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Zosimus 03-09-15 05:08 PM

Patrol 8 complete.
67,695 tons
Fired at a light cruiser. Both missed. I swear the cruiser went back full to avoid the torpedoes.
2 aircraft shot down -- Whitleys

Zosimus 03-10-15 06:53 AM

U-108 preparing for patrol 9. Pleased to note that T3s are available for the first time... but there are only 4.

Admiral Halsey 03-10-15 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by Zosimus (Post 2295393)
Patrol 8 complete.
67,695 tons
Fired at a light cruiser. Both missed. I swear the cruiser went back full to avoid the torpedoes.
2 aircraft shot down -- Whitleys

I've never seen a ship go back full except for one reason only. To avoid a collision with another ship and even then occasionally they still can't avoid it.

Zosimus 03-10-15 11:36 AM

I fired two steamers at that cruiser, and they were perfect shots. Yet the ship seemed to come to a complete stop and the torpedoes whizzed by in front of him. I swear that cruiser put on the brakes somehow.

sublynx 03-10-15 03:16 PM

September 9th, 1942. 1847 hours
Radio message from U 353 to BdU and group Vorwärts:

= Enemy position in square BE5962, course 238T, speed 8 knots. Weather SSE 6, stratocumulus 10/10, sea 4, visibility poor. Reporting hourly. Wähling=


Zosimus 03-11-15 10:48 AM

Patrol 9

On September 1, 1942 U-108 sank three ships that were part of a massive British convoy. Approximately 40 minutes later she was lost with all hands because of massive depth charges. Even at 198 meters under the sea, the ASDIC and depth charges were too accurate to avoid. Decoys were ineffective.

Zosimus 03-11-15 02:28 PM

Patrol 1: U-157 out of Lorient
Assigned to CA29.
Ahead slow to conserve fuel.

Crash dived in BF53 to test crew reaction. Blew ballast at 202 meters. The boat handles well. No strange sounds at 202 meters. I could have gone deeper.


Jonesy 03-12-15 12:10 PM

after years away I got the urge to give SH3 a spin again...I gave up on it before when starforce was messing with my pc.

Patrol 4 - felt like someone was playing a prank on me...I patrol for almost 2 hours on the area just west of ireland at 1024 time compression running across absolutely nothing to sink...only a couple of neutrals sighted.

Patrol 5 - as soon as I pull away from France I run across an English cargo ship by is lonesome...sunk, right afterwards I sight a convoy with 2 destroyers, I sink one of the destroyers and 3 merchants.

it's only when I get to port that I realized the merchants were neutral :huh:

anyway...playing on low realism...still getting my feet wet again, I forgot how fun this game can be.

I´m thinking about ordering 4 + the uboot missions, never played that one.

Aktungbby 03-12-15 02:47 PM

welcome back!

Admiral Halsey 03-12-15 04:47 PM

May 1st 1943,

Attacked a convoy mid-Atlantic. Convoy turned in the middle of the attack to a new heading and threw off torpedo aim. No hits were recorded as I snuck away with the destroyers never catching on to me.(doubt that'll last long considering the date) I spent two torpedo's as I tried to sink a Granville and a Destroyer(Clemson I think).

Surfaced 2 hours after attack to find that one of the eels had hit the Granville which had stopped and better yet she was unarmed. Crew manned the deck gun and finished her off in what I expect will be one of the last if not the last deck gun attack by my crew as i'm probably gonna get rid of it within the next two patrols.

I'm going to continue towards the US coast and try my luck around the mouth of New York Harbor.

Zedwardson 03-12-15 06:31 PM

14 Feb, 1940.

Hinze Bido spots a massive convoy in the North sea, reports it in and begins the attack.

It did not go well.

Sunk two large freighters at long range with Type Is

Norwegian large freighters escorted by British ships..

And those escorts drop perfection in depth charges, and U-53 was placed at the bottom of the sea. :down:

So one commander down - 9/1939 to 2/1940 - 25 Ships sunk - 22 Freighters, 3 military, for 73k tons of Merchants and 9.2k in warships.

Next commander will start in 3/1940

UKönig 03-13-15 02:05 PM

Tooled around with the type XXI for a little bit, reset my career from only that point and did the last 8 missions again. Returned to Norway and scuttled the boat, most of the advanced technology had been destroyed by battle damage (as with pretty much all of the conning tower) so I don't feel too badly about sinking the rest of that hunk of junk, good luck getting anything worthwhile out of that, Tommie!
Anyway, Started a new career in 1940 with the 7th fleet. Lt.z.s. Konig assigned to type VIIB, U73.
Just completed the first patrol with 36000 tons, after a successful break into Loch Ewe.
Launched 2nd patrol and so far have sunk 1 small merch for 2300. The hunt continues...

Zedwardson 03-13-15 09:31 PM

Walter Peter had a very long patrol, but the HMS Nelson is on the bottom!

Was assigned a Norway patrol, early 1940, and while patrolling very conservatively, was able to shell and sink a English Trawler and a two Tramp steamers. Did wander off and was chased by swordfish, but was unable to corner the task force. So I headed back to Norway. Not much but reporting all the ships coming in and out of Narvik.

Then the Invasion of Norway happens. I warn of the first task force that comes in, (all DD.) then a week later, here comes a task force around the HMS Nelson. I set myself in position, Launch a spread of two and then two independently fired shots to hit, and then dived, hoping I could get enough depth before all hell broke loose.

3 of the 4 eels hit (Not sure if the 4th missed or was a non-explosion dud) and the HMS Nelson is crippled, and I go deep and quiet, and at 1 Knot head towards the HMS Nelson, confusing the escorts who really never spot me. After a hour they go away. I go to scope depth, and seeing I have a decent shot with the stern tube (and the HMS Nelson dead in the water) I fire the electric eel and earn a hit in the stern. This proved terminal.

I surface and about to radio the good news to BDU when suddenly my watchmen report 7 warships. The Escorts are heading back and they where pissed.

I crash dive, and at 80 meters crash into the bottom.

for the next six hours I am fighting for my life, I end up with two dead, 10% battery after my front Batteries are dead, in 97 meters of water on the bottom, flooding making me not buoyant. I stop my engines, and slowly de-water my boat in brief flashes, then go silent. . hearing pings and engines over me. For a while I think they ran out of depth charges. But the escorts sit on me for hours. I tell my crew to relax and not produce too much CO2, as the air gets stale. Then a few more depth charges and it knocks my boat down to 101 meters (sliding on the bottom) and I repair the damage.

Then there is a one last volley, my sonar/radio section nearly floods before I can fix it. One more round and I will be dead, or it will pound me deeper into the depths, where i will be crushed in my damaged boat.


More Silence.

I order scope depth. My boat does not move. Its been a hour since we heard the escorts. So I order a emergency blow and U-28 bobs to the surface, and the waterways are empty. We head back home.

(This was by the worse escort attack that I survived in GWX. )

My second Patrol with this captain will be June of 1940. He didn't even get a medal for this, though two of his crew earned Iron Crosses.

UKönig 03-14-15 10:47 PM

on my way into scapa flow, at night, on the surface. have already sunk 4 ships and one torpedo boat, even though I expect the anchorage is empty.
the hunt continues...

U73, out.

UKönig 03-18-15 11:16 PM

U73 found no worthwhile targets in scapa flow. As expected. We didn't need to get very far into the basin to find out there was nothing decent to bother with. So we beat a hasty retreat on the surface, at night.
Returned to base with a modest amount of tonnage, and the right to wear the bull of scapa flow on our conning tower.
U73s third patrol begins in a grid near to Gibraltar. In process of checking out shipping in the straights. Not a good move on my part and am starting to regret plotting a course here. Have 23K tons in the locker so far, but almost everything floating out here is a destroyer of some kind.
The hunt continues...

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