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Snestorm 07-04-11 07:12 AM

U37 IX(A). Patrol 4. Part 1.
 
26.maj.40
AN98
2030: Underway from Wilhelmshaven.
Orders: Disrupt trafik to, and from, Gibralter.
All torpedoes set to AZ (impact), and 3 meters depth.

5.jun.40
AM27
0104: "Ship spotted! 041. Long range." Destroyer!
Turn bow on, and dive to 15 meters.
Undetected. No convoy.
0248: Surface, and continue southward.

7.jun.40
AM73
0738: "Ship spotted! 297. Long range." Destroyer! 6800 meters.
Turn bow on, and dive to 20 meters.
0742: "Warship moving away. Fast."
Undetected. No convoy.

8.jun.40
BE36
1652: Radio dispatch: "Convoy. BE39. WSW. 6 knots."

9.jun.40
BE38
0033: "Ship spotted! 002. Long range." Corvette! Dive to 15 meters.
0035: Multiple merchant contacts. New depth 12 meters
0107: Lead escort passed almost over our bow.
0108: 3+ escorts. U37 at center of convoys track. (256, at 6 knots?)
0118: Prepare (external) tube 5. (257, at 6 knots.)
0121: Fire 5 (TI G7A). New depth 100 meters. Target = Small Merchant.
0123: Impact! Ship sunk!

0336: Status report: U37 to BDU
1 2000 tonner sunk.
Convoy on course 257, making 6 knots.
Weather shifted to Medium Fog, Wind 14 M/S.
No longer in contact with convoy.
9 G7E, and 2 G7A remaining.

0428: Radio message: BDU to U37
Unless contact has been re-established, continue toward original objective.

12.jun.40
CG18
1756: Radio dispatch: "Convoy. CG17. NNW. 6 knots."

13.jun.40
CG14
0310: Diving for Heavy Fog.
0905: Convoy unfounded.

15.jun.40
CG42
1944: Radio dispatch: "Convoy. CG17. S. 5 knots.

16.jun.40
0224: "Ship spotted. 309. Medium range." Destroyer! New depth 20 meters.
0228: New depth 15 meters. Keeping bow on to Destroyer.
0234: New depth 12 meters.
0247: Open tubes 1, 2, and 4 (TII G7E). 5 degree spread for C2 Cargo.
0248: Fire 1, 2, 4. New depth 101 meters.
(Note: This was the only target fully visible in periscope).
0249: 39 seconds run time. 3 impacts! ship sunk!

0503: Surface.
0506: Status report: U37 to BDU
3 G7E fired. 3 perfect impacts. 1 6000 tonner sunk.
Convoy on 181, making 5 knots.
4+ escorts. 1+ Destroyer.
6 G7E, and 2 G7A remaining.

0539: BDU to U37
Continue persuit.

0632: Convoy changed course eastward (163. 5 knots?). Closing for new estimations.
0647: Contact report: U37 to BDU:
Convoy now on course 169, making 5 knots.
Escort closing - U37 diving.

0702: Open tube 3 (TI G7A) for long range shot at C2 Cargo.
0703: Fire 3! New depth 101 meters.
0706: Run time 2 min and 40 sec. Impact!

1140: Status report: U37 to BDU
1 G7A fired. 1 hit. No sinkings.
Weather shift to Medium Rain, Heavy Fog, Wind 15 M/S.
Contact with convoy lost.
6 G7E, and 1 G7A remaining.

1222: BDU to U37
Continue southward.

1420: Save & Exit.

VONHARRIS 07-04-11 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1697430)
So that's why I can't get any G7As.

Ok , I have blown my cover!
BUT , as a fellow Kaleun I can see that you get a full load of TIs! :D

Osmium Steele 07-04-11 09:39 AM

To: BdU
From U-51

Subj: Status

Received your message regarding the wondrous acheivement of the Graf Spee, with all of her guns and armor plating. Four merchants ships in one day!

At the time of receipt, this ship has sunk 6 merchant vessels in the previous 24 hours, northwest of Scapa Flow, and we have yet to loose a single torpedo. We carry a single 8.8cm gun and a flak gun.

Never send a surface ship to do a U-boat's job.

Best regards from the captain and crew of the U-51 to the surface ships of the Kreigsmarine!

Heil... well, you know who.

Osmium Steele 07-04-11 12:47 PM

:damn::damn::damn::damn::damn::damn::damn::damn:

2 Aux cruisers, inline, 2600m

2 torpedos each

Spread 5 degrees...... 5 degrees?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO:o

Perfectly bracketted both targets.

They sailed right through the goalposts without a clue.

:wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah: :wah:

Snestorm 07-05-11 03:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osmium Steele (Post 1697643)
:damn::damn::damn::damn::damn::damn::damn::damn:

2 Aux cruisers, inline, 2600m

2 torpedos each

Spread 5 degrees...... 5 degrees?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO:o

Perfectly bracketted both targets.

They sailed right through the goalposts without a clue.

:wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah::wah: :wah:

Ouch!
Fire 3 per target next time! (Just kidding [although I do]).

We've all had our "NOOOOOOOOO" moments.
But your choice of reactionary words is much more polite than mine ever were.

sublynx 07-05-11 05:06 PM

U-10 (IIA, "die Elster"), patrol 4
 
Ob.Lt.z.s. Harry Wiebus
1. Flottille, Kiel
Orders: Patrol grid AN81
31.1.1940

A rotten patrol in heavy rain and heavy seas behind. Five G7e's shot surfaced, guessing the speed of a 2000 BRT freighter. Maybe one hit or might have been a close early detonation. MZ pistol, depth 5. Morale of the crew seems bad after the mission. However I managed to talk to Snestorm and Vonharris, who have good connections and they say I have a good chance of getting a bigger boat in a few months.

Wiebus

(RL takes a lot of time now, so not much playing time or time to write patrol reports...)

Snestorm 07-05-11 05:20 PM

U37 IX(A). Patrol 4. Part 2.
 
Continued from 16.jun.40

Last contacts with U37:

19.jun.40
CG8479 (W of Gibralter)
1552:
Enemy task force. 2 Battleships. 8+ Destroyers.
CG8479. Course 097. Speed 21 knots.
Unable to gain firing position.

21.jun.40
CG97
0350:
Contact with Gibralter bound convoy lost in Heavy Fog.
Attempting to regain contact.

0751:
B-Dienst enemy radio intercept:
Large Uboat sunk with gunfire and depth charges while attempting to aproach convoy from a forward position.
Much wreckage and oil on the sea surface. No survivors.

Fish In The Water 07-05-11 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublynx (Post 1698422)
(RL takes a lot of time now, so not much playing time or time to write patrol reports...)

Bad old RL, always getting in the way! :D

sublynx 07-06-11 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish In The Water (Post 1698521)
Bad old RL, always getting in the way! :D

One of these days I'm gonna torpedo RL :/\\x:

VONHARRIS 07-06-11 12:50 PM

U-111 IXB
 
Patrol 7
14 August 1940
Wilhelmshaven , U-10 has returned form her last patrol empty handed because of the terrible weather.
Sad news had shocked us: U-37 has been lost with all hands during her last patrol during a convoy interception operation in CG97
Crew morale wasn't the highest but we had to leave.
00:32 hours With a heavy heart U-111 left port

17 August 1940
Grid AN41
20:03 hours Ship seen
20:09 hours Positive ID: Harbour tugboat
20:39 hours Opened fire from 320m - ship sunk after 1 105mm round

18 August 1940
Grid AN14
09:02 hours Ship seen
09:07 hours Positive ID: Large merchant - dived to PD
09:30 hours 2 x TIs(stern) fired
09:32 hours 2 x impacts - ship on fire
09:34 hours Break up noises - ship seen sinking by the bow
09:35 hours Surfaced
09:46 hours ALARM - Aircraft seen - crash dived
Grid AN13
23:31 hours Warship seen - fast dived to PD
23:38 hours Positive ID: Illustrious class fleet carrier sailing UNESCORTED! (This is the first time I saw an unescorted capital ship since 2006)
23:39 hours 3 TIs(bow) fired
23:44 hours 2 impacts - carrier slowing down
19 August 1940
00:13 hours 3 TIs(bow) fired - DCs exploding - flooding. As no pinging was heard this was certaintly an air attack by the carrier.
00:15 hours 3 impacts - the carrier was doomed listing with a heavy bow
00:16 hours Ship sunk - visually confirmed
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3064/cvheavybow.jpg

00:18 hours Surfaced , this sinking is dedicated to U-37 and her brave crew who were killed in action. This didn't soften our pain for their loss but at least we took revenge.

21 August 1940
U-111 returned to port with 66% hull integrity and her heavy flak destroyed
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/165...eairattack.jpg

8 days at sea
3 ships sunk
34037 tons
No casualties
66% hull integrity.
Edit: The CV was the HMS Implacable
From the SH3 commander: Ship sunk! HMS Implacable (Illustrious class), 23000 tons. Crew: 1242. Crew lost: 1117

gazpode_l 07-06-11 06:00 PM

U-65 (IXB) Patrol 4 #1
 
U-65 Patrol #4 - report 1

15/3/1941
U-65 formally handed over from site engineers @ Lorient to shore-crew for
loading and provisioning. Crew contacted and informed to report for duty on
evening of March 17th

17/3/1941
All crew of U-65 is accounted for with two exceptions. One torpedo officer
has been transferred to another U-boat being the most obvious missing
person, with another "rating" also transferred.

18/3/1941 - 11am
U-65 formally departs Lorient estuary having slipped lines @ aprox
10:30hrs. Orders are to patrol area AM78 for a period of 24hrs with the
kaluen advised to persue targets of opportunity in transit.

19/3/1941 9am
Barely 24hrs into it's forth patrol, IWO reports a ship being spotted at
long range, aproximately 30' to the port side of U-65. Course changed and
ahead flank ordered so vessel can be persued.

19/4/1941 - 10:30am
In position to fire, from submerged depth of 12m, Tube 1 released set to
depth of 2m, impact pistol used. Detonation on target after a run of
aproximately 2.5 minutes. Little effect on target. Second torpedo is fired
from Ruhr 2, depth set to 4m. Detonation, followed by rapid series of
secondary explosions. Vessel sinks quickly by 10:37hrs.

19/3/1941 - 11am
U65 surfaces to recharge batteries, reload tubes and bring in one external
torpedo due to calm seas.

19/3/1941 2pm
Watch officer reports shells falling around U-65 from distant, unknown
vessel. U-65 turns bow towards attacker to persue, again at flank speed.
Attacker later identified to be an empire class frieghter, with deck gun
loaded astern. Pursuit continues submerged.

19/3/1941 3pm
U-65 in position to fire at empire class. Tube 1 fired with magnetic fuse
torpedo G7E set to depth of 7.5m on a vessel draft of 7m. Detonation on
target after aproximate run of a few minutes. Vessel sinks slowly some
eleven minutes later.

19/3/1941 4pm
U-65 now resuming course, continuing towards designated patrol grid AM78

19/3/1941 11:330pm
U-65 recieves radio message stating that U-105 has sunk a 6,000GRT steamer!

20/3/1941 3:30am
"Message recieved" Radio report of Large convoy, making 6knts on a course
of E.S.E. Position plotted in the chart and it is established U-65 is very
much in position to attack, as they are only 30 odd NM away from the
convoy's reported position. Flank speed ordered to persue convoy.

20/3/1941 4am
"Warship" spotted at long-range - suspected convoy escort. Persicope depth
ordered to establish hydrophone contact with enemy.

20/4/1941 4:30am
Save & Exit (out of time in R/L :damn:)

Gerald 07-06-11 06:03 PM

Good work, :up:

Fish In The Water 07-06-11 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1698869)
00:15 hours 3 impacts - the carrier was doomed listing with a heavy bow
00:16 hours Ship sunk - visually confirmed

Very nice, a great prize! :salute:

Osmium Steele 07-07-11 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1698869)
Patrol 700:15 hours 3 impacts - the carrier was doomed listing with a heavy bow
00:16 hours Ship sunk - visually confirmed

Edit: The CV was the HMS Implacable
From the SH3 commander: Ship sunk! HMS Implacable (Illustrious class), 23000 tons. Crew: 1242. Crew lost: 1117

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...g-emoticon.gif

WOOT!! Sorry, sometimes the MMOgamer still breaks free.

VONHARRIS 07-07-11 09:20 AM

U-111 IXB
 
Patrol 8
24 September 1940
The news bulletin came in: U-65 reported two sinkings. No other news up to date.
Orders came in: Patrol grid DH34 and then return to Lorient France.
10:32 hours U-111 left port

02 October 1940
Grid AN52
15:11 hours Ship seen - dived to PD
15:14 hours Positive ID: Coastal freighter and small merchant
15:35 hours 1 TI(bow) fired - impact - coastal freighter sunk
15:41 hours 1 TI(stern) fired - impact - small merchant sunk

16 October 1940
Grid CG94
22:59 hours Moving to intercept convoy after BdU message
17 October 1940
00:05 hours Sound contact with convoy
01:40 hours 2 TIs(stern) fired at repair ship
01:42 hours 2 TIs(bw) fired at medium merchant 02 - 2 impacts on repair ship - 2 impacts on medium merchant - ship sunk
01:50 hours Overrun by enemy escort - no pinging - never heard him coming - damages and flooding. The LI screamed that we had lost our fuel tank.
01:52 hours 2 TIs(bow) fired at large cargo - impact - ship sunk
02:59 hours Depth 95m silent running - breakup sounds - repair ship sunk

07:03 Surfaced and radioded BdU of status - ordered to find the SS Thalia at Cadiz , Spain

23:02 hours Docked at SS Thalia , shaked up but safe
24 days at sea
5 ships sunk
22918 tons
no casualties
95% hull integrity




sublynx 07-07-11 11:21 AM

U-10 (IIA, "die Elster"), patrol 5
 
Ob.Lt.z.s. Harry Wiebus
1. Flottille, Kiel
Orders: Patrol grid AN81


24.2.1940

Not much of a patrol, one 1800 freighter sunk. Two misses, two duds, one hit in trying to master a 60 degree AOB attack. All 20 mm Flak ammunition used. AN82 seems to be a busy grid, probably lots of traffic between Holland and England. U-37 has been lost and the other boats have seen tremendous action, U-111 sinking Implacable. U-65 is amidst a convoy battle, hope they get out safely.

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/8395/sh3hit.png

Wiebus

Snestorm 07-08-11 02:46 AM

U56 IIC. Patrol 1.
 
1.sep.39
AO77
0355: Underway from Kiel.
Orders: Patrol Grid AN56.
Observe Prize Law.
Neutrals exiting England are to remain unmolested.
Armament: Five TII G7E torpedoes, set to MZ (Magnetic Trigger).

Arived on station 7.sep.39.
Departed grid 13.sep.39 (Heavy Fog).

One warship detected on hydrophone.
2 separate departing neutrals (Norge) chased, and allowed free passage.

21.sep.39
AO77
0920: Docked at Kiel.

Returning dockside news:

U10's completed her first war patrol 2 days ahead of us, on 19.sep.39.
She sunk 3 ships for 13.000 GRT.

U83 departed Wilhelmshaven on 19.sep.40 for her first war patrol.
She had just completed a peacetime shakedown cruise prior.
(You haven't got U111 yet).

From a future crystal ball:
The families of U37's crew are grateful to the brave captain and crew of U111.

Note: I'll try my best to back through the reports, and include as much as possible in relation to my current date. It should prove interesting, I hope.

Paul Riley 07-08-11 04:35 AM

Fantastic to see my thread going strong after all this time!
Just to let you know that I will be joining you all again soon for a new campaign I have planned,only I have had family issues lately that needed attending to.
See you all soon,and sink em all! the filthy rotten swine! :arrgh!:

VONHARRIS 07-08-11 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1699819)
See you all soon,and sink em all! the filthy rotten swine! :arrgh!:

Looking forward to seeing you again.
I hope everything is OK with your family.

From Snestorm:
Note: I'll try my best to back through the reports, and include as much as possible in relation to my current date. It should prove interesting, I hope
Snestorm , doing this can be very time consuming but very good for immersion. Good luck.

sublynx 07-08-11 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1699819)
Fantastic to see my thread going strong after all this time!
Just to let you know that I will be joining you all again soon for a new campaign I have planned,only I have had family issues lately that needed attending to.
See you all soon,and sink em all! the filthy rotten swine! :arrgh!:

Great to see the originator of this most excellent thread back on duty :salute:


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