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Texas Red 09-25-20 04:49 PM

Started a new career in SH3 with LSH3-2015 as my last career went corrupt :(



August 9, 1939
Entry Log: 001
Oblt Erich Hante, U-45, type VIIB

I have completed my first patrol with my new command. We sailed out of Stralsund to complete a test patrol and sank the two target ships set up in AO83. We returned to base after only having been at sea for two days! We were transferred to the 2nd Flotilla based in Wilhelmshaven.
The men at the night club are saying that war is immenient and our training will be put to the test!
We await new orders from the FdU

Signed,
Erich Hante

Texas Red 09-25-20 08:54 PM

September 23, 1939
Entry Log: 002
Oblt Erich Hante, U-45, type VIIB

I have completed my first wartime patrol with outstanding results! Hans Ibbken and FdU were extremely pleased with my performance and awraded me the Iron Cross Second Class!

Here is our captains log for that patrol:

Patrol 2|U-45, 2nd Flotilla|Left at: August 24, 1939, 01:26|From: Wilhelmshaven|Mission Orders: Patrol grid AM18

September 3, 1939 0528
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 15|T2 Tanker, 8230 GRT/ts
September 3, 1939 0530
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 15|Transport, 5600 GRT/ts
September 3, 1939 0537
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 15|T2 Tanker, 8231 GRT/ts
September 3, 1939 0538
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 15|Fast Passengership, 5835 GRT/ts
September 6, 1939 1318
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 87|Small Merchant "Varna", 2279 GRT/ts
September 7, 1939 0533
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 87|Merchant Type M22, 5779 GRT/ts
September 9, 1939 0904
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 51|Collier, 5933 GRT/ts
September 17, 1939 2053
Ship sunk!|Grid AN 14|Pyro Transporter, 7047 GRT/ts
September 18, 1939 1646
Ship sunk!|Grid AN 14|Great Lakes Steamer, 1820 GRT/ts
September 18, 1939 1650
Ship sunk!|Grid AN 14|Great Lakes Steamer, 1821 GRT/ts

Patrol Results
Docked on: September 23, 1939 1522
Crew losses: 0|Ships sunk: 10|Aircraft destroyed: 0|Patrol tonage: 52575 GRT/ts


On September 1, 1939, FdU ordered us to attack the small convoy consisting of the two tankers and the two transports, we sank them with ease. We then made our way down to the Western Apporchases and sank 3 ships there, we were running low on fuel and we were nearly out of torpedoes so we decided to head back home. On our way back we encountered one last ship which we sunk with our last torpedo. We sent a status report to FdU and they ordered us back to base. We sank our last two merchants at the end of our patrol by using our deck gun.

The crew seems to be a little more saltier now, they aren't as nervous and green as they were before!
The sailors at the night club are all cheery and drunk as they spew on about how victory will surely be ours.

I awarded 6 sailors medals, 2 Iron Cross Second Classes and 4 U-boat War Badges, and I promoted 4 sailors.

We await new orders from the FdU

Signed,
Erich Hante

Texas Red 09-25-20 10:53 PM

October 30, 1939
Entry Log: 003
Kptlt Erich Hante, U-45, type VIIB

We have returned from our second patrol, another outstanding patrol that made the BdU extremely pleased with our performance. A sailor was transferred out because he was transferred to another boat, and a new came back in.

Here is our captains log from our patrol:


Patrol 3|U-45, 2. Flotilla|Left at: October 14, 1939, 09:45|From: Wilhelmshaven|Mission Orders: Patrol grid AM87
October 16, 1939 0832
Ship sunk!|Grid AN 61|Ingria (Old Reefer ship), 4342 GRT/ts
October 16, 1939 1427
Ship sunk!|Grid AN 61|Hunter (East-India-Type Freighter), 2658 GRT/ts
October 16, 1939 1427
Ship sunk!|Grid AN 61|Sea Skimmer (Parcel Freighter), 3118 GRT/ts
October 16, 1939 1431
Ship sunk!|Grid AN 61|Block Island (Coal bulker), 3062 GRT/ts
October 16, 1939 1435
Ship sunk!|Grid AN 61|St. George (Transport Ship), 5926 GRT/ts
October 20, 1939 0844
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 31|HMS Laconia (Auxiliary Cruiser), 12367 GRT/ts
October 22, 1939 0244
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 29|Mendocino (Belize-Class-Steamer), 1736 GRT/ts
October 22, 1939 1701
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 46|Agatha Bridget (Passenger Liner), 21478 GRT/ts
October 23, 1939 1112
Ship sunk!|Grid AM 51|Rydboholm (Motorvessel), 6047 GRT/ts

Patrol Results:
Docked on October 30, 1939
Crew losses: 0|Ships sunk: 9|Aircraft destroyed: 0|Patrol tonage: 60734 GRT/ts

The sinking of the Passenger Liner was magnificent, a flame eurpted from the ship, debris went flying everywhere, it was the most joyus part of my life. The intensity and the tension, I loved it all. The crew that has stayed with me has grown and matured a bit.

At the end of this patrol, I was promoted to Kaptäinleutnant and awarded two medals, the Iron Cross First Class and the U-boat War Badge. I awarded nearly 10 medals to my crew, four Iron Cross Second Classes, two Iron Cross First Classes, and 4 U-boat War Badges.

We await new orders from the BdU.

Signed,
Erich Hante

Kapitän 09-26-20 03:04 AM

@the beast
 
Your're just killin' it! :up:


What game realism setting are you using and do you use the h.sie patch?

Kapitän 09-26-20 03:06 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 2nd War Patrol - Convoy Battle!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2697340)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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- continued from 25 September 1940, 0736h -


0812 - Surfaced and reloading of tubes I & II with G7e, K-b/Pi-G7H (contact fuse), until 0842h.

0845 - Turning in toward the convoy for surface attack.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

0859 - Shot with Tube I, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Standard Tanker.
Target distance 2600m, Target angle red75, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 355°.
Own course 350°, own speed 1.6kn.

0859 - Shot with Tube II, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 2800m, Target angle red73, Target speed 4kn, Firing angle 007°.
Own course 350°, own speed 1.6kn.

Tube I is a hit! The tanker is sinking in Qu.1472BF.

Tube II doesn't detonate, because the tanker is turning away sharp to stbd.

0900 - Turning the boat around to get a shot off with the stern tubes. At a distance of 1300m to the closest ship, the boat is being detected and being fired upon by the No.3 escort. The shots are way off but the escort is coming up fast.

0904 - Boat is diving at a distance of 1500m to the fast approaching escort.

0909 - On A-Meter, 40 Wabos. No damages.

- to be continued -


Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

- continued from 25 September 1940, 0909h -

0934 - Surfaced and reloading torpedo tubes III & IV with G7e, K-b/Pi-G7H (contact fuse), until 1005h.

1015 - Boat in position for surface attack with stern tubes.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1027 - Shot with Tube V, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 3400m, Target angle red75, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 358°.
Own heading 170°, own speed 4kn astern.

1028 - Shot with Tube VI, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Freighter.
Target distance 2000m, Target angle red97, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 356°.
Own heading 170°, own speed 4kn astern.

Both torpedoes are hits and both targets continue on their course, virtually unfazed.

1040 - Pursuing convoy on course 260°. Escort No.3 & 4 are searching for us at our last attack position.

- to be continued -


Texas Red 09-26-20 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2697421)
Your're just killin' it! :up:


What game realism setting are you using and do you use the h.sie patch?

Yeah I sure am! :haha:

I use 62% realism and yes I do use the h.sie patch.

Kapitän 09-26-20 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2697467)
Yeah I sure am! :haha:

I use 62% realism and yes I do use the h.sie patch.

I'm at 91%: I kept the "Contacts on the Nav map" , the "Weapons Officer support" for surface attacks and the "External Camera view" for some nice screen shots and videos.

Texas Red 09-26-20 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2697470)
I'm at 91%: I kept the "Contacts on the Nav map" , the "Weapons Officer support" for surface attacks and the "External Camera view" for some nice screen shots and videos.

Ah, couple that with real-time gameplay and you got a pretty good game to play!

Texas Red 09-26-20 10:11 AM

December 6, 1939
Entry Log: 004
Kptlt Erich Hante

We are currently at sea. We departed Wilhelmshaven on the 22nd of November with orders to patrol grid AM98, which we completed a day ago. We are out of torpedoes and heading back to base after sinking around 60,000 tons if I am correct. We sank a T3 Tanker from one convoy and a Troop Transport from another. The crew is happy now, they are glad to be going back home.

I will write another entry after we dock at Wilhelmshaven.

Kapitän 09-26-20 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2697481)
Ah, couple that with real-time gameplay and you got a pretty good game to play!

:up:

Texas Red 09-26-20 12:12 PM

December 26, 1939
Entry Log: 005
Kptlt Erich Hante

We have completed our fourth war patrol after having been at sea for over a month. We sank 60,623 GRT for this patrol, earning me the Knights Cross! The rest of my crew was decorated with all sorts of medals for valor and such. The BdU and Flottenchief are talking about retiring me to a training command or flotilla command, no way will I accept that! I thrive on the frontlines, not behind a desk!
Morale is extremely high among us. Sailors at the nightclub are talking about how the seas will be ours sooner than later, others curse the detenators on the torpedoes, we had two duds on the T3 tanker we attacked, but luckily the third torpedo detonated and sank her.
1940 is nearing, hopefully we will get a new boat or some sort of upgrade. I wish I don't get a type IX, they are too big and clubersome to be of much use, and they are extremely noisy.
I can sense that a promotion will be coming soon, hopefully I don't get retired either!
My current decorations are:
Iron Cross Second Class
Iron Cross First Class
Uboat War Badge
Knights Cross

We await new orders from the BdU.

Signed,
Erich Hante

Texas Red 09-26-20 01:29 PM

February 22, 1940
Entry Log: 006
Kptlt Erich Hante

Another patrol is in the bags. We sunk 33,000 tons this patrol, enough to earn me a Oak Leaf to my Knights Cross. The promotion I am expecting should come at the end of the next patrol we complete. The crew has been decorated with all of the medals for valor that the Naval High Command could offer, including some Knights Crosses! We were attacked by a destroyer escort while we were attempting to inflitrate a convoy, but we fought off the two destroyers attacking, sinking them, and then we sank a tanker and a coastal merchant. Previously, we sank a Large Frieghter in grid BE14, our patrol zone.
We are still extremely cheery and expect to have full control of the seas by the end of 1940.

We await new orders from the BdU

Signed,
Erich Hante

Kapitän 09-26-20 02:12 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 2nd War Patrol - Convoy Battle!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2697422)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

- continued from 25 September 1940, 0909h -

0934 - Surfaced and reloading torpedo tubes III & IV with G7e, K-b/Pi-G7H (contact fuse), until 1005h.

1015 - Boat in position for surface attack with stern tubes.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1027 - Shot with Tube V, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 3400m, Target angle red75, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 358°.
Own heading 170°, own speed 4kn astern.

1028 - Shot with Tube VI, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Freighter.
Target distance 2000m, Target angle red97, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 356°.
Own heading 170°, own speed 4kn astern.

Both torpedoes are hits and both targets continue on their course, virtually unfazed.

1040 - Pursuing convoy on course 260°. Escort No.3 & 4 are searching for us at our last attack position.

- to be continued -


Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

- continued from 25 September 1940, 1040h -

1051 - The escorts are returning to the convoy. No.2 is an US-American four-stack Clemson Destroyer, No.3 is an A&B Destroyer, No.4 is a Flower Corvette. At a distance of 5000m, commencing torpedo reloading of tubes V & VI, until 1106h.

1117 - Boat is position for surface attack with stern tubes.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1130 - Shot with Tube V, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 6m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 3200m, Target angle red78, Target speed 4kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own heading 170°, own speed 4kn astern.

1132 - Shot with Tube VI, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Freighter.
Target distance 1900m, Target angle red94, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own heading 170°, own speed 4kn astern.

Both torpedoes are hits! However, Tube V hits the bow of another small steamer that was running in the column between the two target ships and continues on its course. Tube VI hits the Large Freighter in the forecastle, which starts burning and sinks by the bow in Qu.1471BF.

- to be continued -


Texas Red 09-26-20 02:26 PM

Kaptain, what mods are you using, if any?

Texas Red 09-26-20 02:32 PM

March 9, 1940
Entry Log: 007
Kptlt Erich Hante

We recieved a radio message from BdU ordering us to head back to base and prepare to depart for a special mission! Word is that Hitler plans to invade Denmark and Norway, maybe we are being sent to help with the operation?
We abandoned our last patrol and made best speed back to Wilhelmshaven, when I docked, I was whisked into Werner Hartmanns office, he explained to me my mission of supporting the landings into Norway!
I am excited but also extremely nervous. I need to prepare my crew in the best way possible!

A Bootsman, Klemans Eckel, has been transferred out after having been hospitalized after being injured in a traffic accident.

We await the departure date

Signed,
Erich Hante

Kapitän 09-26-20 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2697573)
Kaptain, what mods are you using, if any?

Here you go ... nothing special ...

CCoM_CaptainsChoiceOfMods_Release_10_0_BASIS_EC
Supplement to V16B1 (JSGME)
WAC5.0 Full_Interior
AddOn_SichtBrückenwache16km_für_CCoM_9x
Animierte_Crew_fuer_CCoM_9.0_BETA1.0
CCoM_CaptainsChoiceOfMods_Update_GROSS-FUNK_100
O2-Gauges v2
GWX - Captain America's Officer Icons
GWX - No Medals on Crew
Your U-boat Commander Uniform
Rapt0r's Uniforms (Only Watch)
Aces' Crew On Deck - Stand alone mod v1 GWX Version (this one, I only install when leaving and entering port, as it only works when de/activating the UZO).

I just activated the WAC5.0 Full_Interior, as it gives me a fully accessable type IX boat but I'm not sure I will keep it, as some items are now missing (e.g., the nav map on the table is black and the animated observation persicope doesn't extend and retract anymore in the conning tower) ...

Kapitän 09-26-20 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2697574)
March 9, 1940
Entry Log: 007
Kptlt Erich Hante

A Bootsman, Klemans Eckel, has been transferred out after having been hospitalized after being injured in a traffic accident.

We await the departure date

Signed,
Erich Hante


Oh, the little surprises Sh3-Cmdr has prepared for us ...

Texas Red 09-26-20 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2697577)
Oh, the little surprises Sh3-Cmdr has prepared for us ...

:up:

Texas Red 09-26-20 04:09 PM

May 14, 1940
Entry log: 008
Kptlt Erich Hante, U-80, type VIIC

We completed our last patrol and successfully supported the invasion of Norway. We sank 60,000 tons on that last patrol, the biggest and most note-worthy of these was the sinking of the HMS Repulse by our sub. It was confirmed when the British released a newspaper titled "HMS REPULSE SUNK BY SUSCPETED SUBMARINE, GREAT LOSS OF LIFE" The Propaganda Ministry released "U-BOAT SINKS HMS REPULSE", which included my name and my uboat command. For this I recieved the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, and the German Cross! I also was given command of a new boat, the type VIIC U-80, I was transferred to the Eprobungsstelle flotilla for a test patrol with the new boat in the Baltic.
The rest of the flotilla has claimed a major victory for the fatherland after we defeated Norway and Denmark. France, Belgium, and the Netherlands are next.

We are to patrol grid AO82 for our next patrol.

Signed,
Erich Hante



************************************************** ***********
Here is proof of my kill:
https://i.postimg.cc/rpHm2tMW/SH3-Im...-32-37-816.jpg

:salute:

Texas Red 09-26-20 09:06 PM

June 1, 1940
Entry Log: 009
Kptlt Erich Hante, U-80, type VIIC

We have completed our test patrol. We sank 16,000 tons that patrol, and Hitler personnally awarded me my Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, swords, and diamonds. We transferred back to the 2nd Flotilla after that. Prime Minster Chamberlin resigned a few weeks ago, his replacement was former First Lord of the Admirltary, Winston Churchill.
We are also on our way to Paris, victory is near!

Signed,
Erich Hante


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