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VONHARRIS 10-29-11 01:40 AM

U-122 IXB
 
Patrol No 5

01 August 1940
14:16 hours Start patrol from Wilhelmshaven

20 August 1940
Grid CG94
00:22 hours SS Willimantic (Medium Merchant 07), 5036 tons. Cargo: Phosphates. Crew: 75. Crew lost: 66

21 August 1940
Grid CG95
08:28 hours PT-194 (Elco Torpedo Boat), 45 tons. Crew: 12. Crew lost: 6. Caught on the surface while loading external torpedoes

23 August 1940
Grid CG95
11:57 hours SS Royal Crown (Medium Merchant 25), 4347 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 67. Crew lost: 8

26 August 1940
Grid CG95
23:34 hours SS Empire Breeze (Empire-type Freighter), 5195 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 77. Crew lost: 36
23:38 hours SS Elmdale (Medium Merchant 07), 5038 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 38. Crew lost: 28

27 August 1940
Grid CG95
02:06 hours SS Dalworth (Medium Merchant 06), 5173 tons. Cargo: Paper Products. Crew: 38. Crew lost: 28
03:26 hours SS Aviemore (Medium Merchant 22), 4291 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 53. Crew lost: 47
03:35 hours SS Therese Moller (Medium Merchant 22), 4290 tons. Cargo: Mail/Packages. Crew: 37. Crew lost: 2
13:47 hours SS Chaser (Large Cargo type 1) , 8652 tons. Cargo: Military Stores. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 26

28 August 1940
Grid CG95
05:16 hours Q Ship USS Asterion (Medium merchant), 4043 tons. Crew: 68. Crew lost: 33
05:19 hours SS Ocean Rover (Medium Cargo), 5558 tons. Cargo: Textiles. Crew: 38. Crew lost: 1
12:46 hours Q Ship USS Atik (Medium merchant), 4044 tons. Crew: 63. Crew lost: 62

16:38 hours Docked at SS Thalia , Spain

28 days at sea
12 ships sunk
55712 tons
U-boat damaged (H.I. 89.16%)
No casualties

Sailor Steve 10-29-11 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1774889)
This is the ship I am talking about. It is imported from SH5 but the Commander refuses to name her.

That's because nothing happens by magic. For SH3 Commander to give the ship a name someone would have to find out exactly what ship type it was in real life, do some research on the names that type of ship had, make a list of those names and add them to Commanders Ship Names list, and do it in the proper format to make it work.

With my Ship Names mod you get names for all the imported SH4 ships and IABL's MFM, but I haven't done any new ships since last April, and don't plan on starting any in the foreseeable future.

VONHARRIS 10-29-11 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1776314)
That's because nothing happens by magic. For SH3 Commander to give the ship a name someone would have to find out exactly what ship type it was in real life, do some research on the names that type of ship had, make a list of those names and add them to Commanders Ship Names list, and do it in the proper format to make it work.

With my Ship Names mod you get names for all the imported SH4 ships and IABL's MFM, but I haven't done any new ships since last April, and don't plan on starting any in the foreseeable future.

I already knew that stuff.
In fact I have added more names and other classes in your Ship Names.
Congartulations on your job done here for the original file!
In this case I have added the line : NFWS=NOTCW
so that the class will be named after the converted whale factory ship class , no result though.
The .cfg file of the data/Sea files is:

[Unit]
ClassName=NWFS
UnitType=102
MaxSpeed=11
Length=180
Width=17.8
Mast=41.5
Draft=7
Displacement=16625;GRT
DisplacementVariation=100
RenownAwarded=400

[2DCompartments]
UnitPos=56,8,403,20
NbOfComp=4
Name1=Propulsion
Area1=58,5,30,18
Name2=Keel
Area2=164,2,187,10
Name3=Engines Room
Area3=207,13,52,18
Name4=Fuel Bunkers
Area4=261,13,30,18

What am I doing wrong here?
The procedure described above has worked for other classes.

VONHARRIS 10-29-11 12:28 PM

U-122 IXB
 
Patrol No 6
29 August 1940
05:50 hours Departed from SS Thalia

31 August 1940
Grid CG49
10:27 hours SS Ability (Coastal Freighter), 1869 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 22. Crew lost: 20

03 September 1940
Grid BE95
05:37 hours SS Cerinthus (Intermediate Tanker), 3490 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 16. Crew lost: 4
05:42 hours MV Inverdargle (Large Tanker), 10137 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 60. Crew lost: 52

15 September 1940
Grid AD83
12:07 hours SS Brynhild (Small Freighter), 2104 tons. Cargo: Aircraft. Crew: 33. Crew lost: 15
12:51 hours MV Polarsol (Tanker 16), 10679 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 42. Crew lost: 29
12:58 hours SS Tortuguero (Medium Merchant 08), 5281 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 43. Crew lost: 5

20 September 1940
Grid BE26
06:53 hours SS Sixten (Small Freighter), 2105 tons. Cargo: Copper Ore. Crew: 33. Crew lost: 19

23 September 1940
05:13 hours Docked at Lorient , France
26 days at sea
7 ships sunk
35665 tons
No damages or casualties

Tinman764 10-29-11 12:34 PM

Patrol 3
U-32, U-Flotilla Saltzwedel
Left at: August 31, 1939, 04:57
From: Wilhelmshaven
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BF16


3.9.39. 1602 Grid BF 24 Ship sunk! S.S. Norness (Passenger/Cargo), 2226 tons

10.9.39. 0844 Grid AM 51 Ship sunk! S.S. Herald of the Morning (Granville-type Freighter), 4709 tons

14.9.39. 1257 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! S.S. San Felix (Large Merchant), 9765 tons

14.9.39. 1939 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! S.S. Glenn's Ferry (Passenger/Cargo), 1974 tons

16.9.39. 1834 Returned: Wilhelmshaven

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 4
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 18674 tons

Notes - Plagued by foul weather for the entire trip. Avoided enemy task force of 3 screening destroyers and 2 battleships operating near BF16.
All torpedoes operated by impact fuses - no incidents to report.
No enemy action directed toward the boat.

OBERLEUTNANT Z. S. Hans Kramer.
U-32

Fish In The Water 10-29-11 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1776362)
What am I doing wrong here?

Have you checked to make sure the ClassName matches in the unit .cfg file in the '...Roster\xxxxx\Sea' folder? :hmmm:

roadrage 10-29-11 07:59 PM

Oberleutnant z. S. Ernst Klein commanding U-53.

What's there to say, winter in the North Atlantic. The weather absolutely sucked. But high seas and rain can't deter this crew from completing their mission. We actually cruised into a convoy with decks awash due to the rain and fog. Managed to send three of em to the bottom, but we were getting too close to land and too shallow for my taste, so we headed back to deep water, and found another convoy, escorted by a Revenge class. Oops, sorry there good buddy, kinda sunk your battleship.:arrgh!: Received the U-boat badge and Iron Cross, second class upon return to base.

CAPTAIN'S LOG

17.10.39. 1827 Patrol 3
U-53, U-Flotilla Saltzwedel
Left at: October 17, 1939, 18:27
From: Wilhelmshaven
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AM19

Convoy Battle
6.11.39.
0200 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS Sheaf Crown (Granville-type Freighter), 4708 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 74. Crew lost: 4
0329 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! Vesuvius (Ammunition Ship), 7062 tons. Crew: 112. Crew lost: 84
0518 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS Kolchis (Small Freighter), 2229 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 28. Crew lost: 20
12.11.39.
0539 Grid AM 51 Ship sunk! SS Kirnwood (Small Merchant), 2396 tons. Cargo: Phosphates. Crew: 65. Crew lost: 26
0630
Grid AM 51 Ship sunk! SS Port Campbell (Ore Carrier), 8083 tons. Cargo: Phosphates. Crew: 63. Crew lost: 50
Convoy Battle 2
13.11.39. 1222 Grid AM 29 Ship sunk! HMS Ramillies (Revenge class), 31000 tons. Crew: 1189. Crew lost: 142
1223 Grid AM 29 Ship sunk! SS Largo (Small Freighter), 2224 tons. Cargo: Copper Ore. Crew: 21. Crew lost: 10
20.11.39. 0133 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 7
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 57702 tons
All torpedoes expended
U-boat damaged (HI 95.17%)

Sailor Steve 10-29-11 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1776362)
I already knew that stuff.
In fact I have added more names and other classes in your Ship Names.
Congartulations on your job done here for the original file!
In this case I have added the line : NFWS=NOTCW
so that the class will be named after the converted whale factory ship class , no result though.
The .cfg file of the data/Sea files is:

[Unit]
ClassName=NWFS
UnitType=102
MaxSpeed=11
Length=180
Width=17.8
Mast=41.5
Draft=7
Displacement=16625;GRT
DisplacementVariation=100
RenownAwarded=400

[2DCompartments]
UnitPos=56,8,403,20
NbOfComp=4
Name1=Propulsion
Area1=58,5,30,18
Name2=Keel
Area2=164,2,187,10
Name3=Engines Room
Area3=207,13,52,18
Name4=Fuel Bunkers
Area4=261,13,30,18

What am I doing wrong here?
The procedure described above has worked for other classes.

Well, the first thing I see is that in the Ship Names list you have NFWS=NOTCW and in the [unit] listing you have NWFS. If you made the typo there then it won't recognize it. If you made the typo here then I don't know what the problem is.

Missing Name 10-29-11 09:13 PM

Waiting around the waters around Scandanavia, I watched a friendly tramp steamer. I also saw the massive British task force steaming very quickly the same way. I think the shell from the Nelson was larger than the tramper was...

VONHARRIS 10-30-11 01:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1776700)
Well, the first thing I see is that in the Ship Names list you have NFWS=NOTCW and in the [unit] listing you have NWFS. If you made the typo there then it won't recognize it. If you made the typo here then I don't know what the problem is.

Now I feel like a complete idiot!
That was the mistake and I never saw it.
Thank you.

Sailor Steve 10-30-11 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1776762)
Now I feel like a complete idiot!

So now you feel like me, huh? Poor you! :O:

roadrage 10-30-11 06:16 PM

Oberleutnant z. S. Ernst Klein commanding U-53.

Transferred back to U-flotilla Wegener.

Boy, first convoy we found had some nice targets, and only 2 escorts. Hit a large merchant that went up instantly. One eel and the fireworks began. Must have been carrying ammo or explosives, or I hit her fuel tank. Oh, and who says playing chicken with destroyers is a bad idea?:o

Received Iron Cross first class and U-boat front clasp upon arrival at base.

CAPTAIN'S LOG

9.12.39. 0756 Patrol 4
U-53, U-Flotilla Wegener
Left at: December 9, 1939, 07:56
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BE33

26.12.39. 0828 Grid BE 39 Ship sunk! SS Bassethound (Coastal Freighter), 1869 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 34. Crew lost: 11
Convoy Battle
1314
Grid BE 39 Ship sunk! MV British Pride (Modern Tanker), 10762 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 64. Crew lost: 31
1326 Grid BE 39 Ship sunk! HMS Ardent (A&B classes), 1350 tons. Crew: 157. Crew lost: 152
1328 Grid BE 39 Ship sunk! SS Menelaus (Large Merchant), 10615 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 102. Crew lost: 66
1347
Grid BE 39 Ship sunk! MV Lustrous (Modern Tanker), 10761 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 63. Crew lost: 1
1745 Grid BE 39 Ship sunk! SS City of Cambridge (Large Merchant), 10616 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 109. Crew lost: 6
2044
Grid BE 39 Ship sunk! SS Kendal Fish (Medium Cargo), 5081 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 43. Crew lost: 23
2.1.40. 1327 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 7
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 51054 tons
All torpedoes expended.
No damages.

In base now preparing for patrol 5. Flotilla command has supplied us with 2 of the TII electric torpedoes as a mandatory loadout. They said everyone has to try them once.:hmmm:

1480 10-30-11 10:28 PM

U-33, 28AUG1939, just nearly out of der kanal, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

VONHARRIS 10-31-11 12:30 AM

U-122 IXB
 
Patrol 7
23 October 1940
13:30 hours Patrol start at Lorient , France

2 November 1940
Grid CG77
18:01 hours SS P. L. M. 21 (Medium Merchant 40), 5926 tons. Cargo: Mail/Packages. Crew: 33. Crew lost: 15

08 November 1940
Grid CG94
04:39 hours SS Accordance (Coastal Freighter), 1872 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 32. Crew lost: 22

25 November 1940
Grid BF17
12:56 hours SS Eibergen (Medium Merchant 07), 5036 tons. Cargo: Textiles. Crew: 53. Crew lost: 6

12 December 1940
Grid AM52
16:02 hours HMS Southampton (Southampton class), 10725 tons. Crew: 1005. Crew lost: 522

15 December 1940
Grid AM52
16:11 hours SS Hektoria (Whale Factory Ship), 17333 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 182. Crew lost: 161

16 December 1940
Grid AM52
21:10 hours SS Carsbreck (Medium Merchant 17), 4020 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 69. Crew lost: 57

18 December 1940
Grid AM52
00:02 hours SS Tillie Lykes (Large Cargo type 1) , 9005 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 42. Crew lost: 24

31 December 1940
06:10 hours Docked at Lorient
70 days at sea
7 ships sunk
53917 tons
No damages or casualties

VONHARRIS 10-31-11 03:30 AM

U-122 IXB
 
Patrol No 8

My IWO was transferred to an other Uboot.

30 January 1941
04:15 hours Start patrol from Lorient France. The diesels behave in an unorderly fashion. U-122 did only 3 Kts at ahead one third instead of the normal 8 kts at flat seas

20:48 hours Aborted to Lorient as the LI stated that the damage was unrepairable at sea.

1 day at sea
0 ships sunk
0 tons sunk

VONHARRIS 11-01-11 02:30 AM

U-122 IXB
 
Patrol No 9

U-122 was lost with all hands on 02 April 1941 at grid AM02 during a conovy attack.

Back to 1939. :cry:

andwii 11-01-11 06:39 AM

My condolances to the Crew and commander of U-122.

My report will be coming in soon, having some radio troubles, cant seem to send longer messages.

Sent to New York, infiltrated, sank an ocean liner, large tanker, medium cargo. Weather conditions poor. Collided with sub net, bow torpedo damage repaired. Depth charged on way out, near sunk, flooded. Set course for Lorient, limped home. 50 KM from Lorient.

VONHARRIS 11-01-11 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andwii (Post 1778191)
My condolances to the Crew and commander of U-122.

My report will be coming in soon, having some radio troubles, cant seem to send longer messages.

Sent to New York, infiltrated, sank an ocean liner, large tanker, medium cargo. Weather conditions poor. Collided with sub net, bow torpedo damage repaired. Depth charged on way out, near sunk, flooded. Set course for Lorient, limped home. 50 KM from Lorient.

Thank you.
Awaiting your safe return to drink for your sucesses!

New career started : U-102 VIIB completed her shakedown patrol. Qualifications were given to the crew.
late August 1939
U-102 is ready to sail for BF18 for her first war patrol.

VONHARRIS 11-01-11 02:49 PM

U-102 VIIB
 
Patrol No 2
Orders : Patrol grid BF18

28 August 1939
09:02 hours U-102 departed from Wilhelmshaven

10 September 1939
Grid BF17
03:50 hours MV Aristophanes (Tanker 16), 10678 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 50. Crew lost: 44
03:54 hours SS Tunisia (Medium Merchant 25), 4347 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 30. Crew lost: 9

12 September 1939
Grid BF17
17:57 hours HMS Dungeness F 46 (Convoy repair ship), 5215 tons. Crew: 158. Crew lost: 80

13 October 1939
Grid AN41
20:33 hours SS Melmore Head (Medium Merchant 08), 5281 tons. Cargo: Coffee. Crew: 79. Crew lost: 11

18 October 1939
16:18 hours U-102 first war patrol was over
No damages or casualties
52 days at sea
4 ships sunk
25521 tons sunk

andwii 11-01-11 06:30 PM

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Long story short, U-510 was sent on her first patrol under my command to about 150 KM south of New York. After spending little over 2 days patrol in the grid, and getting no results I ordered a very bold move of getting into New York Harbor. The crew were not very enthusiastic as it was likely would might not make it home. On the way I caught my Sonar man sleeping on the job. That man has the the firing squad coming I think.

After throwing another man on Sonar, a whole slew of ships were detected. The weather was so bad you could not see more then 10 meters off the bow at night. A merchant moving fast was detected, and we went to intercept. We got to close to fire off our torpedoes when he was spotted. It was an ocean liner. I was forced to let her go, but no for long as she was heading right for the New York Harbor.

We got into the harbor fairly easy, but we did hit the sub net, causing some damage, which was repaired. Them Toms are so stupid, no patrol craft other then motor boats. we worked our way through the harbor looking for the Ocean Liner, and found her way up the Harbor at the end. A spread of 2 torpedoes were launched at her, both hitting and sinking her.

On the way out, in the periscope I noticed a brightly light up ship, with the flag of Argentina. Bummer, but right next to her was a large tanker. A few cheers erupted from my crew, which was quickly quieted. With my 2 other torpedoes loaded she was sunk. Again on the way out a medium sized merchant was encountered. I was not going to stick around much longer to make sure one torpedo would sink her, so again 2 were launched and she went down. With those all launched, and earlier in the patrol using many torpedoes, when the weapons officer thought it would be funny to leave manual input on. While trying to hit the Ocean Liner when first encountered on its way to New York. Anyway only two internal torpedoes were left and loaded. On the way out we got a sound contact of a merchant heading right for us. The position was set, and one torpedo was launched with a dud. After making the adjustments to torpedo depth, we launched the last Torpedo, which hit just above her stern and detonating.

Once out of the harbor by 30 KM, I ordered the ship to surface, get some distance then periscope again, but before we could periscope again, 1 destroyer was in an attack run. I had no internal torpedoes at the time, so had to take the Depth charging. Surprisingly we escaped this encounter with only mild flooding, and down to 90% or so of hull damage.

Once this encounter was over, and the destroyer was long gone, we surfaced and started to put our internals in. We only got 2 in when the weather cleared up, and like always our watch crew failed to warn me of 2 destroyers on an attack run. We quickly periscoped, and I sent 2 torpedoes at the closest Destroyer. The first missed, and the second hit its mark.

ALARM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We crash dove, and suffered more depth charging, causing some major flooding. We were fearing for our lives, and it was almost over, with the ship closing onto 100 meters, and having almost one compartment full of water. I'm not sure who was watching on us that night, but someone up there saved our lives. The flooding was fixed, and we leveled off at 100 meters.

Now began the process of saving the ship from future DD's. No damage was sustained afterward, and after about 40 minutes of playing cat and mouse, the destroyer gave up. It was after this that the crew and I agreed to head for home. After this last attack, we had no more encounters, and made it home 25 days on sea. I, Josef Schrein was promoted to Oberleutnant z. S. after arrival back at Lorient. The crew received one promotion, 2 Iron Cross second classes, and 1 First class Iron Cross.

Word from BdU is our next patrol will be sending us to south of Cuba. Should be an interesting experience...

Wish us luck.

Oberleutnant z. S. Josef Schrein, U-510


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