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sublynx 08-14-11 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JazzJR (Post 1727869)

Damn, nice find :yeah: Just when I am planning to take my current U-boat to a Mediterranean campaign.

And another good reason to learn more German :O: Oh why oh why was I so lazy during those German classes 20 years ago...

JazzJR 08-14-11 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1727892)
Damn, nice find :yeah: Just when I am planning to take my current U-boat to a Mediterranean campaign.

And another good reason to learn more German :O: Oh why oh why was I so lazy during those German classes 20 years ago...

I can read it :D but some parts in it aren't good visible. But most time there just is writting diving from plane or bad weather, surface to load the E-Machines , new routes and such stuff :03: Oh and in the 2nd page is written that 50% of the crew were sick on Shigellosis and that one Maat had to stay in Salamis (Greece) because of Jaundice (yellowning)





sublynx 08-14-11 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JazzJR (Post 1727911)
I can read it :D but some parts in it aren't good visible. But most time there just is writting diving from plane or bad weather, surface to load the E-Machines , new routes and such stuff :03: Oh and in the 2nd page is written that 50% of the crew were sick on Shigellosis and that one Maat had to stay in Salamis (Greece) because of Jaundice (yellowning)





That's just the kind of stuff I love to read about :)

JazzJR 08-14-11 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1727919)
That's just the kind of stuff I love to read about :)

It is intersting to read indeed, but the most just stopped at a point. Mostly because it was sunk. U-853 sunk with all crew (It was probably the last submarine sunk). On U-453 all survived only one died. I think you should really do the trip and visit U-995 in Laboe (Kiel) if you didn't yet :) Its the last remaining VII/C41 U-Boat.

Kaptain Schlag 08-14-11 04:10 PM

Patrol 1
U-159 Type IXC
Hans Christ
Patrol in and around Caribbean sea
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Left port: Jan 1st 1942
Proceeded across Atlantic.

En route, encountered two large-ish tankers and a medium cargo all under french colors. Considered neutral but wondered WITW were they doing out here. Wanted to sink but orders are orders, back stabbing swine.

Proceeded into Caribbean sea.

Engaged Coastal Freighter and Small Merchant on surface with deck gun.
Encountered enemy fire but decided to duke it out.
Some damage taken hull integrity reduced to 78%

Proceeded west-north-west. Picked up two visual merchant contacts. One was a troop transport, the later a Granville type freighter. Kaptain Christ and the U-159 dove to p-depth and set up a prime attack angle. Three torpedoes were sent T (II's) at the transport. The transport promptly sunk after 30min.
The granville dodged a torpedo, and U-159 surfaced to engage. Hull integrity dropped to 58% after several hits, but the Granville was sunk with 105mm rounds.

U-159 proceeded past jamaica and contact was made with a clemson class DD. A torpedo missed and U-159 escaped after 90 min of inaccurate but persistent depth charging escape was made to the north.

A day and a half later, a large tanker was sunk. Two night later a passenger cargo was sunk on the east coast of Florida. U-159 returned to port on the 8th of march.
----------------------------
More detailed reports to follow as use of paper and pencil will take place!
Hans Christ.

sublynx 08-14-11 04:43 PM

U-331, patrol 1, report 9
 
Lt.z.s. Theodor Wald
U-331, VIIC
1. Flottille, Kiel

2150 Getting away from the Black Swan sighted at 177 rb. Speed LF.
0856 BB9935 OS 15, Sea 7, cloudy, vis. medium. Airplane long range, 201 rb. Crash dive. A surprise to see an airplane in this grid, especially during morning. The plane must have left Halifax during the night. Possibly the plane was a carrier-borne aircraft or flying from a new air base.
1430 BC7742 Airplane long range, 200 rb. Crash dive. 1433 and 1435 first airplane engines clearly heard in the boat, followed by explosions. At the time of the explosions we were at A and A+5. No damage. Very surprised about this attack. We should have been clearly out of range of land-borne aircraft.
1512 BC7745 At 1510 hours fast warship screws heard, long range, getting closer. Surfaced, AK north. Possible carrier task force? Only one internal torpedo left, Rohr 5. Still trying to get a chance of interception.
1517 PD. The waves make fast surface running impossible. The diesel engine loses air once a minute. Had to give up the chase. Now listening.
1519 Warship closing 251 rb. Own course 3 tb.
1522 Warship, range constant, 257 rb. Task force course estimation N, fast speed.
1525 Surfaced. Radioed contact report.

18.4.1941
2316 BC7984 NNO 9, Sea 5, clear, vis. medium. External G7a moved inside. One G7e left in Rohr 5 and one G7a in stern internal storage.

19.4.1941
1609 BC8725 A merchant ship sighted, long range. Turning to intercept course.
1617 Trying to intercept with the constant bearing method.
1625 Estimated course 260. PD - a suspected deck gun on the stern of the ship.
1626 Slow screws in the hydrophone. 24 RPM - small 2300 BRT merchant - four knots?
1637 Estimated course 270. Range 2100 meters.
1643 The ship is a 4600 BRT medium steamer. Engine unknown, so speed can't be estimated from RPM's.
1644 Speed estimation fixed wire method 4 knots.
1646 Still 4 knots, contact 120 rb, own course perpendicular to enemy's estimated course.
1647 A 75 mm gun on the stern deck.
1649 3 knots.
1652 3 knots, 133 rb.
1656 2 knots, 151 rb.
1657 Preset TDC, 700 meters, AZ depth 3 meters.
1701 Rohr 5. 176 rb, gyro angle 0, estimated run time 45 seconds. Aimed below the funnel.
1702 After a run of 52 seconds a hit 5 meters from the funnel, to the stern side. Flames and smoke rising from the deck. Probable engine room damage. Started loading our last torpedo. The ship was probaly somewhat faster than 2 knots.

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3...rayscale02.png

1704 KF east. The fire on the deck has been put out, but the ship seems to sinking.
1710 The ship has a 30 degree list to the starboad side and a 15 degree list on the stern side. Water visible on the stern deck. Hydrophone man says he does not hear the ship's engines.
1715 Torpedo loaded.
1746 Surfaced, continuing towards Kiel. One G7a left. The 4600 BRT merchant presumed a sure sinking, although not witnessed sinking.
1757 The ship seen sinking.
1909 BC8723 Continuing towards Kiel.

sublynx 08-14-11 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JazzJR (Post 1727922)
It is intersting to read indeed, but the most just stopped at a point. Mostly because it was sunk. U-853 sunk with all crew (It was probably the last submarine sunk). On U-453 all survived only one died. I think you should really do the trip and visit U-995 in Laboe (Kiel) if you didn't yet :) Its the last remaining VII/C41 U-Boat.

Oh the trip to U-995 would be marvelous, but for now I have to be content in seeing Vesikko (a kind of pre type II made in Finland in the 1930's) in Helsinki. :wah:

JazzJR 08-15-11 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1727985)
Oh the trip to U-995 would be marvelous, but for now I have to be content in seeing Vesikko (a kind of pre type II made in Finland in the 1930's) in Helsinki. :wah:

I visited U-995 two times. They like to paint the Torpedo in the front. :D Also the Diesel Engine has a funny color. But it is worth a visit. :yep:

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:19 PM

Patrol 11 of U-47

Very nice patrol; only four ships, but totalled 33,321 tons, bringing our score up to 242,672 tons.

First, though, some very nice shots of Admiral Hipper docked at Wilhelmshaven. Taken as we left Germany for the last time. We had one torpedo left (stern tube) when we received the long-awaited message reassigning us to operations out of Lorient. The crew was quite pleased to hear this, naturally.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11A.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11B.jpg

Ship #1: Large Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11D.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11E.jpg

Ship #2: Large Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11F.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11H.jpg

Ship #3: Ore Carrier
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11I.jpg

Ship #4: Ore Carrier
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol11K.jpg

Miltiades 08-15-11 05:26 PM

You used all your torpedoes on those ships?

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:27 PM

Patrol 12 of U-47

Our first patrol out of Lorient found us heading north. We ended up going straight down the east Irish coast, picking off victims as we went, although we were disappointed to find that the pickings weren't as lucious as we'd hoped. Still, we managed to bag seven ships for a total of 26,809 tons, bringing our total to 269,481 tons.

Upon return to Lorient, KL Hossel was informed he'd been awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross. He immediately boarded a plane for Berlin, where he was presented with his latest award by the Fuhrer himself. Not only that, he was surprised to be presented the Swords to his Knight's Cross as well.

Ship #1: Small Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12A.jpg

Ship #2: Empire-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12C.jpg

Ship #3: Large Fishing Boat
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12D.jpg

Ship #4: Tramp Steamer
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12E.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12F.jpg

Ship #5: Tramp Steamer
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12H.jpg

Ship #6: Medium Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12I.jpg

Ship #7: Empire-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol12J.jpg

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 1728578)
You used all your torpedoes on those ships?

Yes...some were duds, naturally. The second Large Cargo was (as you can see by the photos) part of a convoy and was the largest ship we saw. Fired three torps at her; all hit and exploded. Dove deep and escaped.

Still searching for Titanic, Aquitania, any other big liner, and the mere SIGHTING of a warship larger than a Tribal-class DD!

-Hossel

Miltiades 08-15-11 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1728581)
Yes...some were duds, naturally. The second Large Cargo was (as you can see by the photos) part of a convoy and was the largest ship we saw. Fired three torps at her; all hit and exploded. Dove deep and escaped.
DD!

-Hossel

Ah yes, efficiency goes up when attack lone merchants, I usually fire 2 double salvoes each convoy attack.

Quote:

Still searching for Titanic, Aquitania, any other big liner, and the mere SIGHTING of a warship larger than a Tribal-class
Want to trade?
Haven't seen a convoy lately and when I do the weather is absolutely terrible that I can't make an attack,but my military tonnage is going up.
Sank the Illustrious and a auxiliary cruiser, and saw a task force containing some capital ships but I wasn't properly positioned.

Think I'll post pictures of the logs, I'm not good at reporting :DL

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:41 PM

An Auxiliary Cruiser (Rawalpindi herself, according to SH3 Commander!) is the biggest warship I've seen and sunk. Found her on the far side of a convoy and in the middle of heavy seas, no less. When I saw her, I FREAKED; I HAD to sink her! Spat out four torpedoes at her and dove deep; all four hit and set off a chain reaction of explosions that sank her. :yeah:

Since then, the biggest warship we've seen is the odd DD here and there. My crew is starting to believe the Royal Navy is comprised of destroyers, Black Swan frigates, and Flower corvettes...that all this talk of battleships, carriers, and cruisers are just a big myth. If only I could prove them wrong without going on a suicide mission!:damn:

-Matt

Miltiades 08-15-11 05:46 PM

What's the year and month of your career?

ijnfleetadmiral 08-15-11 05:47 PM

After the days in port after my last patrol, Patrol #13 will probably start in November 1940.

-Matt

Miltiades 08-15-11 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1728599)
After the days in port after my last patrol, Patrol #13 will probably start in November 1940.

-Matt

Well If you really want to get a capital ship, you could wait for the Battle of the Denmark strait.
But personally I find it much more rewarding to stumble upon them.
What you can do is listen closely to the radio it will warn you about conflict, for example Operation Weserübung.


http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/272/75617740.jpg


http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4931/17933162.jpg

Also...
The Germans are very fond of giving medals..
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1903/79299355.jpg

Navelintel 08-15-11 07:57 PM

Nothing but Net!
 
We left Kiel on August 1, 1940. Since we were headed to Grid AN26, I ordered the navigator to plot a course to the North Sea via the Kaiser-Wilhelm Kanal which took about a day to negotiate. It is now August 6, 1940, and my boat (U-100) is somewhere in the North Sea, (Grid AN21) heading back out to open sea after raiding and knocking the bottom out of everything that floated in the port of Lerwick, Shetland Islands with the Royal Navy hot on my heels that has now placed a bounty on my head and that of my crew. But before I left the harbor at Lerwick, I had to find an opening in the sub net which sounds easier than not.

After sending several harbor tenants to the bottom, I set a reverse heading to find my way back through the sub nets but I soon discovered that they had closed behind me. Maybe it was the phantom tug that I missed sinking that escaped the onslaught and closed the net but I could not seem to find an opening as I did when we first entered the harbor, something that I noted while playing GWX 3.0 (Gold Edition).

I kept saving the game and doing a load save since I experienced several CTD either from zooming rapidly about with the free camera (or from switching personnel en mass from compartment to compartment which was mentioned as a hazard on page 13 in the GWX 3.0 manual) searching for an exit through the sub net which kept shifting around the harbor. So after several hours at the helm, I stopped all engines, stayed submerged, and retired to continue after morning mess. I then awoke and sent out another driver to reconnoiter the sub net to find an exit and low and behold an opening now appeared off my starboard beam (it also helps if you keep the free camera activated so you can leisurely peruse the sea bottom) wide enough for the Queen Mary to sail through. Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, I did another save and proceeded slowly (2-3 knots, since we had only 4 meters to maneuver at periscope depth beneath our keel to avoid the shore batteries) until my helmsman was absolutely sure we had no chance to ram the net again. I was never so glad to see and hit the open sea!

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...ringthenet.jpg

After sinking 15,739 tons (including the tonnage at Lerwick) with 4 torpedoes left, I anticipate we'll see at least a few more merchants (and hopefully unescorted and sailing the high sea) before our return to Kiel. Our log and tally thus far:

Patrol Number 1
U-100, 1st Flotilla, Left at: August 1, 1940, 23:19 From: Kiel, Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN26

Ship sunk! Grid AN 16, Large Trawler, 547 tons
August 5, 1940, 16:51

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21, A&B classes, 1350 tons
August 6, 1940, 05:51

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21, A&B classes, 1350 tons
August 6, 1940, 06:15

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21, Hunt II class, 1150 tons
August 6, 1940, 06:19

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21, A&B classes, 1350 tons
August 6, 1940, 11:17

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21,T class, 1222 tons
August 6, 1940, 13:26

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21, Small Depot Ship, 6250 tons
August 6, 1940, 13:31

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21, V&W classes, 1188 tons
August 6, 1940, 13:40

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21, Coastal Tanker, 1249 tons
August 6, 1940, 13:46

Ship sunk! Grid AN 21, Fishing Boat, 83 tons
August 6, 1940, 13:55

Patrol results: Crew losses: 0, Ships sunk: 10, Aircraft destroyed: 0, Patrol tonnage: 15739 tons
August 6, 1940, 14:38

Moral of the story, Niemals aufgeben (Never give up)! Even if you are the least bit intrepid but resourceful and at the same time pragmatic, you will prevail in SH3. Also, it can be helpful to remember to read the manual for GWX 3.0 which a first glance may seem overwhelmingly massive (644 pages); it can be absorbed and enjoyed in cerebrally edible bites. If I had, I may have slipped into and out of the harbor at Lerwick without incident after first comprehending that the Royal Navy had used sub nets and extensively to protect their ports and then realizing that the mod can mercilessly and without warning change the net openings (even after saving your career and doing a load save). This may actually be the AI's way of exacting revenge (although not mentioned specifically in the manual which is simply brilliant in design since after all, this is war) with extreme prejudice after an intruder enters a port with the intent to exhort absolute mayhem and may be not unlike what an actual U-Boat commander experienced as he kept desperately exploring every option to avoid crashing the nets, becoming trapped, and risk losing his boat after a successful but stealthy raid. Ignoring this particular element of play will otherwise doom one to continue to repeat the same mistake at attempting to enter and exit a harbor by penetrating the sub nets at the same location again and again, somehow expecting a different result which some say simply defines insanity.

All in all , after several and many tense and unforgettable moments, GWX 3.0 (Gold Edition) along with the included manual is an incredible SH3 variant and addition to be highly recommended, collected, and played if you want a real life and up close perspective of this historical naval conflict that has been taken to another level after graduating from the SH3 Stock program.

Good hunting all! :salute:

Fish In The Water 08-15-11 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 1728609)
The Germans are very fond of giving medals..

Nice assortment of bling there, congrats! :up:

JazzJR 08-15-11 08:16 PM

Today i had the order to Patrol AD79. On the march to the area U995 sunk one old Passengership and two small Freighters with a Tonnage of 11057BRT. As U995 had almost reached its patroling area, it was engaged by a Q-Ship hitting the front depth rudder making diving impossible. U-995 fired two T1 Topedos at the ship which made it sinking in a few minutes. Heavily damaged U-995 finished the patrol at AD79 and returned to its Base in Brest. Giving a total Tonnage sunk of 398.252 BRT :salute:

U-995 in Brest
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FF28.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FF27.jpg


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