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VONHARRIS 06-23-11 05:05 AM

U-507 IXC Patrols 5 and 6
 
24 February 1944
Lorient
U-171 had reported sinking 3 more enemy tankers. That means less fuel for those TFs and aircrafts that make our lige a living hell in the Atlantic.

Jobs done:
1 Change batteries for more capacity
2 Installed Naxos RWR system
3 Took TV homing torps

05:59 hours U-507 left Lorient for GR59 Capetown
17:42 hours Engines are behaving strange , cruising speed is down to 3kts and flank speed is no more than 10kts.
Aborting patrol to Lorient

25 October 1944
03:48 hours U-507 docked back in port

Requested transfer to Bergen - approved

Patrol No6
27 March 1944
16:35 hours U-507 left Bergen to patrol AN13
16:40 hours Naxos warning - man the flak guns
16:42 hours The port is under air attack.
Enemy Halifax bomber shot down and crashed on port installations

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/4332/heavybomber.jpg

A flaoting dock was destroyed by the air raid
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9...aotingdock.jpg

30 March 1944
Grid AF77
12:42 hours Naxos warning dived to PD
12:47 hours Multiple warship sounds indicate enemy TF
12:55 hours 3 bow torpedoes fired (1 T I FaT I)
12:56 hours DCs exploding , possible aircraft circling
13:06 hours Impact
13:08 hours Diving to 70m bold launched
13:15 hours 102 m , distant pinging , bold launched
13:20 hours More warship sounds approaching
14:14 hours Fired 2 bow torpedoes at KGV class BB with visual targeting (1 x TV)
16:43 hours As nothing was heard we surfaced. BdU informed us that we had damaged a Dido class CL

3 April 1944
Grid AF77
00:15 hours Moving to intercept convoy
01:15 hours Naxos warning dived to PD
01:19 hours Sound contact with convoy
02:35 hours 2 bow TIs fired at single target
02:36 hours 2 bow TIs fired at single target
02:40 hours 2 impacts - sinking noises Repair ship sunk
02:55 hours 2 stern torpedoes fired (1 x TV) - silent running - diving to 140m
14:59 hours Surfaced

5 April 1944
Grid AE92
10:07 hours Weather is good 1m/s winds , time to move the externals in
10:28 hours Naxos warning - man the flak guns
10:30 hours Sunderland flying boat destroyed
11:27 hours Naxos warning - man the flak guns
11:30 hours RAF B-17 bomber destroyed

9 April 1944
Grid AE76
10:04 hours Ship seen no Naxos warning
10:05 hours Ship ID : Repair ship
10:10 hours Dived to PD
10:23 hours 1 bow torp fired
10:56 hours After submerged chase , 1 stern torp fired - impact - ship DIW
10:58 hours Turning to fire bow torp
11:10 hours 1 bow torp fired
11:11 hours Impact - sinking noises - ship observed sinking
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/3...pair941944.jpg

10 April 1944
Grid AE75
19:03 hours While submerged , picked up warship sound closing
19:07 hours Ship ID : River class DE
19:42 hours 1 stern torp (TV homing) fired
19:44 hours Impact
19:45 hours Ship sunk by the stern

11 April 1944
Grid AE74
21:08 hours Naxos warning dived to PD
12 April 1944
00:20 hours Warship sound closing
00:51 hours Ship ID : Captain II class DE will pass some 500m from our bow
00:57 hours 1 bow torp fired - impact - ship observed sinking
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6...nii1241944.jpg

13 April 1944
Grid AD83
08:36 hours Aircraft attack - NO WARNING - Welligton shot down - minor damages
09:06 hours Aircraft attack - NO WARNING - Welligton shot down - more serious damages - dived as soon as flooding was stopped
Grid AD59
11:01 hours Sound contacts - convoy
11:42 hours 3 Bow torps (1 x TI FaT I)
11:50 hours Impact - sinking noises - 2x impacts Ammunition ship sunk

20 April 1944
Outside the Fjords of Bergen
Playing chicken with German minesweeper
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3...ingchicken.jpg

21 April 1944
15:58 hours Docked at Bergen
26 days at sea
5 ships sunk
20143 tons
4 planes shot down
75% hull integrity
no casualties

vonHarris left U-507 at the hands of the IWO.
He took command of the most valuable asset of the U-boot fleet :U-2511 XXI electroboot

Snestorm 06-23-11 09:15 PM

U171 IXC. Patrol 2. Part 4.
 
Since our last report from DM73, on 17.nov.42.

20.nov.42
DM76 (E of Cuba.)
1839 (Local Time): "Ship spotted! 001. Long range." Tanker!
No torpedoes left.
New depth 20 meters.
Tagets course estimated at 220.

2030: Surface. Send message:

To: BDU
From: U171
Tanker route to Galveston observed.
East of Cuba, on course 220.
South of Cuba, on course 260.
South West of Cuba, on course 287.
Very heavy westbound trafik.
No eastbound trafik observed.
Snestorm

22.dec.42
BF61
0700: U171 docked at Lorient. Commander 2.Flotiila boards for inspection.

Patrol results:
14 of 14 torpedoes expended.
Crew & Hull Integrity 100%.
3 Tankers, and 1 Freighter sunk, for 34.157 GRT.

U171's history to date:
2 war patrols completed between 25.jun.42 and 22.dec.42.
4 ships sunk, for 34.157 GRT.

Upon leaving the boat, we were informed that The Ghost Of VONHARRIS would be attending training school, for future command of a new type uboat. No details were available about the boat's capabilities.
Looking forward to hearing of his future exploits.

VONHARRIS 06-24-11 09:22 AM

u-2511 XXI
 
Patrol 1 (7th for the crew)
22 May 1944
13:32 hours U-2511 left Bergen for her first war patrol. The first XXI ever to sail for patrol
Orders were to patrol AN28 for testing the boat

After reaching AN28 and patroling there for 24 hours , U-2511 left for grid AN11. The whole cruise was done submerged using the snorkel. In a crash dive U-2511 reached the speed of 20kts submerged.

26 May 1944
Grid AN11
While snorkeling U-2511 came under attack probably by aircraft. That new RWR on the snorkel needs a lot more job. Major damages to the watch tower destoyed radio , radar and the snorkel which remained locked in the raised position.
18:36 hours
A warship was heard approaching.
A TV was launched and down she went , a Black Swan frigate.
The tube was reloaded in less than a minute thanks to that new hydraulic system.

27 May 1944
Grid AN12
09:51 hours Sound contact warship approaching depth was 60m , rising to PD
10:18 hours Ship ID: Colony class DE
10:20 hours T V homing torpedo fired
10:21 hours Impact - sinking sounds

28 May 1944
Grid AF75
06:15 hours Sound contact warship approaching
06:29 hours Ship ID: Captain class II frigate
06:30 hours T V homing torpedo launched
06:32 hours Impact - sininking sounds

U-2511 started her return passage submerged
31 May 1944
18:05 hours
U-2511 docked at Bergen
3 ships sunk
4080 tons
83% hull integrity
no casualties.
This was a small sample of the XXI's capabilities. The patrol is dedicated to U-552 and her crew who were lost in this war.

U-171 and Kaleun Snestorm returned safe to Lorient.
Welcome back.
Kaluen Snestorm reported heavy tanker traffic in those waters. I might take U-2511 there in the next patrol

VONHARRIS 06-24-11 12:54 PM

U-2511 XXI The end
 
Oberleutnant z. S. von Harris and U-2511 were lost sometime on 16JUL44.
U-2511 attacked a very heavily escorted convoy - 8 escorts at least.
She sunk a large troop ship and a large tanker but she sufferred a direct hit from an enemy hedgehog.

She imploded at a depth of 240m

Fish In The Water 06-24-11 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1690067)
Oberleutnant z. S. von Harris and U-2511 were lost sometime on 16JUL44.

Gone but not forgotten, thank you for your gallant service and especially for the ultimate sacrifice! :salute:

Snestorm 06-24-11 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1690067)
Oberleutnant z. S. von Harris and U-2511 were lost sometime on 16JUL44.
U-2511 attacked a very heavily escorted convoy - 8 escorts at least.
She sunk a large troop ship and a large tanker but she sufferred a direct hit from an enemy hedgehog.

She imploded at a depth of 240m

Kaleun & Crew of U171 shocked and saddened by the loss of U2511.

gazpode_l 06-24-11 06:02 PM

R. HESSLER - U65 - FINAL SUMMARY PATROL no2.
 

R. HESSLER - U65 - FINAL SUMMARY PATROL no2.
OCTOBER 24, 1940 - 8pm
After sitting dormant & quiet for some time, it now appears we've shrugged off the torpedo boats - another sound signature is heard feigntly ahead. Let the chase begin! SURFACE!

8:30pm
We are nearing the merchant that is in front of us, which is a fairly large coastal frieghter. Typically these arent worth alot in BRT but worth sinking anyway.

9:10pm
1x standard torpedo fired, 2m depth, impact fuse - from tube 2.

9:11pm
DETONATION heard on target!

9:12pm
Breakup sounds are heard

9:20pm
The merchant slips beneath the waves

9:30pm
Re-surfaced, we get the heck out of dodge and head west, towards the atlantic.

25th Oktober 1940
in the morning, once the sun was fully up, Kln Hessler asks the engines to be stopped and the chief engineer is summoned to the deck....A sharp-eyed rating has noticed our hull is looking quite beat-up and expressed concern. Upon seeing the damage the kaluen also became concerned.

Chief engineer looks at the damage and confirms that we have taken a much more severe beating than first suspected and advices an immediate cease of the patrol and to make for Lorient ASAP. Kaluen Hessler agree's and course is set for home.

27th Okt 1940
U65 docks at lorient
Days @ sea: 6
Total Tonnage Sunk 39880 GRT
No of Warships: 3
No of Merchants: 2

SAVE & EXIT 12:45hrs R/L Time (friday am)

IN THE NEWS:-
kaluen Snestorm, has been giving the british even more batterings, in his new boat, another IX from what i remember hearing...Possibly U-171.

Sad news regarding Kaleun V.Harris. It would appear that they were given a type XXI to play with, but ran into a well escorted convoy. All contact has been lost and we can only assume the worst. A great Kaluen, one of the best is now lost to the sea. :wah:

We also understand that the former kaluen of U-552 has also failed to make contact recently.

No further news of late from U-93, whom we can either assume is moored somewhere undergoing repairs or is out of radio range. Hopefully they are still alive!

FINALLY
We've been given the verdict on our u65. Another encounter with a destroyer and we've a had it! our hull rating was down to just 21% when we returned, which now means that we won't be going out again this year.

U65 will have to undergo a major refit & restoration which is likely to take months.

RPT ENDS............

R/L News: I've only had time recently for 1hr sessions, some of the time this week i've not been able to play much at all, and have only logged 2x sessions this week hence the lack of reports. I am hopeful to be enjoying more game time during the weekend and early next week....during which I will be putting u65 back to sea after our refit.

Regards,
Gazpode (Kln R. Hessler - U65)

Snestorm 06-24-11 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gazpode_l (Post 1690260)

27th Okt 1940
U65 docks at lorient
Days @ sea: 6
Total Tonnage Sunk 39880 GRT
No of Warships: 3
No of Merchants: 2

Very impressive! Good to see back again.
And glad to see U65 made it back in one piece.

U171 in drydock with a "program error".

VONHARRIS 06-25-11 02:01 AM

U-83 VIIB
 
01 August 1939
An eager young Kaleun stands on the turm of U-83 VIIB Uboot in Vilhemshaven. His orders are clear: Test the boat , the crew and then make a recce pass through the English Channel to check the shipping lanes.

19 August 1939
U-83 returned to base with all the valuable information. The war seems very close now.

gazpode_l 06-25-11 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1690370)
Very impressive! Good to see back again.
And glad to see U65 made it back in one piece.

U171 in drydock with a "program error".

Awww... I do hope u get your issues resolved soon mate. :salute:

Snestorm 06-26-11 01:43 AM

U37 IX(A). Patrol 1. Part 1.
 
1.sep.39
AN98
0237: Underway from Willy.

3.sep.39
AN31
1332: Radio message: Commence hostilities against Britain.

5.sep.39
AF76
0800: Save & Exit.

sektor2006 06-26-11 05:20 AM

Type IIA, 5th Patrol
 
Orders: Patrol Grid AN16 for 24 h
Date: Dec 16, 1939
U-Boat: Type IIA, crew 23 men, 5 torpedoes total

Left Wilhelmshaven on Dec 16, 1939 in early morning. Grid AN16 is 1200 km away. Nothing interesting until we passed almost half the way. Encountered a big and heavy British C2 cargo ship - one shot, one kill. I was lucky this time - I did not need two or more torpedoes to sink this beast.

A few days later - grid AN16 reached. In a single day - three British coastal merchants sunk. Weather - terrible - strong wind, coming from north-west, heavy fog, heavy rain, very low visibility. Next day - another British coastal merchant sunk.

5 torpedoes - 5 kills for nearly 15 000 GRT.

This time however some bad luck. On way to Germany, some 20 km away from last kill, unexpected encounter with undetected British C-class destroyer 300 m away. U-Boat under fire, minor damage to radio, stern quarters, no one injured or killed. Dived to 50 m depth, slow course straight south for 6 hours. In the bad weather the destroyer gave up. Hull integrity - 86%.

26 Dec 1939 - U-boat close to Germany. Another success I guess, although I have to admit that each patrol gets more and more dangerous. First three were pieces of cake - I had to shoot at sitting ducks. Fourth patrol I was bombed by a British bomber (no damage, no injured or killed, just stressed), now shot at by a British destroyer. The Brits are getting smart.

VONHARRIS 06-26-11 02:01 PM

U-83 VIIB
 
Patrol No2
19 September 1939
War has started , U-39 Kaluen Snestorm is already out to sea from September 1st
U-65 has returned to port after a succesful patrol.
12:43 hours
U-83 left Wilhelmshaven with orders to patrol BF18

03 October 1939
23:19 hours Grid BF17
Sound contact , multiple sounds , convoy approaching.

04 October 1939
00:02 hours
The convoy was closing fast and visibility was just enough to let us see.
Ships ID: HMS Nelson , large tanker , converted whale factory ship
00:07 hours 3 TIs fired at the Nelson
00:09 hours 1 TI fired at the large tanker
00:10 hours 3 impacts
00:12 hours 1 impact
00:16 hours Sinking sounds , up scope, HMS Nelson wasd still there listing and the whale ship was gone. The TI aimed at the tanker missed but hit the whale ship.
00:21 hours 1 TI (stern) fired at the HMS Nelson
00:23 hours Impact but no sinking sounds. She seemed DIW
00:24 hours Pinging diving to 100m silent running
00:41 hours Depth 70m no pinging heard. The convoy was moving away.
01:00 hours Raised to PD. Tube 1 loaded
01:04 hours Tanker 04 spotted trailing behind the convoy. 1 TI fired
01:05 hours HMS Nelson spotted DIW with a heavy list. A destroyer was circling to provide protection.
01:06 hours Impact on the tanker , ship on fire, staying at 1500m away to reload. The destroyer was not able to hear us.
01:13 hours 1 TI (bow) fired at HMS Nelson
01:15 hours Impact , the battleship was now on fire with her stern in the water
01:17 hours Sinking sounds , HMS Nelson was going down , observed through the attack scope. The destroyer left leaving the tanker alone.
01:33 hours 1 TI (stern) fired at the tanker
01:34 hours Impact
01:35 hours Sinking sounds , tanker 04 sunk.
05:30 hours Surfaced and celebrated our victory. Beer for all.

06 October 1939
18:00 hours grid AM54
Moving to intercept convoy after BdU message.
18:31 hours Sound contact
18:43 hours 2 TI (bow) fired
18:44 hours 2 TI (bow) fired
18:45 hours 3 impacts followed by sinking sounds. vonHarris COuldn't confirm the sinking by visual observation.
18:46 hours Diving to 100m undetected.

07 October 1939
03:36 hours Surfaced. BdU confirmed the sinking of a repair ship.

15 October 1939
06:51 hours
U-83 docked at home
4 ships sunk
62011 tons
No damages or casualties.
We were not able to use the extenal reloads due to bad weather throughout the patrol.

We learned that sector2006 in his IIA had sunk some 15000 tons
Wel done for such a small boat.



Snestorm 06-26-11 07:45 PM

U37 IX(A). Patrol 1. Part 2.
 
Continued from last report from AF79, at 0800 5.sep.39.

By order of BDU, we are bound by the restrictions imposed by Prize Law.
Further, magnetic pistols will remain enabled on all torpedoes.

5.sep.39
AF76
1528: "Ship spotted! 033. Long range." New course 340.
U37 making a nose on approach for the purpose of conducting an inspection of ship, papers, and cargo. (Wind 7 M/S. Too rough for the deck gun).
1532: Ahead Full.
1536: Open tube 2.
1537: Target IDed as a Small Merchant, flying british colors.
1539: Target has begun evasive and agressive maneuvering.
1543: Fire 2 (TII G7E), from 800 meters. Premature detonation!
1551: Fire 5 & 6 (TI G7A). Submerged attack at 500 meters.
Imapact on the stern! Torpedo run 25 seconds.
1555: Surface. Target going DIW.
1622: Fire 1 (TII G7E). Impact! Torpedo run 36 seconds.
1623: Small merchant sunk for 2.343 GRT.
Location: 165 miles NW of The Shetlands.
1631: Radio report sent to BDU. 8 torpedoes remaining in the bow.
1700: Report acknowledged.

Note: Submerged attack was not for purposes of stealth, which was already lost. The external stern tubes can only be fired while submerged, and I wanted them used as soon as possible. As much as the G7As are only to be used at night, the decision was sound in that we had already been detected, and the target was already taking evasive action. Both VII(A) and IX(A) have a peculiar situation with external stern tubes, and the type torpedo which must be carried in them.

7.sep.39
AF71
1743: "Aircraft spotted!" A L A R M !

8.sep.39
AE93
0822: "Aircraft spotted!" A L A R M !

11.sep.39
AM23
0400: Report: Transitting south through AM23, per BDU's orders.

13.sep.39
AM49 (W of Ireland)
0700: Save & Exit.

U? IIA under Sektor2006, and U83 VIIB under VONHARRIS, have been sweeping the sea clean. Wonder if there'll be any targets left for U37?

Gerald 06-26-11 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1691958)
Continued from last report from AF79, at 0800 5.sep.39.

By order of BDU, we are bound by the restrictions imposed by Prize Law.
Further, magnetic pistols will remain enabled on all torpedoes.

5.sep.39
AF76
1528: "Ship spotted! 033. Long range." New course 340.
U37 making a nose on approach for the purpose of conducting an inspection of ship, papers, and cargo. (Wind 7 M/S. Too rough for the deck gun).
1532: Ahead Full.
1536: Open tube 2.
1537: Target IDed as a Small Merchant, flying british colors.
1539: Target has begun evasive and agressive maneuvering.
1543: Fire 2 (TII G7E), from 800 meters. Premature detonation!
1551: Fire 5 & 6 (TI G7A). Submerged attack at 500 meters.
Imapact on the stern! Torpedo run 25 seconds.
1555: Surface. Target going DIW.
1622: Fire 1 (TII G7E). Impact! Torpedo run 36 seconds.
1623: Small merchant sunk for 2.343 GRT.
Location: 165 miles NW of The Shetlands.
1631: Radio report sent to BDU. 8 torpedoes remaining in the bow.
1700: Report acknowledged.

7.sep.39
AF71
1743: "Aircraft spotted!" A L A R M !

8.sep.39
AE93
0822: "Aircraft spotted!" A L A R M !

11.sep.39
AM23
0400: Report: Transitting south through AM23, per BDU's orders.

13.sep.39
AM49 (W of Ireland)
0700: Save & Exit.

Aircraft, was it dull and slow Swordfish...:03:

Snestorm 06-26-11 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendor (Post 1691964)
Aircraft, was it dull and slow Swordfish...:03:

They came from an A/C Carrier near Færøerne.
I never got to see them. A L A R M !
I try to avoid sticking around for the show.

Wasn't it dull and slow Swordfish that crippled KM Bismarck, without taking any damage?

Gerald 06-26-11 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1691981)
They came from an A/C Carrier near Færøerne.
I never got to see them. A L A R M !
I try to avoid sticking around for the show.

Wasn't it dull and slow Swordfish that crippled KM Bismarck, without taking any damage?

Sandt nok, men hun havde taget et bankende, de andre både, og en hel hvepserede af "fisk" ... ikke kun af en lille flyvemaskine ..... alarm kaptajn, vi ser en flyvemaskine i 20 km, dykke ned til 250 fødder .... det kan arrangeres, hvis du ønsker sikkerhed .....men du kan spise frokost, når man er kommet ned til en sikker dybde!

Lord_magerius 06-26-11 09:04 PM

But what if I want to eat my food at a dangerous depth? :O:

Snestorm 06-26-11 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendor (Post 1691991)
Sandt nok, men hun havde taget et bankende, de andre både, og en hel hvepserede af "fisk" ... ikke kun af en lille flyvemaskine ..... alarm kaptajn, vi ser en flyvemaskine i 20 km, dykke ned til 250 fødder .... det kan arrangeres, hvis du ønsker sikkerhed .....men du kan spise frokost, når man er kommet ned til en sikker dybde!

Vi spiser godt på 70 metre.

Gerald 06-26-11 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord_magerius (Post 1691993)
But what if I want to eat my food at a dangerous depth? :O:

Du kan skrive et net til at fange nogle fisk, når du kommer ned til en "god" dybde, at du føler er passende, :haha:


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