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Kapitän 09-03-20 03:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cajun Kaleun (Post 2693472)
1. Flotilla had transferred Brest and I took command of U-94 a Type VIIC boat in September of 1940. First patrol was to be off the west cost of England near the entrance of the Bristol Channel. Had to dive several times to avoid aircraft and gave me an excuse to put the new boat through its paces.

Getting close to our patrol area a merchant vessel is spotted so we go flank to get in position since we are surfaced at night. Just as we are about to dive we suddenly spot a destroyer who also spots us and starts charging at our position. I attempt a potshot with the aft torpedo but it misses and we get depthcharged for several hours. When it seems they have lost our scent we go to periscope depth to take a peek. Unfortunately he is very close so again I snapshot with a torpedo as he begins firing at the periscope. This time there is an explosion but it doesn't sink the destroyer but it limps off.

We surface and charge the batteries and prepare to enter the Bristol Channel again. We hear a merchant on hydrophones while making our approach submerged coming from behind. We intercept his track and lie in wait and send two eels his way. Aimed a little further ahead than intended but make the C3's front deck go awash. Surface and finish him off with the deck gun and report in to command. We dive and continue eastwards and again catch another merchant on the hydrophones and it is another C3. Another two eels and a deck gun and we are once again eastbound.

We find a dockyard that I observe for a bit to see if it is worth the approach but decide with all the destroyers and patrol craft on hydrophones and the inability to get a good angle on the ships berthed there we head back west. We come across two ships entering the channel traveling together a small merchant and a tanker so we sit and wait. One eel for each hitting both amidships snapping them in half. I decide to head west to open ocean since we are making Bristol Channel into a graveyard.

While surfaced and charging the batteries we are bounced by several aircraft. Man the AA guns and go flank to get some distance then suddenly a couple of destroyers appear on the horizon we dive with barely charged batteries and hope for the best. Thankfully they end up depthcharging far off our position so we slink away back to Brest to several medals and promotions for the crew. Over 22,000 tons of shipping sank it was a very good patrol.


Great job! The longest time I had ASW chasing me in 1940 is 1h. Which Mod are you using?

Kapitän 09-03-20 03:16 AM

112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol - 2nd Convoy Battle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2693265)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


****

KTB - U 112

Sunday, 1 September 1940 - Rockall Bank - Second week at sea completed.

0420 - Evening dusk (Sunrise and Sunset apparently shifting due to high FPS ...) - All external torpedoes loaded under deck and batteries charged.

Cmdr.: "One bottle of beer for each crew member."

0610 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
All external torpedoes loaded. 8Ato. 140cbm. 1791AM. W2/2, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. Continue Op. acc. Op.-Order. - RST -

0615 - Boat continuing Op. on previously ordered new patrol line from NW - SE, between Middle Ireland and northern entrance of The Minch. Also, acc. to an Skl.-Order, one weather boat is to permanently be placed between 55°-60°N and 20°-25°W and another is to place weather buoys NW and West of Scotland.

1000 - Wind and sea increasing: NW6/5, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb.

1200 - Qu.1936AM - Days Run: 152.3sm - 150.1sm (23h 15') - 2.2 (45')

1600 - Incoming F.T. from B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reporting that convoy SC.2 consisting of 53 ships, will arrive at the escort point, on 6 Sept. Acc. a secret Commander-F.T., U 47 (Prien), U 65 (von Stockhausen) and U 124 (Schulz) are ordered to operate on this convoy.

1902 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Join Group SC.2. Reach Qu.AL02 by 6 Sept., 0000h. Status report after arrival.

1920 - New course 280°. During the day, success reports from U 57 (Topp) and U 59 (Matz).

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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


****

KTB - U 112

Monday, 2 September 1940 - Rockall Bank

0800 - Incoming F.T.: From Prize "Tropic Sea":
Being held-up in Bay of Biscay by British submarine HMS Truant. Will scuttle ship in 5 min. Request rescue.

1200 - Qu.0366AL - Days Run: 182.0sm (24h)

1324 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reports large enemy convoy in Qu.0364AL, course east, speed 7kn.

1345 - "Smoke plume ahead!" - Turning boat around to new course 90°. For the rest of the day, shadowing the convoy in front of its stbd. beam.

1404 - Incoming F.T.: From U 58:
On outbound voyage from Lorient, sighted enemy submarine in Qu.6177BF. - Schonder -

1431 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
"Gustav Gelb!". Convoy 1329/2 sighted in Qu.0365AL top center. Course 83°, speed 7kn. E5/4, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. - RST -

1531 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Convoy 1329/2 now in Qu.0365AL top right. Course 85°, speed 7kn. 22 ships, 1 aircraft carrier, 1 V&W destroyer in front, 1 Flower Corvette in back. E5/4, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. - RST -

1550 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Convoy 1329/2 is B.HX-68. Free to attack!

1759 - Radio report from Norddeich Radio about the "Land-Lease-Act".

Cmdr.: "During the evening, I move the boat away from the moon-lit side, to the port side of the convoy."

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Texas Red 09-03-20 08:39 AM

Embarked on July 19, 1942 for our 8th patrol.

We chased a Liberty Ship around grid quadrant ED96, before finally sinking it with 3 torpedoes. However, we wasted nearly a third of our eels trying to sink her.

The next day we found a much better target. A Large Troopship. We sank her with 4 torpedoes, we surfaced to watch her sink but we were caught on the surface by two Avenger aircraft, we sustained minor damage from the attack.

We decided to head home, having completed our objective and we only had two torpedoes in the aft tubes, saving them if we needed to use them for self-defense.

We are now embarked on the return voyage.

Kplt. Wolfgang Ulrich
U-66, IXC

Kapitän 09-03-20 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2693538)
Embarked on July 19, 1942 for our 8th patrol.

We chased a Liberty Ship around grid quadrant ED96, before finally sinking it with 3 torpedoes. However, we wasted nearly a third of our eels trying to sink her.

The next day we found a much better target. A Large Troopship. We sank her with 4 torpedoes, we surfaced to watch her sink but we were caught on the surface by two Avenger aircraft, we sustained minor damage from the attack.

We decided to head home, having completed our objective and we only had two torpedoes in the aft tubes, saving them if we needed to use them for self-defense.

We are now embarked on the return voyage.

Kplt. Wolfgang Ulrich
U-66, IXC


Safe return voyage, especially, through the Bay of Biscay ...

Texas Red 09-03-20 02:33 PM

Danke, commander! :salute:

We safely made it back to Lorient, arriving there on the 28th of August, 1942. We departed for our next patrol on the 18th of Septemeber, 1942. Our grid patrol zone was GR28, pretty close to Capetown, South Africa. We made it there on October 19th, 1942. We are starting operations in the grid quadrant now.

In grid BF48, we sunk a Large Merchant for 10,000 tons. Only ship sunk so far in our patrol.

Kapitän 09-03-20 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2693600)
Danke, commander! :salute:

We safely made it back to Lorient, arriving there on the 28th of August, 1942. We departed for our next patrol on the 18th of Septemeber, 1942. Our grid patrol zone was GR28, pretty close to Capetown, South Africa. We made it there on October 19th, 1942. We are starting operations in the grid quadrant now.

In grid BF48, we sunk a Large Merchant for 10,000 tons. Only ship sunk so far in our patrol.


And which Mod are you using?


So, you are part of the "Eisbär"-Group:


https://www.uboat.net/ops/monsun2.htm

Kapitän 09-03-20 03:11 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol - 2nd Convoy Battle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2693483)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


****

KTB - U 112

Monday, 2 September 1940 - Rockall Bank

0800 - Incoming F.T.: From Prize "Tropic Sea":
Being held-up in Bay of Biscay by British submarine HMS Truant. Will scuttle ship in 5 min. Request rescue.

1200 - Qu.0366AL - Days Run: 182.0sm (24h)

1324 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reports large enemy convoy in Qu.0364AL, course east, speed 7kn.

1345 - "Smoke plume ahead!" - Turning boat around to new course 90°. For the rest of the day, shadowing the convoy in front of its stbd. beam.

1404 - Incoming F.T.: From U 58:
On outbound voyage from Lorient, sighted enemy submarine in Qu.6177BF. - Schonder -

1431 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
"Gustav Gelb!". Convoy 1329/2 sighted in Qu.0365AL top center. Course 83°, speed 7kn. E5/4, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. - RST -

1531 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Convoy 1329/2 now in Qu.0365AL top right. Course 85°, speed 7kn. 22 ships, 1 aircraft carrier, 1 V&W destroyer in front, 1 Flower Corvette in back. E5/4, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. - RST -

1550 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Convoy 1329/2 is B.HX-68. Free to attack!

1759 - Radio report from Norddeich Radio about the "Land-Lease-Act".

Cmdr.: "During the evening, I move the boat away from the moon-lit side, to the port side of the convoy."

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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

****

KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 3 September 1940 - Rockall Bank

0530 - Qu.1937AM - "Battle Stations!"

0539 - Changing course to 175°, commencing attack run. Target ships are a Standard Tanker in Pos.1 of the middle column and HMS Furious in Pos.2 behind the tanker.

(Note: This convoy has pretty much the same composition as the one before, also, with HMS Ark Royal in it. Naming the aircraft carrier HMS Furious, is merely my attempt to simulate a different aircraft carrier running in the convoy.).

0550 - Tubes I & II, G7a, K-a/Contact Fuse, running depth 4.5m, Vt30, on the Standard Tanker, Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

Both torpedoes are misses, as the convoy begins zig-zagging. Either, the torpedo wakes or the boat itself must have been sighted, even though, no star shells are fired.

0551 - Tubes III & IV, G7a, K-a/Contact Fuse, running depth 4.5m, Vt44, on HMS Furious, Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

Both are hits in the forecastle. HMS Furious explodes and sinks immediately. Must have hit the forward magazine.

Cmdr.: "I'm altering course to 50° and running off at high speed. Approximate distance to the nearest ship is 1000m. The forward sweeper - a V&W destroyer - detects the boat and opens fire with its deck guns but the shells are way off. Showing the destroyer our stern and going to flank speed. The destroyer is gaining on us fast."

0556 - At a distance of 1000m, "ALARM!". - Crash diving to A+70. Wabos (Depth Charges) above the boat and astern during further course.

0642 - Surfaced the boat after 46min. and 2.3sm. The destroyer is still searching for us in the distance and dropping Wabos. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!"

- to be continued -


Texas Red 09-03-20 05:14 PM

This is my modlist:

*GWX
*SH3Commander
GWX - English Nav Map and Grid Refs
GWX - Merged Campaign
GWX - Late War Sensors Snorkel Antennas
GWX - Open Hatch Mod
Thomsen's Sound Pack V3.2cg
Rbs1_SH4_Effects_GWX_30_71
Rapt0r's Uniforms V2.0 [Grey]
Rapt0r's Uniforms V2.0 [Grey - All Leather] Patch
Rubini´s Underwater dust&plancton v1
M.E.P v6
Optional - ShipVanishingHull for MEP v6
Optional - FSF for MEP v6
Radio Deutschland
Radio England
TKSS18 German U-Boats Compilation
German U-Boats Compilation 2 (only VIIB & VIIC models by WISE)
FixAllSubGWX
Flat Sun Fix for GWX3
Ahnenerbe WideGui 1920 x 1080 Final
Moon_light_mod
Sh3_volumetric_clouds&fog_V2.2
Ricks_GWX_Rec_Man_Final
SEAFLOOR X
Wooden_Lifeboats_Mod_1.1
M.E.P v6- VisualSensors for GWX3
GWX - Contact Color
GWX Increased Air Traffic
RMS HMT Queen Mary
damage texture 1.0
Supplement to V16B1 (JSGME)
GWX - Axis Mediterranean Aircraft Skins
TKSS18 German U-Boats Compilation No Eagle
German U-Boats Compilation FuMO_Fix_SNS

Cajun Kaleun 09-04-20 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2693482)
Great job! The longest time I had ASW chasing me in 1940 is 1h. Which Mod are you using?

GWX but I was also being dumb and popping up to take shots at him which would start the whole process over again. Having played so many different sub games I get the dumbs and try to irrationally kill ASW assets. He likely would have left a lot sooner if I didn't keep shooting at him. :haha:

Kapitän 09-04-20 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cajun Kaleun (Post 2693655)
GWX but I was also being dumb and popping up to take shots at him which would start the whole process over again. Having played so many different sub games I get the dumbs and try to irrationally kill ASW assets. He likely would have left a lot sooner if I didn't keep shooting at him. :haha:


Yes! That would explain that :03:

Kapitän 09-04-20 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2693613)
This is my modlist:

*GWX
*SH3Commander
GWX - English Nav Map and Grid Refs
GWX - Merged Campaign
GWX - Late War Sensors Snorkel Antennas
GWX - Open Hatch Mod
Thomsen's Sound Pack V3.2cg
Rbs1_SH4_Effects_GWX_30_71
Rapt0r's Uniforms V2.0 [Grey]
Rapt0r's Uniforms V2.0 [Grey - All Leather] Patch
Rubini´s Underwater dust&plancton v1
M.E.P v6
Optional - ShipVanishingHull for MEP v6
Optional - FSF for MEP v6
Radio Deutschland
Radio England
TKSS18 German U-Boats Compilation
German U-Boats Compilation 2 (only VIIB & VIIC models by WISE)
FixAllSubGWX
Flat Sun Fix for GWX3
Ahnenerbe WideGui 1920 x 1080 Final
Moon_light_mod
Sh3_volumetric_clouds&fog_V2.2
Ricks_GWX_Rec_Man_Final
SEAFLOOR X
Wooden_Lifeboats_Mod_1.1
M.E.P v6- VisualSensors for GWX3
GWX - Contact Color
GWX Increased Air Traffic
RMS HMT Queen Mary
damage texture 1.0
Supplement to V16B1 (JSGME)
GWX - Axis Mediterranean Aircraft Skins
TKSS18 German U-Boats Compilation No Eagle
German U-Boats Compilation FuMO_Fix_SNS


Wow, quite extensive. I have played GWX in the past and like it very much but somehow got stuck on CCoM ... works fine, is very stable and seems reasonably realistic.

Kapitän 09-04-20 02:51 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol - 2nd Convoy Battle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2693605)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

****

KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 3 September 1940 - Rockall Bank

0530 - Qu.1937AM - "Battle Stations!"

0539 - Changing course to 175°, commencing attack run. Target ships are a Standard Tanker in Pos.1 of the middle column and HMS Furious in Pos.2 behind the tanker.

(Note: This convoy has pretty much the same composition as the one before, also, with HMS Ark Royal in it. Naming the aircraft carrier HMS Furious, is merely my attempt to simulate a different aircraft carrier running in the convoy.).

0550 - Tubes I & II, G7a, K-a/Contact Fuse, running depth 4.5m, Vt30, on the Standard Tanker, Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

Both torpedoes are misses, as the convoy begins zig-zagging. Either, the torpedo wakes or the boat itself must have been sighted, even though, no star shells are fired.

0551 - Tubes III & IV, G7a, K-a/Contact Fuse, running depth 4.5m, Vt44, on HMS Furious, Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

Both are hits in the forecastle. HMS Furious explodes and sinks immediately. Must have hit the forward magazine.

Cmdr.: "I'm altering course to 50° and running off at high speed. Approximate distance to the nearest ship is 1000m. The forward sweeper - a V&W destroyer - detects the boat and opens fire with its deck guns but the shells are way off. Showing the destroyer our stern and going to flank speed. The destroyer is gaining on us fast."

0556 - At a distance of 1000m, "ALARM!". - Crash diving to A+70. Wabos (Depth Charges) above the boat and astern during further course.

0642 - Surfaced the boat after 46min. and 2.3sm. The destroyer is still searching for us in the distance and dropping Wabos. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!"

- to be continued -


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


- continued from 3 Sept., 0642h -


0700 - After about 1h of ASW action, the destroyer runs back to the convoy.

0715 - About 1.5h after the first attack, the convoy stops zig-zagging.

0745 - Qu.1938AM - Boat in position for a surface attack with the stern tubes, off the port beam of the convoy, course 355°, 50rpm ahead. "Battle Stations!".

0801 - Tubes V & VI, G7a, K-a/Contact Fuse, running depth 5m, Vt44, on a large tanker in Pos.3 of the middle column, Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

Both torpedoes are hits. The tanker breaks in two, explodes and sinks immediately in a horrific fireball.

Running off, first on a northerly course and then changing to 85°. The convoy is zig-zagging but the escorts make no attempt for a ASW search. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

- to be continued -


Kapitän 09-04-20 03:47 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol - 2nd Convoy Battle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2693665)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


- continued from 3 Sept., 0642h -


0700 - After about 1h of ASW action, the destroyer runs back to the convoy.

0715 - About 1.5h after the first attack, the convoy stops zig-zagging.

0745 - Qu.1938AM - Boat in position for a surface attack with the stern tubes, off the port beam of the convoy, course 355°, 50rpm ahead. "Battle Stations!".

0801 - Tubes V & VI, G7a, K-a/Contact Fuse, running depth 5m, Vt44, on a large tanker in Pos.3 of the middle column, Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

Both torpedoes are hits. The tanker breaks in two, explodes and sinks immediately in a horrific fireball.

Running off, first on a northerly course and then changing to 85°. The convoy is zig-zagging but the escorts make no attempt for a ASW search. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

- to be continued -


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


- continued from 3 Sept., 0801h -

0807 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reports that this convoy is B.HX.68 and that a section of it is in position Qu.1929AM, on course ESE, speed 6kn.

Cmdr.: "Again, there are several US-Steamers loaded with war materials, running in the convoy."

0850 - Diving to A-50 for torpedo loading. 300rpm, 7kn.

0921 - Tubes I & II re-loaded. Battery 7900Ah.

0930 - Surfaced the boat after 40min. and 4.1sm. Boat is in front of the port beam of the convoy. Altering course to 265°.

1000 - Qu.0117AM - Convoy running again on course 85°, speed 6-7kn. "Battle Stations!". - Turning into the convoy, and commencing surfaced attack run, course 175°, speed 3kn. Target ship is the Standard Tanker, we missed in the first attack.

1011/1012 - Two single shots with Tubes I & II, G7a, K-a/Contact Fuse, running depth 4.5m, Vt44, Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

Boat is diving to periscope depth right after launching the torpedoes, altering course away from the convoy, to 310°. Both torpedoes are hits after 156sec. The tanker explodes and sinks within seconds.

Cmdr.: "Just before the first torpedo impact, the forward sweeper shoots off a star shell. After the attack, the forward sweeper is running around the ships of the outer port column and shooting off star shells, suspecting us within the convoy. The rear corvette, is covering a possible escape behind the convoy."

1116 - Surfaced the boat after 1h 04min. and 3.2sm. Altering course to 180°.
"Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

- to be continued -


Kapitän 09-05-20 03:10 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol - 2nd Convoy Battle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2693811)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


- continued from 3 Sept., 0801h -

0807 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reports that this convoy is B.HX.68 and that a section of it is in position Qu.1929AM, on course ESE, speed 6kn.

Cmdr.: "Again, there are several US-Steamers loaded with war materials, running in the convoy."

0850 - Diving to A-50 for torpedo loading. 300rpm, 7kn.

0921 - Tubes I & II re-loaded. Battery 7900Ah.

0930 - Surfaced the boat after 40min. and 4.1sm. Boat is in front of the port beam of the convoy. Altering course to 265°.

1000 - Qu.0117AM - Convoy running again on course 85°, speed 6-7kn. "Battle Stations!". - Turning into the convoy, and commencing surfaced attack run, course 175°, speed 3kn. Target ship is the Standard Tanker, we missed in the first attack.

1011/1012 - Two single shots with Tubes I & II, G7a, K-a/Contact Fuse, running depth 4.5m, Vt44, Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

Boat is diving to periscope depth right after launching the torpedoes, altering course away from the convoy, to 310°. Both torpedoes are hits after 156sec. The tanker explodes and sinks within seconds.

Cmdr.: "Just before the first torpedo impact, the forward sweeper shoots off a star shell. After the attack, the forward sweeper is running around the ships of the outer port column and shooting off star shells, suspecting us within the convoy. The rear corvette, is covering a possible escape behind the convoy."

1116 - Surfaced the boat after 1h 04min. and 3.2sm. Altering course to 180°.
"Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

- to be continued -


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


- continued from 3 Sept., 1116h -

1124 - Incoming F.T.: From U 57:
Boat rammed by Norwegian steamer SS Rona in Brunsbüttel lock. 6 men are missing. - Topp -

1143 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Sunk from convoy B.HX-68: On 3.9., at 0553h, HMS Furious, Qu.1937AM, at 0803h, one tanker 19024ts, Qu.1938AM and at 1014h, one tanker 8230ts, in Qu.0117AM. Convoy continuing on course 85°, speed 7kn. No more eels. 132cbm. E5/4, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. Returning to base acc. Op.-Orders.
- RST -

1200 - Qu.1963AM - Days Run: 171.7sm - 162.1sm (21h 30') - 9.6 (2h 30')

1230 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Return to base acc. Op.-Orders. Enemy submarine warning in Qu.BF14 and BF6177. Mines SW of Pen March in depths over 100m.

1730 - Qu.4255AM - On Course 180°.
Radio report from Norddeich Radio about RAF raids on German held ports in northern France.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 09-05-20 03:31 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2693856)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


- continued from 3 Sept., 1116h -

1124 - Incoming F.T.: From U 57:
Boat rammed by Norwegian steamer SS Rona in Brunsbüttel lock. 6 men are missing. - Topp -

1143 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Sunk from convoy B.HX-68: On 3.9., at 0553h, HMS Furious, Qu.1937AM, at 0803h, one tanker 19024ts, Qu.1938AM and at 1014h, one tanker 8230ts, in Qu.0117AM. Convoy continuing on course 85°, speed 7kn. No more eels. 132cbm. E5/4, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. Returning to base acc. Op.-Orders.
- RST -

1200 - Qu.1963AM - Days Run: 171.7sm - 162.1sm (21h 30') - 9.6 (2h 30')

1230 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Return to base acc. Op.-Orders. Enemy submarine warning in Qu.BF14 and BF6177. Mines SW of Pen March in depths over 100m.

1730 - Qu.4255AM - On Course 180°.
Radio report from Norddeich Radio about RAF raids on German held ports in northern France.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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


****

KTB - U 112

Wednesday, 4 September 1940 - West of Ireland

0737 - Qu.7255AM - Porcupine Bank - Water depth 100m.

1200 - Qu.7552AM - Days Run: 297.5sm (24h)

2200 - Qu.3255BE - ESE7/6, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. New course 121°.

Continuing return voyage to new base.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 09-06-20 02:11 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2693970)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


****

KTB - U 112

Wednesday, 4 September 1940 - West of Ireland

0737 - Qu.7255AM - Porcupine Bank - Water depth 100m.

1200 - Qu.7552AM - Days Run: 297.5sm (24h)

2200 - Qu.3255BE - ESE7/6, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. New course 121°.

Continuing return voyage to new base.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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


****

KTB - U 112

Thursday, 5 September 1940 - Southwest of Ireland

1200 - Qu.3699BE - Days Run: 284.6sm (24h)

1400 - Norddeich Radio sending report of the O.K.W., about Oblt. Engelbert ENDRAß receiving the Knights Cross.

1600 - U 32 (Jenisch) sending success report.

2117 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst report about a enemy convoy in Qu.4136BF, course WSW, speed 6kn.

2145 - Qu. 1799BF - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
24h until Point "Lore". 106cbm. ESE7/6, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. - RST -

2205 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Continue return voyage as ordered.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 09-06-20 03:57 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2694014)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 5 September 1940 - Southwest of Ireland

1200 - Qu.3699BE - Days Run: 284.6sm (24h)

1400 - Norddeich Radio sending report of the O.K.W., about Oblt. Engelbert ENDRAß receiving the Knights Cross.

1600 - U 32 (Jenisch) sending success report.

2117 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst report about a enemy convoy in Qu.4136BF, course WSW, speed 6kn.

2145 - Qu. 1799BF - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
24h until Point "Lore". 106cbm. ESE7/6, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb. - RST -

2205 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Continue return voyage as ordered.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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

KTB - U 112

Friday, 6 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

0315 - Qu.4255BF - New course 90°. Have to reduce speed due to heavy swell.

0734 - U 65 sending contact report from SC.2: "Driven off by escorts. W8/7, poor visibility.
- von Stockhausen -

1200 - Qu.4345BF - Days Run: 244.2sm (24h)

1436 - Evading neutral steamer, bearing 273°, on course 121°, 6-7kn, E=9000, on surface.

2115 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will arrive Point "Lore", 7.9., 0300h. - RST -

2202 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Report when at Point "Lore" and continue on Approach Path "Herz" without escort.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 09-07-20 02:21 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2694096)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...
****

KTB - U 112

Friday, 6 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

0315 - Qu.4255BF - New course 90°. Have to reduce speed due to heavy swell.

0734 - U 65 sending contact report from SC.2: "Driven off by escorts. W8/7, poor visibility.
- von Stockhausen -

1200 - Qu.4345BF - Days Run: 244.2sm (24h)

1436 - Evading neutral steamer, bearing 273°, on course 121°, 6-7kn, E=9000, on surface.

2115 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will arrive Point "Lore", 7.9., 0300h. - RST -

2202 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Report when at Point "Lore" and continue on Approach Path "Herz" without escort.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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


****

KTB - U 112

Saturday, 7 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

0004 - U-Stockhausen regaining contact to SC.2 and serving as contact keeper.

0255 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Reached Point "Lore". Arrival Lorient 8.9., 1200h. - RST -

0311 - "ALARM!" from twin engine aircraft approaching from 15°true. Flying over the boat on course 195°, turns back around on course 15° and detects the boat only when positioned right over it. On A-20 two bombs - no damages on A-Meter.

Cmdr.: "I am very suspicious of the fact, that we get attacked by aircraft, right after reporting in from the escort point. Has its position location been compromised and can the enemy intercept our radio frequencies?".

0411 - Surfaced the boat after 1h and 3sm.

0610 - Charging batteries (7300Ah): Stbd.engine charging, 490rpm; Port engine propulsion, 396rpm, 9kn.

0810 - Batteries charged. 2h for 2700Ah. 2x285rpm, 8kn.

1200 - Qu.5277BF - Days Run: 184.1sm - 181.1sm (23h) - 3.0 (1h)

1800 - Norddeich Radio reporting about RAF raids on German held harbors in northern France preparing for Op.-"Sea Lion", "with little success".

2100 - 19sm south of Pen March.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 09-08-20 02:14 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2694138)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


****

KTB - U 112

Saturday, 7 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

0004 - U-Stockhausen regaining contact to SC.2 and serving as contact keeper.

0255 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Reached Point "Lore". Arrival Lorient 8.9., 1200h. - RST -

0311 - "ALARM!" from twin engine aircraft approaching from 15°true. Flying over the boat on course 195°, turns back around on course 15° and detects the boat only when positioned right over it. On A-20 two bombs - no damages on A-Meter.

Cmdr.: "I am very suspicious of the fact, that we get attacked by aircraft, right after reporting in from the escort point. Has its position location been compromised and can the enemy intercept our radio frequencies?".

0411 - Surfaced the boat after 1h and 3sm.

0610 - Charging batteries (7300Ah): Stbd.engine charging, 490rpm; Port engine propulsion, 396rpm, 9kn.

0810 - Batteries charged. 2h for 2700Ah. 2x285rpm, 8kn.

1200 - Qu.5277BF - Days Run: 184.1sm - 181.1sm (23h) - 3.0 (1h)

1800 - Norddeich Radio reporting about RAF raids on German held harbors in northern France preparing for Op.-"Sea Lion", "with little success".

2100 - 19sm south of Pen March.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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


****

KTB - U 112

Sunday, 8 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay - Third week at sea completed.

0118 - Qu.6178BF - German VIIC boat sighted on course ESE. Perhaps, patrolling the area in search of enemy submarines, as previously reported by U 58 (Schonder).

0300 - Diving for submerged cruise on A-20. Silent running, 1.6kn.

0524 - O=20%.

1104 - O=19%.

1145 - Surfaced the boat after 8h45min. and 13sm.
ESE4/3, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb.

1154 - Boat ventilated.

1200 - Qu.6184BF - Days Run: 130.7sm - 117.7sm (15h 15') - 13.0 (8h 45')

1225 - Ile de Croix - Course 15°.

1320 - Entering Lorient without escort. Many ships burning and several of them sunk from what seems to have been an enemy air raid. Harbor entrance of Lorient protected by several patrol vessels, a AA-Cruiser and four aircraft, two of which are Me110.

1400 - Mooring boat at Isère. First war patrol with U 112 and 9th war patrol overall completed.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 09-09-20 02:47 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 1st War Patrol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2694303)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


****

KTB - U 112

Sunday, 8 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay - Third week at sea completed.

0118 - Qu.6178BF - German VIIC boat sighted on course ESE. Perhaps, patrolling the area in search of enemy submarines, as previously reported by U 58 (Schonder).

0300 - Diving for submerged cruise on A-20. Silent running, 1.6kn.

0524 - O=20%.

1104 - O=19%.

1145 - Surfaced the boat after 8h45min. and 13sm.
ESE4/3, clear, light haze, vis.10000, >1000mb.

1154 - Boat ventilated.

1200 - Qu.6184BF - Days Run: 130.7sm - 117.7sm (15h 15') - 13.0 (8h 45')

1225 - Ile de Croix - Course 15°.

1320 - Entering Lorient without escort. Many ships burning and several of them sunk from what seems to have been an enemy air raid. Harbor entrance of Lorient protected by several patrol vessels, a AA-Cruiser and four aircraft, two of which are Me110.

1400 - Mooring boat at Isère. First war patrol with U 112 and 9th war patrol overall completed.

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

The totals of this 1st war patrol with U 112 and 9th war patrol overall are:

Traveled surfaced: 3917.6sm - 19 days, 2h
Traveled submerged: 106.2sm - 2 days, 15h, 30min.
Traveled total: 4023.8sm - 21 days, 17h, 30min.

Torpedo hits: 17
Torpedo misses: 2 when the target ship was zig-zagging.
Torpedo failures: 3 Eto (Pi-G7H) hit but failed to ignite, 2 of which, when the target ship was zig-zagging.


2 Aircraft Carriers sunk for 45170 BRT (HMS Ark Royal and HMS Furious), 4 laden tankers sunk for 54506 BRT, 2 merchants sunk for 13198 BRT and 1 steamer of 6311 BRT loaded with tanks torpedoed, for a grand total of 119185 BRT of sunk and torpedoed enemy shipping.

Crash Dives: 3 - One from enemy aircraft after sending a position report from escort point "Lore" and two from convoy escorts during the attack run, in which course, the boat sustained 8.12% damage to its pressure hull.

Bombs: 2 Fliebos were dropped by enemy aircraft onto the boat, inflicting no damage.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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