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Leandros 06-22-09 07:22 AM

U-34 - Kaleu Georg Eckhardt - April 8th. 1940 18:53 - patrol 6

Left Wilhelmshafen this afternoon for grid AN23 (South-West of Stavanger). The Wilhelmshafen area is reeking with activity. He111's on their way to recce the North Sea


and.....a supply convoy - for Norway...?...- escorted by a T35



Leandros 06-22-09 09:13 AM

U-34 - Kaleu Georg Eckhardt - April 13th. 1940 06:17 - patrol 6

Position: The outer approaches to Narvik. Have received reports that a British naval force has entered the fjord ahead of us. Shall try to cut it off if/when it returns......After all, some of our best destroyers are in there...:-?....


09:44

Ship sighted! A task force heading westwards out of Ofotfjord (Narvik)....




In the middle......could it be Warspite...?





Well, it sure doesn't look like her.....

Jimbuna 06-22-09 09:45 AM

@Leandros

You mustn't be playing GWX3.0 then? :hmmm:

Leandros 06-22-09 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1121735)
@Leandros

You mustn't be playing GWX3.0 then? :hmmm:

I believe it is called 2.1...?...I haven't dared fiddling with my SH.....something bad always happens....:cry:....

Leandros 06-22-09 10:49 AM

U-34 - Narvik Approaches April 13th

It proved to be Nelson....the second of consecutive TII hits......



.....created some very angry destroyers....





...ooops, that one really shook our tailend....




.....and some very frustrated.....




....where is he.....




Boy, oh boy hope they soon loose their patience - we have some repairing to do. As has also HMS Nelson....






http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...lsoHeeling.jpg

Leandros 06-22-09 12:17 PM

U-34 - Kaleu Georg Eckhardt - April 13th. 1940 20:20 - patrol 6

Still on the bottom of the OfotFjord beside a sunken British destroyer. This is getting creepy, 7 angry RN destroyers are still swirling around on the surface like crazy hens. We had reckoned they would leave after a couple of hours but it has now been more than 8 hours - and we are getting short on oxygen. Sometime this evening/night we seem to have to try getting away. We have a little handicap, though, the attack periscope is stuck and the observation scope is very sticky. We have plenty of torps but shall have problems defending ourselves due to the scope problem. There is a little swell building up.

Any suggestions...?....:hmmm:

....crazy hens....




22:56

...totally crazy....



Captain Birdseye 06-22-09 12:47 PM

:haha:
Can you go silent speed out of there, in a zig-zag pattern?

Leandros 06-22-09 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Birdseye (Post 1121803)
:haha:
Can you go silent speed out of there, in a zig-zag pattern?

Well, we can always zigzag but with 1-2 knots speed not to be detected they have plenty of time to saturate the area with pings....

It is 02:14 here now and the oxygen meter is creeping into the yellow area. Soon it gets light again, too. The sea swelling has not increased much.

Wish us luck..!

meduza 06-22-09 01:15 PM

I think you are doomed. :dead:
There's one thing I would try before raising the white flag: shoot at DDs using hydrophones to aim. Magnetic detonators to avoid hitting at some obscure angle, if you know their drafts. But this probably wouldn't work because they are pretty close, judging by the screenshot, and the eels may not arm. :hmmm:

nikbear 06-22-09 01:35 PM

Leandros,I think the words that describe your situation rhyme with 'Clucking Bell':o:dead::rotfl:......Shallow water cup final,DD's 1,U-boats 0.:timeout:Best of luck chap:03:

Leandros 06-22-09 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meduza (Post 1121822)
I think you are doomed. :dead:
There's one thing I would try before raising the white flag: shoot at DDs using hydrophones to aim. Magnetic detonators to avoid hitting at some obscure angle, if you know their drafts. But this probably wouldn't work because they are pretty close, judging by the screenshot, and the eels may not arm. :hmmm:

I wouldn't have gone into a discussion with you about that! However....

03:25

They are giving up and heading west - that's approx. 15 hours of hunting - 7 destroyers...




Nothing special about it, just creeped away at 1 kts., the swelling obviously helped and they almost run into each other all the time. Now we need to repair and try to find HMS Nelson - we haven't got the credit.


09:25

Returning to base. Periscopes are not repairable. If we get back in one piece I shall ask for transfer to IXB


meduza 06-22-09 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1121831)

09:25

Returning to base. Periscopes are not repairable. If we get back in one piece I shall ask for transfer to IXB


I wouldn't let damaged Nelson get away. :DL Attack at night. If you slowed her down, she's probably unescorted.

Leandros 06-22-09 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meduza (Post 1121877)
I wouldn't let damaged Nelson get away. :DL Attack at night. If you slowed her down, she's probably unescorted.

Well, she needed to be found first and the place was crawling with Tribals. We had two pass us when on our way out the Vestfjord. Decided to play it safe - the Jimbuna doctrine....:03:.....not sure we should have attacked her in the first place under those circumstances and with that kind of escort...I mean, we are not expected to commit suicide...or are we..?

meduza 06-22-09 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1121885)
I mean, we are not expected to commit suicide...or are we..?

Err... no... :hmmm:... I guess...

:D

grislyatoms 06-22-09 03:30 PM

I think we have pushed our luck enough in the shallows of the Channel. Our trip through was good for a hair over 20,000 tons, so morale is pretty good.

Heading out to BE31, midway between Land's End and Brest. A little chop, fresh breeze. 9 torpedoes left.

Shaping up to be a good patrol.


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