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Snestorm 07-24-11 10:55 PM

U109 IXB. Patrol 1. Part 2.
 
Continued from 17.maj.41

30.maj.41
BF46
1406:
U109 and an enemy Destroyer simultaniousely sight each other.
Not knowing that she was spotted U109 bigins a dive for 15 meters, during which her watch tower is struck by gunfire. CE reports the boats combat integrity as being damaged. U109 is now ordered into a crash dive. Following which she is ordered to 99 meters at Silent Speed.

The Uboat and Destroyer had been on the same course. DD at 180 R, from U109. U109 at 000 R from DD. Destoyer closed and dropped an immediate DC pattern. Although U109 was not relocated by passive or active ASDIC, depth charging continued. A convoy, and more warships, was picked up on the hydrophones from astern of the DD's sighting.

At 1531 U109 was again at periscope depth, having lost the DD earlier, and awaiting the convoys arrival, when she was hit with a very solid pinging series. A new depth of 104 meters, at Flank Speed, was immediately ordered, followed by Silent Speed after being DCed again. Although the depth charging continued, no further damage was incurred.

U109 surfaced at 1950, and began the long trek back to Lorient.

9.jun.41 BF51 2010: A L A R M ! Crash dive for Aircraft.

10.jun.41 BF61 1435: Docked at Lorient following a high speed run across The Bay.

Patrol results:
Crew Integrity 100%.
Hull Integrity 91%.
4 (TII G7E) torpedoes expended.
2 merchants sunk for 4.682 GRT.

U109's history to date:
1 war patrol completed.
2 merchants sunk for 4.682 GRT.

sublynx 07-25-11 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1712288)
I'm on my third SH3 campaign and the only major warship I've sighted (if you can even call it a major warship) is a Bogue-class CVE. I've never even seen a British CL!

-Matt


I on the other hand have now seen two battleships in my three last patrols - and before that, none ever! I have never seen a CVE or a large carrier, either. I have been near a carrier many times, though. You tend to notice that, when you suddenly start spotting one-engined airplanes every two hours :)

I don't mind if I see capital ships very seldom. If there would be many of them, sinking one would eventually be routine. Now if I manage to sink one, it would definetely not be routine!

ijnfleetadmiral 07-25-11 02:24 AM

I've seen single-engined fighters before, yes, but as I was near the English coast I'm pretty sure they were part of RAF Coastal Command. Does anyone have any tips on how to at least catch a GLIMPSE of a nice fat battlewagon? Anyone ever attacked a port that had one sitting at anchor? I'm up to April 1940, so what English ports might have one lying around about this time? Or should I just say 'screw it' and try for Loch Ewe?

-Matt

ijnfleetadmiral 07-25-11 06:31 AM

Made a foray directly into Loch Ewe in April 1940. On the way in sank C3 Cargo ship and Hunt I-class DD. In Lock Ewe, sighted nothing more than one Hunt I, one J-, and one Tribal-class DDs docked and one Elco torpedo boat at anchor. (CO's opinion: WTF?!?! :damn:) Sank J-class DD with one torpedo and then got the hell out. Sank grounded C-class DD and Armed Trawler on the way out, then bagged another C3 Cargo ship for good measure.

Where are the big ships?! And what program do I need to beef up my large warship encounters or to have other German warships in port when I sail out or return? Wouldn't mind sighting Queen Mary either.

-Matt

Iron Budokan 07-25-11 01:08 PM

I am currently on patrol outside Narvik in a support role while a German task force (which I rendezvoused with earlier) approaches Narvik.

The date is April 8, 1940. Weather is filthy: icy rain, keening wind, and rough seas. Watch crews are being pummeled by the sea.

U-46 is currently traveling at 9 knots NW toward Narvik; torpedoes and boat are ready for action.

Boys on the boat are not saying much. Each individual seems to be keeping his own thoughts to himself.

I think things are going to get pretty intense around here inside these fjords in the next couple of days.

Kaptain Schlag 07-25-11 02:47 PM

There is usually a Nelson BB in Gibraltar in 1940. I've never seen an AC in game to my knowledge. The only other BB in campaign I've encountered is the Hood multiple times throughout 40-41 around loch ewe and scapa flow, and I sunk a Revenge about a year ago but didn't get to watch it sink as I was evading destroyers and there was rough seas. If you wanna see a BB or CV, I recommend creating a separate career where you purposely try to find one, usually the best encounters are when you least expect them. Honestly, I went a year In game before I saw a tanker, I was elated when I found my first one.

HotiBomba 07-25-11 03:22 PM

Back to sea, again
 
It's been a while, almost three months since i last played SH3. But finally caught some time, and finished another patrol. It's late 1944 and conditions are heavier and heavier. Happy times are far away :(

I've decided to make a transfer to Bergen, to get new XXI type. Quite fast beautie, and well equipped. First 4-5 days were like: Detecting radar signals - Dive to 25m... After half hour (sometimes hour), Periscope depth - Check - Surface - And again, and again, and again... :damn:

Finally spotted small convoy, near Faroer Islands, sunk three ships (total 13,000t) and easily escaped. Day later i moved north toward Iceland and found another one, large convoy heavily escorted. But, encouraged with last success i decided to hunt again. Closed slowly, and fired first salvo on Large Tanker at 1,500m, moments later, fired another one on Troop Ship, and single one on Small Merchant. Left one torpedo for defense, if neccesary. Four of five hitted, two ships sunk, Troop Ship ship left on surface but without engines.

And then, ofcourse, payback time. Soon almost all escort shipping turned in my way, pinging on me. Fired my last eel to closest escort - hit. Bye, bye Evarts :D. Ordered to dive to 90m. As i was passing 50m, first depth charge run followed. We take some serious damage, and electric engines were badly damaged. Flooding had been worsen as we passed 70m, and i realized that end is near. So, i ordered to surface the boat, blowed balast, and prepared myself to end it like a boss :rock:

As soon we hit the surface, sat on flak gun and fired one round of 20mm AA, at closest target. Soon my sub was turned into a wreckage, and it was once more end of my career... With guns blazing, ofcourse, cos it my favorite part :arrgh!:

p.s. anyway, is there any mod which contains Type XI, last time i was here, some peoples said that they are working on it, so... Maybe someone knows anything about it? Many thanks!

ijnfleetadmiral 07-25-11 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaptain Schlag (Post 1712843)
There is usually a Nelson BB in Gibraltar in 1940. I've never seen an AC in game to my knowledge. The only other BB in campaign I've encountered is the Hood multiple times throughout 40-41 around loch ewe and scapa flow, and I sunk a Revenge about a year ago but didn't get to watch it sink as I was evading destroyers and there was rough seas. If you wanna see a BB or CV, I recommend creating a separate career where you purposely try to find one, usually the best encounters are when you least expect them. Honestly, I went a year In game before I saw a tanker, I was elated when I found my first one.

Same here! The first tanker I saw was a T3 in the midst of a violent storm. She loomed out of the rain at 350 yards and - after saying several colorful metaphors - I blasted her good. Caught another T3 and a Small Tanker sailing together on the same patrol. Not a bad haul. But I agree...tankers are few and far between, even with SH3 Commander.

-Matt

Snestorm 07-26-11 04:40 AM

U109 IXB. Patrol 2. Part 1.
 
All torpedoes preset to 3 meters depth, AZ (Impact Pistol).
Internal: 2 x TI G7A (Tubes 3 & 6). 12 x TII G7E.
External: 7 x TI G7A.
5.aug.41 BF61 2115: Underway. Lorient - CF59. Full Moon.
7.aug.41 CG21 2343: Radio, "Convoy.BE95. S. 5 knots.".

8.aug.41 BE98 (Calm & Clear).
0916: "Ship spotted! 346. Long range." 15 meter dive for Destroyer.
0918: Multiple merchant contacts. Periscope depth.
0919: Silents Speed. Variouse Courses. Bow on to DD.
0949: Estimate convoy's course as 187, 5 knots is given.
0950: Preset TDC: AOB 90 Port. 5 knots.
0951: 5+ escorts.
0953: Steady on 277.
0959: Open tubes 1, 2 and 4. 3 degree spread. Target is C2 Cargo.
1004: Fire (TII G7E x 3)! New depth 104 meters!
1006: Impact x 2! Torpedo run 2 minutes. 1.900 meters.
1019: DIW sound contact. (Dead In Water).
1051: Passing DIW contact, on convoy's course, at Silent Speed.
1100: New depth 20 meters. Target at 147 R, Short Range.
1127: Observed DIW C2 Cargo in periscope. Heavy stern.
1140: Stern gun mount noted.
1148: Open tube 5 (TII G7E).
1152: Fire 5! Impact! Target sunk. 39 second run. About 660 meters.
1153: New depth 100 meters. Returning to convoy's couse (187).
1202: Medium speed warship responding. Corvette, or Armed Trawler.
1255: Surface!

8.aug.41 CG12 (Calm & Clear).
1718: End run complete. Reversing course to relocate convoy.
1719: Convoy consists of 12+ merchants, prior to last attack.
1720: No visible contact. New depth 20 meters.
1730: "No sound contact". Surface.
1925: Corvette sighted! New course 343. New depth 15 meters.
1926: Periscope depth. 2 more warship contacts reported.
1954: New course 277. TDC unchanged at AOB 90 Port, 5 knots.
1955: 5+ escorts. 1+ Destroyer. 1+ Corvette. 1+ Armed Trawler.
2005: Set 3 degree spread for C2 Cargo.
2006: Open tubes 1, 2 and 4.
2012: Fire (TII G7E x 3)! New depth 103 meters!
2013: Impact x 3! Torpedo run 67 seconds. 1.000 meters.
2014: Target sunk!
2044: Sunset. Again, U109 remained undetected.
2045: An Armed Trawler seems to be inner screen port escort.
2046: Convoy now consists of Coastal, and Small Merchants.
2227: Surface!
2231: Status report sent. 2 sunk. 12.000+ GRT. 2 G7A, 5 G7E available.
2232: Begin haul-in of externals. under 1 knot, to maintain steerage.
2251: Report acknowledged.

9.aug.41 CG12
0432: Radio: "Convoy. CG12. S. 5 knots." Hmmm. Another Uboat, or Condor.
0644: Sunrise. TM3 Zander pleaded for the ekstra time. Granted.
0831: All 5 bow external, and 1 stern external inside.
0833: Status updated: 8 G7A, 5 G7E available. 1 G7A in upper deck.
0835: Full Ahead! Continue persuit. Non-watch related work canceled.
0838: Save & Exit.

Comment: Look at all those beautiful G7As!

gazpode_l 07-26-11 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1711387)
[Took command of U-65 IXB U-boot. (I hope I will be luckier than R/L U-65)

Uh oh! Looks like I will be relinquishing my command of U-65 when I return from my current patrol :nope: - can't have two of them at sea at the same time!! :shifty:I had better check which other U-boat numbers are also active so that I can ensure I don't choose that one for my next vessel....

Seaman John Ellis 07-26-11 01:04 PM

Frist Patrol
 
U-45 is on it's frist patrol and is commanded by Kptlt. Alexander Gelhaar,
Alexander Gelhaar joined the Reichsmarine in 1927. He was one of the select few who received a very thorough pre-war U-boat training. He studied U-boat theories and methods from Sept 1935 to Sept 1936,
On 25 June 1938 he was commissioned the new type VIIB boat U-45 at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Home of the 2nd U-boat flotilla
-August 25 1939- Kptlt. Alexander was given order's to patrol BF19 and retrun passge throuhg the English Channel, wich is a risk he's willing to do, to prove to be a U-Boat commander !!

-CO- READY TO LEAVE PORT SIR

Will apdate patrol..................

sublynx 07-26-11 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1713298)
Uh oh! Looks like I will be relinquishing my command of U-65 when I return from my current patrol :nope: - can't have two of them at sea at the same time!! :shifty:I had better check which other U-boat numbers are also active so that I can ensure I don't choose that one for my next vessel....

There seems to be two U-46's sailing too, now. But no big deal, I think I'll just call my boat in my report with it's nickname (die Elster) and not it's number. :)

Seaman John Ellis 07-26-11 01:11 PM

help
 
if someone can help me on how i can install -- Longer Repair Times v2.04 Full for GWX 3.0 MOD :damn: plz !!


and OLC Environment and GUI combimod for GWX3.

i'm useing GWX 3.0

sublynx 07-26-11 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seaman John Ellis (Post 1713489)
U-45 is on it's frist patrol and is commanded by Kptlt. Alexander Gelhaar,
Alexander Gelhaar joined the Reichsmarine in 1927. He was one of the select few who received a very thorough pre-war U-boat training. He studied U-boat theories and methods from Sept 1935 to Sept 1936,
On 25 June 1938 he was commissioned the new type VIIB boat U-45 at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Home of the 2nd U-boat flotilla
-August 25 1939- Kptlt. Alexander was given order's to patrol BF19 and retrun passge throuhg the English Channel, wich is a risk he's willing to do, to prove to be a U-Boat commander !!

-CO- READY TO LEAVE PORT SIR

Will apdate patrol..................

Welcome to the war! And try not to be at sea on the 14th of October, 1939!

Oh, and that Longer Repair Times - you don't need it. Download H.sie's and Stiebler's realism mod. They have that and lots of other goodies as well. You'll find that mod in the mod forum: http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/show...74225&page=126

Iron Budokan 07-26-11 02:20 PM

U-46 ran into several contacts south-west of Narvik. Fired two torpedoes at British Task Force comprised of five destroyers in heavy fog/sea. All torps missed. They made a desultory effort at depth-charging us, but we escaped by diving deep and running silent for 3+ hours. We then surfaced and escaped in the dense fog.

Similar recurrence with a pair of British destroyers several days later. These torpedoes are awful!

Made it into Narvik and took personal delivery of sealed orders. After a quick conference we were back on patrol SW of Narvik. During a trim dive we got a contact on the hydrophones. Surfaced and probed the area we believed the British destroyers were entering.

Spotted a British Task Force in the dense fog. Radioed BdU a contact report. Dived and maneuvered for position. Fired upon a destroyer and hit it in the bow. We dived deep and again escaped their retribution after a lengthy silent run. Damage to the boat was negligent.

Ordered by BdU to Trondheim. On the way we were diverted to give support to a landing force at Molde. Came across several contacts of our own ships but saw little else. It seems we have given the British something of a bloody nose with our invasion of Norway. Their ships are currently rather hard to find.

After several days BdU then ordered all U-boats in the area back to base regardless of disposition. I still had an effective fighting boat and many torpedoes, but it's not wise to second guess BdU.

U-46 returned to Wilhelmshaven without incident and requested a quick turnaround so we can get back to those fjords. I don't think the Tommies are going to let go of Norway quite that easily....


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