View Full Version : Nice u-boat site with photos and more!
08-22-2005, 06:52 PM
I was browsing around the u-boat sites and found this one:
There`s lots of interesting stuff there, photos, interrigation reports of survived u-boat crew. What I found interesting was the radio log from the ships and planes which were capturing the U-505. And there`s the whole war diary of U-505!!
And here`s another site with stuff about radars, radios, torpedoes etc.
Hope you like it!
PS. if someone has posted this before, I apologize I posted it again.
08-23-2005, 03:22 AM
Good site especially how they showed one of the dogs being buried in a most unusual way :up:
Tnx for this, Dowly. :up:
08-23-2005, 08:00 AM
4 DEC 1942 HUSH SECRET JLN
1857/4/113/213/305 49 AREA B,C,D,E
TO: SCHAEFFER, WISSMANN, SCHROEDER, SCHWANDTK, ZSCHECH, POSKE, MUELLER
1) SCHAEFFER, WISSMANN, SCHROEDER AND SCHWANDTKE: REPORT WEATHER BETWEEN 0300 AND 0600.
2) BEGINNING DEC 5TH, 0800: ZSCHECH GO ON COASTAL CIRCUIT, POSKE ON IRELAND CIRCUIT, MUELLER ON AMERICA 1. Great site,thanks!! :rock: Look at this,COASTAL CIRCUIT,IRELAND CIRCUIT,AMERICA 1,these are patrol areas given.What were these areas in map?Would be nice to get these kinda orders?This is something to study and possibly mod :hmm:
08-23-2005, 01:19 PM
You get a good picture of what it was to be in U-boot just by reading the war diarys! Not much action, just submerging, surfacing, plot correction, submerging etc.
And you get a good picture of the accidents that happened! If I remember right, it was on U-505`s war diary. Diesel engine caught on fire, tube 2 wouldn`t close completely and so on.
Would be great to have random accidents happen in next SH. Then you could call a support ship/u-boat to come and give you spare parts and stuff.
ZSCHECH GO ON COASTAL CIRCUIT, POSKE ON IRELAND CIRCUIT, MUELLER ON AMERICA 1
Taken from here:
3. U-Boat Circuits
Communications were carried out on a large number of frequencies which were divided into circuits and selected so as to be suitable for any sea area in which the U-boats were operating. Several of these circuits were known as "Convoy circuits," and were used by U-boats while making group attacks on convoys. The following is a list of the circuits used. It is to be noted that the name of the circuit in most cases indicates the general area in which the circuit was used.
Regular U-boat Circuits
America 1, A & B
America 2, C & D
America 3 E & F
Africa 1, A&B
Africa 2, C & D
Africa 3, E & F
Other circuits used by U-boats
Bruno 3 (Norddeich)
All of the circuits in list (a) were used at one time or another during the war. Certain circuits were dropped or put into effect depending upon the disposition of the U-boats at sea. The Coastal circuit was normally used by boats operation in the Channel and Biscay areas. Ireland was used for the eastern North Atlantic. The America and Africa circuits consisted of three separate circuits each in which two channels
Couldn`t find any map to see where those areas are, but you`ll get a rough idea about the areas.
08-23-2005, 03:14 PM
Thanks Dowly,this is very interesting stuff.The realistic radio messages would be the next big step towards a realistic experience.Given a circuit at sea.It would depend of the date and your flotilla which ones would be possible.Something for the OPS mod and CDR mod?Beery?!Jaesen Jones?! :hmm:
08-24-2005, 01:36 AM
Good site especially how they showed one of the dogs being buried in a most unusual way :up: :( Poor "Skippy."
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