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Redbear 05-10-2009 09:02 AM

Hey Jaman, glad to see U-5 is back. Since we're both at Kiel for a while, let's go to the Flotilla's local watering hole, have a few drinks, and tell some lies!

Redbear
U-52

Paul Riley 05-10-2009 12:07 PM

Well Mr.RoaldLarsen,
Its almost 2nd Nov 1942,and I have'nt been sunk yet,in fact I have'nt seen a plane for almost 2 days now :smug:

Murr44 05-10-2009 12:19 PM

U 74 - VIIb, Hubert Gromer Oblt z S.

October 1941: Mittelmeer. 1st patrol was a bust. Sank a medium cargo & a Granville for just under 9000 tons. The rest of the time it p*ssed rain.:wah: Tried to intercept a coastal freighter near Malta & nearly got rammed by a Hunt Class I. I think that Keppler (my IWO) soiled himself then. Luckily it was so terrible out that she lost us after 1 & 1/2 hours and poor Keppler could finally change his "unmentionables". It wouldn't stop raining so we packed it in & went home.

November '41: 2nd patrol. "Disassembled" (with the deck gun) a Greek small merchant about 4 hours out of Salamis. Sank another Greek vessel; this time an armed small freighter, with 1 torpedo the next day. Said "Hi how's it going" to a Hudson patrolling just south of Crete.:nope: Got depth charged & lost 8% hull integrity with minor damage to flak gun & deck plating. Finally something good: intercepted a large merchant (8900 tons) escorted by 2 C&D class destroyers. Sank the large merchant with one eel. The second fish missed but at least we left the destroyer captains having to tell their superiors that they were really sorry but they lost :oops: the large merchant that they were supposed to be protecting.:D

At present we're still on our way to our assigned grid of CN61.

Gromer out...

Paul Riley 05-10-2009 03:08 PM

New career
4th U-Boat
Captain Helmut Bredekamp
7th Flotilla
U-405 , VIIC
...................................

5th Nov 1942 (Guy Fawkes day)
Assigned to patrol AE87,putting us up near Iceland.Clear to us that Icelandic and Russian shipping our top priority,with a focus on the latter if possible.Following our latest disaster with U-94 I and my 'fresh' crew swear an oath to avenge our comrades,and will sail out with nothing short of bitterness in our hearts.Having learned as much as possible from all the current logs and diaries so far,we wont make the same mistake.
Air cover is expected to be high,and as the allies now have access to carriers this will be a dangerous mission,but with the promise of high tonnage.
We set sail at 09:38

Leg 05-10-2009 03:17 PM

On my way to DT26 found a convoy and attacked it 3 times, I sunk 3 large merchants, 2 small merchants and a Black Swan class a little too close to me.

Three torpedos left, continuing to my patrol area.

Jaman 05-10-2009 09:33 PM

Just back from my 7th patrol in a brand new Type VIIB and i was lucky enough to run into a convoy, at night, in rough seas with no destroyers and a Revenge Class battleship in the middle of it.

Those were some nasty fireworks!. :D

Leandros 05-11-2009 11:35 AM

U-99 - Lt Schulz - Sep13th '39 15:49 - 1st mission.

Position: NW Hebrides - returning to base North of the Shetlands after having patrolled AM19. Mostly small fry encountered except for the early LM. Total 27.000 tons - 7 merchants, one V&W. Shall be good to get back to Wilhelmshafen and run the crew through some specialist training.

Paul Riley 05-11-2009 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1098998)
New career
4th U-Boat
Captain Helmut Bredekamp
7th Flotilla
U-405 , VIIC
...................................

5th Nov 1942 (Guy Fawkes day)
Assigned to patrol AE87,putting us up near Iceland.Clear to us that Icelandic and Russian shipping our top priority,with a focus on the latter if possible.Following our latest disaster with U-94 I and my 'fresh' crew swear an oath to avenge our comrades,and will sail out with nothing short of bitterness in our hearts.Having learned as much as possible from all the current logs and diaries so far,we wont make the same mistake.
Air cover is expected to be high,and as the allies now have access to carriers this will be a dangerous mission,but with the promise of high tonnage.
We set sail at 09:38

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left S.Naz at 09:38 as planned.Proceeding at high speed until we are over at least 50m of water.
ETA at patrol grid - 10th-11th Nov
11:57
First air attack,2 Hurricanes,manned guns,guns having little if no effect on planes.Dived,no damage.
surface time (ST) - 13:00
planes becoming ever more persistent now.
13:32
2nd AA,single Hurricane,got well under in time,no damage.
14:30
surfaced to recharge (STR)
estimated time of next incoming AA - 15:30+
15:01
batteries fully charged
15:07
3rd AA,2 bombers,performed dangerously slow dive compared to previous,bomb caught us slightly into our dive,minor flak damage.If we can keep damage to a bare minimum we will cope.
92km from port
AAs increasing significantly,I suspect their radar has improved recently.
16:05
4th AA,multiple bombers,good dive,no damage.
ST - 17:00
will risk a surface run at night,recharging also to be carried out at night.We have evaded aircraft recently at night,and will still use its apparent protection...for now.
18:15
surfaced,RCing
19:51
recharged (RCd)
almost 2 hrs to recharge from minimal use,we only have early model batteries due to lack of renown (limited renown was spent on biscay cross and bold launcher).
Nov 6th
Day 1
uneventful night,no contacts,AAs whatsoever.While on the surface at night we will man the guns,as we will have no time to crash dive if caught at close range in the darkness,then make our dive.
emergency dives to be carried out at all times in daylight.
06:00
performed mandatory dawn dive,diving just as it is coming light,have been caught in such light conditions before,and will only surface when the sun is high in the sky.
distance travelled surfaced - 242km
08:30
sunrise,sun high in the sky,weather clear,wind 2
distance submerged - 20.2km
repeat previous drills
09:00
entering deep water,800m+
11:16
5th AA,excellent dive,no damage
distance surfaced - 59.5km
ST - 13:00
13:00
surfaced
distance smd - 13.1km
13:17
6th AA,Hurricane almost on us astern screaming out of the sun,no time to man the guns,bomb landed close to foredeck during dive,minor damage only
distance sfd - 6.6km
ST - 15:00
performing deep dive test,set for 200m

end of report
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Leandros 05-11-2009 12:04 PM

Sept. 19th '39 10:20 - back in port......

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...BackInPort.jpg

Paul Riley 05-11-2009 12:07 PM

Good success mate? :sunny:

Leg 05-11-2009 01:47 PM

resupplying at the Ship "Corrientes" at Las Palmas

Leandros 05-11-2009 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1099454)
Good success mate? :sunny:

Not really - off again at Sept. 27th '39 - mission: Patrol kvadrant BE31. Went through the Channel picked up an Ore Carrier and small merchant - used the deck gun. After that an ASW trawler (torp). Otherwise very little RN activity. Another Ore Carrier in the South-Western approach (torp). It is now Sept. 29th 20:24. Looking better now.

Lt. Schulz - U-99 - VIIB

Jimbuna 05-11-2009 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leg (Post 1099520)
resupplying at the Ship "Corrientes" at Las Palmas

Always take advantage of resupply http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...ies/pirate.gif

Paul Riley 05-11-2009 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1099444)
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left S.Naz at 09:38 as planned.Proceeding at high speed until we are over at least 50m of water.
ETA at patrol grid - 10th-11th Nov
11:57
First air attack,2 Hurricanes,manned guns,guns having little if no effect on planes.Dived,no damage.
surface time (ST) - 13:00
planes becoming ever more persistent now.
13:32
2nd AA,single Hurricane,got well under in time,no damage.
14:30
surfaced to recharge (STR)
estimated time of next incoming AA - 15:30+
15:01
batteries fully charged
15:07
3rd AA,2 bombers,performed dangerously slow dive compared to previous,bomb caught us slightly into our dive,minor flak damage.If we can keep damage to a bare minimum we will cope.
92km from port
AAs increasing significantly,I suspect their radar has improved recently.
16:05
4th AA,multiple bombers,good dive,no damage.
ST - 17:00
will risk a surface run at night,recharging also to be carried out at night.We have evaded aircraft recently at night,and will still use its apparent protection...for now.
18:15
surfaced,RCing
19:51
recharged (RCd)
almost 2 hrs to recharge from minimal use,we only have early model batteries due to lack of renown (limited renown was spent on biscay cross and bold launcher).
Nov 6th
Day 1
uneventful night,no contacts,AAs whatsoever.While on the surface at night we will man the guns,as we will have no time to crash dive if caught at close range in the darkness,then make our dive.
emergency dives to be carried out at all times in daylight.
06:00
performed mandatory dawn dive,diving just as it is coming light,have been caught in such light conditions before,and will only surface when the sun is high in the sky.
distance travelled surfaced - 242km
08:30
sunrise,sun high in the sky,weather clear,wind 2
distance submerged - 20.2km
repeat previous drills
09:00
entering deep water,800m+
11:16
5th AA,excellent dive,no damage
distance surfaced - 59.5km
ST - 13:00
13:00
surfaced
distance smd - 13.1km
13:17
6th AA,Hurricane almost on us astern screaming out of the sun,no time to man the guns,bomb landed close to foredeck during dive,minor damage only
distance sfd - 6.6km
ST - 15:00
performing deep dive test,set for 200m

end of report
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Tonight's report

13:27
Deep dive successful,held at 200m,hull intact,suffered no damage from earlier attacks.
15:00
Surfaced,all minor damage to foredeck repaired
distance smd - 13.2km
17:00
dusk dive,sun just beginning to set.Will surface when dark to RC
distance sfd - 43.6km
18:30
surfaced,RCing.
clear night,wind still 5
batteries 50%
distance smd - 12km
21:41
RCd (+3hrs 10mins RC time)
7th Nov
day 2 at sea
weather still clear and calm
no AAs so far
approx 630km west of S.Naz.
06:15
starting to get light,dawn dive
distance sfd - 236km
ST - 08:00
08:00
surfaced
still clear
distance smd - 14.1km
almost out of the bay of Biscay now.Maintaining strict radio silence from here on until we are out of max British air coverage (observed so far as being approx 2000km from known air bases)
10:00
left the BOB
approx 820km west of base
second leg of course,proceed to BE55 keeping just on the British air coverage perimeter,heading then into AE79,then east into patrol zone (PZ) AE87.
Icelandic air cover expected to be minimal in area of operations,however extreme caution must be maintained,after all,this is a vengeance mission,and we must prevail on this one!
12:00
weather still clear,wind 5
still no AAs

end of report :salute:
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Murr44 05-12-2009 07:10 AM

Hit & sank a Greek small merchant (see my post in Mods Workshop about difficulties sinking a small merchant) yesterday. Got depth charged by 2 Hurricanes & lost another 2% hull integrity.:damn: Down to 90% now. G*dd*mn bees - anybody got a fly swatter!!:damn::damn: Finally reached CN61. I think that we'll stay down all day today...

Leg 05-12-2009 07:18 AM

DT35 8 Nov '40

Attacked at night two ships with lights off; both of them sunk; one was neutral!!!!!! :down::x

Leandros 05-12-2009 09:10 AM

U-99, Lt. Schulz, Oct. 3rd 1939 11:01 - Kvadrant BE3236 - 2nd mission.

Just finished patrolling BE31 - set course for Cherbourg to see if we could intercept some British troop transports to France. Received almost immediately report of a convoy approx. 100 km. South-East of us heading NNW. Went to intercept. Nice weather for hunting - if daylight:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...entweather.jpg

Just sighted the lead destroyer - a C&D. Went to PD and turned towards him. And - some very nice echoes. Probably not many escorts so we shall try to take out the leader first with a TII. Now we can only wait.....

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...pproaching.jpg

nikbear 05-12-2009 10:25 AM

L.z.S Wolfgang Muller, U-65,Leaving Wilhelmshaven for patrol 7, Saturday June 15, 1940. Wish me luck :03:

Leandros 05-12-2009 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikbear (Post 1099975)
L.z.S Wolfgang Muller, U-65,Leaving Wilhelmshaven for patrol 7, Saturday June 15, 1940. Wish me luck :03:

Hals und Beinbruch......:salute:

Paul Riley 05-12-2009 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikbear (Post 1099975)
L.z.S Wolfgang Muller, U-65,Leaving Wilhelmshaven for patrol 7, Saturday June 15, 1940. Wish me luck :03:

Best of luck mate :up:


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