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Leandros 05-28-09 05:03 PM

U-108 - feb. 20th - Lorient

Back in Lorient. Illustrious got away! Soon after we turned to intercepting course we were fired upon and had to go down. Managed to get within 2.500 meters of it but was constantly harassed by its escorts. Illustrious also started some frenetic course changes and the lone TII in our bow tube couldn't cope with it. Eventually we let its escorts take the blame. the 3 T1's in our aft tubes came to good use.

Later a fourth arrived and we had to go real deep to get away. Suspect aircrafts from Illustrious also were bombing us. After a couple of hours they gave up.

Sgtmonkeynads 05-29-09 12:10 AM

U-122 to Bdu.

Send Help.
Serious glitches have forced reinstall.
Giving order to abandon ship.
Navigator lost. No known position.
Code Books Burned. Scuttle Charges set.
:nope:

Paul Riley 05-29-09 04:08 AM

Navigator lost? :o please,explain.

Sgtmonkeynads 05-29-09 04:23 AM

I all of a sudden had bugs. Lots of them. It started with the one where I would b looking through the scope or uzo. I would be looking, click once to enable movement of the scope, then once I had target lock I would click again to exit movement mode and that is when I would automatically launch a torpedo.

The next one was a glitch in all graphics. On the top left side of the screen I would get this checkerboard pattern that made it look as if the game was trying to cover up a naked lady or something.

The nav map could not be changed. I was stuck afloat and none of my crew could do anything about it. It also had the glitch that when at night when the filter should have been applied, from day running to the red night light, it was up in the right corner. The filter I mean, map as normal but the filter was in its own window up in the corner. It is hard to explain without showing you.

I wish I knew what happened. I had the best career of my life going, with both the Rodney and Nelson under my belt.

Good luck with your hunt. You will Love Gwx once you get over all the new eyecandy and such.

Leandros 05-29-09 07:15 AM

U-66 June 8th, 1941 - Lorient - Patrol 16.

With almost 13.000 points of renown I figured it was time to upgrade to IXC - U-66. Transfer took several months but we are now ready to leave for assigned area AM53.

Come to think of it, on Patrol 15 there were no malfunctions or obvious sabotage incurred. On Patrol 14 we had problems getting the max out of both diesel and electrical engines. The engines came to order after a long submerged period in the Celtic Sea. Also had premature torpedo cook-offs.

Torpedo load-up is a mix of TI's and TII's. Purely TI's in the aft tubes. All crew have been refreshed or upgraded in various specialist functions. These things do wonders for their endurance and capabilities. Just awarded 11 war badges. Only two men left missing it now. Casting off...!

Kptlt. Siegmann 05-29-09 01:12 PM

Just about to put out to sea for my 3rd patrol of this career. Going to try to go the entire war using only the Type II:D

DaveU186 05-30-09 06:06 AM

It seems Bernard managed to join the crew of U-2501 under a false identity.

After confirming that a passenger/cargo we'd attacked was on her way down, I instructed him to plot a course away from the area. Unfortunately he managed to take us directly into the path of ship, which came down on top of us.

Down we went with four compartments flooding. Had a good mind to tie him up and stick him in one of said compartments. However, my crew heroically saved the ship, though the damage reads:

Torpedo Tube 1 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 2 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 3 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 4 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 5 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 6 - Destroyed
Hydrophone Receivers - Destroyed
Forward Batteries - Destroyed
Hydrophone - Destroyed
Radar - Destroyed
Radio - Destroyed
Sonar - Destroyed
Attack Periscope - Destroyed
Observation Periscope - Destroyed
Radio Antenna - Destroyed
Radar Antenna - Destroyed
Snorkel - Destroyed
Radar Warning Receiver - Not Working

You have to laugh or you really would cry.

:har:

Paul Riley 05-30-09 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sgtmonkeynads (Post 1108696)
I all of a sudden had bugs. Lots of them. It started with the one where I would b looking through the scope or uzo. I would be looking, click once to enable movement of the scope, then once I had target lock I would click again to exit movement mode and that is when I would automatically launch a torpedo.

The next one was a glitch in all graphics. On the top left side of the screen I would get this checkerboard pattern that made it look as if the game was trying to cover up a naked lady or something.

The nav map could not be changed. I was stuck afloat and none of my crew could do anything about it. It also had the glitch that when at night when the filter should have been applied, from day running to the red night light, it was up in the right corner. The filter I mean, map as normal but the filter was in its own window up in the corner. It is hard to explain without showing you.

I wish I knew what happened. I had the best career of my life going, with both the Rodney and Nelson under my belt.

Good luck with your hunt. You will Love Gwx once you get over all the new eyecandy and such.

Thanks sgt.

I am still on my way back to Kiel on my shakedown patrol,almost in the Skagerrak where we will perform our 1st deep dive test,to see how this little duck performs,then we will make for Kiel.Had some great sightings though on the patrol,lots of activity around French,Dutch,Frisian waters.Shame none of them could be attacked,I had some perfect opportunities.All co-ords have been recorded :yeah:

Had one or two hair raising moments around the NW tip of German coastline,water became dangerously shallow having dived due to the unnatural darkness at night,only to surface and risk a surface run in zero vis.

Cheers.

Leandros 05-30-09 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveU186 (Post 1109312)
It seems Bernard managed to join the crew of U-2501 under a false identity.

After confirming that a passenger/cargo we'd attacked was on her way down, I instructed him to plot a course away from the area. Unfortunately he managed to take us directly into the path of ship, which came down on top of us.

Down we went with four compartments flooding. Had a good mind to tie him up and stick him in one of said compartments. However, my crew heroically saved the ship, though the damage reads:

Torpedo Tube 1 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 2 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 3 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 4 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 5 - Destroyed
Torpedo Tube 6 - Destroyed
Hydrophone Receivers - Destroyed
Forward Batteries - Destroyed
Hydrophone - Destroyed
Radar - Destroyed
Radio - Destroyed
Sonar - Destroyed
Attack Periscope - Destroyed
Observation Periscope - Destroyed
Radio Antenna - Destroyed
Radar Antenna - Destroyed
Snorkel - Destroyed
Radar Warning Receiver - Not Working

You have to laugh or you really would cry.

:har:

Who is this Bernard, please - that is stirring up so much problems on various occasions....?


Leandros 05-30-09 08:44 AM

U-66 - Jun 14th 1941 01:48 - AM5328 - Patrol 16

Rough sea but very good visibility, clear sky, full moon. Heading SW surfaced towards a recent sonar contact. 5 torps left, the other were expended on an Eastbound convoy into Liverpool. Got inside the screen but experienced 3 duds with TI's on magnetic fuze. Two went off prematurely at approx. 400 meters distance, one passed underneath the Large merchant without going off. Distance almost 3.000 meters. Switched to impact fuze and hit a couple of others but had to fight off the escorts before the trail could be picked up again. The TI's in the aft tubes worked eminently on magnetic against the escorts. Much shorter distances, though.

Paul Riley 05-30-09 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1109347)
Who is this Bernard, please - that is stirring up so much problems on various occasions....?


Leandros,

I asked the same thing the other day.He is the nutjob that everyone takes the piss out of,for sailing into other ships when you plot a course,for grounding the Uboat in shallow water,for using the hydrophone without having his headset on,or firing a torpedo into thin air...the list is practically endless.
Bernard is really...you,the captain,he's in charge after all.He is your alter ego,your black cloud hovering above your head :O:
He also has a tendency to produce foul smelling farts when you have been underwater for about 24hrs :nope: yuk

sharkbit 05-30-09 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1109371)
Leandros,

Bernard is really...you,the captain,he's in charge after all.He is your alter ego,your black cloud hovering above your head :O:

:haha::haha:

Nicely put.:DL

Leandros 05-30-09 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1109371)
Leandros,

I asked the same thing the other day.He is the nutjob that everyone takes the piss out of,for sailing into other ships when you plot a course,for grounding the Uboat in shallow water,for using the hydrophone without having his headset on,or firing a torpedo into thin air...the list is practically endless.
Bernard is really...you,the captain,he's in charge after all.He is your alter ego,your black cloud hovering above your head :O:
He also has a tendency to produce foul smelling farts when you have been underwater for about 24hrs :nope: yuk

Makes sense.....:smug:....

sharkbit 05-30-09 10:36 AM

Still no word from U-176.
:hmmm:

Leandros 05-30-09 10:37 AM

U-66 - Jun 14th 1941 - 15:17 - AM5519
Back to base! Still problems with magnetic fuzes - this time on TII's! One premature at about 700 meters. Next one hit passenger/cargo with impact setting. Took long time sinking so had to give him one more after a few hours. Bumped into two Americans - one hit but didn't detonate. The other went just behind - on 400 meters range...! Out of torps...


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