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VONHARRIS 11-20-11 01:46 AM

U-107 IXB
 
Patrol 7 (11)
01 May 1941
05:25 hours U-107 left Lorient

04 May 1941
Grid BF78
01:38 hours Spotted French small convoy bearing 012 heading NNE
03:14 hours Spotted destroyer - dived to PD
03:56 hours Attack against small convoy - 4b + 2st shots fired
03:57 hours SS Vanzetti (Small Merchant), 1834 tons. Cargo: Sulfur. Crew: 32. Crew lost: 32
03:59 hours SS Clumberhall (Medium Merchant 06), 5173 tons. Cargo: Sulfur. Crew: 40. Crew lost: 36
09:17 hours Tubes reloaded - surfaced
Grid CG21
19:46 hours Ship seen bearing 001 - dived to PD
20:46 hours SS Benmohr (Medium Merchant 06), 5174 tons. Cargo: Textiles. Crew: 50. Crew lost: 20 - sunk by 1 bow + 2 stern shots (1 dud)

05 May 1941
Grid CG16
02:27 hours Ship seen bearing 344
02:37 hours Torpedo impacts - star shell fired by enemy ship
02:39 hours 1 bow shot coup de grace
02:41 hours SS Helka (Medium Merchant 31), 3516 tons. Cargo: Aircraft. Crew: 33. Crew lost: 6 - sunk by 3 bow torpedoes

06 May 1941
Grid CG43
02:06 hours Ship seen bearing 342 heading away - disengaged
06:46 hours Wind 1m/s no fog - moving externals inside
14:14 hours Procedure completed

14 May 1941
08:47 hours Reached patrol area DS26

16 May 1941
23:22 hours New orders: Proceed to grid ET62 and attack enemy shipping

23 May 1941
Grid EJ96
05:48 hours SS Brittanic II (Small Merchant), 1835 tons. Cargo: Coffee. Crew: 29. Crew lost: 11 - sunk by 5 105mm rounds

26 May 1941
Grid ET62
04:52 hours SS Newchang (Small Freighter), 1753 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 32. Crew lost: 13 - armed - sunk by 1 bow shot
05:06 hours SS Bechebille (Medium Merchant 25), 4347 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 67. Crew lost: 29 - armed - sunk by 1 bow + 2 stern shots

27 May 1941
Grid ET62
06:17 hours SS Jussi H. (Tramp Steamer), 1953 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 20. Crew lost: 7 - armed - sunk by 2 bow shots

31 May 1941
Grid DU78
19:34 hours Warship seen bearing 307 - dived to PD
01 June 1941
00:09 hours Still submerged - second warship sound contact bearing 213
06:03 hours No contacts - surfaced

08 June 1941
Grid CG57
10:29 hours SS Robert L. Holt (Small Merchant), 1837 tons. Cargo: Explosives. Crew: 30. Crew lost: 0 - unarmed - sunk by 1 bow shot

12 June 1941
11:09 hours Docked at Lorient
9 ships sunk
27422 tons
22 torpedoes fired
5 105mm rounds used
No damages or casualties

Obltn Strand 11-20-11 05:56 AM

Operation Hartmut. Radio traffic and sailing. Only a lucky shot gave me destroyer tonnage.

Patrol 5
U-55, 7th Flotilla
Left at: April 2, 1940, 09:35
From: Wilhelmshaven

3.4.1940
23:27 Ship spotted. AN 4623

4.4.1940
00:20 Fired tube II against large freighter. G7a, Range 900m, Speed 7 kts, AoB green 90. Definite detonation failure as torpedo exploded behind the target.
00:23 Fired tube III. G7a , Range 1200m, Speed 7 kts, AoB green 100. Likely detonation failure.
00.34 Large freighter sunk with gunfire. AN 4389

10.4.1940
00:30 Positioned front of Vestfjörden. AF 3798
21:09 Ship spotted. AF 3729
21:17 Small fishing trawler. Not worth attacking.
23:09 Task force of four destroyers spotted. AF 3761
23:17 Fired tubes III and IV against destroyer. G7a, Range 1300m, Speed 27 kts, AoB green 90. One hit which sunk a destroyer.
23:18 Detected. Crash dive. AF3761

11.4.1940
01:04 Sustained a depth charge attack. No damage. AF 3762

12.4.1940
03:00 Received new orders. Deploy to defend Harstad. AF 3735

13.4.1940
20:45 In position north of Harstad.

16.4.1940
16:47 Received new orders. Patrol grid AF 53

18.4.1940
17:00 Arrived operations area.

24.4.1940
01:11 Received new orders. Patrol grid AF 81

25.4.1940
21:50 Arrived operations area. AF 8133

26.4.1940
12:02 Ordered to withdraw from Norway. Returning to base. AF 8139

30.4.1940
08:10 Docked at Kiel.

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 2
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 11052 tons

Ships sunk:
SS Umtali (Large Merchant), 9677 tons.
HMCS Restigouche (C&D classes), 1375 tons.

Oberleutnant z. s. Siegfried Strand
U-5 (3 patrols)
U-55 (2 patrols)

Career Tonnage: 36 482 tons

Fish In The Water 11-20-11 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Obltn Strand (Post 1790762)
23:17 Fired tubes III and IV against destroyer. G7a, Range 1300m, Speed 27 kts, AoB green 90. One hit which sunk a destroyer.

One less blight on the surface, well done and congrats! :up:

VONHARRIS 11-21-11 12:35 AM

U-107 IXB
 
Patrol 8 (12)
01 August 1941
00:57 hours U-107 left port for grid DR23

18 August 1941
06:46 hours Reached patrol grid DR23

19 August 1941
23:11 hours New orders: Proceed to Port of Spain - Maintain radio silence

31 August 1941
12:04 hours Reached ES96

02 September 1941
Grid ED98
07:03 hours Spotted Colombian large tanker bearing 038 heading NW
10:12 hours Spotted US medium merchant bearing 049 heading N
10:28 hours Stern mounted gun observed on the merchant
21:14 hours Spotted US harbor tugboat bearing 003 heading S - armed

03 September 1941
Grid ED98
00:57 hours Spotted US large tanker bearing 158 heading NNE
14:00 hours Spotted Colombian small tanker bearing 307 heading NW

05 September 1941
Grid EE71
02:32 hours Fired 1 bow shot at ASW trawler - missed
02:54 hours Fired 1 bow shot at ASW trawler - missed
13:43 hours Surfaced - Leaving the area

25 September 1941
Grid DH18
05:01 hours Submerged torpedo attack against enemy convoy
05:02 hours SS Iron Prince (Medium Merchant 39), 3237 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 49. Crew lost: 26
05:17 hours SS Cantal (Medium Merchant 09), 3185 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 49. Crew lost: 44 - 4bow + 2stern shots fired - diving to 100m
05:34 hours SS Guelma (Medium Merchant 17), 4022 tons. Cargo: Military Vehicles. Crew: 51. Crew lost: 12
16:07 hours Surfaced after several DC attacks which caused no damages

26 September 1941
Grid DH24
10:39 hours SS Marie-Louise le Borgne (Coastal Freighter), 1872 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 25. Crew lost: 16 - sunk by gunfire
10:42 hours SS Empire Citizen (Granville-type Freighter), 4710 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 54. Crew lost: 29 - sunk by gunfire - 66 105mm rounds used for both ships

05 October 1941
13:03 hours Docked at Lorient
66 days at sea
5 ships sunk
17026 tons
8 torpedoes fired
66 105mm rounds used
No casualties or damages
Took command of U-505 IXC (my goal is to finish the war with her)
Installed 20mm twim flak gun , new batteries , new hydrophones and Alberich sonar coating.

Randomizer 11-21-11 01:00 AM

One reads all these reports of success and daring-do and then there is the latest from U-743 Lt z S Randomizer commanding...

Departed Trondheim 5 August 1944 on a fifty-day patrol to AM53. Late afternoon on the 6th, while running surfaced in poor weather spotted what I initially identified as a 1000 GRT Coastal Vessel. Remained unseen, plotted an intercept course and once in position dived and commenced attacking with what seemed to be a perfect set up.

Range 2000m, Fired Tube II, electric G7e T3 set for 6m with magnetic exploder. Missed.

Set up again range 1100, fired Tube I electric G7e T3 set for 6m with magnetic exploder. Missed again.

Set up for the third time, re-checked the target ID and determined target was a 112 ton motor vessel not a much larger Coastal vessel... My ranges were way off so the shots all missed aft of the target I presume.

Surfaced and shot it apart with the 37mm gun having wasted two torpedoes over 1000 km from the North Channel. Not my finest SH3 moment ever but my first ever gun kill with a Type VIIC.

VONHARRIS 11-21-11 11:31 AM

U-505 IXC
 
Patrol 1 (13)
17 November 1941
12:41 hours U-505 left for her first war patrol

21 November 1941
Grid CG51
09:11 hours SS Carolus (Tramp Steamer), 1722 tons. Cargo: Tobacco. Crew: 23. Crew lost: 7 - sunk by gunfire - 14 105mm rounds used

30 November 1941
Grid EK11
00:45 hours Warship seen bearing 288 - dived to PD
00:51 hours Warship sound contact bearing 290
11:22 hours Surfaced

01 December 1941
Grid EK14
21:48 hours Warship seen bearing 239 - dived to PD
21:56 hours Warship sound contact bearing 231 closing
21:58 hours Second warship contact bearing 244 closing
22:18 hours 1 stern torpedo fired
22:24 hours HMS Meteor (L class AA), 1690 tons. Crew: 227. Crew lost: 120
02 December 1941
Grid EK14
03:58 hours Surfaced wind 5m/s no fog
06:46 hours Merchant seen bearing 017 - dived to PD
06:48 hours Two merchant sound contacts bearing 017 closing
07:34 hours Visual contact : two armed ore carriers
07:44 hours Two torpedo hits on each ship
07:49 hours SS Port Hardy (Ore Carrier), 6381 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 62. Crew lost: 15 - 2 bow torpedoes
07:57 hours SS Port Brisbane (Ore Carrier), 6380 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 91. Crew lost: 18 - sunk by 2 bow + 2 stern torpedoes

03 December 1941
Grid EK14
15:41 hours Ship seen bearing 000 closing - dived to PD
15:52 hours Visual contact : medium merchant 08
16:45 hours SS Aris (Medium Merchant 08), 5281 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 73. Crew lost: 67 - sunk by 2 bow + 1 stern torpedoes + 6 105mm rounds

05 December 1941
15:37 hours New orders: Patrol around Kapverden for as long as possible

09 December 1941
Grid EJ58
10:30 hours Noticed fuel levels dropping fast - start return trip
Grid EJ64
11:17 hours Ship seen bearing 358 closing - dived to PD
11:20 hours Multiple sound contacts
12:46 hours Visual contact with convoy - 2 bow shots fired
12:51 hours 2 bow shots fired
14:51 hours Surfaced

25 December 1941
19:30 hours Docked at Lorient - Christmas and New Year at home
39 days at sea
5 ships sunk
21454 tons
14 torpedoes fired
20 105mm rounds used
No casualties or damages

Sailor Steve 11-21-11 03:04 PM

Oberleutnant z.S Johann Anter, Type IIB U-15: Flotilla Weddigen, Kiel

1st Patrol:

23.9.39
0411 Departed Kiel docks.
0503 Transitted Holtenau locks.
0943 Passed Rendsberg
1539 Transitted Brunsbüttel locks, into Elbe. Opened orders - AN56.

24.9.39
0400 Report: AN9646, 270°, 8 knots, Clear, Wind 4, Sea 3, Waves .5.
1302 FdU: French ships are now targets.
1426: Time zone change - now 1326.

25.9.39
0300 Report: AN6943, 275°, 8 knots, Clear, Wind 4, Sea 3, Waves .5.
0615 FdU: Task force leaving Scapa Flow, course ESE.
1046 Sighted Den Helder lightship.

26.9.39
0300 Report: AN 6711, 275°, 7 knots, Clear, Wind 15, Sea 7, Waves 4.
0713 Sighted aircraft. Ordered periscope depth.
0800 Surfaced.
0858 Arrived AN5699.
1254 Sighted ship.
1255 Task force! Periscope depth.
1257 1 aircraft carrier, 1 large warship, several destroyers. Too far away to pursue.
1340 Surfaced, sent contact report.
2314 Sighted ship.
2318 Lost contact.
2346 Found him again.

27.9.39
0018 Close enough to make out shape - freighter.
0045 Small freighter - 2000 tons.
0046 Making surface attack run.
0050 Can make out flag - Danish. Breaking off attack.
0300 Report: AN5655, 295°, 3 knots, Clear, Wind 14, Sea 7, Waves 4.

28.9.39
0300 Report: AN5644, 180°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 15, Sea 7, Waves 4.
0843 Sighted aircraft. Periscope depth.
0941 Sound reports merchant contact.
0950 Surfaced.
1005 Trawler, 1000 tons. Letting him go.
1201 Radio: Warsaw under seige.

29.9.39
0300 Report: AN5688, 090°, 3 knots, Clear, Wind 20, Sea 8, Waves 6.

30.9.39
0300 Report: AN5639, 000°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 21, Sea 9, Waves 7.

1.10.39
0300 Report: AN5621, 270°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 1, Sea 1, Waves 0.1.

2.10.39
0300 Report: AN5659, 120°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 5, Sea 3, Waves 0.5.

3.10.39
0300 Report: AN5636, 000°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 5, Sea 3, Waves 0.5.
1538 Sighted ship.
1545 Passenger/Cargo, 2000 tons.
1602 Periscope depth.
1634 Danish.
1730 Surfaced.

4.10.39
0300 Report: AN5675, 240°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 0, Sea 0, Waves 0.

5.10.39
0300 Report: AN5611, 140°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 0, Sea 0, Waves 0.
0630 Storm front moving in.
2100 Radio: Poland has surrendered.

6.10.39
0300 Report: AN5685, 000°, 4 knots, Overcast, Wind 20, Sea 8, Waves 6.
1432 Sighted ship.
1435 Periscope Depth.
1500 Ore ship, 6000 tons.
1510 British! Perfect position. Immediate attack.
1510 Fired 2 torpedoes, 1 fast, 1 slow.
1511 Both hit!
1512 Surfaced.
1513 Radio: SSS! SSS! SS Talthybius! 54°51' N 0°54'E! Sinking!
1519 Target slowing.
1523 Target wallowing. Crew abandoning ship.
1527 Target sank, leaving 1 boat and 3 rafts.
1532 Talked to officers in boat. SS Talthybius, 6138 tons, carrying a cargo of coal. AN5673.
1545 On our way.
1550 Depth 40 metres to reload.
1615 Surfaced.
1752 Radio: Have rescued survivors of SS Talthybius - SS Marjory.

7.10.39
0300 Report: AN5664, 140°, 4 knots, Overcast, Wind 23, Sea 9, Waves 7.

8.10.39
0300 Report: AN5639, 000°, 4 knots, Overcast, Wind 24, Sea 9, Waves7.

9.10.39
0300 Report: AN5688, 220°, 3 knots, Overcast, Wind 23, Sea 9, Waves 7.

10.10.39
0300 Report: AN5611, 180°, 3 knots, Overcast, Wind 23, Sea 9, Waves 7.

11.10.39
0300 Report: AN5647, 040°, 4 knots, Overcast, Wind 21, Sea 9, Waves 7.

12.9.39
0300 Report: AN5667, 140°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 24, Sea 10, Waves 8.

13.10.39
0300 Report: AN5633, 270°, 3 knots, Clear, Wind 18, Sea 8, Waves 5.

14.10.39
0300 Report: AN5612, 270°, 4 knots, Clear, Wind 26, Sea 10, Waves 9.

15.10.39
0300 Report: AN5679, 090°, 3 knots, Partly Cloudy, Wind 24, Sea 9, Waves 8.

16.10.39
0300 Report: AN5695, 300°, 4 knots, Partly Cloudy, Wind 26, Sea 10, Waves 9.

17.10.39
0300 Report: AN5615, 300°, 4 knots, Partly Cloudy, Wind 24, Sea 9, Waves 8.
1707 Sightetd ship.
1720 Coaster, 2000 tons.
1735 Not sure if we can fire in this weather. Attempting submerged attack.
1743 Fired one torpedo, range 700. Hit!
1745 Target sank as U-15 surfaced.
1747 No wreckage, no boats, no survivors...nothing. No trace target was ever there.

18.10.39
0300 Report: AN5632, 090°, 4 knots, Partly Cloudy, Wind 26, Sea 10, Waves 9.
1653 Dove to avoid aircraft.
2000 Surfaced.

19.10.39
0300 Report: AN5657, 240° 4 knots, Clear, Wind 23, Sea 9, Waves 7.

20.10.39
0300 Report: AN5614, 000°, 3 knots, Clear, Wind 24, Sea 9, Waves 8.
1714 Lookouts report ship sighted.
1719 Another large ore ship.
1740 Diving for attack.
1807 Last two torpedoes fired.
1808 Two good hits!
1809 Surfaced.
1811 Radio: SOS! SS Fresno City! Have struck mine!
1824 Target proceeding as if unaffected. Radioing for instructions.
1848 Ordered to return home.
1851 Dove to avoid aircraft.
2000 Surfaced.

21.10.39
0300 Report: AN6471, 100°, 9 knots, Clear, Wind 21, Sea 9, Waves 7.

22.10.39
1706 Have crossed time zone, now 1806.

23.10.39
0347 Transitted Brunsbüttel locks, into Canal.
1538 Exited Holtenau locks into Kiel.
1623 Tied up at dock, patrol over.

At sea 30 days.

2 ships cofirmed, 1 probable.
6.10.39 AN56 SS Talthybius, 6138 tons, Cargo Coal, Crew 74, 37 survivors.
17.10.39 AN53 unkown, no credit.*
28.10.39 AN56 MV Fresno City, 7881 tons, Cargo Coal, Crew 79, 72 Survivors. Ship reported hitting mine, but almost certainly victim of U-15.

Total: 2 ships, 14019 tons.

*SS David H. Atwater reported missing on 19.10.39. Comparison of British reports with Oblt.s.Z Anter's claim indicates this ship was likely victim of U-15.
Added 4.11.41: SS David H. Atwater, 1869 tons, Cargo Coal, Crew 29, no survivors.

Revised total, 4.11.41: 3 ships, 15,888 tons.

SummerStorm 11-21-11 03:59 PM

Mission 8
 
Greetings to all. This is my first post, so apologies if I break protocol by posting blind. Big fan of Silent Hunter 2 and with my best friend spent hours terrorising convoys as he hurled depth charges into the murky abyss.

Playing Mission 8 of Silent Hunter 3, realism settings at max.
Orders were to patrol AM53, so after reviewing the options we had decided to sail north of the Orkneys. The weather was rough and inclement throughout the entire voyage, with the waves lashing at the submarine and visibility scant. It was at dawn in the north east corner of grid AN 13 that the happy words "ship sighted" were bellowed by the watch. Rushing up, a ship was confirmed "J class destroyer". Quickly a salvo of torpedoes was lined up and fired at a range of 6000 meters. As the sub slid to periscope depth all that be heard was the incessant tick tick tick of the chronometer, not even a mouse dared to fart as we peeped through the murky brine and watched the destroyer plow idly through the waves. Minutes passed when bam, a resounding explosion ripped the sky. A hit, and a kill.
The men cheered and then set about reloading the torpedoes, with the Captain giving the order to return to course.

Hours passed when more good news came as this time a C2 cargo ship had been spotted. Range 4500 meters. Ruhr 1, los...
tick tick tick the unending stomach churning wait and BAM again a hit. But the big beast lumbered on. The order to surface the ship was given, with the hope being to finish the cargo ship off with a few well placed shells, sadly the rough seas meant this was impossible and with the wounded pig manouvering for all its worth in the stormy sea and with each torpedo such a precious commodity the next torpedo would have to be exact. Full Ahead, and then a swivel to line the ship up dead centre. Ruhr 2, los...
with a range of a mere 700 meters the wait was over before it began but clunk a dud. Verdammt!
Inching a little closer Ruhr 3, los....
And this time a deafening blast as the ship split in two and collapsed into the sea.
Things were going well and we were not even close to our patrol zone, though torpedoes were becoming scarce and in the rough seas the external reserve could not be touched.
After scanning the map a daring little plan was hatched to go to the objective via the scenic harbour town of Loch Ewe...

To be continued?:arrgh!:

Fish In The Water 11-21-11 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SummerStorm (Post 1791453)
Greetings to all. This is my first post...

Welcome aboard mate and thanks for the report. :sunny:

Sailor Steve 11-21-11 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SummerStorm (Post 1791453)
Greetings to all.

WELCOME ABOARD! :sunny:

Quote:

This is my first post, so apologies if I break protocol by posting blind.
Not at all. You're fine.

eschemschnuz 11-21-11 06:08 PM

Eschem Schnuz's Letters, 33rd Flotilla
 
Ballet Conservatory
82 Treuestrasse
Spandau, Germany

10 Jun 1945

Dear Onkel Karl,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and good spirits.

First off, may I offer my congratulations on your appointment as President of Germany.
Secondly, may I also offer my eternal gratitude to you for having the courage to end the madness.

I wish I could provide you with details concerning myself these last few months, but I'm afraid I don't have my papers with me.
Suffice to say, I did all that I could only really do. I brought my boys home.
And it is only because of them, that I can write these words to you:
Ich lebe.

Who knows, we might even live long enough to cross each other's paths again.

Best Wishes,
Eschem


Realism @ 70%, original game specs.
Docked at Wilhelmshaven after 6 days.
For further details regarding this "person of interest", please visit your local Allied Authorities and submit a formal request to the Archives.

VONHARRIS 11-22-11 12:31 AM

U-505 IXC
 
Patrol 2 (14)
04 January 1942
04:22 hours U-505 left Lorient for grid EV86
05:00 hours It was discovered that the attack scope was off centered.

30 January 1942
Grid EV91
07:40 hours SS Bundaleer (Medium Merchant 17), 4020 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 34. Crew lost: 1 - sunk by 3 bow torpedoes

03 February 1942
Came close to the harbor of Lagos , heavy ASW patrols aborted

12 February 1942
Grid ET62
00:44 hours SS Ixion (Ore Carrier), 6788 tons. Cargo: Military Stores. Crew: 74. Crew lost: 74 - sunk by 2 bow torpedoes

14 February 1942
Grid ET62 - convoy attack
First approach
12:43 hours Damaged Ceramic type liner , Liberty cargo ship and Turbine tanker T2
Second approach
14:22 hours SS Devonshire (Ceramic-type Ocean Liner), 15668 tons. Cargo: Troops. Crew: 750. Crew lost: 172
All internal torpedoes expended - Start return trip

20 February 1942
Grid DU46
14:58 hours Wind 0m/s no fog - moving externals inside
19:35 hours Procedure completed

05 March 1942
09:56 hours Docked at Lorient
61 days at sea
3 ships sunk
26476 tons
No damages or casualties
Removed the 3,7cm heavy flak gun
Installed Bold decoys

ijnfleetadmiral 11-22-11 04:17 AM

6 March 1940:
Scharnhorst departs Wilhelmshaven on another raiding mission.

Results:
Returned to port 9 March 1940 having sunk 27 ships for an impressive 85,117 tons. We were assigned to patrol practically at the entrance to the Channel, and battled the verdammt MTBs for the first 36 hours, having sighted a lone merchant every now and again. However fortune smiled on us when we caught a CONVOY that had just departed Southend and obliterated it - it had one DD as escort, nothing else - and successfully escaped.

Upon return to port, Scharnhorst was taken into dockyard and rearmed with three twin 15-inch turrets. :yeah:

2 Large Merchants
1 Large Cargo Ship

1 Empire-type Freighter
4 Medium Cargo Ships
1 Granville-type Freighter
1 Passenger/Cargo Ship
3 Small Merchants
1 Tramp Steamer
1 A/B-class DD
2 J/K-class DDs
1 Tribal-class DD
2 Armed Trawlers
4 ASW Trawlers
3 MTBs

ijnfleetadmiral 11-22-11 08:58 AM

10 March 1940:
Scharnhorst - newly fitted with twin 15-inch turrets - departs Wilhelmshaven on another raiding mission.

Results:
Returned to port 14 March 1940, having sunk 10 ships for 28,309 tons. The area N of Scapa Flow was swarming with aircraft, and we managed to bag eight of them before turning for home. My one regret is that there were very few awards to bestow upon our flak gun crews once we got back, but I assured them that they would be first in line to receive the next batch of medals allocated to our boat.

3 Medium Cargo Ships
1 Granville-type Freighter
1 Coastal Tanker
1 Coastal Freighter
7 Swordfish Torpedo Bombers
1 Avro Anson Coastal Patrol Aircraft
3 A/B-class DDs
1 V/W-class DD

andwii 11-22-11 11:12 AM

Almost sunk on return approach when we were suprised by 2 freighters and 4 escourts. DDed, fell to 170 meters, emergency surface, on the way up leak was repaired, uncontrolable surfacing, broke water surface, crash dove to 150 meters, repaired damage, and sulked away. All periscopes destroyed as well as radio and the flak guns.

One Large cargo sunk for 12,000 tons.

VONHARRIS 11-22-11 04:27 PM

U-505 IXC
 
26 March 1942
07:22 hours All systems check Ok - U-505 left Lorient for grid CA-28

08 April 1942
Grid CD21
07:35 hours Ship seen bearing 022 heading East - dived to PD
07:52 hours Visual contact : Passenger/cargo
08:04 hours 1 bow shot
08:05 hours Impact - surfacing
08:09 hours Target finished off by gunfire
08:09 hours SS Vital de Oliveira (Passenger/Cargo), 2581 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 92. Crew lost: 33 - 15 105mm rounds used

19 April 1942
Grid CA51
17:09 hours Attacked by destroyer in heavy fog - damaged by gunfire - crash dive
17:12 hours DC attack - more damages
17:13 hours Diving to 100m
17:17 hours DCs
17:23 hours Pinging - more DCs
17:25 hours Depth 100m - Noch tiefer tauchen 130m
17:27 hours DCs - no damages
17:32 hours DCs - no damages
17:37 hours Depth 131m - DCs drop every 5 minutes
17:58 hours No more DCs
21:00 hours Surfaced (I forgot I had Bold decoys on board)

20 April 1942
Grid CA28
11:21 hours Reached patrol grid

23 April 1942
Grid CA87
13:21 hours Ship seen bearing 344 heading North - dived to PD
13:27 hours Visual contact: Liberty cargo
13:50 hours SS Joseph Warren (Liberty Cargo), 7976 tons. Cargo: Sulfur. Crew: 56. Crew lost: 9 - 3 bow + 2 stern torpedoes
Grid DC12
21:53 hours Ship seen bearing 349 heading ENE - dived to PD
22:00 hours Visual contact: Attack cargo ship
22:28 hours 4 bow + 2 stern torpedoes fired - ship stil on the surface
22:38 hours Tube 1 reloaded
22:39 hours Fired tube 1
22:40 hours Warship sound contact bearing 255 long range
22:50 hours Tube 2 reloaded
22:51 hours Fired tube 2
22:52 hours Impact followed by huge explosion amidships
23:00 hours Tube 3 reloaded and fired
23:01 hours Impact - no effect - no internals left - leaving area
24 April 1942
Grid DC12
00:40 hours USS Brookings APA - 140 (Attack cargo ship 1), 7690 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 229. Crew lost: 219. Sunk after 9 torpedo hits
05:41 hours Surfaced in 15m/s winds
Grid CA85
22:06 hours Ship seen bearing 043 heading West - dived to avoid detection
23:42 hours Surfaced

26 April 1942
Grid CA67
08:30 hours Ship seen bearing 337 heading NNW - dived to PD
16:03 hours Surfaced

28 April 1942
Grid CB19
19:16 hours Winds 0 - 1m/s Moved externals inside

03 May 1942
Grid CA51
09:57 hours Warship seen bearing 321 heading NNE - dived to PD
10:14 hours Visual contact : Armed tugboat
10:32 hours J.T.A. 6 (Armed Tugboat), 1275 tons. Crew: 8. Crew lost: 4 - sunk by 1 bow shot
10:34 Surfaced
10:44 hours Aircraft spotted - dived to PD at flank speed - shallow waters
23:15 hours Ship seen bearing 345 heading South - dived to PD
23:35 hours Visual contact : Ceramic type liner
23:40 hours 4 bow shots fired
23:41 hours Impacts
23:51 hours SS Chenoneaux (Ceramic-type Ocean Liner), 13917 tons. Cargo: Troops. Crew: 616. Crew lost: 197

5 May 1942
Grid CA61
16:17 hours Warship seen bearing 144 heading NE - dived to PD
16:32 hours Fired 2 stern shots at destroyer - diving to 100m
23:00 hours Surfaced

08 May 1942
Grid CB27
13:18 hours Spotted Colombian small tankers bearing 125 heading North - no action

30 May 1942
03:13 hours Docked at Lorient
66 days at sea
5 ships sunk
33439 tons
22 torpedoes fired
15 105mm rounds
U-boat damaged (H.I. 92.94%)
No casualties

Fish In The Water 11-22-11 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andwii (Post 1791894)
Almost sunk on return approach when we were suprised by 2 freighters and 4 escourts. DDed, fell to 170 meters, emergency surface, on the way up leak was repaired, uncontrolable surfacing, broke water surface, crash dove to 150 meters, repaired damage, and sulked away. All periscopes destroyed as well as radio and the flak guns.

One Large cargo sunk for 12,000 tons.

Sounds pretty harrowing, but congrats on living to fight another day. :salute:

Hylander_1314 11-22-11 08:20 PM

After a 4 year break, by cirumstance, ran through all the exams first time through. sank both the escorts first in the sub-school, and finished up by knockin' out all the merchant ships, but the last 2 needed some coaxing from the deckgun.

Started a new patrol, with GWX so did the "5 Day Shakedown" as per the GWX suggestion. Getting ready for my first patrol in Type VIIB, in the "real SHIII world" and we'll soon see if I am still as cunning, and elusive as I was before.

*****Note*****

I'll probably get my _ _ _ waxed by the escorts the first trip out though.

Fish In The Water 11-22-11 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hylander_1314 (Post 1792276)
I'll probably get my _ _ _ waxed by the escorts the first trip out though.

After a four year break, I guess that's to be expected. No worries though as we've all been rusty and been waxed aplenty. Welcome back and have fun! :sunny:

VONHARRIS 11-23-11 04:15 AM

U-505 IXC
 
20 June 1942
16:51 hours U-505 left Lorient for grid CA28 , US East Coast
20:59 hours Spotted VIIC uboot bearing 062 heading ESE

24 June 1942
Grid BE95
21:25 hours Warship seen bearing 338 - dived to PD
21:30 hours Multiple sound contacts - convoy closing
21:50 hours Up scope : useless on both attack and odservation scopes surfacing
BERNAAAARD did you check the scopes before leaving?
22:05 hours 4 bow shot fired from the surface - diving to 100m
22:09 hours 1 impact
22:38 hours Depth 100m - disengaging
25 June 1942
08:20 hours Surfaced - aborting to Lorient. Someone is to be transferred to the Eastern Front
Grid BF71
22:38 hours Ship seen bearing 346
22:41 hours Keeping range to 2000m for deck gun attack
22:46 hours SS Thornlea (Medium Merchant 22), 4290 tons. Cargo: Paper Products. Crew: 64. Crew lost: 3 - sunk by 53 105mm rounds - minor damages

27 June 1942
10:23 hours Docked at Lorient
8 days at sea
1 ship sunk
4290 tons
No casualties
U-boat damaged (H.I. 99.96%)


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