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Gerald 06-16-11 02:12 AM

133.590 GRT,Good work my friend :DL

Kip336 06-16-11 03:01 AM

Weather
DATE/Time Location Log
30 Jan - 1941
12:30 Lorient Departed. Escorted by minesweeper untill Point 1
13:00 Minesweeper dismissed, course 310

18:00 Position fixed, continued to operations area.

20:32 Crash dive practice. Hydrophone listen
21:30 Surfaced

31 Jan - 1941

10:30 BF19 Radio message. Large convoy BF15, WSW 8 knots.
Set course to intercept
14:30 Smoke on the horizon. An L Class AA Destroyer shows up
14:46 Destroyer turns towards us, he is enaging me!. Dive, silent running
15:40 Destroyer is getting inaccurate. Periscope Depth
Tube V, 550m, brg 160 AOB 35red, Speed 15 knots. Los!
15:41 Hit! She sinks! Continued along intercept track for convoy
16:40 BF13 I see flames on the horizon, must be the convoy. I continue along the track, before noticing I'm already past the convoy and am following a straggler. Turned around and backtracked for an attack run from the other side
16:48 Tube IV; Distance 1600, bearing 350, 8 knots. Angle on bow 60 red. Los! 1 minute later; Tube III, distance 800, bearing 345, 8 knots, angle on bow 50 green. Los! Torpedo's should arrive at the same time
16:51 One ore carrier hit. She starts to list, but continues to go on. Tube III hits a merchant for 5000T. She breaks up and sinks rapidly.
17:04 Destroyers come to show their frustration
22:07 BF1369 No destroyers in periscope sight, surface the boat, commence repairs
Wind 4ms/0, mod. Vis
23:59 All internal tubes reloaded.


01 Feb - 1941
0:48 BF13 Smoke on the horizon! Soon followed by a est. 10.000 ton freighter out of the fog, brg 355, aob 20 green
Decks awash ordered, prepare for surface attack
0:59 BF13 Tube II + III, 450 meter, brg 0 deg Aob 90 green, 6 knots, 3 deg. spread. 1 hit, 1 dud.
0:05 Surface the boat, coup de grace with 22 88mm shells. Their gun fired about 4 rounds in 4 minutes
0:17 Picked up a lifeboat. Gave them a compass heading to land, and took her papers. .
She's the SS. Manchester, a 10,620GRT merchant. Headed for Bristol, bringing in iron ore. She sunk very fast!





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Bernhard Bernard 06-16-11 05:26 AM

Patrol number 1.
Commander: Berhard B. Bernard
U-57
May 6, 1939.
1. 0600: Ship sighted off port bow; it was big and shiny. I sailed at it until it sailed away. I think it was faster than me.
2. 0630: Sunk ship flying a red flag with white circle in the middle by ramming it.
3. 0640: Recieved fire from dolphin off the port bow, AOB 30 degrees. Opened fire with deck gun.
4. 0641: Dolphin sunk, no survivors.
5 0642: Slipped over and hit head on deck. Ordered abandon of ship in case of damage to deck.
6. 2200: Still waiting for someone to pick me up actually. Nobody else wanted to abandon ship. Fools! Good thing I kept my log book or it would have sunk too!

gazpode_l 06-16-11 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bernhard Bernard (Post 1685087)
Patrol number 1.
Commander: Berhard B. Bernard
U-57
May 6, 1939.
1. 0600: Ship sighted off port bow; it was big and shiny. I sailed at it until it sailed away. I think it was faster than me.
2. 0630: Sunk ship flying a red flag with white circle in the middle by ramming it.
3. 0640: Recieved fire from dolphin off the port bow, AOB 30 degrees. Opened fire with deck gun.
4. 0641: Dolphin sunk, no survivors.
5 0642: Slipped over and hit head on deck. Ordered abandon of ship in case of damage to deck.
6. 2200: Still waiting for someone to pick me up actually. Nobody else wanted to abandon ship. Fools! Good thing I kept my log book or it would have sunk too!

Absolute class! :har:

Kermit the Frog 06-16-11 06:36 AM

14-10-1942, U-93 "Steigendes Pferd", Bergen
Finally we're leaving for patrol. I can't wait to try this new "Metox" receiver. Anyway, Bergen looks beautyfull. Millions of lights, and green hills makes me feel like acting in fairy tale. Unfortunately I can't disrupt myself, because of three troubles. First one is because my helm is transferred to other boat, and the new one is purely green. The second one: More and more u-boats isn't returning from patrols. Something doesn't fit here. What happened? Finally third one: when I swam here last time, it was operation "Weserubung", and I was having my old VIIB. There's lot of changes since then.
Well we'll see... but now:
-Manoeuvre stations! standard ahead!- But honestly there's not much to manoeuvre, because from our bunker to harbour gate leads straight line. Watch crew is fascinated with beautyful sights in fiord, But I feel myself insecure. Two and half hours of shallow water, remands me times of operation Weserubung when I was setting a trap in fiord. Suddenly I feel myself like a target on shooting range. I feel much better when we're entering an open see. Now I can focus on task. My orders: patrol in sector CG88. I look at the map, and immediately I have in front of my eyes pictures of old times, when I was based at Keel. When I was sneaking through North See to Atlantic, or through Canal to hunt down Gibraltar heading convoys. Very quick I decide to travel around the West British coast. It's maybe a little longer way, but I believe that Canal is to hard way for the beginning.
-Weather report every 2 hours!- I decide to stay surface in daylight.

15-10-1942
Very soon we see, that nothing is like in old times. Radio reports lot of DD patrols at North See, but through all the day nobody troubles us. The see is calm, visibility 9 km makes our journey safe.

Two hours after sunset, same day.
-Radar signals detected!- And after a while -Multiple radar signals detected!
I stand up immediately, and go to bridge. I don't see anything in given direction, but it means nothing. Signals are very clear, bearing 320~310, and seems to move along our larboard.
-What's the visibility?
-9 km- says Johann -change course?
-No... I need to know if they can detect us from that range.
-Battle stations?
-Of course, but quiet...
We don't have to wait long. Very soon we see them. Four destroyers, on parallel course, but opposite direction. I feel the need to hide myself under water, but I resist this idea. Instead I watch them carefully through binoculars, but they not changing course. After 20 minutes I'm going to go back to command room, when another time we get warning:
-Detecting single radar signal, on course.
I grab my Binocular, but Johann is faster:
-Alaaaarm! Dive! Dive!! Dive!!!- The hatch is closed and locked when he starts talking -It's Lancaster bomber. Heading straight on us.
-Periscope depth! Watch periscope up! Hard starboard! Flank ahead!- Almost immediately I see him. He just dropped DC's. Missed one :)
I'm afraid that destroyers may came back, so I order change course, standard ahead. We're staying under water for 30 min. After that time I carefully raise periscope up, and after assuring that we're alone, I order to surface the boat.
Next couple of days we spend without further adventures. We're on latitude of London. From three days we have constantly heavy clouds above us, but visibility keeps its 9 km and no sign of rain. We're on Atlantic and I'm already missing North See. I don't know why...

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VONHARRIS 06-16-11 07:02 AM

U-505 IXC
 
Patrol 17
U-39 returned to Lorient safe after a nice patrol. Kaluen Snestorm was unhappy for having to leave a target DIW due to lack of torpedoes
U-552 has upgraded her AA armament to fight th ever increasing aircraft threat.
U-93 and Kaleun Kermit were transferred to Bergen to team up with U-552
U-93 has departed and already has reported contact with a heavy RAF bomber
U-336 is on patrol sinking ships

08 December 1942
03:27 hours U-505 left Lorient for grid DN78 , Cuba. I might bring back some Bacardi

05 January 1943
Grid DN78
09:57 hours Naval oiler sunk in convoy battle

09 January 1943
Grid EC68
09:48 hours Naval oiler sunk in convoy battle
09:59 hours Naval oiler sunk in convoy battle

14 January 1943
Grid EC68
11:12 hours Large tanker sunk in convoy battle
11:14 hours Turbine tanker sunk in convoy battle
12:39 hours Turbine tanker sunk in convoy battle
All torpedoes fired

11 February 1943
14:27 hours U-505 docked at Lorient
66 days at sea
6 ships sunk
65549 tons (all tankers)
No casualties or damages, The Americans have a lot to learn!

Installed the FuMo - 30 radar set.
The T1 FAT1 torpedoes are available. I have reqeusted for 4 of them to put them into use following the example of U-552.

I didn't have time to file a full scale report this time!

gazpode_l 06-16-11 07:06 AM

R Hessler, Pat2, Rpt5
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1683951)
Pat2,Rpt4, From R.Hessler U-65 (IXB)

Hessler has recently sunk the HMS Nelson. However, the latest news is that despite depth changes and running silent, and flank speed when in baffles of the enemy, he has yet to evade the three persuing enemy corvettes which are hitting back.

The enemy have been pounding U-65 for one hour solid now and no letup in sight.

The sub has sustained light damages during the attacks but have said that they appear to be winning the battle to escape.

More reports to follow soon....hopefully! :06:

SAVE & EXIT: 12;15am R/L time for bed
GAME TIME TODAY: 1hr (no time compression used due to persistant attack)
Hope to do more tomorrow nt.

R Hessler, Pat2, Rpt5
Last report as above mentioned R Hessler, was under attack from convoy escorts.

23/10 - 8pm
We have sunk the Nelson and a detonation is heard far away, but no other sounds are heard to confirm the hit. Enemy escorts are beginning to Ping us! :ping:

23/10 8:15pm
We are now being chased by 2x enemy escorts (possibly ASW trawlers or Flower class corvettes") Depth Charges are exploding around us, causing minor damages to our sub.

23/10 - 8:30pm
U-65 is in serious bother now! We've got three escorts around us as three separate warship signatures are heard, all the same type (unconfirmed) Minor damages are repaired and we are diving deeper to between 90-100m

23/10 9pm
PING! PING! PING! PING!
Rapid pinging from above, followed by more detonations! we are getting D/C dropped on us every 2-5 minutes at the moment and despite changing depth and direction, it appears to be difficult to shake of our persuers.

23/10 9:30pm
The convoy can no longer be heard on hydrophones, the escorts have allowed them to escape! distance between us and the escorts appear to be greater now. We've not been pinged for a little while and no D/C have been dropped for past five minutes

23/10 9:45PM
I order us to crawl slowly upto Periscope depth. I need a quick look to regain situational awareness. It's gone quiet from above - I think the escorts are leaving to catch backup with the convoy, and more-so could be out of depth charges as the attacks lasted around 90 minutes.

23/10 9:50pm
A periscope sweep shows 1x flower class, 1x asw trawler, one at 3km and the other at 5km. They appear to be heading away - we must now be careful not to allow them to re-aquire us, otherwise we will be under attack again!

SAVE & EXIT: 01:00hrs R/L time (thursday am)
Time for bed!

General comments:
U-boats U-552 & U-126 have been engaging tankers & convoys and have sent dozens of british & other merchants to the bottom, they are looking like they will be some of our best commanders out there with the amounts they have sunk thus far.

U-93 took major damage, but arrived in lorient alive, with a broken radio meaning she was unable to make any contact and BDU presumed she was lost at sea! Since then it took months to repair her, but has been out & returned from another patrol, during which she sunk 3 ships for just under 15k GRT.

Kaluen Kip (I think that's his name) has returned to sea in his U-boat. However we suspect he's been given a different boat because his old one was broken and was unable to put to sea.

sublynx 06-16-11 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1684948)
News: U552 sunk 20.000+ GRT from a heavily escorted convoy, AND an S Class Submarine!!! Wow! Well done, and congrats on the new AA setup.

Thanks Snestorm, I did manage to get the boat to a barely adequate firing position, but the results were pure luck combined with the excellent capabilities of long ranged FAT torpedoes. :O:

@Bernhard: Excellent first mission! Keep up the good work! :arrgh!:

@Kaleun Kermit: Great screenshot and nice to have another boat operating from Bergen! Gute Jagd!

@gazpode: Congrats on escaping the revenge of Royal Navy!

@everyone else: Excellent patrol results here :Kaleun_Thumbs_Up:

sublynx 06-16-11 03:00 PM

U-552, patrol 7, report 1
 
Leutnant. z.s. Alfons Dietzmann
U-552, VIIC
11. Flotille, Bergen
Orders: Patrol BE34

Statusbericht 20.8.1943
1301 AF76 clear, visibility 8 – 9 kilometers, wind 15 m/s. Continuing towards our patrol grid with a full load of 12 torpedoes.

Sightings.
18.8.1943
2121 AF87 A Catalina on a northeasterly course, range 6 – 7 kilometers. Flak guns readied, dived when estimated that a dive to A+20 could be made safely.

19.8.1943
0838 AF76 Two Whitleys coming straight at us initially at a range of 4 – 5 kilometers. Flak guns readied, no chance for a safe dive. The stern of the boat turned towards enemy, speed AK. Enemy attacked line astern at a dive of 30 – 40 degrees, no jinking attempts by the attacker noticed. Flak crew opened fire on the leading airplane at medium range. The plane was hit soon as no deflection shooting was necessary, and started to disintegrate in the air and hit water approximately 150 meters from the port side stern of the boat. The pilot made no attempts to crash land and the plane was smashed to little pieces, when it hit the water. The second plane strafed the pressure hull with machine gun fire and turned to our starboard side. Watch officer’s estimation is that the second plane was hit slightly. The plane gathered height and range, and enough distance was gained for a safe dive. A test dive to A+70 was made. 273 20 mm rounds were used.
1310 AF76 a U-boat sighted, turned out to be U-93 returning to Bergen.
1933 AF76 Metox warning. Dived.

20.8.1943
0118 AF76 Metox warning. While diving an airplane was sighted. It was night time, but very light.
1158 AF76 One twinengined airplane coming straight us. The range was estimated as long enough for a safe dive. The range turned out to be badly misestimated, and at 1200 hours while the boat was still at a depth of 51 – 56 meters, three explosions rocked the boat. Luckily, no damage was caused.

Assessment. The enemy Whitleys were badly underarmed with their ten light machineguns altogether against our eight 20 mm guns. Their no-deflection slow attack approach was quite senseless. I can only assume that they were sure that we would try to dive and there would be nothing shooting back at them, and they would then accurately drop bombs on us from a very low level. The attack approach they made against our firepower would have only been sensible, if the enemy had been armed with 20 mm guns or rockets and the noses of the planes had been armoured, not made of glass. We surprised them this time and the morale of the crew is very high.

Dietzmann

Snestorm 06-17-11 01:42 AM

U39 IX(A). Patrol 11. Part 1.
 
4.feb.42
BF61
0520: Underway from Lorient.
Orders: Commence operations in CA63.
Assigned area therefrom: Grid CA, in it's entirety.
Special instructions: Firing upon submarines is prohibited.

Biscay was passed submerged by day, and Ahead Standard by night.

26.feb.42 (The following times ar local Zone Time).
CC15 (S of Skt Lawrence Seaway)
1918: Hydrophone operator reports medium speed merchant closing, just prior to our nightly surfacing. Course & Speed are guesstimated at 086 making 9 knots, based on a New York origin and our position as destination.
1924: Surface. Both diesels Full Ahead, with a 30 degree lead on target's guesstimated course. TDC preset to 90 degree port AOB, 9 knots, 3 meters impact (magnetic pistols removed per BDU), 2 degree spread on tubes 1, 2, 4 (TII G7E).
1951: "Ship spotted! 288. Long range."
Turn bow on. Ahead Slow. We slightly outran him, confirming his estimated course. AOB setting reversed to 90 degrees starboard.
1952: Set turns for 2 knots. Target IDed as a C2 Cargo.
1953: Stern gun mount noted. (Too rough for our deck gun at 8 M/S).
The range closes fast, but if I slow the boat can't lead the target.
2000: Fire 1, 2, 4 (TII G7E). Spread opened to 5 degrees. Range 700 meters.
Back Slow. Impact! Impact! Miss!
2101: Fire 3 (G7A).
2102: Impact! On the bow. C2 sunk for 6.446 GRT. Torpedo run 55 seconds.
Area departed at high speed. All tubes reloaded following pre-sunrise dive.

7.mar.42
CB41
2227: Med speed merchant picked up on sound.
Moving away. Heavy Fog & Rain. No persuit given.

8.mar.42
CA63
1500: On station at assigned entry grid.
Overcast. Medium Fog. 15 m/s.

12.mar.42
CA37
0400: Overcast. Medium Fog. 8 m/s.
Total depth: 93 meters.
Location: 70 miles SW of Montauk Light, Long Island.
No encounters in US coastal waters thus far.
U39 closing Long Island's south shore in hopes of locating New York - Boston, or New York - Halifax trafik.
Secondary search area is to be New Jersey's coastline, if neccesary.

Gerald 06-17-11 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1685710)
4.feb.42
BF61
0520: Underway from Lorient.
Orders: Commence operations in CA63.
Assigned area therefrom: Grid CA, in it's entirety.
Special instructions: Firing upon submarines is prohibited.

Biscay was passed submerged by day, and Ahead Standard by night.

26.feb.42 (The following times ar local Zone Time).
CC15 (S of Skt Lawrence Seaway)
1918: Hydrophone operator reports medium speed merchant closing, just prior to our nightly surfacing. Course & Speed are guesstimated at 086 making 9 knots, based on a New York origin and our position as destination.
1924: Surface. Both diesels Full Ahead, with a 30 degree lead on target's guesstimated course. TDC preset to 90 degree port AOB, 9 knots, 3 meters impact (magnetic pistols removed per BDU), 2 degree spread on tubes 1, 2, 4 (TII G7E).
1951: "Ship spotted! 288. Long range."
Turn bow on. Ahead Slow. We slightly outran him, confirming his estimated course. AOB setting reversed to 90 degrees starboard.
1952: Set turns for 2 knots. Target IDed as a C2 Cargo.
1953: Stern gun mount noted. (Too rough for our deck gun at 8 M/S).
The range closes fast, but if I slow the boat can't lead the target.
2000: Fire 1, 2, 4 (TII G7E). Spread opened to 5 degrees. Range 700 meters.
Back Slow. Impact! Impact! Miss!
2101: Fire 3 (G7A).
2102: Impact! On the bow. C2 sunk for 6.446 GRT. Torpedo run 55 seconds.
Area departed at high speed. All tubes reloaded following pre-sunrise dive.

7.mar.42
CB41
2227: Med speed merchant picked up on sound.
Moving away. Heavy Fog & Rain. No persuit given.

8.mar.42
CA63
1500: On station at assigned entry grid.
Overcast. Medium Fog. 15 m/s.

12.mar.42
CA37
0400: Overcast. Medium Fog. 8 m/s.
Total depth: 93 meters.
Location: 70 miles SW of Montauk Light, Long Island.
No encounters in US coastal waters thus far.
U39 closing Long Island's south shore in hopes of locating New York - Boston, or New York - Halifax trafik.
Secondary search area is to be New Jersey's coastline, if neccesary.

It is pretty good for ya now,:up:

sublynx 06-17-11 01:29 PM

U-552, patrol 7, report 2
 
Leutnant. z.s. Alfons Dietzmann
U-552, VIIC
11. Flotille, Bergen
Orders: Patrol BE34

Statusbericht 22.8.1943
1432 AF75 clear, visibility 8 – 9 kilometers, wind 15 m/s. Continuing towards our patrol grid with a full load of 12 torpedoes.

Sightings.
21.8.1943
1501 AF75 Metox warning. Dived.
2103 AF75 Metox warning. Dived.

Dietzmann

gazpode_l 06-17-11 06:27 PM

Pat2, Rpt6 - R Hessler U-65 (IXB)
 
Pat2, Rpt6 - R Hessler U-65 (IXB)
23/10 9:50pm
A periscope sweep shows 1x flower class, 1x asw trawler, one at 3km and the other at 5km. They appear to be heading away - we must now be careful not to allow them to re-aquire us, otherwise we will be under attack again!

23/10 10pm
OH NO! Looks like they have re-acquired us again! the nearest one is now 1km away direction of bow towards us! :doh:

23/10 10:30pm
Enemy is observed making several passing runs at us, but no charges are ever dropped! :o TIME TO GET NASTY! P/D is ordered! :88)

23/10 10:40pm
@ P/D we notice we are being tailed by an ASW trawler as we are ahead flank ATM. time to rid us of this Menice! LOS tube 5!

23/10 10:41pm
DETONATION! Torpedo explodes on target and she's dead in the water immediately. She slips below the surface in minutes!

23/10 10:50
The other enemy vessel is running astern of us, coming right onto our path! Next time he jinks to S/board, we will shoot our torpedo! OH! THERE HE GOES!!! LOS!!!!!

23/10 11pm
WE ARE ALONE AT LAST! :rock: the other "Corvette" Was eliminated in the exact same way as it's counterpart and finally we are alone on this sea, which the guys are thankful for, and we can now get some rest!!!! NAH! not a chance! Whilst the weather is good, time to bring in the external reloads!

MIDNIGHT 23-24 OKT
Involving alot of officer power, we bring in the external's very quickly and within an hour all of them are in (some six torpedoes) with five reloads for'ard and two aft, leaving one reload both sides.

24/10 - 1am
Watch crew is on deck,all other hands are ordered to bed, other than essential navigational and engine staff, who will hand over after a few hours. those who manned the battery rooms during the attacks are also sent for rest.

24/10 7am
First light observed with all officers on the bridge, tea in hand, raising mugs of tea to the sun, in a salute to our foes, and the brave men who were lost at sea last night! :O:

SAVE & EXIT: 23:50hrs R/L time (Friday!)

General comments:
U-39 had to pass-up a recent convoy attack due to being out of torpedoes from earlier combat. She was last heard of on the far side of the atlantic. sinking small american vessels on her newest patrol.

U-552 continues to be harrased by aircraft

No recollection of any other news from other u-boat crews. Let's hope they are safe & well and are merely resting if they are not in action...if they ARE, STAY SAFE guys! :up:

@ sublynx: Thanks for your kind words recently. Two more enemy escorts felt my wrath tonight! man it was good sinking those...now im back to empty seas but the conditions are beautiful. might have to watch the brudge crew dont get sunburnt!!!!


VONHARRIS 06-18-11 12:09 AM

U-505 IXC Patrol 18 rpt 1
 
U-505 was ready to sail from Lorient to EE71. A new radar was installed plus 4 of the new TI FaT I torps were loaded

U-39 is on her way to the US East coast , having already success against enemy ships.
News are good for U-65: She has managed to sink her attackers and she is all in one piece to celebrate her success of sinking the HMS Nelson
The new AA configuration of U-552 has proved effective as she shot down an enemy aircraft.
Nothing new on U-93. She is on patrol.

13 March 1943
19:30 hours
U-505 left Lorient

Several Meteox warnings when crossing the Bay of Biscay but no sightings or attacks
17 March 1943
Grid BE99
04:18 hours Merchant seen , dived to PD
04: 22 hours Ship indentified as coastal freighter flying Greek colors
04:44 hours 1 bow torpedo fired
04:48 hours Nothing observed so 1 more bow torpedo fired
04:51 hours Impact , ship on fire slowing down and listing heavily
04:55 hours Surface and engaged enemy from 3000m
04;56 hours Ship sunk after 5 105mm rounds

19 March 1943
Grid CG44
02:36 hours Meteox warning dived to PD
02:57 hours Sound contacts : warships and merchants closing
03:51 hours After calculations were done 4 torps were fired : 1 T1 FaT1 and 3 TIs
03:57 hours 1 explosion heard
04:03 hours 2 stern T1s fired
06:32 hours After nothing was heard nor contacts were on hydrophones ,
U-505 surfaced

20 March 1943
Grid CF93
12:37 hours Meteox warning dived to PD
12;54 hours Warship sound contact closing
12:57 hours Merchant sound contacts closing
13:45 hours Small convoy flying US colors , one Somers class escorting calm seas 1 bow torpedo fired
13:46 hours 2 more bow torpedeos fired
13;48 houts Impact on passenger/cargo , 2 impacts on large merchant
13:57 hours Having turned around the stern tubes are brought to action. 2 torpedoes fired on the large merchant , diving to 100m no pinging
13:59 hours 2 impacts heard followed by sinking sounds. Large merchant sunk
14:18 hours Depth 90m no pinging
16:57 hours surfaced

Current position : 25 March 1943 Grid DG94 sailing south west for EE71

sublynx 06-18-11 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1686135)
Two more enemy escorts felt my wrath tonight! man it was good sinking those...

I can imagine that :DL Those escorts sure didn't know when to call it a day and down they went as punishment. Most excellent! :arrgh!:

VONHARRIS 06-18-11 01:49 AM

U-505 IXC Patrol 18 END
 
07 April 1943
Grid EE72
01:35 hours Meteox warning dived to PD
02:07 hours Warship moving away
05:12 hours Surfaced

Grid EE71
10:04 hours Reached patrol grid
19:42 hours Meteox warning dived to PD
19:56 hours Warship moving away
20:29 hours Surfaced

09 April 1943
Grid ED91
22:39 hours moving to intercept convoy
22:58 hours Meteox warning dived to PD
23:13 hours Multiple sounds convoy approaching
23:50 hours 2 T I FaT I fired + 2 T I fired
23:52 hours Impact - sinking sounds - impact Turbine tanker sunk
23:53 hours Impact
23:57 hours Pinging - 2 TI stern torpedoes fired - down to 100m silent running

10 April 1943
06:05 hours Surfaced 2 T Is + 1 TI FaT I remain - return

28 April 1943
Grid CF98
07:59 hours Meteox warning PD
08:12 hours Multiple warships sounds - enemy task force
08:51 hours All torpedoes fired agianst enemy CVE USS Long Island
08:52 hours 3 impacts - CVE sinking
08:53 hours Diving to 100m - silent running - Bold launched
08:55 hours Constant pinging DCs explode ................

U-505 is no more!

Total Career results
18 patrols (+)
669 days at sea
86 ships sunk (77 merchants + 9 warships 1CVE included)
583.303 tons sunk (554.548 merchant + 28755 warships)
5 aircrafts shot down





Snestorm 06-18-11 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendor (Post 1685779)
It is pretty good for ya now,:up:

It sure is.
Thanks, pal.

Snestorm 06-18-11 02:50 AM

U39 IX(A). Patrol 11. Part 2.
 
12.mar.42 (All times given as local Zone Time)
CA37 (Medium Fog. Wind 8 M/S.)
1025: Sound. Medium speed warship. Closing.
Total depth is 71 meters. Remained at 25 meters.
Contact presented no threat.

1148: Sound. Slow merchant. Closing.
1224: Guesstimated course and speed, 292 making 6 knots.
1227: Surface for interception. Total depth is 73 meters.
1307: 15 meter sound check. Total depth is 56 meters.
1312: Sound reports contact maintaining constant distance.
1313: 10 minute surface sprint.
1329: New estimations, 268 making 7 knots.
1339: Target (wrongly) IDed as a C2 Cargo. Bow gun mount noted.
1341: Target course correction to 266.
1343: Fire 1, 2, 4 (TII G7E). 3 meters depth. 5 degree spread.
1344: 3 impacts. C3 Refrigerated Cargo sunk for 7.923 GRT.
Range was 1.000 meters. Torpedo run was 68 seconds.
Sinking took place 50 miles SE of Montauk Light (Long Island).
1355: New course 266. Following target's track toward New York City.

13.mar.42
CA29
0450: Predawn dive. Total depth is 73 meters.
27 miles S of Montauk Light.

14.mar.42
CA29
0440: Predawn dive. Total depth is 43 meters.
14 miles S of Long Island.

CA28
1750: 10 miles off Long Island. 20 miles ESE of Long Beach.
Total depth is 30 meters. Making for deeper water.

1900: Nightly surface. Medium Rain. Heavy Fog. Wind 7 M/S.

15.mar.42
0210: Sound. Medium speed warship. Total depth is 49 meters.

0704: Sound. Medium speed warship.

1544: Sound. Slow Merchant closing. (Heavy Fog remains).
1559: Guesstimated course 280, making 6 knots.
1714: Fire 1, 2, 4. Depth 3 meters. Spread 3 degrees.
Target (wrongly) IDed as a C2 Cargo. (All I saw was her stack).
1715: 3 impacts. C3 Refrigerated Cargo sunk for 7.924 GRT.
Range was at (or under!) 300 meters. Torpedo run time 19 seconds!!!
U39 was put into Full Back upon firing for collision avoidance.
Trim was no longer an issue!
Following a hard rudder, the boat was again righted in a forward direction.
All bow torpedoes expended.
External stern tubes presenting a problem due to dark nights.
Vacating the area eastward.

1732: Sound. Med speed warship closing. Total depth is 30 meters.
Due to his late arrival, evasion was non-problematic.

16.mar.42
0059: Sound. Fast merchant closing. 10 minute surface sprint, head on.
Heavy fog remains.
0122: Fire 5, 6. (TI G7A) on sound. 3 meter depth. fired individualy with a pause.
Guesstimated course 090, making 15 knots.
0126: Single impact. Target speed was under 15 knots.
Torpedo run time unknown, as tube 5 missed.
Extremely lucky hit. The calculated torpedo missed, while the paused torpedo hit.
All 12 torpedoes expended.
0129: Following target on sound.
0154: Target reclassified from Fast to Slow.
0601: Target lost. U39 remaining submerged, ommitting the predawn recharge.

17.mar.42
CA61
0432: "Depth under keel over 1.000 meters", sounded realy good.

18.mar.42
CA62
0420: New orders. "U39 to proceed til Kiel. Report to training flotilla."

Save & Exit.

Watch crew to keep a sharp eye open for U552 in the area of Bergen.

U65 had a further surprise for Tommy. The hunted, became the hunter, sinking 2 RN vessels, in addition to previousely sinking HMS Nelson. Getting pushy with U65 is not a good idé!
What year is/was that?

The crew is saddened to hear of the loss of U505, after doing everyone a big favor, in sinking an enemy Escort Carrier.
What will become of our days and nights in Lorient?

BigK 06-18-11 05:14 AM

Patrol 29
U-123, 2nd Flotilla
Left at: April 12, 1942, 01:23
From: Lorient
Mission Orders: Patrol grid CA28
Our patrolgrid was located 1 grid east of New York Harbor. We set a course across the atlantic and steamed ahead ! We encountered a lone large merchant and sank it with about 60 shots from the deck gun.

13.4.42.
1231 Grid BE 65 Large Merchant, 10615 tons

A good start always helps so with high morale we continued westwards. We installed a new radar before this patrol so we used it to monitor ships coming out of the harbor. These were all small fish however. I called the senior officers together and revealed my plan; we were going to sneak into the harbor itself. It can't all be small fish swimming in the pond right? :rock:

Patrol were surprisingly light and we got in the harbor without trouble, also because of the bad weather and low visibility. We went down to periscope depth in the morning to get as much out of our oxygen as possible.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2yzbmed.jpg

We mapped the harbor and anchored ships and determined the order in which to attack. Our first attack run resulted in the following kills:

24.4.42.

1057
Grid CA 28 Large Tanker, 9677 tons
1102
Grid CA 27 Clemson class, 1190 tons
1202 Grid CA 27 Large Tanker, 9858 tons
1208 Grid CA 27 Liberty Cargo, 7373 tons
1254
Grid CA 27 Large Troop Ship, 25007 tons

After this attack all our internal torpedoes were spent. It was too dangerous to sneak out and back in so we waited till night and surfaced in a small bay inside the harbor. We took all of our external torpedoes inside and reloaded our tubes before setting out to kill some more.

Over the night some of our marked ships had lifted anchor and left so we had to do some more recon before engaging. It paid off because we found some more big ships anchored to the north of the harbor in the river.

25.4.42.

1129 Grid CA 27 Liberty Cargo, 7351 tons
1350
Grid CA 27 Ceramic-type Ocean Liner, 14534 tons


This was our most succesfull patrol yet, sinking little over 85000 tons. We left the harbour but got detected about 25k out. We were deptcharged and our propellors were damaged. Our newly installed bold system saved our asses and we managed to rendezvous with U-461, a milkcow sub. Currently retanking and reloading to go at it again.

BdU had a sad message, U-505 has been sunk. She and her crew will be remembered as heroes.:salute:

Kip336 06-18-11 06:23 AM

Patrol 12 Log

U-336 VIIB


DATE/Time Location/Weather Log
30 Jan - 1941
12:30 Lorient Departed. Escorted by minesweeper untill Point 1
13:00 Minesweeper dismissed, course 310

18:00 Position fixed, continued to operations area.

20:32 Crash dive practice. Hydrophone listen
21:30 Surfaced

31 Jan - 1941

10:30 BF19 Radio message. Large convoy BF15, WSW 8 knots.
Set course to intercept
14:30 Smoke on the horizon. An L Class AA Destroyer shows up
14:46 Destroyer turns towards us, he is enaging me!. Dive, silent running
15:40 Destroyer is getting inaccurate. Periscope Depth
Tube V, 550m, brg 160 AOB 35red, Speed 15 knots. Los!
15:41 Hit! She sinks! Continued along intercept track for convoy
16:40 BF13 I see flames on the horizon, must be the convoy. I continue along the track, before noticing I'm already past the convoy and am following a straggler. Turned around and backtracked for an attack run from the other side
16:48 Tube IV; Distance 1600, bearing 350, 8 knots. Angle on bow 60 red. Los! 1 minute later; Tube III, distance 800, bearing 345, 8 knots, angle on bow 50 green. Los! Torpedo's should arrive at the same time
16:51 One ore carrier hit. She starts to list, but continues to go on. Tube III hits a merchant for 5000T. She breaks up and sinks rapidly. She ID's herself with light signals as the Queen of the Seas.
17:04 Destroyers come to show their frustration
22:07 BF1369 No destroyers in periscope sight, surface the boat, commence repairs
Wind 4ms/0, mod. Vis
23:59 All internal tubes reloaded.


01 Feb - 1941
0:48 BF13 Smoke on the horizon! Soon followed by a est. 10.000 ton freighter out of the fog, brg 355, aob 20 green
Decks awash ordered, prepare for surface attack
0:59 BF13 Tube II + III, 450 meter, brg 0 deg Aob 90 green, 6 knots, 3 deg. spread. 1 hit, 1 dud.
0:05 Surface the boat, coup de grace with 22 88mm shells. Their gun fired about 4 rounds in 4 minutes
0:17 Picked up a lifeboat. Gave them a compass heading to land, and took her papers. .
She's the SS. Umengi, a 10,620GRT merchant. Headed for Bristol, bringing in grain. She sunk very fast!
0:43 BF13
Good weather, mod vis Left the area, continued on course to intercept the convoy

12:00 Days run: /\343 KM -- \/58km
15:12 BF15 Destroyer off our port bow, headed away, making about 8 knots. Turned hard away to avoid being seen. Must be the rear escort of the convoy
15:18 Can now clearly see the destroyer, AOB about 80 green. His course must be about 160-170. Made neccesary course change to intercept
16:15 Passing the destroyer on bearing 270. I can now clearly see the masts from the convoy on front of it.
16:52 Periscope depth, turned towards the convoy, filled tubes for underwater attack. Strangely, I find myself in exactly the same position as our last attack. Might not be the best idea, but no time to change position.
The front Ore carrier is gone. Either in the back of the convoy, or dropped out.
17:08 Firing position!
I - IV; 1300m, brg 350, AOB 70 green,8 knots. 2 degree spread. 5m deep, IMP pistol.
Both torpedoes hit the 5083 "SS Empire Curlew"
All torpedo's expended, dived deep and turned away. Hydrophone reports the destroyers searching in the other direction. Life's good.
18:03 Surfaced. Visual contact with convoy lost


02 Feb - 1941
0:38 Watch spots a small, 4000 ton freighter. headed towards us. Periscope depth and waited
0:49 Now clearly visible, at about 2000 meters.
0:52 She gradually gets bigger, must be further away then I first expected.
Another freighter is trailing behind her. they must be 6000m away, and about 2000 - 2500 GRT
1:01 All torpedo's expanded... The crew is itching for a last freighter before we head back. Listened on the hydro at 30m, but no escorts to hear
1:03 Time to suprise them. Blow all ballast, gun crews ready at the hatches!
1:08 Opening fire with the 88mm
1:19 Both of them go down after about 20 grenades
Listened to their radio traffic.By the high amount of it, there must be someone close
SS Inari, 2229grt
SS Inger Toft, 2230 grt

12:00 Days run
Days run: /\380 KM -- \/23km


03 Feb - 1941
1:00 Reached Lorient, docked in Pen


TOTAL SHIPS SUNK
BF13 L Class AA Destroyer, 1690 grt
BF13 SS Queen of the Seas, 5081 grt
BF13 SS Umengi, 10620 grt
BF15 SS Empire Curlew, 5083grt
BF15 SS Inari, 2229 grt
BF15 SS Inger Toft, 2230 grt



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