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ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-11 06:37 PM

I'm playing the newest GWX pack, and I installed the Titanic mod. Can anyone tell me the best place to find her in 1940?

Also: Where's the best place to sight Aquitania?

TIA,

-Matt

ijnfleetadmiral 08-07-11 12:39 AM

~Is there a mod that will allow you to EXECUTE crewmen? Please tell me there is!
 
Patrol 8 of U-47

Ordered to patrol off Stavanger, Norway; did so for required 24 hours without sighting any enemy ships. Headed north after this and spent 2 weeks chasing after what appeared to be ghost echoes. Sighted a single Coastal Freighter and sank it out of near-desperation.

Finally headed across the North Sea to the NE coast of England. Sighted Medium Cargo escorted by Elco-Type Torpedo Boat, which managed to get us to waste four torpedoes on the merchant - which naturally avoided all four - before we finally broke off attack. During this battle, the Forward Torpedo Room crew didn't seem to want to get it through their thick skulls that they need to load torpedoes during a battle, for the CO had to scream himself hoarse at them several times. Then the Engine Room crew got a case of the lazies as well, prompting even more threats from the CO.

We managed to attack a northbound convoy, sinking two Ore Carriers, but were depth-charged and driven off by an escort. Despite having four torpedoes left, the CO - by now thoroughly disgusted with this patrol - turned the boat for home. We arrived in Wilhelmshaven having sunk only 3 ships for a measly 18,036 tons, which brought our total score up to 170,357 tons.

Upon return to port, however, OLzS Hossel was promoted Kapitanleutnant for his troubles. The three Enlisted men stationed in the Command Room were awarded the U-Boat Badge as well.

Note from KL Hossel: Overall crew performance rating for Patrol 8 - ABYSMAL

A rare sight: five Heinkel He111s going overhead as we depart on our ill-fated patrol off Norway.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol08A.jpg

Ship #1: Coastal Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol08B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol08C.jpg

Convoy Attack: Ore Carrier #1 goes down
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol08D.jpg

VONHARRIS 08-07-11 01:31 AM

U-46 VIIB
 
01 September 1939
17:13 hours
U-46 sailed off with orders to move to grid BF16

13 September 1939
Grid BF16
09:01 hours Small freighter sunk with 18 88mm rounds (SS Sandland)

16 October 1939
Grid AN48
16:17 hours Ship seen
16:20 hours Positive ID: Repair ship - dived to PD
16:23 hours 2 TI (bow) fired
16:25 hours Impacts - ship slowing down
16:47 hours Lined up for stern shot - TI fired
16:48 hours Impact
16:49 hours Ship sunk (HMS Beachy Head F 02)
16:50 hours Surfaced

21 October 1939
08:24 hours U-46 returned to port
51 days at sea
2 ships sunk
7443 tons - waste of fuel for that tonnage
no damages or casualties

Hossel (U-47) has been promoted to Kptltnt (well done) but he had some troubles with his crew during his last patrol, I know he will settle things one way or another.

Wald (U-331) is on his way to East Canada coast to land agents.


sublynx 08-07-11 02:33 AM

U-331, patrol 1, report 2
 
Lt.z.s. Theodor Wald
U-331, VIIC
1. Flottille, Kiel

Statusbericht 28.3.1940
1621 AJ23 clear, medium visibility, wind 1 m/s. Refueling and taking more food provisions onboard from Belchen supply ship. The trip from Kiel to Belchen only took us 20 % of our fuel.

Wald

Fish In The Water 08-07-11 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1722532)
A rare sight: five Heinkel He111s going overhead as we depart on our ill-fated patrol off Norway.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol08A.jpg

Nice shot, thanks for sharing! :up:

ijnfleetadmiral 08-07-11 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1722548)
Hossel (U-47) has been promoted to Kptltnt (well done) but he had some troubles with his crew during his last patrol, I know he will settle things one way or another.

Thanks for the congrats!

And yes, come hell or high water, my crew will learn what to do and when to do it. There's one in particular - an Engine Room NCO - who thinks it's OK to lounge in the Diesel Engine room when everyone else on duty in Engineering troops back to man the Electric Engines. This is - if I remember right - the fourth time I've had this problem with him; if I have to go through this one more time I'll either transfer him out or redecorate the Diesel Engine room in 'brain matter gray' courtesy of my Luger. :arrgh!:

BogdaNz 08-07-11 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1722563)
Lt.z.s. Theodor Wald
U-331, VIIC
1. Flottille, Kiel

Statusbericht 28.3.1940
1621 AJ23 clear, medium visibility, wind 1 m/s. Refueling and taking more food provisions onboard from Belchen supply ship. The trip from Kiel to Belchen only took us 20 % of our fuel.

Wald

only 20% ? i think this is impossible,what mode you use ?
from kiel to belchen greenland,taked over 40% and i run economic both submerged and surfaced

VONHARRIS 08-07-11 04:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1722568)
Thanks for the congrats!

And yes, come hell or high water, my crew will learn what to do and when to do it. There's one in particular - an Engine Room NCO - who thinks it's OK to lounge in the Diesel Engine room when everyone else on duty in Engineering troops back to man the Electric Engines. This is - if I remember right - the fourth time I've had this problem with him; if I have to go through this one more time I'll either transfer him out or redecorate the Diesel Engine room in 'brain matter gray' courtesy of my Luger. :arrgh!:

Why destroy your engine room and use a bullet? I am sure you want one more torpedo!


Game wise: A petty officer with no qualification will not be moved automatically from the diesels to the electric motors and opposite until he gets a machinist qual.

VONHARRIS 08-07-11 04:51 AM

U-46 VIIB
 
21 November 1939
23:53 hours U-46 left for her 2nd war patrol at grid BE99

12 December 1939
Grid AM52
05:13 hours Moving to intercept convoy after BdU report
Grid AM02
07:53 hours Sound contact with convoy - rain - poor visibility
09:13 hours 1 TI (bow) fired - impact on Tanker 04
09:18 hours 1 TI (bow) fired - impact on coastal freighter
09:19 hours 1 TI (bow) fired - no impact or dud
09:20 hours Sinking sounds - SS Adherence (coastal freighter) sunk
09:41 hours 1 TI (stern) fired - impact on Tanker 04 - explosion seen
09:57 hours Surfaced - Tanker 04 DIW - 1 TI (bow) fired - SS Vendémiaire sunk
10:16 hours Almost run into the stern of a V&W destroyer - crash dived
10:23 hours Sinking sounds - MV Varanger (Tanker 04) sunk
12:48 hours Surfaced safe and sound

16 December 1939
Grid AM52
04:01 hours Ship seen - Medium cargo
04:16 hours 2 TI (bow) fired
04:17 hours Impacts
04:21 hours 1 TI (stern) fired
04:22 hours Contact lost in rain and fog

20 December 1939
Decided to return to port

25 December 1939
01:20 hours U-46 docked at Wilhlemshaven
35 days at sea
3 ships sunk
19431 tons
No damages or casualties

Christmas and New year at port. VonHarris was promoted to Ob.Ltnt z.S. and given command of U-111 IXB boot. The whole crew came along.
U-331 is currently refueling from SS Blechen
U-47 is refitting at Kiel.




ijnfleetadmiral 08-07-11 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1722602)
Why destroy your engine room and use a bullet? I am sure you want one more torpedo!

Ooh, the U-Boat's version of walking the plank...firing someone out of an empty torpedo tube! Positively EVIL idea...thanks!:arrgh!:

-Matt

sublynx 08-07-11 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BogdaNz (Post 1722589)
only 20% ? i think this is impossible,what mode you use ?
from kiel to belchen greenland,taked over 40% and i run economic both submerged and surfaced

GWX, h.sie's realism mod, SH3Commander. Nothing that should effect the fuel consumption. I was pretty surprised myself too. I used the manually set 8 knots almost all the time and didn't submerge except for a few times. I'm now planning on returning from Halifax to Kiel without refueling during the trip back. Let's see if it's possible.

Willem VonBoom 08-07-11 03:31 PM

It's amazing what going slow and not diving will do for your fuel efficiency. Also, I think I remember reading something about GWX fixing fuel efficiency in the higher latitudes to account for the map type?

Fish In The Water 08-07-11 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1722929)
I'm now planning on returning from Halifax to Kiel without refueling during the trip back. Let's see if it's possible.

If not have the oars on stand-by... :03:

frau kaleun 08-07-11 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willem VonBoom (Post 1722957)
It's amazing what going slow and not diving will do for your fuel efficiency. Also, I think I remember reading something about GWX fixing fuel efficiency in the higher latitudes to account for the map type?

Not the efficiency, but they did increase the amount you're supplied with when you start a patrol to make up for what the "flat world" map does to distances the farther north or south you get. :yep:

Willem VonBoom 08-07-11 04:09 PM

Ah, yes, found it. Took the average of the map differences between real world and SH3 at different latitudes and made the changes a flat rate per boat.

Quote:

The GWX Team reviewed the ratios in Table 8 and increased the range of Type II U-boats by 33%, and the ranges of Type VII, IX, and XXI U-boats by 25% to account for the larger world in Silent Hunter III.


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