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WWII44 09-23-11 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uboatman (Post 1754839)
I went into Scapa Flow on a pre war cruise and found loads of forts on the water with big nasty guns in them, decided at that point I wasn't ever going to visit Scapa flow during wartime, did you see them? I have screenshots on the desktop, I'll post them later.

P.S. Have you seen the Nelson again yet, I've been chasing the b*****d for over 6mths now, sunk him 3 times and he keeps getting up, if you find him say hello with a few eels for me if you'd be so kind :arrgh!:

No I havn't seen the Nelson but I cruised though scapa flow at periscope depth. I was hoping to find the Hood(wich agents in the feild have said frequents scapaflow) but she must have been out in a task force. I'm going to have a chat with Donitz and see if he can give me a null patrol grid so I can hunt her down and it might be easier for me to get out since I reduced the welcoming party on my last patrol(and if I'm really luck I just might get a shot at the HMS King George V)

Uboatman 09-23-11 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WWII44 (Post 1754847)
No I havn't seen the Nelson but I cruised though scapa flow at periscope depth. I was hoping to find the Hood(wich agents in the feild have said frequents scapaflow) but she must have been out in a task force. I'm going to have a chat with Donitz and see if he can give me a null patrol grid so I can hunt her down and it might be easier for me to get out since I reduced the welcoming party on my last patrol(and if I'm really luck I just might get a shot at the HMS King George V)

Don't forget to send Flotilla HQ and Uncle Karl a postcard from your next visit:D

Once with a Battleship sinking would go well on the mantelpiece

Here's what I found in Scapa Flow, there were loads of these on the water, these 2 however were filled with helium (may have been wrong about the guns though) maybe Jimbuna can shed some light on this:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...204538_468.jpg

This is what you must do to Nelson the next time you see her:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...223724_406.jpg

"yoo hoo, over here, no I'm over here, ha ha you'll never find me!" Entertaining the RN during Operation Wesserbung:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...235648_734.jpg

WWII44 09-23-11 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uboatman (Post 1754852)
Don't forget to send Flotilla HQ and Uncle Karl a postcard from your next visit:D

Once with a Battleship sinking would go well on the mantelpiece

Here's what I found in Scapa Flow, there were loads of these on the water, these 2 however were filled with helium (may have been wrong about the guns though) maybe Jimbuna can shed some light on this:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...204538_468.jpg

This is what you must do to Nelson the next time you see her:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...223724_406.jpg

"yoo hoo, over here, no I'm over here, ha ha you'll never find me!" Entertaining the RN during Operation Wesserbung:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...235648_734.jpg

I snuck into it again, still no battleships and this time we baerly escaped bacase of thos acursed sub-nets. Though I heard a rumor that the Hood has suffered mechanical failiure at the hands of german frogmen And has anchored by the light ship near the northern tip of Ireland to wait for repairs.

Uboatman 09-23-11 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WWII44 (Post 1754911)
I snuck into it again, still no battleships and this time we baerly escaped bacase of thos acursed sub-nets. Though I heard a rumor that the Hood has suffered mechanical failiure at the hands of german frogmen And has anchored by the light ship near the northern tip of Ireland to wait for repairs.

Better luck next time, although I think you might be running out of lives. Maybe you should go find a few merchies to sink for a while and rest your crews nerves:salute:

WWII44 09-23-11 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uboatman (Post 1754925)
Better luck next time, although I think you might be running out of lives. Maybe you should go find a few merchies to sink for a while and rest your crews nerves:salute:

true

VONHARRIS 09-24-11 01:49 AM

U-64 IXB Patrol 10
 
Patrol 10
Orders : Patrol grid DH28 and engage any enemy traffic
Secondary mission: Engage enemy convoys going in and out Giblartar.

03 March 1941
11:25 hours U-64 left Lorient for Grid DH28

26 March 1941
Grid CG95 - convoy attack
01:32 hours SS Trebartha (Medium Merchant 06), 5175 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 62. Crew lost: 21
01:36 hours SS Ocean Gypsy (Empire-type Freighter), 5896 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 78. Crew lost: 21

01:41 hours Kapitšnleutnant von Harris and U-64 were lost sometime on 26MAR41.

Total career results:
10 patrols ( 3 with U-45 VIIB and 7 with U-64 IXB)
330 days at sea
54 ships sunk
235111 tons sunk
Biggest warship sunk: HMS Cleopatra (Dido class), 5600 tons at 03 October 1940

eschemschnuz 09-24-11 02:21 AM

Eschem Schnuz's Letters, 29th Flotilla
 
Dear Uncle Karl,

I must confess - i'm no good at convoys.
Case in point: this patrol i bumped into the same convoy - twice.
Fired off eight eels. Two took down a troop transport, one detonated early, the other five scored hits.
The end result? Nothing. The convoy went on their merry way, leaving me trailing in their wake.

The news is not all bad: after using the last of my eels and all of my ammo, i found myself submerged against a wounded but very functional merchant ship, and decided to surface and take off at full speed. Then the planes arrived.

I ordered the Flak to take them on.

Manning the AA was this kid i picked up to replace my lost crew. And he took them out. Eight in a row. :o

U-87 Type VIIB, 29th Flotilla reporting from Patrol 18.
Realism @ 50%, original game specs.
3-day cruise. Some minor scratches.
Promotions and medals all around (and I made sure that kid got most of them)!

Over and out.

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/pict...pictureid=5036 http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/pict...pictureid=5037

Missing Name 09-24-11 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eschemschnuz (Post 1755163)
Dear Uncle Karl,

I must confess - i'm no good at convoys..... Two took down a troop transport.

You attacked a convoy, was able to sink a valuable target and live to tell the tale. I would say that is a success, and in 1943 no less! Far better than a sharp stick in the eye.

WWII44 09-24-11 10:08 AM

the crew of the U-142 is reading her to put to sea for her 6th patrol. we had a rather deplorable 5th patrol, it was going good until we happened upon a large tanker, we damaged her significantly until I caught site of her flag(the stars and stripes:damn:). We quickly beat a hasty retreat but Not before our sonarman confiremed she had sunk. None to say the least I had a rather upleasent talk with the flottila comand.

VONHARRIS 09-24-11 02:11 PM

U-73 VIIB
 
New career
U-73 VIIB
Patrol No 1 : Shakedown and crew evaluation complete

Patrol No 2
Orders: Patrol grid BF16.
Secondary: If weather does not permit operations procced to grid AM52

31 August 1939
03:09 hours Departed from Wilhelmshaven

21 September 1939
Grid AM52
20:57 hours SS Garoufalia (Granville-type Freighter), 4709 tons. Cargo: Military Stores. Crew: 68. Crew lost: 16

27 September 1939
Grid AM52 - Convoy attack
05:08 hours HMS Liverpool (Southampton class), 10725 tons. Crew: 961. Crew lost: 192

10:06 hours SS Zarian (Granville-type Freighter), 4750 tons. Cargo: Coffee. Crew: 74. Crew lost: 39

28 September 1939
Grid AM52
02:33 hours SS Iddesleigh (Medium Merchant 06), 5175 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 69. Crew lost: 60

30 September 1939
Grid AM52
11:53 hours SS Inger Toft (Small Freighter), 2073 tons. Cargo: Coffee. Crew: 31. Crew lost: 5

06 October 1939
Grid AM52 - Convoy attack
12:28 hours H. Gibbons (Ammunition Ship), 5529 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 101. Crew lost: 90
14:49 hours Q Ship HMS Maunder (Medium merchant Q) , 4044 tons. Crew: 69. Crew lost: 60

11 October 1939
15:10 hours Docked at port

42 days at sea
7 ships sunk
37005 tons sunk
No casualties
U-boat damaged (H.I. 98.13%)

Sailor Steve 09-24-11 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WWII44 (Post 1754911)
I snuck into it again...

Good, but in the future please don't quote a whole series of pictures just to make a short comment, especially right after they were posted the first time. Bandwidth isn't free.

ijnfleetadmiral 09-25-11 03:40 AM

9 February 1940: Scharnhorst Raiding Mission 4 (KL Hossel Patrol 9)

After finishing the required 24 hour patrol of our designated grid, we received a message that Ark Royal would be passing through the W English Channel entrance early on 13 February. Rather than go through the Channel itself where we would be endlessly harassed by the verdammt Elcos and MTBs, we headed NNW to go around the long way. It cost us dearly; even at flank speed, we missed our rendezvous by nearly 12 hours. A sour-faced KL Hossel ordered Scharnhorst to remain on station; Renown and Exeter were due through early the following morning and by God, he was going to either sink them both or go down fighting.

Around 0345, everything changed when we blundered into the middle of a Channel convoy. Our first victim was an accident, a neutral Small Merchant, but the rest of the convoy flew the Union Jack. As with the convoy we encountered on our last patrol, we left NO SURVIVORS.

Results:
Returned to Wilhelmshaven 18 February 1940, having sunk 17 ships for 75, 310 tons. Upon return, KL Hossel reported the neutral's sinking to Onkel Karl, who discounted it because it had happened purely by chance and the ship had been sailing as part of a convoy of Germany's enemies. His reasoning: if it hadn't wanted to be sunk, it shouldn't have been sailing with the convoy.

1 Modern Tanker
1 Medium Tanker
2 Large Merchant ships
4 Medium Cargo ships
1 Small Merchant ship
1 Small Freighter
5 Coastal Freighters
2 A/B-class DDs

And on our return home, we met up with a friend while nearing Wilhelmshaven. By chance, a Bf109 was passing overhead, and we later received this picture:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1_3411_326.jpg

Obltn Strand 09-25-11 07:12 AM

Patrol 5
U-583, 1st Flotilla
Left at: September 6, 1942, 12:18
From: Brest
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AK11

8.9.1942
10.55 Ship spotted. BE 36
12.02 Sunk small freighter with gunfire.

10.9.1942
19.42 U-583 Report position and condition of the boat.
21.42 U-583 Contact base on the Alpha wavelenght.
22.42 U-538 has failed to make contact with BdU. Presumed lost.

JazzJR 09-25-11 08:52 AM

U-Boot: U-995 VII C
Patrol: 18
Date: 15.04.1941
Begin at: 2058

17.04.1941
1334 Ship sunk! Tanker with a BRT of 10761 at Grid BE39
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FFa1.jpg
22.04.1941
0941 Ship sunk! Neutral military hospital ship with a BRT of 12040 at Grid AM51 (i swear it was an accident!) :O:
1849 Ship sunk! Medium steam cargo ship with a BRT of 4707 at Grid AM52
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FFa2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FFa3.jpg

24.04.1941
0633 Ship sunk! Empire Typ Freighter with a BRT of 6780 at Grid AM53
1939 Ship sunk! Large Freighter with a BRT of 8576 at Grid AM53
1947 Ship sunk! Small Freighter with a BRT of 2396 at Grid AM53
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FFa4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FFa5.jpg

26.04.1941
2035 Ship sunk! Small Freighter with a BRT of 2230 at Grid AM73
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FFa6.jpg

30.04.1941
1348 End of Patrol 18 with a Tonnage of 47490 BRT and 7 ships sunk! No casualties.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...at/th_FFa7.jpg

Paulie76 09-26-11 01:04 AM

U-23, under the command of Hans Gruber. On preliminary shakedown cruise testing repairs from incident involving her previous commander, a bottle of russian vodka and a german wharf that he swears just jumped out at him.

August 3rd - The crew is in good spirits after two full days at sea and within reach of our assigned patrol grid. Crew scheduling is rigidly enforced in four hour shifts to limit prolonged inactivity of the men not needed at station. Duties are, however, light the moment. With no action imminent, our weapons officer and torpedo crews are free to fill other positions, keeping fatigue at a minimum.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...233849_475.jpg

We passed a British ore freighter in the middle of the night, heading North at medium range. Took the opportunity for a training run for the newer crew members in the torpedo room and to test out the new optics installed after an incident with the previous commander, a bottle of russian vodka and a particularly amorous goat. All systems performed adequately and the crews time in preparing the torpedo for launch, while in need of improvement, was within acceptable expectations. Calculations made, we let the freighter on her way unaware of our presence.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q..._165357_51.jpg

We reached our assigned patrol grid early the next morning. Plans to fully test the new valves installed after an incident with the previous commander, a bottle of russian vodka and a polish bordello owner to whom he owed a sum of money were waylaid by a lack of adequate water depth in the assigned grid. Ordered the boat to 20 meters to fully test the electric engines. We remained submerged for an hour before surfacing, the tests complete.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q..._20357_679.jpg

All systems normal. We are awaiting further orders from BDU.

Obltn Strand 09-26-11 11:21 AM

One Strand down, other appears like south park's Kenny.

Patrol 1
U-2, 1st Flotilla
Left at: April 5, 1940, 08:33
From: Brest
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN28

8.4.1940
21.37 Arrived patrol area. AN28

19.4.1940
16.52 Docked at Kiel.

No ships sunk.
Tonnage: 0

Norwegian campaign with type II :nope:
Nothing to shoot and only torrent of radio messages to read.

Oberleutnant z. S. Sigmund Strand

U-2 (1 patrol)

Career Tonnage: 0

ijnfleetadmiral 09-26-11 12:29 PM

Paulie76: Sounds like U-23's previous CO had an affinity for Russian vodka and dubious naughty situations. After ramming a wharf and giving an excuse like, "It just jumped out at me", I'm willing to bet he's going to feel right at home once August 1941 rolls around and he's reassigned. :haha:

-Matt

JazzJR 09-26-11 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Obltn Strand (Post 1756259)
Nothing to shoot and only torrent of radio messages to read.

You should search a "hunting ground" an Area where a lot of ships are. :O:

Fish In The Water 09-26-11 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Obltn Strand (Post 1756259)
Norwegian campaign with type II :nope:
Nothing to shoot and only torrent of radio messages to read.

It's all part of the master plan to make us the best informed fleet in the world... :O:

Good news is, (if you're running GWX), you can cut the chatter down to the bare essentials with this little mod:

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/down...o=file&id=1385

Comes in handy when you get tired of all the constant interruptions! :sunny:

ETsd4 09-27-11 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paulie76 (Post 1756040)
U-23, under the command of Hans Gruber....

Good read.
Keep it comming.


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