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kapuhy 01-20-11 06:43 AM

The weather changes developed a pattern - the winds starts from 8 m/s, goes through 10 m/s, 15 m/s, adds rain and fog, stays like this until I start to bang my head against the periscope column and then, to give me hope, drops for a while to 10 m/s, 8 m/s... then the loop starts again.

My 1WO says it's because we've left other U-Boats so far behind in tonnage sunk that they've resorted to voodoo magic in attempt to catch up. If that's the case, they're getting close.

frau kaleun 01-20-11 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1578282)
Frau , did you sail with THAT officer on board?

Yep.

So far, so good - no problems on the first (pre-war) patrol, just started the second on Aug 31 1939 and two days later sank a 10k Polish merchant in the North Sea. First time I've ever sunk anything that early, or even seen a Polish ship in those first two days where I couldn't attack anything else. Of course the 2 eels I fired at it were both duds :stare: but I was able to take her down with the deck gun.

Commander also gave me Otto Kretschmer's picture for my kaleun, maybe that's evened out the luck. :O:

danexpat 01-20-11 10:17 AM

Oct. 29, 1939 - Lost at Sea
 
Picked up SH3 from Steam for 9.99 USD. Tremendous value for what you get. Added SH Commander, which is, as everyone agrees, a real gem. Have been busily mining the forum here for terrific tips and quirks. Thank you all for your contributions.

Yet another of my Lieutenant, Jr.'s met an early demise yesterday due to my greed and attacks of the stupids. On Patrol 3 after coming off station NW of Loch Ewe followed a convoy into the North Channel escorted by a V&W and a torp boat. Slotted a C2 and damaged a C3 and T3 before crash diving to 125 m. Except... the North Channel doesn't go to 125 m. :dead:

Somehow the hissing and popping light bulbs weren't picked up by the DD hydrophone operator and two rounds of DCs all missed me by a mile. Went into reverse to get off he bottom, fixed the damage and then got greedy to get some more kills. Periscope up 350 m from the V&W, spotlights glancing off the shiny lens. U-102 wasn't as lucky poking the tiger a second time. 15k tons and died in the #2 spot behind Prien.

CapnDon 01-20-11 11:22 AM

WestPac
 
Just learning SH4. Currently off the east coast of Honshu in the convoy lanes. Ducking airplanes constantly, but managing to find several lone merchants. Not bothering with sampans and fishing boats, but have sunk several mid-sized tankers. Still learning.

Sailor Steve 01-20-11 11:35 AM

WELCOME ABOARD! :sunny:
But...
Quote:

Originally Posted by inbody (Post 1578469)
Just learning SH4. Currently off the east coast of Honshu

This is the SH3 campaign thread, for u-boats.

VONHARRIS 01-20-11 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1578375)
Yep.

So far, so good - no problems on the first (pre-war) patrol, just started the second on Aug 31 1939 and two days later sank a 10k Polish merchant in the North Sea. First time I've ever sunk anything that early, or even seen a Polish ship in those first two days where I couldn't attack anything else. Of course the 2 eels I fired at it were both duds :stare: but I was able to take her down with the deck gun.

Commander also gave me Otto Kretschmer's picture for my kaleun, maybe that's evened out the luck. :O:

I wish you good luck.

I have never seen a Polish merchant. I have seen Polish DDs escorting convoys but never a merchant.

frau kaleun 01-20-11 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1578494)
I have never seen a Polish merchant. I have seen Polish DDs escorting convoys but never a merchant.

Same here. I was so surprised to see a red icon on my navmap that I got real close and checked the flag several times over to be absolutely sure... I'm so used to waiting until Sept 3 for ships to attack that I just couldn't believe I'd run across an enemy contact on September 2nd.

Gargamel 01-20-11 12:45 PM

Are Polish Destroyers anything like Polish Submarines? screen doors, etc?

Jimbuna 01-20-11 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gargamel (Post 1578543)
Are Polish Destroyers anything like Polish Submarines? screen doors, etc?

I'm not sure what you mean but in game terms they are the same as any other nationality, apart from the flag assigned to them.

They do get crews that grow in stature/experience etc as the war progresses and as do all other countries units.

Jimbuna 01-20-11 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gryffon300 (Post 1577356)
OK. So here it is. I'm claiming, on behalf of my 12 year old son, the record for the toughest sub in the Seven Seas.
Picture this. Its a moonlit night with reasonable visibility (not like those pitch black horrors mid winter in the far north), on his 3rd patrol out of St Naziaire (7th/13th Flotilla) in a VIIC. Its 11-06-'42 in BF55.

Heading south when he shouts, "Hey Dad, another sub!" Great - I pull up a chair to see what he does. Its North and West of him, heading East. He dives, goes silent, heads North, ups scope and does his calculations. The sub is about 7km WNW, and "we" (by now, I'm hooked) are about 4.5km South of his course line.

The boy locates the sub in the scope at 10x and discovers that it is an S-class on the surface doing 9-10 knots. A target! Yeh! He ups our speed to 3 knots and waits. He asks what we do if the sub hears our launch and dives. We decide to set the second tube to 5m deeper and set the speed to 6 knots, hoping that the second fish may tag him if he does go down. We get a green triangle at about 2.2kms and launch both tubes.

Of course, I half expected to see him respond - but NO, he just sails merrily along ! (Keel-haul their sonar operator! Hah!) Bang! First fish hits, then the second! What the?! Expecting the music to start and for us to be able to watch him go under, was I surprised to see him drop to 8Knots and start zig-zagging!

Long story short. Out of sheer bloody-mindednes, it took another fish and 27 rounds from the deck gun to register the kill and it was still floating!

Now. I want to know just what the Brits were using in their super-sub. If anyone thinks they've met a tougher opponent, my boy would sure like to read about it!

Keep you popinty sides up.:arrgh!:

The S-Class AI sub is notorious for the time it takes to sink.....simply wait until you get the message "She's going down" and carry on with your patrol, unless you want to hang about and watch them dissapear below the surface but you then run the risk of being detected by any help that may arrive should the S-Class have been able to get off a radio message.

Missing Name 01-20-11 01:17 PM

I've put three torps into one of those suckers. It's like the passenger/cargo of warships.

Gargamel 01-20-11 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1578563)
I'm not sure what you mean but in game terms they are the same as any other nationality, apart from the flag assigned to them.

They do get crews that grow in stature/experience etc as the war progresses and as do all other countries units.

http://www.isheepthings.com/blog/wp-...5/facepalm.jpg




http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...sN6MGFdVKQ&t=1


^^^ Polish Submarine.

VONHARRIS 01-20-11 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Missing Name (Post 1578583)
I've put three torps into one of those suckers. It's like the passenger/cargo of warships.

Those S class subs ......

I used 85/110 105mm shells to sink her.
Out of the 85 rounds fired , 45 were on target.
That is 45 105mm shells landing on her , the last ones at knife fighting range.

I will never engage such a target again. I don't know if it has enough renown points to be of worth attacking.

4saken 01-20-11 06:58 PM

18.08.40 20.05 Grid AM 53
Watching Aquitania sink.

After 5 fruitless days patrolling north of Ireland I spotted Aquitania heading West.She spotted me from around 8.000 m and i decided to move away and attack a couple hours later (then i realized max speed 31 knots!!!).
A magnetic salvo of 3 was launched at her from 1.000 m, 2 found target and started sinking immediately...
My first 100k patrol is so close!:)

ps:Damn she was big!

Gargamel 01-20-11 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1578375)

Commander also gave me Otto Kretschmer's picture for my kaleun, maybe that's evened out the luck. :O:

But didn't Otto end up a POW cause his repair officer didn't fix the boat quick enough?

Gargamel 01-20-11 08:53 PM

First patrol, shake down cruise, found some deep water. I think one of the boys pissed themselves though. Them VIIb's sure can go deep.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9...1121842328.png


"successful" infiltration of Scapa Flow. No capitals found, just did some recon. Nothing worth shooting. I plotted something like 65 marks over 3 days. ASW craft are grumpy!

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/8...1155348609.png

frau kaleun 01-20-11 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gargamel (Post 1578880)
But didn't Otto end up a POW cause his repair officer didn't fix the boat quick enough?

Depends, you could say he ended up a POW because the officer on the bridge gave the alarm and sent the boat into a dive when he spotted a nearby destroyer, despite Kretschmer's standing order not to do so. Evasion on the surface was his SOP, and by all accounts he was very good at it. He might not have succeeded to escape on the surface either that time around, but we'll never know.

Edit: anyway, he racked up more tonnage in 18 months than anyone else did in the whole of the war, and lived to tell the tale. Given the odds against the latter, that's good enough luck for me. :D

VONHARRIS 01-21-11 12:58 AM

U-34 update status
 
U-34 VIIB type (in fact she was a VIIA uboat.net)
Patrols : 5 (1 shakedown)
Days at sea : 102
Merchants sunk : 26
Tonnage : 113043 tons
Warships sunk : 6 (1xCL 1 x small depot ship 4 x Aux cruisers)
Tonnage : 72375 tons

Current status : February 14 1940 passing north of the Orkneys heading for AM 53 and then CG 77 which is my patrol grid.

VONHARRIS 01-21-11 06:38 AM

Strange ship behaviour
 
I was shelling a large merchant in grid AN 13 97,8 km NW of Scapa Flow with 7m/s wind at night. Date : February 19 1940
After 10 - 12 8,8cm shells she disappeared from my nav map , she was NOT a legid target any more , and I didn't received any renown points nor a "she is going down" message.
It looked like the crew ditched the large merchant , BUT is that scripted in SH3?
Anybody else encountered this?

SH3 + GWX3.0 + SH3Commander + visual mods.

danexpat 01-21-11 10:15 AM

"Storm" damage?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1579078)
I was shelling a large merchant in grid AN 13 97,8 km NW of Scapa Flow with 7m/s wind at night. Date : February 19 1940
After 10 - 12 8,8cm shells she disappeared from my nav map , she was NOT a legid target any more , and I didn't received any renown points nor a "she is going down" message.
It looked like the crew ditched the large merchant , BUT is that scripted in SH3?
Anybody else encountered this?

SH3 + GWX3.0 + SH3Commander + visual mods.

Only thing I can think of is that the weather was on the cusp of being rough seas and "storm" damage finished off the merchant, in which case the GWX manual says you don't get renown.


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