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Kapitän 11-07-20 03:29 PM

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

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2705426)
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KTB - U 112

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- to be continued -

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- continued from 7 Nov., 1200h -

1221 - Turning a full circle hard to Stbd. "Battle Stations!".

1232 - Shot with Tube IV, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Shooter: Ob.Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.
Target ship: Large Freighter in pos.4 of stbd. column.
Target distance 2200m; Target angle 60°Stbd.; Target speed 8kn; Firing angle 345°.
Own course 181°; Own speed 3kn.

Torpedo is a hit! The steamer explodes and sinks within 1-2 minutes.

The other fired torpedoes from tubes I-III are all misses, as the convoy turns hard to port after the first torpedo hits. Running off with flank speed on heading northwest.

Cmdr.: "Suddenly, the convoy is shooting off star shells, search lights illuminate the water and we're being attacked with surface weapons by the forward sweeper."

1238 - The port diesel malfunctions and has to be shut-down. Diving from approaching escort.

1245 - T=50. Depth charges - no damages. No Asdic.

1313 - Silent Running.

1319 - The escort is running back to the convoy, after dropping 19 Wabos.
"Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

1322 - Commencing diesel repair and torpedo loading.

1350 - Tubes I-IV reloaded with G7e, K-b and port diesel repaired.

1418 - O = 20%. Surfaced.

1426 - Boat ventilated. Chasing convoy along its stbd. beam, evading the back stbd. escort, going continuously on search patterns.

1620 - The boat has just regained the forward luff position, as it is being detected at a distance of 5000m to the nearest ship. The forward sweeper and the stbd. back escort are closing in fast on our position, as the convoy is beginning to zig-zag.

1626 - Diving to T=50. Silent Running. Depth charges at the diving position. In due course of the ASW action, 21 Wabos are being counted.

1634 - S-Tiefe. Boat is in favourable position and has sufficient battery power to reach a submerged attack position forward of the convoy.

1636 - T=18. Flank Speed.

- to be continued -

Kapitän 11-08-20 07:54 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Convoy battle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2705573)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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- continued from 7 Nov., 1200h -

1221 - Turning a full circle hard to Stbd. "Battle Stations!".

1232 - Shot with Tube IV, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Shooter: Ob.Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.
Target ship: Large Freighter in pos.4 of stbd. column.
Target distance 2200m; Target angle 60°Stbd.; Target speed 8kn; Firing angle 345°.
Own course 181°; Own speed 3kn.

Torpedo is a hit! The steamer explodes and sinks within 1-2 minutes.

The other fired torpedoes from tubes I-III are all misses, as the convoy turns hard to port after the first torpedo hits. Running off with flank speed on heading northwest.

Cmdr.: "Suddenly, the convoy is shooting off star shells, search lights illuminate the water and we're being attacked with surface weapons by the forward sweeper."

1238 - The port diesel malfunctions and has to be shut-down. Diving from approaching escort.

1245 - T=50. Depth charges - no damages. No Asdic.

1313 - Silent Running.

1319 - The escort is running back to the convoy, after dropping 19 Wabos.
"Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

1322 - Commencing diesel repair and torpedo loading.

1350 - Tubes I-IV reloaded with G7e, K-b and port diesel repaired.

1418 - O = 20%. Surfaced.

1426 - Boat ventilated. Chasing convoy along its stbd. beam, evading the back stbd. escort, going continuously on search patterns.

1620 - The boat has just regained the forward luff position, as it is being detected at a distance of 5000m to the nearest ship. The forward sweeper and the stbd. back escort are closing in fast on our position, as the convoy is beginning to zig-zag.

1626 - Diving to T=50. Silent Running. Depth charges at the diving position. In due course of the ASW action, 21 Wabos are being counted.

1634 - S-Tiefe. Boat is in favourable position and has sufficient battery power to reach a submerged attack position forward of the convoy.

1636 - T=18. Flank Speed.

- to be continued -

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- continued from 7 Nov., 1636h -

1656 - Qu.9848AL - Boat reached forward attack position. The escorts are still doing a submarine hunt at our last diving position. "Battle Stations!".

1707 - Shot with Tube III, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target ship: Large Steamer in pos.1 of stbd. column;
Target distance 500m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 5kn; Firing angle 0°.
Own course 180°; Own speed 2kn.

Torpedo is a hit but fails to detonate!

1711 - Shot with Tube IV, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target ship: Large Steamer in pos.2 of stbd. column, with barrels as upper deck cargo.
Target distance 600m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 5kn; Firing angle 0°.
Own course 180°; Own speed 2kn.

Torpedo is a hit after 32 sec.! The steamer explodes and sinks within 1-2 minutes!

Turning boat around hard to stbd., to bring the stern tubes to bear. The two escorts on ASW action at our last diving position, are racing back to the convoy and almost overrun our position. No Asdic.

1716 - Shot with Tube V, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target ship: Large Freighter in pos.3 of stbd. column.
Target distance 500m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 5kn; Firing angle 0°.
Own course 0°; Own speed 3kn.

Torpedo is a hit astern after 32 sec.! The steamer continues.

1720 - Shot with Tube VI, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target ship: Large Freighter in pos.3 of stbd. column.
Target distance 1000m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 6kn; Firing angle 45°.
Own course 0°; Own speed 3kn.

Torpedo is a hit in the forecastle after 68 sec.! The steamer sinks within 1-2 min.

Running off at T=50 and on course 315° and then on course 270°, Full speed ahead.
"Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

- to be continued -

Kapitän 11-08-20 05:02 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Convoy battle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2705678)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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- continued from 7 Nov., 1636h -

1656 - Qu.9848AL - Boat reached forward attack position. The escorts are still doing a submarine hunt at our last diving position. "Battle Stations!".

1707 - Shot with Tube III, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target ship: Large Steamer in pos.1 of stbd. column;
Target distance 500m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 5kn; Firing angle 0°.
Own course 180°; Own speed 2kn.

Torpedo is a hit but fails to detonate!

1711 - Shot with Tube IV, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target ship: Large Steamer in pos.2 of stbd. column, with barrels as upper deck cargo.
Target distance 600m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 5kn; Firing angle 0°.
Own course 180°; Own speed 2kn.

Torpedo is a hit after 32 sec.! The steamer explodes and sinks within 1-2 minutes!

Turning boat around hard to stbd., to bring the stern tubes to bear. The two escorts on ASW action at our last diving position, are racing back to the convoy and almost overrun our position. No Asdic.

1716 - Shot with Tube V, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target ship: Large Freighter in pos.3 of stbd. column.
Target distance 500m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 5kn; Firing angle 0°.
Own course 0°; Own speed 3kn.

Torpedo is a hit astern after 32 sec.! The steamer continues.

1720 - Shot with Tube VI, G7e, K-b (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target ship: Large Freighter in pos.3 of stbd. column.
Target distance 1000m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 6kn; Firing angle 45°.
Own course 0°; Own speed 3kn.

Torpedo is a hit in the forecastle after 68 sec.! The steamer sinks within 1-2 min.

Running off at T=50 and on course 315° and then on course 270°, Full speed ahead.
"Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

- to be continued -

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- continued from 7 Nov., 1720h -

1736 - On course 255°. Tube V reloaded with G7a, K-a.

1744 - On course 240°. At battery power of 6300Ah, boat can go max.6kn at Full/Flank speed.

1757 - On Course 270°. Tube VI reloaded with G7a, K-a.

1800 - Qu.9848AL - Boat is in attack position. "Battle Stations!".

1814 - Shot with Tube V, G7a, K-a (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 40kn.
Target ship: Auxiliary Cruiser in the back of the port column. The other Auxiliary Cruiser has been identified as a Troop Transport Ship and is out of reach by now.
Target distance 700m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle 333°.
Own course 0°; Own speed 2kn astern.

Torpedo is a hit astern after 27 sec.!

Cmdr.: "The Cruiser looses headway as it settles in the water. The port back escort is laying stopped to the port side of the Cruiser. I have to decide, if I want to sink the cruiser with a coup de grâce or if it will sink in time for me to attack a Large Tanker that is crossing my stern. There! After 4-5 min., the Cruiser sinks with load explosions, just in time for me to attack the Large Tanker!".

1818 - Shot with Tube VI, G7a, K-a (contact fuse); Running depth 5m; Torpedo speed 40kn.
Target ship: Large empty tanker of 18192ts.
Target distance 500m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle 45°.
Own course 0°; Own speed 3kn ahead.

Torpedo is a hit midships after 29 sec.! The torpedoed tanker continues on.

1819 - "ALARM!". Crash diving from the attacking port back escort. At T=50 depth charges. During the course of the ASW action, 40 Wabos are dropped - no damages.

1825 - A+20. O = 20%.

1900 - S-Tiefe. On course 45°.

1930 - Surfaced. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

1937 - Compressed air supply filled. Boat ventilated.

2023 - Running off on course 90°.

2345 - Qu.9855AL

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-09-20 06:39 AM

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

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2705767)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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- continued from 7 Nov., 1720h -

1736 - On course 255°. Tube V reloaded with G7a, K-a.

1744 - On course 240°. At battery power of 6300Ah, boat can go max.6kn at Full/Flank speed.

1757 - On Course 270°. Tube VI reloaded with G7a, K-a.

1800 - Qu.9848AL - Boat is in attack position. "Battle Stations!".

1814 - Shot with Tube V, G7a, K-a (contact fuse); Running depth 6m; Torpedo speed 40kn.
Target ship: Auxiliary Cruiser in the back of the port column. The other Auxiliary Cruiser has been identified as a Troop Transport Ship and is out of reach by now.
Target distance 700m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle 333°.
Own course 0°; Own speed 2kn astern.

Torpedo is a hit astern after 27 sec.!

Cmdr.: "The Cruiser looses headway as it settles in the water. The port back escort is laying stopped to the port side of the Cruiser. I have to decide, if I want to sink the cruiser with a coup de grâce or if it will sink in time for me to attack a Large Tanker that is crossing my stern. There! After 4-5 min., the Cruiser sinks with load explosions, just in time for me to attack the Large Tanker!".

1818 - Shot with Tube VI, G7a, K-a (contact fuse); Running depth 5m; Torpedo speed 40kn.
Target ship: Large empty tanker of 18192ts.
Target distance 500m; Target angle 90°Stbd.; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle 45°.
Own course 0°; Own speed 3kn ahead.

Torpedo is a hit midships after 29 sec.! The torpedoed tanker continues on.

1819 - "ALARM!". Crash diving from the attacking port back escort. At T=50 depth charges. During the course of the ASW action, 40 Wabos are dropped - no damages.

1825 - A+20. O = 20%.

1900 - S-Tiefe. On course 45°.

1930 - Surfaced. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

1937 - Compressed air supply filled. Boat ventilated.

2023 - Running off on course 90°.

2345 - Qu.9855AL

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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KTB - U 112

Friday, 8 November 1940 - West of Ireland

0025 - NNE7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb.
Charging batteries until 0340h (4700Ah).

0345 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 7 November, sunk from convoy OB-238: At 1234h, 1 steamer 7574ts, Qu.9858AL; At 1711h, 1 steamer 8658ts, at 1722h, 1 steamer 7573ts and at 1817h, 1 Auxiliary Cruiser 12367ts, plus 1 tanker 18192ts torpedoed, all in Qu.9848AL. Port diesel malfunction repaired during battle. Last known position of convoy at 1930h, in Qu.9848AL, on course 271°, speed 7-9kn. No more internal eels. 93cbm. NNE7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0402 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Congratulations! Excellent results! Continue according to last Op.-Order.

1200 - Qu.9954AL - Days Run: 168.3sm - 153.1sm (19h 10') - ↘15.2sm (4h 50')

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-09-20 04:38 PM

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

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2705836)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Friday, 8 November 1940 - West of Ireland

0025 - NNE7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb.
Charging batteries until 0340h (4700Ah).

0345 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 7 November, sunk from convoy OB-238: At 1234h, 1 steamer 7574ts, Qu.9858AL; At 1711h, 1 steamer 8658ts, at 1722h, 1 steamer 7573ts and at 1817h, 1 Auxiliary Cruiser 12367ts, plus 1 tanker 18192ts torpedoed, all in Qu.9848AL. Port diesel malfunction repaired during battle. Last known position of convoy at 1930h, in Qu.9848AL, on course 271°, speed 7-9kn. No more internal eels. 93cbm. NNE7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0402 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Congratulations! Excellent results! Continue according to last Op.-Order.

1200 - Qu.9954AL - Days Run: 168.3sm - 153.1sm (19h 10') - ↘15.2sm (4h 50')

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

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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KTB - U 112

Saturday, 9 November 1940 - Southwest of Porcupine Bank

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

1200 - Qu.2533BE - Days Run: 186.3sm (24h)

2117 - Fuel 88cbm (50%).

Nothing further to report.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-10-20 03:42 AM

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

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2705929)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Saturday, 9 November 1940 - Southwest of Porcupine Bank

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

1200 - Qu.2533BE - Days Run: 186.3sm (24h)

2117 - Fuel 88cbm (50%).

Nothing further to report.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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KTB - U 112

Sunday, 10 November 1940 - In front of the Channel

1100 - Wind and sea calming down, turning to east.

1200 - Qu.5288BE - Days Run: 193.3sm (24h)
ENE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb.

1420 - SE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb.

1523 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Continue patrol south of 57°30'N, with focus on 16°W.

1800 - Radio report about "Admiral Scheer" attacking convoy HX.84 on 5 November, sinking 5 ships for 33000ts and the Auxiliary Cruiser "Jervis Bay" of 14000ts.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1523/10.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-11-20 03:02 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Encounter with two tankers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2706011)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Sunday, 10 November 1940 - In front of the Channel

1100 - Wind and sea calming down, turning to east.

1200 - Qu.5288BE - Days Run: 193.3sm (24h)
ENE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb.

1420 - SE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb.

1523 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Continue patrol south of 57°30'N, with focus on 16°W.

1800 - Radio report about "Admiral Scheer" attacking convoy HX.84 on 5 November, sinking 5 ships for 33000ts and the Auxiliary Cruiser "Jervis Bay" of 14000ts.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1523/10.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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KTB - U 112

Monday, 11 November 1940 - Western Approaches

0025 - "Surface Vessel!". Two tankers in keel line, bearing 92°, E=8000, on course 70°, speed 12kn.

0027 - Going on parallel course. Boat is positioned leeward. In front, an empty Standard Tanker 8054ts, in back, a T19 Tanker 8570ts.

0032 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
2 tankers in Qu.5649BE top right, on course 70°, speed 12kn. Have no more internal eels. No use of surface weapons due to swell. SE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0200 - Action broken off due to darkness setting in and high swell.

0900 - Wind and sea increasing: SSE7/6, turning to WNW.
B.d.U. HQ has moved to Kernevel (Lorient), will be operational as of 0900h.

1200 - Qu.6173BE - Days Run: 213.6sm (24h)
WNW7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb.

1420 - Diving for trial dive at A+20. Submerged cruise at T=20, 65rpm.

1820 - O = 20%. Surfaced.

1825 - Boat ventilated.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1523/10.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-12-20 03:30 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Ordered to return to base
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2706243)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Monday, 11 November 1940 - Western Approaches

0025 - "Surface Vessel!". Two tankers in keel line, bearing 92°, E=8000, on course 70°, speed 12kn.

0027 - Going on parallel course. Boat is positioned leeward. In front, an empty Standard Tanker 8054ts, in back, a T19 Tanker 8570ts.

0032 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
2 tankers in Qu.5649BE top right, on course 70°, speed 12kn. Have no more internal eels. No use of surface weapons due to swell. SE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0200 - Action broken off due to darkness setting in and high swell.

0900 - Wind and sea increasing: SSE7/6, turning to WNW.
B.d.U. HQ has moved to Kernevel (Lorient), will be operational as of 0900h.

1200 - Qu.6173BE - Days Run: 213.6sm (24h)
WNW7/6, clear, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb.

1420 - Diving for trial dive at A+20. Submerged cruise at T=20, 65rpm.

1820 - O = 20%. Surfaced.

1825 - Boat ventilated.

Boat operating according to new Op.-order 1523/10.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 12 November 1940 - Western Approaches

0022 - The A-Periscope is defective: Seawater has leaked into the mirror and has crystallized - cannot be repaired with on-board tools.

0515 - Boat operating on ship report 0500/12 in Qu.6541BE, on course ENE, medium speed.

0630 - At dead reckoned contact point, no sight of ship report 0500/12. Continued on general course.

1000 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
In Qu.6555BE, no sighting of ship report 0500/12 and no further traffic. A-Periscope defective, cannot be fixed with standard tools on board. No loading of external torpedoes possible due to weather. 80cbm. WNW7/6, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb. Requesting orders. - RST -

1036 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Delayed return to Lorient.

1200 - Qu.6556BE - Days Run: 161.9sm - 156.0sm (20h) - 5.9sm (4h)

2147 - Incoming F.T.2140/12: From B.d.U.:
Enemy convoy in QU.6586BE, on course North, speed 6kn. Establish contact.

2154 - Boat operating on convoy 2140/12. Contact according to dead reckoning in 8h.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-13-20 03:47 AM

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

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2706502)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 12 November 1940 - Western Approaches

0022 - The A-Periscope is defective: Seawater has leaked into the mirror and has crystallized - cannot be repaired with on-board tools.

0515 - Boat operating on ship report 0500/12 in Qu.6541BE, on course ENE, medium speed.

0630 - At dead reckoned contact point, no sight of ship report 0500/12. Continued on general course.

1000 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
In Qu.6555BE, no sighting of ship report 0500/12 and no further traffic. A-Periscope defective, cannot be fixed with standard tools on board. No loading of external torpedoes possible due to weather. 80cbm. WNW7/6, light haze, visibility 5sm, >1000mb. Requesting orders. - RST -

1036 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Delayed return to Lorient.

1200 - Qu.6556BE - Days Run: 161.9sm - 156.0sm (20h) - 5.9sm (4h)

2147 - Incoming F.T.2140/12: From B.d.U.:
Enemy convoy in QU.6586BE, on course North, speed 6kn. Establish contact.

2154 - Boat operating on convoy 2140/12. Contact according to dead reckoning in 8h.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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KTB - U 112

Wednesday, 13 November 1940 - Western Approaches

0101 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
Greek ships are to be considered as hostile.

0351 - Incoming F.T.0350/13: From B.d.U.:
Convoy 2140/12 now in Qu.6526BE, on course 354°, speed 6kn.
Second ship report in Qu.6295BE, on course ENE, medium speed.

0520 - "Shadow abeam to port!" - It is convoy 2140/12. Crossing to the Luff-side of the convoy, boat has to evade the forward sweeper.

0530 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
"Gustav Gelb!". Convoy 2140/12 sighted in Qu.6289BE bottom left, on course 355°, speed 6kn. - RST -

0612 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Other boats not in position. Free to attack whenever possible.

0622 - Running off from convoy on westerly heading.

0630 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Loading of external torpedoes not possible due to weather. Running off from convoy and continuing delayed return to base. - RST -

0732 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Next report when 24h from point "Lore".

1200 - Qu.6532BE - Days Run: 216.0sm (24h)

1559 - Incoming F.T.1550/13: From B.d.U.:
Enemy task force in Qu.6627BE, on course south, speed 18kn.

Boat heading toward interception point acc. dead reckoning at 1630h, about 13.5sm ahead, with full speed.

1630 - Nothing in sight at interception point.

Continuing return voyage.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

WolfyBrandon 11-13-20 01:37 PM

Wow, it's been a long time... checking my save files backup, it was around 2010 when I last played my career and still remember it to this day. I was attacking a convoy in very clear calm conditions, sunk a few merchants and a Black Swan-class Sloop had me dead to rights. I made the mistake of trying to evade too slowly while too shallow, and one of the depth charge launchers dropped one right in front of the conning tower above the sonar/radio room - it was lights out and game over on my 20th patrol.

I guess I drifted off to other games in the past few years but something just felt missing recently and I've been longing to go on patrol again. Originally I wanted to survive till the end of the war while sinking as much tonnage as I could. The problem with my previous install was I had modded the stock game with a ton of small mods which were incompatible with the super mods, so I was using stock campaign files which was really a drag. So I just recently re-installed SH3, added GWX 3.0 Gold as a base to have improved campaign files as well as a lot of the previous modifications I was originally using. Added in a few other mods I had on backups then updated some old ones to new versions. So yeah after a long hiatus from playing the game I'm back and ready to start up a new career and hopefully not make the same mistake that cost me my previous boat... after a few tests and seeing some of destroyers I added to the game have up to 11 Depth Charge Racks! I better shake off the rust and quick, as this time around it's looking like my career might be very interesting... :03:

WolfyBrandon

Kapitän 11-14-20 07:31 AM

Welcome Back!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WolfyBrandon (Post 2706834)
Wow, it's been a long time... checking my save files backup, it was around 2010 when I last played my career and still remember it to this day. I was attacking a convoy in very clear calm conditions, sunk a few merchants and a Black Swan-class Sloop had me dead to rights. I made the mistake of trying to evade too slowly while too shallow, and one of the depth charge launchers dropped one right in front of the conning tower above the sonar/radio room - it was lights out and game over on my 20th patrol.

I guess I drifted off to other games in the past few years but something just felt missing recently and I've been longing to go on patrol again. Originally I wanted to survive till the end of the war while sinking as much tonnage as I could. The problem with my previous install was I had modded the stock game with a ton of small mods which were incompatible with the super mods, so I was using stock campaign files which was really a drag. So I just recently re-installed SH3, added GWX 3.0 Gold as a base to have improved campaign files as well as a lot of the previous modifications I was originally using. Added in a few other mods I had on backups then updated some old ones to new versions. So yeah after a long hiatus from playing the game I'm back and ready to start up a new career and hopefully not make the same mistake that cost me my previous boat... after a few tests and seeing some of destroyers I added to the game have up to 11 Depth Charge Racks! I better shake off the rust and quick, as this time around it's looking like my career might be very interesting... :03:

WolfyBrandon


Welcome Back and Happy Hunting!

Kapitän 11-14-20 07:34 AM

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

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2706739)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Wednesday, 13 November 1940 - Western Approaches

0101 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
Greek ships are to be considered as hostile.

0351 - Incoming F.T.0350/13: From B.d.U.:
Convoy 2140/12 now in Qu.6526BE, on course 354°, speed 6kn.
Second ship report in Qu.6295BE, on course ENE, medium speed.

0520 - "Shadow abeam to port!" - It is convoy 2140/12. Crossing to the Luff-side of the convoy, boat has to evade the forward sweeper.

0530 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
"Gustav Gelb!". Convoy 2140/12 sighted in Qu.6289BE bottom left, on course 355°, speed 6kn. - RST -

0612 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Other boats not in position. Free to attack whenever possible.

0622 - Running off from convoy on westerly heading.

0630 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Loading of external torpedoes not possible due to weather. Running off from convoy and continuing delayed return to base. - RST -

0732 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Next report when 24h from point "Lore".

1200 - Qu.6532BE - Days Run: 216.0sm (24h)

1559 - Incoming F.T.1550/13: From B.d.U.:
Enemy task force in Qu.6627BE, on course south, speed 18kn.

Boat heading toward interception point acc. dead reckoning at 1630h, about 13.5sm ahead, with full speed.

1630 - Nothing in sight at interception point.

Continuing return voyage.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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

++++

KTB - U 112

Thursday, 14 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay
- Third week at sea completed -

1200 - Qu.4465BF - Days Run: 194.7sm (24h)

1630 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
ETA point "Lore", 15.11., 1630h. - RST -

1724 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Next report when at point "Lore".

Cmdr.: "I consider it very risky to be sending radio messages from the escort points, as this could give this secret position away to the enemy."

2345 - Weather and visibility has deteriorated: ENE7/6, overcast, hazy, visibility 3sm, ~1000mb.

Continuing return voyage.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Rummy 11-14-20 02:52 PM

Finished my first patrol today!

Patrol 1|U-20, U-Flotilla Weddigen|Left at: August 1, 1939, 22:57|From: Kiel|Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN52

Ship sunk!|Grid AO 75|Large Merchant, 10615 tons

Patrol results|Crew losses: 0|Ships sunk: 1|Aircraft destroyed: 0|Patrol tonnage: 10615 tons

12 days at sea. Must remember to be more careful with torps, as I ran out about halfway to patrol grid. Still a success in my mind for a first patrol!

Cheers all

WolfyBrandon 11-15-20 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2706998)
Welcome Back and Happy Hunting!

Thanks!

06/06/1941

Just reporting in from Patrol 01, so far so good, small convoy reported and sunk two merchants using 3 torpedoes for a total of 7,404 tons. Now headed to patrol grid DH84. (BDU sent me on a long patrol) will report back (continue) tomorrow...

https://i.ibb.co/pnGgmBM/P01.jpg

WolfyBrandon

Kapitän 11-15-20 03:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rummy (Post 2707066)
Finished my first patrol today!

Patrol 1|U-20, U-Flotilla Weddigen|Left at: August 1, 1939, 22:57|From: Kiel|Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN52

Ship sunk!|Grid AO 75|Large Merchant, 10615 tons

Patrol results|Crew losses: 0|Ships sunk: 1|Aircraft destroyed: 0|Patrol tonnage: 10615 tons

12 days at sea. Must remember to be more careful with torps, as I ran out about halfway to patrol grid. Still a success in my mind for a first patrol!

Cheers all


Absolutely! Anything over 10000ts with a type II boat is pretty good! :yeah:

Kapitän 11-15-20 03:07 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - On approach path 'Heart'
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707000)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Thursday, 14 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay
- Third week at sea completed -

1200 - Qu.4465BF - Days Run: 194.7sm (24h)

1630 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
ETA point "Lore", 15.11., 1630h. - RST -

1724 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Next report when at point "Lore".

Cmdr.: "I consider it very risky to be sending radio messages from the escort points, as this could give this secret position away to the enemy."

2345 - Weather and visibility has deteriorated: ENE7/6, overcast, hazy, visibility 3sm, ~1000mb.

Continuing return voyage.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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

++++

KTB - U 112

Friday, 15 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay

New B.d.U. operational orders to boats in front of the Northern Channel: German boats to transfer toward the east as far as 9°W - will be replaced by Italian boats. All boats west of 15°W, to send daily traffic report.

Skl.and B.d.U. request for reconnaissance patrols, NW of Scotland and the SW-Passage, between 52°30'N / 54°30'N and 12°W / 18°W, is confirmed by the Air Groups North and West.

1200 - Qu.4635BF - Days Run: 191.7sm (24h)

1637 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Standing at Point "Lore". - RST -

1640 - Diving for trial dive to A+20.

Cmdr.: "I decide to dive immediately after sending the radio message, as not to be surprised by enemy air and/or surface vessels."

1739 - At reception depth. Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Reach point "Luci" on approach path "Herz" without escort.

1750 - Surfaced after 3.2sm (1h 10')

2112 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
ETA point "Luci", 16.11., 2100h. - RST -

2131 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Escort will stand at point "Luci", 16.11., 2200h.

2140 - Qu.5188BF - German Luftwaffe squadron group of 15-20 Ju-88 bombers ahead port, on course SSW.

Continue return transit on approach path "Herz".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-16-20 03:19 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Rescued French fishermen in storm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707134)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Friday, 15 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay

New B.d.U. operational orders to boats in front of the Northern Channel: German boats to transfer toward the east as far as 9°W - will be replaced by Italian boats. All boats west of 15°W, to send daily traffic report.

Skl.and B.d.U. request for reconnaissance patrols, NW of Scotland and the SW-Passage, between 52°30'N / 54°30'N and 12°W / 18°W, is confirmed by the Air Groups North and West.

1200 - Qu.4635BF - Days Run: 191.7sm (24h)

1637 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Standing at Point "Lore". - RST -

1640 - Diving for trial dive to A+20.

Cmdr.: "I decide to dive immediately after sending the radio message, as not to be surprised by enemy air and/or surface vessels."

1739 - At reception depth. Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Reach point "Luci" on approach path "Herz" without escort.

1750 - Surfaced after 3.2sm (1h 10')

2112 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
ETA point "Luci", 16.11., 2100h. - RST -

2131 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Escort will stand at point "Luci", 16.11., 2200h.

2140 - Qu.5188BF - German Luftwaffe squadron group of 15-20 Ju-88 bombers ahead port, on course SSW.

Continue return transit on approach path "Herz".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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

++++

KTB - U 112

Saturday, 16 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay

U 103 (Schütze) sights an incoming convoy in Qu.4475AM; U 137 (Wohlfahrt) sights an outgoing convoy in Qu.5159AM and incoming and outgoing traffic in front of the Northern Channel, in direction 250°.

0948 - SOS-Message from weather boat WBS4 Hinrich Freese: Being attacked by brit. Cruiser Najad and Trawlers Elm and Westorie. Position Jan Mayen.

1200 - Qu.5297BF - Days Run: 188.7sm - 185.5sm (22h 50') - 3.2sm (1h 10')

2110 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
During approach toward point "Luci", rescued 6 survivors of 2 French fishing vessels in heavy storm south of Ile de Croix. One other fishing vessel and the light ship have sunk as well but no survivors found. ETA point "Luci", 2200h. - RST -

2126 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Transmission failure. Please repeat last radio message.

2133 - Sending F.T.2110/16 again to B.d.U.

2207 - Point "Luci". Sea conditions improving: ENE4/3, overcast, hazy, visibility 3sm, ~1000mb.
Taking on escort (R-Boat).

Landing at Lorient under protection of Flak-Cruiser. Several damaged ships in Lorient roads, as well as, in outer and inner harbour basin.

2325 - Mooring boat at Isère.

- to be continued -

WolfyBrandon 11-16-20 06:46 AM

First patrol of the U-957 is in the books...

It was a long one (26 days) but worth it. I wanted to start my career off on a good note, so released every torpedo including exterior stores in exchange for 7 Merchants of 39,650 tons with little to no resistance.


WolfyBrandon

Kapitän 11-16-20 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WolfyBrandon (Post 2707377)
First patrol of the U-957 is in the books...

It was a long one (26 days) but worth it. I wanted to start my career off on a good note, so released every torpedo including exterior stores in exchange for 7 Merchants of 39,650 tons with little to no resistance.


WolfyBrandon


Great Job!

Kapitän 11-16-20 04:14 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Back in base
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707344)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Saturday, 16 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay

U 103 (Schütze) sights an incoming convoy in Qu.4475AM; U 137 (Wohlfahrt) sights an outgoing convoy in Qu.5159AM and incoming and outgoing traffic in front of the Northern Channel, in direction 250°.

0948 - SOS-Message from weather boat WBS4 Hinrich Freese: Being attacked by brit. Cruiser Najad and Trawlers Elm and Westorie. Position Jan Mayen.

1200 - Qu.5297BF - Days Run: 188.7sm - 185.5sm (22h 50') - 3.2sm (1h 10')

2110 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
During approach toward point "Luci", rescued 6 survivors of 2 French fishing vessels in heavy storm south of Ile de Croix. One other fishing vessel and the light ship have sunk as well but no survivors found. ETA point "Luci", 2200h. - RST -

2126 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Transmission failure. Please repeat last radio message.

2133 - Sending F.T.2110/16 again to B.d.U.

2207 - Point "Luci". Sea conditions improving: ENE4/3, overcast, hazy, visibility 3sm, ~1000mb.
Taking on escort (R-Boat).

Landing at Lorient under protection of Flak-Cruiser. Several damaged ships in Lorient roads, as well as, in outer and inner harbour basin.

2325 - Mooring boat at Isère.

- to be continued -


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

++++

- continued from 16 Nov., 2325h -

The totals of this 3rd war patrol with U 112 and 11th war patrol overall are:

Traveled surfaced: 4827.2sm - 21 days, 14h, 23min.
Traveled submerged: 103.2sm - 1 days, 21h, 2min.
Traveled total: 4930.4sm - 23 days, 11h, 25min.

Torpedo hits: 8 (7 ships sunk and 1 damaged)
Torpedo misses: 3 when the convoy was turning away.
Torpedo failures: 2 Eto (Pi-G7H) hit but failed to ignite and 1 Ato understeered in heavy sea 7/6.


6 cargo ships of 39151ts and 1 Auxiliary Cruiser of 12367ts sunk, for a total of 51518ts.

Of these, 3 steamers of 23805ts and the Auxiliary Cruiser were sunk out of convoy OB-238.
Also, 1 tanker of 18192ts was torpedoed during this convoy battle.

3 cargo ships sunk for 15346ts, each travelling independently.

Crash Dives: 2 - 1 from convoy escorts and 1 from an armed merchant.

Depth Charges: In all, 80 Wabos were dropped on the boat, inflicting no damage.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.



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