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The Dean 09-17-11 10:59 PM

I'm crossing the North Sea, and stumble across an unlit Large Cargo at night. I lie in wait ahead of its path at medium range, 3 torpedoes stop it dead, I order the deck gun to fire at will, which finishes the job. As we are sailing away, I idly scan the mess I just made and....notice the....the....oh god. I just sank a 10,000 ton German vessel.

2 days later, I stumble across an unlit warship, closer inspection reveals it to be a stationary supply depot ship just off the English coast. Okay, great. Check the flag this time. French? Superb. Weird that its out here, but whatever. 3 torpedoes, down it goes. And then of course, in my haste to make amends for my previous error, I notice that I've failed to take into account that

http://www.mapsofworld.com/images/wo...rance-flag.gif

is actually, in point of fact

http://www.33ff.com/flags/XL_flags/Netherlands_flag.gif.


:damn:



How I made this mistake is inconceivable. Bernard offered to take the fall for this one (and he DOES owe me), but I couldn't do it to the poor guy and had a quiet, humble word with Donitz when we returned to port. He agreed to erase the reports from the boat's logs. He's so nice when it comes to these things.

WWII44 09-18-11 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish In The Water (Post 1751680)
The drinks are on Donitz! :up:

danke, It sure was a kick in the nards for Jolly old England. I went in there a second time and sank a Fiji-class Cruiser, Though I think I'm through with infiltrating Scapa Flow.

eschemschnuz 09-18-11 12:24 AM

Yo Karl! :salute:

Thanks for the Knight's Cross - a bit of a tight fit though!

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WWII44 09-18-11 10:15 AM

I decimated a convoy in the Irish sea on my 6th patrol and claimed my first submarine kill when I sank the HMS Sprite.

Uboatman 09-18-11 03:09 PM

23:05 local time December 1st 1939, U-52 in BF17 on an intercept course to an outward convoy:arrgh!:

Had to attack submerged due to clear skies, found HMS Nelson in the middle of the formation. Fired 4 eels for 3 hits the one aimed at the engine room did it's job and brought the battleship to a halt. Fired 3 eels at the accompanying Fleet Tender but no hits were registered as target was zigzagging. Fired last 3 at the floundering Nelson, the last 2 being fired into the forward ammo bunker and the fuel storage areas respectively, large explosions were witness through the attack scope at she went to the bottom soon after.

All torpedoes expended, returning to Kiel at this time.

U-52 out, patrol log to follow


CAPTAIN'S LOG

Date and Time
Location
Occurrences

18.11.39.
1508 Patrol 4
U-52, U-Flotilla Weddigen
Left at: November 18, 1939, 15:08
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN14
23.11.39.
0929 Grid AN 26 Ship sunk! SS Assyrian (Bulk Freighter), 2866 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 39. Crew lost: 13
24.11.39.
1244 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! SS Corabella (Medium Split Merchant), 5896 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 63. Crew lost: 45
1823 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! SS Whitford Point (Old Composite Merchant), 5361 tons. Cargo: Aircraft. Crew: 73. Crew lost: 69
2227 Grid AN 13 Ship sunk! SS Frodi (Steam Trawler 02), 342 tons. Crew: 17. Crew lost: 15
28.11.39.
0046 Grid AM 54 Ship sunk! SS Adroity (Coastal Freighter), 1869 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 23. Crew lost: 19
1737 Grid AM 49 Ship sunk! SS Brookwood (Old Composite Merchant), 5362 tons. Cargo: Machinery. Crew: 78. Crew lost: 23
30.11.39.
0616 Grid BE 36 Ship sunk! SS Empire Jaguar (Old Composite Merchant), 5363 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 53. Crew lost: 5
1.12.39.
0210 Grid BF 17 Ship sunk! HMS Nelson (HMS Nelson), 36000 tons. Crew: 1574. Crew lost: 1448
8.12.39.
0102 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 8
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 63059 tons


There was an abundance of Old Composite Merchants sailing in singles around the British Isles, which would have been great if it wasn't for the darn aft gun they carry, went home with 80% of my deck gun ammo:down:

WWII44 09-18-11 06:47 PM

Ia bring bad news U-529 has been blown to tiny bits with all hands exept the captain. I managed to evade capture and made it back to friendly waters.

Fish In The Water 09-18-11 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WWII44 (Post 1752150)
Ia bring bad news U-529 has been blown to tiny bits with all hands exept the captain. I managed to evade capture and made it back to friendly waters.

Glad you made it back, but I'm guessing the crew probably wishes you'd gone down with the ship... :D

WWII44 09-18-11 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish In The Water (Post 1752192)
Glad you made it back, but I'm guessing the crew probably wishes you'd gone down with the ship... :D

we were ramed by a flower class corvet. I was in the on the watch tower when she hit us and I jumped clear. the next thing I remember was the corvent droped a volly of depth charges on the half supmerged U-529 and then I blacked out. when I came too the what was left of the U-529 was a greasy oil slick and the abandond hulk of the Corvet was not to far from where I was(I asume she acidentally blew her self up with her own depth charges, as the 529 was at a depth of 8 meaters when she ramed us.) a managed to flip over an over turned life boat and I sat there for the rest of the night whe I was picked up by the U-106 who deposeted me at Lorient.

VONHARRIS 09-19-11 05:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WWII44 (Post 1752204)
we were ramed by a flower class corvet. I was in the on the watch tower when she hit us and I jumped clear. the next thing I remember was the corvent droped a volly of depth charges on the half supmerged U-529 and then I blacked out. when I came too the what was left of the U-529 was a greasy oil slick and the abandond hulk of the Corvet was not to far from where I was(I asume she acidentally blew her self up with her own depth charges, as the 529 was at a depth of 8 meaters when she ramed us.) a managed to flip over an over turned life boat and I sat there for the rest of the night whe I was picked up by the U-106 who deposeted me at Lorient.

Congrats on a very narrow escape.
The war gods are with you.:salute:

VONHARRIS 09-19-11 05:41 AM

21 October 1939 Wilhelmshaven
One day after the return of U-45 von Harris was called to the HQ by the Flottila commander Korvkpt. Werner Hartmann
- I have an order here for you Herr Obltnt. It is from ... you know who
- Jawohl Herr Hartmann. My uncle Karl!
- Indeed , you and your crew are to take the U-64 with a full load of TIs and sail to grid CG88.
- Jawohl.
von Harris saluted and left the room

Patrol No4
U-64 IXB
20 December 1939
01:36 hours U-64 ledt port for grid CG88. Christmas at sea this year.

22 December 1939
grid AN49
07:36 hours SS Port Hardy (Ore Carrier), 7122 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 63. Crew lost: 6

27 December 1939
gird AM51
13:31 hours SS Aroona (Medium Merchant 09), 3185 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 44. Crew lost: 13

05 January 1940
grid CG94
16:03 hours SS Umkuzi (Large Merchant), 9836 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 75. Crew lost: 9
16:03 hours SS Ostrobotnia (Small Merchant), 2083 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 29. Crew lost: 14

06 January 1940
gird CG98
13:14 hours SS Trelissick (Medium Merchant 06), 5174 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 67. Crew lost: 6

08 January 1940
gird CG95
06:18 hours SS Trematon (Medium Merchant 06), 5173 tons. Cargo: Scrap Metal. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 7
08:35 hours MV Fresno City (Ore Carrier), 7123 tons. Cargo: Phosphates. Crew: 72. Crew lost: 4
09:07 hours SS American Farmer (Medium Cargo), 5090 tons. Cargo: Mail/Packages. Crew: 53. Crew lost: 20
grid CG94
17:12 hours SS Vagrant (Passenger/Cargo), 2591 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 178. Crew lost: 110

09 January 1940
grid CG95
SS Tresillian (Granville-type Freighter), 4707 tons. Cargo: Machinery. Crew: 61. Crew lost: 10

10 January 1940
grid CG95
07:12 hours SS Kwai Sang (Passenger/Cargo), 2584 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 147. Crew lost: 54
07:14 hours SS Limoges (Tramp Steamer), 1626 tons. Cargo: Phosphates. Crew: 28. Crew lost: 10
11:13 hours SS Aristides (Tramp Steamer), 1625 tons. Cargo: Wine/Spirits. Crew: 20. Crew lost: 17
17:01 hours SS Port Melbourne (Heavy Merchant 01), 9091 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 82. Crew lost: 36
17:31 hours Armed Trawler, 480 tons
18:13 hours SS City of Brisbane (Large Merchant), 9838 tons. Cargo: Sulfur. Crew: 79. Crew lost: 11

20 January 1940
U-64 returned to port
All torpedoes and 10,5cm rounds used
The weather was very good and the RAF was not there!
32 days at sea
16 ships sunk
77328 tons
No casualties
Hull integrity: 99% - hit the ocean floor with the stern when U-65 was surfacing from a dive in 80m depth to avoid a destroyer.

eschemschnuz 09-19-11 08:14 AM

Yo Karl! :salute:

Thanks for the Knight's Cross again - but what's with the leaves?

U-87 Type VIIB, 29th Flotilla reporting from Patrol 6.
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PS: Been trying to learn German (what with being a u-boat captain and all), but then I realized my entire crew speaks English with an American accent!

eschemschnuz 09-19-11 11:35 AM

Yo Karl! :salute:

Thanks for another Knight's Cross - nice touch with the swords, but again with the leaves?

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eschemschnuz 09-19-11 11:46 AM

Yo Karl! :salute:

Liking the new Knight's Cross - I dig them diamonds... anyone got a chisel?

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Realism @ 50%, original game specs.
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We downed our first plane! Huzzah!
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eschemschnuz 09-19-11 11:56 AM

Yo Karl! :salute:

Thanks for the --what's this one, the fifth?-- Knight's Cross.
"Gold" leaves in this one, you say? :hmmm:

U-87 Type VIIB, 29th Flotilla reporting from Patrol 9.
Realism @ 50%, original game specs.
6-day cruise (again!). I get seriously seasick after one week.
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eschemschnuz 09-19-11 12:28 PM

Yo Karl! :salute:

Did I ever tell you I just LOVE the Sicilian/Maltese crossing? :yeah:

U-87 Type VIIB, 29th Flotilla reporting from Patrol 10.
Realism @ 50%, original game specs.
6-day cruise. A few nicks and scratches. Fuhgeddaboudit.
Medals and promotions all around!
Over and out.

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