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Kptlt. Siegmann 05-29-09 01:12 PM

Just about to put out to sea for my 3rd patrol of this career. Going to try to go the entire war using only the Type II:D

DaveU186 05-30-09 06:06 AM

It seems Bernard managed to join the crew of U-2501 under a false identity.

After confirming that a passenger/cargo we'd attacked was on her way down, I instructed him to plot a course away from the area. Unfortunately he managed to take us directly into the path of ship, which came down on top of us.

Down we went with four compartments flooding. Had a good mind to tie him up and stick him in one of said compartments. However, my crew heroically saved the ship, though the damage reads:

Torpedo Tube 1 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 2 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 3 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 4 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 5 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 6 - Destroyed
Hydrophone Receivers - Destroyed
Forward Batteries - Destroyed
Hydrophone - Destroyed
Radar - Destroyed
Radio - Destroyed
Sonar - Destroyed
Attack Periscope - Destroyed
Observation Periscope - Destroyed
Radio Antenna - Destroyed
Radar Antenna - Destroyed
Snorkel - Destroyed
Radar Warning Receiver - Not Working

You have to laugh or you really would cry.

:har:

Paul Riley 05-30-09 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sgtmonkeynads (Post 1108696)
I all of a sudden had bugs. Lots of them. It started with the one where I would b looking through the scope or uzo. I would be looking, click once to enable movement of the scope, then once I had target lock I would click again to exit movement mode and that is when I would automatically launch a torpedo.

The next one was a glitch in all graphics. On the top left side of the screen I would get this checkerboard pattern that made it look as if the game was trying to cover up a naked lady or something.

The nav map could not be changed. I was stuck afloat and none of my crew could do anything about it. It also had the glitch that when at night when the filter should have been applied, from day running to the red night light, it was up in the right corner. The filter I mean, map as normal but the filter was in its own window up in the corner. It is hard to explain without showing you.

I wish I knew what happened. I had the best career of my life going, with both the Rodney and Nelson under my belt.

Good luck with your hunt. You will Love Gwx once you get over all the new eyecandy and such.

Thanks sgt.

I am still on my way back to Kiel on my shakedown patrol,almost in the Skagerrak where we will perform our 1st deep dive test,to see how this little duck performs,then we will make for Kiel.Had some great sightings though on the patrol,lots of activity around French,Dutch,Frisian waters.Shame none of them could be attacked,I had some perfect opportunities.All co-ords have been recorded :yeah:

Had one or two hair raising moments around the NW tip of German coastline,water became dangerously shallow having dived due to the unnatural darkness at night,only to surface and risk a surface run in zero vis.

Cheers.

Leandros 05-30-09 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveU186 (Post 1109312)
It seems Bernard managed to join the crew of U-2501 under a false identity.

After confirming that a passenger/cargo we'd attacked was on her way down, I instructed him to plot a course away from the area. Unfortunately he managed to take us directly into the path of ship, which came down on top of us.

Down we went with four compartments flooding. Had a good mind to tie him up and stick him in one of said compartments. However, my crew heroically saved the ship, though the damage reads:

Torpedo Tube 1 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 2 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 3 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 4 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 5 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 6 - Destroyed
Hydrophone Receivers - Destroyed
Forward Batteries - Destroyed
Hydrophone - Destroyed
Radar - Destroyed
Radio - Destroyed
Sonar - Destroyed
Attack Periscope - Destroyed
Observation Periscope - Destroyed
Radio Antenna - Destroyed
Radar Antenna - Destroyed
Snorkel - Destroyed
Radar Warning Receiver - Not Working

You have to laugh or you really would cry.

:har:

Who is this Bernard, please - that is stirring up so much problems on various occasions....?


Leandros 05-30-09 08:44 AM

U-66 - Jun 14th 1941 01:48 - AM5328 - Patrol 16

Rough sea but very good visibility, clear sky, full moon. Heading SW surfaced towards a recent sonar contact. 5 torps left, the other were expended on an Eastbound convoy into Liverpool. Got inside the screen but experienced 3 duds with TI's on magnetic fuze. Two went off prematurely at approx. 400 meters distance, one passed underneath the Large merchant without going off. Distance almost 3.000 meters. Switched to impact fuze and hit a couple of others but had to fight off the escorts before the trail could be picked up again. The TI's in the aft tubes worked eminently on magnetic against the escorts. Much shorter distances, though.

Paul Riley 05-30-09 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1109347)
Who is this Bernard, please - that is stirring up so much problems on various occasions....?


Leandros,

I asked the same thing the other day.He is the nutjob that everyone takes the piss out of,for sailing into other ships when you plot a course,for grounding the Uboat in shallow water,for using the hydrophone without having his headset on,or firing a torpedo into thin air...the list is practically endless.
Bernard is really...you,the captain,he's in charge after all.He is your alter ego,your black cloud hovering above your head :O:
He also has a tendency to produce foul smelling farts when you have been underwater for about 24hrs :nope: yuk

sharkbit 05-30-09 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1109371)
Leandros,

Bernard is really...you,the captain,he's in charge after all.He is your alter ego,your black cloud hovering above your head :O:

:haha::haha:

Nicely put.:DL

Leandros 05-30-09 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1109371)
Leandros,

I asked the same thing the other day.He is the nutjob that everyone takes the piss out of,for sailing into other ships when you plot a course,for grounding the Uboat in shallow water,for using the hydrophone without having his headset on,or firing a torpedo into thin air...the list is practically endless.
Bernard is really...you,the captain,he's in charge after all.He is your alter ego,your black cloud hovering above your head :O:
He also has a tendency to produce foul smelling farts when you have been underwater for about 24hrs :nope: yuk

Makes sense.....:smug:....

sharkbit 05-30-09 10:36 AM

Still no word from U-176.
:hmmm:

Leandros 05-30-09 10:37 AM

U-66 - Jun 14th 1941 - 15:17 - AM5519
Back to base! Still problems with magnetic fuzes - this time on TII's! One premature at about 700 meters. Next one hit passenger/cargo with impact setting. Took long time sinking so had to give him one more after a few hours. Bumped into two Americans - one hit but didn't detonate. The other went just behind - on 400 meters range...! Out of torps...

fisherstoys1 05-30-09 12:51 PM

Off New York
 
Just came back from New York for my fourth time. Sank 9 ships and got 2 more to gun fire. Then the best was I got a Bogue south of St. Johns just in the deep water probably twenty miles from the shallow water on the shelf.
At New York it's easy to get a Ceramic Ocean liner running south along the coast with some good water they are an easy catch.
On the way home for the first time since I got this game over a year ago, I seen my first Icebergs on way home.
:()1:
Grant

Paul Riley 05-30-09 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharkbit (Post 1109381)
:haha::haha:

Nicely put.:DL

Thanks :yep:
I couldnt think of any other way to describe him.

RoaldLarsen 05-31-09 12:56 AM

U-196, a type IXD2, under the command of KptLt. Yngve Yung returned from patrol on May 11, 1944, after spending just 30 days at sea.


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7295/u196reporty.jpg

KptLt. Yung thought it strange that BdU had ordered his boat, usually intended for long range missions, into the southern part of the Western Approaches. Being a good German officer, he did not question the unusual assignment but proceeded to the grid square to which he had been ordered. Within just a couple of days it was obvious to him that BdU had had very good reason for these orders. 40 hours after arriving in his patrol area, U-196 had sunk 8 ships for a total of more than 45,000 tons. Over the next five days he added 7 more victims.

KptLt. Yung credits his success to the high quality of his crew (most of which has been together since the boat was commissioned 20 months ago) and to "perfectly awful weather". Yung made most of his outbound transit of Biscay, and the last half of his return transit, surfaced in heavy rain. The day before U-196 arrived in its patrol area, a medium fog rolled in, and stayed for the next four days. The fog was too heavy for aircraft to be able to operate, but still allowed Yung visibility of nearly 2km. During this period U-196 claimed all but three of its kills. The awful weather was perfect for u-boat operations.

On the return trip from the patol area to the middle of the Bay of Biscay, the weather was unfortunately pleasant. During that time U-196 endured a dozen attacks by aircraft and four times was attacked within 10 minutes of surfacing. KptLt. Yung reports that U-196 was never attacked while snorkeling at night. The recently installed Tarnmatte seems to be effective.

KptLt. Yung and U-196 previously gained attention by conducting a patrol that lasted 178 days. KptLt. Yung is a recipient of the Knight's Cross. His IWO received the Fried Egg, and the other watch officers and the LI got the EK1.

Paul Riley 05-31-09 02:12 AM

Good going RL.

Leandros 05-31-09 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoaldLarsen (Post 1109717)
U-196, a type IXD2, under the command of KptLt. Yngve Yung returned from patrol on May 11, 1944, after spending just 30 days at sea.


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7295/u196reporty.jpg

KptLt. Yung thought it strange that BdU had ordered his boat, usually intended for long range missions, into the southern part of the Western Approaches. Being a good German officer, he did not question the unusual assignment but proceeded to the grid square to which he had been ordered. Within just a couple of days it was obvious to him that BdU had had very good reason for these orders. 40 hours after arriving in his patrol area, U-196 had sunk 8 ships for a total of more than 45,000 tons. Over the next five days he added 7 more victims.

KptLt. Yung credits his success to the high quality of his crew (most of which has been together since the boat was commissioned 20 months ago) and to "perfectly awful weather". Yung made most of his outbound transit of Biscay, and the last half of his return transit, surfaced in heavy rain. The day before U-196 arrived in its patrol area, a medium fog rolled in, and stayed for the next four days. The fog was too heavy for aircraft to be able to operate, but still allowed Yung visibility of nearly 2km. During this period U-196 claimed all but three of its kills. The awful weather was perfect for u-boat operations.

On the return trip from the patol area to the middle of the Bay of Biscay, the weather was unfortunately pleasant. During that time U-196 endured a dozen attacks by aircraft and four times was attacked within 10 minutes of surfacing. KptLt. Yung reports that U-196 was never attacked while snorkeling at night. The recently installed Tarnmatte seems to be effective.

KptLt. Yung and U-196 previously gained attention by conducting a patrol that lasted 178 days. KptLt. Yung is a recipient of the Knight's Cross. His IWO received the Fried Egg, and the other watch officers and the LI got the EK1.

Related to Leif....?.....:03:......

RoaldLarsen 05-31-09 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1109733)
Related to Leif....?.....:03:......

As in lucky? Well, I'd like to think this partly makes up for all the bad luck I've had in IX boats.

As in my Norwegian name? My screen name is not my real name, but I do have Norwegian roots. My people were from Gudbrandsdalen and Oslofjorden, so I'm probably not related to Erik's family, who were from Rogaland, as I recall.

Leandros 05-31-09 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoaldLarsen (Post 1109991)
As in lucky? Well, I'd like to think this partly makes up for all the bad luck I've had in IX boats.

As in my Norwegian name? My screen name is not my real name, but I do have Norwegian roots. My people were from Gudbrandsdalen and Oslofjorden, so I'm probably not related to Erik's family, who were from Rogaland, as I recall.

I wasn't referring to Eriksson - that would have been quite special. But, this one - is special, too:

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/16/ob...r-hero-84.html

Leandros 05-31-09 03:48 PM

U-66 Aug. 29th 1941 05:43 - CG1392 - Patrol 18

Left Lorient on Aug. 26th for DH28. Had to abort Patrol 17 when leaving base due to a CTD at end of patrol 16. Back on track now.

Talk about Torpedokrise...!....Bumped into a small enemy convoy West of Cape Finisterre - an ore carrier, a C2 and a couple of smaller ones escorted by a Town class destroyer. Figured it would be best to down the destroyer first so to have a free hand with the merchants. Then the nightmare started . We threw everything at him from bow and aft tubes but nothing worked. The magnetic ones passed under him without detonating, the impact ones didn't detonate (even with fairly good hit angles), or passed under him. Finally, the ninth torp worked and he was a gonner.

A long pursuit with reloading external torps followed. In the end all the four merchants were bagged. Now we are heading towards the assigned area West of Madeira.


meduza 05-31-09 03:58 PM

After 6 months of shore leave, Kaleun meduza is reporting for duty!

I'm about to leave St. Nazaire harbor for my 9th patrol, aboard U-51. Wish me good hunting...

Leandros 05-31-09 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meduza (Post 1110061)
After 6 months of shore leave, Kaleun meduza is reporting for duty!

I'm about to leave St. Nazaire harbor for my 9th patrol, aboard U-51. Wish me good hunting...

Good hunting, Kaleun..!


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