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KL-alfman 05-03-2010 01:45 AM

1939-10-30
U-48 (Oberleutnant Joseph Kleer)
2.Flotilla, Wilhelmshaven

after patrolling our assigned grid AM23 for a week with not traffic and very bad wheather U-48 is heading on a course SE to patrol the Approaches east of Rockall's.
so far only only 2trawlers were sunk by deck-gun around the Orkneys.
hopefully, radio will tell us about a near-by convoy soon.


edit: hehe, 1,000!

Lord_magerius 05-03-2010 10:33 AM

I brought Rudolf Strasser out of retirement, in January 1944. Got sick of looking after all those kids at the academy :O:
Assigned to 7th/13th with U-1116 a shiny new VIIC/42 :D We left on January 6th to patrol grid AM41, came across a couple of small freighters and coastal merchants which we sunk no problem :O: Got to AM41 and recieved a contact report of a task force heading straight for us. We sat at periscope depth for about 6 hours when the familiar sound of a destroyer was picked up over the hydrophones. 20 minutes later the task force entered visual range 6 destroyers and 1 Casablanca class. Set up a shot on the Casablanca, all 3 eels hit her perfectly and within 5 minutes she was at the bottom. Managed to evade the destroyers by diving down to 230m and deploying decoys. Headed north to the Rockhall Bank where we intercepted a convoy, took out one destroyer that had clocked us and an ore carrier. Things got too hairy to carry on so we dived to 230m again and ran like hell. Took slight damage from depth charges. Headed back south to return to base, picked up a V&W and two coastal freighters. Sunk all three and headed home with 30000 tons chalked up :D

KL-alfman 05-03-2010 11:39 AM

excellent work for being already in Jan1944!

Zedwardson 05-03-2010 02:44 PM

Well my first campaign ended last night, Otto Van Graff and U-46 where off of Bristol, July 1940, and came across two torpedo boats, was able to hide in the very shallow waters, but when I came to the surface to get out of there, a ASW Trawler was on top of me, firing within a hour of surfacing, I moved to avoid this, and I ran into two more groups.

Ended up having two Torpedo boats, a ASW Trawler, a flowers Class, and FOUR V&W class ships on top of me in no more then 40 meters of water. My first escape was foiled by dud torpedos (fired three at a V&C that was blocking my escape, and two duded, and it survived the one strike.

The they had me circled and closing in, the first round of depth charges damaged my rudders, and I knew I had to do something drastic, I told my men I hoped they told there families and girls back home that they loved them, and went to flank, surfacing, hoping to at least be able to zigzag into deeper water. Never made it to the surface as one of the V&Ws dropped depth charges right on top of me.

Starting a new one tonight, of course, tempted to mod my recently purchased game with GWX and SubCommander.

KL-alfman 05-03-2010 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zedwardson (Post 1381220)
Ended up having two Torpedo boats, a ASW Trawler, a flowers Class, and FOUR V&W class ships on top of me


:o

you sure like the challenge! :up:

welcome to SubSim! :salute:

Lord_magerius 05-03-2010 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KL-alfman (Post 1381071)
excellent work for being already in Jan1944!

Thanks but I did cheat, originally Rudolf Strasser was sent to... wherever it is that you go when you retire. Just started a new game with the same character in Jan 44 to simulate coming out of retirement :)

Zedwardson 05-03-2010 10:22 PM

Well, I installed Sub Commander and GWX :|\\


Karl Myer is my new Campaign Captain - Commander of U-17, and has finished two patrols.

At the outbreak of the war he found a rich little 10,000 ton British cargo ship trying to get home. It never did, Two eels, on midships, and one in the rear. It slowly slid under, didn't get a chance to give out a distress call. The remaining three missed or duds, but he came home a hero welcome.

2nd patrol, AN21 - in a storm was jumped by a A&B, and even though I called a crash drive, it raked me with depth charges, I lost my Radio and Sonar man, plus another crew member, and had three more hurt. I had to stay under and craw at 2 knots for three hours before I was able to get away, since I didn't know how bad the hull was, and I was down six men, I returned to port empty handed. :down:

But hey, I survived a true depth charging, was really unsure if Was going to make it out alive. My officers, both Commissioned and most of my NCOs kept the ship together as most of my men where freaking out. These will be noted when medals will be given out. :salute:

JohnWoo 05-05-2010 05:42 PM

Oberleutnant z. See Kurt Gies, captain of the U-52.

Just finished my 1st war-time patrol in 1939, with a total of 99971 ton sunk. Not a bad start, if I say so myself :DL.
I even wrote an AAR about it, for those interested:
http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=169017

KL-alfman 05-05-2010 05:49 PM

great you did in your harbour-raid! :up:

Jimbuna 05-05-2010 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnWoo (Post 1383309)
Oberleutnant z. See Kurt Gies, captain of the U-52.

Just finished my 1st war-time patrol in 1939, with a total of 99971 ton sunk. Not a bad start, if I say so myself :DL.
I even wrote an AAR about it, for those interested:
http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=169017

BE MORE AGGRESSIVE!! http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...ies/pirate.gif

Leg 05-05-2010 07:09 PM

18 september '42 leaving La Spezia to patrol north-east africa coast; the Mediterranean experience is getting interesting.... in 3-4 patrols there I've sunk the King George V, the Nelson, a Dido and a Fiji class.

frau kaleun 05-05-2010 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1383321)


Last time out I torpedoed England and she sank.

Zedwardson 05-05-2010 07:33 PM

Well, I am starting to get the hang of GWX, and actually have found some kill zones, and building up enough Renown to upgrade to a VII soon, Norway is about to be invaded, So I am might see the first of the scripted GWX events :salute:

I am grinding it out, with a IIA you only have five eels, and no deck gun, last few patrols I sunk 1-2 ships to keep a decent tally for the early war years.


Last Patrol I picked up one kill

Ship sunk! SS Empire Kingsley (Empire-type Freighter), 5845 tons. Cargo: Aircraft. Crew: 75. Crew lost: 62

after wasting 3 torpedoes at 1800 meters, I cornered it, calmly went to 90 degrees angle, and put one eel in at 500 meters. of course, that was most of my loadout in a IIA.

krashkart 05-05-2010 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1383372)
Last time out I torpedoed England and she sank.

Fancy that... I couldn't find England last time I sailed out. :hmm2:


Breaking News: England Sunk By Lone Uboat. World In Shock As Germany Marches Onward Victoriously.

http://images.cheezburger.com/comple...6121658000.jpg

http://images.cheezburger.com/comple...0910251750.jpg


That's a wrap, people. The war is over! Everybody pack up your torpedoes and go home. Thank you all for coming. Happy times, happy times indeed.

schlechter pfennig 05-05-2010 09:44 PM

Well, I was gonna post something, but this is an impossible act to follow!

Quote:

Originally Posted by krashkart (Post 1383405)
Fancy that... I couldn't find England last time I sailed out. :hmm2:


Breaking News: England Sunk By Lone Uboat. World In Shock As Germany Marches Onward Victoriously.

http://images.cheezburger.com/comple...6121658000.jpg

http://images.cheezburger.com/comple...0910251750.jpg


That's a wrap, people. The war is over! Everybody pack up your torpedoes and go home. Thank you all for coming. Happy times, happy times indeed.



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