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VONHARRIS 07-15-11 10:12 AM

U-111 IXB Patrol 13
 
14 August 1941
U-111 left Lorient for Grid DH28
U-56 returned to port after her 6th patrol having sunk a C3 cargo , well done.

28 August 1941
Grid CG97
16:23 hours Aircraft seen - crash dived
19:00 hours Surfaced
19:22 hours Aircraft seen - crash dived
20:40 hours Surfaced

30 August 1941
Grid CG94
18:07 hours Ship seen
18:09 hours Positive ID: Empire type freighter - armed - dived to PD
18:19 hours 2 x TI(bow) fired
18:20 hours Impacts
18:24 hours Ship DIW - lining up for stern shots
18:33 hours 1 TI(stern) fired
18:34 hours Impact
18:35 hours 1 TI(stern) fired
18:36 hours Impact - started reloading stern tubes
18:46 hours Tube 6 loaded - 1 TI(stern) fired
18:47 hours Impact
18:50 hours Ship sunk
18:53 hours Surfaced

02 September 1941
Grid CG94
19:53 hours Moving to intercept convoy
22:06 hours Sound contact with convoy
22:45 hours 1 TI(stern) fired - impact - Medium merchant 06 sunk
22:50 hours 1 TI(bow) fired - impact - Small merchant sunk
22:53 hours 1 TI(bow) fired - diving to 100m silent running
22:54 hours DCs exploding away
22:57 hours Depth 30m - pinging - DCs exploding no damages
22:59 hours Depth 44m - distant pinging
23:00 hours DCs exploding in medium distance
23:02 hours Depth 56m - pinging
23:04 hours DCs exploding in medium distance
23:08 hours Depth 85m - no pinging
03 September 1941
00:45 hours Surfaced
13:35 hours Moving to intercept convoy - unsuccesful

04 September 1941
Grid CG94
19:03 hours Aircaft seen medium range - engaged
19:06 hours Shot down - Kingfisher

07 September 1941
Grid CG89
22:44 hours Moving to intercept convoy
08 September 1941
00:01 hours Sound contact with convoy
01:09 hours 4 x TIs(bow) fired
01:11 hours 2 impacts - Turbine tanker sunk - impact - Ammo ship sunk
01:40 hours Depth 90m no pinging
03:48 hours Surfaced - 2 bow torpedoes left - externals not loaded yet due to weather

09 September 1941
Grid CG49
18:52 hours Ship seen
19:00 hours Positive ID: Large cargo - armed - dived to PD
19:08 hours 2 x TIs(bow) fired
19:09 hours Impacts - no damage seen
20:17 hours Surfaced - no torps left - moving close to the Spanish coast to find better weather

12 September 1941
Grid CG21
06:44 hours Ship seen - dived to PD
06:51 hours Down to 30m
11:57 hours Surfaced
12:52 hours Ship seen - dived to PD
12:55 hours 3 merchant sound contacts + 1 warship
13:27 hours Pinging - diving to 100m
13:28 hours DCs fell - no damages

13 September 1941
02:11 hours Surfaced
19:42 hours
Grid CG23
Off Vigo - nice weather - 1m/s - moving external reloads in

14 September 1941
02:18 hours Job completed - moving to hunting grounds

19 September 1941
Grid BF42
17:53 hours Ship seen
18:01 hours Positive ID: Heavy merchant 01 - armed - dived to PD
18:14 hours 1 TI(bow) fired
18:15 hours Impact - ship on fire
18:16 hours 1 TI(bow) fired
18:17 hours Impact - more fires erupted all along her hull - heavy bow - 1 TI(bow) fired
18:18 hours Impact
18:19 hours 1 TI(bow) fired - impact - ship sunk

21 September 1941
01:18 hours U-111 returned at Lorient.
39 days at sea
6 ships sunk
41265 tons
1 aircraft shot down
No damages or casualties

TOTAL CAREER NUMBERS U-83 VIIB + U-111 IXB
Patrols: 13
450 days at sea
Start: 01 August 1939
63 ships sunk (51 merchants + 12 warships 3xBBs , 2xCVs 1xAuxiliary cruiser 1xArmed merchant cruiser)
486.299 tons (290.084 merchants + 196.215 warships)
6 aircrafts shot down
Torpedoes used: TI only on impact pistols

sublynx 07-15-11 01:38 PM

U-10 (IIB, "die Elster"), patrol 7
 
Ob.Lt.z.s. Harry Wiebus
1. Flottille, Kiel
Orders: Patrol sea area east of the Shetlands

Statusbericht 27.4.1940

A patrol in support of operation Weserübüng. However, the Brits outsmart us here badly and no enemy ships were sighted. We are now back in Kiel with the morale in the dumps. No action in our last patrol, all we did was getting reports of torpedo failures here and there. Only Vonharris had success, otherwise it has been quite miserable for the Kriegsmarine. Norway seems to be firmly in our hands, in spite of everything.

Wiebus

Fish In The Water 07-15-11 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1705690)
...the Brits outsmart us here badly and no enemy ships were sighted. We are now back in Kiel with the morale in the dumps.

Hang in there, it's always darkest before the dawn! :salute:

Snestorm 07-16-11 02:50 AM

U56 IIC. Patrol 7.
 
Underway from Kiel 6.jul.40, for AN21. (E of Shetlands)
Return to Kiel 21.jul.40
Finaly made Kaleun/Lieut.

No enemy contacts, and no ships sunk this patrol.


U56's history to date:
7 war patrols completed.
3 ships sunk for 16.398 GRT. (fourteenth place on BDU's list)

Dockside News:
On 23.jun.40 U111 sunk HMS Victorious. Well done! Another hazard removed.
She returned to Wilhelmshaven on 14.jul.40

The Canoe Crew, U10, U23, and U56, are still paddling along.

VONHARRIS 07-16-11 03:22 AM

U-111 IXB Patrol 14
 
22 October 1941
New Alberich sound absorbing coating installed
10:26 hours U-111 left Lorient for grid DJ21
U-56 and U-10 have completed their patrols with no sinkings but they are home safe and sound.


30 October 1941
Grid DJ21
01:55 hours Ship seen - medium range
01:57 hours Positive ID: Medium cargo - possibly unarmed
02:13 hours In position for stern tube attack
02:14 hours 2 TI(stern) fired
02:16 hours impacts - ship on fire - maintain speed
02:20 hours Shadowing target
02:40 hours Under attack - she was armed - minor damages - dived to PD
02:50 hours Stern tubes reloaded - 1 TI(stern) fired
03:00 hours nothing seen or heard
04:12 hours Surfaced

31 October 1941
Grid DJ21
12:08 hours Aircraft seen - medium range - engaged
12:09 hours Took near miss hit aft and next to the turm - flooding - various damages
12:10 hours Shot down - Hudson
12:32 hours Flooding stopped in all damaged compartments - hull breached - unable to dive - abandon patrol to Lorient

04 November 1941
14:51 hours U-111 docked at Lorient badly damaged
14 days at sea
0 ships sunk
0 tons
1 aircraft shot down
no casualties
47% hull integrity

sublynx 07-16-11 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish In The Water (Post 1705921)
Hang in there, it's always darkest before the dawn! :salute:

Thanks Fish, I'm planning to start another patrol tonight or tomorrow night, maybe U-10'll get lucky this time.:)

Congrats to Vonharris on returning safely though badly hit.

Jimbuna 07-16-11 03:10 PM

BE MORE AGGRESSIVE!! http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...ies/pirate.gif

Paul Riley 07-16-11 04:11 PM

U-23 sets out on 2nd patrol for assigned grid AN87
 
Tonight U-23 set out on their 2nd patrol for assigned grid AN87.It looks like BDU wants us to probe the northern French coastline,which we look forward to doing,for we have been itching for a fight with the French for a long time.Dunkirk is our nearest enemy port to check out for a day or two then we will sail along the coast and patrol the area around the Dover Strait.We have been in this area before and will have to be extra vigilant for British warships.
Our real desire though would be to sink a capital ship,and judging by last patrol's incessant radio messages concerning Portsmouth this would be a good place to hunt for them.

sublynx 07-16-11 04:45 PM

U-10 (IIB, "die Elster"), patrol 8, report 1
 
Ob.Lt.z.s. Harry Wiebus
1. Flottille, Kiel
Orders: Patrol AN24

Statusbericht 11.5.1940

BdU has reprimanded the U-boat arm for the somewhat unimpressive results of the last patrols. "Seien sie mehr aggressive!" Anyway, he's happy with Snestorm, I guess, since he has promoted him to K.lt. and Riley is hopeful on sinking a capital ship.

When we left Kiel a squadron of He-111's flew over us, probably on their way to bomb the last resistance pockets in Norway. Luftwaffe is definetely showing a fighting spirit, sinking troop ships and damaging capital ships.

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9795/sh3111.png

So far in our patrol we have sunk a Norwegian 2100 BRT steamer east of Bergen. Probably the ship tried to escape to Britain. The ship was sunk with three torpedoes of the type G7e, depth setting 3 meters in 15 m/s winds and medium visibility. Rohr 3 missed (pistol setting AZ), Rohr 2 hit (pistol setting MZ) the front of the ship and Rohr 3 (pistol setting AZ) hit the stern of the ship. The estimated of course of the ship was 175 degrees and speed 7 knots, range 1000 meters. However the torpedoes did not hit were intended and the running time indicated a range of 1100 meters. Probably the ship's speed was misestimated. We are continuing our patrol with 2 G7e's left.

Wiebus

VONHARRIS 07-17-11 12:10 AM

U-111 IXB Patrol 15
 
27 December 1941
The crew and Kaleun of U-111 have celebrated Christmas and they were ready to sail for their 15th patrol
U-10 was already on patrol having sunk a medium freighter and U-23 had left as well. There were no news of U-56 , probably still refitting.
14:51 hours U-111 left Lorient for grid BB99

01 January 1941
20:01 hours Radio message received from BdU
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8757/messagedn.jpg

17 January 1942
Grid BB98
18:36 hours ALARM - Aircraft spotted - Crash dived

19 January 1942
Grid BB95
00:01 hours Multiple sound contacts - Convoy closing in
00:51 hours 2 TI(bow) fired
00:52 hours Impacts - Tanker 16 sunk in flames
00:57 hours 1 TI(bow) fired
00:58 hours 2 TI(stern) fired - impacts
00:59 hours 1 TI(bow) fired - sinking sounds - ore carrier - diving to 100m - undetected so far
01:28 hours Depth 100m - no pinging - that Alberich sonar coating seemed to be working.
01:52 hours Sinking sounds - Small tanker sunk

21 January 1942
Grid BB94
21:53 hours Moving to intercept convoy

22 January 1942
Grid BB95
01:16 hours Sound contact with convoy
02:27 hours 2 TI(bow) fired
02:28 hours Impacts - 1 TI(bow) fired
02:29 hours Impact
02:32 hours Converted whale factory ship sunk in flames
02:46 hours 2 TI(stern) fired
02:47 hours Impacts - Dido class CL sunk
05:00 hours Surface in 13m/s winds but no rain - 3 bow torpedoes remain

23 January 1942
Grid CC21
The weather cleared and we managed to move the externals inside.
12:36 hours ALARM - Aircraft spotted - medium range - engaged
12:37 hours Anson shot down

24 January 1942
Grid BB99
00:34 hours Moving to intercept convoy
04:27 hours Sound contacts showed that the convoy was moving away - abanded approach

03 February 1942
Grid BB98
13:18 hours Moving to intercept convoy
16:51 hours Convoy out of range - abandoned approach.

23 February 1942
03:53 hours Returned to Lorient
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7948/patrolmap.jpg
59 days at sea
5 ships sunk
38432 tons
1 aircraft shot down
no casualties or damages

Took command of U-161 IXC
The whole crew came together.
Upgrades : Sonar - Bold 1 decoys - Alberich sound coating - IX1 type turm





sublynx 07-17-11 12:16 AM

U-10 (IIB, "die Elster"), patrol 8, report 2
 
Ob.Lt.z.s. Harry Wiebus
1. Flottille, Kiel
Orders: Patrol AN24

Statusbericht 22.5.1940

Back in Kiel. No enemy sightings after our last report. The battle for Norway seems to be ending.

Wiebus

sublynx 07-17-11 02:34 PM

U-10 (IIB, "die Elster"), patrol 9, report 1
 
Ob.Lt.z.s. Harry Wiebus
1. Flottille, Kiel
Orders: Patrol AN41

15.6.
1301 AN44 An airplane sighted 266 degrees, long range, in very cloudy weather. Crash dived.

16.6.
1320 AN41 A Küstenmotorschiff sighted, long range. An airplane sighted while preparing for an intercept. Crash dived. While at A-20 explosions heard on the hydrophone. Apparently the airplane was one of ours and sank the enemy ship, which after the explosions was followed sinking on the hydrophone.

17.6.
1102 AN41 An airplane sighted 276 degrees, long range. A twinengined airplane followed approaching on the observation periscope. Depth charges dropped, crash dived. Warship screws heard on the hydrophone. While at A-10, an airplane heard in the central room, then explosions, but no damage. We are now surfaced again, heading south, course 183, speed AK, trying to get closer to the warships. Light clouds, visibility 9 km, wind 7 m/s from 235 degrees. Five G7e's left.

Wiebus

Paul Riley 07-17-11 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1706847)
Ob.Lt.z.s. Harry Wiebus
1. Flottille, Kiel
Orders: Patrol AN41

15.6.
1301 AN44 An airplane sighted 266 degrees, long range, in very cloudy weather. Crash dived.

16.6.
1320 AN41 A Küstenmotorschiff sighted, long range. An airplane sighted while preparing for an intercept. Crash dived. While at A-20 explosions heard on the hydrophone. Apparently the airplane was one of ours and sank the enemy ship, which after the explosions was followed sinking on the hydrophone.

17.6.
1102 AN41 An airplane sighted 276 degrees, long range. A twinengined airplane followed approaching on the observation periscope. Depth charges dropped, crash dived. Warship screws heard on the hydrophone. While at A-10, an airplane heard in the central room, then explosions, but no damage. We are now surfaced again, heading south, course 183, speed AK, trying to get closer to the warships. Light clouds, visibility 9 km, wind 7 m/s from 235 degrees. Five G7e's left.

Wiebus

Good hunting.

VONHARRIS 07-18-11 01:53 AM

U-161 IXC Patrol 16
 
26 March 1942
U-161 was ready to sail for Grid ED99
U-10 had radioed in that she was safe having avoided one aircraft attack but the Luftwaffe had stolen one ship from her.
The Kaleun of U-23 had misubderstood his patrol grid and he had to abort the mission.

No news of U-56 nor U-65 so far. Let's hope they are OK.

No time to write a full report , so images are posted

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7948/patrolmap.jpg


http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6373/patrolmap1.jpg

53 days at sea
8 ships sunk
84738 tons
2 aircraft shot down
no casualties or damages


Snestorm 07-18-11 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1706568)
UPDATE - our assigned grid is AF87 and not AN87.I only found this out after reaching AN87 (its quite easy to misread some grids) and had to abandon the patrol and restart.
Why BDU has sent us to the Norwegian sector is beyond me,they are currently neutral.We will probably be returning to the Shetland/Orkney gap (AN 14-16) after the usual 24hr patrol in AF87.
ALWAYS double verify your assigned patrol grids captains,you dont want to get recalled mid patrol,its a long way to come back empty handed :nope:

Abandon the patrol and restart?!?!
What's this, a new magic trick?

Snestorm 07-18-11 02:43 AM

U56 IIC. Patrol 8.
 
18.aug.40
AO77
0615: Underway from Kiel.
Orders: Patrol grid BF15.
All torpedoes preset 3 meters depth, AZ (impact only) pistols.

23.aug.40
AN79 (Straights of Dover)
2241: Light Fog. 7 M/S. Depth Under Kiel 31 meters.
Time to surface sprint.

24.aug.40
AN79 (still)
0241: "Enemy is engaging us ,sir!" New depth 20 meters!
0243: 3, seem to be, Trawlers closing. 1 heavier unit at long range.
0249: Multiple warships converging on the area, but not us.
0430: Surface!
0434: "Oxygen 100%, sir." New depth 20 meters.

Our oxygen was unable to last throughout daylight hours.
Every day required a brief daylight surfacing for oxygen.
A convoy passed N of us, but well out of reach.
One slow merchant, in the vicinity of many ASW vessels, had to be passed.

29.aug.40
BF28
0620: "Aircraft spotted! 168! Medium range!" A L A R M ! Crash dive!
Total Depth 84 meters. U56 turns out to be an extremely fast diver!!!
0631: "Sound contact! Warship. Medium speed. Long range. Closing."
No DC from Aircraft. No detection by Warship.
1000: Exiting Der Kanal. Whew.

31.aug.40
BF15
0200: On station.
1516: "Sound contact! . . ." Convoy!
1607: Convoy's estimated course 240, making 6 knots.
1614: Lead escort = Corvette.
1616: Revised estimation 242 at 6 knots.
1617: TDC preset: AOB 90 port, 6 knots.
1624: Corvettes at 000 R, and 121 R. Convoy at 038 R to 072 R.
1638: Open tubes 1, 2, 3, for T3 Tanker. (Long shot).
1645/1646: Fire 1! Fire 3! Fire 2! New depth 99 meters. (Total depth 120 meters).
1648: Impact: 2.000 tonner was romping. Sunk.
1649: Unknown! Miss!
1650: Pinging. 135 R, moving toward our stern. (passing 40 meters).
1652: 5 degrees Right Rudder.
1654: Pinging. (passing 60 meters). U N D E C T E D !
1830: Updated estimation: 257, making 6 knots.
1850: Surface and persue.
2230: Sound check. Preset TDC AOB 90 stb, 6 knots.

1.sep.40
BF15 (Same grid. Same convoy.)
0115: Revised estimation: 254, making 6 knots.
0141: Open tubes 1 & 3 for night surface attack on C3 Cargo.
0145: Range about 800 meters. Fire 1! Fire 3! New depth 100 meters!
0146: Impact! Impact! Torpedo run time 47 seconds.

Target uneffected. U56 undetected.

0736: Dive for merchant contact.
1354: Dive for warship contact.

2.sep.40
BF46
1257: A L A R M ! Crash dive for aircraft.

5.sep.40 (Full Moon).
BF61
0540: Docked at Lorient, beside the heavily damaged U111.
She had taken heavy damage after sinking an enemy Aircraft Carrier.
Quite a mess to cross over, in getting to the dock, but Kaleun VONHARRIS and crew generiousely shared their Becks with us.

Patrol results:
Crew & Hull Integrity 100%.
5 of 5 (TII G7E) torpedoes expended.
1 ship sunk for 2.047 GRT.

U56's history to date:
8 war patrols completed.
4 ships sunk, for 20.445 GRT.

Paul Riley 07-18-11 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1707147)
Abandon the patrol and restart?!?!
What's this, a new magic trick?

Just me being careless mate :nope:

Snestorm 07-18-11 03:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1707164)
Just me being careless mate :nope:

How was BDU with it?

Paul Riley 07-18-11 03:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1707169)
How was BDU with it?

A bit surprised actually,they told me I should have carried on with the mission and found another hunting ground,I told them I was just trying to stick to their letter,which they can wipe their arse with hahaha.
I must check the renown value in the .cfg file and make sure there is no penalty for not reaching assigned grids,I dont think there is.

Snestorm 07-18-11 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1707176)
A bit surprised actually,they told me I should have carried on with the mission and found another hunting ground,I told them I was just trying to stick to their letter,which they can wipe their arse with hahaha.
I must check the renown value in the .cfg file and make sure there is no penalty for not reaching assigned grids,I dont think there is.

You play GWX, right?
If so, there is no penalty or reward for doing the assigned grid.
You could have played it through at no loss.


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