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PavelKirilovich 07-02-09 12:07 AM

U-180 reports that mysteriously, she was renamed to U-198. Makes sense; as U-180 was a IXD1 and the boat in question is a IXD2... but very odd for this to happen in the middle of a patrol.

Just attacked Port Elizabeth. Will post log entry later. Enroute to Durban.

It's not that I don't like Afrikaaners, it's just that I'm a dirty soutjie. :D

Task Force 07-02-09 01:48 AM

well, after getting sh3 fixed... the patrol reports for my whole carear.
PERSONNEL FILE


Name: Task Force
Date of Birth: 26DEC14
Place of Birth: HAMBURG
Date of Intake: 01APR35 (CREW 35)

Promotions
27JAN36 SEEKADETT
01MAR37 FÄHNRICH Z. S.
01AUG37 OBERFÄHNRICH Z. S.
01DEC37 LEUTNANT Z. S.
03NOV39 OBERLEUTNANT Z. S.
13APR40 KAPITÄNLEUTNANT

Medals
05OCT39 IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS
02DEC39 IRON CROSS, FIRST CLASS
02DEC39 GERMAN CROSS
22JAN40 KNIGHT'S CROSS
14FEB40 KNIGHT'S CROSS WITH OAK LEAVES
15MAR40 KNIGHT'S CROSS WITH OAK LEAVES AND SWORDS
13APR40 KNIGHT'S CROSS WITH OAK LEAVES, SWORDS, AND DIAMONDS
17JUN40 KNIGHT'S CROSS WITH GOLDEN OAK LEAVES, SWORDS, AND DIAMONDS

Badges
05SEP39 U-BOAT FRONT CLASP
05OCT39 U-BOAT BADGE

U-Bootwaffe Postings
07NOV38 U-Boat Flotilla Weddigen (Commander training)
02AUG39 2nd Flotilla (23 patrols)

U-Boat Commands
02AUG39 U-45, Type VIIB (23 patrols)

TOTALS:23 patrols (186 days)146 (108/38) 646510 (532755/113755) 0 enemy planes downed
0 crew lost




DaveU186 07-02-09 04:23 AM

U-2548 leaving on its 11th patrol, and it's last from Wilhelshaven before transferring to Lorient.

Via DT73. :o

meduza 07-02-09 03:49 PM

U-419 was patroling around Sardinia in June 1943, when the BdU informed us that there's a concentration of Allied shipping around islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa. After arriving at that area we found no enemy ships, and headed towards the Italian port of Pantelleria.

Upon arrival, we were surprised to see that the port was captured by the Allies, and it was full of Allied transport ships. There was also one Auxilari cruiser. The port was under attack from Italian aircrafts, but they were shot down one by one.

The conditions around the port was perfect for penetration: deep water and no destroyer patrols in sight. I sank one troop ship and damage another. Unfortunately, the torpedoes aimed at the Auxilary cruiser didn't hit. I assume that the magnetic detonators failed. Im preparing another attack from north, to be able to use the impact detonators.

lostsm 07-02-09 03:56 PM

resuming a game where i just sunk the 2nd and last escort of a 20 ship convoy!!!! :yeah:

ddiplock 07-02-09 05:24 PM

U559 currently on patrol in the Med. Encountered a British Task Force consisting of two Nelson battleships and a KG-V class battleship. Few cruisers present too.

Made parallel course to run alongside task force in an effort to get ahead, night was falling and was already pretty dark. An outlying destroyer must've spotted me though as they opened fire and began heading towards me, Task Force began taking evasive action.

Made to dive deep, went down to 190mtrs before the two harrying destroyer's lost my trail. They switched to passive hunting, going around in circles, throwing down DC's and listening for me on hydrophones. After 20 minutes or so, they gave up and returned to the task force. No damage sustained in DC attack.

Surfaced shortly thereafter and made flank speed to try and catch up. Dove down after two hours to try and get a fix on their location, no success. They slipped me and my boat and an oppertunity has been lost.

Continuing patrol. :arrgh!:

grislyatoms 07-03-09 11:12 AM

Okay, I'm not fooling around with trips through the Enlish Channel anymore.

Destroyer alley, indeed.:haha: The tommies sure have learned a lot in the month since my first patrol...

Now I'm hunting the deep water "holes" just off the English east coast. (Pockets of water just off the coast with good depths.) Fuel on this patrol just won't support a trip around the Shetlands, I'm suspecting a leak.

Also just happened to check whether the L.I. was charging batteries by using external view.





********Possible Spoiler***********************************












The Channel is mined between Dover and Calais (not that my Kaleu would know that, but still.)

Splash1 07-03-09 05:41 PM

On 23 June, 1942, U-124 (IXB) is about 500 km SW of Halifax, making best speed toward home. We've been out since 4 May, and without a working radio since the night of 27 May when we were strafed on the surface east of the Grand Banks while transferring external torpedoes. As a result, I suppose BdU and everyone in Lorient suspects us to be lost with all hands. In addition to the radio we lost one of our flak guns, and its gunner was killed in the attack.

The patrol nevertheless has been productive, with several cargo steamers and a tanker in the logbook, along with a lone destroyer that crossed our path in our assigned grid off the coast of Nova Scotia. The weather has been mostly calm.

meduza 07-03-09 07:06 PM

Aug 11 1943. I was in CH93, chasing a convoy. The first two attacks were not very sucessfull . in first I was detected before launching torpedoes, in second I sank an ore carrier and damaged a liberty cargo.

I was still behind the convoy when my lookouts spoted a ship. I looked through my binoculars, thinking it's a rear escort who wondered away. Surprise! There were two Aquitanias and a Southampton, escorted by single destroyer.

I sank all three ships, and the escort couldn't pass between sinking ships to get after me :rotfl:. When they finaly went down, I was far away.

:arrgh!::arrgh!:

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7471/aquiu.jpg

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4922/repj.jpg

lynard 07-03-09 10:37 PM

15 days in to patrol 7 AM97.
Headed towards the channel thinking might be able to slip through, June 1940. Spotted on the surface by aircraft and then began 3 hours of hell.
Chased by an Armed Trawler and Destroyer. Used every trick in the book to try and get past. Had to head back west to shake them off, luckily with only minor damage.
Looks like it is up past Scarpa for me.

DaveU186 07-06-09 09:45 AM

01:15 December 21st 1940
Having gained access to Halifax harbour, U-2548 launches three torpedoes at a British troop transport, and turns to quickly leave. Caught by the searchlights of several moored destroyers, she sustains significant damage as he attempts to evade, and is eventually forced under, where her crew work magnificently to repair the damage.

With just 1m of clearance, she moves to silent running and slowly creeps away, as a British destroyer begins depth-charging the path of water she has just frequented.

As her crew prepare for a nervous few hours ahead, they are at least pleased to hear the troop transport begin to go under.

Leg 07-06-09 09:58 AM

Just back to Lorient after a rich Drumbeat patrol!:woot: 158.000tons:woot:

Bosje 07-06-09 10:07 AM

having done 7 patrols early war in a nice type IXB, I just got promoted to Kapitanleutnant proper, something which never happened before as I usually waste a lot of renown on goodies or new boats.

anyway, it is now January 9th, 1942 and I just commissioned a shiny new IXC, the U-161. No time for a test drive, we are heading straight for the Americas (another new experience for me)

After having spent almost all my SH3/GWX time on the Atlantic, riding type VIIs, I am all giddy and nervous at the prospect of this new command. I might keep an online journal of this next patrol

Bosje, out:salute:

DaveU186 07-06-09 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveU186 (Post 1129609)
01:15 December 21st 1940
Having gained access to Halifax harbour, U-2548 launches three torpedoes at a British troop transport, and turns to quickly leave. Caught by the searchlights of several moored destroyers, she sustains significant damage as he attempts to evade, and is eventually forced under, where her crew work magnificently to repair the damage.

With just 1m of clearance, she moves to silent running and slowly creeps away, as a British destroyer begins depth-charging the path of water she has just frequented.

As her crew prepare for a nervous few hours ahead, they are at least pleased to hear the troop transport begin to go under.

The destroyer didn't manage to get a fix on U-2548, and infact posed more of a threat to local sea-life than the u-boat, as is expended its full arsenal of depth charges on an empty area of the harbour.

U-2548 is heading East with just 16% of her hull integrity remaining, although all major systems have been restored. All naval traffic including convoys will have to be avoided on the trip home.

ddiplock 07-06-09 03:12 PM

Wolfgang Stamka and all hands of U559 have been lost after their 3rd Patrol, January 1942.

Encountered a task force in the pitch dark of night near Malta, but in shallow waters. Wasn't spotted, but dove down and rigged for silent running to evade. Must've been detected by enemy destroyers, heavy depth charging ensued. Eventually suffered damage and came to the conclusion I can't lose them in these shallow waters.

Only plan left, blow ballast and make a run on the surface. Came up onto the surface and began running east with diesals frantically running flank. Thinking i'd got away with it as there was no immidiate incoming fire, U559 was however detected, and while engaging a destroyer with her rear facing flak gun, was sunk in action.

:(

Jimbuna 07-06-09 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leg (Post 1129618)
Just back to Lorient after a rich Drumbeat patrol!:woot: 158.000tons:woot:

That is some impressive patrol http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...s/thumbsup.gif

Leg 07-06-09 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1129896)

Indeed my best patrol ever. That's one of the reasons to have a type IX :DL.
Eastern US coast in the '42 is really a place to visit.
I found two convoys escorted by just one DD, they were plenty of tankers; after I sunk the escorts, they were doomed. Even if an airplane with its two bombs remembered us we are not immortals.

I posted some pics in the screenshot post.

Next patrol will be to the Caribbean :arrgh!:

DaveU186 07-07-09 01:48 PM

Spent three months in dock having the boat repaired. Decided to make the long trip to St. Helena. :arrgh!:

After a long journey we plan our arrival for just before midnight on 9th April 1941, and sneak into within 2.5km of the port. A quick raise of the scope pleases me greatly, as we're greeted with a lovely open dock area, containing several merchants, one tanker...and rather nicely, a Southampton class and a Fiji class.

Currently sneaking away in the lovely deep water back northwards, with the Fiji, the Southampton, three tramp steamers and a small tanker lying on the bottom.

:cool:

TigerShark808 07-08-09 01:22 AM

Jan 3 1940-Patrol 3
Well finally caught up with the HOOD, east of Scapa Flow after searching for her for a few days.But missed her with a salvo :wah: , forgot to open the tube doors and didn't calculate her speed correctly. DOH!

After feeling like I had missed my "White Whale" and feeling pretty discouraged, a thought crept over me as I watched her and her escorts disappear into the East. " Why don't I go AHEAD FLANK and see if I can catch her up North, maybe she is patrolling in a circular pattern and if so she will be heading North very soon".So I turn my boat in a Nor-East direction and hit the gas.

Well my guess payed off and sure enough a couple of days later the HOOD came into view (out of the south-east) with her escorts leading the way.I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. And after slipping inside her escorts, I released a salvo on her that slowed her down to 6 knots and caused her to lisp to her port and take on water. Her escorts soon left her after a futile attempt at trying to hunt me down.She took on a zig-zag route towards the south but it was to no avail.I soon managed to position myself on her 260 and to hurry her death along I sank another eel in her and claimed my prize.

Grid AF 75Ship sunk! HMS Hood (HMS Hood), 48360 tons. Crew: 1403. Crew lost: 1290

Patrol 4 coming up :arrgh!:

Leandros 07-08-09 11:54 AM

Kaleu Georg Eckhardt - U-122 Aug 19th. 1940 00:38 - patrol 9

Left Lorient after replenishing at Aug. 17th 12:00 for home base Wilhelmshafen. Proceeding West of Ireland. No contacts so far, weather is nice.


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