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Old 05-17-2022, 04:54 AM   #6286
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Default U 113 (IXC) - 4th War Patrol - Continuing return voyage

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Saturday, 16 May 1942 - West of Cape Finisterre -

0354 - Sunrise.

0414 - O = 18%.

0600 - Secured from Silent Running.

0700 - Commenced trial dive. 135rpm/3kn.

0715 - Boat is safe and secure at A+20. Setting for T=20.

0730 - Surfaced after 14h 30min. and 42.3sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Sundown, visibility is 8.6sm.

0735 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries (6700Ah): Port-Diesel, Propulsion 396RPM/11kn; Stbd.-Diesel, Charging 496RPM.

0937 - Qu.9896BE - Smoke Plume bearing 325°, E=14000.
Appears to be an OS-Series convoy, postioned in Qu.9893BE, on course 190°, 7kn. 9 steamers and 4 escorts.

Secured from battery charging at 9300Ah, and evaded convoy on surface, acc. to B.d.U.-Order as per F.T. 1236/20/4, not to engage Gibraltar convoys in Qu.BE.

Cmdr.: The convoy is escorted by two Corvettes and two Patrol Boats. The steamers are also zig-zagging intermittently, which is very likely due to the Uboat warning given by the enemy airplanes.
(handwritten note: Later we learn, that the convoy was a detached section of convoy OS.28, heading for Gibraltar)

1200 - Qu.9973BE - Days Run: 172.0sm - 129.7sm (9h 30') - 42.3sm (14h 30').
120cbm (6cbm/24h). Battery 9300Ah. 10.5cm: 28xLkG. 2xM.G.-2cm-C/30: 6651xPbG On course 33°. SE1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8.6sm, >1000mb.

1355 - Qu.9955BE - On new course 59°.

1430 - Fuel 120cbm (50%).

1630 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since 0730h.

1700 - Diving for submerged cruise at T=19, 135rpm/3kn.

1854 - O = 20%.

2100 - Silent Running.

2135 - On new course 53°.

2305 - O = 19%.

Boat continuing return voyage.

RST
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Sunday, 17 May 1942 - Northwest of Cape Finisterre -

- Sixth week at sea completed -

0338 - Sunrise.

0415 - O = 18%.

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Secured from Silent Running. Port Machine-Watch on duty. Wake-Up and Morning Wash of remaining crew.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Surfaced after 14h and 41sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h, visibility is 8.6sm.
Swap-the-Decks for the Off-Watch.

0705 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries (6700Ah): Port-Diesel, Propulsion 396RPM/11kn; Stbd.-Diesel, Charging 496RPM.

0845 - Qu.7455BF - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

0950 - Batteries charged => 2h 45min. for 3300Ah. 2xH.F./14kn.
1200 - Qu.7433BF - Days Run: 173.3sm - 132.3sm (10h) - 41.0sm (14h).
114cbm (6cbm/24h). Battery 10000Ah. 10.5cm: 28xLkG. 2xM.G.-2cm-C/30: 6651xPbG. On course 53°. SW1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8.6sm, >1000mb.
– Lunch Break –

1300 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1600 - Qu.7255BF - On new course 26°.

1620 - Sundown. W1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8.6sm, >1000mb.

1700 - Diving for submerged cruise at T=19, 135rpm/3kn.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

1800 - Port Machine-Watch on duty.

1855 - O = 20%.

2100 - Silent Running. Lights-Out for the Off-Watch.

2305 - O = 19%.

2340 - Wake-Up for the Stbd.-Machine-Watch and the 1st Sea-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter": Mid-Night Coffee for the Watch on Duty.

Boat continuing return voyage.

RST
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Old 05-18-2022, 05:03 AM   #6287
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Default U 113 (IXC) - 4th War Patrol - Reaching the Bay of Biscay

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Sunday, 17 May 1942 - Northwest of Cape Finisterre -

- Sixth week at sea completed -

0338 - Sunrise.

0415 - O = 18%.

0545 - Breakfast for the Port-Machine-Watch.

0600 - Secured from Silent Running. Port Machine-Watch on duty. Wake-Up and Morning Wash of remaining crew.

0630 - Breakfast for the remaining crew.

0700 - Surfaced after 14h and 41sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged in 24h, visibility is 8.6sm.
Swap-the-Decks for the Off-Watch.

0705 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries (6700Ah): Port-Diesel, Propulsion 396RPM/11kn; Stbd.-Diesel, Charging 496RPM.

0845 - Qu.7455BF - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

0950 - Batteries charged => 2h 45min. for 3300Ah. 2xH.F./14kn.
1200 - Qu.7433BF - Days Run: 173.3sm - 132.3sm (10h) - 41.0sm (14h).
114cbm (6cbm/24h). Battery 10000Ah. 10.5cm: 28xLkG. 2xM.G.-2cm-C/30: 6651xPbG. On course 53°. SW1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8.6sm, >1000mb.
– Lunch Break –

1300 - Daily work routine for the Off-Watch.

1600 - Qu.7255BF - On new course 26°.

1620 - Sundown. W1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8.6sm, >1000mb.

1700 - Diving for submerged cruise at T=19, 135rpm/3kn.

1715 - Dinner for the crew.

1800 - Port Machine-Watch on duty.

1855 - O = 20%.

2100 - Silent Running. Lights-Out for the Off-Watch.

2305 - O = 19%.

2340 - Wake-Up for the Stbd.-Machine-Watch and the 1st Sea-Watch.

2400 - "Mittelwächter": Mid-Night Coffee for the Watch on Duty.

Boat continuing return voyage.

RST
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Monday, 18 May 1942 - Bay of Biscay -

0326 - Sunrise.

0415 - O = 18%.

0600 - Secured from Silent Running.

0700 - Surfaced after 14h and 41.4sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Sundown, 17 May.

Reached Qu.BF40. "All hands on Quivive!".

0705 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries (7400Ah): Port-Diesel, Propulsion 396RPM/11kn; Stbd.-Diesel, Charging 496RPM.

0800 - Qu.4855BF - On new course 90°.
Boat is on ordered approach path Uhunest, as per new Op.-Orders received at supply ship.

0925 - Batteries charged => 2h 20min. for 2600Ah. 2xH.F./14kn. Wind and Sea increasing, shifting north.

1200 - Qu.4944BF - Days Run: 170.6sm - 129.2sm (10h) - 41.4sm (14h).
110cbm (4cbm/24h). Battery 10000Ah. 10.5cm: 28xLkG. 2xM.G.-2cm-C/30: 6651xPbG On course 90°. NNW5/4, partly cloudy, visibility 8.6sm, >1000mb.

1555 - Qu.4955BF -

1610 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since Etmal.

1700 - Diving for submerged cruise at T=30, 135rpm/3kn.

1900 - O = 20%. T=19.

2100 - T=30. Silent Running.

2305 - O = 19%.

Boat continuing return voyage.


RST
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Old 05-19-2022, 05:47 AM   #6288
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Default U 113 (IXC) - 4th War Patrol - Crossing the Bay of Biscay

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Monday, 18 May 1942 - Bay of Biscay -

0326 - Sunrise.

0415 - O = 18%.

0600 - Secured from Silent Running.

0700 - Surfaced after 14h and 41.4sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Sundown, 17 May.

Reached Qu.BF40. "All hands on Quivive!".

0705 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries (7400Ah): Port-Diesel, Propulsion 396RPM/11kn; Stbd.-Diesel, Charging 496RPM.

0800 - Qu.4855BF - On new course 90°.
Boat is on ordered approach path Uhunest, as per new Op.-Orders received at supply ship.

0925 - Batteries charged => 2h 20min. for 2600Ah. 2xH.F./14kn. Wind and Sea increasing, shifting north.

1200 - Qu.4944BF - Days Run: 170.6sm - 129.2sm (10h) - 41.4sm (14h).
110cbm (4cbm/24h). Battery 10000Ah. 10.5cm: 28xLkG. 2xM.G.-2cm-C/30: 6651xPbG On course 90°. NNW5/4, partly cloudy, visibility 8.6sm, >1000mb.

1555 - Qu.4955BF -

1610 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since Etmal.

1700 - Diving for submerged cruise at T=30, 135rpm/3kn.

1900 - O = 20%. T=19.

2100 - T=30. Silent Running.

2305 - O = 19%.

Boat continuing return voyage.


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Kptlt.&Cmdr.

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

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Tuesday, 19 May 1942 - Bay of Biscay -

0314 - Sunrise.

0415 - O = 18%.

0545 - Secured from Silent Running.

0700 - Surfaced after 14h and 40.8sm.
Weather and Sea unchanged since Etmal, 18 May.

0705 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries (7400Ah): Port-Diesel, Propulsion 396RPM/9-10kn; Stbd.-Diesel, Charging 496RPM.

0925 - Batteries charged => 2h 20min. for 2600Ah. 2xH.F./12kn.

1110 - Qu.5755BF - On new course 59°.
Boat is on approach path Bogenlampe, as per new Op.-Orders received at supply ship. Evading Area 1, between 47° N - 5° 30' W, Qu.BF5463, according Op-Orders.

1200 - Qu.5753BF - Days Run: 156.3sm - 115.5sm (10h) - 40.8sm (14h).
104cbm (6cbm/24h). Battery 10000Ah. 10.5cm: 28xLkG. 2xM.G.-2cm-C/30: 6651xPbG On course 90°. NNE4/3, overcast, light haze, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

1600 - Sundown. Weather and Sea unchanged since Etmal.

1630 - Diving for submerged cruise due to limited A/C visibility, at T=30, 135rpm/3kn.

1825 - O = 20%.

1850 - T=19.

2100 - T=30. Silent Running.

2225 - O = 19%.

Boat continuing return voyage.

RST
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