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Kapitän 10-30-20 03:38 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - On station
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2703503)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 29 October 1940 - Southwest of Rockall Bank

1020 - Incoming F.T.: From U 31:
Have sunk the burning wreck of SS Matina, 5389ts. - Prelberg -

1200 - Qu.5599AL - Days Run: 244.9sm - 240.7sm (22h 35') - 4.2sm (1h 25')

Continuing outbound transit.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.

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

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KTB - U 112

Wednesday, 30 October 1940 - West of Rockall Bank

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 32:
Diving from 2 destroyers. - Jenisch -

1130 - Qu.1899AL - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Reached ordered patrol grid. No traffic since last sinking report. 134.9cbm. W4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 4-5sm, ~1000mb. - RST -

1143 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Move to new patrol grid north of 57°30'W and east of 15°W. West of 15°W will be patrolled by Italian boats.

1200 - Qu.1899AL - Days Run: 252.4sm - (24h)

1201 - First position and status request for U.-Jenisch.

On transit to new patrol grid.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.

Kapitän 10-31-20 03:54 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Transit to new patrol grid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2703708)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Wednesday, 30 October 1940 - West of Rockall Bank

0901 - Incoming F.T.: From U 32:
Diving from 2 destroyers. - Jenisch -

1130 - Qu.1899AL - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Reached ordered patrol grid. No traffic since last sinking report. 134.9cbm. W4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 4-5sm, ~1000mb. - RST -

1143 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Move to new patrol grid north of 57°30'W and east of 15°W. West of 15°W will be patrolled by Italian boats.

1200 - Qu.1899AL - Days Run: 252.4sm - (24h)

1201 - First position and status request for U.-Jenisch.

On transit to new patrol grid.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.

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

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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 31 October 1940 - South of Iceland - First week at sea completed -

0630 - Weather and sea conditions getting worse: By 0800h, W7/6, overcast, rain showers, poor visibility, <1000mb.

0817 - Diving for trial dive on A+20 and torpedo maintenance on T=50.

1135 - O = 20%. Torpedo tubes I-IV serviced.

1200 - Qu.2864AL - Days Run: 220.7sm - 214.6sm (20h 17') - 5.4sm (3h 43')

1400 - O = 19%. Torpedo tubes V&VI serviced.

1410 - Surfaced.

1416 - Boat ventilated.

1502 - Second position and status request for U.-Jenisch.

1510 - Boat has to be turned athwart, to prevent the heavy swell to continuously wash over the bridge.

1801 - Norddeich Radio report about British Troops landing on the Mediterranean Island of Crete.

2400 - Diving for submerged cruise on T=50. Silent running, 2kn.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-01-20 09:18 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Third steamer sunk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2703914)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 31 October 1940 - South of Iceland - First week at sea completed -

0630 - Weather and sea conditions getting worse: By 0800h, W7/6, overcast, rain showers, poor visibility, <1000mb.

0817 - Diving for trial dive on A+20 and torpedo maintenance on T=50.

1135 - O = 20%. Torpedo tubes I-IV serviced.

1200 - Qu.2864AL - Days Run: 220.7sm - 214.6sm (20h 17') - 5.4sm (3h 43')

1400 - O = 19%. Torpedo tubes V&VI serviced.

1410 - Surfaced.

1416 - Boat ventilated.

1502 - Second position and status request for U.-Jenisch.

1510 - Boat has to be turned athwart, to prevent the heavy swell to continuously wash over the bridge.

1801 - Norddeich Radio report about British Troops landing on the Mediterranean Island of Crete.

2400 - Diving for submerged cruise on T=50. Silent running, 2kn.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.


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

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KTB - U 112

Friday, 1 November 1940 - West of Rockall Bank

0236 - O = 20%.

0825 - O = 19%. Sound contact steamer bearing 33, E=18000, on course 260°, speed 5kn.

0834 - Surfaced. Ran towards estimated interception point on course 150°. Visibility is very poor, about 500m, due to strong wind, heavy swell and fog.

0908 - Compressed air supply filled. Diving for sound check. Steamer bearing 13°, E=4000, therefore, speed must be 6-7kn.

0910 - Surfaced and running toward estimated interception point.

0935 - Qu.3951AL - Steamer comes in sight, E=500. Big Standard Freighter of 8372ts, on course 260°, speed 7kn. "Battle Stations!"

0943 - Angle shot in running attack with Tube I, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 5m; Torpedo speed 30kn; Shooter: Ob.Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.
Target distance 450m; Target angle 93°Stbd.; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle 271°.
Own course 260°; Own speed 6kn.
Torpedo is a hit after 33sec.!

Cmdr.: "These poor souls don't even know what hit them: The steamer breaks in two with a huge explosion - both half's of the ship sink within 30 seconds. We run to the sinking position, nothing found. Running off on an easterly course. 'Dismissed from Battle Stations'"

1001 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
At 0943h sunk single steamer of 8373ts on course west, with 1 Eto. Qu.3951AL. Moving to the east according new Op.-Order. Internal eels, 7 Eto and 4 Ato. 127.8cbm. W7/6, overcast, fog, visibility 500m, <1000mb. - RST -

1102 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Sinking noted. Report any survivors immediately.

1108 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
About F.T.1001/01: At sinking position nothing found. - RST -

1200 - Qu.3955AL - Days Run: 114.7sm - 91.8sm (13h 14') - 22.9sm (10h 46')

1201 - Third position and status request for U.-Jenisch. Boat is presumed lost.

1800 - Charging batteries. 1h 20' for 1700Ah.

Continued transit to new patrol grid.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-02-20 04:18 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - New patrol line reached
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2704194)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Friday, 1 November 1940 - West of Rockall Bank

0236 - O = 20%.

0825 - O = 19%. Sound contact steamer bearing 33, E=18000, on course 260°, speed 5kn.

0834 - Surfaced. Ran towards estimated interception point on course 150°. Visibility is very poor, about 500m, due to strong wind, heavy swell and fog.

0908 - Compressed air supply filled. Diving for sound check. Steamer bearing 13°, E=4000, therefore, speed must be 6-7kn.

0910 - Surfaced and running toward estimated interception point.

0935 - Qu.3951AL - Steamer comes in sight, E=500. Big Standard Freighter of 8372ts, on course 260°, speed 7kn. "Battle Stations!"

0943 - Angle shot in running attack with Tube I, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 5m; Torpedo speed 30kn; Shooter: Ob.Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.
Target distance 450m; Target angle 93°Stbd.; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle 271°.
Own course 260°; Own speed 6kn.
Torpedo is a hit after 33sec.!

Cmdr.: "These poor souls don't even know what hit them: The steamer breaks in two with a huge explosion - both half's of the ship sink within 30 seconds. We run to the sinking position, nothing found. Running off on an easterly course. 'Dismissed from Battle Stations'"

1001 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
At 0943h sunk single steamer of 8373ts on course west, with 1 Eto. Qu.3951AL. Moving to the east according new Op.-Order. Internal eels, 7 Eto and 4 Ato. 127.8cbm. W7/6, overcast, fog, visibility 500m, <1000mb. - RST -

1102 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Sinking noted. Report any survivors immediately.

1108 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
About F.T.1001/01: At sinking position nothing found. - RST -

1200 - Qu.3955AL - Days Run: 114.7sm - 91.8sm (13h 14') - 22.9sm (10h 46')

1201 - Third position and status request for U.-Jenisch. Boat is presumed lost.

1800 - Charging batteries. 1h 20' for 1700Ah.

Continued transit to new patrol grid.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.


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

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KTB - U 112


Saturday, 2 November 1940 - West of Rockall Bank

0700 - Incoming success report from U 31 (Prelberg).
Diving for torpedo loading and submerged cruise on T=50.

0720 - Tube I reloaded with G7a, K-a.

0856 - O = 20%.

1200 - Qu.1944AL - Days Run: 184.9sm - 170.3sm (19h) - 14.6sm (5h)

1304 - O = 19%.

1315 - Surfaced.

1316 - Boat ventilated.

1402 - First position and status request for U.-Prelberg.

1501 - Norddeich radio sending O.K.W. success report of the Uboat warfare for the month of October.

1730 - Rockall Bank. Water depth 65m.

1921 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Reached ordered patrol area. 120.7cbm. W7/6, overcast, fog, visibility <100m, <1000mb. - RST -

1958 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Hold current position. As of 3 November, go on search pattern south of 57°30'N.

2007 - Charging batteries. 1h 10' for 1500Ah.

2400 - The fog is lifting. Wind is shifting to NNW.

Standing up and down in ordered patrol line.


RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.

tweequeg 11-02-20 09:46 AM

My current patrol, first of the career. I've sunk 3 ships:

1. Small sailboat (used the AA gun).
2. 500 ton tugboat (used the deck gun).
3. Revenge-class Battleship.

I like to imagine after the first two my crew is whispering about how we'll be the laughing stock of the sub pen; using our mighty TypeIX to bully tiny costal vessels. And then we intercepted a huge North-Atlantic convoy and weaved four torpedos 3 columns deep to cripple a battleship, got depth charged for a few hours by her escorts, then returned to deliver the coup de grace. Hopefully the crew has a little more pride in themselves now!

Aktungbby 11-02-20 10:44 AM

welcome aboard!
 
tweequeg!:Kaleun_Salute:

Jimbuna 11-02-20 12:23 PM

Welcome to SubSim tweequeg :Kaleun_Salute:

BE MORE AGGRESSIVE! https://i.postimg.cc/fWfpXCkK/pirate-1.gif

Kapitän 11-02-20 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tweequeg (Post 2704393)
My current patrol, first of the career. I've sunk 3 ships:

1. Small sailboat (used the AA gun).
2. 500 ton tugboat (used the deck gun).
3. Revenge-class Battleship.

I like to imagine after the first two my crew is whispering about how we'll be the laughing stock of the sub pen; using our mighty TypeIX to bully tiny costal vessels. And then we intercepted a huge North-Atlantic convoy and weaved four torpedos 3 columns deep to cripple a battleship, got depth charged for a few hours by her escorts, then returned to deliver the coup de grace. Hopefully the crew has a little more pride in themselves now!


Great Job!


What Mega-Mods and realism % do you use?

tweequeg 11-02-20 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2704474)
Great Job!


What Mega-Mods and realism % do you use?

Thanks!

Right now I'm using GWX and the ARB GUI mod.

Sandy Caine 11-02-20 03:09 PM

E.Morgersen pattuglia 13 Dicembre 1940.
 
We started the patrol on December 13th at 07:40 am.
Departure from St.Nazaire.
Mission orders: Patrol Grid BF17.

December 15,1940,21:02
Ship sunk
Grill BF17
C3 Cargo, 6446 tons.

December 17,1040,18:40
Ship sunk
Grill BF17
C3 Cargo 7099 tons.

December 18,1940, 05:22
Ship sunk
Grid BF42
C2 Cargo 6450 tons.

December 18,1940, 08:12
Sunken Ship
Grid BF43
Small Mercantile 2047 tons.

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Sunken ships: 4
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 23212.

Three patrols and luck has always accompanied us. We have always met isolated ships and therefore we have always used the cannnone.
I can't wait to use torpedoes!
Anyway we can't complain that we have sunk ships of 59200 tons.
I received a 2 Class Iron Cross and decorated one of my NCOs with the 2 Class Iron Cross and handed over a gunboat specialization to crew members who didn't have the submariner badge.
Morale is high and the crew can't wait to resume service, even if you get a little bored but you need to rest.
We will soon be back at sea again.

Kapitän 11-02-20 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tweequeg (Post 2704480)
Thanks!

Right now I'm using GWX and the ARB GUI mod.


Very good!

Kapitän 11-03-20 03:13 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Steamer attacked
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2704324)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112


Saturday, 2 November 1940 - West of Rockall Bank

0700 - Incoming success report from U 31 (Prelberg).
Diving for torpedo loading and submerged cruise on T=50.

0720 - Tube I reloaded with G7a, K-a.

0856 - O = 20%.

1200 - Qu.1944AL - Days Run: 184.9sm - 170.3sm (19h) - 14.6sm (5h)

1304 - O = 19%.

1315 - Surfaced.

1316 - Boat ventilated.

1402 - First position and status request for U.-Prelberg.

1501 - Norddeich radio sending O.K.W. success report of the Uboat warfare for the month of October.

1730 - Rockall Bank. Water depth 65m.

1921 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Reached ordered patrol area. 120.7cbm. W7/6, overcast, fog, visibility <100m, <1000mb. - RST -

1958 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Hold current position. As of 3 November, go on search pattern south of 57°30'N.

2007 - Charging batteries. 1h 10' for 1500Ah.

2400 - The fog is lifting. Wind is shifting to NNW.

Standing up and down in ordered patrol line.


RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.


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

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KTB - U 112

Sunday, 3 November 1940 - Rockall Bank

0321 - Incoming F.T.: From U 99:
Attacking 2 Auxiliary Cruisers west of Ireland. AM4796. - Kretschmer -

0408 - Qu.4222AM - "Surface vessel!" Steamer of about 3000ts, bearing 80°, E=2000, on easterly heading, speed 5kn, deck gun on the stern. Turning boat around, in order to fire the Ato. "Battle Stations!"

0421 - Shot with Tube I, G7a, K-a (contact fuse); Running depth 3.75m; Torpedo speed 30kn; Shooter: Ob.Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.
Target distance 850m; Target angle 72°Stbd.; Target speed 5kn; Firing angle 355°.
Own course 355°; Own speed 3kn.
Torpedo is a failure, understeers!

Cmdr.: "The steamer notices the torpedo wake, search lights are illuminated, the stern gun fires once in our general direction but high above the boat."

0422 - "ALARM!" Crash diving to T=50. Running off on general course.

0451 - Tube I reloaded with G7a, K-a. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

0505 - Surfaced.

0520 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
At 0421h, attacked single steamer of about 3000ts with Ato in heavy swell. Eel is failure, understeers. Crash diving from deck gun attack. No damages. Qu.4222AM. Continue Op. acc. to F.T.1958/02. Internal eels 7 ETo and 3 Ato. 118.8cbm. E7/6, partly cloudy, light haze, visibility 2-3sm, ~1000mb. - RST -

0622 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST. Send F.T.0520/03 again. Transmission failure.

0631 - Resent F.T.0520/03.

1101 - Incoming F.T.: From U 99:
Have sunk 2 Auxiliary Cruisers. Total of 4 ships of 41407ts. Out of torpedoes. Return voyage.
- Kretschmer -

1200 - Qu.4522AM - Days Run: 197.6sm - 191.8sm (22h 02') - 5.8sm (1h 58')

1201 - Second position and status request for U.-Prelberg.

1401 - Norddeich Radio reporting on Ob.Ltnt.z.S. Reinhard SUHREN (XO of U 48), being awarded with the Knights Cross.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1958/2.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-04-20 02:02 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - On search pattern
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2704563)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Sunday, 3 November 1940 - Rockall Bank

0321 - Incoming F.T.: From U 99:
Attacking 2 Auxiliary Cruisers west of Ireland. AM4796. - Kretschmer -

0408 - Qu.4222AM - "Surface vessel!" Steamer of about 3000ts, bearing 80°, E=2000, on easterly heading, speed 5kn, deck gun on the stern. Turning boat around, in order to fire the Ato. "Battle Stations!"

0421 - Shot with Tube I, G7a, K-a (contact fuse); Running depth 3.75m; Torpedo speed 30kn; Shooter: Ob.Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.
Target distance 850m; Target angle 72°Stbd.; Target speed 5kn; Firing angle 355°.
Own course 355°; Own speed 3kn.
Torpedo is a failure, understeers!

Cmdr.: "The steamer notices the torpedo wake, search lights are illuminated, the stern gun fires once in our general direction but high above the boat."

0422 - "ALARM!" Crash diving to T=50. Running off on general course.

0451 - Tube I reloaded with G7a, K-a. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

0505 - Surfaced.

0520 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
At 0421h, attacked single steamer of about 3000ts with Ato in heavy swell. Eel is failure, understeers. Crash diving from deck gun attack. No damages. Qu.4222AM. Continue Op. acc. to F.T.1958/02. Internal eels 7 ETo and 3 Ato. 118.8cbm. E7/6, partly cloudy, light haze, visibility 2-3sm, ~1000mb. - RST -

0622 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST. Send F.T.0520/03 again. Transmission failure.

0631 - Resent F.T.0520/03.

1101 - Incoming F.T.: From U 99:
Have sunk 2 Auxiliary Cruisers. Total of 4 ships of 41407ts. Out of torpedoes. Return voyage.
- Kretschmer -

1200 - Qu.4522AM - Days Run: 197.6sm - 191.8sm (22h 02') - 5.8sm (1h 58')

1201 - Second position and status request for U.-Prelberg.

1401 - Norddeich Radio reporting on Ob.Ltnt.z.S. Reinhard SUHREN (XO of U 48), being awarded with the Knights Cross.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1958/2.

RST
Kptlt. & Cmdr.

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

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KTB - U 112

Monday, 4 November 1940 - West of Ireland

0755 - Qu.7255AM - Porcupine Bank

1200 - Qu.7271AM - Days Run: 166.6sm (24h)

1201 - Third position and status request for U.-Prelberg. Boat is presumed lost.

1400 - Norddeich Radio reporting on Kptlt. KRETSCHMER being award with the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross.

1548 - Incoming contact report from U 99:
Inbound convoy of 30 ships, including several tankers in Qu.6918AL. Escorts are 6 Gunboats. Contact is lost but regained in the evening until morning. During the night, U 28 (Kuhnke) also, makes contact with the convoy.

2349 - Boat cannot travel faster than Half Speed, due to heavy swell.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1958/2.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-05-20 06:58 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - On search pattern
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2704929)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Monday, 4 November 1940 - West of Ireland

0755 - Qu.7255AM - Porcupine Bank

1200 - Qu.7271AM - Days Run: 166.6sm (24h)

1201 - Third position and status request for U.-Prelberg. Boat is presumed lost.

1400 - Norddeich Radio reporting on Kptlt. KRETSCHMER being award with the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross.

1548 - Incoming contact report from U 99:
Inbound convoy of 30 ships, including several tankers in Qu.6918AL. Escorts are 6 Gunboats. Contact is lost but regained in the evening until morning. During the night, U 28 (Kuhnke) also, makes contact with the convoy.

2349 - Boat cannot travel faster than Half Speed, due to heavy swell.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1958/2.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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

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KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 5 November 1940 - West of Porcupine Bank

0700 - Diving for trial dive and torpedo maintenance.

1155 - O = 20%. Trial dive and torpedo maintenance completed.

1200 - Qu.6959AL - Days Run: 186.9sm - 180.0sm (19h) - 6.9sm (5h)

1256 - O = 19%.

1310 - Surfaced.

1316 - Compressed air supply filled. Boat ventilated.

1401 - Norddeich Radio reporting on St.Ob.Strm. Heinrich PETERSEN from U 99, being awarded with the Knights Cross.

1407 - Weather is improving: NE5/4, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb - shifting to NW.

2345 - NW5/4, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1958/2.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Sandy Caine 11-05-20 03:13 PM

Sandy Caine
 
Herr Kapitan I was playing with GWX 3.0 Gold and I really liked it, but I uninstalled it, because I couldn't use SH3 Commander even though I had the dedicated patch installed. I would like to play GWX again, but I would like to use SH3 Commander too. Did I do something wrong ? Thank you for your answer.

Kapitän 11-05-20 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandy Caine (Post 2705149)
Herr Kapitan I was playing with GWX 3.0 Gold and I really liked it, but I uninstalled it, because I couldn't use SH3 Commander even though I had the dedicated patch installed. I would like to play GWX again, but I would like to use SH3 Commander too. Did I do something wrong ? Thank you for your answer.

Difficult for me to say. I know, I took special attention to follow the installation instructions very carefully. Perhaps, you can ask your question in a dedicated post in this forum or the Sh3 Mod Workshop

Kapitän 11-06-20 03:01 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - On search pattern
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2705058)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 5 November 1940 - West of Porcupine Bank

0700 - Diving for trial dive and torpedo maintenance.

1155 - O = 20%. Trial dive and torpedo maintenance completed.

1200 - Qu.6959AL - Days Run: 186.9sm - 180.0sm (19h) - 6.9sm (5h)

1256 - O = 19%.

1310 - Surfaced.

1316 - Compressed air supply filled. Boat ventilated.

1401 - Norddeich Radio reporting on St.Ob.Strm. Heinrich PETERSEN from U 99, being awarded with the Knights Cross.

1407 - Weather is improving: NE5/4, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb - shifting to NW.

2345 - NW5/4, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1958/2.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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

++++

KTB - U 112

Wednesday, 6 November 1940 - Northwest of Porcupine Bank

0412 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all boats: ASW hunter groups expected in front of the Northern Channel and therefore, orders sparingly use of radio transmission.

1200 - Qu.7182AM - Days Run: 197.1sm - 195.8sm (22h 50') - ↘1.3sm (1h 10')

2343 - Incoming F.T.2340/06 from B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reports enemy convoy in Qu.9991AL, on westerly heading, speed 9kn.

Boat is operating on convoy 2340/06.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Sandy Caine 11-06-20 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2705170)
Difficult for me to say. I know, I took special attention to follow the installation instructions very carefully. Perhaps, you can ask your question in a dedicated post in this forum or the Sh3 Mod Workshop

Thank you Herr Kapitan.

Sandy Caine 11-06-20 05:07 PM

E.Mergersen patrol 16 January 1941.
 
Commander E.Mergensen 16011941.
Patrol4.
U-101, 7th Flotilla.
Departure 18:51 hours from St.Nazaire base.

Excellent weather and sea.
We proceed calmly hoping to make a good tonnage.

After three days of total boredom we sight a cargo ship.
An MX40B travels alone and like a pigeon we sink it with the cannon.
19011941 MX40B sunk at 12:11 p.m.

Crew enthusiastic and the gunners are the stars of the 101. They spend two days without seeing anything and I try to keep the crew busy with various exercises and to refine more and more their fighting spirit, even if I think there is no need.

20011941 I finish the patrol and we go home. It is a pity to have sunk only one ship.

21011941 One sighting and it is a small merchant. He travels alone and honestly I don't know what to think of these English: brave or unconscious ?
I call the men to the piece and we liquidate the ship quite quickly.

We are on the way back in BF43 and at 12:22 p.m. ship sunk.

22011941 we arrive in St.Nazaire and we are disappointed by the patrol because so far they have entrusted us with poor grids.

We have sunk about 8000 tons of ship.
We hope that the next assignment will be better.

Lieutenant Commander Ernst Mergersen.

Kapitän 11-07-20 02:44 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Convoy sighted
 
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KTB - U 112

Wednesday, 6 November 1940 - Northwest of Porcupine Bank

0412 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
To all boats: ASW hunter groups expected in front of the Northern Channel and therefore, orders sparingly use of radio transmission.

1200 - Qu.7182AM - Days Run: 197.1sm - 195.8sm (22h 50') - ↘1.3sm (1h 10')

2343 - Incoming F.T.2340/06 from B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reports enemy convoy in Qu.9991AL, on westerly heading, speed 9kn.

Boat is operating on convoy 2340/06.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 7 November 1940 - Southwest of Porcupine Bank
- Second week at sea completed -

0446 - Incoming F.T.0440/07 from B.d.U.:
According to B-Dienst, convoy 2340/06 now in Qu.9972AL top right, on course 271°, speed 9kn.

0455 - Qu.9947AL - N7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 4-5sm, >1000mb - "Shadows bearing 320°!"

Cmdr.: "As calculated, the first masts of the convoy come into sight. The convoy consists of several tankers and a V&W destroyer as the back stbd. escort."

0610 - Evading the stbd. back escort on search pattern.

0635 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
"Gustav Gelb!". Convoy 2340/06 sighted in Qu.9947AL bottom middle, on course 272°, speed 9kn. NNE7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 4-5sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0705 - Reached forward luff position. Half moon rising in the East.

0734 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Convoy 2340/06 now in Qu.9869AL bottom left, on course 271°, speed 9kn. 7 steamers, 7 tankers and 2 Auxiliary Cruisers in 2 columns. Escorts: 1 destroyer in front, 2 destroyers in back to either side. NNE7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 4-5sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0816 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Free to attack convoy 2340/06! Is very likely OB-238. Be mindful of ASW action! Keep radio silence!

1200 - Qu.9859AL - Days Run: 251.9sm (24h)

- to be continued -


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