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eschemschnuz 11-10-11 12:33 AM

Eschem Schnuz's Letters, 7th Flotilla
 
Dear Onkel Karl,

Please accept my humblest apologies for nearly totaling the '42.

However, in my defence, it's not like anyone was ever going to use U-923.
So I thought: what's the harm in one quick joyride with just over forty of my closest mates before consigning her to the scrap-heap?
Next thing I knew, damn bees nearly blew her bow off.

I understand that downing 5 Sunderlands do not make up for risking a complete write-off. Nevertheless, I am eternally grateful to you for filing this incident under "Patrol 28".
And for allowing me to keep the Type 7C/42. She is a thing of beauty.
I've been told she'll be good as new come February. Allow me to make a solemn promise - not a scratch to her from this day onward.

Realism @ 70%, original game specs.
Pressed "Exit Patrol" button after 2 days.
RTD: 1 (!)
Nyan Cat Lives Used: 0

Wishing you a happy and prosperous 1945,

Respectfully yours,
Eschem

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VONHARRIS 11-10-11 01:34 AM

U-101 VIIB
 
Patrol No 4
The patrol never started.
U-101 didn't make it out of the harbor. Scopes useless(for the second patrol in a row) , diesels not responding.
The boat is cursed.
So I requested a new boat and it was accepted.
My crew and I commissioned the brand new U-104 IXB.
More to come soon.

Fish In The Water 11-10-11 02:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1784556)
Patrol No 4
The patrol never started.
U-101 didn't make it out of the harbor. Scopes useless(for the second patrol in a row) , diesels not responding.
The boat is cursed.

Twice in a row? Ouch! :damn:

Right about now I think I'd be checking for black cats and broken mirrors. :D :O:

Obltn Strand 11-10-11 06:05 PM

Hard fighting against well protected convoys under scorching southern sun.

Patrol 5
U-555, 1st Flotilla
Left at July 19, 1941, 00.09
Mission Orders: Patrol grid DH19

24.7.1941
09.00 Arrived patrlol area. DH19

7.8.1941
16.14 Convoy spotted. DH18

16.22 Detected by warship. Crashdive.

17.00 Escorts gave up. Convoy still nearby. Decided to attack from periscope depth. DH18

17.07 Fired two G7e torpedoes against large cargo ship. Range 1800m, Speed 6-7 kts, AoB green 90. Both duds.

17.08 Fired one G7a torpedo against small freighter. Range 1400m, Speed 7 kts, AoB green 90. A hit and target sunk immediately.

17.09 Fired one
G7a torpedo against same large cargo ship with same data. A hit.

17.16
Fired one G7e torpedo from rear tube against large freighter. Range 1400m, Speed 7 kts, AoB green 105. Miss.

19.37 Regained contact with convoy. DH18

21.33 Fired G7e torpedo from rear tube against convoy straggler. Range 1000m, Speed 5 kts, Aob red 75. A definite dud.

21.42 Fired G7a torpedo against same target. Range 800m, Speed 5 kts, AoB red 100. A hit and target sunk immediately. DH18

23.17 Detected by escorts. Crashdive. DH18

8.8.1941
02.33 Contact with convoy regained. DH16

04.07
Detected by escorts. Crashdive. DH16

09.00 Contact with convoy lost. DH16

10.11 Received new orders. Patrol grid CG89.

9.8.1941
17.25 Took external torpedoes on board. DH31

11.8.1941
07.45 Arrived patrol area. CG89

08.48 Convoy reported in grid CG89.

13.29 Warship spotted. CG89

13.37 Convoy spotted. Shadowing.

14.51 Aircraft spotted. Crashdive. CG97

15.30 Contact to convoy lost. CG97

16.10 Contact regained. CG97

21.07 Fired rear torpedo against escort ship from periscope depth. Range 800m, Speed 10 kts, AoB green 60. Miss. CG97

21.13 Detected by asdic, depth charged.

23.18 Fired double shots of two G7a and
G7e against two overlapping targets. Range 3000m, Speed 7-8 kts, AoB green 100. All missed. CG94

23.20 Detected by escorts. Depth charged.

12.8.1941
01.07 Ship spotted, possible convoy straggler. CG94

02.21 Fired G7e and G7a torpedoes against medium freighter. Range 1700m, Speed 9-10 kts, AoB green 95. One dud one miss.
Out of torpedoes, starting return trip. CG94

16.8.1941
16.43 Docked at Brest.

Ships sunk:
Ship sunk! SS Maseio (Tramp Steamer), 1544 tons
Ship sunk! SS Maja (Large Merchant), 12043 tons
Ship sunk! SS Foo Shing (Tramp Steamer), 1543 tons

Patrol tonnage: 15130 tons


Kapitšnleutnant Sigmund Strand

U-2 type IIA (1 patrol)
U-139 type IID (2 patrols)
U-555 type VIIC (2 patrols)
Career Tonnage: 62 128 tons

VONHARRIS 11-11-11 02:03 AM

I dropped my current career.
After all those troubles with U-101 , the game crashed at the end of No 5 patrol.
I am about to start a new career from December 1939 with a IXB.

Obltn Strand 11-11-11 07:54 AM

Damn it! Have I lost my convoy mojo?

Patrol 6
U-555, 1st Flotilla
Left at September 21, 1941, 20.05
Mission Orders: Patrol grid CG11

24.9.1941
09.50 Arrived patrol area. CG11

1.10.1941
11.37 Convoy reported at grid BE98. Intercepting. CG11

Patrol tonnage: 0 tons

Kapitšnleutnant Sigmund Strand

U-2 type IIA (1 patrol)
U-139 type IID (2 patrols)
U-555 type VIIC (3 patrols)
Career Tonnage: 62 128 tons

Summary
Kapitšnleutnant Sigmund Strand and U-555 surrendered to the Allies on 01OCT41. Sigmund Strand was sent to a POW camp in Scotland where he spent the rest of the war. After the surrender Sigmund Strand spent eight months in Allied captivity. He died on 28 September 1969 in Hamburg.

VONHARRIS 11-11-11 08:01 AM

U-107 IXB
 
New career
31 December 1939
13:22 hours U-107 left port for grid AM77. We had a large quantity of Becks on board to celebrate New year.

01 January 1940
Grid AN66
16:43 hours Intercepted Swedish medium cargo. No action taken

02 January 1940
Grid AN62
00:38 hours Intercepted Danish small merchant. No action taken

03 January 1940
Grid AN45
03:02 hours SS Kelso (Medium Merchant 17), 4020 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 62. Crew lost: 47. Sunk by gunfire - 26 105mm rounds used. When she went down she exploded and caused a hell of a damage to U-107 as the distance between the two vessels was just 100m. Hull integrity down to 15%. Some men were injured.

04 January 1940
13:25 hours Docked at port.
5 days at sea
1 ship sunk
4020 tons
U-boat damaged (H.I. 15.69%)

andwii 11-11-11 12:32 PM

good job saving the ship and your men. Like an idiot I lost like 3 men that way.

Left bergen and over in the scapa flow area encountered small convoy, nothing was left floating except I... MUHAHAHA

set sail for southern Ireland and took some damage after some DCs. (I sunk the destroyer so its ok).

Ordered to dock at Brest for Refuel, Rearm and repair.

Left Brest for Gibraltar, sunk a few lone merchant ships before the weather turned to crap. We decided to attack Casablanca. Almost sunk when a destroyer got wind of us as we were entering. She went down non the less. Armed trawler got wind of us, and suffered the same fate. Then we were homefree, as no other moving vessels were heard.

In the port we spotted 3 troop transports!

I only had 3 bow torpedos left and 3 stern left, all used and all sunk.

Left port, surfaced and put in the 2 external stern tubes I had left (no more bow).

Set sail for U-488 and encountered a huge convoy on the way, but the weather was so crappy. I lined up my shot, the ship was an ammunition ship. Last two stern tubes shot, one hit one dud.

This made the five escorts mad. Crash dove to 120 meters, and went ahead slow hard to port. After some time they lost track of me and went back for the convoy.

After two hours surfaced and set course for the milk cow, no other ships were encountered.



Docked at a milkcow in the middle of the atlantic (I think it was u-488)

Wigabee 11-11-11 06:34 PM

On Patrol
 
Currently U-48 is passing through the English Channel and is being pursued by a flower corvette due to being spotted by a swordfish. Morale is high and we aren't planning on going to Davey Jones' locker any time soon.

Coastal Merchant sunk with deck gun
Hawker Hurricane obliterated by AA

U-48 Out:salute:

Gerald 11-11-11 06:36 PM

Good work,:up:

Jimbuna 11-11-11 06:42 PM

BE MORE AGGRESSIVE!! http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...ies/pirate.gif

roadrage 11-11-11 08:46 PM

Thank you, Vonharris. I added that block in. And I think your luck is rubbing off on me.:stare:

BdU regrets to inform you that Oberleutnant z. S. Hermann Bauer and U-551 were lost on 16Nov40 during a convoy attack.

CAPTAIN'S LOG

9.11.40. 0244 Patrol 2
U-551, 7th/13th Flotilla
Left at: November 9, 1940, 02:44
From: St. Nazaire
Mission Orders: Patrol grid BE61

13.11.40. 0033 Grid BE 62 Ship sunk! SS Kirnwood (Small Merchant), 2578 tons. Cargo: Trucks. Crew: 43. Crew lost: 25 - sunk by gunfire
1048 Grid BE 61 Ship sunk! MV Tannaquil (Small Tanker), 3382 tons. Cargo: Aviation Fuel. Crew: 24. Crew lost: 12 - sunk by gunfire
Convoy attack
15.11.40. 0458 Grid BE 37 Ship sunk! SS Kenneth Whiting (Large Cargo), 9782 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 59. Crew lost: 48
0505
Grid BE 37 Ship sunk! SS Rajah (Large Cargo), 9783 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 42. Crew lost: 7
0521
Grid BE 37 Ship sunk! SS Port Hunter (Ore Carrier), 8604 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 93. Crew lost: 31
Convoy attack, different convoy
16.11.40. 2125 Grid BE 37 Ship sunk! SS Glenartney (Large Merchant), 11510 tons. Cargo: Bauxite. Crew: 83. Crew lost: 6
2128
Patrol results
Crew losses: 51 dead
Ships sunk: 6
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 45639 tons

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Lord_magerius 11-11-11 08:57 PM

Since I've come back to SH3 I've been meaning to keep this thread updated with my patrol logs. Sorry but I've been too addicted again :O: Just abouts to start patrol number 10. BDU decided that a nice training position would suit me well after patrol 8, I begged to differ. U-552 is my boat! Nobody else will run her whilst I have breath in my lungs.

Current career stats are. 228919 GRT of enemy ships, 192394 of that total are merchant, leaving 36525 of Warships. :arrgh!:
I definitely will post the logs from patrol number 10... maybe... If I don't go straight on to patrol 11 as soon as I can :O:

VONHARRIS 11-12-11 01:55 AM

@Andwii
Job well done.

@Roadrage
You are welcome.
The loss of U-551 will be avanged!

Fish In The Water 11-12-11 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wigabee (Post 1786236)
Currently U-48 is passing through the English Channel and is being pursued by a flower corvette due to being spotted by a swordfish. Morale is high and we aren't planning on going to Davey Jones' locker any time soon.

Coastal Merchant sunk with deck gun
Hawker Hurricane obliterated by AA

U-48 Out:salute:

Off to a good start, keep up the good work! :salute:

VONHARRIS 11-12-11 10:46 AM

U-107 IXB
 
Patrol No 3
29 March 1940
16:19 hours U-107 left port. Everything was working fine this time.

30 March 1940
Grid AN65
23:30 hours Spotted Dutch tugboat , no action taken

07 April 1940
Grid AM54
01:26 hours Intercepted US medium cargo. No action taken although the ship was bound for England but with all her lights on.

14 April 1940
Grid CG87
10:20 hours Reached patrol grid

17 April 1940
Grid CG95
09:44 hours 4 torpedoes fired at small convoy. 3 explosions heard but no sinkings occured

21 April 1940
Up to this day we had numerous sound contacts but no visual contact obtained due to the bad weather

23 April 1940
Grid CG86
11:50 hours Finally good weather , externals brought in.

24 April 1940
Grid CG94 - convoy attack
05:39 hours Torpedoes fired (4 bow + 2 stern)
08:04 hours Surfaced. Heavy merchant 01 spotted DIW
MV Java (Heavy Merchant 01), 9092 tons. Cargo: Foodstuffs. Crew: 102. Crew lost: 45 - finished off by gunfire - 23 105mm rounds used

23:16 hours Engaged French small convoy
23:18 hours FR Ardent (Gunboat), 480 tons. Crew: 44. Crew lost: 11 - sunk by 1 torpedo
23:23 hours SS Mironych (Tramp Steamer), 1967 tons. Cargo: Steel. Crew: 33. Crew lost: 8 - sunk by 19 105mm rounds
23:25 hours SS Ninghai (Small Freighter), 1766 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 20. Crew lost: 2 - sunk by 17 105mm rounds
23:25 hours SS Goulburn (Small Merchant), 2624 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 29. Crew lost: 17 - sunk by a single 105mm round!

27 April 1940
Grid CG95
05:42 hours SS Lowana (Medium Merchant 11), 3129 tons. Cargo: Coal. Crew: 25. Crew lost: 3 - sunk by 13 105mm rounds
09:42 hours MV Marie Bakke (Medium Merchant 40), 5926 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 33. Crew lost: 22 - 8 105mm rounds were fired when U-107 came under attack by an Elco torpedo boat. Dived to PD and finished the ship with 2 torpedoes. Left the area submerged. Took light damages while diving
11:28 hours Spotted two unescorted merchants and closed in for deck gun attack
11:34 hours Warship spotted - dived to PD
11:44 hours SS Tacoma Star (Large Merchant), 8994 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 93. Crew lost: 20 - sunk by 4 torpedoes. Had to leave the other ship escape.
23:48 hours SS Alice Marie (Small Freighter), 1767 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 31. Crew lost: 18 - sunk by 13 105 mm rounds
23:50 hours SS Cens (Small Merchant), 2618 tons. Cargo: Wine/Spirits. Crew: 24. Crew lost: 9 - sunk by 12 105mm rounds

28 April 1940
Grid CG95
01:29 hours SS Lord Byron (Medium Merchant 22), 4290 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 50. Crew lost: 49 - sunk by 24 105 mm rounds
Grid CG94
11:47 hours SS Ability (Coastal Freighter), 1870 tons. Cargo: Scrap Metal. Crew: 32. Crew lost: 18 - sunk by a single 105mm round!

29 April 1940
Grid CG86
00:26 hours SS Carolus (Tramp Steamer), 1973 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 25. Crew lost: 11 - sunk by 16 105mm rounds

09 May 1940
21:02 hours Docked at port
42 days at sea
13 ships sunk
46496 tons
150 105mm rounds used - all carried
2 bow + 3 stern torpedoes not used
No casualties
U-boat damaged (H.I. 98.46%)
Map of operations
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9...operations.jpg

Obltn Strand 11-12-11 10:49 AM

After mandatory type II patrols it's time to commission a larger type VIIB boat and get my convoy mojo back.

Patrol 1
U-5, U-Flotilla Weddigen
Left at: September 1, 1939, 10:56
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN82


3.9.1939
01:10 Arrived patrol area. AN82

8.9.1939
08:15 Docked at Kiel

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

Patrol 2
U-5, U-Flotilla Weddigen
Left at: September 12, 1939, 03:11
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN36


13.9.1939
19:20 Arrived patrol area. AN36

21.9.1939
11.10 Docked at Kiel.

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

Patrol 3
U-5, U-Flotilla Weddigen
Left at: September 26, 1939, 23:47
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN81

28.9.1939
21.50 Arrived patrol area. AN81

30.9.1939
19:26 Ship spotted. AN81

22.02 Fired two G7a torpedoes from tubes I and III. Range 1300m, Speed 7 kts, AoB green 80. One hit, other missed. AN81

22:31 Fired G7e torpedo from tube II. Range 1400m, Speed 0 kts, AoB green 80. Target sunk immediately after hit. AN81

1.10.1939
02:56 Ship spotted. AN81

04:21 Fired G7e torpedo from tube I. Range 700m, Speed 8 kts, AoB Red 100. Exploded prematurely after about 300m run. Fired G7a torpedo from tube III with same firing data. After hit target sunk fast. Out of torpedoes, starting return trip. AN81

04:50 Patrol boat spotted with search light on. Evaded it without being detected.

3.10.1939
12.50 Docked at Kiel.

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 2
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 3827 tons

Ships sunk:
SS Kilissi (Small Merchant), 2073 tons.
SS Margarita (Small Freighter), 1754 tons.

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

Career Tonnage: 3 827 tons





Fish In The Water 11-12-11 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VONHARRIS (Post 1786552)
16:19 hours U-107 left port. Everything was working fine this time.

WooHoo! :woot:After several of your recent experiences, that's cause for a party right there! :D

VONHARRIS 11-12-11 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fish In The Water (Post 1786556)
WooHoo! :woot:After several of your recent experiences, that's cause for a party right there! :D

This is exactly what vonHarris and his crew did upon arrival to Wilhemlshaven.

unterseemann 11-12-11 05:51 PM

07 Sep 1940
U-53 (Kptlt Von Giesen) docked at Lorient
9 patrols (8 war patrols)
44 merchants sunk for 241.201 grt
1 warship sunk for 31.000 grt (HMS Royal Sovereign- Revenge class)
Kptlt Von Giesen is now affected to 2nd flotilla headquarters.

Former 1st WO Oskar Zapf is the new captain of U-53.

Some footage of the last patrol,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhPqOab3q-o


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