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reignofdeath 09-26-10 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1503336)
Hard to resist, isn't it? :O:

You're still new at this, and it sounds like you're learning fast, and having fun, which is what it's all about.

I love that ship cam:up: But it was Hell trying to keep up/track/stay undetected with that convoy in the storm, exciting though, best patrol Ive had yet, exillerating(Spelling?) wise. My easiest was my first, 6 ships and 30 tons without a scratch :) but yes Im learning fast, next up is manual targeting. I think Ive got it on 53 percent realism right now but Im workin up there.:yeah:

danzig70 09-27-10 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by USNSRCaseySmith (Post 1503242)
Jan 6 1940,

I was ordered to patrol BE 29, on my way of entering BE I sunk a single lone merchant for about 1000 tons, then after patroling 29 I for a convoy report right near me heading NE, so I moved to intercept. Either they changed speed and direction on me or I was waaayyy off, because I ended up being 5 or 6 kilometers behind them but I gave chase as they were only moving 5 knots. Using my ship cam( I know, I know) I spotted 2 destroyers, 1 sub, and 1 what looked like to be a battleship. However, the weather did NOT have my best interest in mind and decided to give me a raging storm with poor poor visibility. On my entrance into the convoy (I discovered I was right behind them) A destroyer picked me up and came from my port side full steam ahead. I dove deep and let the waiting game begin. After what seemed like a few game hours and many DC runs later, he gave up. I again kept following the convoy by going to P depth to get their position then Surfacing to catch up. I found a merchant dead ahead, put two into her and sunk her. Then I ended up spotting a merchant and (against better judgement but because of the angle I had to) used 2 magnetics, They impacted, one right under her center keel and one in the prop effectively stoping her, however, she didnt go down. I kept and lined up for a aft shot (as I was pursueing another merchant, which I sunk) when I saw a destroyer on my 180, I fired that aft magnetic and dove deep. He called one of his buddies to come join the party, I waited and finally they let up, out of torps except for my externals and one aft shot, I let the convoy go and headed away from them.

10 torpedoes and 2 measley sinkings. Oh well, I was surprised I survived the depth chargings.

Yeah, I am in sept 1939, first patrol, and have sunk a lousy 5 ships with thirteen torps. Nowhere near my patrol grid yet with only one rear torpedo.

reignofdeath 09-27-10 01:19 PM

Id either just head home or go to the Belchen supply ship (if you have GWX 3.0) if I were you, one torp usually wont do much for me, unless its a small merchant (under 2k tons)

VONHARRIS 09-27-10 03:14 PM

U - 126 IXC reporting
 
We left Lorient at 24 Jan 1943 for South Africa.
We haven't even reached deep water when we encountered an US Gato class submarine.
A G7a took care of him.
Days passed one after the other. Crew morale was low and it kept falling. We were receiving all kinds of bad messages : Our U boats kept getting sunk, so many friends gone. The Wehrmacht was not doing good : Stalingrad a total disaster , North Africa Erwin Rommel , the desert fox was retreating.
On 7 Feb 1943 we crossed the Equator to the south. So far we have encountered lone destroyers but our radar detector was very helpful . We managed to avoid contact.
On 19 Feb 1943 we spotted our first targets : A Coastal freighter and a small freighter. Submerged torpedo attack was made by the book , both targets destroyed. Crew was getting happier now.
On 23 Feb 1943 two more ships showed up : A passenger/cargo and an ore carrier unescorted but both armed. They went down with torpedoes as well. We stopped to question the survivors but we got no answer. We gave water and cigaretes and left immediately.
We have already reached our patrol grid. We had some more radar warnings so we were diving often to avoid the enemy.
We began our return trip.
On 7 Mar 1943 we crossed the Equator once more to the North.
Fuel was running low. After asking orders from the BdU we were instructed to meet with U-460 west of Kapverden to refuel. Since we had torpedoes left we patroled in the area between Kapverden and Dakar Africa.
On 11 Mar 1943 we sunk a Black Swan frigate with two torpedoes.
On 20 Mar 1943 we sunk s small merchant with torpedoes and gunfire.
On 21 Mar 1943 we sunk a coastal freighter with gunfire only. It reminded us of the Happy times! We kept a distance of 3,500 m and we were out of range of her weapons (only AA). Luckily no plane showed up!
Fuel level now was critical , less than 25%.
On 26 Mar 1943 we met with U-460.
62 days at sea and we had more to come until we were to reach home port.
This patrol has costed the Allies 24,034 tons of shipping. Not much!

Legionary74 09-27-10 03:15 PM

Dead on the bottom of Scapa Flow, thanks to a sudden rise in the sea floor....

frau kaleun 09-27-10 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Legionary74 (Post 1503951)
Dead on the bottom of Scapa Flow, thanks to a sudden rise in the sea floor....

I hate it when that happens.

Schwieger 09-27-10 10:59 PM

Recently started new campaign. (84% Realism) Sent off in U-1 (gotta love those type IIAs :cool:)

Patrolled grid AN81. Not much happened. Sank a merchant with a single fish. Bad weather ruined the rest of the patrol :nope:

Arael 09-28-10 06:07 PM

U-11 checking in from the vicinity of Firth of Forth. Our mission had us going up to patrol the freaking Shetlands. After patrolling for over 24 hours and finding absolutely nothing, we caught wind of a convoy heading WSW about 200 kilometers away. We did some calculations and decided we could catch it, and took off at flank speed. We made it to the intercept point, but there was no convoy. After searching for the convoy for several hours, I decided to head back up to the Shetlands. We almost made it back to the patrol zone when we got another update on the convoy. It's now heading SW, directly towards Firth of Forth. So we turn around again and head with flank speed towards the Firth, trying desperately to cut them off. We didn't make it in time.

Finding ourselves right off the river entrance in about the worst weather imaginable (raining, foggy, 14m/s winds, and nighttime) , we submerged and quickly picked up a merchant closing with us. So, running completely off of hydrophones, I set up a shooting position about 450 meters from where the merchant would make its closest pass. Making a hydrophone-based preliminary solution, I was able to fine-tune the solution when the merchant appeared out of the fog. A small merchant, but better than nothing. Took a shot, and at that range, I could hardly miss. The blast from the torpedo rattled the dishes in the mess as we took off to the East. The merchant sank quickly, and I decided to run on the surface for added speed, counting on the weather to conceal me from the destroyers and trawlers. This almost turned out to be a fatal decision, for as we were making tracks, an Armed Trawler plowed out of the gloom astern of us, heading across our wake.

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/9...1919329.th.jpg

Somehow they didn't see us, but I took us to periscope depth and made like a hole in the ocean. Fortunately, they didn't hear us either, and after he left we were able to surface and run to a safe distance off the coast. I'll probably not do that again.

LiveGoat 09-28-10 07:53 PM

I guess I'm in the "Happy Time" now. I'm currently in St. Nazaire. Last night I attacked a convoy. Thought i was aiming at an ore carrier but was actually a C&D class! I was even using the ore carrier info in the id book! Didn't realize the mistake till the eel hit and lit up the night. Hey, one less escort to worry about. I swung the scope over to the ore carrier and let off two good ones and crash dived. Escorts were hoppin' mad. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM! All around me. "Das boot iss boo-shady, Herr Kaleun!"

"Boo-shady". Every Kaleun dreads hearing "boo-shady".

"Take 'er deep, Chief! Flank speed!"

We were near the mouth of the St. George Channel so we had to be careful of dragging our balls in the sand. At about 80 meters we leveled off and went to silent running.

No one made a peep. Not laughing Joe, Hiccuping Hinrich or even Willi "The Farter" Erlichmann, who was notorious for blowing ballast at the mere splash of a WB. All they could do was stare at the maze of pipes above their sweaty faces.

Then we heard the pinging.

"Steer south, Chief. Get ready to gun it as soon as Witterman gives the word."

And so he did. "Wasserbombs in the water, sir", he hissed.

The Chief didn't need to hear from me. "Ahead flank" he whispered, ratcheting the telegraph.

It was seven hours before we lost the escorts. Still I refrained from giving the order to secure from silent running for another hour and even then the repair crews were on edge tinkering diligently but delicately, lest a dropped wrench or torch should again bring the ravenous escorts upon them.

After we surfaced I ordered course to the south away from the isles to look for less challenging game, which we found. By the time we returned to St. Nazaire we had bagged ourselves six ships.

I'm diggin' the oakleaves. Makes me look more distinguished somehow. Especially to the ladies.

:D

frau kaleun 09-28-10 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by LiveGoat (Post 1505085)
"Das boot iss boo-shady, Herr Kaleun!"

"Boo-shady". Every Kaleun dreads hearing "boo-shady".

:rotfl2:

"Boo-shady" is totally my new slang term for "damaged," "messed up," or anything else of that nature.



"Hey, did you hear Lindsey Lohan is going back to rehab?"

"Yeah, that poor girl is totally boo-shady."

Schwieger 09-28-10 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1505097)
:rotfl2:

"Boo-shady" is totally my new slang term for "damaged," "messed up," or anything else of that nature.



"Hey, did you hear Lindsey Lohan is going back to rehab?"

"Yeah, that poor girl is totally boo-shady."

haha beschädigt?

frau kaleun 09-28-10 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Schwieger (Post 1505115)
haha beschädigt?

I believe that is the actual German word used in the game. :yep:

However I am going to use boo-shady at every opportunity until it catches on or I get bored with it or forget about it entirely. Either of the latter two could happen at any moment of course. :O:

reignofdeath 09-28-10 09:21 PM

So I had a really odd and interesting patrol. It was February of 1940. I was ordered to patrol AN26
(Curse BDU for giving me shallow waters.. A'holes -_- as Frau Kaulen likes to say, that is Boo Shady :yeah:) So I get there and get notice of a convoy heading SSE from inbetween Scapa Flow and the island NE of it (not sure of the name) I make for a intercept and apparently they changed course because I couldnt find them. So I end up picking up a merchant contact. Lo and behold its a Ore Carrier, my lucky day. Four torps later she sunk (I fired a salvo because something didnt feel right, so I figured Id be sure) I started to head back when I pick up another contact, this time it was a ASW trawler steaming straight for me, this was going to get interesting. Considering he had heard me and I was in very shallow waters, I decided to fight him, I fired two torps that WOULD have hit had I not had auto-loading on and my bow torp room decided to load the STEAM eels I had in my extra reserve slots. So with a little luck and him chasing me, as well as zig zagging I fired my Aft eel (electric) with a magnetic switch, and caught him right in the middle as he was coming across my bow (zigging of course) sunk. Phew, time to whipe the sweat from my forehead. I started heading North again back to AN 26 and ended up meeting 2 more medium merchants, the rest of my torps were used and I sunk em. Leaving one torp left. So as I finished my patrol and was on my way home, I encountered a Large Merchant, and lined up and fired, forgetting again I was using steams, which she saw and dodged. Angerly I surfaced and pursued (it being early 1940) and sunk that SOB with my deck gun, 10,000 tons down to the bottom for me :) All in all, I got 34,000 grt on my patrol with 5 ships sunk, an interesting patrol for myself if I do say so myself. I even recieved an Iron Cross 2nd class :arrgh!: as well as a first class one, 2nd class one, many u boat war badges, and a promotion for my sailors. :rock: U-19 is going to try for another patrol tonight and see what magic she can work :yeah:

frau kaleun 09-28-10 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by USNSRCaseySmith (Post 1505153)
So I had a really odd and interesting patrol. It was February of 1940. I was ordered to patrol AN26
(Curse BDU for giving me shallow waters.. A'holes -_- as Frau Kaulen likes to say, that is Boo Shady :yeah:)

Yes! It's catching on!

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So I get there and get notice of a convoy heading SSE from inbetween Scapa Flow and the island NE of it (not sure of the name)
Scapa's on the south side of the Orkneys, the islands just NE of those are the Shetlands.

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All in all, I got 34,000 grt on my patrol with 5 ships sunk, an interesting patrol for myself if I do say so myself. I even recieved an Iron Cross 2nd class :arrgh!: as well as a first class one, 2nd class one, many u boat war badges, and a promotion for my sailors. :rock: U-19 is going to try for another patrol tonight and see what magic she can work :yeah:
Nice work, Herr Kaleun! :woot:

reignofdeath 09-28-10 10:20 PM

Scratch what I said, Im posting my patrol until tommorow, sleep calls my name tonight. night all :rock: lets hope my U-boat doesnt get all Boo-Shady like in Das-Boot. Then Ill be at the bottom of the ocean for quite some time :( haha sorry couldnt resist using it. Its quite catchy. Boo-Shady is now the new Bernard term, its catchy :up:

desirableroasted 09-29-10 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by USNSRCaseySmith (Post 1505153)
So I had a really odd and interesting patrol. Ore Carrier, my lucky day. Four torps later she sunk ... this time it was a ASW trawler... sunk... ended up meeting 2 more medium merchants... sunk em. Leaving one torp left.... encountered a Large Merchant, and lined up and fired, forgetting again I was using steams, which she saw and dodged. Angerly I surfaced and pursued (it being early 1940) and sunk that SOB with my deck gun, 10,000 tons down to the bottom for me :) All in all, I got 34,000 grt on my patrol with 5 ships sunk

Pretty odd and interesting patrol, since those ships add up to only about 28K.

Great patrol, bad sea story.

Your ration at the O-club just got halved.

reignofdeath 09-29-10 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by desirableroasted (Post 1505475)
Pretty odd and interesting patrol, since those ships add up to only about 28K.

Great patrol, bad sea story.

Your ration at the O-club just got halved.

Okay
A) I can show you the patrol logs.

B) I told it off the top of my head, Im sorry if I dont remember every exact detail of which ship and how many tons it was worth.

C) In case you don't remember, SH3 Commander randomizes the tonnage of each ship so even though they might not add up to 28k to you, I may have gotten lucky and got the higher tonnages.

:down: Boo for you, Ill take my ration back tyvm.

LiveGoat 09-29-10 10:43 AM

That's probably it but to my cracker ears it sounds like boo-shady. :DL

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Originally Posted by Schwieger (Post 1505115)
haha beschädigt?


frau kaleun 09-29-10 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by LiveGoat (Post 1505566)
That's probably it but to my cracker ears it sounds like boo-shady. :DL

It is - das Boot ist beschädigt means the boat is damaged.

Of course now I'm going to be hearing Boo-Shady as well every time my LI says it. :D


Edit: I just realized there's probably a file somewhere that controls the text in the text panel. I wonder if there's a line for "the boat is damaged" that can be changed to "the boat is boo-shady"...

reignofdeath 09-29-10 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1505581)
It is - das Boot ist beschädigt means the boat is damaged.

Of course now I'm going to be hearing Boo-Shady as well every time my LI says it. :D


Edit: I just realized there's probably a file somewhere that controls the text in the text panel. I wonder if there's a line for "the boat is damaged" that can be changed to "the boat is boo-shady"...

Lmao. Please please do that. And the make your own complete lingo, that would be great "Kaptain, we be diving down to mmm bout 15 meters yo!" that would make it interesting to watch :P


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