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ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-2011 01:26 AM

Patrol 6 of U-47

Not as good as we'd hoped; three ships for 23,899 tons, which raised our score to 121,060 tons. Once again, BdU made no acknowledgement of OLzS Hossel's efforts. :damn:

Guess who made a guest appearance: Admiral Hipper!
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06A.jpg

Ship #1: Granville-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06D.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06E.jpg

Ship #2: Large Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06F.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06H.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06I.jpg

Ship #3: Large Merchant
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06K.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06L.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06M.jpg

(Had a bit of trouble with the last one; one dud torpedo, but the last fish we fired sank her. Went straight up her a$$, "Just the way Mr. Churchill likes it!", in OLzS Hossel's opinion.)

Fish In The Water 08-06-2011 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1721774)
Guess who made a guest appearance: Admiral Hipper!

Great to see the Hipper, thanks for the shot! :up:

sublynx 08-06-2011 04:41 AM

Ob.lt.z.s Walter Zantow to report immediately to Kiel for reassignment to training duties. Relinquish command of U-46 to your exec.

L.Buchheim
Kapt.z.s. und Kommandant

Zantow's career consisted of 4 war patrols, 87 days at sea and 14 merchants and one warship sunk for for 55229 GRT.

Paul Riley 08-06-2011 08:22 AM

Can I just ask what you are using for your screenshots?
I am currently using Irfanview and am not too impressed with the image quality.Some of the shots above look very good and certainly not how they look through IV!

Thanks a lot :yep:

Paul Riley 08-06-2011 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1721774)
Patrol 6 of U-47

Not as good as we'd hoped; three ships for 23,899 tons, which raised our score to 121,060 tons. Once again, BdU made no acknowledgement of OLzS Hossel's efforts. :damn:

Guess who made a guest appearance: Admiral Hipper!
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06A.jpg

Ship #1: Granville-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06D.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06E.jpg

Ship #2: Large Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06F.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06H.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06I.jpg

Ship #3: Large Merchant
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06K.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06L.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06M.jpg

(Had a bit of trouble with the last one; one dud torpedo, but the last fish we fired sank her. Went straight up her a$$, "Just the way Mr. Churchill likes it!", in OLzS Hossel's opinion.)

May I ask what environment mod you are using?,it doesnt look like stock GWX3 ,the water looks very good.Or is it that you have a modern PCIe video card?

Thanks.

ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-2011 09:34 AM

Fish In The Water: No problem...my jaw dropped when I encountered her! The only heavy I've seen before that was Tirpitz docked in Wilhelmshaven without any guns. (I'm guessing she's that way because she's under construction or outfitting) or Graf Zeppelin during my brief visit to Kiel. I'm very pleased with the shot I took; feel free to use it as a background or something. Rest assured I'll take and post screenshots of any other German heavies I encounter at sea.

Paul Riley: When I take screenshots, I hit 'Ctrl' and 'F11' at the same time, then open them in Microsoft Live Photo Gallery. As to what graphics I'm using, I just DLed the latest GWX pack (IIRC it's the 3.0 Gold edition, which (if I remember correctly) lists an included mod that gives the ocean better texture).


Now, a couple questions for you guys: I've got the GWX pack, so can I now install SH3 Commander? If so, how do I go about it? Is there a certain way I have to do it?

And where might I find the GWX mod that will give me the higher ranks and easier promotion time? I've sunk nearly 125,000 tons (the next guy's only up to about 78,000 tons), and I've also blown up an Auxiliary Cruiser...doesn't that deserve a promotion to Kapitanleutnant?

-Matt

frau kaleun 08-06-2011 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1721731)
I don't mind that so much, but the down-to-the-last-detail description of what each and every crew member is wearing is a bit, shall we say, odd?

Hey, I bought the Obersteuermann that sweater. Just because I want BdU to know how good he looks in it... is that so wrong? :O:

Paul Riley 08-06-2011 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1721987)
Fish In The Water: No problem...my jaw dropped when I encountered her! The only heavy I've seen before that was Tirpitz docked in Wilhelmshaven without any guns. (I'm guessing she's that way because she's under construction or outfitting) or Graf Zeppelin during my brief visit to Kiel. I'm very pleased with the shot I took; feel free to use it as a background or something. Rest assured I'll take and post screenshots of any other German heavies I encounter at sea.

Paul Riley: When I take screenshots, I hit 'Ctrl' and 'F11' at the same time, then open them in Microsoft Live Photo Gallery. As to what graphics I'm using, I just DLed the latest GWX pack (IIRC it's the 3.0 Gold edition, which (if I remember correctly) lists an included mod that gives the ocean better texture).


Now, a couple questions for you guys: I've got the GWX pack, so can I now install SH3 Commander? If so, how do I go about it? Is there a certain way I have to do it?

And where might I find the GWX mod that will give me the higher ranks and easier promotion time? I've sunk nearly 125,000 tons (the next guy's only up to about 78,000 tons), and I've also blown up an Auxiliary Cruiser...doesn't that deserve a promotion to Kapitanleutnant?

-Matt

I take it you dont use the high res fix for widescreen monitors,because Ctrl + F11 no longer works after applying that patch,you need to use PrtSc instead.
I will take a look at MS Live Photo Gallery.

Thanks.

VONHARRIS 08-06-2011 12:52 PM

U-64 IXB
 
U-64 IXB was lost with all hands when she tried to attack the evacuating troops from Dunkirk. U-64 was on her way back to Wilhlemshaven after a 40K patrol when she was ordered to diverse from her course and attack.

Starting a new career!

ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-2011 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1722035)
I will take a look at MS Live Photo Gallery.

If you're running Windows 7 you should have it. Dunno about Vista or XP.

-Matt

Paul Riley 08-06-2011 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1722175)
If you're running Windows 7 you should have it. Dunno about Vista or XP.

-Matt

I still use XP with SP3 for gaming ,dont like Vista too much (its ok for my laptop but not my gaming rig),its way too bloated.

ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-2011 01:36 PM

Patrol 7 of U-47

To our surprise, we were assigned to grid DH77 near Casablanca, which is quite a ways if you're operating out of Wilhelmshaven! Nevertheless, we undertook our mission like the loyal sailors of the Third Reich that we are.

En route, we went right through the middle of a large convoy, which - to our complete and utter joy - was UNESCORTED!!! Target practice time!:woot:

Naturally we concentrated on the largest ship in the convoy, a Whale Factory Ship, which we hit and sank with two torpedoes. We also bagged a Small Tanker, a Large Merchant, and a Granville-Type Freighter, which had been hit by a torpedo that had been intended for the Whale Factory Ship, but had apparently missed and struck the Freighter instead and stopped her dead in the water. Who were we to argue? More target practice for the deck gun crew!:yeah:

En route home, we managed to bag a Coastal Freighter, which was the last score for this patrol, bringing our bag this time out to 31,261 tons and our Grand Total to 152,321 tons. Upon return to port, OLzS Hossel received long-overdue recognition for his efforts during the last three patrols in the form of his Iron Cross 1st Class. (In the CO's own words, "I wouldn't have minded a promotion to go with the EK1, but I'll take what I can get." :DL)

First off, here's some GORGEOUS shots of Admiral Hipper - who we again encountered while leaving port - in broad daylight and in calm seas.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07A.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07D.jpg

Ship #1: Whale Factory Ship
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07E.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07F.jpg

Ship #2: Small Tanker
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07H.jpg

Ship #3: Large Merchant
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07I.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07K.jpg

Ship #4: Granville-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07L.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07M.jpg

Ship #5: Coastal Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07O.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07P.jpg

sublynx 08-06-2011 02:58 PM

U-331, patrol 1, report 1
 
Lt.z.s. Theodor Wald
U-331, VIIC
1. Flottille, Kiel

5.3.1941
Left Kiel with a three man team that we are to drop on a peninsular in BB75, south of Halifax, Canada. We are still in training and my orders are to avoid convoy battles and warships. However we do have a full torpedo load and we are allowed to attack enemy shipping outside reported enemy air patrol areas if I estimate the situation to be favourable and safe. I am to conserve fuel and to resupply from Belchen supply ship, south of Greenland.

9.3.1941
AF73 BdU orders U-47 to report for the 3rd time. I can't believe Prien could be sunk. There must be something wrong with his radio.

12.3.1941
AE66 A radio news report heard partly, saying Prien has sunk. The part the radio man heard didn't specify how that could have happened.

13.3.1941
AE62 Eisberge!

17.3.1941
AL36 Radio reports say that now Kretschmer has been sunk and taken prisoner.

24.3.1941
0027 Clear, medium visibility, wind 5m/s, light, but no moon. BdU reports a large convoy 40 kilometers from us in AK53. Course NO, speed 6. We are in perfect position to intercept with minimal additional speed. I decide to check if we can spot the convoy. In the middle of the Atlantic it would not be impossible for it to be unescorted.
0126 A destroyer spotted. I decide to wait and see if there are more escorts. If not I might get a possibility for a long range shot from starboard side of the convoy. Course towards the destroyer.
0131 V&W, 7500 meters, 340 relative bearing.
0136 Merchants 300 - 320, V&W 340 relative bearing.
0138 KF zurück, V&W too close.
0139 Radioed contact report. AK61, 48 degrees, 6 knots.
0141 A destroyer spotted on the starboard side of the convoy. I decide to leave, since the starboard escort makes it impossible attack without putting the boat to risk. Course away from the convoy.
0143 Nearest destroyer 170 relative bearing. My speed LF, depth 5 meters. Range 5000 meters.
0150 Starboard escorts course estimated. Preparing to get 3000 meters away from it's course and then position the boat for a possible long range shot.
0202 Depth 6 meters, turning to 318 true bearing. Speed KF.
0204 My course now 318 true bearing. KF Zurück. Starboard escort too close.
0206 Front guard 320 rb, merchants 295 - 300 rb, stb guard 285 rb, 7000 meters.
0209 New estimation of stb guards position is closer than the former estimation - continuing retreating.
0213 Stb guard 5500 meters 285 rb. Periscope depth. I estimate that we will be out of the stb guards active sonar range in it's present course and it's more dangerous to stay surfaced now than to be submerged.
0219 New estimation of stb guard's course is much closer to us than previous estimations. The escort should pass us at a distance of 1200 meters.
0225 Stb guard, a Hunt, at 270 rb. I ordered engines stopped. The Hunt turns to it's port -side and gets back to the convoy at fast speed. The Hunt might have heard something while we retreated at LF, 100 RPM and maybe decided to check the noise out. I order 1 knot forward, 70 RPM.
0230 Depth 6 meters, Hunt 320 rb, 4500 meters.
0238 Hunt 347 rb, 3300 meters.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3...rayscale02.png

0243 Rohr 1, G7e, AZ, depth 3, 9000 BRT frachter, speed 6, gyro angle 0, bearing 349, range 4620, aiming point keel.
0243 Rohr 2, G7e, AZ, depth 3, 9000 BRT frachter, speed 6, gyro angle 0, bearing 349, range 4620, aiming point bridge.
0244 Rohr 3, G7e, AZ, depth 3, 9000 BRT frachter, speed 6, gyro angle 0, bearing 349, range 4620, aiming point stern.
0244 Rohr 4, G7e, AZ, depth 3, 6000 BRT frachter, speed 6, gyro angle 0, bearing 348, range 3420, aiming point funnel.
0245 Depth 5 meters, turning away from the convoy's course and the escorts. Speed LF.
0247 Hunt 183 rb. Speed HF.
0249 After a run of 5 minutes, 10 seconds three explostions, two on the 9000 frachter, one on the 6000 BRT Empire.

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9/unledgrayscale06.png

0251 Search lights. Continuing speed HF, away from the convoy.

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/3...rayscale08.png

0253 Had to dive. The Hunt saw us at distance of 4000 meters. PD, 70 RPM, 1 knot.
0256 Hunt 191 rb, turning 2 degrees port. Three warships heard in the hydrophone.
0259 Hunt short distance 180 rb, fast. Crash dive, hard turn. Pinging!
0300 Wasserbomben! The boat shakes, but no damage reports.
0301 Depth 111 meters. 5 degree stb turn. 70 RPM.
0302 Straight ahead. Contact 306, entfernt sich. Listens.
0303 Explosions. No damage reports. Two - three warships on us.
0308 Explosions.
0309 Wasserbomben.
0310 Wasserbomben. Escorts all around.
0312 Loud pinging.AK stb.
0314 Wasserbomben. AK stb.
0315 A+90
0315 Wasserbomben.
0318 WB
0320 WB
0323 WB. Is the bombardment getting farther away from us?
0325 contacts 90 - 180 rb
0327 WB. The enemy seems to have lost contact but are very close.
0330 WB
0332 WB
0335 Slight pinging. Turning away from the probable listener.
0336 WB
0336 WB
0339 WB
0340 WB
0344 WB
0345 WB
0346 WB
0347 contacts 145 - 190 rb
0349 WB
0353 No more depth charges heard. There has been something like 20 depth charge sets of 5 - 6 DC's each dropped so far. Contacts 130 - 200 rb.
0402 Nearest contact reported at a long range, 173 rb. To periscope depth.
0425 Commenced loading torpedoes.
0434 Surfaced. Weather change: clear, medium visibility, 0 m/s.
0515 Looking for any possible stragglers on the convoy. BdU radioes a report in. U-64 has not reported and is presumed lost.
Prien, Kretschmer and Von Harris all lost in a matter of days. What a lousy moment for the Kriegsmarine and Germany. Radio Intelligence also reports that a 9000 BRT frachter has been sunk from an inbound convoy. It was the ship that was our main target.
0653 Continuing patrol. Course towards Belchen rendezvouz. 8 G7e's and 2 G7a's left.

Wald

STEED 08-06-2011 03:49 PM

Late November 1941 And I'm off to America in my IXC and hope to get my tonnage back up after a almost dreadful dull year.

Fish In The Water 08-06-2011 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1722197)
En route, we went right through the middle of a large convoy, which - to our complete and utter joy - was UNESCORTED!!! Target practice time!:woot:

Awfully kind of the Tommies to leave out the welcome mat! :yeah:


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