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fisherstoys1 05-30-09 12:51 PM

Off New York
 
Just came back from New York for my fourth time. Sank 9 ships and got 2 more to gun fire. Then the best was I got a Bogue south of St. Johns just in the deep water probably twenty miles from the shallow water on the shelf.
At New York it's easy to get a Ceramic Ocean liner running south along the coast with some good water they are an easy catch.
On the way home for the first time since I got this game over a year ago, I seen my first Icebergs on way home.
:()1:
Grant

Paul Riley 05-30-09 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharkbit (Post 1109381)
:haha::haha:

Nicely put.:DL

Thanks :yep:
I couldnt think of any other way to describe him.

RoaldLarsen 05-31-09 12:56 AM

U-196, a type IXD2, under the command of KptLt. Yngve Yung returned from patrol on May 11, 1944, after spending just 30 days at sea.


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7295/u196reporty.jpg

KptLt. Yung thought it strange that BdU had ordered his boat, usually intended for long range missions, into the southern part of the Western Approaches. Being a good German officer, he did not question the unusual assignment but proceeded to the grid square to which he had been ordered. Within just a couple of days it was obvious to him that BdU had had very good reason for these orders. 40 hours after arriving in his patrol area, U-196 had sunk 8 ships for a total of more than 45,000 tons. Over the next five days he added 7 more victims.

KptLt. Yung credits his success to the high quality of his crew (most of which has been together since the boat was commissioned 20 months ago) and to "perfectly awful weather". Yung made most of his outbound transit of Biscay, and the last half of his return transit, surfaced in heavy rain. The day before U-196 arrived in its patrol area, a medium fog rolled in, and stayed for the next four days. The fog was too heavy for aircraft to be able to operate, but still allowed Yung visibility of nearly 2km. During this period U-196 claimed all but three of its kills. The awful weather was perfect for u-boat operations.

On the return trip from the patol area to the middle of the Bay of Biscay, the weather was unfortunately pleasant. During that time U-196 endured a dozen attacks by aircraft and four times was attacked within 10 minutes of surfacing. KptLt. Yung reports that U-196 was never attacked while snorkeling at night. The recently installed Tarnmatte seems to be effective.

KptLt. Yung and U-196 previously gained attention by conducting a patrol that lasted 178 days. KptLt. Yung is a recipient of the Knight's Cross. His IWO received the Fried Egg, and the other watch officers and the LI got the EK1.

Paul Riley 05-31-09 02:12 AM

Good going RL.

Leandros 05-31-09 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoaldLarsen (Post 1109717)
U-196, a type IXD2, under the command of KptLt. Yngve Yung returned from patrol on May 11, 1944, after spending just 30 days at sea.


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7295/u196reporty.jpg

KptLt. Yung thought it strange that BdU had ordered his boat, usually intended for long range missions, into the southern part of the Western Approaches. Being a good German officer, he did not question the unusual assignment but proceeded to the grid square to which he had been ordered. Within just a couple of days it was obvious to him that BdU had had very good reason for these orders. 40 hours after arriving in his patrol area, U-196 had sunk 8 ships for a total of more than 45,000 tons. Over the next five days he added 7 more victims.

KptLt. Yung credits his success to the high quality of his crew (most of which has been together since the boat was commissioned 20 months ago) and to "perfectly awful weather". Yung made most of his outbound transit of Biscay, and the last half of his return transit, surfaced in heavy rain. The day before U-196 arrived in its patrol area, a medium fog rolled in, and stayed for the next four days. The fog was too heavy for aircraft to be able to operate, but still allowed Yung visibility of nearly 2km. During this period U-196 claimed all but three of its kills. The awful weather was perfect for u-boat operations.

On the return trip from the patol area to the middle of the Bay of Biscay, the weather was unfortunately pleasant. During that time U-196 endured a dozen attacks by aircraft and four times was attacked within 10 minutes of surfacing. KptLt. Yung reports that U-196 was never attacked while snorkeling at night. The recently installed Tarnmatte seems to be effective.

KptLt. Yung and U-196 previously gained attention by conducting a patrol that lasted 178 days. KptLt. Yung is a recipient of the Knight's Cross. His IWO received the Fried Egg, and the other watch officers and the LI got the EK1.

Related to Leif....?.....:03:......

RoaldLarsen 05-31-09 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1109733)
Related to Leif....?.....:03:......

As in lucky? Well, I'd like to think this partly makes up for all the bad luck I've had in IX boats.

As in my Norwegian name? My screen name is not my real name, but I do have Norwegian roots. My people were from Gudbrandsdalen and Oslofjorden, so I'm probably not related to Erik's family, who were from Rogaland, as I recall.

Leandros 05-31-09 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoaldLarsen (Post 1109991)
As in lucky? Well, I'd like to think this partly makes up for all the bad luck I've had in IX boats.

As in my Norwegian name? My screen name is not my real name, but I do have Norwegian roots. My people were from Gudbrandsdalen and Oslofjorden, so I'm probably not related to Erik's family, who were from Rogaland, as I recall.

I wasn't referring to Eriksson - that would have been quite special. But, this one - is special, too:

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/16/ob...r-hero-84.html

Leandros 05-31-09 03:48 PM

U-66 Aug. 29th 1941 05:43 - CG1392 - Patrol 18

Left Lorient on Aug. 26th for DH28. Had to abort Patrol 17 when leaving base due to a CTD at end of patrol 16. Back on track now.

Talk about Torpedokrise...!....Bumped into a small enemy convoy West of Cape Finisterre - an ore carrier, a C2 and a couple of smaller ones escorted by a Town class destroyer. Figured it would be best to down the destroyer first so to have a free hand with the merchants. Then the nightmare started . We threw everything at him from bow and aft tubes but nothing worked. The magnetic ones passed under him without detonating, the impact ones didn't detonate (even with fairly good hit angles), or passed under him. Finally, the ninth torp worked and he was a gonner.

A long pursuit with reloading external torps followed. In the end all the four merchants were bagged. Now we are heading towards the assigned area West of Madeira.


meduza 05-31-09 03:58 PM

After 6 months of shore leave, Kaleun meduza is reporting for duty!

I'm about to leave St. Nazaire harbor for my 9th patrol, aboard U-51. Wish me good hunting...

Leandros 05-31-09 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meduza (Post 1110061)
After 6 months of shore leave, Kaleun meduza is reporting for duty!

I'm about to leave St. Nazaire harbor for my 9th patrol, aboard U-51. Wish me good hunting...

Good hunting, Kaleun..!

Pohl 05-31-09 07:21 PM

http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/t...leccin/pt2.jpg
it was pitch black when I took them down, had to stand around 40 minutes of depth chargin by the 5 destroyers that where with them, I was about to sink a 3rd battleship but only had 1 Aft torpedo left, so it go away injured, by far my best patrol in a career

edit: Will this make the Bismarck survive through the war...I mean I sank the ship the Bismarck was supposed to sink, triggering the event to send home fleet after the Bismarck...so this means she will survive??

On my next patrol guess who I found out there in a task force.....

HMS Revenge
http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/dra...066ad625cd.jpg

HMS Hood
http://www.xfire.com/screenshots/dra...70c567b400.jpg

I saw them sink...like the titanic and in less than 8 days they are back in the ocean o.o

Bronzewing 06-01-09 06:04 AM

I think the ship you really need to sink for that is Ark Royal, that's where the Swordfish that crippled Bismark's rudder came from.

AndyW 06-01-09 06:18 AM

U-200 reporting
 
Monsoon-Boat U-200, Ltn.z.See Heinrich Schonder, enroute from Lorient to Penang reporting in:

0130 14 AUGUST 1943 TO BDU
EIGHT ATTACKS BY SMALL A/C WITHIN 24HRS IN PQ GR88 600KM SW OF CAPETOWN
SUSPECT ENEMY AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THIS AREA
PROCEEDING FURTHER SOUTH TO PASS CAPE OF GOOD HOPE MORE SOUTHERNLY
WX CLEAR NO RAIN GOOD VISIBILITY WIND 15MS FROM WEST
GZ6255 U200 SCHONDER

Cheers,

Pohl 06-01-09 09:33 PM

KMS-Bismarck is such a piece of beauty :salute:
Patrol #2
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/t...eccin/bism.jpg


http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/t...601-213832.png
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/t...601-213818.png

Patrol #3
http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/t...ccin/pt2-1.jpg

RoaldLarsen 06-01-09 11:40 PM

@Pohl,

How did you sink 19 ships in a period of 32 minutes?

(I note that the first of these seems to be a neutral destroyer.)


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