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Kapitän 07-19-20 02:17 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2680806)

Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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Monday, 1 July 1940 - Commissioning of U 112 in Bremen.

Until Thursday, 18 July 1940 - Work-up's and Trials with the U.A.K. (Kpt.z.S.R. BRÄUTIGAM), the 2nd Training Division, Gotenhafen (Freg.Kpt. HARTMANN) and the 5th Training Flotilla, Stralsund (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Torpedo-Shooting Training was done with the new firing fuse Pi-G7H, which were introduced in June 1940, due to the "torpedo crisis" in April/May 1940.

The Pi-G7H is basically, a Pi-1, which has been adapted according to the torpedoes captured from the English submarine HMS Seal (37 M) but without the magnetic fuse (MZ). So, only the contact fuse (AZ) can be used.

The differentiation between the Ato and Eto pistol, is the same as with the Pi-1:
Kopf/K-a = T-1/G7a/Ato; Kopf/K-b = T-2/G7e/Eto


Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...
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On Friday, 19 July 1940, arrived at the AGRU-Front, Kaseburg/Bornholm (Kvt.Kpt.-Ing. MÜLLER).

Saturday, 20 July 1940 - Bornholm
1802 - Qu.AO81 - AGRU-Front.
Radio report about unsuccessful RAF raid on W'haven.

Sunday, 21 July 1940 - Kaseburg
AGRU-Front successfully completed.

Nerazzurri 07-20-20 01:36 PM

U-47, 2nd Flot., 30.11.39
 
Hi all.

After a two year silent run I'm back at sea with Hubert Henke on his 4th patrol. Playing LSH III 2015.

Ill health has given me some time on my hands for a little while, and I couldn't think of a better way to spend it.

I've lost my copy of the U-Boat Commander's Handbook, but I found an online version for the moment. I also bought U-Boat Tactics In World War II. And any day I'm expecting Iron Coffins, which I'll read in a recovery period.

Good luck. Gavin.

Kapitän 07-22-20 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerazzurri (Post 2684329)
Hi all.

After a two year silent run I'm back at sea with Hubert Henke on his 4th patrol. Playing LSH III 2015.

Ill health has given me some time on my hands for a little while, and I couldn't think of a better way to spend it.

I've lost my copy of the U-Boat Commander's Handbook, but I found an online version for the moment. I also bought U-Boat Tactics In World War II. And any day I'm expecting Iron Coffins, which I'll read in a recovery period.

Good luck. Gavin.


In that case, we wish you good health + time for "Happy Hunting"! :up:

Kapitän 07-22-20 01:59 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2684095)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


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On Friday, 19 July 1940, arrived at the AGRU-Front, Kaseburg/Bornholm (Kvt.Kpt.-Ing. MÜLLER).

Saturday, 20 July 1940 - Bornholm
1802 - Qu.AO81 - AGRU-Front.
Radio report about unsuccessful RAF raid on W'haven.

Sunday, 21 July 1940 - Kaseburg
AGRU-Front successfully completed.


Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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On Monday, 22 July 1940, left Kaseburg for final repairs from damages sustained during AGRU-Front and for pre-war patrol preparation in Kiel.

Arrived at Germania Werft, Kiel-Gaarden, on Tuesday, 23 July 1940.

During the time in the shipyard, the crew was given two weeks of leave in two shifts, with one week overlapping.

A Boatswain's mate 2cl and a Fireman 3cl, were transferred to other U-Boat's. They were replaced by a Boatswain's mate 1cl and a Fireman 2cl, for their first post-training deployment.


Nerazzurri 07-22-20 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2684598)
In that case, we wish you good health + time for "Happy Hunting"! :up:

Thank you Kapitan :Kaleun_Salute:

Paul Riley 07-25-20 06:35 AM

Fantastic to see my post doing so well after all this time.
I'll be sure to add to this over the coming days after quite a lengthy stay on land. I really need to get away from this virus mania and the churning sea is the only place to find my solace...

Paul.

Nerazzurri 07-25-20 12:21 PM

A few hours out of Wilhelmshaven on 9.3.40 I've been ordered to return to base.

Apparently I've to undertake a 'special task' from 2.4.40 :o:o

I've not experienced this before, I'm a little anxious :hmmm::arrgh!:

Jimbuna 07-25-20 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Nerazzurri (Post 2685196)
A few hours out of Wilhelmshaven on 9.3.40 I've been ordered to return to base.

Apparently I've to undertake a 'special task' from 2.4.40 :o:o

I've not experienced this before, I'm a little anxious :hmmm::arrgh!:

That means it must be your turn to go into the barrel.

:03:

Nerazzurri 07-25-20 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimbuna (Post 2685203)
That means it must be your turn to go into the barrel.

:03:

:o:o

Well, it's been a good innings............

Nerazzurri 07-26-20 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerazzurri (Post 2685196)
A few hours out of Wilhelmshaven on 9.3.40 I've been ordered to return to base.

Apparently I've to undertake a 'special task' from 2.4.40 :o:o

I've not experienced this before, I'm a little anxious :hmmm::arrgh!:

The 2nd of April has almost came and went and I'm a bit unclear on my orders......

My patrol grid was AN46 and I was there very early so I took out some merchants, and I left myself the 4 bow tubes loaded for my 'special task'.

On 2.4.40 I got a message saying when Wesrubung starts I've to 'make full use of my weapons' in Norwegian waters and to be in my starting position.

Ok........what's my starting position? AN46 isn't very near Norway.

Should I stay in my patrol grid, or mover closer to Norway? I'm confused :k_confused:

Kapitän 08-08-20 03:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2684599)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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On Monday, 22 July 1940, left Kaseburg for final repairs from damages sustained during AGRU-Front and for pre-war patrol preparation in Kiel.

Arrived at Germania Werft, Kiel-Gaarden, on Tuesday, 23 July 1940.

During the time in the shipyard, the crew was given two weeks of leave in two shifts, with one week overlapping.

A Boatswain's mate 2cl and a Fireman 3cl, were transferred to other U-Boat's. They were replaced by a Boatswain's mate 1cl and a Fireman 2cl, for their first post-training deployment.



Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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Monday, 5 August 1940 - Kiel
Taking boat out of dry dock and putting on charging station. Beginning of pre-war patrol preparation.

Tuesday, 6 August 1940 - Kiel
Taking on of Fuel Oil (176.2cbm) and Lubrication Oil.

Wednesday, 7 August 1940 - Kiel
Trimming trials in harbour basin.

Thursday, 8 August 1940 - Kiel
Test cruise in Kiel Fjord.

Friday, 9 August 1940 - Kiel
Testing of Navigational and Radio Equipment.


Kapitän 08-10-20 08:43 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2688039)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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Monday, 5 August 1940 - Kiel
Taking boat out of dry dock and putting on charging station. Beginning of pre-war patrol preparation.

Tuesday, 6 August 1940 - Kiel
Taking on of Fuel Oil (176.2cbm) and Lubrication Oil.

Wednesday, 7 August 1940 - Kiel
Trimming trials in harbour basin.

Thursday, 8 August 1940 - Kiel
Test cruise in Kiel Fjord.

Friday, 9 August 1940 - Kiel
Testing of Navigational and Radio Equipment.



Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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Saturday, 10 August 1940,
until Sunday, 11 August 1940 - Kiel
Final Repairs and Adjustments.


Kapitän 08-12-20 07:25 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2688540)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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Saturday, 10 August 1940,
until Sunday, 11 August 1940 - Kiel
Final Repairs and Adjustments.


Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112


Monday, 12 August 1940
until Friday, 16 August 1940 - Kiel

Taking on of Provisions, Ammunitions and Torpedoes, followed by Basin Trials.

Ari and A/A ammunition:
- SK-C/32, 10.5cm: 150 x SpG; 30 x LkG
- M.G.-2cm-C/30: 4000 x PbG

Taking on of torpedoes:
- Tubes I-VI: G7e, K-b
- Bow above floor plates: 2 x G7e, K-b
- Bow under floor plates: 2x G7e, K-b & 2 x G7a, K-a
- Aft under floor plate: 2 x G7a, K-a
- Upper deck containers: 8 x G7a, K-a
All with fuse Pi-G7H (only AZ / Pi-1 without MZ)


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 08-17-20 02:27 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2688995)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112


Monday, 12 August 1940
until Friday, 16 August 1940 - Kiel

Taking on of Provisions, Ammunitions and Torpedoes, followed by Basin Trials.

Ari and A/A ammunition:
- SK-C/32, 10.5cm: 150 x SpG; 30 x LkG
- M.G.-2cm-C/30: 4000 x PbG

Taking on of torpedoes:
- Tubes I-VI: G7e, K-b
- Bow above floor plates: 2 x G7e, K-b
- Bow under floor plates: 2x G7e, K-b & 2 x G7a, K-a
- Aft under floor plate: 2 x G7a, K-a
- Upper deck containers: 8 x G7a, K-a
All with fuse Pi-G7H (only AZ / Pi-1 without MZ)


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Saturday, 17 August 1940 - Kiel

Taking on of fresh food provisions.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 08-18-20 02:11 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2690037)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Saturday, 17 August 1940 - Kiel

Taking on of fresh food provisions.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Left Kiel on Sunday, 18 August 1940, for First War Patrol with U 112 and Ninth War Patrol overall.

Operational orders: Transfer cruise to the new base of the 2nd U.-Flotilla in Lorient. Supplementing of Fuel and Provisions in Bergen. Breakthrough into Atlantic between Faroe Islands and Shetlands. Operational area in front of the Northern Channel, in acc. with B.d.U. orders.

Cmdr: "1 year ago, on 17 August 1939, the first German submarines set sail for the North Atlantic, in this, the greatest conflict of all. One week later, on 24 August 1939, we too, left W'haven, for our first war patrol with U 11. And today, 1 year later, we are setting sail again for the first war patrol but now, with our new IXB boat, U 112."

0630 - Casting off - Leaving the Kieler Förde for outbound voyage via the Kattegat.

0730 - "Front zum Ehrenmal!" - All hands on deck for salute to the Honor Memorial Laboe.

1200 - Qu.7495AO - Days Run: 51.6sm (5h 30') - since Kiel

A lot of neutral shipping and German convoys in the Kattegat. Very good weather and sea conditions.
Continue outward transit.



RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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