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Snestorm 03-06-11 06:16 AM

1939 again.
 
U28 VII(A) - 2. Flotilla - 1. Patrol
12.sep.39 - Grid AM33

1 merchant sunk for 2.042 GRT
Course was 213 making 9 knots.
Target was sighted 61 miles WNW of the Shetlands.
2 hours was spent in gaining an advantagious position for a daylight submerged attack.
3 T2 torpedoes were fired, and 2 struck the target.
8 of 11 torpedoes remaining.

Completed a recon of Grid AM32 and am enroute to AM53.

Snestorm 03-06-11 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1612882)
February 22 1945
U-200 was out of luck. The night was moonless and foggy. The radar detector malfunctoned and she was surprised by two HMAS destroyers.
U-200 was sunk with all hands.

Ouch. So close to the end.

Lost mine too.
I have a table reserved at The Old 39 Club.
Care to join me?

ediko 03-06-11 12:44 PM

November 1942, Friedrich Adam decided to attack the Canadian convoy escorted by US DD's near Reykjavik. One medium cargo and a Tribal class DD sunk, 2 other torpedoes inflicted minor damage. U 382 was then harassed by destroyers for 3 hours. The crew was doing all it could to stop the flooding throughout the boat, but the batteries were destroyed and the aft was sinking too fast. After a heavy landing on the sea bottom the crew was still trying to stop the water, they were unsuccessful however and the boat was once again bombed. U382 was lost.

May 1943, Ersnt Blauert was patrolling around al 29. After not getting any contacts but planes and warships he is still undecided on what to do next. Convoys seem to catch us before we even get close, or they simply disappear. RAF isn't making things easy as well. But it is too early to go home, we still have a full tank and not one used torpedo.

U633 is asking for advice from fellow Kaleuns.

Gargamel 03-06-11 11:08 PM

This Career will not go well.

AUGUST.


1939.

Shake down cruise in U-23 (IIa) Started off well enough. Passing the Laboe Memorial:

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/1...1120596109.png

(U-23 On right, with a patrol boat. Another returning type II on the left)

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4...1121048406.png



Then while practicing firing solutions on some merchy's, I accidentally fire an eel at a British ore carrier, sigh. Might as well finish her off now.

While still a bad boy, I fire a 3 eel spread at a Large merchant, only to find I set the eels way too deep.

On my way back into Kiel, approaching Brunsbuttel, High TC leads me to get run over by another British Ore Carrier. Bad things happen for the boat and the crew.

Already buried the dead crew:

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/751...1225058344.png


So.... I get mad and fire off some rounds with the flak gun at the moron who ran me over.

Well...... this made the German boats in the port mad too. So they started shooting at me.

But..... they kinda shot each other, and got mad, and started shooting everything.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8...0112243231.png

The patrol craft (behind the crane) and the landing craft are actually shooting each other right now.


I'm currently, at scope depth, skulking my way up the canal. Debating whether to return to Kiel and face the court martial, or just open the hatch now.

krashkart 03-06-11 11:18 PM

Oh man. I've pulled some doozies in the game but that really takes the cake, Gargamel. :rotfl2:

Gargamel 03-06-11 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krashkart (Post 1613910)
Oh man. I've pulled some doozies in the game but that really takes the cake, Gargamel. :rotfl2:


Well..... I got promoted and the injured guy got the wound badge. And 14 guys got the war badge (pre war???)

krashkart 03-06-11 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gargamel (Post 1613924)
Well..... I got promoted and the injured guy got the wound badge. And 14 guys got the war badge (pre war???)

Yeah, for some reason the game issues certain things before they are historically available. OTOH you did inadvertently start a battle, and survived, so technically the war badges are applicable. :yeah:

Good to hear that your valiant efforts weren't in vain. :D:salute:

Gereke 03-07-11 02:20 AM

Cue the Benny Hill music... :D

Snestorm 03-07-11 12:32 PM

U28 VII(A) 22.sep.39
 
Presently in Grid AM35 (A safe distance from the flak gun of U23 IIA).

Working on the return leg of a successful patrol. Went as far as AM53 and hung a u-turn.
4 merchants (1 in convoy) and 2 auxilary vessels sunk for 21.603 GRT. 1 torpedo of 11 remaining (the external stern tube).

Used the deck gun on the 2 auxilaries, which earned me 2 detections.
We were doing very well with the aircaft situation prior to that.
Daylight runs on the surface are not a good idé at the moment.
Looks like we may be out here a-little longer than expected.

ediko 03-07-11 04:23 PM

What a patrol. Got near Gibraltar, sank a lone merchant. Found a Brazilian convoy of 3 ships, sunk them all. Got behind a huge British convoy, couldn't keep up so decided to intercept it in 3 days. Got into my calculated spot, 4 days later- nothing. Searched some more, still nothing. Found another US convoy. Got into a great position to shoot at Aquitania.... all missed... pissed as hell decided to venture into Gibraltar itself, after a few hours at 160m got about 12km close. Spotted a Nelson and a Boque. Decided Nelson needs to check how deep it was, fired 4 torpedoes from 11,8km. No one noticed me, I was watching Nelson hit the bottom with his front.... then nothing for 8 hours. I only had 2 T3's left witch only have 5km range, no way I can get that close. Left for home and docked with measly tonnage, knowing that I could have gone home like a hero, at least the boys are all fine and the boat is in perfect condition, except that it lacks loads of upgrades... Someone at BDU sure doesn't like me, can't even get a sonar and batteries :nope:

VONHARRIS 03-08-11 12:18 AM

U-122 IXB
 
New career has just began.
I got my new shiny IXB (U-122) with her new skin on December 1 1939.
After 3 days at sea, I set course for AM25 which was my patrol grid.

I am very lucky so far as I have sunk 3 merchants with gunfire , two more with torpedoes and two RN destroyers (one by pure luck)

Current position AM53 looking for targets in 15m/sec winds , mostly submerged doing hydrophone checks.
Crew is performing very well earning valuable experience.

Snestorm 03-08-11 09:46 AM

Patrol 1 . . . maybe.
 
4.okt.39 U28 VII(A) docked at Wilhelmhaven after sinking 6 enemy vessels for 21.603 GRT.
(Two of the sinking were only auxilaries sunk with gunfire in AM53).

BDU tells me that my career began on "0/0/0", and gave no credit for the sinkings.
On my patrol summary no renown is given, but 1470 new renown found their way into my "account". No medals this time either.

Hope the career doesn't have to be scrapped.

Gerald 03-08-11 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1614818)
4.okt.39 U28 VII(A) docked at Wilhelmhaven after sinking 6 enemy vessels for 21.603 GRT.
(Two of the sinking were only auxilaries sunk with gunfire in AM53).

BDU tells me that my career began on "0/0/0", and gave no credit for the sinkings.
On my patrol summary no renown is given, but 1470 new renown found their way into my "account". No medals this time either.

Hope the career doesn't have to be scrapped.

But BdU send credit otherwise,in the end anyway, it will be good, you should see.

Snestorm 03-08-11 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendor (Post 1614827)
But BdU send credit otherwise,in the end anyway, it will be good, you should see.

I think I'll try for patrol 2 and see what happens, unless somebody on the other thread advises differently. (It's just a VII(A) patrol so far, without a big time investment).

Gerald 03-08-11 10:26 AM

I usually "normal" never start as early as September, in December tend to be part, as a IXB can be delivered, yes.


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