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eschemschnuz 09-20-11 07:37 PM

Eschem Schnuz's Letters, 29th Flotilla
 
Dear Onkel Karl, :salute:

I'm still confused by your most recent instructions, and even more baffled by your assessment of my last patrol. :06:
For Patrol 16, instructions read NULL Patrol Area. It also said to return to La Spezia.
Since i did not have authority to fully refit at Toulon, that's just what i did: return to La Spezia.
Now that i'm here, i get word that we've relocated our home base to Toulon. WTH? :-?

U-87 Type VIIB, 29th Flotilla reporting from Patrol 16.
Realism @ 50%, original game specs.
1-day jaunt. Nothing to report.

Over and out.

WWII44 09-20-11 09:04 PM

I've bein asinged to the IXB U-142, and my first patrol with her was a blood bath for the Tommies. A total of 69194 tons of british shiping lies on the bottom of the atlantic.

Fish In The Water 09-20-11 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WWII44 (Post 1753259)
...my first patrol with her was a blood bath for the Tommies. A total of 69194 tons of british shiping lies on the bottom of the atlantic.

Sounds like a very good start! :up:

VONHARRIS 09-21-11 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eschemschnuz (Post 1753230)
Dear Onkel Karl, :salute:

I'm still confused by your most recent instructions, and even more baffled by your assessment of my last patrol. :06:
For Patrol 16, instructions read NULL Patrol Area. It also said to return to La Spezia.
Since i did not have authority to fully refit at Toulon, that's just what i did: return to La Spezia.
Now that i'm here, i get word that we've relocated our home base to Toulon. WTH? :-?

Over and out.

When starting from a base that isn't your home base you get a NULL patrol grid. You can sink anything you find and return to your base any time you want. The NULL patrol grid can be fixed with the SH3GEN programm.
For the base change you are just unlucky. It was supposed to happen at that time.
Gute Jadg Herr Kaleun

VONHARRIS 09-21-11 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WWII44 (Post 1753259)
I've bein asinged to the IXB U-142, and my first patrol with her was a blood bath for the Tommies. A total of 69194 tons of british shiping lies on the bottom of the atlantic.

Way to go!
A great victory for the Fatherland.:salute:

VONHARRIS 09-21-11 01:58 AM

U-64 IXB Patrol 5
 
After a great patrol U-64 was assigned to grid DT85 with instructions to go even souther until grids ET37 - 38 to test the endurance of the IXB type.

Patrol No5
19 February 1940
19:35 hours U-64 left port

06 March 1940
Grid CG74
11:18 hours SS James O'Hara (Large Cargo), 7681 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 60. Crew lost: 58

23 March 1940
Grid ET38
23:15 hours HMS Ruby (ASW Trawler), 1100 tons. Crew: 50. Crew lost: 1. A very close escape here in shallow waters , never to be repeated!

02 April 1940
Grid EK45
12:18 hours Q Ship HMS Chatsgrove (Medium Coastal Freighter), 2364 tons. Crew: 66. Crew lost: 37

28 April 1940
Grid AN76
13:57 hours Turkian (Schooner), 17 tons. Crew: 12. Crew lost:

01 May 1940
03:27 hours Retunred to base
73 days at sea. Endurance tested.
4 ships sunk
11162 tons - an unsatisfactory tonnage
No damages or casualties

VONHARRIS 09-21-11 04:00 AM

U-64 IXB Patrol 6
 
Orders for patrol 6 : Patrol Grid AN12 and report any capital ship sightings. Engage at will. If unsuccesful move to grid AM52 to attack merchant shiping.

31 May 1940
08:17 hours U-64 departed from Wilhelmshaven

12 June 1940
Grid AM52
12:52 hours SS Newchang (Small Freighter), 1843 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 31. Crew lost: 26
16:54 hours HMS Nasturtium (Flower class), 950 tons. Crew: 117. Crew lost: 70

14 June 1940
Grid AM52
21:47 hours SS Woodbury (Granville-type Freighter), 4750 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 92. Crew lost: 49
22:00 hours Q Ship USS Asterion (Medium merchant Q) , 4046 tons. Crew: 68. Crew lost: 48 Took severe damages by gunfire from the the Q-ship. She was a new type never seen before (I haven't noticed that there is a Q-ship in the MFM ,Q01B. She is heavily armed with 6 4in guns hidden behind wooden crates. No visible armament).

21 June 1940
01:24 hours Returned to port
No capital ships sighted
4 ships sunk
11589 tons
No casualties - only minor injuries
Hull integrity: 59% - Uboot unable to dive

ijnfleetadmiral 09-21-11 06:06 AM

31 December 1939:
Schlachtkreuzer Scharnhorst departs Wilhelmshaven on another raiding mission.

Results:
Returned to port 20 January 1940 having sunk 13 ships for 47,011 tons. KL Hossel received the Diamonds and the Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, & Diamonds to his Knight's Cross upon return to port.

1 Large Merchant
1 Ore Carrier
2 Medium Cargo ships
2 Granville-type Freighters
1 Small Freighter
1 Tramp Steamer
1 Large Trawler
1 A/B-class DD
1 C/D-class DD
1 V/W-class DD
1 Elco-type Torpedo Boat

eschemschnuz 09-21-11 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1753308)
When starting from a base that isn't your home base you get a NULL patrol grid. You can sink anything you find and return to your base any time you want. The NULL patrol grid can be fixed with the SH3GEN programm.
For the base change you are just unlucky. It was supposed to happen at that time.
Gute Jadg Herr Kaleun

Mucho danke, Herr Grauewolf. :salute:

For the record, I'm just having a bit of fun with my "war diaries". So with the little idiosyncrasies in the game, I'm not too bothered by them. Except the part when I die, of course. :O:

VONHARRIS 09-21-11 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eschemschnuz (Post 1753381)
Mucho danke, Herr Grauewolf. :salute:

For the record, I'm just having a bit of fun with my "war diaries". So with the little idiosyncrasies in the game, I'm not too bothered by them. Except the part when I die, of course. :O:

You are welcome!
And surviving in the Med in 1943 is to congratulate.
Play the game in the way you like!

Uboatman 09-21-11 10:39 AM

U-52 back in Kiel after a very short patrol, weather foul for the entire patrol. Expended all torpedoes for a good tonnage including a resurrected HMS Nelson, the Royal Navy must have the best salvage teams in the world to get getting her off the bottom and repaired in days all the time:D

Home for double medals and promotion to Kapitanleutnant:Kaleun_Party:


CAPTAIN'S LOG

Date and Time
Location
Occurrences

30.12.39.
1431 Patrol 5
U-52, U-Flotilla Weddigen
Left at: December 30, 1939, 14:31
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN41
5.1.40.
1113 Grid AN 41 Ship sunk! SS Black Point (Medium Old Split Merchant), 5596 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 58. Crew lost: 14
1907 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! MV Reliable (Small Trawler), 98 tons. Crew: 19. Crew lost: 6
12.1.40.
0316 Grid BF 17 Ship sunk! SS Abbekerk (Large Merchant), 11581 tons. Cargo: Sulfur. Crew: 47. Crew lost: 0
0316 Grid BF 17 Ship sunk! MV Teakwood (Large Tanker), 12172 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 70. Crew lost: 49
1143 Grid BF 17 Ship sunk! SS Tyndareus (Ore Carrier), 6838 tons. Cargo: Copper Ore. Crew: 96. Crew lost: 1
2201 Grid BF 17 Ship sunk! SS Ocean Viceroy (Large Freighter), 8604 tons. Cargo: Scrap Metal. Crew: 59. Crew lost: 30
16.1.40.
1410 Grid BF 17 Ship sunk! SS Umgeni (Large Merchant), 8373 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 99. Crew lost: 3
19.1.40.
1614 Grid BF 17 Ship sunk! HMS Nelson, 36000 tons. Crew: 1320. Crew lost: 990
27.1.40.
0826 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 8
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 89262 tons

gt_magnus 09-21-11 10:56 AM

Bad luck!
 
Karl Werner, 2. October: I'm back in Kiel after my second patrol with U-6 (IIA). High visibility and good weather, but not much have happened. No ships sunk. Almost got a large merchant at midnight, but it travelled too fast so I couldn't keep up with it for long. I didn't hit it. Moving over to Wilhelmshaven as soon as possible because it is closer to my patrol areas. Deciding wether to get a type VIIB or to wait for a type VIIC to become availible. I think I'll go for the VIIB.

Watch out Kretchmer & co, I'm coming for you very soon!:arrgh!:

gt_magnus 09-21-11 11:04 AM

Quote:

U-52 back in Kiel after a very short patrol, weather foul for the entire patrol. Expended all torpedoes for a good tonnage including a resurrected HMS Nelson, the Royal Navy must have the best salvage teams in the world to get getting her off the bottom and repaired in days all the time

Home for double medals and promotion to Kapitanleutnant
Congrats Uboatman! :Kaleun_Party:

Uboatman 09-21-11 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gt_magnus (Post 1753526)
Congrats Uboatman! :Kaleun_Party:

Thank you :salute:

WWII44 09-21-11 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1753317)
Way to go!
A great victory for the Fatherland.:salute:

danke. I will however be taking a break from patrols to practice my torpedo manship.

Fish In The Water 09-21-11 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uboatman (Post 1753497)
Expended all torpedoes for a good tonnage including a resurrected HMS Nelson, the Royal Navy must have the best salvage teams in the world to get getting her off the bottom and repaired in days all the time:D

Whatever they pay those guys, it ain't enough... :D :O:

Uboatman 09-21-11 02:47 PM

Having eaten well and put one part of the family to bed Kapitanleutnant Brandt is arriving at U-52 for his 5th war patrol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-j6l...eature=related

:woot:

eschemschnuz 09-22-11 02:10 AM

Eschem Schnuz's Letters, 29th Flotilla
 
Dear Uncle Karl,

I honestly don't know what to say.
I got tired of diving from enemy aircraft, so I let loose the double double-barrels and "let them 'ave it" this time round.

In all, we shot 16 planes down. :up:
I also buried 4 of my crew at sea. :wah:
Was it worth it? You tell me. :nope:

U-87 Type VIIB, 29th Flotilla reporting from Patrol 17.
Realism @ 50%, original game specs.
5-day cruise. All things considered, the boat is fine.
Promotions and medals all around, but right now I don't really feel like celebrating. :cry:

Over and out.

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/pict...pictureid=5038 http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/pict...pictureid=5039 http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/pict...pictureid=5040

mightymightychatham 09-22-11 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1753339)
I haven't noticed that there is a Q-ship in the MFM ,Q01B. She is heavily armed with 6 4in guns hidden behind wooden crates. No visible armament.

Hey VonHarris, I installed the MFM and ran into one of these on my first MFM patrol. Wounded it with a torp and surfaced at 1000m to finish her off... got blasted for my troubles. Luckily she was a terrible shot and due to the damage I'd already inflicted with the torp I acually won the gunbattle (!) but I ran into aircraft later in the patrol and buckled whilst crashdiving at 55m due to the weakened hull. Career over.

I don't think it was a Q01B, though I can't remember 100%.

edit: It must have been a Q01B - I just had a look and it's the only "Qxxx" in the MFM. :oops:

Paulie76 09-22-11 08:45 AM

Young Upstart Hans Gruber steers U-23 through the canal on a five day shakedown cruise in August '39. Full of hope for a long career, he has heard the rumblings of war like everyone else. For now though, just for now, he's content to simply be at sea again.... Now if he can just remember how to minimize his GUI for snapshots.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...HansGruber.png

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...223914_244.jpg


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