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gazpode_l 03-20-11 06:57 PM

u-93 patrol 5
 
Previous post for this patrol: http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/show...postcount=2265

W Suhr abord u-93 contined his patrol #5 over the last few days. Following the destruction of a large merchant, he set a course for DT23 a patrol grid located north west of africa. Skirting past gibraltar he ran into some severe storms and at some stages seas ranging over ten meters in wave height! :o

Continuing on through the storms, Suhr repeatedly had u-93 diving at random stages to use the hydrophones, although it would appear that they were alone in the great ocean as no contacts were detected..

They eventually reach the patrol grid where they would hang out as ordered for 24hrs.

Upon completing the prescribed period within the alloted DT23, U-93 sets a course for familiar waters of Biscay and the United Kingdom and makes a course north-east..

Snestorm 03-20-11 07:30 PM

U124 IXB. Patrol 2.
 
Departed Lorient on 25.okt.40.

Reached our assigned grid (CF98, Between Gibralter & The Azores) on 2.nov.40.
Hung out for a few days, and were redispatched to the area east of Canada.

Radio dispatch recieved on 2.dec.40, at 1127. Grid BC51.
Enemy convoy. Grid BC54 (one grid south of us). Course ENE. Speed 6 knots.

At 1600 we were in BC54, and recieved a repeat of rhe original transmission.

At 1720 we found the lead escort, without being detected.
5 attacks would follow over the next 2 days. All 14 torpedoes expended.
Escort consisted of an ex-USN Clemson Class destroyer, and a Flower Class corvette.

2 tankers, and 2 freighters were sunk for 30.236 GRT.
3 additional ships are spewing thick black smoke.
The VII drivers around Rockall shan't have any problems finding this one.
Happy Birthday, guys. Big convoy, with plenty left.

U124 returned to Lorient without incident, and docked on 20.dec.40.

U124's record to date:
2 war patrols.
5 ships sunk for 36.690 GRT.

STEED 03-21-11 06:30 PM

September 1943 in my IXD2 U-200 attacking the Arctic convoy I could not believe my luck, twice two escorts went right over me and minimum damage was inflicted on me. I wonder the rough sea had anything to do with it, any way thanks to my T4 ells they saved my bacon and sent those two escorts to the bottom. Also bagged a large merchant and medium tanker, I've be glad when I get to move down under helping our Japanese Allies out and less planes over head.

Gereke 03-21-11 08:23 PM

U-97
September 1941

Left Brest with orders to proceed through the Straight of Gibraltar and join the 23rd Flotilla in Salamis, Greece.

At 0430, while transiting along the Spanish coast at a heading of 180, one of my lookouts reports spotting shadows on the horizon. Turned out to be a medium sized convoy with light escort. Through some good luck, I was already in a prime position for attack. Due to the fact that it would be dawn soon I opted to commence with a submerged attack. I ordered flank speed ahead to close the distance, and then down to 14m.

Maneuvered my way into the middle of the convoy, and with my first salvo of torpedoes I took down a 9,000t Tanker, a 7,000t tanker and a 6,000t Freighter. I ordered the tubes reloaded, and then fired a second salvo that did not yield very good results. 1 hit which only caused damage to a large freighter, the others were misses or duds.

I noticed that the escorts were starting to get hot on my trail so I decided it was time to hit the cellar and run silent. I'd let other U-boats have their turn with the convoy, as I had radioed it's position before commencing my attack. I also wanted to save some eels for my transit through the Mediterranean.

My transit through the STROG went without incident. I was lucky enough to have some thick fog on my side, and made the entire trip on the surface.

Thirty two days after leaving Brest, U-97 moored at Salamis. After some refitting and crew rest we'll be ready for our next patrol.

Exakt 03-21-11 08:45 PM

First 100% realism career
 
U-46, August 3, 1939.

It has been two days that we have set sail from Wilhelmshaven, as per orders from BdU, to perform a shakedown patrol. So far, every bootsmen are getting familiar with U-46, a type VIIB boat, a nice upgrade from a type IIA, on which they all trained on. Weather is nice this time of the year, so the crew is enjoying some of the sun when we are surfaced. There has been some gossip over a Wilhelmshaven about a coming war with the British. Also heard rumors of an attack being planned on Scapa Flow. It seems suicide, trying to attack the base of the British Home Fleet. Only time will tell but for now, we are enjoying the moment of peace while it lasts.

Lt z. See Jakob Bock

NB: As stated in the post title, this is my first 100% realism career, wish me luck... :arrgh!:

kapuhy 03-22-11 02:10 AM

I've lost a sailor in a scene somewhat similar to "Das Boot" ending - Stabsoberbootsmann Marks has been killed by shrapnel from bomb explosion when a squadron of Hurricanes jumped me just before entering La Baule sub pens. He has sold his life dearly though, managing to shoot down one attacker and damage another.

unterseemann 03-22-11 12:35 PM

Patrol 10
Kptlt R.Eickmeyer
U-2541 type XXI

05JAN45: Left Bergen
Orders to patrol coastal waters between north of scotland and faeroes islands.

11JAN45: Heavy sea with good visibility. Sank lone destroyer in AF77 with 1 GNAT
HMAS Quiberon (Q&R classes) 1.690 tons

14JAN45 06:45 AN15 sank lone british merchant with 3 torpedoes salvo 2 impacts. 07:01 coup de grace.
SS Tyndareus ( Ore carrier ) 8.753 tons

15JAN45 00:02 AM32 2 ships convoy detected by lookouts. no escorts. Fired two torpedoes to each ship in simultaneous attack
01:02 SS Port Denison ( Ore carrier) 8.754 tons
01:03 SS Empire Bruce ( Empire type Freighter) 8.622 tons

18JAN45 Docked at Bergen.

4 ships sunk for 27.819 tons
HI 98.5%

Total carrier: 22 ships (20/2) for 119.583 tons (116463/3120)

VONHARRIS 03-22-11 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kapuhy (Post 1625226)
I've lost a sailor in a scene somewhat similar to "Das Boot" ending - Stabsoberbootsmann Marks has been killed by shrapnel from bomb explosion when a squadron of Hurricanes jumped me just before entering La Baule sub pens. He has sold his life dearly though, managing to shoot down one attacker and damage another.

We salute a brave man. :salute:

Snestorm 03-22-11 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exakt (Post 1625131)
U-46, August 3, 1939.

NB: As stated in the post title, this is my first 100% realism career, wish me luck... :arrgh!:

Welcome to the club.
Congradulations on going 100%, and good luck.

Your tonnage should see a drop,
while your satisfaction with your own achievements should get a big boost.

Snestorm 03-22-11 07:32 PM

U124 IXB. Patrol 3.
 
Departed Lorient on 17.jan.41 bound for grid AD88 (SW of Island).

Date 21.jan.41. Time 0931. Grid BF17 (SW corner of the shallows below Ireland).
2 stern torpedoes fired at a C2 Cargo.
1 impact (right in the nose). No sinkings.

Date 27.jan.41. Time 0447. Grid AL29 (W of Rockall Bank).
A Coastal Merchant was encounter at medium range.
As our tracks were too close for a torpedo attack, the deck gun was brought to bear.
1.977 GRT, that didn't get to run us over. A big thanks to my gunner.

Date 27.jan.41 (still). Time 2243. Grid AL14.
From BDU.
To U124.
Convoy. Grid AL18. Course E. Speed 7 knots.

Date 28.jan.41. Time 0204. Grid AL18.
Dived to avoid a corvette.
We are apparently aft the convoys beam, on the port side.
(We don't get contacts on the chart so finding these convoys is neither guaranteed, nor artful in approach.)

Time 0359.
D E S T R O Y E R ! ! !
Signal lights and guns blazing, coming head on!
Dive to 100 meters.
There are 4+ escorts counted on the hydrophone.
We were down for quite some time.

Time 0751.
Fire 1, 2, 4. (T2 torpedoes).

Time 0752.
Impact! And P I N G !

Time 0753.
T2 Tanker sunk for 10.872 GRT

Following this we were rocked by DC at 100 meters.
The sea is calm, and the escorts are sharp.
New depth of 150 meters is ordered.
It's a long, slow, low crawl away from the convoy, at a 45 degree angle, but we finaly broke free.

Time 1407. Grid AL27.
Again ahead of the convoy, and submerging for another go.
Weather has changed to Medium Fog & 15 m/s winds.
We could only make 15 knots during the overhaul.

Time 1437.
Fired 1,2, and 4 (T2 torpedoes) at a C2 Cargo, resulting in her sinking for 6.452 GRT.
Weather conditions prevented the escorts from having a repeat performance of our earlier encounter.

Time 2108.
While again overtaking the convoy D E S T R O Y E R ! 2400 meters.
We did get under in time.
We did evade the DD.
And, we did eventualy manage another attack on a C3 Cargo.
Fired 1, 2, and 4 (T1 torpedoes - best for last!)
2 impacts.

Target eventualy went Dead In Water, and ate 3 more torpedoes before sinking for 7.923 GRT.

All torpedoes expended.

Date 12.feb.41. Time 0859. Grid BF51.
A L A R M ! Our RAF welcoming committee to The Bay.
Aircraft beat the heck out us.

Date 13.feb.41. Time 0900. Grid BF61.
Home in Lorient, after running the whole night at Full Ahead.

Patrol results:
4 ships sunk for 27.224 GRT.
Hull Integrity 45%.
My gunner will be getting a new 105, as his old one was destroyed.
All promotions will go to Damage Control party members.

U124's record to date:
3 war patrols.
9 ships sunk for 63.914 GRT.

VONHARRIS 03-23-11 12:53 AM

New career started
U-110 IXB
Patrol No1
Date and Time
Location
Occurrences
1.12.39.0407Patrol 1
U-110, U-Flotilla Saltzwedel
Left at: December 1, 1939, 04:07
From: Wilhelmshaven
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BE94
4.12.39. 20:36 Grid AN 41 Ship sunk! HMCS Skeena (A&B classes), 1350 tons. Crew: 158. Crew lost: 102
5.12.39.17:01 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! USS Sphinx (Convoy repair ship), 5397 tons. Crew: 198. Crew lost: 196
21:02 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! SS Augvald (Granville-type Freighter), 4707 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 110. Crew lost: 33
9.12.39.08:53 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! HMS Kelvin (J&K classes), 1690 tons. Crew: 208. Crew lost: 70
13:52 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! SS Stal (Tramp Steamer), 1964 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 32. Crew lost: 18
20:20 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! MV La Cordillera (Medium Merchant 30), 6936 tons. Cargo: Military Vehicles. Crew: 67. Crew lost: 51
22:24 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! SS Penthievre (Small Merchant), 2396 tons. Cargo: Military Vehicles. Crew: 23. Crew lost: 4
11.12.39.10:24 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! SS Banderas (Small Freighter), 2228 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 22. Crew lost: 17
13.12.39.17:51 Grid AM 76 Ship sunk! USS Chloris (Convoy repair ship), 5398 tons. Crew: 162. Crew lost: 53
17:56 Grid AM 76 Ship sunk! USS Romulus (Convoy repair ship), 5399 tons. Crew: 196. Crew lost: 56
18:02 Grid AM 76 Ship sunk! SS Chelwood (Small Merchant), 2391 tons. Cargo: Military Vehicles. Crew: 30. Crew lost: 24
18:03 Grid AM 76 Ship sunk! SS Empire Lynx (Medium Merchant 20), 6161 tons. Cargo: Sugar. Crew: 40. Crew lost: 1
18.12.39.10:52 Grid BE 94 Ship sunk! HMS Birmingham (Southampton class), 10725 tons. Crew: 916. Crew lost: 384
10:58 Grid BE 94 Ship sunk! Q Ship USS Atik (Small Coastal Freighter), 2367 tons. Crew: 79. Crew lost: 50
20.12.39.20:57 Grid BE 62 Ship sunk! USS Chicopee (Naval oiler 1), 11824 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 74. Crew lost: 27
21.12.39.14:26 Grid BE 38 Ship sunk! USS Megara (Convoy repair ship), 5400 tons. Crew: 156. Crew lost: 123
28.12.39.12:57 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 16
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 76333 tons
Days at sea : 28

Patrol No2
Date and Time
Location
Occurrences
17.1.40.06:38 Patrol 2
U-110, U-Flotilla Saltzwedel
Left at: January 17, 1940, 06:38
From: Wilhelmshaven
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BD99
21.1.40.09:37 Grid AN 14 Ship sunk! SS Alwaki (Granville-type Freighter), 4707 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 79. Crew lost: 22
12.2.40.02:17 Grid AM 53 Ship sunk! MV Greta Force (Coastal Tanker), 1241 tons. Cargo: Gasoline. Crew: 21. Crew lost: 0
13.2.40.22:47 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS Algerian (Tramp Steamer), 1964 tons. Cargo: Phosphates. Crew: 31. Crew lost: 9
14.2.40.08:28 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! MV Poelau Bras (Heavy Merchant 01), 9444 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 74. Crew lost: 5
16:40 Grid AM 2 Ship sunk! USS Jason (Cyclops)-type Collier, 10959 tons. Cargo: Coal
18:25 Grid AM 2 Ship sunk! USS Caloosahatchee (Naval oiler 1), 11824 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 68. Crew lost: 58
15.2.40.15:53 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS Empire Clough (Medium Merchant 20), 6160 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 76. Crew lost: 7
15:54 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS Jewell Seam (Ore Freighter 02), 8403 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 72. Crew lost: 1
16:23 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS Venore (Ore Freighter 02), 8404 tons. Cargo: Copper Ore. Crew: 88. Crew lost: 53
16.2.40. 00:29 Grid AM 52 Ship sunk! SS City of Hartlepool (Large Merchant), 10615 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 55. Crew lost: 31
20.2.40.00:31 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 10
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 73721 tons
Days at sea : 35

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Snestorm 03-24-11 02:33 PM

U124 IXB. Patrol 4.
 
Departed Lorient on 22.mar.41.

Assigned Grid: ES69 (West of Freetown) (Dull)

Returned to Lorient on 15.maj.41.

Patrol Results:
3 ships sunk for 19.353 GRT.
9 of 14 torpedoes expended.
Boat and crew in good health.

U124's history to date:
4 patrols completed.
12 ships sunk for 83.267 GRT.

Grey pilgrim 03-24-11 04:08 PM

Well, let's put it straight.
My first step in my current campaigne will be to buy a better machine to play on as I have got the laptop.
To make matters worse not very new one :D.

Howard313 03-26-11 01:22 AM

  • Patrol #17
  • Year 1941
  • Patrol Grid EJ58
  • Ships sunk - 2
  • Total Tonnage this Patrol - 9786
Having a bit of bad luck as is obvious from what is stated above. While on previous patrols I made it a mandatory act to bag no less than 30,000 tons per patrol, we were not given any golden opportunities like we have received in the past. While we did move in to intercept a large convoy, there was a heavy fog and we never caught sight of them before we had to return to base for fuel-related issues.

On a more happy note, I have just been given permission to fire upon targets flying under the flag of the United States, thanks to Japan's recent attack of Pearl Harbor. Another nation at war with us merely means more targets for my torpedoes, and if The U.S. Military thinks it can turn the tide of this war they are sadly mistaken.

Tonight, me and my men will drink in the hopes of a more fruitful patrol #18

*** U-107
Type: IXB
Current Tonnage - 268,000

STEED 03-26-11 09:35 AM

October 1943 IXD2 U-200 now based at Penang, and what a field day I'm having! Tanker after Tanker after Tanker...WOOHOO.

Happy times are here again. :DL

17 Tankers so far. :D

Gerald 03-26-11 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STEED (Post 1628228)
October 1943 IXD2 U-200 now based at Penang, and what a field day I'm having! Tanker after Tanker after Tanker...WOOHOO.

Happy times are here again. :DL

17 Tankers so far. :D

There are tankers around 2000 GRT, and it then becomes approx.34.000 GRT :O: well done

BogdaNz 03-26-11 02:47 PM

how can i have these ?

STEED 03-26-11 03:09 PM

January 1944 IXD2 U-200 having a great time down under, another four large tankers and four medium tankers gone up in smoke.

THIS IS NOT WAR...THIS IS SPORT. :DL :DL :D :yeah:

Snestorm 03-26-11 09:23 PM

U124 IXB. Short & Sweet.
 
Patrol 5.
12.jun.41 til 27.jun.41 (Only 15 days!).

U124 pulled out of Lorient bound for DT34 (Freetown routes), but never arrived there.

Date 19.jun.41.
Grid CF32 (West of Spain).
Time 0452.

"Ship spotted. Medium rangs".
Good morning, Mr Destroyer. Dive to 100 meters.
We managed to entertain him, and his friends, for a time.

Slow Convoy, with 7 escorts!
This was just too big to pass up.
We even tailed them when Heavy Fog showed up, via the hydrophone.

We harrassed this convoy for the next 2 days, and 236 miles, finaly ending the chase when our last torpedo left it's tube (14 torpedoes - no externals carried).

Date 21.jun.41.
Grid BE67 (SW of Ireland).
Time 0003.

Our last torpedo has been spent, and our last target rests on the bottom.
4 attacks were made on the convoy proper, and 1 additional attack on a DIW ship from an earlier attack.

U124's shortest, and best patrol, thus far:
5 ships sunk for 30.689 GRT.

U124's history to date:
5 war patrols.
17 ships sunk for 113.956 GRT.


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