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klh 05-18-20 08:15 AM

KTB-2 U-45 (klh)
 
U-45 set sail 1 September 1939 from Wilhelmshaven in peacetime. But very soon we got word that war had begun.

We sunk two merchants for over 12000 tonnes which increased our confidence, but we were soon humbled after being caught by three trawlers in 80m water. We escaped, but not before taking significant damage.

We returned to base on 13 September for repairs.

Kapitänleutnant Hähl, U-45

klh 05-18-20 08:26 AM

KTB-3 U-45 (klh)
 
U-45 departed 3 October 1939 from Wilhelmshaven, and this time took the safer northern route around the British Isles to our patrol area. The weather was brutal, and despite getting close to two different merchants, we were unable to take a shot.

The weather finally improved after we reached our patrol area and we made contact with a large convoy heading NE. U-45 moved in at dusk and sunk two merchants, but after firing, we spotted a battleship in the center of the convoy. After shaking a single persistent destroyer, we followed the convoy and set up an attack the next day, hitting the HMS Nelson with four torpedoes resulting in her sinking by the bow. After making our escape, we came across a lone merchant and sunk her as well.

With 4 kills including a capital ship for a total of 53,000 tonnes, we returned to base on 28 October with empty diesel tanks and full spirits.

Kapitänleutnant Hähl, U-45

klh 05-18-20 08:28 AM

KTB-4 U-45 (klh)
 
After a very successful third patrol sinking 3 merchants and the HMS Nelson, U-45 left Wilhelmshaven with high expectations on 17 November 1939.

Unfortunately bad weather in our assigned patrol area never diminished. Even when we could get a visual on targets through the fog and heavy rain, we scored no hits. We returned to base on 16 December with only the external torpedoes left and no tonnage.

We are looking forward to a fast resupply and heading back out.

Kapitänleutnant Hähl, U-45

Kapitän 05-26-20 03:35 AM

U 11 Type IIB 1940/2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2665303)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Left W'haven on Thursday, 22 April 1940 for Seventh War Patrol. Operational area, Qu.AN 82 (West coast of Norway, Farstad/Kristiansund: Defensive patrol in protection of the landing zones of Operation "Weserübung"). Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper and Battle Ship Bismarck in W'haven.

Received special torpedo orders due to the many torpedo failures during operation "Hartmut". Other Uboats have taken on transport roles in support of operation "Weserübung".

Moderate seas and very good aircraft visibility during outbound voyage. During return voyage, heavy seas and cloudy skies with rain and fog.


During outbound transit on Way1, we by-passed Qu.AN 66 and AN 69 to the north, due to the British mine fields in the area north of Terschelling. Also, had to evade Qu.AN 3700 and 3800 due to Mines and enemy submarines - U-Knorr (U 51) was attacked unsuccessfully with two torpedoes by the French submarine Orphée in Qu. 3751 AN.

Medium enemy air patrols during outbound voyage, virtually none during return voyage, owing to the bad weather.


In position due west of Bergen, received radio message from B.d.U., on 25 April, 2001h, that all boats of operation "Weserübung", are to break-off all operations and return to base immediately.

During return voyage, came across a small Norwegian convoy consisting of 3 unescorted and unarmed merchants and 2 small tankers. Commenced submerged daylight attack in good weather and medium sea conditions and scored 5 hits with MZ, one of which actually was a missfire right under the targeted merchant. One of the three steamers hit, had to be sunk with a coup de grâce.


In the end, 3 steamers and 1 tanker with together 6804 BRT were sunk, with each vessel being sunk in another Marqu., 2943/46/51/54 AN.

During the return voyage, the swell was so heavy, that the bridge hatch had to be closed part of the time.

We returned to W'haven on Monday, 29 April 1940, on the same day the British began evacuating their troops from Norway.

Torpedo hits: 5
Torpedo misses: None
Torpedo failures: 1 Eto missfired but right underneath the target ship

Crash Dives: 1
3 merchants and 1 tanker sunk for 6804 BRT

The Midshipman (j.g.) and acting L.I., performed well on his first assignment.


One Seaman 2cl (helmsman) had to be replaced.
(Unofficially, the helmsman was killed in a bar fight).

Received orders for Seventh War Patrol:
- Patrol area Qu. AF44 (South coast of Norway, Oslo/Kristiansand)
- Departure scheduled for Sunday, 26 May 1940...


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

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Left W'haven on Sunday, 26 May 1940 for Eighth War Patrol. Operational area, Qu.AN 44 (Skagerrak). Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper and Battle Ship Bismarck in W'haven.

When entering the lock of W'haven III during departure, hit the starboard side of the boat against the lock wall, slightly damaging the aft compartment and pressure hull. Boat deemed still seaworthy by Commander. Continued outbound voyage. Very good sea and visibility conditions.

Just five hours into the patrol, came across two Norwegian Ore II Freighters headed straight for W'haven, just 9 miles east of Helgoland. Sank both in a submerged attack for 7007 BRT combined. Scored 3 hits - had to sink one of them with a coup de grâce - 1 Eto understeered.

Headed to Helgoland with 1 Ato left, in order to replenish with torpedoes and fuel. Upon arrival in Helgoland, received orders to unload the one torpedo I had and to return to W'haven, in order to take a closer look at the damage sustained in the W'haven lock at departure. Arrived in W'haven on the evening of Monday, 27 May 1940.

(Actually, due to the fact that in CCoM, a type II boat does not receive any torpedoes in a foreign base - whilst removing the ones that are onboard - I had to "improvise")

On Tuesday, 28 May 1940, the Head Engineer of the Shipyard West determined, that the damages were minor and could be repaired upon return from this patrol. Received new orders and took 3 Eto and 2 Ato onboard and replenished with fuel and supplies.

New operational area was now Qu.AN 18, entrance to Firth of Moray.


... to be continued ...

Aquelarrefox 05-26-20 08:51 AM

I'm screw in Mediterranean by a bug... What a pain cross Gibraltar in nygm boi

PETC 05-26-20 11:15 AM

On June 8, 1940 U-93 left Wilhelmshaven in a brand new Type VIIC on my 8th patrol bound for grid AN18. On the way I intercepted an Empire Type freighter and managed to sink her with a single torpedo.

About a week later I came across two vessels heading north. An intermediate tanker and a smaller patrol vessel. Launched two torpedoes, the first one hit the patrol ship, tearing off her stern. She sank in seconds. The second impacted 10 seconds later and hit the tanker amidship tearing a large hole in her side. By the end of the hour she was on the bottom.

Once my patrol time here is finished I plan on heading off towards grid AM25.

Continuing patrol... 11 torpedoes remaining.

klh 05-27-20 01:56 PM

KTB-5 U-45 (klh)
 
After celebrating the New Year, U-45 departed Wilhelmshaven with her full complement of crew on the 5th of January 1940.

We took the northern route to our patrol area BE59 in high seas and poor visibility. Encountered a convoy south of the Faroe Islands, and managed to get firing solutions on two merchants before seeing their Norwegian flags. Both ships were running dark, so perhaps we should have attacked anyway.

After reaching our assigned patrol, U-45 sunk a total of five British merchants in calm seas and clear skies using a combination of torpedoes and the deck gun. None were in a convoy.

Weather again turned bad, and despite intercepting a large convoy and getting inside the destroyer screen, scored no hits with five shots. Returned to base with only one torpedo remaining in the aft tube.

Docked in Wilhelmshaven on 7th of February 1940 with a score of five merchants totalling 23000 tonnes.

Kapitänleutnant Hähl, U-45

Aquelarrefox 05-27-20 06:13 PM

my campaing is actualy fixing a date issue of 23th flotilla in flotillas.cfg dates...

Kapitän 05-29-20 07:44 AM

U 11 Type IIB 1940/2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2672933)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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Left W'haven on Sunday, 26 May 1940 for Eighth War Patrol. Operational area, Qu.AN 44 (Skagerrak). Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper and Battle Ship Bismarck in W'haven.

When entering the lock of W'haven III during departure, hit the starboard side of the boat against the lock wall, slightly damaging the aft compartment and pressure hull. Boat deemed still seaworthy by Commander. Continued outbound voyage. Very good sea and visibility conditions.

Just five hours into the patrol, came across two Norwegian Ore II Freighters headed straight for W'haven, just 9 miles east of Helgoland. Sank both in a submerged attack for 7007 BRT combined. Scored 3 hits - had to sink one of them with a coup de grâce - 1 Eto understeered.

Headed to Helgoland with 1 Ato left, in order to replenish with torpedoes and fuel. Upon arrival in Helgoland, received orders to unload the one torpedo I had and to return to W'haven, in order to take a closer look at the damage sustained in the W'haven lock at departure. Arrived in W'haven on the evening of Monday, 27 May 1940.

(Actually, due to the fact that in CCoM, a type II boat does not receive any torpedoes in a foreign base - whilst removing the ones that are onboard - I had to "improvise")

On Tuesday, 28 May 1940, the Head Engineer of the Shipyard West determined, that the damages were minor and could be repaired upon return from this patrol. Received new orders and took 3 Eto and 2 Ato onboard and replenished with fuel and supplies.

New operational area was now Qu.AN 18, entrance to Firth of Moray.


Left W'haven to continue with the Eighth War Patrol, on Wednesday, 29 May 1940, at 0200h.

Very calm seas and very good aircraft visibility during outbound voyage. Mixed weather and sea conditions from calm seas and clear skies to stormy seas, rain and dense fog, in operational area and during return voyage.

During outbound transit on "Way1", we by-passed Qu.AN 66 and AN 69 to the north, due to the British mine fields in the area north of Terschelling. We also, had to evade Qu.AN 3700 and 3800 due to Mines.

Weak enemy air patrols during outbound voyage, which intensified the closer we got to the operational area - during one day we had to dive 15 times from approaching aircraft and had to crash dive 9 times in total, during this part of the patrol.


During the return voyage the enemy air cover grew weaker the closer we got to Germany but still reached to Qu.9311AN.

On June 2, at 0453h, we sank a Chemical Steamer of 1889 BRT in Qu.4715AN, with 1 Eto and at 1640h, we sank a M33 Type Steamer of 5174 BRT in Qu.1866AN, also with 1 Eto. Both ships were first heard by the sound operator after having to dive from aircraft and both attacks were run submerged.

During the second attack, the first torpedo (Ato) was a miss off the bow. I suspect, that the crew of the steamer either saw our periscope and/or the bubble trail of the Ato and commenced evasive action, which reduced the speed of the ship. The second torpedo (Eto) was a hit under the forward mast.

The boat went below periscope depth to reload the torpedoes for a coup de grâce and heard several explosions and sinking sounds coming from the torpedoed steamer. Back to periscope depth, the steamer had in fact sunk and an airplane flying off to the south was seen in the B-Periscope. A Fishing Trawler that had been in the area, picked up the survivors from the steamer.

On June 3, we shot down 5 Vickers Vildebeest in Qu.1822AN and took all 5 pilots prisoner. During this action, the boat sustained some damage to the pressure hull, which turned out be 38.64%, when later checked in the Shipyard-West.

The boat was now being hunted by the enemy and on June 4, was searched for by a C&D Destroyer and a Flower Corvette, after having to crash dive from 3 to 4 pairs of twin-engine aircraft, in Qu.16AN. Several Wabos were dropped by the surface vessels in the area were the boat had dived but no further damage was sustained.

During the same day, the boat operated on a contact report sent by B.d.U. and sighted a steamer of 2279 BRT in Qu.1664AN, which it sank with 1 Ato, in a surface attack at 0955h. The torpedoed steamer sank in a huge blaze, which developed all over the after section of the ship. 3 minutes after the attack, the boat had to dive from 2 pairs of twin-engine aircraft.

Also, on June 4, the boat initially, operated on a B.d.U. contact report of a small convoy in Qu.1839AN, on course ESE, speed 7kn. However, at 1800h, the boat broke-off the action and operated on another B.d.U. contact report of a single ship in Qu.4411AN, which was heading our way.

At 1808h, the contact was sighted in QU.1699AN, a Refrigeration Ship of 4185 BRT and attacked with the last remaining torpedo (Eto), in a submerged attack at 1959h. The torpedo was a hit amidships and the steamer settled with a list to starboard in the heavy sea. However, the steamer still made headway and did not sink.

The boat stayed with the torpedoed ship submerged until 2110h and surfaced at a distance of 4000m. We then stayed with the steamer until 2230h and at a distance of 10000m, and sailed off on an easterly course.

On June 8, we shot down 3 of 4 Latecoere Reconnaissance Aircraft, in Qu.9311AN.

We returned to W'haven on Sunday, 9 June 1940, having sailed home on "Way green". Upon arrival, I was awarded with the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross! Quite an honor!

The combined total of both parts of this 8th war patrol are:

Torpedo hits: 7
Torpedo misses: 1 Ato in daylight attack.
Torpedo failures: 1 Eto understeered.

5 merchants sunk for 16349 BRT and 1 steamer of 4185 BRT torpedoed, for a grand total of 20534 BRT.

Crash Dives: 9 - all due to enemy aircraft.
Total of 8 aircraft shot down and 5 pilots taken prisoner. During one aircraft attack, the boat sustained 38.64% damage to its pressure hull.

Received orders to take command of a new IXB boat and transferred with some of the crew of U 11, to the 2nd Training Division and the 5th Training Flotilla, for work-up's and trials of U 112.

(In fact, Sh3_Cmdr transferred my own alias of the crew, to another boat. So, I started a new career with a new boat.)

Relinquished command of U 11 to Kptlt. Georg PETERS.

klh 05-30-20 03:43 PM

KTB-6 U-45 (klh)
 
The bad luck for U-45 with even numbered patrols continued on our sixth. We departed Wilhelmshaven on 27 February 1940 with orders to patrol grid AM32. Poor weather was again in play, making even the most simple tasks challenging.

We intercepted a task force in our patrol zone making 14 knots ESE. After maneuvering into firing position, we fired four torpedoes at a battleship believed to be HMS Hood. Two torpedoes hit, one fore and one aft. I gave orders to dive deep to avoid some angry destroyers. After reloading two tubes and coming back up to periscope depth, I saw the battleship moving slow and low in the water, but no sign of fire. We fired both tubes at long range, but scored no hits.

After another dive and reload period, we surfaced and attempted to overtake the task force, but the port engine seized up. Repairs were ineffective, and the engine blew entirely. We were unable to reestablish contact with the task force.

A few days later U-45 intercepted a coastal tanker in high seas and fired three forward and one aft torpedoes in succession; all missed or were duds.

As the weather began to improve, we intercepted a medium cargo ship at night and conducted a surface attack, hitting her with our last forward torpedo and sinking her with the deck gun.

Down to one aft torpedo and only the starboard engine, we began to head for base when the seas become calm enough off the coast of Norway to allow us to transfer the external torpedoes, but we found no more targets on the journey home.

With three remaining torpedoes (one forward and two aft) and a dead engine, U-45 returned to Wilhelmshaven on 19 March 1040 with only a single kill for 5000 tonnes.

Kapitänleutnant Hähl, U-45

Kapitän 05-31-20 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by klh (Post 2674031)
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After another dive and reload period, we surfaced and attempted to overtake the task force, but the port engine seized up. Repairs were ineffective, and the engine blew entirely.

Kapitänleutnant Hähl, U-45


Is this with the Sh3_Cmdr "Malfunction/Sabotage" Mod?

Texas Red 05-31-20 09:23 AM

Eisen Ritter is the skipper of the U-123, a type IXB assigned to Wilhelmshaven.

The current date is June 13, 1940. He has sunk 130,019 tons of combined shipping, 107,533 tons being merchant shipping and 22,466 being warships. He has sunk 34 ships in total and 14 warships. His rank is an Oberleutnant zur See. He is currently at sea, destined for grid quadrant BF17.

Texas Red 06-01-20 11:54 AM

Eisen Ritter returned to Wilhelmshaven after a 27-day patrol lasting from 13 June 1940 to July 9, 1940. He sank 43,777 tons. 11 ships in total, 10 merchants, and one warship. He has sunk a total of 173,796 tons.
He has yet to be awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross.
Next patrol he hopes to be awarded the Knights Cross.

Aquelarrefox 06-05-20 10:53 PM

18.4.40 nw thoreheim, a cv convoy with several crushes pass me in front of me, 4 torpedoes, 1 hit. I was hunted but hours. Obviously, the cv didn't sink with one hit. Is a bad camping, extremely bad luck with dubs and low ruining torpedoes, only 2 light ships in 3 patrols. In this car was a bit complex, the convoy was running like 20kt and the waves was very high. I saw the convoy some day ago going to narvik from his tail, and this from me coming back from his from intersecting from a radio data.

stork100 06-07-20 12:31 AM

Just finished an interesting patrol with U-922 in early 1945, based out of Trondheim. Patrol lasted 2 months mostly submerged and snorkelling for short periods during the nights. Attack area was mostly around the top of AM. Boat rarely exceeded 2 knots.

Had a bit of good luck early on with an easy attack on a small unescorted convoy that sailed within my reach, with 3 ships sunk for nearly 16,000 tons. Found a lone ship travelling through a dark stormy night but I was unwilling to surface and chase it, so fired off one eel with limited target data in the hope of a lucky hit. No such luck with either a miss or malfunction. Plenty of warships getting around throughout the patrol but not too hard to keep out of their way, except for one frightening moment when a hunter killer group went straight over the top. Couldn't manoeuvre out of their way in time so just pointed the bow towards them to narrow the profile, stopped motors and quietly sank down to 200m. Sea state was rough which was an added bonus and I wasn't detected.

I was having good luck dodging aircraft and not being detected whilst snorkelling until the 6th week, when I got caught out one night and got attacked which caused a moderate amount of damage. Some minor flooding which was quickly brought under control and then repairs to various systems, which took about 15 hours before regular running and snorkelling could be resumed. Air activity was quite heavy after that for the next few days with some more attacks but no further damage. The RWR on the snorkel had been damaged by the initial attack and had a reduced level of effectiveness. By this time I'd already decided to return to port as the end of the second month was approaching and damage to the hull could not be determined. The return transit was uneventful with the boat finally surfacing one night close to Norway after nearly eight weeks submerged.

This was a really satisfying patrol which I was just having fun with really, but at the same time game me an overall impression of being quite authentic, as much as the game environment can provide anyway. A very different kind of pace and overall approach to how you do things compared with earlier in the war. A nice change. Hopefully I'll get in a couple more successful patrols and survive before wars end.

Mods: GWX, h.sie, most of the usual other stuff we're all familiar with and a few personal bits and pieces.

Kapitän 06-09-20 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stork100 (Post 2676024)
Just finished an interesting patrol with U-922 in early 1945, based out of Trondheim. Patrol lasted 2 months mostly submerged and snorkelling for short periods during the nights. Attack area was mostly around the top of AM. Boat rarely exceeded 2 knots.

Had a bit of good luck early on with an easy attack on a small unescorted convoy that sailed within my reach, with 3 ships sunk for nearly 16,000 tons. Found a lone ship travelling through a dark stormy night but I was unwilling to surface and chase it, so fired off one eel with limited target data in the hope of a lucky hit. No such luck with either a miss or malfunction. Plenty of warships getting around throughout the patrol but not too hard to keep out of their way, except for one frightening moment when a hunter killer group went straight over the top. Couldn't manoeuvre out of their way in time so just pointed the bow towards them to narrow the profile, stopped motors and quietly sank down to 200m. Sea state was rough which was an added bonus and I wasn't detected.

I was having good luck dodging aircraft and not being detected whilst snorkelling until the 6th week, when I got caught out one night and got attacked which caused a moderate amount of damage. Some minor flooding which was quickly brought under control and then repairs to various systems, which took about 15 hours before regular running and snorkelling could be resumed. Air activity was quite heavy after that for the next few days with some more attacks but no further damage. The RWR on the snorkel had been damaged by the initial attack and had a reduced level of effectiveness. By this time I'd already decided to return to port as the end of the second month was approaching and damage to the hull could not be determined. The return transit was uneventful with the boat finally surfacing one night close to Norway after nearly eight weeks submerged.

This was a really satisfying patrol which I was just having fun with really, but at the same time game me an overall impression of being quite authentic, as much as the game environment can provide anyway. A very different kind of pace and overall approach to how you do things compared with earlier in the war. A nice change. Hopefully I'll get in a couple more successful patrols and survive before wars end.

Mods: GWX, h.sie, most of the usual other stuff we're all familiar with and a few personal bits and pieces.


Very nice!

Kapitän 06-09-20 02:11 AM

U 11 Type IIB 1940/2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2673698)
Left W'haven to continue with the Eighth War Patrol, on Wednesday, 29 May 1940, at 0200h.

Very calm seas and very good aircraft visibility during outbound voyage. Mixed weather and sea conditions from calm seas and clear skies to stormy seas, rain and dense fog, in operational area and during return voyage.

During outbound transit on "Way1", we by-passed Qu.AN 66 and AN 69 to the north, due to the British mine fields in the area north of Terschelling. We also, had to evade Qu.AN 3700 and 3800 due to Mines.

Weak enemy air patrols during outbound voyage, which intensified the closer we got to the operational area - during one day we had to dive 15 times from approaching aircraft and had to crash dive 9 times in total, during this part of the patrol.


During the return voyage the enemy air cover grew weaker the closer we got to Germany but still reached to Qu.9311AN.

On June 2, at 0453h, we sank a Chemical Steamer of 1889 BRT in Qu.4715AN, with 1 Eto and at 1640h, we sank a M33 Type Steamer of 5174 BRT in Qu.1866AN, also with 1 Eto. Both ships were first heard by the sound operator after having to dive from aircraft and both attacks were run submerged.

During the second attack, the first torpedo (Ato) was a miss off the bow. I suspect, that the crew of the steamer either saw our periscope and/or the bubble trail of the Ato and commenced evasive action, which reduced the speed of the ship. The second torpedo (Eto) was a hit under the forward mast.

The boat went below periscope depth to reload the torpedoes for a coup de grâce and heard several explosions and sinking sounds coming from the torpedoed steamer. Back to periscope depth, the steamer had in fact sunk and an airplane flying off to the south was seen in the B-Periscope. A Fishing Trawler that had been in the area, picked up the survivors from the steamer.

On June 3, we shot down 5 Vickers Vildebeest in Qu.1822AN and took all 5 pilots prisoner. During this action, the boat sustained some damage to the pressure hull, which turned out be 38.64%, when later checked in the Shipyard-West.

The boat was now being hunted by the enemy and on June 4, was searched for by a C&D Destroyer and a Flower Corvette, after having to crash dive from 3 to 4 pairs of twin-engine aircraft, in Qu.16AN. Several Wabos were dropped by the surface vessels in the area were the boat had dived but no further damage was sustained.

During the same day, the boat operated on a contact report sent by B.d.U. and sighted a steamer of 2279 BRT in Qu.1664AN, which it sank with 1 Ato, in a surface attack at 0955h. The torpedoed steamer sank in a huge blaze, which developed all over the after section of the ship. 3 minutes after the attack, the boat had to dive from 2 pairs of twin-engine aircraft.

Also, on June 4, the boat initially, operated on a B.d.U. contact report of a small convoy in Qu.1839AN, on course ESE, speed 7kn. However, at 1800h, the boat broke-off the action and operated on another B.d.U. contact report of a single ship in Qu.4411AN, which was heading our way.

At 1808h, the contact was sighted in QU.1699AN, a Refrigeration Ship of 4185 BRT and attacked with the last remaining torpedo (Eto), in a submerged attack at 1959h. The torpedo was a hit amidships and the steamer settled with a list to starboard in the heavy sea. However, the steamer still made headway and did not sink.

The boat stayed with the torpedoed ship submerged until 2110h and surfaced at a distance of 4000m. We then stayed with the steamer until 2230h and at a distance of 10000m, and sailed off on an easterly course.

On June 8, we shot down 3 of 4 Latecoere Reconnaissance Aircraft, in Qu.9311AN.

We returned to W'haven on Sunday, 9 June 1940, having sailed home on "Way green". Upon arrival, I was awarded with the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross! Quite an honor!

The combined total of both parts of this 8th war patrol are:

Torpedo hits: 7
Torpedo misses: 1 Ato in daylight attack.
Torpedo failures: 1 Eto understeered.

5 merchants sunk for 16349 BRT and 1 steamer of 4185 BRT torpedoed, for a grand total of 20534 BRT.

Crash Dives: 9 - all due to enemy aircraft.
Total of 8 aircraft shot down and 5 pilots taken prisoner. During one aircraft attack, the boat sustained 38.64% damage to its pressure hull.

Received orders to take command of a new IXB boat and transferred with some of the crew of U 11, to the 2nd Training Division and the 5th Training Flotilla, for work-up's and trials of U 112.

(In fact, Sh3_Cmdr transferred my own alias of the crew, to another boat. So, I started a new career with a new boat.)

Relinquished command of U 11 to Kptlt. Georg PETERS.

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On 18 July 1940, U 11 was transferred after repairs, to the 21st Flotilla, where it served as a school boat, from December 1940 to May 1941.

From October 1941 to February 1943, U 11 was used as a trial boat for the testing of the "Alberich"-Anti-Sonar-Coating.

From March 1943 until 14 December 1944, U 11 served as a school boat in the 22nd Flotilla, Gotenhafen, where it was laid up.

On 5 January 1945, U 11 was towed to Kiel and decommissioned, where it was scuttled on 3 May 1945 at the Arsenal. Her wreck was broken up in 1947.

stork100 06-10-20 10:31 AM

Unfortunately U-922 has been sunk in her 2nd patrol in March 1945. With an assigned attack area of BE36 from Trondheim, submerged and snorkelling all the way, it was always going to be a difficult challenge. I had it in my mind that there would be a heavy battle with a convoy somewhere eventually. Unfortunately even that was not the case. The boat was detected in transit off the Western Approaches by a hunter killer group. How exactly I will never know for sure. During some rough weather I was dodging these guys well it seemed, but it's possible the conning tower could have broached the surface, and given them a radar contact. Anyway, when the hydrophone relative bearing isn't changing anymore you know you have got something to be concerned about. I tried all my tricks but they found me. Some people talk about GWX being easy. Maybe I'm a lousy player, but it was amazing.

There must have been five or six on me when they got going. Bold helped a lot, and I almost broke free twice. But never enough. They could detect with their ASDIC well below my crush depth, so basic trickery was my only chance. I've previously altered the min surface values of the GWX ASDIC systems ever so slightly, so one can play some cat and mouse with the profile of the boat. But when they've got more than 5 hunters on you, what can you do? There's a limitation with the hydrophone man also, without map updates, he's a bit vague in his reporting. They got a slight hit early on but nothing serious. Every time they came over I altered course 90 or 180 degrees, ran ahead flank for 1-2 minutes and changed depth about 20m. Heard detonations behind often which was a good sign, but soon the pinging was on me again, even after a good distance at 50 RPM. I had good air and battery remaining and I became a bit complacent after 1.5 hours of continuous attacks. A mistake I think. I had three T.Vs loaded and this was to be my last resort. I was still hoping to break free and use my ordinance on a convoy in the future. Once I ran out of Bold two things were on my mind: When do they run out of charges and when do I go to periscope depth and let loose my eels for an attack? The boat was still in good condition and I wasn't too concerned.

Unfortunately this was when they landed their fatal blow. That's all it takes of course. They ruptured the bow compartment and... game over. With this result I have to analyse my performance and think where did I go wrong? But ultimately and sincerely my reaction is nothing but the highest of respect to the original developers of this game, and to the various modders whose work I have come to enjoy. As far as I'm concerned this is a very reasonable impression in certain respects of what it would have been like to be on a German U-boat in World War Two. And as always of course, onwards to the next campaign!

Kapitän 06-10-20 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by stork100 (Post 2676800)
Unfortunately U-922 has been sunk in her 2nd patrol in March 1945. With an assigned attack area of BE36 from Trondheim, submerged and snorkelling all the way, it was always going to be a difficult challenge. I had it in my mind that there would be a heavy battle with a convoy somewhere eventually. Unfortunately even that was not the case. The boat was detected in transit off the Western Approaches by a hunter killer group. How exactly I will never know for sure. During some rough weather I was dodging these guys well it seemed, but it's possible the conning tower could have broached the surface, and given them a radar contact. Anyway, when the hydrophone relative bearing isn't changing anymore you know you have got something to be concerned about. I tried all my tricks but they found me. Some people talk about GWX being easy. Maybe I'm a lousy player, but it was amazing.

There must have been five or six on me when they got going. Bold helped a lot, and I almost broke free twice. But never enough. They could detect with their ASDIC well below my crush depth, so basic trickery was my only chance. I've previously altered the min surface values of the GWX ASDIC systems ever so slightly, so one can play some cat and mouse with the profile of the boat. But when they've got more than 5 hunters on you, what can you do? There's a limitation with the hydrophone man also, without map updates, he's a bit vague in his reporting. They got a slight hit early on but nothing serious. Every time they came over I altered course 90 or 180 degrees, ran ahead flank for 1-2 minutes and changed depth about 20m. Heard detonations behind often which was a good sign, but soon the pinging was on me again, even after a good distance at 50 RPM. I had good air and battery remaining and I became a bit complacent after 1.5 hours of continuous attacks. A mistake I think. I had three T.Vs loaded and this was to be my last resort. I was still hoping to break free and use my ordinance on a convoy in the future. Once I ran out of Bold two things were on my mind: When do they run out of charges and when do I go to periscope depth and let loose my eels for an attack? The boat was still in good condition and I wasn't too concerned.

Unfortunately this was when they landed their fatal blow. That's all it takes of course. They ruptured the bow compartment and... game over. With this result I have to analyse my performance and think where did I go wrong? But ultimately and sincerely my reaction is nothing but the highest of respect to the original developers of this game, and to the various modders whose work I have come to enjoy. As far as I'm concerned this is a very reasonable impression in certain respects of what it would have been like to be on a German U-boat in World War Two. And as always of course, onwards to the next campaign!


Yes, that is also my late war experience: Once the escorts have you located, it's just a matter of time, until it's "game over" ...

klh 06-12-20 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2674195)
Is this with the Sh3_Cmdr "Malfunction/Sabotage" Mod?

No, it was with the "Diesel Damage Fix" enabled on the h.sie V16B1 patch.


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