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Kapt Z 02-11-12 12:29 AM

POW report crew of U-97
 
U-97 was sunk by gunfire from SS Empire Sun(large tanker) 17JUL41.

Oblt. Ernst Walzer(knights cross) and 14 crew members rescued from sinking u-boat.

In seven patrols U-97 sank 21 ships for 106,016 tons.

Ernst Walzer was sent to a POW camp in Scotland where he spent the rest of the war. Walzer became a successful businessman in Hamburg. He died on 28 September 1996.

dalagan 02-12-12 04:32 PM

patrol 6 of U-53 patrol tonage: 103587 tons
 
U - 53 Type 7B with 43 crew
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Hinrich Schwab 02-13-12 03:01 PM

SH3 Commander just gave me this message:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silent Hunter 3 Commander UI
ObL Z.S. Schwartzritter to report immediately to KIEL for reassignment to training duties. Relinquish command of U-96 to your Exec.

Apparently, I did well enough to get put out to pasture.

18 Patrols, 252 Sea Days. 27,726 Tons. 67 Merchants, 4 warships.

"After his duty at the front, Schwartzritter was a training officer in the 22nd and 27th flotillas. Schwartzritter joined the Bundesmarine in 1955, retiring in 1967. He died on 26 February 1990."

Leandros 02-21-12 02:09 PM

Up and going - the urge is strong!


U-515 - Oblt.z.S. Hans Jäger - 3rd patrol - Jan. 1944 171644 - 150 NM West of Dakar

U-515 is now homebound just west of Dakar. All 3 patrols had assigned an area down by Cape Good Hope but as usual something happened along the route. Some convoys and soon we had to go home again for torpedo replenishment. This time we made Freetown but as no instructions on eventul Milchkuhe arrived we had to turn North again. Has had some skirmishes with enemy warships. We brought along 3 Falkes, has one left. We swung into Freetown in the dark and found two modern tankers anchored. Needed 5 torps to finish both. A tramp steamer went down there, too. A large troopship hid behind the pier. We have in all 11 torps left. Hope to find a large convoy further North. Very depressing with the constant stream of lost ship's messages.

Lorient 02-23-12 02:36 PM

Well, I think it's my 8th patrol, started from the beginning of the war, I'm in the spring of 1940 now. Up to now no close calls, just dive to 170+ meters and no depth charges reach you. About 200,000 tons at the moment. Mostly individual ships but some from convoys. Sunk HMS Nelson in a convoy with two other ships. 100 % realism GWX 3. Made me wonder at some point is there a bug in the game, since in real life my tonnage should be a fraction of what it is now... :06:

The last two patrols have been short and weird ones. West of Gibraltar, in the middle of grids CG94/CG97 there are numerous French ships cruising without escorts. Or a small convoy of three fat freighters with an armed trawler that you can blow out of the water with your deckgun. Just resupply at Thalia, and the hunting continues. 20-50,000 tons quite easily. Is this a bug or are the French just goofing around? :hmmm:

Really, there's no challenge in there "battles". I'd prefer a good thrilling convoy battle. I guess I'm heading to SW of England... :shifty:

Kapt Z 02-23-12 10:30 PM

There are far too many ships, sorry I mean targets, floating around the SH3 world compared to what it was like in the real war. All you have to do is look up random u-boats on the uboat.net page to see that most didn't even sink a ship. If the game was that 'realistic' it would bore even the hardcore of subsimmers here.

Personally, I try and keep my tonnage within limits by the following-

1) Ignore single ship contact reports. Only attack single ships my own watch sees or my soundman hears.

2) At anything larger than 3000 tns gets two torpedoes even when I know I could get away with only one. Makes me go through my torpedoes faster, therefore less tonnage.

3) Spend patrol in general area I am assigned even if it is a slow grid. No galavanting thousands of miles to known rich areas or harbor raids.

4) Run my diesels at slightly higher speed than ideal fuel economy speed so that having to return to base low on fuel becomes a real concern.

Most of the time if I have a successful patrol that means 3-6 ships sunk for 15m-30m tons unless I sink a large warship. This is still higher than most historical numbers, but gives me a nice balance between what feels right and arcade numbers.

Sailor Steve 02-24-12 12:42 AM

Very good, Kapt Z. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who stays in his assigned grid. I stay there for a week and then roll a 6-sided die. On a 1 I move to an adjacent grid. Anything else and I wait another week and then move on a 2. I had one patrol where I patrolled around an empty grid for three weeks and then reassigned myself to one (also randomly rolled) that was even worse.

I got tired of gaming years ago. These days it's all about the history and the machinery.

Lorient 02-24-12 02:32 PM

Thanks guys. Yep, I think I'll ignore the indications of individual ships and pick them up only if I sight them on my regular route. But I gotta tell you: no way I'm gonna stay in one grid for more than a week. Makes me nuts! :dead:

BossMark 02-24-12 03:07 PM

February 12th 1940
U-123 as just finished patrol 5, sinking a Auxiliary cruiser and 3 merchants for 26.000 tons.

Calapine 02-24-12 04:39 PM

19th September 1939

Oberleutnant z. See Heinrich Schmidt finished his first patrol in U-14, a Type II boat. One British Merchant (Quadrant AN 48 - 9022 BRT) sunk, also had a night encounter with a battle group of 3 destroyers. A salvo of three torpedoes on the leading ship missed and U-14 was able to slink away unnoticed.

Calapine :arrgh!:

Kapt Z 02-24-12 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorient (Post 1844835)
Thanks guys. Yep, I think I'll ignore the indications of individual ships and pick them up only if I sight them on my regular route. But I gotta tell you: no way I'm gonna stay in one grid for more than a week. Makes me nuts! :dead:

Experimenting is the fun part. You'll find what works for you. No judgements here.

Good Hunting!

Lorient 02-25-12 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapt Z (Post 1845027)
Experimenting is the fun part. You'll find what works for you. No judgements here.

Good Hunting!

Didn't mean to jugde eather, I appreciate all opinions! Good hunting! :up:

dinnemesis 02-25-12 12:00 PM

Just want to add that the most of the ships sunk during WWII were sailing alone...

Kapt Z 02-25-12 09:35 PM

U-76 1st Patrol
 
1st Patrol

U-76, type VIIB
U-Flotilla Wegener, Kiel
Departed- 06SEP39
Returned- 06NOV39
Assigned Grid- BE96

9 Merchant ships sunk
1 Tanker sunk

45,777 tons

All internal torpedoes expended
All deck gun ammo expended
No damage sustained

Oblt. Gunter Klauth

u35_captain 02-29-12 09:57 PM

My campaign....I am utterly in love with the Type IX. And I'm slowly perfecting raiding ports with them. Pick off the defenders, move in under cover of darkness.

So far I've raided Key West and Scapa. I'm not on high difficulty, so this may be how it is possible. Either that or the Royal Navy just think the idea is silly so they weren't looking for me.

The sad part being I got into Scapa, after great effort and lots of nail-biting...and only find a light cruiser. I'll admit, the Type IX is not a great harbour raider (I do love the Type II for it...just wish she came with more torpedoes.) but the more I upgrade it, the more daring things I can pull off. It has the range, the firepower, and now with upgrades, the speed. The Type XXI is going to have to be utterly amazing to displace the Type IX in my heart.

I admit, this is my first-ever campaign. Took me forever to get SHIII (and it's a Steam one, so only basic version) but I'm falling for this game hard.

Frenchy849 03-01-12 03:24 PM

Um,you know you can actually install mods for it even if you have it installed on steam?

u35_captain 03-01-12 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frenchy849 (Post 1848195)
Um,you know you can actually install mods for it even if you have it installed on steam?

Well *now* I do :P Teaches me to listen to stuff I hear in other forums :P

Leandros 03-02-12 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1842994)
Up and going - the urge is strong!


U-515 - Oblt.z.S. Hans Jäger - 3rd patrol - Jan. 1944 171644 - 150 NM West of Dakar

U-515 is now homebound just west of Dakar. All 3 patrols had assigned an area down by Cape Good Hope but as usual something happened along the route. Some convoys and soon we had to go home again for torpedo replenishment. This time we made Freetown but as no instructions on eventul Milchkuhe arrived we had to turn North again. Has had some skirmishes with enemy warships. We brought along 3 Falkes, has one left. We swung into Freetown in the dark and found two modern tankers anchored. Needed 5 torps to finish both. A tramp steamer went down there, too. A large troopship hid behind the pier. We have in all 11 torps left. Hope to find a large convoy further North. Very depressing with the constant stream of lost ship's messages.

U-515 - Oblt.z.S. Hans Jäger - 5th patrol - May. 1944 110908 - South-West of the Canaries

Just picked up several radar signals direction South-South-West, probably a large convoy.

Our 3rd patrol turned out rather scaringly. Homebound I made a swing up towards the Bristol Channel where we found a fat convoy. Ended up being hunted for hours and came back with 51% hull integrity. Only hard work by the repair crew saved us.

Much the same happened on the 4th patrol. Tried to get into a convoy South-West of Ireland but was constantly chased by the escorts. After having sunk 5 of them and damaged one we were hit in the tower, both periscopes destroyed. After some scary maneuvering and repair work the hunters gave up and we could limp back to Lorient.

I'd hoped to get myself a Schnorkel but have used my goodwill with the Quartermeisters to get the most possible homing torpedoes. I have saved up some for the next trip now, if there is going to be one.....:(....

Now to the mission in hand......hmmm...it's daylight and no homing torps....

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Frenchy849 03-02-12 02:12 PM

Just finished my first campaign today.
After his duty at the front, Wilhelm Hanke became the commander of the 24th Flotilla in Memel. This was the training Flotilla for future Commanders-to-be. After the war Wilhelm Hanke spent three months in British captivity. In July 1956 he joined the newly formed German navy (Bundesmarine). In 1960 at Charleston, South Carolina he commissioned the destroyer Z-6, the former US destroyer USS Charles Ausburne. In March 1963 he became commander of the 3. Zerstörer- geschwader (3rd Destroyer Squadron). Before he retired in 1970, he spent his last five years as garrison chief of Hamburg.
Rank:Oberleutnant
Iron cross 1st and 2nd class.
Tonnage sunk:145774

Alpha Von Burg 03-02-12 07:36 PM

I plan to go all the way through the war starting from '39 this time.

Current U-Boat U-52
February 12, 1940

Just finished our third patrol lasting 23 days now docking at Wilhelmshaven.

This was our longest patrol with a total tonnage of 44000. Our given orders were to patrol CG79, but we sank more ships on the way than we could ever imagine, and ran out of torpedoes by the time we were some where near France or Ireland.

:salute:


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