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Paul Riley 07-02-10 03:49 AM

To be used in seas above 10 mps
 
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Originally Posted by Vendor (Post 1433348)
sickness pills,what a ******** is this? :haha:



Note: Be care about your "new mission"

For when the waves are rolling all over the place,the pills stop you puking overboard when you are about to engage a ship :nope::D

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Snestorm 07-02-10 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1433359)
For when the waves are rolling all over the place,you know,to stop you puking overboard? :O:

Vikings don't do such things.

Paul Riley 07-02-10 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1433364)
Vikings don't do such things.

Ahh,now I get it :arrgh!:
Well,just keep them to one side,you may need them when the beer barrels start dropping on yer conning tower!

aj906 07-02-10 04:20 AM

November 1942

I've been patrolling at the entrance to the North Channel (not fun! but orders are orders) and hit upon a very large convoy. Fire off a salvo of four eels from c.2,000m. All duds. sneak away to reload and plot an intercept closer to the inlet of the Channel. Surfaced, ran at flank, over-ran the convoy, turned in to an intercept course and found then attacked the convoy. Four more eels - all duds. Fired off several choice profanities. Snuck out and repeated the procedure. Chased ahead again and got into a firing position then suddenly wondered what the depth under the keel would be. Answer: slightly less than stuff all. Oh well, nothing for it as the convoy is going to sail over me anyway. Four more eels - two duds. Medium tanker blew up immediately, whaling ship hit in what I'm assuming the engine room and lost propolsion. Hid under the whaler till the neighbours quitened down and took their firecrackers home then slid off back out into deeper water having fired another dud and live eel to finish off the whaler from my stern tubes. In all 14 eels fired, three hits and c.20K.

While I was happy to get away with thrice penetrating the destroyer screen and sinking a tanker and whaler, I was not impressed at the failure rate of the torps. They were TII set to impact in calm weather. Must say, I had a LOT of luck all things considered. Both the live eels were aimed at the whaler but I stuffed the calculations on the second eel and it slid behind the whaler to hit the tanker. So that was a bonus.

Upon return to Lorient I put in for a transfer to the Med. If life has to suck then it may as well suck in the warmer climes, surrounded by beautiful (and hopefully more accomodating than the French) women...!

Paul Riley 07-02-10 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by aj906 (Post 1433386)
November 1942

I've been patrolling at the entrance to the North Channel (not fun! but orders are orders) and hit upon a very large convoy. Fire off a salvo of four eels from c.2,000m. All duds. sneak away to reload and plot an intercept closer to the inlet of the Channel. Surfaced, ran at flank, over-ran the convoy, turned in to an intercept course and found then attacked the convoy. Four more eels - all duds. Fired off several choice profanities. Snuck out and repeated the procedure. Chased ahead again and got into a firing position then suddenly wondered what the depth under the keel would be. Answer: slightly less than stuff all. Oh well, nothing for it as the convoy is going to sail over me anyway. Four more eels - two duds. Medium tanker blew up immediately, whaling ship hit in what I'm assuming the engine room and lost propolsion. Hid under the whaler till the neighbours quitened down and took their firecrackers home then slid off back out into deeper water having fired another dud and live eel to finish off the whaler from my stern tubes. In all 14 eels fired, three hits and c.20K.

While I was happy to get away with thrice penetrating the destroyer screen and sinking a tanker and whaler, I was not impressed at the failure rate of the torps. They were TII set to impact in calm weather. Must say, I had a LOT of luck all things considered. Both the live eels were aimed at the whaler but I stuffed the calculations on the second eel and it slid behind the whaler to hit the tanker. So that was a bonus.

Upon return to Lorient I put in for a transfer to the Med. If life has to suck then it may as well suck in the warmer climes, surrounded by beautiful (and hopefully more accomodating than the French) women...!

Unbelievable! you exeperiencing 8 duds was it? I wonder if this was simply VERY bad luck or some other factor involved here,like a bug.
I think the worst dud rate I ever had in any one patrol was 2 duds,and even they may have bounced off the keel of the ship,i'll never truly know as I play with the event camera off.
Hard luck there mate :o

aj906 07-02-10 04:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1433390)
Unbelievable! you exeperiencing 8 duds was it? I wonder if this was simply VERY bad luck or some other factor involved here,like a bug.
I think the worst dud rate I ever had in any one patrol was 2 duds,and even they may have bounced off the keel of the ship,i'll never truly know as I play with the event camera off.
Hard luck there mate :o

I always set the depth to draft less 2 metres to avoid that possibility or slight surge from any swells... All torps were fired to 'cross the T' so to speak so high angle impacts and ricochets were not an issue... The thing is, this career started in August '39 and I think from 3.9.39 - 18.11.42 I've had three duds... two on magnetic pistols in '39. So it's just fate playing catch up, I guess.

It's true what they say, there are times the Gods are with you and then there are times they sit back on their mountain top p!ss!ing with laughter at all the sh!t you're in. So if anyone needs me, I'm off to slaughter some goats and worship me some (soon to be disgraced) virgins before my next patrol:salute:

Paul Riley 07-02-10 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by aj906 (Post 1433394)
I always set the depth to draft less 2 metres to avoid that possibility or slight surge from any swells... All torps were fired to 'cross the T' so to speak so high angle impacts and ricochets were not an issue... The thing is, this career started in August '39 and I think from 3.9.39 - 18.11.42 I've had three duds... two on magnetic pistols in '39. So it's just fate playing catch up, I guess.

It's true what they say, there are times the Gods are with you and then there are times they sit back on their mountain top p!ss!ing with laughter at all the sh!t you're in. So if anyone needs me, I'm off to slaughter some goats and worship me some (soon to be disgraced) virgins before my next patrol:salute:

Two pieces of advice you may be interested in -
1: Always use impact pistol if possible,will eliminate most problems including premature detonations
2: You may fare better including the laughing devil on your tower,get some payback on them p##s taking gods! :rock:

RegioSommergibile 07-02-10 03:44 PM

I am now on the 5th of January 1940 heading to my assigned patrol zone in BF29, way off Cornwall. Starting from Wilhelmshaven, Kaleun Lothar Allgau's Type VIIIB has travelled many hours along the Ostfriesen islands, the entered Dutch waters and passed in front of a Dutch port (I am using GWX and just 55% realism, with automatic targeting, yes I'm noob...). At night, I gave a casual look and to my surprise there was a Large Merchant flying French flag docked. I silently positioned myself and with two eels I literally snapped it in two. The Royal Dutch Navy coastal batteries took a couple of shots at me, but they did no harm to me. I continued and sank, in French coastal waters, an armed trawler with a well placed eel. It was most curious as it hit the screws and the power was such that it made a big leap forward and immedialtely started sinking. Along the Channel I came across a British Coastal freghter and this also went to say hello to Neptune with 3 torpedoes (one hit and two miss) followed by some cannon work.

Then, one more (and last aft) eel to greet a Coastal Freighter showing French flag off Cherbourg. I sneaked in the port there and sank with my rear tubes something I can't remember at the moment.

My men whooped and jumped in joy, but I said sternly to them to be quiet and keep the Boot on course as we had to go away avoiding Grenouilles patrols. We went on uneventfully until we were 300 miles from our patrol zone, down to a single torpedo in my rear tubes. Not good. I kept thinking: what if we get into trouble?

A call from the watch officer makes Kaleun Allgau jump to the bridge and press his eyes on the binoculars. And surely enough, at starboard, he seel lots, lots lots of smoke trails and a DD that spotted das Boot already. Flinging himself down the ladder the commander shouts "Seerohrtiefe, SOFORT LEUTE!!" (Periscope depth, NOW PEOPLE!) After some frantic moments das Boot goes to periscope depth and the sonarman comes up with the dreaded warning "Kriegschiff kommt naher"

Ow ow ow ow!!!:timeout: TAUCHEN!!! I don't want it to see my periscope or hear me. We went down to 80 metres, silent running naturally on, and we could hear the wasserbomben landing not too far. I let the destroyer go over me, meanwhile slowly surfacing, and then went to periscope depth, raised the seerohr praying that the seamen on board became suddely and inexplicably blind, and surely enough he was neatly lined up heading away from me for a bow shot at 1400 metres.

Then real life kicked in as mobile phone started ringing, and afterwards dinner was ready. :stare: I am resuming now, let' see if I can send that thing to keep company to Neptune as well. ;-)


Ah, one question: if I manage to evade and reach, say, Ireland, can I resupply at one of their ports?

frau kaleun 07-02-10 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by RegioSommergibile (Post 1433898)
Ah, one question: if I manage to evade and reach, say, Ireland, can I resupply at one of their ports?

I don't think so.

If you go to the help screen in game (IIRC pressing F1 will take you there) I'm pretty sure you can check the list of available resupply ports, which vary depending on what date you're at in-game.

As far as I know the only resupply options in January 1940 involve either returning to a German port or heading south past Gibralter and meeting up with the Corrientes at Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. (I could be wrong but checking the options in-game as noted above will tell you for sure.)

It may be that you could resupply at an Italian base but that would mean risking the Gibraltar passage and if you're going that far you're probably better off heading for the Corrientes anyway.

Jimbuna 07-03-10 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by RegioSommergibile (Post 1433898)

Ah, one question: if I manage to evade and reach, say, Ireland, can I resupply at one of their ports?

In a word....no.

You can only resupply from milchcows, ships or friendly ports.

Gerald 07-03-10 09:00 AM

Can you go in to neutral port if....
 
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Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1434393)
In a word....no.

You can only resupply from milchcows, ships or friendly ports.

Some DD hunting you,just to avoid the enemy unit?

:hmmm:

RegioSommergibile 07-03-10 10:20 AM

Thanks all for the answers, even if I must say that it hasn't got much importance now. I saved while (of course) underwater and now it won't let me load that mission anymore. Bleah!:nope:

Oh well...

Jimbuna 07-03-10 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by RegioSommergibile (Post 1434434)
Thanks all for the answers, even if I must say that it hasn't got much importance now. I saved while (of course) underwater and now it won't let me load that mission anymore. Bleah!:nope:

Oh well...


Never save whilst submerged mate :nope:

Paul Riley 07-03-10 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1434587)
Never save whilst submerged mate :nope:

Agreed! :o

Snestorm 07-04-10 02:19 AM

U27 Type VII"A" 2. Flotilla
 
Patrol #4.
Pulled out of Willy for BF44 on d. 16. feb. 40.

Decided on using "Der Kanal" for the outbound leg.
Our tally for the patrol was 5 ships for 16.589 GRT.
4 of the 5 were alone, and without escort.
The biggest prize (C3 Cargo 7949 GRT) was sunk in convoy, 10 miles from Dover.
While south of Portland, the last torpedo was expended, forcing our return to base, back through "Der Kanal".

Side note:
While examining a flag, with a magnifying glass, my elbow caused an accidental release of 3 torpedoes. Bernard offered to take the blame, but was refused. Between the two of us, and some very fast math, the last bow torpedo found it's intended target.
Good thing my mistake involved 3 G7As set to "Slow", or the end of run detonations would have compromised our presence. On the bad side, they were the total number of G7As withwhich we left port. (I prefer G7As, but force myself to take a majority of G7Es.)

U27 arrived back at Willy on 1.mar.40 without damage, or loss of life.
4 patrols for 74.925 GRT (15 merchants. 0 warships.)

Thus far, this VII(A) has more tonnage to it's credit, than my last IX(A) (U37), at the same point in time. It should be interesting to see how that developes. She's also accomplished one more patrol, in the same amount of time. There's just a one torpedo difference. VII(A) = 11 torps. IX(A) = 12 torps.

Gerald 07-04-10 02:23 AM

Not bad at all....
 
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Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1434838)
Patrol #4.
Pulled out of Willy for BF44 on d. 16. feb. 40.

Decided on using "Der Kanal" for the outbound leg.
Our tally for the patrol was 5 ships for 16.589 GRT.
4 of the 5 were alone, and without escort.
The biggest prize (C3 Cargo 7949 GRT) was sunk in convoy, 10 miles from Dover.
While south of Portland, the last torpedo was expended, forcing our return to base, back through "Der Kanal".

Side note:
While examining a flag, with a magnifying glass, my elbow caused an accidental release of 3 torpedoes. Bernard offered to take the blame, but was refused. Between the two of us, and some very fast math, the last bow torpedo found it's intended target.
Good thing my mistake involved 3 G7As set to "Slow", or the end of run detonations would have compromised our presence. On the bad side, they were the total number of G7As withwhich we left port. (I prefer G7As, but force myself to take a majority of G7Es.)

U27 arrived back at Willy on 1.mar.40 without damage, or loss of life.
4 patrols for 74.925 GRT (15 merchants. 0 warships.)

Thus far, this VII(A) has more tonnage to it's credit, than my last IX(A) (U37), at the same point in time. It should be interesting to see how that developes. She's also accomplished one more patrol, in the same amount of time. There's just a one torpedo difference. VII(A) = 11 torps. IX(A) = 12 torps.

Look forward for next report :up:

Sailor Steve 07-04-10 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1434838)
While examining a flag, with a magnifying glass, my elbow caused an accidental release of 3 torpedoes.

What version are you playing? With GWX that can't happen, and I thought it was true of the other supermods as well.

Great report, by the way. :sunny:

Jimbuna 07-04-10 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1434838)
Patrol #4.
Pulled out of Willy for BF44 on d. 16. feb. 40.

Decided on using "Der Kanal" for the outbound leg.
Our tally for the patrol was 5 ships for 16.589 GRT.
4 of the 5 were alone, and without escort.
The biggest prize (C3 Cargo 7949 GRT) was sunk in convoy, 10 miles from Dover.
While south of Portland, the last torpedo was expended, forcing our return to base, back through "Der Kanal".

Side note:
While examining a flag, with a magnifying glass, my elbow caused an accidental release of 3 torpedoes. Bernard offered to take the blame, but was refused. Between the two of us, and some very fast math, the last bow torpedo found it's intended target.
Good thing my mistake involved 3 G7As set to "Slow", or the end of run detonations would have compromised our presence. On the bad side, they were the total number of G7As withwhich we left port. (I prefer G7As, but force myself to take a majority of G7Es.)

U27 arrived back at Willy on 1.mar.40 without damage, or loss of life.
4 patrols for 74.925 GRT (15 merchants. 0 warships.)

Thus far, this VII(A) has more tonnage to it's credit, than my last IX(A) (U37), at the same point in time. It should be interesting to see how that developes. She's also accomplished one more patrol, in the same amount of time. There's just a one torpedo difference. VII(A) = 11 torps. IX(A) = 12 torps.

BE MORE AGGRESSIVE!! http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...ies/pirate.gif

Snestorm 07-04-10 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1435144)
What version are you playing? With GWX that can't happen, and I thought it was true of the other supermods as well.

Great report, by the way. :sunny:

Thank you, sir.

No supermods, but it's not stock either.

Beery's Flotilla Mod. (With additional modifications by me.)

TweekSub. (Allows for a more historical torpedo loadout, without the hassles.)

SH3 Encore Version. (Comes with many modifications and improvements over my original install).

Quite a few modifications that I did myself. Many, but not all, are inspired by GWX.
(Although I do not have GWX installed as a whole, I must, and do, say:
Thank you, GWX Team! You have contributed greatly to my SH3 enjoyment.)

frau kaleun 07-05-10 01:24 AM

U-51
Type VIIB
2-Flotilla, Wilhelmshaven
Kptlt Kurt Dennert, Commander

When last I reported in we had just intercepted a British task force whilst patrolling the Vestfjord in defense of Narvik in mid-April 1940, and had successfully attacked and sunk her proud centerpiece, the HMS Warspite.

We continued to patrol Norwegian waters until released from that duty by BdU, and did so in increasingly rough weather. Our only subsequent contacts there were via the hydrophone as we waited out the storms and poor visibility beneath the surface for as long as our batteries would allow - and Helmut, the senior man on station there, reported the sounds of the two nearest us sinking before I'd even given the order to reemerge into the tempest and attempt an interception. Whether they were friends or foes was impossible to determine, as was the means by which they met their unhappy ends. We could only stand by and listen as Helmut relayed his reports of their descent into the abyss and hope that anyone who had survived the sinkings would not be left to linger too long in the water before some merciful hand released them from their present misery. Whether it would be the hand of man, or of death itself, was a question none of us was willing to voice out loud.

After receiving orders from BdU to depart from the North Sea and attend to our original assignment, we headed northwest around the British Isles and then south towards our patrol grid, BE21. On the way there we sighted and intercepted a lone British ore carrier just east of Rockall, sinking her from periscope depth with two well-placed eels. Then it was a long dry stretch of no enemy contacts whatsoever until we completed our assigned patrol in early May and began patrolling the adjoining grids, slowly working our way south along the Liverpool-Freetown shipping routes.

Reports of a large neutral convoy further to our south and heading WNW drew us into what turned out to be a long and ultimately fruitless pursuit; although Helmut reported hearing their approaching screws - including those of their two warship escorts - when we submerged for sound checks, we had run into yet another fierce Atlantic storm on the surface. Our visibility was reduced to less than 4 kilometers in what passed, at least, for broad daylight. What it might have been had we continued on and found ourselves in the midst of our prey after nightfall was something I was unwilling to find out firsthand with no confirmation of enemy ships among the herd. We dutifully reported what information we could; perhaps some of our kamaraden would intercept and identify any potential enemy targets farther north or west, and under more fortuitous circumstances.

(to be continued...)


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