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Kapitän 07-07-21 04:19 AM

U 113 - AGRU-Front
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2756412)
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Sunday, 6 July 1941 - North of Bornholm - AGRU-Front, (Kvt.Kpt.-Ing. MÜLLER).

0051 - Trial Crash Dive. At T=10 in 35Sec. Water depth 80m.

0053 - T=70. Boat reacting good.

0104 - At reception depth. 65RPM, 1.6kn, Silent Running.

0303 - O=20%.

0337 - Sunrise.

0707 - Surfaced after 10.3sm and 6h 16'.
NW1/1, partly cloudy, light haze, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

0713 - Boat ventilated.

1005 - Qu.8333AO - Evaded Swedish Stella Destroyer on surface. Was on course WNW, 30sm NE of Bornholm.

1130 - Patrolled ordered patrol grid for 24h.

1200 - Qu.8411AO - Days Run: 133.1sm - 122.8sm (17h 44') - 10.3sm (6h 16')
217.4cbm (2.5cbm in 24h). 9300Ah. Weather unchanged in 4h 53'.

1323 - Qu.8419AO - Allowed a neutral steamer to cross our bows on course SSW.

1628 - Qu.8455AO -

1720 - It's becoming overcast and beginning to rain.

1801 - Report from Norddeich Radio about Operation "Silberfuchs", in an attempt to seize the Russian harbor of Murmansk. Attacks of the German 2nd and 3rd Mountain Division across the river Liza on July 6th, are repelled by the Soviet 14th and 52nd Rifle Division, reinforced by a Navy-Battalion. The battle is continuing.

Cmdr.: "Seizing the harbor of Murmansk is of strategic importance in support of Operation Barbarossa!"

2020 - Sundown - NNW7/6, overcast, rain, limited visibility, <1000mb. Have to reduce speed due to heavy swell.

2140 - It's clearing up again, wind and sea shifting to West.

2320 - WNW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.


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Monday, 7 July 1941 - Baltic Sea - AGRU-Front, (Kvt.Kpt.-Ing. MÜLLER).

- Iceland is being occupied by US-Troops -

Cmdr.: With the occupation of Iceland by US-Troops and the increased enemy air cover, operation in that area and the break-through into the Atlantic will become more precarious.

0120 - Qu.9455AO -

0327 - Sunrise.

0340 - Qu.9465AO - A Russian twin-engine airplane - identified as a Tupolev Tu-2 - flies over the boat from bow to stern on course West without attacking the boat and flies off again on course NE.

0800 - Lightship "Hela" to our stbd. beam.

0815 - WSW1/1, partly cloudy, light haze, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb - Coming into port.

Battleship "Tirpitz" and Aircraft Carrier "Sydlitz" are anchored in Danzig (historically, Sydlitz was not refitted to an Aircraft Carrier until 1942 and never commissioned as such).

1000 - Mooring boat in Danzig.

Since last Etmal - Days Run: 256.8sm (22h)
207.3cbm (10.1cbm in 22h). 9300Ah. Weather unchanged in 1h 45'.

The totals of this AGRU patrol with U 113 and the 14th patrol overall are:

Traveled surfaced: 649.6sm - 2 days, 13h, 14min.
Traveled submerged: 10.3sm - 0 days, 6h, 16min.
Traveled total: 659.9sm - 2 days, 19h, 30min.

AGRU-Front successfully completed.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 07-08-21 03:00 AM

U 113 - 5th Training Flotilla
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2756570)
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Monday, 7 July 1941 - Baltic Sea - AGRU-Front, (Kvt.Kpt.-Ing. MÜLLER).

- Iceland is being occupied by US-Troops -

Cmdr.: With the occupation of Iceland by US-Troops and the increased enemy air cover, operation in that area and the break-through into the Atlantic will become more precarious.

0120 - Qu.9455AO -

0327 - Sunrise.

0340 - Qu.9465AO - A Russian twin-engine airplane - identified as a Tupolev Tu-2 - flies over the boat from bow to stern on course West without attacking the boat and flies off again on course NE.

0800 - Lightship "Hela" to our stbd. beam.

0815 - WSW1/1, partly cloudy, light haze, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb - Coming into port.

Battleship "Tirpitz" and Aircraft Carrier "Sydlitz" are anchored in Danzig (historically, Sydlitz was not refitted to an Aircraft Carrier until 1942 and never commissioned as such).

1000 - Mooring boat in Danzig.

Since last Etmal - Days Run: 256.8sm (22h)
207.3cbm (10.1cbm in 22h). 9300Ah. Weather unchanged in 1h 45'.

The totals of this AGRU patrol with U 113 and the 14th patrol overall are:

Traveled surfaced: 649.6sm - 2 days, 13h, 14min.
Traveled submerged: 10.3sm - 0 days, 6h, 16min.
Traveled total: 659.9sm - 2 days, 19h, 30min.

AGRU-Front successfully completed.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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Tuesday, 8 July until Thursday, 17 July 1941 - Danzig/Hela - 5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Daily work routine throughout.


Kapitän 07-18-21 01:38 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2756743)
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Tuesday, 8 July until Thursday, 17 July 1941 - Danzig/Hela - 5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Daily work routine throughout.


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Friday, 18 July 1941 - Danzig - 5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Taking boat out of dry dock and putting on charging station. Beginning of pre-war patrol preparation.


Kapitän 07-19-21 02:15 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Pre-War Patrol Preparation
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2758307)
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Friday, 18 July 1941 - Danzig - 5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Taking boat out of dry dock and putting on charging station. Beginning of pre-war patrol preparation.


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Saturday, 19 July 1941 - Danzig - 5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Taking on of Fuel Oil (240cbm at 850kg/m³) and Lubricating Oil.


Kapitän 07-20-21 02:14 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Pre-War Patrol Preparation
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2758468)
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Saturday, 19 July 1941 - Danzig - 5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Taking on of Fuel Oil (240cbm at 850kg/m³) and Lubricating Oil.


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Sunday, 20 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Trimming trials at Danzig roads and Test cruise at Hela.


Kapitän 07-21-21 01:52 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Pre-War Patrol Preparation
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2758621)
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Sunday, 20 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Trimming trials at Danzig roads and Test cruise at Hela.


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Monday, 21 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Testing of Navigational and Radio Equipment.


Otto Kurstmann 07-21-21 04:47 AM

Right now, I am very toxic about my torpedo duds. In mid 1940, on a VIIB. Accidentally sunk a Norwegian ship thinking we were at war.

Kapitän 07-22-21 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Otto Kurstmann (Post 2758825)
Right now, I am very toxic about my torpedo duds. In mid 1940, on a VIIB. Accidentally sunk a Norwegian ship thinking we were at war.


Yep, can be very frustrating ...

Was the Norwegian ship icon not in Green colour on the Nav map (F5)?

Kapitän 07-22-21 03:05 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Pre-War Patrol Preparation
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2758813)
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Monday, 21 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Testing of Navigational and Radio Equipment.


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Tuesday, 22 July until Friday, 25 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Taking on of Provisions, Ammunitions and Torpedoes.

Ari and A/A ammunition:
- SK-C/32, 10.5cm: 150 x SpG; 30 x LkG
- 2 x M.G.-2cm-C/30: 8000 x PbG (1 x M.G.-2cm-C/30 instead of 1 x 3.7cm-SK-C/30).

Taking on of torpedoes:
- Tubes I-VI: G7e, K-b
- Bow above floor plates: 2 x G7e, K-b
- Bow under floor plates: 2x G7e, K-b & 2 x G7a, K-a
- Aft under floor plate: 2 x G7a, K-a
- Upper deck containers: 8 x G7a, K-a
Note: All torpedoes with fuse Pi-G7H (only AZ / Pi-1 without MZ).


pikke 07-23-21 12:42 AM

U53 - Type VIIb - pre war shakedown patrol
 
August 1, 1939
Departed from Wilhelmshaven for a shakedown patrol.
Patrol area BF17.
Weather clear and sea conditions quite good.


August 5, 1939
U53 moved through the Channel and got to patrol area BF17.
Training target interception and attak positioning as well as crash dive drilling.


August 6, 1939
Patrol complete, no contacts. Moving back to Wilhelmshaven.


August 9, 1939
Back to home. Cruised through the Channel once again. Clear weather all the way through.

Working the crew hard to get them ready for what's to come in the days ahead.
But will anything be enough for what await us?
Will I be ready?
Time will tell.

Kapitän 07-26-21 03:00 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Pre-War Patrol Preparation
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2758997)
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Tuesday, 22 July until Friday, 25 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Taking on of Provisions, Ammunitions and Torpedoes.

Ari and A/A ammunition:
- SK-C/32, 10.5cm: 150 x SpG; 30 x LkG
- 2 x M.G.-2cm-C/30: 8000 x PbG (1 x M.G.-2cm-C/30 instead of 1 x 3.7cm-SK-C/30).

Taking on of torpedoes:
- Tubes I-VI: G7e, K-b
- Bow above floor plates: 2 x G7e, K-b
- Bow under floor plates: 2x G7e, K-b & 2 x G7a, K-a
- Aft under floor plate: 2 x G7a, K-a
- Upper deck containers: 8 x G7a, K-a
Note: All torpedoes with fuse Pi-G7H (only AZ / Pi-1 without MZ).


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Saturday, 26 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Final Repairs and Adjustments. Basin Trials.


Kapitän 07-27-21 01:53 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Completed Pre-War Patrol Preparation
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2759568)
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Saturday, 26 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Final Repairs and Adjustments. Basin Trials.


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Sunday, 27 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Taking on of fresh food provisions and potable water.

Pre-War Patrol Preparations completed.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.



Kapitän 07-28-21 01:08 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Leaving Port
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2759702)
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Sunday, 27 July 1941 - Danzig -5th Training Flotilla (Kvt.Kpt. MOEHLE).

Taking on of fresh food provisions and potable water.

Pre-War Patrol Preparations completed.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.



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Monday, 28 July 1941 - Danzig - N2/2, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

0800 - Casting off. Left for First War Patrol with U 113 and Thirteenth War Patrol overall.

Op.-Orders: Transfer cruise to the new homes base of the 2nd U.-Flotilla in Lorient. Supplementing of Fuel and Water in Kristiansand.

0815 - Taking on escort (M35 boat), 300m, 8kn.

0845 - Releasing escort. 2xH.F.

0955 - Lightship Hela.

1200 - Qu.9547AO - Days Run: 53.5sm (↗ 4h).
238cbm (2cbm in 4h). Weather unchanged since Danzig.

1401 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report about Kptlt. Jost Metzler (U 69) being awarded with the Knights Cross.

1500 - It's clouding-up, wind and sea increasing.

1615 - Qu.9455AO - NNE4/3, overcast, hazy, visibility 3-4sm, ~1000mb.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report about Operation "Barbarossa".

1954 - Sundown.

2000 - Qu.8466AO -

2400 - Qu.8455AO -

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 07-29-21 03:03 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - On outbound transit
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2759858)
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Monday, 28 July 1941 - Danzig - N2/2, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

0800 - Casting off. Left for First War Patrol with U 113 and Thirteenth War Patrol overall.

Op.-Orders: Transfer cruise to the new homes base of the 2nd U.-Flotilla in Lorient. Supplementing of Fuel and Water in Kristiansand.

0815 - Taking on escort (M35 boat), 300m, 8kn.

0845 - Releasing escort. 2xH.F.

0955 - Lightship Hela.

1200 - Qu.9547AO - Days Run: 53.5sm (↗ 4h).
238cbm (2cbm in 4h). Weather unchanged since Danzig.

1401 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report about Kptlt. Jost Metzler (U 69) being awarded with the Knights Cross.

1500 - It's clouding-up, wind and sea increasing.

1615 - Qu.9455AO - NNE4/3, overcast, hazy, visibility 3-4sm, ~1000mb.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report about Operation "Barbarossa".

1954 - Sundown.

2000 - Qu.8466AO -

2400 - Qu.8455AO -

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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Tuesday, 29 July 1941 - Baltic Sea

0408 - Sunrise.

0552 - Southern tip of Bornholm 4sm to our stbd. beam.

0720 - Qu.8358AO - South of Bornholm, German convoy on course 100°, 6kn.

1200 - Qu.7666AO - Days Run: 308.1sm ( 24h)
226cbm (12cbm in 24h). Weather unchanged from east since 28.7., 1615h.

1515 - Qu.7655AO -

1830 - Falsterbo (SVE) 7sm to our stbd. beam; Entering the Oere Sound.

1907 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about successes at the Eastern Front.

2011 - Sundown.

2057 - Finnish Steamer to our port beam on opposite course, E=2000m, does not send radio message.

2145 - Island Ven/Bäckviken, 2000m to our port beam. Wind and Sea increasing.

2237 - SE6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 3-4sm, ~1000mb - Helsingborg 3500m to our stbd. beam.

2337 - Entering the Kattegat.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 07-30-21 02:32 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - On outbound transit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2760035)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Tuesday, 29 July 1941 - Baltic Sea

0408 - Sunrise.

0552 - Southern tip of Bornholm 4sm to our stbd. beam.

0720 - Qu.8358AO - South of Bornholm, German convoy on course 100°, 6kn.

1200 - Qu.7666AO - Days Run: 308.1sm ( 24h)
226cbm (12cbm in 24h). Weather unchanged from east since 28.7., 1615h.

1515 - Qu.7655AO -

1830 - Falsterbo (SVE) 7sm to our stbd. beam; Entering the Oere Sound.

1907 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about successes at the Eastern Front.

2011 - Sundown.

2057 - Finnish Steamer to our port beam on opposite course, E=2000m, does not send radio message.

2145 - Island Ven/Bäckviken, 2000m to our port beam. Wind and Sea increasing.

2237 - SE6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 3-4sm, ~1000mb - Helsingborg 3500m to our stbd. beam.

2337 - Entering the Kattegat.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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Wednesday, 30 July 1941 - Kattegat -

0000 - S7/6, overcast, light haze, visibility 3-4sm, ~1000mb -

0411 - Sunrise.

0423 - Another Finnish Steamer to our stbd. beam on opposite course, E=5000m, does not send radio message.

0450 - Island Anholt 10sm to our port beam.

0915 - Island Laesoe 3sm to our port beam.

1200 - Qu.4467AO - Days Run: 290.2sm (↗ 24h)
212cbm (14cbm in 24h). Weather unchanged from SW since 30.7., 0000h.

1313 - Skagen 8sm to our port beam.

1415 - WNW3/2, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -
Entering the Skagerrak on course 275°.

1522 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Only neutral traffic in Op.-Area on NW coast of Africa. - Bleichrodt -

1801 - Norddeich Radio reporting during the Japanese bombing raids (Operation 101) of Chungking, a US-Gunboat (USS Tutuila) was hit - no casualties.

1936 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about success during Operation "Barbarossa" and no enemy air operations over Germany on this day.

2011 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
U-Bleichrodt being ordered to transit north with Days Run of 180sm. All other "Southern" boats are ordered to take up new positions in front of Gibraltar by 31 July.

2033 - Sundown - NNE3/2, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -

Continuing outbound transit.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 07-31-21 02:47 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Stopover in Kristiansand
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2760174)
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Wednesday, 30 July 1941 - Kattegat -

0000 - S7/6, overcast, light haze, visibility 3-4sm, ~1000mb -

0411 - Sunrise.

0423 - Another Finnish Steamer to our stbd. beam on opposite course, E=5000m, does not send radio message.

0450 - Island Anholt 10sm to our port beam.

0915 - Island Laesoe 3sm to our port beam.

1200 - Qu.4467AO - Days Run: 290.2sm (↗ 24h)
212cbm (14cbm in 24h). Weather unchanged from SW since 30.7., 0000h.

1313 - Skagen 8sm to our port beam.

1415 - WNW3/2, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -
Entering the Skagerrak on course 275°.

1522 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Only neutral traffic in Op.-Area on NW coast of Africa. - Bleichrodt -

1801 - Norddeich Radio reporting during the Japanese bombing raids (Operation 101) of Chungking, a US-Gunboat (USS Tutuila) was hit - no casualties.

1936 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about success during Operation "Barbarossa" and no enemy air operations over Germany on this day.

2011 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
U-Bleichrodt being ordered to transit north with Days Run of 180sm. All other "Southern" boats are ordered to take up new positions in front of Gibraltar by 31 July.

2033 - Sundown - NNE3/2, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -

Continuing outbound transit.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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Thursday, 31 July 1941 - Skagerrak -

0145 - Diving for trial dive. Water depth 267m. 185rpm.

0202 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. 135rpm.

0219 - T=20 (after 16min. from 2A-Meter). 100rpm, 2kn. Boat remains submerged.

0343 - O=20%.

0420 - Sunrise.

0430 - NNW5/4, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -
Surfaced after 2h 45' and 7sm.

0433 - Boat ventilated.

0437 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will be at escort point K.-Sand 0445h. - RST -

0445 - Taking on escort (7sm from Kristiansand).
As we approach land, sea and wind are decreasing.

0520 - NW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -
Releasing escort.

Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Escort will be escort point K.-Sand 0445h. Supplementing of fuel and water as planned.

0523 - Entering Kristiansand. Mooring boat.

0545 - Commencing supplementing of fuel and water. Also, charging batteries at 9500Ah.

0615 - Batteries charged (25min. for 500Ah). Fuel and Water supplemented. Fuel: 240cbm.

0630 - W4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -
Casting off. Leaving Kristiansand.

0700 - Releasing escort. 2xH.F. Continuing outbound transit along Norwegian coast.

1200 - Qu.3529AN - Days Run: 267.8sm - 260.8 (21h 15') - 7.0sm (2h 45').
237.4cbm (2.6cbm in 5h 30'). WNW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1858 - Egersund 15sm to our stbd. beam.

2056 - Sundown. - W1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -

Continuing outbound transit.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Alba1876 07-31-21 06:41 AM

Good to see you back at sea Kapitan, I do enjoy reading your reports:salute:

Kapitän 07-31-21 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Alba1876 (Post 2760356)
Good to see you back at sea Kapitan, I do enjoy reading your reports:salute:

Thanks! Yes, good to be back! BdU called me back out of retirenment, after we lost three Uboat Aces in March.

And then we lost the Bismarck in May, and started Operation Barbarossa in June.

Have been testing and trialing my new boat and crew during this time, and ready to go out on patrol again.

It's been almost two years since the war began, let's hope, we'll be able to conclude it soon ....

Kapitän 08-01-21 07:06 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - On outbound transit
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2760326)
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Thursday, 31 July 1941 - Skagerrak -

0145 - Diving for trial dive. Water depth 267m. 185rpm.

0202 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. 135rpm.

0219 - T=20 (after 16min. from 2A-Meter). 100rpm, 2kn. Boat remains submerged.

0343 - O=20%.

0420 - Sunrise.

0430 - NNW5/4, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -
Surfaced after 2h 45' and 7sm.

0433 - Boat ventilated.

0437 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will be at escort point K.-Sand 0445h. - RST -

0445 - Taking on escort (7sm from Kristiansand).
As we approach land, sea and wind are decreasing.

0520 - NW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -
Releasing escort.

Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Escort will be escort point K.-Sand 0445h. Supplementing of fuel and water as planned.

0523 - Entering Kristiansand. Mooring boat.

0545 - Commencing supplementing of fuel and water. Also, charging batteries at 9500Ah.

0615 - Batteries charged (25min. for 500Ah). Fuel and Water supplemented. Fuel: 240cbm.

0630 - W4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -
Casting off. Leaving Kristiansand.

0700 - Releasing escort. 2xH.F. Continuing outbound transit along Norwegian coast.

1200 - Qu.3529AN - Days Run: 267.8sm - 260.8 (21h 15') - 7.0sm (2h 45').
237.4cbm (2.6cbm in 5h 30'). WNW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1858 - Egersund 15sm to our stbd. beam.

2056 - Sundown. - W1/1, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb -

Continuing outbound transit.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Friday, 1 August 1941 - West of Stavanger

0105 - Utsira 2sm to our stbd. beam.

0329 - Course 290°. Switching to "Norway"-Frequency.

0420 - Sunrise. Midnight Twilight.

0735 - Evaded German steamer on surface, bearing 35°, on course south, E=16000.

1140 - Qu.2355AN -

1200 - Qu.2355AN - Days Run: 330.7sm - (24h)
224.2cbm (13.2cbm/24h). Weather unchanged since 30.7., 2056h.

1202 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
La Spezia in the Mediterranean, has been opened for Uboat operations.

1600 - Qu.2236AN -

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending report the USA imposing an Oil and Kerosene embargo on non-British countries, which will heavily impact Japan.

2000 - Qu.7984AF -

2128 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
SSW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

Continuing outbound transit.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-02-21 03:19 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Reaching Rosegarden
 
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Friday, 1 August 1941 - West of Stavanger

0105 - Utsira 2sm to our stbd. beam.

0329 - Course 290°. Switching to "Norway"-Frequency.

0420 - Sunrise. Midnight Twilight.

0735 - Evaded German steamer on surface, bearing 35°, on course south, E=16000.

1140 - Qu.2355AN -

1200 - Qu.2355AN - Days Run: 330.7sm - (24h)
224.2cbm (13.2cbm/24h). Weather unchanged since 30.7., 2056h.

1202 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
La Spezia in the Mediterranean, has been opened for Uboat operations.

1600 - Qu.2236AN -

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending report the USA imposing an Oil and Kerosene embargo on non-British countries, which will heavily impact Japan.

2000 - Qu.7984AF -

2128 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
SSW4/3, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

Continuing outbound transit.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Saturday, 2 August 1941 - Northeast of Shetlands

0305 - Crossed Prime Meridian.

0428 - Sunrise. Midnight Twilight.
Wind and Sea increasing and shifting to West.

0745 - Reached crosspoint north of the Shetlands. New course 258°.

0800 - WNW7/6, clear, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

1200 - Qu.7811AF - Days Run: 325.0sm - (↗ 24h)
210.1cbm (14.1cbm/24h). Weather unchanged since 0800h.

1401 - Incoming F.T.: From U 204:
Have contact to convoy SL-81. - Kell -

1501 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about successes of the Kriegsmarine during the month of July 1941.

1802 - Norddeich Radio sending report about unsuccessful air raids of Konstanza, Romania, by the Soviet Air Force.

1950 - Reached Entry Point to Rosengarten.

2146 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
NW6/5, partly cloudy, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb.

2400 - Qu.7744AF - NE6/5, partly cloudy, light haze, visibility 5-6sm, >1000mb.

Continuing outbound transit.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.



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