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Obltn Strand 11-23-11 10:29 AM

Patrol 6
U-55, 7th/13th Flotilla
Left at: June 6, 1940, 11:36
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BF17


12.6.1940

09:09
Convoy reported at grid AM 0249. Intercepting. AM 0258
10:11
Convoy spotted. AM 0255
10:46
Positioned 5km away from convoy which moves towards the boat in slight angle. Intend to attack it’s outer column from periscope depth. AM 0251
11:24
Double shot against large freighter from tubes I and II. G7e, Range 1500m, Speed 8 kts, AoB green 90, Depth 3m. Both missed.
Tube III against small freighter. G7a, Range 2000m, Speed 8 kts, AoB green 90, Depth 3m. Hit.
Tube IV against small freighter. G7a, Range 2000m, Speed 7 kts, AoB green 90, Depth 3m. Miss.
11.27
Tube V against large freighter. G7e, Range 3000m, Speed 8kts, AoB green 100, Depth 3m. Miss. AM 0252
13.25
Convoy audible on hydrophone. Damaged freighter cannot keep up with the convoy. First approach was thwarted by escort appearing in the horizon. AM 0228
13:35
Detected by asdic.
14:35
Sustained a depth charge attack. No damage. Straggler in visual contact. Convoy audible on hydrophone. AM 0228
15:49
Detected by escort. Crash dive. AM 0226
16:40
Sustained another depth charge attack. No damage. Contact with convoy lost. Straggler in visual contact. AM 0226
17:42
Fired tube V against a corvette. G7e, Range 1000m, Speed 9 kts, AoB green 80, Depth 3m. Miss. AM 0223
23:22
Fired tube III against straggler. G7a, Range 800m, Speed 3 kts, AoB green 90, Depth 3m. Hit. Small freighter sunk.
23:28
Detected by corvette. Crash dive. AM 2897

14.6.1940

21:30
Took external torpedoes on board. BF 1117

15.6.1940

06:50
Arrived operations area BF 1711
19:52
Two ships spotted BF 1717
20:25
Small freighter and tanker zigzagging between N and E. BE 3938
20:37
Fired tube I against small tanker. G7e, Range 1200m, Speed 6 kts, AoB green 90, Depth 3m. Miss. Target turned right after launch.
20:39
Fired tube II. Same target. G7e, Range 800m, Speed 6 kts, AoB green 100, Depth 3m. Hit and target sunk after five minutes.
20:42
Fired tube III against small freighter. G7a, Range 700m, Speed 6 kts, AoB green 100, Depth 3m. Miss. Speed calculation must be off.
20:54
Small freighter sunk with gunfire. BE 3936

16.6.1940

04:03
Ship spotted. BF 1754
04:56
Small freighter sunk with gunfire. BF 1791

19.6.1940

15:25
Aircraft. Crash dive. BF 1783
16:52
Aircraft. Crash dive. BF 1791

20.6.1940

06:55
Warship spotted. Dived to evade it. BF 1788
07:05
More contacts on hydrophone. BF 1787
07:10
Two destroyers on SE course. No chance to attack.
09:30
Aircraft. Crash dive. BF 1779
10:30
Aircraft. Crash dive. BF 1779

21.6.1940

15:13
Convoy spotted. BF 1791
15:20
Counted 20 ships. No escorts! Shadowing.
15:30
Lightly escorted convoy of 20 ships.
16:02
Detected by escorts. Crash dive. BF 1759
17:24
Sustained heavy depth charge attack. Tube V inoperable. In contact with the convoy. BF 1759
19:30
Convoy at BF 1782
20:15
Maneuvered ahead of the convoy. Intend to attack it’s outer column at periscope depth. BF 1785
20:52
Fired tube I against medium freighter. G7a, Range 800m, Speed 7 kts, AoB red 70, Depth 3m. Hit. Target sunk in 10 minutes.
20:53
Fired tube II against large freighter. G7a, Range 1400m, Speed 7 kts, AoB red 80, Depth 3m. Hit.
21.00
Fired tube IV against small freighter. Same as II. Hit. Target sunk in under 10 minutes.
21:04
Fired tube V against small freighter. G7a, Range 1200m, Speed 7 kts, AoB red 90, Depth 3m. Miss. BF 1785
21:09
Detected by asdic.
22:40
Sustained a depth charge attack. No damage. Out of torpedoes. Started return trip. BF 1782

30.6.1940

09:51
Docked at Kiel

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 7
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 25712 tons


Ships sunk:
SS Yarra (Passenger/Cargo), 2114 tons.
SS Leticia (Nipiwan Park-type Tanker), 2476 tons.
SS Canopus (Coastal Freighter), 1870 tons.
SS Fenella (Tramp Steamer), 1968 tons.
MV Aldington Court (Granville-type Freighter), 4707 tons.
SS Empire Merchant (Small Merchant), 2234 tons.
SS Royal Star (Large Merchant), 10343 tons.

Oberleutnant z. s. Siegfried Strand
U-5 Type IIA (3 patrols)
U-55 Type VIIB (3 patrols)

Career Tonnage: 62 194 tons

This was one of those patrols destined to go wrong from the begining. Fortunately lone ships and and last convoy attack added guite nice tonnage.

LGN1 11-23-11 04:36 PM

Sorry, Obltn Strand, but this one l like:

20:25 Small freighter and tanker zigzagging between N and E. BE 3938
20:37
Fired tube I against small tanker. G7e, Range 1200m, Speed 6 kts, AoB green 90, Depth 3m. Miss. Target turned right after launch.

:DL

Great report, BTW!

Cheers, LGN1

VONHARRIS 11-24-11 12:03 AM

U-106 IXB
 
01 December 1939
03:58 hours U-106 under the command of GERHARD BELZER left Wilhelmshaven for grid BF44. All systems on board worked fine.

04 December 1939
Grid AN41
13:37 hours MV Henry Moon (Coastal Tanker), 1190 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 20. Crew lost: 0 - sunk by gunfire

05 December 1939
Grid AN14
02:56 hours SS Sheaf Mount (Granville-type Freighter), 4707 tons. Cargo: Military Stores. Crew: 94. Crew lost: 81 - sunk by gunfire

10 December 1939
Grid BF14
06:30 hours SS City of Durham (Heavy Merchant 01), 9091 tons. Cargo: Tobacco. Crew: 46. Crew lost: 40 - sunk by gunfire

11 December 1939
Grid BF44
01:02 hours Reached patrol area
19:03 hours SS Agua (Coastal Freighter), 1870 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 28 - sunk by gunfire

14 December 1939
Grid BF17
13:40 hours SS Armilla (Medium Merchant 40), 5926 tons. Cargo: Phosphates. Crew: 30. Crew lost: 13 - sunk by gunfire

17 December 1939
Grid BF41
20:57 hours MV Marie Bakke (Medium Merchant 40), 5927 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 57. Crew lost: 49 - sunk by gunfire

19 December 1939
Grid BF17
06:20 hours SS Empire Trent (Medium Merchant 24), 5090 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 62. Crew lost: 47 - submerged torpedo attack - 2 bow shots

22 December 1939
Grid AM54
02:38 hours SS Coracero (Ore Carrier), 6547 tons. Cargo: Military Stores. Crew: 95. Crew lost: 25 - Submerged torpedo attack - 2 bow + 1 stern shots
Grid AM52
11:33 hours SS Perterton (Medium Merchant 08), 5282 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 67. Crew lost: 57 - submerged torpedo attack - 2 bow shots

25 December 1939
Grid AM37
23:47 hours HMS Tekoura (ASW Trawler), 1100 tons. Crew: 43. Crew lost: 24 - submerged torpedo attack - 1 bow shot

26 December 1939
Grid AM37
15:50 hours SS Thistleglen (Granville-type Freighter), 4708 tons. Cargo: Mail/Packages. Crew: 68. Crew lost: 63 - submerged torpedo attack - 1 bow shot
17:04 hours Spotted torpedo boat - dived to periscope depth
19:56 hours MV Rion (Motor Vessel), 110 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 18. Crew lost: 17 - sunk by gunfire

27 December 1939
Grid AM39
02:24 hours Spotted motor torpedo boat - dived to periscope depth
06:32 hours SS Glen Head (Coastal Freighter), 1874 tons. Cargo: Military Vehicles. Crew: 25. Crew lost: 1 - submerged torpedo attack - 1 bow shot - finished off by gunfire
16:56 hours MV Greta Force (Coastal Tanker), 1191 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 18. Crew lost: 17 - sunk by gunfire

28 December 1939
Grid AM39
02:11 hours HMS Kingston (J&K classes), 1690 tons. Crew: 181. Crew lost: 110 - submerged torpedo attack - 1 bow shot
02:20 hours HMS Boadicea (A&B classes), 1350 tons. Crew: 151. Crew lost: 122 - submerged torpedo attack - 1 stern shot

29 December 1939
Grid AM52
14:09 hours SS Whirlwind (Medium Cargo type C2), 5574 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 42. Crew lost: 13 - submerged torpedo attack - 3 bow + 2 stern shots

30 December 1939
Grid AM34
18:24 hours Surface torpedo attack against Armed Merchant Cruiser from long range - 2 bow shots - both missed

31 December 1939
Grid AN13
08:11 hours MV Juniper (Small Trawler), 98 tons. Crew: 30. Crew lost: 4 - sunk by 20mm gunfire
Grid AN14
17:49 hours MV Bamako (Small Merchant), 2085 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 25. Crew lost: 13 - submerged torpedo attack - 1 stern shot

01 January 1940
Grid AN41
12:52 hours Spotted Swedish coastal tanker - no action taken

03 January 1940
Grid AN95
07:36 hours Spotted German trawler - raised the flag
12:11 hours Docked at port
34 days at sea
19 ships sunk
65410 tons
20 torpedoes fired
150 105mm rounds
60 20mm rounds
No damages or casualties


VONHARRIS 11-24-11 07:12 AM

U-106 IXB
 
01 February 1940
14:33 hours U-106 left Wilhelmshaven for grid DT85

02 February 1940
Grid AN66
15:43 hours Spotted Danish ore carrier bearing 023 heading East
21:06 hours Spotted Dutch tugboat bearing 045 stationary

08 February 1940
Grid AN14
09:51 hours Small trawler bearing 335 heading SE - dived to periscope depth

09 February 1940
Grid AM52
Q Ship HMS Brutus (Medium Coastal Freighter), 2364 tons. Crew: 71. Crew lost: 9 - submerged torpedo attack - 1 stern shot

10 February 1940
Grid AM49
08:51 hours Spotted US medium cargo type C2 bearing 338 heading NNE

12 February 1940
Grid BF17
04:42 hours SS British Trader (Tanker 18), 4426 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 21. Crew lost: 1 - surface torpedo attack - 2 bow + 2 stern shots
Grid BE39
09:07 hours Warship seen bearing 346 - dived to periscope depth
09:11 hours Multiple sound contacts
10:06 hours SS Fort la Reine (Empire-type Freighter), 6204 tons. Cargo: Machinery. Crew: 49. Crew lost: 48
10:42 hours MV Norvinn (Tanker 07), 7661 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 30
13:46 hours Tubes reloaded
21:00 hours Surfaced 4 bow + 2 stern shots

13 February 1940
Grid BF41
10:49 hours SS Colac (Medium Merchant 31), 3516 tons. Cargo: Copper Ore. Crew: 40. Crew lost: 1 - submerged attack - 3 bow shots
12:00 hours Sent message Bdu : 1 internal torpedo remain - winds 15m/s
15:30 hours Received answer : Proceed as planned

15 February 1940
Grid CG21
15:33 hours Damaged medium merchant 09 with the last torpedo - left the scene
16:01 hours SS Era (Medium Merchant 09), 3185 tons. Cargo: Mail/Packages. Crew: 51. Crew lost: 48
16:30 hours Changed course for Las Palmas to meet with SS Corrientes. The weather was awful: rain , heavy fog , 15m/s winds

21 February 1940
Grid DH94
06:12 hours Spotted Spanish tugboat bearing 000 heading North
06:25 hours Spotted SS Corrientes bearing 024
07:50 hours Alongside SS Corrientes waiting for the storm to pass
08:10 hours Winds 2m/s - startting reloading external torpedoes
14:15 hours Procedure completed - Took in frsh water and foods

25 February 1940
Grid DT85
15:05 hours Reached patrol area

02 March 1940
Grid EK42
21:25 hours Spotted enemy torpedo boat - dived tp PD

07 March 1940
Grid DH96
01:49 hours Q Ship HMS Lambridge (Medium merchant), 4043 tons. Crew: 61. Crew lost: 4 - submerged attack - 2 stern shots - finished off by gunfire

12 March 1940
Grid CG51
22:59 hours SS Clan Campbell (Large Merchant), 8578 tons. Cargo: Scrap Metal. Crew: 75. Crew lost: 6 - submerged attack 2 bow shots
Damaged passenger/cargo with 2 bow shots
Ships were escorted by gunboat

18 March 1940
Grid AM35
10:20 hours HMS Thistle (T class), 1222 tons. Crew: 50. Crew lost: 27 - submerged attack - 1 bow shot
16:35 hours Warship seen bearing 006 - dived to periscope depth at flank speed

19 March 1940
Grid AM36
00:29 hours Warship seen bearing 354 - dived to periscope depth at flank speed
15:33 hours Aircraft seen bearing 084 - dived to periscope depth at flank speed

24 March 1940
01:41 hours Docked at port. Gave permission to the men to rest all night.
53 days at sea
8 ships sunk
41199 tons sunk ( I noticed that Commander doesn't recongnize the T-class as tonnage , it stated 39977 tons sunk)
22 torpedoes fired
35 105mm rounds used
No damages or casualties

Obltn Strand 11-24-11 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LGN1 (Post 1792734)
Sorry, Obltn Strand, but this one l like:

20:25 Small freighter and tanker zigzagging between N and E. BE 3938
20:37
Fired tube I against small tanker. G7e, Range 1200m, Speed 6 kts, AoB green 90, Depth 3m. Miss. Target turned right after launch.

:DL

Can't say I like it but I do appreciate the realism factor;) Not easy to plot their pattern through periscope and with 100m intervals on navigation map.
Quote:

Originally Posted by LGN1 (Post 1792734)
Great report, BTW!

Cheers, LGN1

Someone actually reads them:o

Sailor Steve 11-24-11 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1792978)
13:40 hours MV Marie Bakke (Medium Merchant 40), 5927 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 57. Crew lost: 49 - sunk by gunfire

17 December 1939
Grid BF41
20:57 hours MV Marie Bakke (Medium Merchant 40), 5927 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 57. Crew lost: 49 - sunk by gunfire

Double-dipping, eh? :O:

Quote:

07:36 hours Spotted German trawler - raised the flag
That's the way I always do it too. Makes it actually feel good to be home. :sunny:

VONHARRIS 11-24-11 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1793215)
Double-dipping, eh? :O:


That's the way I always do it too. Makes it actually feel good to be home. :sunny:

Copy and paste error!:cry:
It is now corrected.
Thank you.

Sailor Steve 11-24-11 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1793343)
Copy and paste error!:cry:
It is now corrected.
Thank you.

Lol. I was just teasing. I do things like that all the time. :D

VONHARRIS 11-25-11 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1793370)
Lol. I was just teasing. I do things like that all the time. :D

No worries mate! :DL

VONHARRIS 11-25-11 03:55 AM

U-106 IXB
 
18 April 1940
20:26 hours After standard refit U-106 left port for grid AN68!

20 April 1940
01:04 hours Reached patrol area
07:00 hours Spotted Dutch tugboat bearing 069 stationary

21 April 1940
02:30 hours New orders : Move to the Norwegian coast

23 April 1940
Grid AF87
20:19 hours SS Brynhild (Small Freighter), 1960 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 20. Crew lost: 8 - sunk by gunfire

26 April 1940
Grid AF64
12:01 hours New orders: Norwegian campaign ended. Move to AD59 to attack enemy convoys

29 April 1940
Grid AF43
12:21 hours Icebergs seen bearing 315

04 May 1940
Grid AE29
20:06 hours Warship seen bearing 279 - dived to PD
20:12 hours Second warship sound contact bearing 270 moving away fast

09 May 1940
02:14 hours Crossing the Danemarkstrasse

10 May 1940
17:36 hours Reached grid AD59

14 May 1940
Grid AD59
19:16 hours Warship seen bearing 028 - dived to PD
19:47 hours Multiple sound contacts bearing 303 closing in
21:44 hours Start torpedo attack within the convoy lanes
21:45 hours SS Sea Pike (Large Cargo type C3) , 9367 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 48. Crew lost: 38
21:46 hours SS Gretafield (Tanker 04), 8780 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 55. Crew lost: 9
22:17 hours SS Vendémiaire (Tanker 04), 8781 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 46. Crew lost: 6
22:24 hours Q Ship HMS Maunder (Medium merchant), 4043 tons. Crew: 73. Crew lost: 15
22:51 hours Depth 110m undetected
01:16 hours Tubes reloaded
02:16 hours Surfaced at 15m/s winds but no rain or clouds

16 May 1940
Grid AD59
11:13 hours Moving to intercept convoy after BdU message
11:51 hours Warship seen bearing 327 - dived to PD
11:55 hours Multiple sound contacts bearing 315 - 325 closing in slow
12:22 hours Visual contact tankers and liners
12:33 hours Start torpedo attack 4 bow shots
12:42 hours 2 strens shots
12:54 hours Still undetected at PD following the slow moving convoy. 2 bow tubes reloaded and fired - diving deep
13:31 hours Depth 100m undetected so far
14:43 hours Pinging which stopped
18:26 hours Surfaced beoynd visual range - 1m/s winds - little clouds - moving externals inside
21:46 hours Completed , returning to convoy attack area for any DIW ships
23:31 hours Ship seen bearing 004 medium merchant 40 stationary - wind 11m/s - dived to PD
17 May 1940
00:08 hours Huge sinking sounds from a distance RMS Empress of Britain (Canadian Pacific steamship), 42913 tons
00:47 hours Stern shot at the medium merchant 40
00:48 hours SS Cydonia (Medium Merchant 40), 5929 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 66. Crew lost: 47
03:40 hours Surfaced to leave the area - tanker 04 spotted bearing 180 stationary
04:07 hours Warship seen bearing 012 - dived to PD
04:35 hours 1 bow shot a tanker 04
04:37 hours 1 bow shot a tanker 04
04:39 hours 1 bow shot a tanker 04 - now on fire
04:41 hours 1 bow shot a tanker 04
04:44 hours SS Winamac (Tanker 04), 8783 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 59. Crew lost: 31
04:57 hours Depth 50m - pinging
05:04 hours Depth 67m - pinging - going deeper
05:27 hours Depth 102m - no pinging
08:12 hours Surfaced - start return trip
08:22 hours Message from BdU: Large liner sunk at grid AD59 on 17 May 1940
SS Queen Mary (Cunard liner 2), 80817 tons. Cargo: Passengers. Crew: 1308. Crew lost: 1308

26 May 1940
00:31 hours Docked at port under heavy rain but that didn't bother anyone!
GERHARD BELZER was promoted to Kapitanleutnant on the spot and he was summoned to Berlin where he was decorated with the Knight's Cross by der Fuhrer.
Medals were given to the crew and promotions as well.
39 days at sea
9 ships sunk
171373 tons sunk
No damages or casualties
19 torpedoes fired
15 105mm rounds used

ijnfleetadmiral 11-25-11 04:18 AM

21 March 1940:
Scharnhorst departs Wilhelmshaven on another raiding mission.

Results:
Returned to port 26 March 1940 due to damage from aerial attack NW of Scapa Flow by Swordfish; radio antenna destroyed. Sank three ships for 11,754 tons and shot down two aircraft.

1 Medium Cargo Ship
1 Granville-type Freighter
1 Tramp Steamer
2 Swordfish Torpedo Bombers

Obltn Strand 11-25-11 04:25 PM

Patrol 7
U-55, 7th/13th Flotilla
Left at: July 17, 1940, 11:52
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AM17


22.7.1940

05:40
Aircraft. Crash dive. AF 7778
10:09
Aircraft. Crash dive. AN 1121

25.7.1940

05:40
Arrived operations area. AM 1739

29.7.1940

02:55
Convoy reported at grid AL 3839. Intercepting. AM 1753
07:55
Multiple contacts on hydrophone. AM 1779
08:31
Convoy spotted. Shadowing. AM 1923
10:30
Convoy at grid AM 1924. Shadowing.
11:13
Detected by escorts. Crash dive. AM 1925
12:29
Surfaced. Contact lost. AM 1925
13:20
Detected by escorts. Crash dive. AM 1929
14:28
Surfaced. Contact lost. AM 1929
15:52
Contact regained. AM 1938
18:00
Convoy at AM 1939. Course E, speed 8 kts.
18:18
Detected by escorts. Crash dive. AM 1939
19:30
Surfaced. Contact lost. AM 1939
20:06
Contact regained. AM 0117
22:00
Convoy at AM 0143. Course E, speed 8kts.

30.7.1940

02:06
Fired tubes I and II against large merchant. G7e, range 2500m, speed 7 and 8 kts, AoB red 100, depth 3m. One hit.
02:08
Fired tubes III and IV against large merchant. G7a, same firing data. No hits.
02:11
Fired tube V against tanker. G7e, range 3000m, speed 7 kts,
AoB red 110, depth 3m. Miss.
02:30
Large merchant sunk. Observed going down bow first. AM 0128
03:48
Fired tubes I and II against tanker. G7a, range 2800m, speed 8 kts, AoB red 100, depth 3m. One hit and sunk moments later.
03:52
Fired tubes III and IV against large merchant. G7a, range 900m, speed 8 kts, AoB red 100, depth 3m. Both hit.
03:53
Detected by escort. Crash dive. AM 0129
04:58
Surfaced. Minor damage from gunfire. Sustained a depth charge attack. In contact with convoy. AM 0137
07:41
Detected by escorts. Crash dive. AM 0139
09:14
Heavy rain and swells. Impossible to continue operation against convoy. AM 0139
09:37
Received new orders. Patrol grid BE 34. AM 0136

1.8.1940

06:20
Arrived operations area. BE 3439
8.8.1940

07:07
Aircraft. Crash dive. BE 3819
08:39
Aircraft. Crash dive. BE 3827
11:28
Warship spotted. BE 3854
11:33
Detected. Crash dive.
12:17
Hydrophone indicates a convoy in close proximity and closing. BE 3854
12:25
Boat is positioned inside the convoy
12:28
Fired tube V against large merchant. G7a, range 2000m, speed 7kts, AoB red 80, depth 4m. Miss.
Fired tubes I and II against large merchant. G7a, range 1200m, speed 7 kts, AoB green 80, depth 4m. First malfunctioned, second hit. BE 3851
14:37
Observed large merchant go down. Took minor damage to deck structures from depth charges.
Out of internal torpedoes. Started return trip. BE 3851

17.8.1940

08:40
Docked at Kiel.

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 3
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 26899 tons


U-boat damaged (H.I. 99.57%)

Ships sunk
SS Copahee (Large Cargo), 8411 tons.
SS Esso Aruba (Tanker 09), 8505 tons.
SS Lipari (Large Merchant), 9983 tons.


Oberleutnant z. s. Siegfried Strand
U-5 Type IIA (3 patrols)
U-55 Type VIIB (4 patrols)

Career tonnage: 89 093

Can't yet declare my convoy mojo back, but I'm gettin' there.
Also I'm pretty sure game didn't credit me for sinking one large merchant. I hit it twice on both sides of the smoke stack.

andwii 11-25-11 11:25 PM

Current date June 4th 1940 0002 hours

Current Grid AN13

Ships sunk

small ship sunk with flak gun for 98 tons in AN21

Freighter sunk for 4700 Tons in AN14

Costal tanker sunk for 1200 tons in AN14

Ore Carrier sunk for 8400 in AN14

And about 2 minuets ago Small Freighter sunk for 2200 tons in AN13

All internals in except for one stern and the extra reserve spots in the Bow are empty for the beds.

Current Objective heading to AM 35 for patrol, then refuel and refit at bessel.

andwii 11-25-11 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1793754)
SS Queen Mary (Cunard liner 2), 80817 tons. Cargo: Passengers. Crew: 1308. Crew lost: 1308

HAZA! That will show them tommies!

VONHARRIS 11-26-11 04:17 AM

U-106 IXB
 
08 June 1940
12:18 hours U-106 left port for grid AN81

10 June 1940
10:14 hours Reached patrol area

11 June 1940
16:44 hours New orders: Proceed to grid AM52 to attack enemy convoys

12 June 1940
Grid AN59
07:00 hours Warship seen bearing 334 - dived to periscope depth
14:22 hours Surfaced - moving to intercept convoy after Bdu message
Grid AN73
16:02 hours Warship seen bearing 306 closing - dived to PD
16:09 hours Multiple sound contacts bearing 337 closing
17:57 hours No visual contacts
13 June 1940
01:45 hours Surfaced
01:52 hours Elco torpedo boat bearing 331 heading west
02:31 hours ASW trawler bearing 111 heading west - dived to PD
06:10 hours Surfaced

15 June 1940
Grid AN14
13:26 hours SS Baron Carnegie (Medium Merchant 11), 3129 tons. Cargo: Paper Products. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 29 - sunk by gunfire
13:56 hours Warship seen bearing 325 heading WNW - dived to PD
14:37 hours Sound contact warship closing bearing 289
19:30 hours Surfaced

16 June 1940
Grid AN13
03:50 hours Warship seen bearing 006 closing - dived to PD
03:59 hours Visual contact : FLEET CARRIER UNESCORTED!
04:09 hours 4 bow shots fired
04:10 hours Impacts - HMS Indomitable (Illustrious class), 23000 tons. Crew: 1249. Crew lost: 74
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/2452/cvsinking.jpg

04:12 hours Surfaced
04:17 hours Aircraft seen bearing 061 heading south. He was probably looking for his carrier - dived to PD at flank speed
11:44 hours Ship seen bearing 351 heading ENE
12:10 hours SS Tudor Star (Ore Carrier), 6316 tons. Cargo: Copper Ore. Crew: 91. Crew lost: 4 - submerged attack with 2 stern shots

19 June 1940
Grid AM52
09:44 hours Reached new patrol grid

21 June 1940
Grid AM52
03:35 hours SS Varangnes (Small Freighter), 1672 tons. Cargo: Aircraft. Crew: 33. Crew lost: 11 - submerged attack with 2 bow shots (1 was dud)

24 June 1940
Grid AM52
00:23 hours Moving to intercept convoy after BdU message
04:14 hours Run into the convoy on the surface because of bad weather - dived to PD
04:29 hours SS Penhale (Medium Merchant 22), 4290 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 38. Crew lost: 28
04:33 hours SS Sloga (Medium Merchant 22), 4291 tons. Cargo: Sugar. Crew: 69. Crew lost: 3
04:45 hours All torpedoes fired - 2 more ships damaged - divign to 100m
04:51 hours Pinging - set speed 1 kt
04:52 hours Depth 50m - DCs exploding away
05:03 hours SS Tymeric (Medium Merchant 08), 5283 tons. Cargo: Sugar. Crew: 55. Crew lost: 13
05:49 hours SS Trevathick (Medium Merchant 08), 5282 tons. Cargo: Aircraft. Crew: 41. Crew lost: 1
10:15 hours Sound contact merchant bearing 041 closing - ignored contact due to lack of torpedoes
12:17 hours Surfaced 15m/s winds no rain
Grid AM51
17:02 hours Winds 2m/s start moving external torpedoes
23:12 hours Procedure completed

25 June 1940
Grid AM29
07:41 hours Moving to intercept convoy after BdU message
09:43 hours Warship seen bearing 021 - dived to PD
10:16 hours Visual contact
10:30 hours Start torpedo attack
10:32 hours SS Empire Heritage (Whale Factory Ship), 17332 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 166. Crew lost: 126
10:33 hours MV Nicania (Motor Tanker), 9809 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 60. Crew lost: 33
10:36 hours Diving to 100m undetected
17:32 hours Surfaced - start return trip

29 June 1940
Grid AN85
08:32 hours Met with German commerce raider. Identified as such by the Arado floatplane on board

30 June 1940
Grid AN95
04:00 hours Spotted naval artillery barge - raised the flag
07:43 hours Entered port
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23 days at sea
10 ships sunk
80404 tons
20 torpedoes fired
30 105mm rounds
No damages or casualties
GERHARD BELZER received the Oak leaves for his Knight's Cross
Medals and promotions were given to the crew as well as permission to drink as much Beck's as they could!


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