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gazpode_l 08-07-11 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1720875)
R Hessler U111
Arriving to the dockside on April 28th, Commander hessler was expecting to be given command of a new vessel, namely that of U-107. However, due to a clerical error, it wasn't realised that #107 had already been allocated to somebody else.

U-111 was just commissioned for front line duties, so the base commander elected instead to give U-111 to Hessler and the crew from U-65.

Put to sea on the afternoon of April 28th, the crew are in good spirits and are anxious to see how the new boat will handle, and if she is as well built as u-65 seemed to be.

On april 29/30th, U-111 is hassled by some enemy elco's which begin persuing. A slip-up by the helm control in-advertantly reveal's U-111's position to the elco's after a period of evasion when it was becoming clear that evasion was very likely.

Another period of lying low was enforced. Later on when it had all calmed down, Hessler calls both the crew members concerned, together with thier reporting officer and gives them a grilling, fining them each shore-leave.

On may 1st, in a position some 100km off south ireland, a small convoy is sighted. U-111 closes position, only to establish that these vessels are actually AMERICAN. The US isn't actually involved in the war - yet so Hessler decides to continue his intended course towards the patrol grid and leave's the two merchants to go on thier way.

This descision is later justified when a message comes in from Hitler, via BDu instructing all navy vessels to strictly NOT attack American vessels.

Some two days later, U-111 is in Grid AL34, the allocated patrol grid and has completed the allocated 24hrs on patrol. Commander Hessler is contemplating his next move at the time of writing.

Karl Olsen
Radio-Operator
O.B.O - R Hessler
Commander U-111


Following the patrol within AL34, Hessler & U-111 make head-way towards the popular grids of AM52/AM53. It took aprox 1 day to arrive and U-111 spent a further 24hrs or so patrolling these two grids. Fighting off multiple aircraft sightings, no sea-going vessels were spotted/detected.

Later Hessler orders another change of plan and decides to head for southern Ireland and perhaps attempt to catch any incoming convoy's there.

By may 8th, U-111 was in position. A LONG overdue radio report of a nearby convoy was recieved and U-111 got set into position. An enemy vessel was detected and soon smoke trails were seen on the horizon. However, this was a lone destroyer, and no sign of the convoy was ever detected.

Shortly after U-111 detected a lone merchant, in the other direction aft of the boat, and U-111 is turned toward. Soon the distance is closed and damages were done via the deck-gun. However, they could not buy themselves enough time and were forced to dive, allowing the merchant to escape.

Severe damage was done via a lucky depth charge, taking out the conning/watch tower and reducing hull integrity to 30%.

Following a lengthy exchange with the destroyer, U-111 evaded and escaped, although the lone tanker was also gone. The decision, the only one available to the captain was to return to Lorient, as U-111 had become damaged beyond operational safety, due to there being no serviceable periscopes left.

U-111 arrived home on may 9th, and would be retained in port until Mid-July 1941.

Reporting on Behalf of R Hessler,
Commander - U111.

Fish In The Water 08-07-11 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1723034)
Severe damage was done via a lucky depth charge, taking out the conning/watch tower and reducing hull integrity to 30%.

Getting a little thin at that point, but still, good job getting the crew home in one piece! :salute:

VONHARRIS 08-08-11 12:20 AM

U-109 IXB
 
Due to some paperpusher , a typing mistake and who knows what else , vonHarris took command of U-109 IXB.

25 January 1940
03:54 hours U-109 left port for grid BE59

28 January 1940
Grid AN44
10:51 hours Neutral freighter seen

29 January 1940
Grid AN16
00:16 hours Ship seen
00:19 hours Positive ID: Ore carrier
00:28 hours 2 TI (bow) fired
00:30 hours Impacts
00:31 hours Ship sunk MV Fresno City

03:59 hours Ship seen
04:00 hours Positive ID: Motor vessel
04:09 hours 1 TI (stern) fired
04:11 hours Torpedo missed - broke off attack

08:24 hours grid AN14 ship seen
08:26 hours Positive ID: Medium merchant 30
08:37 hours 2 TI (bow) fired
08:39 hours Impacts
08:49 hours 1 TI (stern) fired
08:51 hours Impact
08:52 hours 1 TI (stern) fired
08:53 hours Impact - ship sunk SS Clan MacAlister

6 February 1940
Grid BE38
00:29 hours Sound contact due to rough seas - dived to periscope depth
00:32 hours Two destroyers seen
00:38 hours 1 TI (stern) fired
00:39 hours Impact - ship sunk - HMS Vortigern (V&W classes)
01:00 hours Depth 97m - the other destroyer left the area - no pinging
02:10 hours Surfaced

11 February 1940
Grid AM76
05:26 hours Moving to intercept convoy
Grid AM75
06:55 hours Dived to periscope depth for hydrophone search
07:49 hours Sound contact with convoy - taking attack position
09:41 hours 2 TI (bow) fired
09:43 hours Impact - medium merchant 06 sunk - SS Nigerian
09:43 hours 1 TI (bow) fired - Impact - medium merchant 06 sunk - SS Clumberhall
09:44 hours Impact - Medium coastal freighter sunk - Q Ship USS Asterion
09:52 hours 1 TI (bow) fired - Impact - Medium coastal freighter sunk - Q Ship HMS Maunder
09:53 hours Diving to 100m - no pinging
10:22 hours Depth 102m - no pinging - convoy moving away
13:08 hours No sound contact - surfaced

13 February 1940
Grid AM55
09:08 hours Ship seen
09:12 hours Positive ID: Medium merchant 30 - dived to periscope depth
09:24 hours 2 TI (bow) fired - no internal torpedoes left
09:25 hours Impacts
09:26 hours Ship sunk - SS Peisander

17 February 1940
Grid AN11
18:22 hours Ship seen - 6m/s winds
18:29 hours Positive ID: Harbour tugboat
18:35 hours Aircraft spotted - manned the flak guns
18:37 hours Aircraft turned away
18:38 hours Opened fire - ship sunk - MV Glamis - 1 105mm round
18:40 hours Aircraft spotted - manned the flak guns - probably the same one
18:41 hours Shot down - Anson

Winds still 6m/s - moving externals impossible (I move them in only at 0 - 1 m/s winds)

21 February 1940
U-109 returned to port
28 days at sea
9 ships sunk
38643 tons
1 aircraft

U-111 returned to port badly damaged but with no human casualties

sublynx 08-08-11 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willem VonBoom (Post 1722971)
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.

At the start of a patrol my navigator estimates that we can run over 30 000 kilometers at a speed of 8 knots (or rather the RPM's it takes to achieve 8 knots in a VIIC in good weather). I wonder if this is normal. It does sound like a lot mileage for a type VII.

sublynx 08-08-11 12:54 AM

U-331, patrol 1, report 3
 
Lt.z.s. Thomas Wald
U-331, VIIC
1.Flottille, Kiel

Statusbericht 4.4.1941

1720 BC79 cloudy, medium visibility, wind 10 m/s. Resupplying from Belchen supply ship succeeded. An 8000 BRT Erzfracher sunk 2101 hours 30.3.1941. Night time surface shot at a range of 800 meters. AZ, depth 3 meters, AOB 90. A gyro angle of 25 degrees had to be used as the course of the ship was badly misestimated. In spite of this all three G7e's launched detonated with no problems, sinking the ship in minutes. The ship was armed with a stern 75 mm gun. At night time it was not possible to tell if there were other guns on board. Continuing patrol with nine G7e's and one G7a inside, one G7a in external storage.

Wald

unterseemann 08-08-11 05:23 AM

Back again to SH3...


U-31 Patrol Report


Oberleutnant z.see Erich Berg


Patrol n: 1


Starting date: 08/01/1939 2h40
From: Wilhelmshaven


Patrol zone: North sea


Activity: Systems test, diesel electric propulsion tests, simulate submerged and surface attacks, emergency exercices


Problems: None


Finishing date: 08/05/1939 7h30
To: Wilhelmshaven


U-31 Patrol Report


Oberleutnant z.see Erich Berg


Patrol n: 2


Starting date: 08/27/1939 22h44
From: Wilhelmshaven


Patrol zone: AM28 West of Hebrides islands


29/08 04h56 AN3726 Ship spotted polish passenger cargo. Resume course


30/08 15h30 AN2253 Ship spotted norwegian merchant. Resume course


02&03/09 Situation changed. We're at war with england at least, lots of radio messages with new instructions.


03/09 0h05 AM2832 Patrol zone reached


05/09 0h07 After 48h in AM28 without anything to notice, BdU send us closer to england in AM37


05/09 06h03 AM3745 Ship spotted british destroyer. Dive to PD, silence and escape unnotified


07/09 Extended patrol zone to AM39


08/09 16h50 AM3994 Ship spotted british heavy cargo coming right at us. Submerged then surface
attack 5 torpedoes (3 misses) and 15 deck gun round. SS Aden 8,244 BRT


10/09 06h06 AM3965 Ship spotted british passenger cargo. Submerged then surface attack 2 torpedoes ( 2 impacts) and 22 deck gunround ( most misses due to sea state) SS Tristan 2,413 BRT


10/09 12h15 AM5322 Attack by airplane very light damage while diving


10/09 16h30 AM5326 Ship spotted british coastal tanker. Surface attack but detected 3 torpedoes ( 2 misses) heavy sea no deckgun MV Welsh Rose 1,240 BRT


11/09 05h46 AM5222 Ship spotted british medium cargo on a western course. Surface attack 1 torpedoe (impact amidships) heavy sea no deck gun sank at 6h46 SS Louise Lykes II 5,170 BRT


21/09 14h14 AN4725 Luftwaffe report ship heading west in AN4768. Ship spotted at 17h01, polish passenger cargo. Submerged attack 2 torpedoes ( 2 impacts) and 8 deck gun rounds.
SS Abinsi 2,408BRT


23/09 16h16 U-31 docked at Wilhelmshaven.


28 days at sea
5 ships sunk for 19,475 BRT
13 torpedoes shot ( 8 impacts, 5 duds or misses)
45 deck gun rounds shot
HI 99%

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http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...Rose100939.jpg

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http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...insi210939.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...port250939.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...onepatrol2.jpg

VONHARRIS 08-08-11 07:02 AM

U-109 IXB
 
23 March 1940
U-109 left Willemshaven for grid CF64

3 April 1940
Grid BE36
21:21 hours Ship seen
21:24 hours Positive ID: Medium merchant 02
21:44 hours 1 TI (bow) fired
21:46 hours Impact - ship slowing down
21:50 hours 1 TI (bow) fired
21:52 hours Impact - no visible damages
22:07 hours 1 TI (stern) fired - impact
22:08 hours 1 TI (stern) fired - impact
22:09 hours Ship sunk - SS Carimar

19 April 1940
Grid AM52
20:31 hours Ship seen
20:33 hours Positive ID: Coastal freighter - dived to periscope depth
20:48 hours 1 TI (stern) fired
20:49 hours Impact - ship sunk - MV Draco

24 April 1940
Grid AM27
07:38 hours Moving to intercept convoy
15:54 hours Interception failed

4 May 1940
Grid AM52
22:44 hours Moving to intercept convoy
5 May 1940
00:48 hours Sound contact with convoy
01:48 hours 1 TI (bow) fired
01:49 hours 1 TI (bow) fired
01:50 hours 1 TI (stern) fired
01:50 hours Impact - Medium merchant 30 sunk - SS Triglav - impact - impact
01:51 hours 1 TI (stern) fired - impact
01:52 hours Ship sunk - coastal freighter - SS Royalite
01:54 hours 2 TIs (bow) fired against Southampton class CL
01:55 hours Impact + dud - HMS Birmingham (19) damaged
01:56 hours Diving to 100m - no pinging
02:33 hours Depth 98m - no pinging
07:41 hours Surfaced undetected

7 May 1940
Grid AM52
01:15 hours Ship seen
01:17 hours Positive ID: Passenger/cargo
01:28 hours Opened fire
01:32 hours Ship sunk - SS Caribou - 29 105mm rounds

26 May 1940
After 20 days af fruitless search U-109 returned to port
65 days at sea
5 ships sunk
17819 tons
No damages or casualties

sublynx 08-08-11 02:54 PM

U-331, patrol 1, report 4
 
Lt.z.s. Thomas Wald
U-331, VIIC
1.Flottille, Kiel

6.4.1941
0139 partly cloudy, medium visibility, wind 10 m/s from 9 degrees. Radioman reports an intercepted radio signal. Dived to PD for a hydrophone check.
0337 PD, hydrophone check.
1203 PD, hydrophone check.
1605 CC1332 partly cloudy, medium visibility, wind 15 m/s from 307 degrees. PD, hydrophone check.
1749 CC1322 partly cloudy, medium visibility, wind 15 m/s from 243 degrees. BdU radio contact report: A large convoy, grid CC13, course WSW, 8 knots. Dived to PD for a hydrophone check. The report is too vague and course and speed of the convoy unsuitable for a location attempt.
2253 CC1311 partly cloudy, medium visibility, wind 15 m/s from 195 degrees. BdU radio contact report: A convoy, grid BB95, course O, 6 knots. Our orders don't allow for a chase. We have to drop the team we are carrying near Halifax and the convoy is going to opposite direction.

7.4.1941
0000 CC1233 partly cloudy, medium visibility, wind 15 m/s from 195 degrees. PD, hydrophone check.
1000 CC1133 BdU radio contact report. A large convoy, grid CC15, course W, 8 knots. Changing course in order to have chance of an interception in grid CC1444. Expected interception time 8.7. 0100 hours.
1600 CC1183 PD, hydrophone check. A convoy 311-349 relative bearing. Own course 218, speed 2 knots.
1601 A warship closing, medium speed, long range, 327 rb.
1604 Surfaced, own course 90 tb, speed LF
1630 Hydrophone check, convoy 109 - 144 rb. Surfaced, 90 tb, speed LF.
1659 Hydrophone check. No contacts. Surfaced, 270 tb, speed HF.
1859 Hydrophone check. Convoy 311 - 340 rb. Own course 269 tb. Convoy course estimate 279 tb. New course 235 tb, speed HF. Trying for an end run and an attack from windward.
2100 Hydrophone check. Convoy 18 - 59 rb. Own course 281. A slow merchant getting away. Surface, speed HF.
2200 Hydrophone check. Convoy 45 - 95 rb. Own course 281. A medium speed merchant getting away. Surface, speed HF.
2219 A ship sighted, 65 rb, long range.
2224 A ship 69 rb, long range.
2229 A ship 74 rb, long range. Course estimation from ship bearings 309 - 310 tb. Continuing maneuvering.

Wald

Saved & exit. (Goddamn RL. Hopefully the save game works. The nearest escort is 5 km from me.)

Fish In The Water 08-08-11 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unterseemann (Post 1723238)
Back again to SH3...

Welcome back and good hunting! :arrgh!:

Walruss 08-08-11 10:46 PM

sept 5 1939
18:00 Ran across a small freighter of some kind off the shetland islands. Submerged to periscope depth and moved to intercept. Plan to wait untill nightfall and engage with deck gun. Calm seas, so might as well save the eels.

21:10 Surfaced 4,000 meters from target and ran in. Expended 20 rounds. Ship is ablaze, and nearly dead in the water. Submerged to 50 meters and listened for sounds of sinking

21:20: All engine noise from target ceased. No sinking

23:00: Periscope depth to observe target. Whole ship is on fire, and some explosions. No sign of further sinking however.

00:20: Ship still afloat, though probable cargo destroyed by fire. Sick of waiting, and I want to use the remaining darkness to get away from here. Fired stern torpedo, direct hit amidships and she went down. First kill of the war boys!

Sailor Steve 08-08-11 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unterseemann (Post 1723238)
Back again to SH3...

Welcome back. It appears that you are using an older version of SH3 Commander. The latest version gives you not only ship names but also cargoes and crew numbers. Also for the newest version you might try my Ship Names mod. I mention it because I saw Louise Lykes, which was an American ship. Most of those things have been fixed in the newest versions.

SH3 Commander 3.2 http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/down...o=file&id=2923

Ship Names mod http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/down...o=file&id=3124

ijnfleetadmiral 08-09-11 12:47 AM

Patrol 9 of U-47

Once again we're assigned to the Norwegian theater. Abysmal pick of ships in these waters, so once we're through patrolling our assigned 24 hours, we head West. As a lark, we decide to hit the Batvia Whaling Station way up North in hopes of catching some Whaling Factory Ships at anchor. No such luck; the only thing we sighted at anchor there was a Large Trawler, which we quickly despatched.

We then headed South down the West coast of Ireland before heading into the Celtic Sea, where we got lucky and bagged a Passenger-Cargo vessel before turning West again. On a sunny afternoon, one of my sharp-eyed lookouts noticed something moving off in the distance.

Suddenly, the cry came down the hatch:

"Herr Kaleun...ein Britische Unterseebooten!"

Submerge and rig for silent running...target IDed as British S-class submarine...fire Tube 4...HIT! SHE'S GOING DOWN!!!

Our other successes during this patrol were an Empire-Type Freighter and a Coastal Freighter. We returned to port in mid-June, having sunk 5 ships (including a sub) for 14,669 tons, bringing our total to 184,259 tons. No recognition for having sunk the sub, either.

Note from KL Hossel: This crap about patrolling off Norway is getting repetitive and boring as all get-out...now that France will soon surrender, one can hope there will be U-boat bases on the French coast that we can operate from, and hopefully then the selection of targets will be far better than the slim pickings we've seen for the last two patrols.

Ship #1: Large Trawler
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09A.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09C.jpg

Ship #2: Passenger-Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09E.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09F.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09G.jpg

Ship #3: S-Class British Submarine
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09H.jpg

Ship #4: Empire-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09I.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09K.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09L.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09M.jpg

Ship #5: Coastal Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09N.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol09O.jpg

Sailor Steve 08-09-11 12:31 PM

Nice pics! I have one question, though - what year are you currently in? I ask because from your comments it must be 1939 or 1940, and the Empire class freighters weren't built until 1942. Not knocking you; just trying to track down and fix errors like this. :sunny:

VONHARRIS 08-09-11 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1724382)
and the Empire class freighters weren't built until 1942. Not knocking you; just trying to track down and fix errors like this. :sunny:

I have seen Empire type freighters from the beginning of the war since 1939.

BogdaNz 08-09-11 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1724382)
Nice pics! I have one question, though - what year are you currently in? I ask because from your comments it must be 1939 or 1940, and the Empire class freighters weren't built until 1942. Not knocking you; just trying to track down and fix errors like this. :sunny:

i probably sunk Empire class freighters in the first day of the war ! 3 september 1939:salute:


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