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10-27-2006, 06:35 PM
SHE IS GOING FISHING
10-27-2006, 07:07 PM
10-27-2006, 07:56 PM
:up: :up: :up:
10-27-2006, 08:46 PM
I dont get it?
10-27-2006, 09:57 PM
10-27-2006, 10:00 PM
10-27-2006, 10:07 PM
going after the big stuf 32000t battleship sunk :lol: :lol:
10-27-2006, 10:10 PM
10-27-2006, 10:16 PM
did this on creer took a long time to get in pass the subnet's and the PT's had to be very sneeky :D :D :D enjoy cos i did
10-28-2006, 05:36 AM
I WILL post more as i go along :up:
10-28-2006, 05:51 AM
Good work wildchild:up:
10-28-2006, 11:21 AM
here's one of the subnet on the way out
10-28-2006, 11:27 AM
this is one for ya ship going down yet the crew still stay on there :rotfl: WOULD YOU
10-28-2006, 11:36 AM
found a mine field on the way out :o
10-28-2006, 11:41 AM
that's it for now. I will post more of next patrol off back to base got one torb left save it for on the way home :nope:
10-29-2006, 07:15 AM
just reporting in..... out on patrol again just done my 24h in BE61 came in contact with a large convoy will let you know how it goes on later.......http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/2297/sh3img2910200605849937ic9.png
10-29-2006, 10:13 AM
wildchild, please convert all images to JPG and reupload them. Those PNG images are huge, 10MB in total.
10-29-2006, 10:19 AM
:hmm: and can you use less posts to load the images...my browsers is going nuts.
plus I lost the oversight.
10-29-2006, 11:10 AM
sorry about the overload:oops: :oops: will sort it out
10-30-2006, 03:01 PM
just finish my patrol didnt do to will got 4 large cargo ship's in that convoy befor i ran out of torb's all will better luck next time:nope: .... So that.s it for now got an 1h left in port befor we are back out on patrol lets see wot that will bring wel iam off to the bar to meet the crew of my sub so ill see you all wen i get back:up:
10-31-2006, 06:19 PM
Captin's log....been at sea for 14day now. been sent to patrol AM41 for 24h. Still seen nothing yettttttt!!!!!!!!!. !!!!!!ALARM ALARM!!!!!!!... look sir it's a C class destroyer tube 1 is ready sir GET READY FIRE ON MY MARK......WAIT....... FIRE TUBE 1.... it's in the water sir...........3 2 1... IT HIT SIR
11-02-2006, 12:50 PM
Captain’s Log September 1st 1939 I have been told by High Command to write a Captain Log on a daily or weekly basis. Today is my first entry and I believe it will expand considerably. To start, I am a German born Kptlt. (captain) lee smit, commander of the SM U-48. This vessel was launched from its shipyard on February 8, 1939 and was commissioned into the Imperial Navy on October 22, 1939. This vessel has a maximum diving depth of about 100 meters and has a maximum speed of 15.4 knots. It’s equipped with 6 torpedoes as well as a huge assortment of other artillery. At this moment we have a full crew of 31 men
11-02-2006, 12:56 PM
Captain’s Log September 5th 1939 I believe I have shed the first blood using submarines within this war. Though High Command believes this will be a swift and honorable war, I think otherwise. The recent enemies we have encountered show that it will be a bloody and deadly war.
Today was a beautiful sunlit day with the sun shining beautifully over the ocean. The water was as clear as a low depth lake. It was so clear that you could easily see 10 meters in depth. At about 3 pm, my second in command was on bridge duty. At the time I was eating my lunch in the captains pantry. It was a very shaky ride because we were in a very low depth. My coffee was moving all around the table so I had to put my hands around the table so that it wouldn’t spill on the floor and the rest of my lunch. Lately I have been spending a lot of time creating battle strategies to destroy enemy naval vessels. As I almost finished creating a strategy that I think will insure the lives of this crew and this vessel, my second in command called upon me. At around 3 PM in the afternoon, my second in command was on bridge duty and was doing a normal scan of the waters with the periscope.
He noticed a British vessel called HMS Pathfinder. At the moment, we were at about 10 meters below surface and in a very vulnerable position. We believe that they noticed us because they turned around in our direction. My second in command immediately called upon me and I answered him speedily. I rushed to the bridge and told the helmsman to submerge. It was a British light cruiser and it seems it was equipped with cannons and machine guns and probably depth charges. When we reached 50 meters, we fired one torpedo and destroyed the vessel. We soon surfaced and saw about 100 people. We believe there was a crew of about 600+ people thus this would seem that the British just had a very heavy loss of life. My men are in great spirits because of our victory. I have spoken to many of them and they feel as if they are immortal. High Command commends us of our victory and gave us our next mission, to refuel in the Adriatic Austrian port of Pola.
11-03-2006, 12:34 PM
Captain’s Log April 25th, 1940 Today I have reached the home port of wilhelmshaven in order to refuel.after my 45 day at sea. I am expecting orders from High Command on a new mission. My men have been given permission to go on leave for the next few days and are in great excitement.So i mite meet up with one are two of them when, i fined out wot the order are
11-04-2006, 10:27 AM
Captain’s Log April 29th, 1940 I have just received orders from High Command to help in the Naval Defense at grid BF44. It will be about a month trip to BF44 because i can not go through the channel. because they have been laying mines and I expect to be there in less than a month because of my ingenious engineers and mechanics. I am still amazed, at a meager two years of ago; it has been through so much.
11-05-2006, 06:07 AM
Captain’s Log May 25th, 1940 Today at around 9 AM I have destroyed and sank the battleship HMS Triumph. It was dark and fairly cloudy. We could barely see them in the dark clouds surrounding the area. We were oxygenating the vessel in order for the diesel engines to function. After about an hour of being surfaced, a man noticed a Battleship approaching at a faster rate than us. They were gaining speed on us so he went inside the submarine and closed the hatch. I was in the bridge at the time and told the helmsman to dive. As we dived, I told him to turn around and head away from the Battleship from the side. We soon fired a torpedo but it missed. From the torpedo, they tracked down our location and went over us. They launched depth charges, which seriously damaged the vessel. We had to do an emergency surface because our diesel engines were out. We soon started our electrical engines and headed towards the HMS Triumph. They shelled us but luckily most of their bullets missed. We fired a torpedo and it was a direct hit. It was a glorious moment for my crew and I. The spirit at the moment was excellent and we felt like we could destroy a hundred of their battleships. The diesel engine was severely damaged but luckily our ingenious mechanics quickly repaired it within a day. We were lucky because we didn’t encounter any vessels while we were on the surface.
11-07-2006, 12:26 PM
Captain’s Log May 27th, 1940 I have sunk but another vessel today. It was a small patrol vessel and very easily destroyed. They were very lightly armored and had but only a machine gun. The machine gun could’ve destroyed us if we were surfaced but we were at about a 20-meter depth at the time. On our first try, we hit the vessel and destroyed it.
11-18-2006, 10:27 AM
Captain’s Log June 5th, 1940 We have reached Constantinople harbor to assist U-51. I have just been told that I will soon be receiving the Pour le mérite, which is one of the highest levels of awards given to a commanding officer. My crew is rewarding me for my medal and feel thrilled for being under command by the great Ktplt. lee smit.
12-26-2006, 07:36 AM
very enlightening :up:
01-05-2007, 02:38 PM
9/10/41South of Dogger Bank. Wind SSE 4-5. Overcast, very dark night.Lying submerged. After dark, surfaced and proceeded on our way. Met rather a lot of fishing vessels.
10/10/41North of Dogger Bank. Wind SSE 7. Overcast.During day lay submerged; at night continued on course.
11/10/41Devil's Hole. Wind ESE 7-8, OvercastDuring day lay submerged off Orkneys. Surfaced in the evening and came in to the coast in order to fix exact position of ship. From 2200 to 2230 the English are kind enough to switch on all the coastal lights so that I can obtain the most exact fix. The ship's position is correct to within 1.8 nautical miles, despite the fact that since leaving Channel 1 there was no possibility of obtaining an accurate fix, so that I had to steer by dead reckonings and soundings.
01-05-2007, 02:47 PM
13/10/40 E. of Orkney Islands. Wind NNE 3-4, light clouds, very clear night,
Northern Lights on entire horizon.At 0437 lying submerged in 90 meters of water. Rest period for crew. At 1600 general stand-to. After breakfast at 1700, preparations for attack on Scapa Flow. Two torpedoes are placed in rapid loading position before tubes 1 and 2.
Explosives brought out in case of necessity of scuttling. Crew's morale splendid. Surfaced at 1915. After warm supper for entire crew, set course for Holm Sound. Everything goes according to plan until 2307, when it is necessary to submerge on sighting a merchant ship just before Rose Ness. I cannot make out the ship in either of the periscopes, in spite of the very clear night and the bright lights. At 2331, surfaced again and entered Holm Sound. Following tide. On nearer approach, the sunken blockship in Skerry Sound is clearly visible, so that at first I believe myself to be already in Kirk Sound, and prepare for work. But the navigator, by means of dead reckoning, states that the preparations are premature, while I at the same time realize the mistake, for there is only one sunken ship in the straits. By altering course hard to starboard, the imminent danger is averted. A few minutes later, Kirk Sound is clearly visible.
01-05-2007, 02:52 PM
13/10/39 contd.It is a very eerie sight. On land everything is dark, high in the sky are the flickering Northern Lights, so that the bay, surrounded by English mountains, is directly lit up from above. The blockships lie in the sound, ghostly as the wings of a theatre.
I am now repaid for having learnt the chart beforehand, for the penetration proceeds with unbelievable speed. In the meantime I had decided to pass the blockships on the Northern side. On a course of 270 I pass the two-masted schooner, which is lying on a bearing of 315 in front of the real boom, with 15 meters to spare. In the next minute the boat is turned by the current to starboard. At the same time I recognize the cable of the northern blockship at an angle of 45 degrees ahead. Port engine stopped, starboard engine slow ahead, and rudder hard to port, the boat slowly touches bottom. The stern still touches the cable, the boat becomes free, it is pulled round to port, and brought on to course again with difficult rapid maneuvering, but; we are in Scapa Flow.
01-05-2007, 05:20 PM
Keep it coming :up:
01-05-2007, 06:26 PM
14/10/40 0027 It is disgustingly light. The whole bay is lit up. To the south of Cava there is nothing. I go farther in. To port, I recognize the Hoxa Sound coastguard, to which in the next few minutes the boat must present itself as a target. In that event all would be lost; at present South of Cava there is no shipping; so before staking everything on success, all possible precautions must be taken. 0055Therefore, turn to port is made. We proceed north by the coast. Two battleships are lying there at anchor, and further inshore, destroyers. Cruisers not visible, therefore attack on the big fellows. Distance apart, 3000 meters.0116(time queried in pencil, 0058 suggested)Estimated depth, 7.5 meters. Impact firing. One torpedo fixed on the northern ship, two on the southern. After a good 3 1/2 minutes, a torpedo detonates on the northern ship; of the other two nothing is to be seen. 0121(queried to 0102) (suggested time 0123, in pencil)About! Torpedo fired from stern; in the bow two tubes are loaded; three torpedoes from the bow. After three tense minutes comes the detonation on the nearer ship. There is a loud explosion, roar, and rumbling. Then come columns of water, followed by columns of fire, and splinters fly through the air. The harbour springs to life. Destroyers are lit up, signalling starts on every side, and on land 200 meters away from me cars roar along the roads. A battleship has been sunk, a second damaged, and the other three torpedoes have gone to blazes. All the tubes are empty. I decide to withdraw, because: (1) With my periscopes I cannot conduct night attacks while submerged. (See experience on entering.) (2) On a bright night I cannot maneuver unobserved in a calm sea. (3) I must assume that I was observed by the driver of a car which stopped opposite us, turned around, and drove off towards Scapa at top speed. (4) Nor can I go further north, for there, well hidden from my sight, lie the destroyers which were previously dimly distinguishable.
01-05-2007, 06:34 PM
0128 At high speed both engines we withdraw. Everything is simple until we reach Skildaenoy Point. Then we have more trouble. It is now low tide, the current is against us. Engines at slow and dead slow, I attempt to get away. I must leave by the south through the narrows, because of the depth of the water. Things are again difficult. Course, 058, slow - 10 knots. I make no progress. At high speed I pass the southern blockship with nothing to spare. The helmsman does magnificently. High speed ahead both, finally 3/4 speed and full ahead all out. Free of the blockships - ahead a mole! Hard over and again about, and at 0215 we are once more outside. A pity that only one was destroyed. The torpedo misses I explain due to faults of course, speed, and drift. In tube 4, a misfire. The crew behaved splendidly throughout the operation. On the morning of 13/10, the lubricating oil was found to have 7-8% water in it. All hands worked feverishly to change the oil, i.e. to get rid of the water and to isolate the leaking point. The torpedo crews loaded their tubes with remarkable speed. The boat was in such good form that I was able to switch on to charge in the harbor and pump up air.
0215 Set SE course for base. I still have 5 torpedoes for possible attacks on merchantmen.
01-05-2007, 06:39 PM
57° 58' N, 01° 03' W
Lay submerged. The glow from Scapa is still visible for a long time. Apparently they are still dropping depth charges. Off again, course 180°. This course was chosen in the hope that we might perhaps catch a ship inshore, and to avoid U-20.
ENE 3-4, light clouds, occasional rain, visibility bad towards land, otherwise good
01-05-2007, 06:42 PM
56° 20' N, 0° 40' W
Submerged and lay at 72 meters. From 1000 onwards, depth charges were dropped from time to time in the distance. 32 depth charges were definitely counted. So I lie low, submerged, until dusk.
01-10-2007, 01:20 PM
Wind NE 5, sea 4, swell from E, cloudy, visibility good.
Surfaced. On surfacing, Norwegian steamer "METEOR" lies ahead. W/T traffic from the steamer is reported in error from the W/T office; I therefore fire a salvo far ahead of the steamer which is already stopped. The steamer is destined for Newcastle on Tyne, with 238 passengers. Steamer immediately allowed to proceed. It is reported later by the W/T office that the steamer did not make any signals
01-10-2007, 01:25 PM
0702....54° 57' N, 2° 58' E, Wind NNW 2-3, visibility good.
General course 180°. Submerged on the Dogger Bank. 3 drifting mines sighted, 54° 58' N, 2° 56' E. No measures taken, owing to the proximity of fishing vessels. Proceeded submerged throughout the day.
1856.... 54° 51' N, 3° 21' E, Wind NW 2, light clouds, visibility good.
Surfaced. Course 128°. Steered course of 128° into Channel 1.
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