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Old 01-26-2007, 07:08 AM   #1
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Default Where do you find capital ships

Well, in all the time ive played silent hunter and gwx i have NEVER came across anything heavier than a cruiser weight around 10000T. Where should i look, where should i go. Thanks for and posible advice.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:10 AM   #2
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I met at least 6 of them (sank 3) by the Western Approach (i.e. around grid AM52). Nice place, heavy traffic, many convoys (and task forces, but these are much harder, as are to fast) and over 1000 metres under your keel. And not very far away from any German base.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:16 AM   #3
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If you're looking for easy pickings

Moored capital ships (spoiler)

Below are the dates and locations of moored capital ships, extracted from the game data files and listed in chronological order. Note that the dates only seem approximate.

  • 1939/09/15 - 1939/10/10, Auxiliary Cruiser, Scapa Flow
  • 1939/10/04 - 1939/10/14, Battleship Revenge, Scapa Flow
  • 1939/11/01 - 1940/01/05, Battleship Nelson, Loch Ewe
  • 1940/03/01 - 1940/05/01, Auxiliary Cruiser, Scapa Flow
  • 1940/03/07 - 1940/04/25, Aircraft Carrier Illustrious, Scapa Flow
  • 1940/04/01 - 1940/06/01, Auxiliary Cruiser, Scapa Flow
  • 1940/05/17 - End of war, Fiji Light Cruiser, Loch Ewe
  • 1940/05/24 - 1940/06/30, Dido Light Cruiser, Scapa Flow
  • 1940/12/11 - 1940/12/31, Battleship King George V, Scapa Flow
  • 1941/02/01 - 1941/02/17, Auxiliary Cruiser, Scapa Flow
  • 1941/02/10 - 1941/03/20, Auxiliary Cruiser, Scapa Flow
  • 1942/02/03 - 1942/02/28, Battleship King George V, Scapa Flow
Overlapping dates mean there are 2 ships in the same harbor, ex. Oct. 9 1939 both Revenge and Aux. Cruiser are in Scapa Flow
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:25 AM   #4
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Well, in all the time ive played silent hunter and gwx i have NEVER came across anything heavier than a cruiser weight around 10000T. Where should i look, where should i go. Thanks for and posible advice.
I sank an Aircraft Carrier, Illustrious, on my very first patrol with GWX.
It was sept-39, WSW of Ireland.


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Old 01-26-2007, 08:11 AM   #5
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Well, in all the time ive played silent hunter and gwx i have NEVER came across anything heavier than a cruiser weight around 10000T. Where should i look, where should i go. Thanks for and posible advice.
I sank an Aircraft Carrier, Illustrious, on my very first patrol with GWX.
It was sept-39, WSW of Ireland.


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I saw it, fired at it, missed it, then got to start new carrer as the escorts turned me into fish food. :rotfl:
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:34 AM   #6
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Chase the task force reports that you periodically get. They usually travel so fast that you pretty much need to be right in their path or close to it when you get a report, but that's where I've sunk most every capital warship I've come across.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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I've seen a few on Pennsylvania Ave. LOL

And one tied up the other day in Philly as we drove by... for real. USS New Jersey I believe, but not sure.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:54 AM   #8
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Aircraft Cariers can be found in Norfolk, but you have to be very careful as the harbour is really shallow and heavily defended.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:56 PM   #9
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Aircraft Cariers can be found in Norfolk, but you have to be very careful as the harbour is really shallow and heavily defended.
Not in 1940, it isn't...

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Old 01-26-2007, 02:57 PM   #10
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Aircraft Cariers can be found in Norfolk, but you have to be very careful as the harbour is really shallow and heavily defended.
Not in 1940, it isn't...

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Sinking neutral ships now, are we? Tsk, tsk! That's a lot of negative renown!
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:56 PM   #11
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One tips for a interesting challenge that is easier to find than most is the Task Force off the coast of Norway in April 1940. From about 10-11 to 16-17 or so (at least in my experience) there is a British Task Force consisting of a Illustrious carrier, two heavy cruisers and 6-7 destroyers cruising between points of the coast from Namsos in the south to roughly Bodø in the North. You keep getting updates on this TF so if you're in the area a couple of days of chasing will bring you into contact sooner or later. (If you keep plotting the contact reports the apprximate courses become apparent and you can intercept the pattern at will). I've succesfully sunk this carrier during all three carreers I've been trying for it - and it is very satisfying sinking the carrier and getting away from the escorts. Nice confidence boost for a starting carreer
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:00 PM   #12
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North-east of Grid BE53, at around 8 o' clock in the morning, on May 27th 1941...do I need to say more....I sank the HMS Rodney and the HMS King George V........
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:29 PM   #13
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Nice thread, but let it go.. BdU and the fuhrers headquarters have different objectives in mind, cripple the Englander.. go for the merchants
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:39 PM   #14
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Hi everyone

I saw twice a Task Force in grid AM36 but both times i was out of position and could catch them .

After reading your thread i went to grid CG95 or CG96 can't remember now, but it's the one just west of Gibraltar Strait, and on two consecutive patrols i have found big Task Forces there . Usually they bring a King George sometimes two of them, and another Battleship like Revenge .

On both patrols i just stood within a 15 km radius from the southern cape in the strait, you got plenty of contacts, but with patience and time compression after a couple of days of game time (90 minutes real time) the task force shows going into or out of the strait and you are always in a good attack position :hmm: .

Will try to post pictures sometime.

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Old 05-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #15
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Try the Med ?
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