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Iron Budokan 08-05-11 01:48 PM

Jan 11, 1941 12th patrol cont'd....

1933 Have run down convoy position radioed us by BdU. CG 87. Searching. Convoy sighted! CG 88, course 104.

Jan 12
0614 Tried to maneuver in for an attack but had to break off. Heavy destroyer screen.
1340 Lost contact with convoy.

Jan 13
0346 Came across single steamer. Fired torpedo, missed. We set course for home. Three torpedoes left.
1145 Found another small merchant and attacked it with single torpedo. Merchant continues to sail on.
1343 I attack merchant again. Ship sunk, 2400 GRT CG 94. One torpedo left, G7e. We are headed home.

Jan 14
1204 Merchant spotted and sunk with last torpedo. Failed to recognize it as neutral. That was my last torpedo.
1820 Light ship spotted off Spanish coast. I give it a wide berth.

Jan 19
0715 Dock Lorient. Weather wretched.

Patrol Summary: I feel in this patrol U-65 did not live up to its fighting potential. This was due to two factors: 1.) Weather, and 2.) decisions on my part.

1.) Weather foiled many of our attacks and made it extremely difficult to get true bearings, speed, etc for ships. It may have also affected the high number of torpedo failures we experienced. We also lost attack potentiality because we could not load externals fast enough due to weather, thus cutting into our firepower.

2.) Personal decisions. Too often I made the decision to fire single torpedoes at lone ships rather than give them a double dose. This resulted in lost time and lost kills. Lesson learned. It is better to make sure of your target, I think, than simply wound it.

End Patrol Summary

sublynx 08-05-11 03:08 PM

die Elster (U-46) patrol 4, end report
 
Ob.lt.z.s Walter Zantow
U-46, VIIB
7. Flottille, St. Nazaire

Statusbericht 29.10.1940

In Kiel. The boat is going to go through a major refitting. We will have a long holiday and after that training courses and expect to go for another patrol in February of next year.

Our last patrol was not much of a success, considering that Bleichrodt, Kretschmer and Prien and the other commanders almost wiped out a whole convoy. We only sunk three small or medium merchants and one armed trawler. Only one contact with a convoy and that very close to the Scottish shores.

Torpedo troubles are not totally gone. We shot two torpedoes with impact setting, 2 meters depth to the armed merchant at an angle of 45 degrees while it was sitting dead in water and only got the sound of a dud in both cases. A shot at an angle of 70 degrees detonated. It looks like 45 degree attacks can't still be made.

Zantow

This patrol was made following the dates and routes of the real U-46 commanded by Engelbert Endrass. Endrass took part on the decimation of SC-7 and sunk 22000 GRT of shipping. U-46 then went to Kiel and didn't sail until February, 1941.

Sailor Steve 08-05-11 04:22 PM

@ Iron Budokan: I like your writing style. I've always been fond of straight-up reports without the padding. :salute:

Iron Budokan 08-05-11 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1721581)
@ Iron Budokan: I like your writing style. I've always been fond of straight-up reports without the padding. :salute:

Thank you very much, I really appreciate those kind words. :salute:

frau kaleun 08-05-11 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1721581)
@ Iron Budokan: I like your writing style. I've always been fond of straight-up reports without the padding. :salute:

So I guess my "OMG DOLPHINS SQUEEEEE!!!" entries are right out then... :hmmm: :O:

ijnfleetadmiral 08-05-11 09:08 PM

Patrol 5 of U-47

Sank five ships totalling 31,136 tons, including our first Auxiliary Cruiser (first one we've seen in the game), bringing our total score to 97,161 tons. Was a bit pissed upon returning to Wilhelmshaven when BdU didn't so much as acknowledge the Auxiliary Cruiser victory. Ah well...maybe next patrol.

Ship #1: Granville-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05A.jpg

Ship #2: Passenger-Cargo Ship
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05D.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05E.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05F.jpg

Ship #3: Ore Carrier
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05H.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05I.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05J.jpg

Ship #4: Auxiliary Cruiser
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05K.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05L.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05M.jpg

Ship #5: Passenger-Cargo Ship
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05N.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05O.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol05P.jpg

Iron Budokan 08-05-11 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1721630)
So I guess my "OMG DOLPHINS SQUEEEEE!!!" entries are right out then... :hmmm: :O:

No, even I admit they are far and above the desultory patrol posts I make.... :D

Sailor Steve 08-05-11 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frau kaleun (Post 1721630)
So I guess my "OMG DOLPHINS SQUEEEEE!!!" entries are right out then... :hmmm: :O:

I don't mind that so much, but the down-to-the-last-detail description of what each and every crew member is wearing is a bit, shall we say, odd?

ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-11 01:26 AM

Patrol 6 of U-47

Not as good as we'd hoped; three ships for 23,899 tons, which raised our score to 121,060 tons. Once again, BdU made no acknowledgement of OLzS Hossel's efforts. :damn:

Guess who made a guest appearance: Admiral Hipper!
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06A.jpg

Ship #1: Granville-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06D.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06E.jpg

Ship #2: Large Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06F.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06H.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06I.jpg

Ship #3: Large Merchant
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06K.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06L.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06M.jpg

(Had a bit of trouble with the last one; one dud torpedo, but the last fish we fired sank her. Went straight up her a$$, "Just the way Mr. Churchill likes it!", in OLzS Hossel's opinion.)

Fish In The Water 08-06-11 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1721774)
Guess who made a guest appearance: Admiral Hipper!

Great to see the Hipper, thanks for the shot! :up:

sublynx 08-06-11 04:41 AM

Ob.lt.z.s Walter Zantow to report immediately to Kiel for reassignment to training duties. Relinquish command of U-46 to your exec.

L.Buchheim
Kapt.z.s. und Kommandant

Zantow's career consisted of 4 war patrols, 87 days at sea and 14 merchants and one warship sunk for for 55229 GRT.

Paul Riley 08-06-11 08:22 AM

Can I just ask what you are using for your screenshots?
I am currently using Irfanview and am not too impressed with the image quality.Some of the shots above look very good and certainly not how they look through IV!

Thanks a lot :yep:

Paul Riley 08-06-11 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1721774)
Patrol 6 of U-47

Not as good as we'd hoped; three ships for 23,899 tons, which raised our score to 121,060 tons. Once again, BdU made no acknowledgement of OLzS Hossel's efforts. :damn:

Guess who made a guest appearance: Admiral Hipper!
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06A.jpg

Ship #1: Granville-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06D.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06E.jpg

Ship #2: Large Cargo
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06F.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06H.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06I.jpg

Ship #3: Large Merchant
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06K.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06L.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol06M.jpg

(Had a bit of trouble with the last one; one dud torpedo, but the last fish we fired sank her. Went straight up her a$$, "Just the way Mr. Churchill likes it!", in OLzS Hossel's opinion.)

May I ask what environment mod you are using?,it doesnt look like stock GWX3 ,the water looks very good.Or is it that you have a modern PCIe video card?

Thanks.

ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-11 09:34 AM

Fish In The Water: No problem...my jaw dropped when I encountered her! The only heavy I've seen before that was Tirpitz docked in Wilhelmshaven without any guns. (I'm guessing she's that way because she's under construction or outfitting) or Graf Zeppelin during my brief visit to Kiel. I'm very pleased with the shot I took; feel free to use it as a background or something. Rest assured I'll take and post screenshots of any other German heavies I encounter at sea.

Paul Riley: When I take screenshots, I hit 'Ctrl' and 'F11' at the same time, then open them in Microsoft Live Photo Gallery. As to what graphics I'm using, I just DLed the latest GWX pack (IIRC it's the 3.0 Gold edition, which (if I remember correctly) lists an included mod that gives the ocean better texture).


Now, a couple questions for you guys: I've got the GWX pack, so can I now install SH3 Commander? If so, how do I go about it? Is there a certain way I have to do it?

And where might I find the GWX mod that will give me the higher ranks and easier promotion time? I've sunk nearly 125,000 tons (the next guy's only up to about 78,000 tons), and I've also blown up an Auxiliary Cruiser...doesn't that deserve a promotion to Kapitanleutnant?

-Matt

frau kaleun 08-06-11 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1721731)
I don't mind that so much, but the down-to-the-last-detail description of what each and every crew member is wearing is a bit, shall we say, odd?

Hey, I bought the Obersteuermann that sweater. Just because I want BdU to know how good he looks in it... is that so wrong? :O:

Paul Riley 08-06-11 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1721987)
Fish In The Water: No problem...my jaw dropped when I encountered her! The only heavy I've seen before that was Tirpitz docked in Wilhelmshaven without any guns. (I'm guessing she's that way because she's under construction or outfitting) or Graf Zeppelin during my brief visit to Kiel. I'm very pleased with the shot I took; feel free to use it as a background or something. Rest assured I'll take and post screenshots of any other German heavies I encounter at sea.

Paul Riley: When I take screenshots, I hit 'Ctrl' and 'F11' at the same time, then open them in Microsoft Live Photo Gallery. As to what graphics I'm using, I just DLed the latest GWX pack (IIRC it's the 3.0 Gold edition, which (if I remember correctly) lists an included mod that gives the ocean better texture).


Now, a couple questions for you guys: I've got the GWX pack, so can I now install SH3 Commander? If so, how do I go about it? Is there a certain way I have to do it?

And where might I find the GWX mod that will give me the higher ranks and easier promotion time? I've sunk nearly 125,000 tons (the next guy's only up to about 78,000 tons), and I've also blown up an Auxiliary Cruiser...doesn't that deserve a promotion to Kapitanleutnant?

-Matt

I take it you dont use the high res fix for widescreen monitors,because Ctrl + F11 no longer works after applying that patch,you need to use PrtSc instead.
I will take a look at MS Live Photo Gallery.

Thanks.

VONHARRIS 08-06-11 12:52 PM

U-64 IXB
 
U-64 IXB was lost with all hands when she tried to attack the evacuating troops from Dunkirk. U-64 was on her way back to Wilhlemshaven after a 40K patrol when she was ordered to diverse from her course and attack.

Starting a new career!

ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-11 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Riley (Post 1722035)
I will take a look at MS Live Photo Gallery.

If you're running Windows 7 you should have it. Dunno about Vista or XP.

-Matt

Paul Riley 08-06-11 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ijnfleetadmiral (Post 1722175)
If you're running Windows 7 you should have it. Dunno about Vista or XP.

-Matt

I still use XP with SP3 for gaming ,dont like Vista too much (its ok for my laptop but not my gaming rig),its way too bloated.

ijnfleetadmiral 08-06-11 01:36 PM

Patrol 7 of U-47

To our surprise, we were assigned to grid DH77 near Casablanca, which is quite a ways if you're operating out of Wilhelmshaven! Nevertheless, we undertook our mission like the loyal sailors of the Third Reich that we are.

En route, we went right through the middle of a large convoy, which - to our complete and utter joy - was UNESCORTED!!! Target practice time!:woot:

Naturally we concentrated on the largest ship in the convoy, a Whale Factory Ship, which we hit and sank with two torpedoes. We also bagged a Small Tanker, a Large Merchant, and a Granville-Type Freighter, which had been hit by a torpedo that had been intended for the Whale Factory Ship, but had apparently missed and struck the Freighter instead and stopped her dead in the water. Who were we to argue? More target practice for the deck gun crew!:yeah:

En route home, we managed to bag a Coastal Freighter, which was the last score for this patrol, bringing our bag this time out to 31,261 tons and our Grand Total to 152,321 tons. Upon return to port, OLzS Hossel received long-overdue recognition for his efforts during the last three patrols in the form of his Iron Cross 1st Class. (In the CO's own words, "I wouldn't have minded a promotion to go with the EK1, but I'll take what I can get." :DL)

First off, here's some GORGEOUS shots of Admiral Hipper - who we again encountered while leaving port - in broad daylight and in calm seas.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07A.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07B.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07C.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07D.jpg

Ship #1: Whale Factory Ship
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07E.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07F.jpg

Ship #2: Small Tanker
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07G.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07H.jpg

Ship #3: Large Merchant
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07I.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07J.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07K.jpg

Ship #4: Granville-Type Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07L.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07M.jpg

Ship #5: Coastal Freighter
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07O.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Patrol07P.jpg


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