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sergei 04-17-10 04:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bothersome (Post 1362745)
Memorandum: Convoy was 15 merchant ships strong. Only one destroyer for protection.

Happy times indeed :DL

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bothersome (Post 1362745)
Good news, my sound man says he hears the ship going down. Aux Cuiser 13850 tons.

Good catch :salute:

gazpode_l 04-17-10 09:50 AM

I had a go at the nelson last night in the single mission "convoy TM1"

I hit her with four eels set at 10m depth with magnetic charges. She just simply accepted the torpedo's like they food and carried on her merry way! :o:stare:

Immelman 04-17-10 10:06 AM

2nd War Patrol
Date: 06 May 1942
Time: 21:51
Port of Salamis

Departing port of Salamis for PZ off the coast of Egypt.
U-83 VIIB fully provisioned, fresh water tanks topped off.
Eels: 8 TI(G7a) 5 TII(G7e)
Crew: 42

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...83/submoon.jpg
U-83 leaving port under the cover of darkness.



2nd War Patrol
Date: 07 May 1942
Time: 06:23
Aegean Sea en route to PZ

Sabotage

“Of all the things for them to brake, I can’t believe it!”
“Could have been worst Herr Kaleun, I heard that U-181 didn’t get 50 km from St-Nazaire before both her diesel engines seized. She had to be towed back and put in dry-dock” my First Officer informed me.
“Chief I want this ship canvassed from bow to stern, check every nook and cranny I do not want any more unpleasant surprises.”
“Of course Captain my men are already on it”
“Bloody Greeks will pay for that! Johan signal BdU that U-83 has been sabotaged. Tell them our attack periscope is out of action. The seals have been tampered with and humidity has seeped in and fogged the lenses.”

“Bastards new what they were doing its impossible to repair at sea”
“We still have the Observation scope Captain we should count ourselves lucky that we don’t have to scrub the patrol and return to port.” Once again Gerhart is right but that doesn’t make me feel much better.
“Oh don’t worry I plan to give them hell for this, it takes more then just a broken scope to stop us from sinking enemy shipping.”

2nd War Patrol
Date: 11 May 1942
Time: 16:39
100 km N of Port Said

“Outstanding job Gerhart, make sure to covey to Willy my admiration. He bagged two coastal freighters with less then 50 shots expanded!”
“Thank you sir but why not tell him yourself? I am sure it would mean much more to him coming directly from you.” I look at him and smile
“That’s not the way it works son. I am not here to make friends I am the tough old bastard that must ask them to lay their lives on their line for the good of the boat and crew. To do that I must maintain an air of professional detachment.
“I am not sure I agree with your reasoning Sir.”
“Maybe not yet but soon you will, at least I hope so, for your own sake…”
“What am I to understand by that cryptic reply Sir?”
After a long sigh I look him straight in the eyes and tell him “Simply put son, I hope you are taking notes because the way this war is going you will have your own boat in a few months. Then you will experience first hand the burdens of command and what it means to be responsible for 50 odd souls.”

Immelman 04-17-10 01:44 PM

2nd War Patrol
Date: 16 May 1942
Time: 4:14
100 km N of Port Said

“Steady Chief mind our depth! Keep her at 13 meters. If we broach we are toast.”
“Bow down 5, Stern up 2, steady men” the Chief spoke resting one hand on each of the planes man’s shoulder.” Station keeping was a bitch in such sea conditions. The crew was at battle stations no one was allowed to move. The slightest movement of a single person could throw off the delicate trim balance of the boat.

“It would be a shame to screw up such a great approach due to bad seamanship.” I say as a mild rebuke with a smile on my face. My eyes are still focused on the lead ship trying to gauge the bow angle and wishing once again I could use my attack scope.
“With all due respect sir what would be a great shame is what those 152 mm guns would do to us if the spot it us at this range.” My XO commented.
Of course Fritz couldn’t let it go at that and added “At any range Sir those shells would tear through this boat like a hot knife through butter. 12 such barrels on each ship, that’s a lot of firepower.”
“All the more reason not to mess this up gentlemen, down scope.”

“Ok so here is the plan. We fire two TII at the second cruiser and a minute later we fire two TI at the lead cruiser. If we do this right they should detonate simultaneously. By then will be on our way down past 60 meters running silent.”
“Those are long shots Sir. You sure you don’t want to get in a bit closer?”
“And risk having five destroyers shoving depth charges down our throat? Hmm, no thanks I’ll pass. Besides I have every confidence in our fire control team, so don’t let me down.” I tell Fritz and wink at him. “Now go make sure those electric eels are warmed up because we will be in firing position in less then 10.



2nd War Patrol
Date: 16 May 1942
Time: 4:23
100 km N of Port Said

“Up scope” I order and immediately crouch down to meet the Observation scope on its way up. As soon as it clears the waves I order the ascension stopped. Now I am stuck in an awkward position half crouched and I sweep the scope all the way around to make sure we haven’t been spotted. Then I turn some more and bring in to perspective the 2nd cruiser.
“Flood tubes 1 and 4, open outer doors. Bearing 334 set depth 2.5, 0.5 spread angle, range 3300 meters.”
“Set” I hear Fritz’s reply which means the targeting computer has computed a firing solution based on my observations.

“Fire tube 1 and 4. Reset for TDC for second attack.” I say trying to keep my voice as steady as possible. At this moment we are at our most vulnerable. If the Chief doesn’t properly compensate for the missing weight of the torpedoes after they have been expelled we are FUBAR. He must pump the right amount of water to the forwarding trimming tank. Too much which is the better of two evils, we simply dive deeper and I can’t get the second salvo off on the 1st cruiser. Too little and we broach the surface give away our position and more then likely do not survive to tell the tale.

I try to banish all these thoughts and concentrate on the necessary observations for the 1st cruiser. I call them out and the process repeats itself 60 seconds later. The crew is running forward to the bow torpedo room used as human ballast as we dive for the safety of the deep. Assuming all went well we have remained undetected and performed a text book submerged attack.

I look over to Fritz and he answers my unspoken question. “30 seconds Herr Kaleun.”
“Passing 40 meters” the Chief calls out our depth.”
I go and sit over by Johan who is tracking the torpedoes through the hydrophone. He looks at me “I think something went wrong Herr Kaleun I estimate the second pair will get there before the first.”
“Rest easy, we will found out soon enough”
“Times up on the first salvo sir” Fritz informs me “Second salvo should be any second”
“Impact bearing 60 Herr Kaleun! Sound like both eels hit seconds apart. Heavy flooding sir, sounds like her keel is torn apart, that's a kill Sir.”

“What about the other pair Johan?”
“Still running Sir bearing 54”
“Scheiss sounds like we missed.”
“Impact sir” and he takes his headset off maybe a heartbeat later a huge boom is heard thought the boat. He is still rubbing his ears but he has a huge smile on his face. “Sorry for doubting you sir. I think we hit an ammo magazine sir. There will be raining scrap metal around here for a month!

sergei 04-17-10 02:45 PM

U-133
May 1940
First War Patrol

Grid CG85

Sunk
Auxiliary Cruiser Approx 11,000 tons
Granville Freighter Approx 4500 tons

8 torpedoes left

Jimbuna 04-17-10 07:02 PM

Still off the north est coast of England in a Type XXIII

Fozzy22 04-17-10 07:03 PM

Just had what I would call a good patrol 3:

U-106, Type IXB
2nd Flotilla
Kurt Asmuss

10 Merchants
1 Warship
Total of 42084 tons :yeah::salute:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...fulPatrol3.jpg

Immelman 04-17-10 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Immelman (Post 1363425)
2nd War Patrol
Date: 16 May 1942
Time: 4:14
100 km N of Port Said

“Steady Chief mind our depth! Keep her at 13 meters. If we broach we are toast.”
“Bow down 5, Stern up 2, steady men” the Chief spoke resting one hand on each of the planes man’s shoulder.” Station keeping was a bitch in such sea conditions. The crew was at battle stations no one was allowed to move. The slightest movement of a single person could throw off the delicate trim balance of the boat.

“It would be a shame to screw up such a great approach due to bad seamanship.” I say as a mild rebuke with a smile on my face. My eyes are still focused on the lead ship trying to gauge the bow angle and wishing once again I could use my attack scope.
“With all due respect sir what would be a great shame is what those 152 mm guns would do to us if the spot it us at this range.” My XO commented.
Of course Fritz couldn’t let it go at that and added “At any range Sir those shells would tear through this boat like a hot knife through butter. 12 such barrels on each ship, that’s a lot of firepower.”
“All the more reason not to mess this up gentlemen, down scope.”

“Ok so here is the plan. We fire two TII at the second cruiser and a minute later we fire two TI at the lead cruiser. If we do this right they should detonate simultaneously. By then will be on our way down past 60 meters running silent.”
“Those are long shots Sir. You sure you don’t want to get in a bit closer?”
“And risk having five destroyers shoving depth charges down our throat? Hmm, no thanks I’ll pass. Besides I have every confidence in our fire control team, so don’t let me down.” I tell Fritz and wink at him. “Now go make sure those electric eels are warmed up because we will be in firing position in less then 10.


2nd War Patrol
Date: 16 May 1942
Time: 4:23
100 km N of Port Said

“Up scope” I order and immediately crouch down to meet the Observation scope on its way up. As soon as it clears the waves I order the ascension stopped. Now I am stuck in an awkward position half crouched and I sweep the scope all the way around to make sure we haven’t been spotted. Then I turn some more and bring in to perspective the 2nd cruiser.
“Flood tubes 1 and 4, open outer doors. Bearing 334 set depth 2.5, 0.5 spread angle, range 3300 meters.”
“Set” I hear Fritz’s reply which means the targeting computer has computed a firing solution based on my observations.

“Fire tube 1 and 4. Reset for TDC for second attack.” I say trying to keep my voice as steady as possible. At this moment we are at our most vulnerable. If the Chief doesn’t properly compensate for the missing weight of the torpedoes after they have been expelled we are FUBAR. He must pump the right amount of water to the forwarding trimming tank. Too much which is the better of two evils, we simply dive deeper and I can’t get the second salvo off on the 1st cruiser. Too little and we broach the surface give away our position and more then likely do not survive to tell the tale.

I try to banish all these thoughts and concentrate on the necessary observations for the 1st cruiser. I call them out and the process repeats itself 60 seconds later. The crew is running forward to the bow torpedo room used as human ballast as we dive for the safety of the deep. Assuming all went well we have remained undetected and performed a text book submerged attack.

I look over to Fritz and he answers my unspoken question. “30 seconds Herr Kaleun.”
“Passing 40 meters” the Chief calls out our depth.”
I go and sit over by Johan who is tracking the torpedoes through the hydrophone. He looks at me “I think something went wrong Herr Kaleun I estimate the second pair will get there before the first.”
“Rest easy, we will found out soon enough”
“Times up on the first salvo sir” Fritz informs me “Second salvo should be any second”
“Impact bearing 60 Herr Kaleun! Sound like both eels hit seconds apart. Heavy flooding sir, sounds like her keel is torn apart, that's a kill Sir.”

“What about the other pair Johan?”
“Still running Sir bearing 54”
“Scheiss sounds like we missed.”
“Impact sir” and he takes his headset off maybe a heartbeat later a huge boom is heard thought the boat. He is still rubbing his ears but he has a huge smile on his face. “Sorry for doubting you sir. I think we hit an ammo magazine sir. There will be raining scrap metal around here for a month!

2nd War Patrol
Date: 24 May 1942
Time: 11:30
North of Tobruk

“You got anything Johan?”
“Just a loud thunk Sir, but no explosion.”
“****ty torpedoes! At least we bagged that Ocean Liner good thing we used the last of our TI and not those lousy TII.”
“All the Captains I have spoken to report the same problem with those TII Sir. Don’t get me even started on what I have heard about the Magnetic pistol.”
“And what does BdU do about it, can you tell me that Gerhart?” Venting my anger will not do a damn thing just upset the crew. I need to calm down.

“Let’s take pride in the fact that we did our job. We delivered the goods even if they turned out to be rotten, so good job men. Now let’s get the hell out of here before those clowns up there realize what we are up to.”
“Why do you think they are so sloppy sir are they green?”
“No son just otherwise preoccupied. A ship that size can easily carry a full infantry division plus its support staff. That’s over 12000 soldiers they have to fish out of the water.”
“If your count is right Sir I figure Rommel owes us quite a few rounds of beers.”
“He owes us more then a few rounds XO, are you forgetting the other Ocean Liner three nights ago? By my count the Desert Fox owes a beer distillery by now.”


2nd War Patrol
Date: 24 May 1942
Time: 17:54
North of Tobruk

“Plot a course for home Karls we need to resupply if we are going to keep Monty from overwhelming the Afrika Corps. More eels and a fully functional attack scope would be nice.”

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n.../P2subdusk.jpg
U-83 homeward bound



“Receiving message from BdU Sir. One moment and I will have it decoded. Here it is:”

1755 24MAY42 // U83 // ORDERS: CHANGE OF PORT // UPON COMPLETION OF PATROL PROCEED TO NEW HOME PORT LA SPEZIA // AWAITING ACK // BDU

Interesting… “Looks like we are going to Italy boys, no more Ouzo and mousaka for dinner, from now on its Grappa and pasta. Send this to BdU Johan:”

1802 24MAY42 // BDU // ORDERS ACK PROCEEDING TO LA SPEZIA AT BEST POSSIBLE SPEED // PLEASE GET WORD TO FOX THAT DRINKS ARE ON HIM // U83

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...7/U83/ItDD.jpg
DD Patrolling the harbor entrance


http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n.../U83/ItTug.jpg
Friendly Tug boat guiding U-83 to berth

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n.../U83/P2log.jpg
2nd war patrol log

Snestorm 04-18-10 01:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1363651)
Still off the north est coast of England in a Type XXIII

How many years are you planning on staying there?

Be more aggresive!
(Just kidding).

Snestorm 04-18-10 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fozzy22 (Post 1363655)
Just had what I would call a good patrol 3:

U-106, Type IXB
2nd Flotilla
Kurt Asmuss

10 Merchants
1 Warship
Total of 42084 tons :yeah::salute:

I'll second that s a l u t e.
Rack 'em up.

pickinthebanjo 04-18-10 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1363871)
How many years are you planning on staying there?

Be more aggresive!
(Just kidding).

that area is a goldmine, lots of naval ships and convoys out there.

I'm actually sailing a IIA way up there to do a harbor attack on the whaling station just as the war breaks out (gettin me a VIIB)

Snestorm 04-18-10 02:15 AM

U502 IXC. 2. Flotilla. Patrol 5.
 
FINAL PATROL. (All times given as ZT - ZONE TIME).

BF61 27.nov.42 0213
Underway from Lorient til EC18 (Carribean Sea).

BF73 30.nov.42 2352 (110 miles north of Spain's NW corner).
Radar signals detected.
A L A R M !
Crash dive for aircraft.

BF74 2.dec.42 2228 (150 miles NW of Spain's NW corner).
Radar signals detected.
A L A R M !
Crash dive for aircraft.
Both diesels destroyed.
Flooding checked.
Hull Integrity 36%.

U502 managed to surface, send a final status report, and scuttle.

Credit for the sinking goes to the RAF pilot involved.

Snestorm 04-18-10 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pickinthebanjo (Post 1363886)
that area is a goldmine, lots of naval ships and convoys out there.

I'm actually sailing a IIA way up there to do a harbor attack on the whaling station just as the war breaks out (gettin me a VIIB)

But he's up there just as the war's about to end.
If they find him, the RN might consider the area a goldmine too.

Jimbuna 04-18-10 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1363871)
How many years are you planning on staying there?

Be more aggresive!
(Just kidding).

I plan on staying quite a while yet...I live there :DL:03:

Phantom II 04-18-10 05:17 AM

Leutnant zur See Viktor Reck just did his shakedown patrol of U-52 in August, 1939. Did a test dive on the way back home after a 5-day trip, and ran aground. Luckily he managed to get the boat back up alright with only a few scratches.

Playing 100% Realism DID with GWX3.0 + SH3Commander

Snestorm 04-18-10 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1364014)
I plan on staying quite a while yet...I live there :DL:03:

I wondered about that . . . after posting.

Phantom II 04-19-10 08:23 AM

Just had a very successful patrol. Started Christmas Eve 1939 in a Type VIIB. Sunk 9 Ships for a total of 50229 including a single Tribal Class Destroyer. Had really nice weather in the North Sea, and was able to sink several lone merchants travelling between Britain and Norway with the deck gun. I ran into a convoy just east of the Bay of Biscay, and managed to sink a Large Merchant and a Large Tanker. Took a bit of a beating from the escorts though, but we made it through alright.

Its a nice change, considering in the last patrol I only sunk 3 ships for a total of 12000 tons, and in the one before that only 2 ships for a total of 2800 tons.

Running GWX3 on 100% Realism DiD

Immelman 04-19-10 09:21 AM

Good Job mate anything over 30K its a job well done! :yeah:

Immelman 04-19-10 09:21 AM

Third War Patrol
Date: 11 Jul 1942
Time: 05:36
Port of La Spezia

Departing port of La Spezia for PZ South of Malta.
U-83 VIIB fully provisioned, fresh water tanks topped off.
Eels: 9 TI(G7a) 5 TIII(G7e)
Crew: 42

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...ngPortDawn.jpg

Fozzy22 04-19-10 04:58 PM

Well I have learnt a big lesson on aircraft, just one is enough to ******* you right up lol. :nope: 6 crew dead inc my watch officer and very heavy damage to my IXB. I was let off though when the plane simply left just as it had crippled me. Took some time to repair then crawled home luckily.

Next time i crash dive instead of manning the flak guns. :shucks:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...AliveSH3-1.jpg

Yeah that will be because my radio and sonar guy's were both killed by a planes bomb.


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