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VONHARRIS 12-17-11 03:46 AM

U-155 IXC
 
Patrol 17
29 October 1941
02:32 hours After getting a new camo U-155 left Lorient

11 November 1941
Grid EK42
12:44 hours Ship seen bearing 058
12:47 hours Dived to PD
13:05 hours 1 bow shot at destroyer
13:06 hours HMS Achates (H12) (A&B classes), 1350 tons. Crew: 142. Crew lost: 80

14 November 1941
Grid ET53
21:32 hours Reached patrol area

18 November 1941
Grid ET37
14:10 hours Spotted US large merchant bearing 332
14:13 hours Spotted US troop transport bearing 328
14:14 hours Spotted US Liberty cargo bearing 324
14:16 hours Spotted Ceramic type liner bearing 324 flying the Union Jack - dived to PD
15:23 hours 3 bow shots at the liner
15:24 hours Impacts - Ship on fire
15:36 hours 2 stern shots from 600m - impacts
15:36 hours SS Melbourne Star (Ceramic-type Ocean Liner), 16802 tons. Cargo: Troops. Crew: 1392. Crew lost: 1127

19 November 1941
Grid ET62
16:17 hours Ship spotted bearing 014
16:21 hours Ship seen bearing 021 - destroyer - diving to PD
16:51 hours 1 stern shot - diving to 60m
17:01 hours New depth ordered: 100m - torpedo missed or dud
17:52 hours Warship sound bearing 152 moving away
22:21 hours Surfaced
23:07 hours Aircraft spotted bearing 088 medium range - engage
23:08 hours Minor damages - no bombs dropped - Leigh light equipped Catalina
23:10 hours Second bomb run - minor damages from gunfire - bombs missed - crsh diving - e-machinen failed at flank speed
23:11 hours Depth 15m - Shaked by aerial DCs - no damages
20 November 1941
04:52 hours Sound contact merchant bearing 018 moving away - no action
04:57 hours Sound contact bearing 012 moving away
07:48 hours Surfaced
12:45 hours Stern externals moved in
16:59 hours Bow externals moved in

21 November 1941
Grid ET63
19:39 hours Aircraft spotted bearing 161 - medium range
19:41 hours Lockheed A-29 Hudson Mk IIIA shot down

02 December 1941
Grid ET63
20:19 hours Ship seen bearing 339
20:40 hours Ship bearing 321 - shadowing
20:44 hours Secong ship seen bearing 321 - keep shadowing
20:52 hours Ships bearing 090
20:56 hours Turning to attack - diving to PD
20:59 hours 2 bow shots
21:00 hours SS Kara (Tramp Steamer), 2257 tons. Cargo: Timber. Crew: 22. Crew lost: 11
21:02 hours SS Aage (Coastal Freighter), 1870 tons. Cargo: Iron Ore. Crew: 23. Crew lost: 18
21:11 hours Surfaced
21:21 hours Warship seen bearing 021 - dived to PD - turning
21:35 hours 1 stern shot
21:36 hours HMS Walpole (D 41) (V&W classes), 1188 tons. Crew: 103. Crew lost: 74
21:50 hours Surfaced

03 December 1941
Grid ET37
09:50 hours Moving to intercept convoy after BdU message
10:34 hours Warship seen bearing 034 - dived to PD
10:53 hours Sound contacts bearing 052
12:25 hours Failed to odtain visual contact
15:06 hours Surfaced
17:28 hours Warship seen bearing 105 - dived to PD - turning
17:35 hours Sound contacts bearing 113 closing - keep turning
18:13 hours 2 bow shots from long range - diving to 100m
18:18 hours Impacts - SS Clan Chisholm (Heavy Merchant 01), 9091 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 63. Crew lost: 35
19:17 hours Convoy sounds bearing 202 moving away
04 December 1941
01:03 hours Surfaced
13:57 hours Warship seen bearing 354 - dived to PD
16:22 hours Surfaced
16:38 hours Aircraft seen bearing 111 - medium range
16:43 hours Lockheed A-29 Hudson Mk IIIA shot down in her second run

15 December 1941
Grid ET37
13:54 hours Ship seen bearing 297 - dived to PD
13:57 hours Sound contacts bearing 298 - convoy closing - turning
14:42 hours 4 bow shots - diving to 100m
14:43 hours SS Nanchang (Small Freighter), 1665 tons. Cargo: General Cargo. Crew: 35. Crew lost: 14
14:44 hours SS E. Sang (Medium Merchant 31), 3517 tons. Cargo: Grain. Crew: 27. Crew lost: 5
20:35 hours Surfaced - started return trip

18 December 1941
Grid EK73
04:04 hours Warship seen bearing 128 - dived to PD - turning
04:11 hours Visual contact
04:13 hours 2 bow shots
04:15 hours 1 explosion
04:16 hours HMS Marne (G 35) (L class AA), 1690 tons. Crew: 207. Crew lost: 169

24 December 1941
Grid CG81
22:39 hours French convoy bearing 253 - 287 escorted by gunboat

27 December 1941
Grid BF64
10:58 hours Spotted German Rauemboots bearing 338 - raised the flag
13:54 hours Docked at port

60 days at sea
9 ships sunk
39430 tons
2 aircafts shot down
No casualties
U-boat damaged (H.I. 89.15%)
U-booten (R/L) lost during this patrol : U-580 , U-583 , U-153 , U-433 , U-95 , U-206 , U-208 , U-557 , U-131 , U-434 , U-574 , U-451 , U-567 , U-79.
Screenshots at http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=83681 #9995

gazpode_l 12-17-11 03:43 PM

I am back involved with SH3 again! I've started myself a new Career.

My new commander is Kurt Burchards and I am commanding U-162.

We have departed Lorient on 6/2/1942. We have proceeded at around 11knts and are now located in CD12, the furthest WEST I have EVER been in SH3 before. En-route we have taken down a "Granville type" using the deck gun and a tramp steamer with 2x torpedoes.

Our orders are to patrol CA57.

My intentions (Playing as skipper Burchards) is to have a look into New York at the very least, and then perhaps some of the other western coast harbours. :rock:

Anything I should be watching out for?

Zorrin 12-18-11 08:16 AM

I've just completed Patrol number 2 in U-52 as part of the 2nd Flotilla currently based at Wilhelmshaven, and managed to complete it with only about 4 CTDs (thank you Wine!). It's October 1939 (can't be more specific because it is impossible to alt + tab out of SH3 under Wine for me) and it was a rather short patrol. Orders were to patrol BE62, but I took a gamble and instead of going the long way round Blighty and went through the Channel.

And what a successful little boating trip it was. In the straight of Dover at twilight the watchman spotted a Large Merchant. Duly dispatched with two torpedoes.

As I ventured further west through the Channel I came across two more Large Merchants, which were dutifully sunk. One of which I sunk just 10km off the southern tip of the Isle of Wight! Ah the good ol' days.

It was about this time that I kept bumping into MTBs and ASW trawlers. I had to let a handful of merchants survive because I didn't really want to get into a fight in these shallow waters - even if it was only MTBs and ASW trawlers.

During this patrol I came to the conclusion that my crew are a bunch of effing idiots. Especially when it comes to gunnery! The seas were so calm, visibility unlimited for the entire time I spent transiting the Channel. However it seems that even with a deck that isn't rolling they still can't hit the broadside of a barn at 30 paces. And as a good Captain, I am not manning that gun. Sheesh. I even enlisted a Gunnery officer in the hope that this would help.

We eventually stumbled across an Intermediate Tanker out in the ocean and it was dark nothing else for miles so I let the boys loose with the gun, who cares if BdU says not to use the gun, pfft. Might as well use it while we can be on the surface.

After shooting off some 70 rounds they still hadn't sunk the tanker and we were now out of shells. Now in my haste over the evening I'd left the engagement halfway through to eat dinner, and in the process may or not have returned many hours later as a inebriated skipper. It took three torpedoes to get the blasted tanker to sink. All that effort for a meagre 3,500t.

Lesson learnt, when returning to your crew drunk, it's best to leave it paused and sober up before making rash decisions to fire off too many torpedoes at a piddly little boat.

Still the patrol overall was very successful, I don't think I've ever had such a successful outing!

5 Merchants and 1 Intermediate Tanker sunk for a total of around 44,000t. Doubt that'll happen again.

I also have no real desire to go through the English channel again, it just raises the blood pressure and there really is no where to hide. How on earth am I meant to enjoy the combination of sailing the seas and reading a book if there's constant cries from the crew of warship spotted and only about 20m of water to hide in!

Sailor Steve 12-18-11 11:03 AM

To: Kptlt Zorrin
From: BdU

Recieved your latest patrol report. Need we remind you that there is a reason it's called the ENGLISH Channel? Secondly, the gun we have issued to your boat is for sinking small ships, or for finishing off ships that are close to sinking anyway. Please try to refrain from wasting ammunition. The stuff doesn't grow on trees, you know. Don't make me take away your gun, or even your boat.

With love,

Onkel Karl

:O:


Oh, and WELCOME ABOARD! :sunny:

gazpode_l 12-18-11 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zorrin (Post 1807027)
During this patrol I came to the conclusion that my crew are a bunch of effing idiots. Especially when it comes to gunnery! The seas were so calm, visibility unlimited for the entire time I spent transiting the Channel. However it seems that even with a deck that isn't rolling they still can't hit the broadside of a barn at 30 paces. And as a good Captain, I am not manning that gun. Sheesh. I even enlisted a Gunnery officer in the hope that this would help.

Fellow Kaluen: Pls check your inbox for a pvt msg about the above! Also welcome to the community!

Zorrin 12-18-11 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1807085)
To: Kptlt Zorrin
From: BdU

Recieved your latest patrol report. Need we remind you that there is a reason it's called the ENGLISH Channel? Secondly, the gun we have issued to your boat is for sinking small ships, or for finishing off ships that are close to sinking anyway. Please try to refrain from wasting ammunition. The stuff doesn't grow on trees, you know. Don't make me take away your gun, or even your boat.

With love,

Onkel Karl

:O:


Oh, and WELCOME ABOARD! :sunny:

Liebe Onkel Karl:

Please take it away from me! My first patrol I managed only to fire off a few rounds to finish off a wounded merchant, the rest of the time the weather didn't allow for it.

But as an aside: Surely shells are cheaper than torpedoes, ja?

Of course being English I forget that I can't just willy nilly sail through the English Channel. As the German's so lovingly call us Brits: Insel Afen. (Island Monkeys) one can sometimes forget that one is fighting on the "wrong" side so to speak.

gazpode: Thank you, noted and I will give it a try and see if it works.

I look forward to boring you all with wonderful escapades of my idiotic Captaincy errors (like damaging the hull substantially on my first patrol while waiting for the war to start to see just how deep she'll go...) and completely unblooded crew.

Sailor Steve 12-18-11 06:22 PM

:rotfl2: :rock:

I often tell the story of how I died from being too close to a tanker I was shelling, and it exploded. This was in the Artillery class at the Academy. :dead:

Hylander_1314 12-18-11 06:56 PM

Well, made it to Feb. 1941, and got pasted off Gibralter. 5 DDs taking turns on us, and the damage got to be too much.

So the crew of the Seawolf is no more. :arrgh!: A woderful illustrious career, but in the end, they got us.

VONHARRIS 12-19-11 02:23 AM

U-64 New career
 
New career started because of CTD of unknown origin
In this career I will be posting the patrol reports of the game.

Patrol No1 Shakedown

Patrol No 2 Page 1 of 2
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VONHARRIS 12-19-11 09:38 AM

U-64 IXB
 
Patrol 3

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In this career my PC has decided to cooperate or that looks like so far.

andwii 12-19-11 11:11 AM

hey von just a question, why do you shoot down air planes? Do you have it modded so your guys are better shots, or are you just a god at shooting them down? I woulda just crash dove like they did IRL, unless I detected them on the attack run, then I would shot at it, then as it made away I would dive (like they did IRL.)

VONHARRIS 12-19-11 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andwii (Post 1807641)
hey von just a question, why do you shoot down air planes? Do you have it modded so your guys are better shots, or are you just a god at shooting them down? I woulda just crash dove like they did IRL, unless I detected them on the attack run, then I would shot at it, then as it made away I would dive (like they did IRL.)

I shooted them down because they were of the Swordfish type.
It is the only type my flak gunners can shoot down.
Check the grid - AN14 - and the date , they couldn't be anything else.
In this patrol , those aircafts didn't appear all together but in pairs or one at a time, so it was tempting.
They move pretty slow.

Later in the war I crash dive as well.
I haven't modded anything concerning the flak gunners , standard GWX.

andwii 12-19-11 03:28 PM

hum I actually haven't seen one of them before, I will try going there at the date.

VONHARRIS 12-20-11 12:07 AM

U-64 IXB
 
Patrol 4

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The US battleship was sunk after direct Bdu order (roll a dice decision)

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Upon return to Wilhelmshaven the KTB of U-64 was manipulated by the OKM. Pages were torn away , entries were removed and others were entered. No evidence was left showing that the battleship had been torpedoed. The men were sworn to secrecy and given special rewards as well.
On the other hand the US Navy announced the loss one of its battleships due to still unknown reason , probaly an internal explosion.

(My version of WW II :D)

VONHARRIS 12-20-11 02:47 PM

U-64 IXB
 
Patrol 5

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Obltn Strand 12-20-11 09:54 PM

Kapitšnleutnant Horst Schimanski

U-Boat Commands:
U-2, type IIa (2 patrols)
U-139, type IId (2 patrols)

Career Tonnage:
7 877 tons

Patrol 1
U-2, 1st Flotilla
Left at: March 16, 1940, 13:18
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AF87

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

Patrol 2
U-2, 1st Flotilla
Left at: April 4, 1940, 03:14
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AN36

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

Patrol 3
U-139, 1st Flotilla
Left at: October 4, 1940, 09:51
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AM32

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


Patrol 4
U-139, 1st Flotilla
Left at: December 4, 1940, 02:13
From: Kiel
Mission Orders: Patrol grid AM53

11.12.1940
17:50 Ship sighted. Small fishing trawler. Changed course to avoid detection. Also sighted shadow of a larger ship. Propably fourstack destroyer. AM 3987
20:30 Arrived operations area. AM 5321
12.12.1940
13:28 Two destroyers sighted steering west. Dived to avoid detection. AM 5354
20:39 Warship sighted.
Changed course to avoid detection. AM 5344
13.12.1940
14:11 Ship sighted. Merchant sailing straight towards the boat. AM 5356
14:56 Attacked large merchant from periscope depth with two G7e torpedoes. Range 900m, speed 4 kts, AoB red 90. Both hit and target sunk soon after. AM 5359
16:58 Ship sighted. Merchant. Steered to run parallel to it. AM 5359
18:32 Attacked merchant with G7a torpedo. Range 1000m, speed 5 kts, AoB green 90. Hit 15 sec later than estimated.
20:01 Second attack with G7a torpedo. Range 900m, speed 4 kts, AoB green 120. Hit.
20:53 Third attack with G7e torpedo. Range 600m, speed 3 kts, AoB green 90. Hit and target finally sunk. AM 5367
21:24 Out of torpedoes. Returning to Lorient. AM 5359

18.12.1940
12:39 Docked at Lorient.

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 2
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 7877 tons

Ships sunk:
SS Empire Arnold (Empire-type Freighter), 5645 tons.
SS Lina Matkovic (Passenger/Cargo), 2232 tons.

Finally after three boring patrols, BdU decides to send me to an area with traffic.


VONHARRIS 12-21-11 12:24 AM

U-64 IXB
 
Patrol 6
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VONHARRIS 12-21-11 11:06 AM

U-64 IXB
 
Patrol 7
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VONHARRIS 12-22-11 12:08 AM

U-64 IXB
 
Patrol 8
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Obltn Strand 12-22-11 12:14 PM

Kapitšnleutnant Horst Schimanski

U-Boat Commands:
U-2, type IIa (2 patrols)
U-139, type IId (3 patrols)

Career Tonnage:
9 829 tons

Patrol 5
U-139, 1st Flotilla
Left at: January 8, 1941, 02:07
From: Lorient

9.1.1941
14:13 Ship sighted. Small steamer steering between 205 and 245 degrees. BF 1372
14:57 Attacked from periscope depth with G7e. Range 1200m, speed 7 kts, AoB red 75. Miss as target turned away after launch. BF 1372
19:04 Second attack surfaced with G7e. Range 800m, speed 5 kts, AoB red 80. Hit.
BF 1623
19:42 Target sunk with coup de gr‚ce. BF 1623
20:41 Warship sighted. Destroyer. BF 1397
10.1.1941
02:49 Ship sighted. Freighter on ESE course. BF 1333
03:44 Attacked with G7e and G7a. Range 1000m, speed 4 kts, Aob green 90. One hit and G7a malfunctioned.
11.1.1940
09:05 Out of torpedoes. Returning Kiel.
16:18 Ship sighted. Large freighter. Have to let her go. AM 7663
20.1.1941
16:02 Docked at Kiel.

Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 1
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 1952 tons

Ships sunk:
HMS Kelantan (Small Freighter), 1952 tons.


It's time to leave U-139 and take command of U-80.


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