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Jimbuna 03-24-10 08:14 PM

SINK EM ALL!! http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...ies/pirate.gif

Exakt 03-24-10 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1332468)


Will do... as always... Alright, now an update on my second career...

September 15, 1939.
ObLt.z.S Günter Weitz

If I ever wanted to know what being part of an actual war was like, guess I just learned that in the last few days. We patrolled our grid (AN52) for about 2 straight days, without even seeing a single ship. The crew was itchy to get their first kill. So, I decided to head SW and go for a harbour attack. Only a ASW trawler was patrolling. I sneaked in, at periscope depth, in the middle in the night. about 10 km out, I took the periscope up and scanned the horizon. The trawler was about 15km away, had a nice shot at a medium cargo, about 9km away and a small merchant, about the same distance but a little bit further to the left. Had 4 torpedoes left, only used one on a coastal tanker that we sank, during the previous day on our way here. Sent 2 towards the medium cargo and lined up for the small merchant and fired the 2 others. 3 out of 4 hit their intended targets, the last one bounce off the small merchant and exploded beneath. Both ships went down in about 2 hours and a half. Quite a good run with an old boat. The ASW trawler didn't even approached our position, it was searching with its searchlight for a periscope, but I was far enough away and sneaked out shortly after seeing the 2 ships sink. The way home was pretty uneventful.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5...twarpatrol.jpg

Exakt 03-25-10 07:35 PM

u-47 Fur Deutchland
ObLt.z.S. Ernst Wagner's log

March 9, 1940

We are leaving the Thalia at Cadiz, we will patrol a known convoy route on our way to Wilhelmshaven.

March 10, 1940, 1846

We have sunk a Empire-type freighter in grid CG86.

March 11, 1940, 0019

Sunk a British small merchant in grid CG85. Still heading westward.

March 15, 1940, 0141

First encounter with a Q-ship, sank it with the deck gun, have taken no damage. Grid CF53.

March 20, 1940, 1730

Second Q-ship encountered. Those Tommys are really trying to fool us with this setup. 1 torpedo hit, 1 missed and finished with deck gun. Grid BE55.

March 21, 1940, 1719
Lone small merchant, intercepted on the surface and sunk with deck gun. Grid BE28.

March 22, 1940, 0510
Only catch of the day, an Empire-type freighter, sunk with the deck gun. Grid BE25.

March 27, 1940, 1041
Spotted a Large Merchant, went submerged. Sent 2 torpedoes, both hit. Going to the bottom. Grid AM52.

March 30, 1940
We are about to reach Heligoland. The Kriegsmarine is preparing for an operation in the North Sea. We came across 2 friendly destroyer task forces and have come into visual contact of the Gneisenau and the Scharnhorst. Quite a sight to see theses 2 magnificent ships being sortied.

March 31, 1940
Made it back to Wilhelmshaven without a scratch.

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 7
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 35458 tons

Reinhard Dietz 03-26-10 12:08 AM

A brief note from U-48, assigned to U-Flotilla 'Wegener' at Kiel:

U-48's second patrol has been completed and her crew is proud to report the following statistics:

Patrol Quadrant: BF19

7 ships sunk for 45,953 tons; B-Dienst data is included where available.

SS Empire Scout (Coastal Merchant), 2042 tons. Cargo: Sulfur. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 30 (AN 28, 12 NOV 1939)

SS Goodwood (Coastal Merchant), 2043 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 24. Crew lost: 2 (AM 32, 16 NOV 1939)

MV British Engineer (T2 Tanker), 10871 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 55. Crew lost: 5 (AM 43, 19 NOV 1939)

SS Alboni (C2 Cargo), 6447 tons. Cargo: Textiles. Crew: 53. Crew lost: 12 (AM 43, 19 NOV 1939)

MV Athelprincess (T3 Tanker), 11653 tons. Cargo: Crude Oil. Crew: 77. Crew lost: 42 (AM 43, 19 NOV 1939)

SS Red Rover (C2 Cargo), 6448 tons. Cargo: Machinery. Crew: 37. Crew lost: 5 (AM 43, 19 NOV 1939)

SS Japan Mail (C2 Cargo), 6449 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 61. Crew lost: 43 (AM 43, 19 NOV 1939)

All sunk vessels were British-flagged.

Empire Scout and Goodwood were encountered sailing alone and dispatched each with a single G7a using the magnetic pistol. It is unknown why casualties were so high, as all applicable war orders were followed.

The latter five ships were sunk in a mixed convoy of American and British vessels, no escort, headed east at six knots. Although U-48 was in position during a moonless night, it was decided to attack submerged account the large number of tightly packed vessels in the convoy and the rough seas which would prevent U-48 from defending itself against any vessel which chose to engage with guns or ramming. Special care was taken to avoid attacking neutral vessels.

The convoy was entered from the southern side at an approximately perpendicular angle. A northern approach would have been more favorable for the selected targets but the most favorable initial targets, cargo ships of the 'C3' classification, were on the southern side. The decision to enter the convoy came after the two cargo ships were positively identified as American-flagged.

The first target was the tanker British Engineer; a simultaneous attack against tanker Athelprincess was not possible account a neutral vessel blocking the torpedo path. British Engineer exploded after one torpedo probably account its cargo of aviation fuel. B-Dienst's report of survivors cannot considered credible without further corroboration.

While waiting for the neutral vessel to clear U-48's line of sight to Athelprincess, 'C2' Alboni presented itself as a target and was destroyed with a single magnetic pistol.

Athelprincess was destroyed with two G7a magnetic pistols fired at different times. Her cargo of crude oil was far less reactive than the aviation fuel aboard British Engineer and thus the second torpedo was required.

Red Rover was crippled by a magnetic pistol that exploded near her stern, crippling the vessel. Another magnetic pistol was required to sink her.

Japan Mail was struck by a single magnetic pistol and subsequently abandoned. No sign of the crew was seen while U-48 loaded her last aft torpedo from external storage, which was required to sink the vessel. There is no accounting for the 70% casualty rate among her crew, as U-48 was not in a position to attack vessels that may have recovered survivors.

Two torpedoes of the G7a series, using the magnetic pistols, were heard to impact vessels Red Rover and Japan Mail. IWO Benno Rählecke speculates that this was due to miscalculations in the actual keel depth of damaged vessels. He is, however, at a loss to explain why a third G7a with a magnetic pistol failed to detonate, as a follow-up torpedo with the same settings detonated properly, breaking Red Rover's back.

A fourth torpedo prematurely detonated approximately 400 yards into its run, shaking the crew in the aft tube but without damage.

All torpedoes were expended.

The crew of U-48 was awarded the Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse for their efforts; all officers and men were also awarded their U-Boots-Kriegsabzeichen. IWO Leutnant z. S. Benno Rählecke was awarded the Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse for his contributions to the performance of U-48; he has also been promoted to Oberleutnant zur See.

The following enlisted men were promoted to the rank shown:

Chief Seaman
Egon Lange - Now expected to oversee radio and sonar compartment.

Senior Seaman:
Josef Johannsen
Hans Kern
Otto Krüger
Gerhard Maiwald
Erwin Müller
Rudolf Peemöller

The flotilla commander has suggested that he is inclined to transfer Rählecke, as well as Oblt. z. S. Peter Schaefer, Oblt. z. S. Edmund Müller and Ltn. z. S. Heinz Faust, the IIWO, LI, and IIIWO respectively, to command school. The efficiency of U-48 is likely to suffer if four of her five commissioned officers serving under her commander are transferred.

U-48 has sunk 16 ships for 73,703 BRT since the declaration of hostilities on 01 September 1939.

KL-alfman 03-26-10 08:56 AM

U-578
Oberleutnant Friedrich Mohr

as in above written posts mentioned we ran into a smaller convoy with 9ships escorted by 4DDs. we were fully supplied by a "Milchkuh" before and decided to lock jaws onto those reinforcements meant for North-Africa as we wanted to help our fellow comrades of the DAK by all means.

we hunted them through 5PGs and never wanted to let loose. these planes will not fight against Rommel:

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6092/planesd.jpg

here's our last victim loaded with tanks which was stopped with our last aft torp and finished off by gun-fire:

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/4320/lastvictim.jpg

all in all we were successful in sinking 6freighters, 1old tanker and a Hunt-class DD. only 3smaller merchs could land their cargo at Casablanca.
the crew's morale got even more boosted by the prospect of returning to Brest around the 18th of December 1942 and thus being able to gather with their families for X-mas eve.

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/254/navmap.jpg

(not all the sunken-ships-symbols are shown)

Paul Riley 03-26-10 09:16 AM

Just watch what you eat over Xmas Mr.Alfman,we dont want you getting fat and putting our men's lives even more at risk by not being able to surface the U-Boat,just because you ate too much cake and drank too much schnapps!, :haha:;)
By the way,good patrol,thats more breathing space for Rommel now.

KL-alfman 03-26-10 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1334982)
Just watch what you eat over Xmas Mr.Alfman,we dont want you getting fat and putting our men's lives even more at risk by not being able to surface the U-Boat,just because you ate too much cake and drank too much schnapps!, :haha:;)
By the way,good patrol,thats more breathing space for Rommel now.


thx, Paul, exactly what I've felt.

in one and a half years of SH3 (the last 6months with GWX) I've never felt so devoted to the task of sinking tonnage because of the plain intentions (and bearings :03:) this convoy had.
IMHO very, very immersive! :o

Paul Riley 03-26-10 09:29 AM

This is exactly what i'm hoping to experience in my current campaign,the opportunity to contribute to major offensives,like Stalingrad,which is one of the theatres I am most interested in during WWII,mainly because it was the single most pivotal battle that altered the course of the war...trust me,the Ruskies will pay if ever I get my teeth into em :D
However,its only November 1939 at the moment for me,and I will have to settle with little tadpoles,the bigger fish will have to wait :wah:

KL-alfman 03-26-10 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1335004)
However,its only November 1939 at the moment for me,and I will have to settle with little tadpoles,the bigger fish will have to wait :wah:


try to get involved into the Norwegian Theater next spring!
RN shows up with some BBs and stuff ..... :up:

Paul Riley 03-26-10 10:16 AM

I will do extra paperwork when on leave from now on until spring,maybe BDU will accept my request to take part in the Norwegian campaign :salute:

Jimbuna 03-26-10 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1335004)
This is exactly what i'm hoping to experience in my current campaign,the opportunity to contribute to major offensives,like Stalingrad,which is one of the theatres I am most interested in during WWII,mainly because it was the single most pivotal battle that altered the course of the war...trust me,the Ruskies will pay if ever I get my teeth into em :D
However,its only November 1939 at the moment for me,and I will have to settle with little tadpoles,the bigger fish will have to wait :wah:

I'm in no way challenging what you say regarding Stalingrad Paul, but have you not considered the Kursk battle and the smashing of the German Panzer Divisions which ultimately led to the withdrawal on the Eastern Front? :hmmm:

Paul Riley 03-26-10 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1335159)
I'm in no way challenging what you say regarding Stalingrad Paul, but have you not considered the Kursk battle and the smashing of the German Panzer Divisions which ultimately led to the withdrawal on the Eastern Front? :hmmm:

I forgot about the tank clash at Kursk.The eastern front as a whole was a disaster,bad planning and severe depletion of the best German forces.

Snestorm 03-27-10 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1335159)
I'm in no way challenging what you say regarding Stalingrad Paul, but have you not considered the Kursk battle and the smashing of the German Panzer Divisions which ultimately led to the withdrawal on the Eastern Front? :hmmm:

Stalingrad was the end of the beginning.
Kursk was the beginning of the end.

That's my take on it anyway.

Snestorm 03-27-10 01:31 PM

U37 IX(A). 2. Flotilla. Patrol 11.
 
FINAL PATROL FOR U37.

d. 23.jul.41. BF61.
10.15. Underway from Lorient for patrol grid BF78.
11.55. Steady on new course 234T.
12.10. Depth Under Keel 68 Meters. New Depth 50 Meters.

d. 27.jul.41. BF78.
13.00. On Station.
T2 Tanker spotted and chased hard.
Course 009T. Speed 14 Knots. Flagged USA.

d. 14.aug.41. AM19.
21.40. Radio Report. Convoy. AL03. East. 7 Knots.

d. 15.aug.41. AL03.
03.10. Radio Report. Convoy. AL03. East. 7 Knots.
04.00. Destroyer sighted. Periscope Depth.
Turned my nose to him, and he passed almost directly over us.
(027R to 166R short range.)
04.36. Fire Tubes 5 & 6. G7A x 2. Stern On Shot.
04.36. T2 Tanker (10.871 GRT) Sunk. Course 088T. 7 Knots.

Enter AL38 followed by AM17.
Driven under by Corvette on next attempt.

12.59. Fire Tubes 1, 2, & 4. G7E x 3. Target is a C2 Cargo.
13.01. Fire Tube 3. G7A x 1. Target is a Coastal Merchant.
13.02. Single impact heard, followed by double impact.
13.13. Coastal Merchant (2.044 GRT) Sunk. Course 088T. 7 Knots.
Heavy Fog moved in halting further attacks.

d. 20.aug.41. AE92.
19.57. A L A R M ! Crash dive for aircraft.

d. 1.sep.41
U37 docks at Kiel in preperation to becoming a school boat!

Patrol Results: 2 ships sunk for 12.915 GRT.

U37's History: 11 patrols. 36 ships sunk for 200.638 GRT.
(The real U37 did slightly better in tonnage, having sunk 51 merchants to do so. She also sunk 2 warships.)

pickinthebanjo 03-28-10 01:20 AM

U-52 Warlog
 
U-52 - War Log 1939-1940

Patrol 1:
U-52 - 2nd Flotilla, Left Wilhelmshaven port on: 08/02/1939 05:53
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BF17
Log entry 1: ship sunk, grid AM97, smallfreighter(2226tons) 09/03/1939 05:02
Log entry 2: ship sunk, grid BF13, tramp steamer(1969tons) 09/03/1939 21:57
Patrol results Crew losses: 0, Ships sunk: 2, Patrol tonnage: 4195 tons
Date of return 09/16/1939 22:10

Patrol 2:
U-52 - 2nd Flotilla, Left Corrientes on: 10/06/1939 08:17
Mission Orders: N/A
Log entry 1: ship sunk grid CG75 coastal freighter(1869tons)10/09/1939 23:15
log entry 2: ship sunk grid AM52 coastal freighter(1871tons)10/26/1939 00:31
Log entry 3: ship sunk grid AM52 medium cargo(5083tons)10/26/1939 14:50
Log entry 4: ship sunk grid AM52 medium cargo(5084 tons)10/26/1939 16:22
log entry 5: ship sunk grid AM52 black swan class(1250tons)08/26/1939 16:51
Patrol results Crew losses: 0, Ships sunk: 5, Patrol tonnage: 15157 tons
Date of return 11/01/1939 10:36

Patrol 3:
U-52 - 2nd Flotilla, Left Belchen supply ship on: 11/21/1939 02:18
Mission Orders: N/A
Log entry 1:ship sunk grid AK71 coastal freighter(1869tons) 11/21/1939 20:52
Log entry 2:ship sunk grid AK71 granville freighter(4707ton) 11/25/1939 23:59
Log entry 3: ship sunk grid AK49 tramp steamer(1964tons) 11/27/1939 15:41
Log entry 4: ship sunk grid AL51 granville freighter(4708ton)12/04/1939 06:23
Patrol results Crew losses: 0, Ships sunk: 4, Patrol tonnage: 13248 tons
Date of return 12/05/1939 07:45

Patrol 4: Attack On Scapa Flow (Christmas Night)
U-52 - 2nd Flotilla, Left Wilhelmshaven port on: 12/21/1939 05:42
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BE29
Log entry 1: ship sunk grid AN16 C&D destroyer(1375tons) 12/25/1939 23:26
Log entry 2: ship sunk grid AN16 troop transport(11052tons)12/25/1939 23:26
Log entry 3: ship sunk grid AN16 V&W destroyer(1188tons) 12/26/1939 00:28
Log entry 4: ship sunk grid AN16 modern tanker(10872tons) 12/26/1939 00:51
Log entry 5: ship sunk grid AN16 small Tanker(1981tons) 12/26/1939 00:55
Log entry 6: ship sunk grid AN16 small depot ship(6250tons)12/26/1939 08:22
Log entry 7: ship sunk grid AN48 small freighter(2229tons) 12/29/1939 22:04
Patrol results Crew losses: 0, Ships sunk: 7, Patrol tonnage: 35047 tons
Date of return 01/01/1940 04:05

Patrol 5:
U-52 - 2nd Flotilla, Left Wilhelmshaven port on: 01/22/1940 20:48
Mission Orders: Patrol grid CG76
Log entry 1: ship sunk grid AF78 sloop(8tons) 01/27/1940 00:13
Log entry 2: ship sunk grid AF77 tramp steamer(1964tons) 01/27/1940 13:23
Log entry3: ship sunk grid AN11 granville freighter(4707tons)01/28/1040 00:09
Log entry 4: ship sunk grid AN13 small coal tender(314tons)01/28/1040 03:25
Log entry 5: ship sunk grid AN15 small freighter(2229tons)01/28/1040 11:32
Log Entry 6: ship sunk grid AN15 large cargo(8577tons)01/28/1040 17:43
Log Entry 7: ship sunk grid AN15 large cargo(8576tons)01/28/1040 18:04
Patrol results Crew losses: 0, Ships sunk: 7, Patrol tonnage: 26375 tons
Date of return 01/29/1940 14:53

Patrol 6:
U-52 - 2nd Flotilla, Left Wilhelmshaven port on: 02/17/1940 06:32
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AM11
Log entry 1: ship sunk grid AM52 empire freighter(6780ton) 02/29/1940 20:54
Log entry 2: ship sunk grid AM52 large merchant(10615tons)03/01/1940 08:07
Log entry 3: ship sunk grid AM52 tramp steamer(1964tons)03/02/1940 03:08
Log entry 4: ship sunk grid AM43 black swan class(1250ton)03/02/1940 12:25
Log Entry 5: ship sunk grid AM43 medium cargo(5084tons)03/04/1940 12:33
Log Entry 6: ship sunk grid AM43 large cargo(8577tons)03/04/1940 12:42

End of log.

Snestorm 03-30-10 07:12 PM

U502 IXC. 2. Flotilla. Patrol 1.
 
d. 29.sep.41.
AO77.
04.14. Underway from Kiel for Western North Atlantic patrol, enrout to Lorient.

CONVOY BATTLE.
d. 19.okt.41.
AL15.
08.17. Destroyer sighted. Periscope depth. Convoy approaching.
08.54. Fire 1, 2, 4. (T2 Tanker)(G7E x 3). Fire 3. (Coastal Merchant)(G7A x 1).
08.54. T2 Tanker (10.871 GRT) Sunk. Course 109T. 7 Knots.

12.16. Surface.
14.20. Sound Check.
AL16
16.00. Corvette sighted at 4600 meters.
17.12. Sound Check. Periscope Depth.
17.37. Destroyer sighted.
18.04. Fire 5 (Coastal Merchant)(G7A). Fire 6 (Coastal Merchant)(G7A).
18.06. Coastal Merchant (2.045 GRT) Sunk.

20.31. Surface.
22.53. Sound Check.

d. 20.okt.41.
AL18.
00.07. Destroyer! 2.000 Meters. Coming fast, bow on. (Dive! 102 Meters. 45 degree twist.)
00.10. Sound. Warship. Medium Speed. Closing. 158R. Short Range.
00.12. U502 gets her Depth Charge initiation. Destroyer audable in control room.
00.17. Depth Charges astern.
00.23. Final Depth Charges distant astern.

03.00. Surface.
06.00. Sound Check. Periscope Depth.
06.57. Fire 1, 2, 4 (C2 Cargo)(G7E x 3). Fire 4 (Little Merchant)(G7A).
06.57. Double impact followed by single impact heard.
06.57. Little Merchant (2.335 GRT) Sunk. Course 109T. 7 Knots.
06.59. C2 Cargo (6.448 GRT) Sunk. Course 109T. 7 Knots.

09.50. Surface
13.00. Sound Check.
15.09. Tubes 5 & 6 (G7A x 2) fired on distant targets, without results.

16.10. Surface.
18.08. Sound Check. Periscope Depth.
18.33. Fire 2, 3 (G7A & G7E) on T2 Tanker.
18.35. 2 hits heard.
19.14. Surface. Tanker observed burning, but making way.
23.59. Status Report sent. All torpedoes (14) expended.

d. 29.okt.41.
BF42.
01.51. "We're under attack, sir!" ASW vessel in medium fog. Dive.
02.15. He's giving up. No damage. He should have rammed instead of gunning with Radar.

d. 1.nov.41.
BF61.
07.57. Docked at Lorient in Heavy Fog & Rain. 300 meter visibility.

Patrol Report:
4 ships sunk for 21.699 GRT. 100% Hull Integrity. No crew casualties.

Fozzy22 03-30-10 07:51 PM

Patrol #3 for U-28 of 2nd flotilla. Patrol from 26th September to 26th October - 1 month with no ship contacts and no sinkings :wah: Even around grid BF17. :dead:

Snestorm 03-30-10 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fozzy22 (Post 1341498)
Patrol #3 for U-28 of 2nd flotilla. Patrol from 26th September to 26th October - 1 month with no ship contacts and no sinkings :wah: Even around grid BF17. :dead:

Hmmm. U28? That's a Type VII "A".
One non-reloadable, external stern tube.

Easy conversion from a VIIB.
Just waste a stern torpedo at the start of each patrol.

Type VII(A): U27-U36.
Type VIIB: U45-U55, U73-U76, U83-U87, U99-U102.

pickinthebanjo 03-31-10 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fozzy22 (Post 1341498)
Patrol #3 for U-28 of 2nd flotilla. Patrol from 26th September to 26th October - 1 month with no ship contacts and no sinkings :wah: Even around grid BF17. :dead:

I remember when I left port england was still neutral, so I sailed strait through the English channel. I sailed within 100m of a couple destroyers (pretty much waived at them) seen a convoy bound for england, and seen at least twenty lone merchants by the time the war started.
That first ship always feels good after that long..

Lt. Cobra 03-31-10 11:24 AM

My First Career
 
Ahoy all!

I want to take this time to reintroduce myself to this forum after a few years of my being away. What a great group of guys with such a ton of knowledge that this group has! I want to especially thank you publically, Jimbuna, for all of your recent help!

Now that I have the new GWX3 Gold and SH3 Commander on my rig, I have started my first career in SH3 although I have actually had this sim on my computer for several years now. I played single player in the past and a few multiplayer sessions but never set up a career until now.

On my fourth patrol last night, I did my dastardly deed and through a surface attack using a salvo of two torpedoes, I sank the S.S. Nyholt (Ore Carrier) that was 8083 tons in the North Sea off the coast of Norway. This I did on my way to patrol the North Sea that is north of Great Britain. What a spectacular event this sinking was! I made every effort to rescue some survivors but all are, believed to have perished during that dreadful night.

I am looking forward to getting more back into this as time allows. Cheers to the crew here at this forum and to the GWX developers! My hat is off to you! I hope to see some of you at sea sometime.

:salute:

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