is ordered by Presendent Roosevelt to go to Australia and take over command of the Allied forces in the Pacific. He is being succeeded by General Wainright.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-24-2022 10:47 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Entering the Bay of Biscay
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2794985)
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Monday, 23 February 1942 - NNW of Cape Finisterre -

0101 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
For Commanders Eyes Only:
Take up position at line between Qu.AK37/38 and AK39/03 and seach in direction East-West-East. HX/SC-convoys expected to pass through this area. Achtung: Escorts most likely very experienced!

Cmdr.: I continue with home bound transit due to fuel and acc. Op.-Orders "Paukenschlag".

0557 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

0700 - Reached Qu.BF40. "All hands on Quivive!".

1200 - Qu.4454BF - Days Run: 168.7sm - (24h).
62.4cbm (2.7cbm/24h). On course 79°. Battery 1000Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

1335 - Qu.4455BF -

1352 - Incoming F.T.: From U 587:
Re-established contact with convoy #12 at 1300h in BD 6859. Convoy most likely ONS.67, consisting of about 4 destroyers and 16 steamers. - Borcherdt -

1404 - Incoming F.T.: From U 587:
Achtung! "Q" ship and 2 patrol vessels behind convoy #12 (ONS.67). "Q" ship has cable laying gear and dim side-lights. Last seen in BC 9424. Apparently she is fitted with torpedo nets, as a torpedo hit aft had no effect. - Borcherdt -

1408 - Incoming F.T.: From U 564:
Have sunk 3 ships totaling 29356ts. On return voyage - Suhren -

1422 - Sundown. Weather unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.
Incoming F.T.: From U 504:
Situation report from operational area in Straits of Florida: Much traffic within the 20 meter line. Hence, no day attacks. Single large ships at night within the 200 meter line. Moderate destroyer and air patrols since first attack. Good chances for attack, but strong patrolling in DB 9790. Sunk: Tanker, 6000ts, gasoline tanker ("Gulfpride" class), 12510ts. Four masted freighter ("Cambridge" class), 10846ts. - Poske -

1423 - F.T. from B.d.U.: To U 502 and U 67:
von Rosenstiel and Müller-Stöckheim: Free hand in the Caribbean. - B.d.U. -

1800 - Norddeich Radio Report:
England: Command over the RAF Bomber Forces has been given to Air Marshall Sir Arthur T. Harris.
Pacific: General Mac Arthur, Commander over the Philippines, is ordered by Presendent Roosevelt to go to Australia and take over command of the Allied forces in the Pacific. He is being succeeded by General Wainright.

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Tuesday, 24 February 1942 - Bay of Biscay -

- Tenth week at sea completed -

0435 - Early Morning Dawn. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will be at point Lore on 25 Feb., 0430h. - RST -

0505 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Proceed without escort on path Heart. Report when 12h from point Luci-2. - B.d.U. -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0548 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea becoming worse, shifting SW:
SSW6/5, overcast, hazy, poor visibility, >1000mb.

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

0605 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Diving due to poor airplane visibility. SSW7/6, overcast, hazy, >1000mb. - RST -

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - A-20, 135rpm/3kn, Silent Running. Swab-the-decks for the Off-Watch.

0806 - O = 20%.

0845 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

1200 - Qu.4532BF - Days Run: 146.7sm - 129.5sm (18h 05') - 17.2sm (5h 55').
59.8cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 77°. Battery 8900Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. T=60. O = 20%. - Lunch Break -

1300 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

1306 - O = 19%.

1420 - Sundown.

1626 - New course 85°.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

1746 - O = 18%.

2100 - Lights out for the Off-Watch.

2256 - O = 17%.

2306 - L.I. distributing O in the boat.

2340 - Wake-Up for the Stbd.-Machine-Watch and the 1st Seawatch.

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

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Order per F.T.0505/24.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 02-25-2022 06:01 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 3rd War Patrol - Reached escort point Lore
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2795151)
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Tuesday, 24 February 1942 - Bay of Biscay -

- Tenth week at sea completed -

0435 - Early Morning Dawn. Weather and Sea unchanged since 22 Feb., 0710h.

Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will be at point Lore on 25 Feb., 0430h. - RST -

0505 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Proceed without escort on path Heart. Report when 12h from point Luci-2. - B.d.U. -

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0548 - Sunrise. Weather and Sea becoming worse, shifting SW:
SSW6/5, overcast, hazy, poor visibility, >1000mb.

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

0605 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Diving due to poor airplane visibility. SSW7/6, overcast, hazy, >1000mb. - RST -

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - A-20, 135rpm/3kn, Silent Running. Swab-the-decks for the Off-Watch.

0806 - O = 20%.

0845 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

1200 - Qu.4532BF - Days Run: 146.7sm - 129.5sm (18h 05') - 17.2sm (5h 55').
59.8cbm (2.6cbm/24h). On course 77°. Battery 8900Ah. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. T=60. O = 20%. - Lunch Break -

1300 - Daily Work Routine for the Off-Watch.

1306 - O = 19%.

1420 - Sundown.

1626 - New course 85°.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

1746 - O = 18%.

2100 - Lights out for the Off-Watch.

2256 - O = 17%.

2306 - L.I. distributing O in the boat.

2340 - Wake-Up for the Stbd.-Machine-Watch and the 1st Seawatch.

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

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Order per F.T.0505/24.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Wednesday, 25 February 1942 - Bay of Biscay -

0545 - Sunrise.

0650 - At Reception Depth. Battery 5000Ah.

0652 - S-Tiefe. Weather and Sea appear to be unchanged.

0655 - Surfaced after 18h 55min. and 55.2sm since Etmal, and 24h 50min. and 72.4sm in total.
Weather: SW7/6, overcast, hazy, poor visibility, >1000mb.

0656 - Boat ventilated. O supply is 95%.

0703 - Compresses Air Supply filled. Charging batteries:
Port-Diesel, Propulsion, 285RPM/6kn; Stbd.-Diesel, Charging, 496RPM.

1119 - Batteries charged: 4h 16min. for 5000Ah. 2x235RPM/6-7kn.

1200 - Qu.4397BF - Days Run: 85.9sm - 30.7sm (5h 05') - 55.2sm (18h 55').
58.9cbm (0.9cbm/24h). On course 85°. Battery 10000Ah. O-Supply 95%. 2 internal Ato. 136x10.5cm-SpG. 7676xM.G.-2cm-C/30-PbG. Weather and Sea unchanged since 24 Feb., Sunrise.

1231 - Incoming F.T.: From U-DaVinci (I-8):
Have sunk the Brazilian Cabedello, 3557ts, in pos. 15° 15'N, 52° 40'W. - Capitano di Corvetta Longanesi Cattani -

Cmdr.: The position given corresponds with Marqu.EE6383, which is East of Fort-de-France, in the Carribean. The Marconi-Class, U-DaVinci, is the most successful submarine of the Regia Marina.

1407 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 24 Feb., Sunrise.

1515 - New course 90°.

1630 - Fuel 60cbm (25%/+1cbm Reserve).

2000 - Point Lore - Nothing noticed.

Cmdr.: Apparently, the weather is also preventing the enemy from operating its aircraft over the Bay of Biscay.

Boat operating acc. to Op.-Order per F.T.0505/24.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.



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