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Kapitän 08-15-21 01:05 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Operating on convoy "Clausen"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2762985)
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Wednesday, 13 August 1941 - South of Iceland -

0547 - Sunrise. WNW5/4, clear, light haze, good visibility, >1000mb.
Breakfast for the port engine watch.

0600 - Qu.1255AL - Morning call for the remaining crew and morning wash and breakfast at 0630h.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance at T=40.

0852 - O₂=20%.

1005 - Bow torpedoes serviced. Break.

1030 - Servicing of stern torpedoes until 1200h.

1200 - Qu.1251AL - Days Run: 172.8sm - ↗ 166.0 (19h) -↘ 6.8sm (5h).
140.7cbm (3.5cbm/24h). 9100Ah. 14 internal eels. T=40.

1220 - Starting trial dive. 185rpm. 4kn.

1233 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. 135rpm.

1252 - T=20. O₂=19%.

1300 - Surfaced after 1h and 2.5sm.

1302 - Boat ventilated.

1321 - Compressed air supply filled.

1325 - Charging batteries at 9000Ah:
Port Diesel, Propulsion, 285RPM, 7kn;
Stbd.Diesel, Charging, 495RPM.

1420 - 55min. for 1000Ah.

During the afternoon and evening, the weather is deteriorating.

2250 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
SW7/6, overcast, light haze, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

2331 - Incoming F.T.: From U 109:
Wabo attack! Damages cannot be repaired with onboard tools. Commencing return voyage. - Bleichrodt -

2346 - Incoming F.T.: From U 94:
After aircraft attack heavy damages. Not combat ready anymore. Commencing return voyage. - Kuppisch -

Boat operating on convoy "Clausen".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Thursday, 14 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0310 - Qu.1155AL -

0557 - Sunrise.

1200 - Qu.1111AL - Days Run: 184.7sm - ↗ 182.2 (23h) - ↘ 2.5sm (1h).
136.3cbm (4.4cbm/24h). 14 internal eels. T=40.

1831 - Incoming F.T.: From U 126:
Sunk the by U-Marconi shelled Yug. steamer "Sud". - Bauer -

2100 - Qu.3255AK -

2251 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight. N7/6, overcast, hazy, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

Boat operating on convoy "Clausen".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-16-21 03:09 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Operating on convoy "Clausen"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2763064)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Thursday, 14 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0310 - Qu.1155AL -

0557 - Sunrise.

1200 - Qu.1111AL - Days Run: 184.7sm - ↗ 182.2 (23h) - ↘ 2.5sm (1h).
136.3cbm (4.4cbm/24h). 14 internal eels. T=40.

1831 - Incoming F.T.: From U 126:
Sunk the by U-Marconi shelled Yug. steamer "Sud". - Bauer -

2100 - Qu.3255AK -

2251 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight. N7/6, overcast, hazy, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

Boat operating on convoy "Clausen".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Friday, 15 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0611 - Sunrise. NNE7/6, overcast, hazy, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

1200 - Qu.3353AK - Days Run: 176.8sm - (↗ 24h).
131.9cbm (4.4cbm/24h). 14 internal eels. T=40.

1440 - Qu.3355AK -

1800 - Norddeich Radio reporting on scuttling of the German steamer "Norderney", at the approach of the British Cruiser HMS Despatch and the Auxiliary Cruiser HMS Pretoria Castle.

2000 - WNW2/2, partly cloudy, hazy, good visibility, >1000mb.

2248 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight. SW2/2, partly cloudy, hazy, good visibility, >1000mb.

Boat operating on convoy "Clausen".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


pikke 08-16-21 04:05 AM

U53 - Type VIIb - 2nd patrol - part 3
 
Part 3
October 8, 1939 AN79


0704 Ship spotted right in front of us, coming our way. U53 down to periscope depth.
Damn, never been so unhappy to spot a target. We had to interrupt our convoy chase.


0710 Indentified as Coastal freighter on a East-west course, likely not part of the convoy we were hunting.


AN79 0717 British coastal freighter sunk. At least we made a quick job of it. Dashing toward the convoy hoping to at least finish off the wounded passenger cargo.


0750 Destroyer coming our way, had to submerge. Wounded passenger cargo about 8km away. Should I shot and risking wasting another torpedo?


AN79 0759 Got it! About 7500m away...we lucked off and claimed at least one vessel from the convoy.
U53 will now move parallel to the convoy course and try to get a shot at the Nelson, if at all possible.


0853 Batteries are draining fast and we are not in a good position yet. Also, sonar reports 4 warship contacts in the Dover area, adding to the convoy escorts. I'd like to surface and make a quick dash ahead but doing so in broad daylight in this area would be suicidal.


0942 Batteries are down to 40% and we now have 8 warship contacts in the area. This hunt has failed. U53 will now head northeast to a safer area and then up to recharge batteries and get some fresh air. HMS Nelson going away stings a lot.


1551 Sound contact toward the french coast. Merchant, medium speed, moving away, heading north.


AN79 1753 French Passenger/cargo sunk, once again a single torped was not enough, had to finish it off with the deck gun.


AN79 2018 British Passenger/cargo sunk using deck gun. The weather is good and the sea is calm so I'll try saving torpedos for bigger preys.


AN79 2222 A bigger one this time, a British Ore Carrier heading north, two eels sent her down quite quickly. Warships sniffing around.


AN79 2301 Coastal freighter cruising south, U53 will try to move into firing position. Must be careful, two armed trawler, an ASW one and torpedo boats are in the area.


AN79 2312 Got her. The solution was not optimal and the torpedo hit nearby the propellers, but she went down fast. Back to playing hide and seek with the warships, another ASW Trawler came up from the Dover area to join the fun. I'll consider myself lucky there is no destroyer around.


October 9, 1939


AN79 0102 U53 slowly cruising on the surface, recharging batteries and ventilating the boat.
October 8 was a busy day. Failures and successes alike. We are down to 3 torpedoes so I'm thinking to not go to the assigned patrol area but to move west toward the english coast and see if we can find some juicy prey there.

Kapitän 08-16-21 01:51 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Operating along North Atlantic shipping lanes
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2763128)
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Friday, 15 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0611 - Sunrise. NNE7/6, overcast, hazy, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

1200 - Qu.3353AK - Days Run: 176.8sm - (↗ 24h).
131.9cbm (4.4cbm/24h). 14 internal eels. T=40.

1440 - Qu.3355AK -

1800 - Norddeich Radio reporting on scuttling of the German steamer "Norderney", at the approach of the British Cruiser HMS Despatch and the Auxiliary Cruiser HMS Pretoria Castle.

2000 - WNW2/2, partly cloudy, hazy, good visibility, >1000mb.

2248 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight. SW2/2, partly cloudy, hazy, good visibility, >1000mb.

Boat operating on convoy "Clausen".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Saturday, 16 August 1941 - East of Greenland -

0145 - It's beginning to rain, poor visibility. Wind and Sea increasing, shifting to SE.

0525 - Qu.2655AK -

0545 - Breakfast for the port engine watch.

0600 - Morning call for the remaining crew and morning wash and breakfast. K.F.-Ahead.

0624 - Sunrise. ESE7/6, overcast, rain, poor visibility, <1000mb.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance at T=50. 65rpm; 1.6kn.

0852 - O₂=20%.

1008 - Bow torpedoes serviced. Break.

1030 - Servicing of stern torpedoes until 1200h.

1200 - Qu.2657AK - Days Run: 166.4sm - ↗ 159.8 (19h) - ↘ 6.6sm (5h)
128.4cbm (3.5cbm/24h). 9500Ah. 14 internal eels. T=50.

1252 - O₂=19%.

1300 - Surfaced after 6h and 8.3sm. Weather unchanged since Sunrise.

1306 - Boat ventilated and Pressurized Air Supply filled. 2 x 1/3-Ahead.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report about Operation "Barbarossa" being on schedule and unsuccessful Soviet air raids in northern and northeastern Germany.

2253 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.


Have broken off action agianst convoy "Clausen". Boat operating now along North Atlantic shipping lanes and convoy routes.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-17-21 12:48 PM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Steamer sunk
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2763247)
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Saturday, 16 August 1941 - East of Greenland -

0145 - It's beginning to rain, poor visibility. Wind and Sea increasing, shifting to SE.

0525 - Qu.2655AK -

0545 - Breakfast for the port engine watch.

0600 - Morning call for the remaining crew and morning wash and breakfast. K.F.-Ahead.

0624 - Sunrise. ESE7/6, overcast, rain, poor visibility, <1000mb.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance at T=50. 65rpm; 1.6kn.

0852 - O₂=20%.

1008 - Bow torpedoes serviced. Break.

1030 - Servicing of stern torpedoes until 1200h.

1200 - Qu.2657AK - Days Run: 166.4sm - ↗ 159.8 (19h) - ↘ 6.6sm (5h)
128.4cbm (3.5cbm/24h). 9500Ah. 14 internal eels. T=50.

1252 - O₂=19%.

1300 - Surfaced after 6h and 8.3sm. Weather unchanged since Sunrise.

1306 - Boat ventilated and Pressurized Air Supply filled. 2 x 1/3-Ahead.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W.-Report about Operation "Barbarossa" being on schedule and unsuccessful Soviet air raids in northern and northeastern Germany.

2253 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.


Have broken off action agianst convoy "Clausen". Boat operating now along North Atlantic shipping lanes and convoy routes.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Sunday, 17 August 1941 - East of Greenland -

0225 - Qu.2755AK - It's stopping to rain, wind and sea are getting calmer, shifting to NE and then to NNW.

0301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 452:
Sunk tanker 9000ts. - March -

0638 - Sunrise. NNW3/2, partly cloudy, light haze medium visibility, >1000mb.

0700 - Diving for trial dive. 185rpm, 4kn.

0716 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. Reacting well at 135rpm.

0720 - Setting reception depth.

0736 - T=20.

0740 - Surfaced after 40min. and 2.1sm.

1200 - Qu.0135AK - Days Run: 197.8sm - ↗ 194.0 (22h 20') - ↘ 3.8sm (1h 40').
124.8cbm (3.6cbm/24h). 9100Ah. 5 Eto and 9 Ato internal.

1635 - Qu.0155AK - New course 195°.

1835 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about success operations togetherr with Hungarian military units, in the southern Ukraine.

2252 - Qu.5155AK - Sundown Midnight Twilight. New course 180°.

2337 - Caribou Merchant, bearing 34°, E=7000, on ENE heading, speed 7kn. "Battle Stations!". Manning deck gun.

2355 - Qu.5182AK - At E=2800, star shell over the steamer: Steamer starts zig-zagging and sending "SSS".

"Weapons Free"! After 10 rounds fired and hits, the steamer sinks on an even keel. Questioned and provisioned 3 survivors in 1 life boat.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-18-21 03:26 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Operating along North Atlantic shipping lanes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2763435)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Sunday, 17 August 1941 - East of Greenland -

0225 - Qu.2755AK - It's stopping to rain, wind and sea are getting calmer, shifting to NE and then to NNW.

0301 - Incoming F.T.: From U 452:
Sunk tanker 9000ts. - March -

0638 - Sunrise. NNW3/2, partly cloudy, light haze medium visibility, >1000mb.

0700 - Diving for trial dive. 185rpm, 4kn.

0716 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. Reacting well at 135rpm.

0720 - Setting reception depth.

0736 - T=20.

0740 - Surfaced after 40min. and 2.1sm.

1200 - Qu.0135AK - Days Run: 197.8sm - ↗ 194.0 (22h 20') - ↘ 3.8sm (1h 40').
124.8cbm (3.6cbm/24h). 9100Ah. 5 Eto and 9 Ato internal.

1635 - Qu.0155AK - New course 195°.

1835 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about success operations togetherr with Hungarian military units, in the southern Ukraine.

2252 - Qu.5155AK - Sundown Midnight Twilight. New course 180°.

2337 - Caribou Merchant, bearing 34°, E=7000, on ENE heading, speed 7kn. "Battle Stations!". Manning deck gun.

2355 - Qu.5182AK - At E=2800, star shell over the steamer: Steamer starts zig-zagging and sending "SSS".

"Weapons Free"! After 10 rounds fired and hits, the steamer sinks on an even keel. Questioned and provisioned 3 survivors in 1 life boat.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Monday, 18 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -
- 3rd week at sea completed -

0015 - Left area on southerly heading. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 17.8., at 2357h, sunk Caribou steamer 2181ts with deck gun, Qu.5182AK. Have 14 internal and 1 external eels and 121cbm. NNW3/2, partly cloudy light haze, visibility 4-5sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0301 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Received F.T.0200/18. Stay on station.

0535 - Qu.5455AK - New course 270°

0654 - Sunrise - W4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 4-5sm, ~1000mb.

1200 - Qu.4666AK - Days Run: 220.0sm - ↗ 24h.
119.6cbm (5.2cbm/24h). 9100Ah. 5 Eto and 9 Ato internal. 10.5cm: 112xSpG, 28xLkG. M.G.-2cm-C/30: 7820

1453 - Fuel 120cbm (50%) - Is 118.7cbm => +1.3cbm Reserve

1630 - Qu.4655AK -

2254 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.

Boat continuing to operate along North Atlantic shipping lanes and convoy routes.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-19-21 04:56 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - On station
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2763533)
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Monday, 18 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -
- 3rd week at sea completed -

0015 - Left area on southerly heading. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 17.8., at 2357h, sunk Caribou steamer 2181ts with deck gun, Qu.5182AK. Have 14 internal and 1 external eels and 121cbm. NNW3/2, partly cloudy light haze, visibility 4-5sm, >1000mb. - RST -

0301 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Received F.T.0200/18. Stay on station.

0535 - Qu.5455AK - New course 270°

0654 - Sunrise - W4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 4-5sm, ~1000mb.

1200 - Qu.4666AK - Days Run: 220.0sm - ↗ 24h.
119.6cbm (5.2cbm/24h). 9100Ah. 5 Eto and 9 Ato internal. 10.5cm: 112xSpG, 28xLkG. M.G.-2cm-C/30: 7820

1453 - Fuel 120cbm (50%) - Is 118.7cbm => +1.3cbm Reserve

1630 - Qu.4655AK -

2254 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.

Boat continuing to operate along North Atlantic shipping lanes and convoy routes.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Tuesday, 19 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0046 - Incoming F.T.: From U 204:
Sunk 1 Norwegian escort and 1 steamer 1809ts from convoy OG-71. - Kell -

0325 - Qu.4555AK - New course 0°. Wind and sea getting stronger, shifting to south and then to east.

0551 - Incoming F.T.: From U 201:
Sunk 2 steamers for 5064ts from convoy OG-71. - Schnee -

0706 - Sunrise. SE7/6, overcast, hazy, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

1035 - Qu.4255AK - New course 63°.

1200 - Qu.4253AK - Days Run: 206.8sm - 24h.
114.3cbm (5.3cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve => 115.6cbm. 9100Ah.
5 Eto and 9 Ato internal. 10.5cm: 112xSpG, 28xLkG. M.G.-2cm-C/30: 7820

2101 - U 106 (Oesten) sending contact keeping messages from convoy OG-71.

2258 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.0301/18.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-20-21 03:01 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - On station
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2763733)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Tuesday, 19 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0046 - Incoming F.T.: From U 204:
Sunk 1 Norwegian escort and 1 steamer 1809ts from convoy OG-71. - Kell -

0325 - Qu.4555AK - New course 0°. Wind and sea getting stronger, shifting to south and then to east.

0551 - Incoming F.T.: From U 201:
Sunk 2 steamers for 5064ts from convoy OG-71. - Schnee -

0706 - Sunrise. SE7/6, overcast, hazy, medium visibility, ~1000mb.

1035 - Qu.4255AK - New course 63°.

1200 - Qu.4253AK - Days Run: 206.8sm - 24h.
114.3cbm (5.3cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve => 115.6cbm. 9100Ah.
5 Eto and 9 Ato internal. 10.5cm: 112xSpG, 28xLkG. M.G.-2cm-C/30: 7820

2101 - U 106 (Oesten) sending contact keeping messages from convoy OG-71.

2258 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.0301/18.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Wednesday, 20 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0010 - Qu.1955AK - New course 117°.

0650 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged in 24h.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance and trial dive. 135rpm, 3kn.

0852 - O=20%.

1200 - Qu.1999AK - Days Run: 159.0sm - 151.5 (19h) - 7.5sm (5h).
109.9cbm (4.4cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9000Ah. T=50.

1251 - O=19%.

1315 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. Reacting well at 135rpm.

1335 - Surfaced after 11sm and 6.5h. Weather has improved somewhat: SE6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 6-7sm, ~1000mb.

1351 - Boat ventilated and air supply filled.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about successful operations in the southern Crimea and British bombing raids on the northwestern coastal regions of Germany.

2010 - Qu.5155AK. New course 55°.

2248 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight. West6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 6-7sm, ~1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.0301/18.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-21-21 03:50 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Received new Op.-Orders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2763862)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Wednesday, 20 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0010 - Qu.1955AK - New course 117°.

0650 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged in 24h.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance and trial dive. 135rpm, 3kn.

0852 - O=20%.

1200 - Qu.1999AK - Days Run: 159.0sm - 151.5 (19h) - 7.5sm (5h).
109.9cbm (4.4cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9000Ah. T=50.

1251 - O=19%.

1315 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. Reacting well at 135rpm.

1335 - Surfaced after 11sm and 6.5h. Weather has improved somewhat: SE6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 6-7sm, ~1000mb.

1351 - Boat ventilated and air supply filled.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about successful operations in the southern Crimea and British bombing raids on the northwestern coastal regions of Germany.

2010 - Qu.5155AK. New course 55°.

2248 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight. West6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 6-7sm, ~1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.0301/18.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Thursday, 21 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0300 - New course 70°.

0642 - Sunrise.

1200 - Qu.2957AK - Days Run: 186.8sm - 183.4 (22h 25') - 3.4sm (1h 35').
106.4cbm (3.5cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 8500Ah.

1335 - Qu.2955AK. New course 90°.

1621 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
All Greenland boats are to go on course 70° and days run of 150sm, as of 1800h today.

1800 - New course 70°. K.F., 6-7kn.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about successful operations on the eastern front and of Uboats attacking a Gibraltar convoy. In a different F.T., U 557 (Paulsen) had reported the sinking of 4 ships for 17,000ts and torpedoing another ship of convoy OG-71.

(Historically, U 557 sunk 4 ships from convoy OS-4 for 20,407ts, on 27 August 1941).

2240 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1621/21.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-22-21 10:17 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Operating on new B.d.U.-Orders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2764024)
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Thursday, 21 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0300 - New course 70°.

0642 - Sunrise.

1200 - Qu.2957AK - Days Run: 186.8sm - 183.4 (22h 25') - 3.4sm (1h 35').
106.4cbm (3.5cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 8500Ah.

1335 - Qu.2955AK. New course 90°.

1621 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
All Greenland boats are to go on course 70° and days run of 150sm, as of 1800h today.

1800 - New course 70°. K.F., 6-7kn.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about successful operations on the eastern front and of Uboats attacking a Gibraltar convoy. In a different F.T., U 557 (Paulsen) had reported the sinking of 4 ships for 17,000ts and torpedoing another ship of convoy OG-71.

(Historically, U 557 sunk 4 ships from convoy OS-4 for 20,407ts, on 27 August 1941).

2240 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1621/21.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Friday, 22 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0627 - Sunrise. WNW5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

0800 - NW4/3, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

1200 - Qu.2894AK - Days Run: 161.5sm - (24h).
102.9cbm (3.5cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 8500Ah.

1210 - Charging batteries at 8500 Ah:
Port Diesel, Propulsion, 285RPM, 7kn;
Stbd.Diesel, Charging, 495RPM.

1320 - Batteries charged: 1h 10' for 1500Ah.

2240 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1621/21.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-23-21 05:49 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Received new patrol grid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2764249)
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Friday, 22 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0627 - Sunrise. WNW5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

0800 - NW4/3, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

1200 - Qu.2894AK - Days Run: 161.5sm - (24h).
102.9cbm (3.5cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 8500Ah.

1210 - Charging batteries at 8500 Ah:
Port Diesel, Propulsion, 285RPM, 7kn;
Stbd.Diesel, Charging, 495RPM.

1320 - Batteries charged: 1h 10' for 1500Ah.

2240 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1621/21.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Saturday, 23 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0401 - U 552 (Topp) reporting straggler (SS Spind, NOR) sunk from convoy OG-71.

0615 - Sunrise.

0631 - U 564 (Suhren) reporting Corvette HMS Zinnia (K98) sunk from convoy OG-71.

1200 - Qu.3733AK - Days Run: 154.2sm - (↗ 24h).
101.1cbm (1.8cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 14+1 torpedoes.
NE3/2, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

1307 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
"Greenland"-Group is being reassembled in a 100sm wide patrol line, from Qu.AE72/73 to Qu.AL15/16.

1601 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Take up patrol position from U 567 (Fahr) in Qu.AL12.

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.M. report about Merchant Raider "Orion" (Ship 36) arriving in Bordeuax, after 510 days at sea. Successes: 10 ships of 62,915ts and 2 ships of 21,125ts together with Ship 45 (Komet) sunk.
Also, Kptlt. Claus Corth is leaving U 93 and will join the B.d.U. staff as 3rd Asto (Admiral's staff officer).

(Historically, the successful Uboat commander and carrier of the Knights Cross, who was on war duty since the outbreak of the war, was suffering from nervous disintegration and was in the eyes of the B.d.U., no longer fit for active duty.)

2130 - Reached the enemy air cover zone surrounding Iceland.

2228 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
SE1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8-9sm. >1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1601/23.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-24-21 03:29 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - On station
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2764387)
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Saturday, 23 August 1941 - Southeast of Greenland -

0401 - U 552 (Topp) reporting straggler (SS Spind, NOR) sunk from convoy OG-71.

0615 - Sunrise.

0631 - U 564 (Suhren) reporting Corvette HMS Zinnia (K98) sunk from convoy OG-71.

1200 - Qu.3733AK - Days Run: 154.2sm - (↗ 24h).
101.1cbm (1.8cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 14+1 torpedoes.
NE3/2, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

1307 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
"Greenland"-Group is being reassembled in a 100sm wide patrol line, from Qu.AE72/73 to Qu.AL15/16.

1601 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Take up patrol position from U 567 (Fahr) in Qu.AL12.

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.M. report about Merchant Raider "Orion" (Ship 36) arriving in Bordeuax, after 510 days at sea. Successes: 10 ships of 62,915ts and 2 ships of 21,125ts together with Ship 45 (Komet) sunk.
Also, Kptlt. Claus Corth is leaving U 93 and will join the B.d.U. staff as 3rd Asto (Admiral's staff officer).

(Historically, the successful Uboat commander and carrier of the Knights Cross, who was on war duty since the outbreak of the war, was suffering from nervous disintegration and was in the eyes of the B.d.U., no longer fit for active duty.)

2130 - Reached the enemy air cover zone surrounding Iceland.

2228 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
SE1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8-9sm. >1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1601/23.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Sunday, 24 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0115 - New course 57°.

0550 - Sunrise. N1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8-9sm. >1000mb.

1200 - Qu.1338AL - Days Run: 233.1sm - (24h).
95cbm (6.1cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 14+1 torpedoes.
Weather unchanged since sunrise.

1510 - Qu.1277AL. New course 63°.
Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
In position 1277AL. 95cbm. 14+1 eels. N1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8-9sm. >1000mb. - RST -

1538 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Remain vigilant.

1800 - N4/3, partly cloudy, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

2131 - It's beginning to rain, sea and wind increasing, shifting to east.

2224 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
NE6/5, overcast, rain showers, poor visibility, <1000mb.

2400 - E6/5, overcast, drizzle rain, poor visibility, <1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1601/23.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-25-21 04:51 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - On station
 
Quote:

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Sunday, 24 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0115 - New course 57°.

0550 - Sunrise. N1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8-9sm. >1000mb.

1200 - Qu.1338AL - Days Run: 233.1sm - (24h).
95cbm (6.1cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 14+1 torpedoes.
Weather unchanged since sunrise.

1510 - Qu.1277AL. New course 63°.
Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
In position 1277AL. 95cbm. 14+1 eels. N1/1, partly cloudy, visibility 8-9sm. >1000mb. - RST -

1538 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Remain vigilant.

1800 - N4/3, partly cloudy, visibility 8-9sm, >1000mb.

2131 - It's beginning to rain, sea and wind increasing, shifting to east.

2224 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
NE6/5, overcast, rain showers, poor visibility, <1000mb.

2400 - E6/5, overcast, drizzle rain, poor visibility, <1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1601/23.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Monday, 25 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -
- 4th week at sea completed -

0140 - Qu.1255AL - SE7/6, overcast, drizzle rain, poor visibility, <1000mb.

0530 - Sunrise.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance at T=50 and trial dive to 2A-Meter.

0710 - T=50. 65rpm, 1.6kn. Start of torpedo maintenance.

0851 - O=20%.

1010 - Bow torpedoes serviced. Break for the crew until 1030h.

1200 - Stern torpedoes services. Lunch break.

1200 - Qu.1235AL - Days Run: 135.7sm - 129.2 (19h) - 6.5sm (5h).
94.1cbm (0.9cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9500Ah. T=50. O=20%.

1251 - O=19%.

1300 - Start of trial dive. 135rpm, 3kn.

1318 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. Reacting well at 135rpm.

1340 - Surfaced after 10sm and 6.75h. Weather unchanged since sunrise.

1351 - Boat ventilated.

1402 - First status request sent by B.d.U. to U 452 (March).

1755 - New course 180°.

2219 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since sunrise.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1601/23.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-26-21 05:10 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - On station
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2764723)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Monday, 25 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -
- 4th week at sea completed -

0140 - Qu.1255AL - SE7/6, overcast, drizzle rain, poor visibility, <1000mb.

0530 - Sunrise.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance at T=50 and trial dive to 2A-Meter.

0710 - T=50. 65rpm, 1.6kn. Start of torpedo maintenance.

0851 - O=20%.

1010 - Bow torpedoes serviced. Break for the crew until 1030h.

1200 - Stern torpedoes services. Lunch break.

1200 - Qu.1235AL - Days Run: 135.7sm - 129.2 (19h) - 6.5sm (5h).
94.1cbm (0.9cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9500Ah. T=50. O=20%.

1251 - O=19%.

1300 - Start of trial dive. 135rpm, 3kn.

1318 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter. Reacting well at 135rpm.

1340 - Surfaced after 10sm and 6.75h. Weather unchanged since sunrise.

1351 - Boat ventilated.

1402 - First status request sent by B.d.U. to U 452 (March).

1755 - New course 180°.

2219 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since sunrise.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1601/23.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Tuesday, 26 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0230 - It's stopping to rain, wind and sea are dying down and it's starting to clear up.

0335 - New course 297°.
ENE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

0535 - Sunrise. NNE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

1200 - Qu.1259AL - Days Run: 136.9sm - 133.8 (22h 20') - 3.1sm (1h 40').
91.4cbm (2.7cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9300Ah. 14+1 torpedoes.
Weather unchanged since sunrise.

1201 - Second status request sent by B.d.U. to U 452 (March).

1420 - Qu.1255AL - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
U 141 (IID, Schüler) has contact with an outgoing convoy in Qu.AM4896, course 270°, 7kn. All boats west of the northern channel are ordered to operate on this convoy. All boats north of 58°N shall remain in their positions.

1756 - Incoming F.T.: From U 141:
Had to dive from attacking airplanes in Qu.4878AM. Lost contact with convoy. - Schüler -

1907 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
U 557 (Paulssen) regained contact with "Schüler"-Convoy in Qu.AM4785. All boats north of 58°N are ordered to continue on course 190° and to take up positions in the area vacated by the boats west of the northern channel.

2220 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since sunrise.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1601/23.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Jeremiah110 08-26-21 09:14 AM

Late November 1939 3rd patrol, after stocking up from the supply ship near Greenland

Came across HMS Rodney coming out of Halifax sailing in the middle of a convoy, smashed it with a broadside from all 5 torpedo tubes at 700 meters range

Kapitän 08-27-21 01:34 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - U 570 is in trouble
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2764906)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Tuesday, 26 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0230 - It's stopping to rain, wind and sea are dying down and it's starting to clear up.

0335 - New course 297°.
ENE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

0535 - Sunrise. NNE5/4, clear, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, >1000mb.

1200 - Qu.1259AL - Days Run: 136.9sm - 133.8 (22h 20') - 3.1sm (1h 40').
91.4cbm (2.7cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9300Ah. 14+1 torpedoes.
Weather unchanged since sunrise.

1201 - Second status request sent by B.d.U. to U 452 (March).

1420 - Qu.1255AL - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
U 141 (IID, Schüler) has contact with an outgoing convoy in Qu.AM4896, course 270°, 7kn. All boats west of the northern channel are ordered to operate on this convoy. All boats north of 58°N shall remain in their positions.

1756 - Incoming F.T.: From U 141:
Had to dive from attacking airplanes in Qu.4878AM. Lost contact with convoy. - Schüler -

1907 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
U 557 (Paulssen) regained contact with "Schüler"-Convoy in Qu.AM4785. All boats north of 58°N are ordered to continue on course 190° and to take up positions in the area vacated by the boats west of the northern channel.

2220 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since sunrise.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1601/23.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Wednesday, 27 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0103 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.: B-Dienst reporting on an incoming convoy, that was in Qu.AE7590, on 26.8., 1719h. All boats that are now on course 190°, are to break-off the action and to operate on this convoy and are ordered on different search courses, at 6-8kn. RST: You are free to maneuver.

Cmdr.: Since convoy 0103/27 is out of reach, I decide to continue to operate toward the south, due to three reasons:
1. I can operate along the main shipping and convoy routes,
2. I keep my options open to operate against the "Schüler"-Convoy,
3. I'm leaving the enemy air cover zone around Iceland.

0544 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged in 24h.

1200 - Qu.1647AL - Days Run: 189.8sm - (24h).
87.9cbm (3.5cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9300Ah. 14+1 torpedoes.
NW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, ~1000mb.

1303 - Third status request sent by B.d.U. to U 452 (March). Boat is presumed lost.

(Historically, sunk 7 days in on its first war cruise, on 25 August 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 61.30N, 15.30W, by depth charges from the British A/S trawler HMS Vascama and from a British Catalina aircraft - 209 Sqn RAF/J. 42 dead, all hands lost).

1357 - Open F.T. from U 570:
Am not clear to dive and am being attacked by aircraft. AE 7698. - Rahmlow -

B.d.U. orders all boats in the vicinity to help her.

1600 - Crossed 58°N. New course 180°.

1801 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
If no contact with convoy 0103/27 by dark, move to southwest, outside of the enemy air cover zone, as the enemy air cover makes freedom of operation impossible in the area occupied until now.

1937 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about British air raids during the night on West- and Southwest Germany. Especially, Cologne was targeted. Flak shot down two enemy bombers.

2105 - New course 90°. K.F.-Ahead.

2205 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since Etmal.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1801/27.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-28-21 03:42 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - U 570 cannot be found
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2765084)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Wednesday, 27 August 1941 - Southwest of Iceland -

0103 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.: B-Dienst reporting on an incoming convoy, that was in Qu.AE7590, on 26.8., 1719h. All boats that are now on course 190°, are to break-off the action and to operate on this convoy and are ordered on different search courses, at 6-8kn. RST: You are free to maneuver.

Cmdr.: Since convoy 0103/27 is out of reach, I decide to continue to operate toward the south, due to three reasons:
1. I can operate along the main shipping and convoy routes,
2. I keep my options open to operate against the "Schüler"-Convoy,
3. I'm leaving the enemy air cover zone around Iceland.

0544 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged in 24h.

1200 - Qu.1647AL - Days Run: 189.8sm - (24h).
87.9cbm (3.5cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9300Ah. 14+1 torpedoes.
NW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, ~1000mb.

1303 - Third status request sent by B.d.U. to U 452 (March). Boat is presumed lost.

(Historically, sunk 7 days in on its first war cruise, on 25 August 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 61.30N, 15.30W, by depth charges from the British A/S trawler HMS Vascama and from a British Catalina aircraft - 209 Sqn RAF/J. 42 dead, all hands lost).

1357 - Open F.T. from U 570:
Am not clear to dive and am being attacked by aircraft. AE 7698. - Rahmlow -

B.d.U. orders all boats in the vicinity to help her.

1600 - Crossed 58°N. New course 180°.

1801 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
If no contact with convoy 0103/27 by dark, move to southwest, outside of the enemy air cover zone, as the enemy air cover makes freedom of operation impossible in the area occupied until now.

1937 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about British air raids during the night on West- and Southwest Germany. Especially, Cologne was targeted. Flak shot down two enemy bombers.

2105 - New course 90°. K.F.-Ahead.

2205 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since Etmal.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1801/27.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Thursday, 28 August 1941 - South of Iceland -

0548 - Sunrise. NNW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, ~1000mb.

0727 - U 501 (Förster) and U 73 (Rosenbaum) were both attacked and bombed by aircraft. U 73 was so heavily damaged, that she was forced to return to base.

0957 - U 206 Opitz) reported taking on board 2 officers and 4 Petty Officers from an English aircraft. U 82 (Rollmann) has not succeeded in finding U 570 and reported heavy and low flying enemy air patrols all day.

1200 - Qu.0132AL - Days Run: 176.3sm - (↗ 24h).
83.5cbm (4.4cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9300Ah. 14+1 torpedoes.
NW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, ~1000mb.

1201 - First status request sent by B.d.U. to U 570 (Rahmlow).

1545 - New course 97°.

2153 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since Etmal.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1801/27.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-29-21 05:43 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Steamer sunk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2765241)
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Thursday, 28 August 1941 - South of Iceland -

0548 - Sunrise. NNW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, ~1000mb.

0727 - U 501 (Förster) and U 73 (Rosenbaum) were both attacked and bombed by aircraft. U 73 was so heavily damaged, that she was forced to return to base.

0957 - U 206 Opitz) reported taking on board 2 officers and 4 Petty Officers from an English aircraft. U 82 (Rollmann) has not succeeded in finding U 570 and reported heavy and low flying enemy air patrols all day.

1200 - Qu.0132AL - Days Run: 176.3sm - (↗ 24h).
83.5cbm (4.4cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9300Ah. 14+1 torpedoes.
NW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 7-8sm, ~1000mb.

1201 - First status request sent by B.d.U. to U 570 (Rahmlow).

1545 - New course 97°.

2153 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since Etmal.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1801/27.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Friday, 29 August 1941 - South of Iceland -

0542 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since last Etmal.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance and trial dive.

0706 - T=50, 65rpm, 1.6kn. Start of torpedo maintenance.

0851 - O₂=20%.

1007 - Bow torpedoes serviced. Break until 1030h.

1200 - Stern torpedoes services. Lunch break.

1200 - Qu.2938AL - Days Run: 126.9sm - ↗ 120.0 (19h) - ↘ 6.9sm (5h).
80.9cbm (2.6cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9000Ah. O₂=20%. 14+1 torpedoes. Weather unchanged since sunrise.

1251 - O₂=19%.

1300 - Start of trial dive.

1319 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter and reacts well at 135rpm.

1405 - Surfaced after 7h and 11sm.

1412 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries at 8700Ah. Port diesel propulsion 285RPM, 7kn; Stbd diesel charging 495RPM.

1502 - Second status request sent by B.d.U. to U 570 (Rahmlow).

1504 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
All northern boats: Brake off search for U-Rahmlow and occupy previously held positions.
All western boats: Form patrol line from AL8591 to BE2239 in search for "Schüler"-convoy.

1513 - Battery charged: 1h for 1300Ah.

1627 - Boat is operation on ship contact report 1620/29. New course 180°. 2xH.F.

1639 - Steamer bearing 340°, E=9000, on course 265°, speed 7kn. English Belize-Class-Steamer of 1690ts, seems to be unarmed.

1653 - "Battle Stations" & "Weapons Free!", for the 10.5cm deck gun, at distance of 3200m.

Cmdr.: The steamer is armed after all. Returns fire with a deck gun mounted at the stern. However, the shots are irregular and very inaccurate. Two Flak-guns mounted at the aft bridge deck, are not firing. The radio operator is sending "SSS".

1700 - Qu.0241AL - After 31 shots with the deck gun, the steamer sinks by the stern (81 x 10.5cm shells left over).

Running to the sinking position. Nothing found but some debris. Running off on easterly course and high speed. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!"

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about German Luftwaffe Ju88's sinking 3 Soviet supply ships in the Baltic Sea and damaging 3 more.

2158 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
NW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1504/29.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-30-21 02:43 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - U 570 presumed lost and another steamer sunk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2765429)
Started new career in August 2019 to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years before ...

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Friday, 29 August 1941 - South of Iceland -

0542 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since last Etmal.

0700 - Diving for torpedo maintenance and trial dive.

0706 - T=50, 65rpm, 1.6kn. Start of torpedo maintenance.

0851 - O₂=20%.

1007 - Bow torpedoes serviced. Break until 1030h.

1200 - Stern torpedoes services. Lunch break.

1200 - Qu.2938AL - Days Run: 126.9sm - ↗ 120.0 (19h) - ↘ 6.9sm (5h).
80.9cbm (2.6cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 9000Ah. O₂=20%. 14+1 torpedoes. Weather unchanged since sunrise.

1251 - O₂=19%.

1300 - Start of trial dive.

1319 - Boat is safe and secure at 2A-Meter and reacts well at 135rpm.

1405 - Surfaced after 7h and 11sm.

1412 - Boat ventilated. Charging batteries at 8700Ah. Port diesel propulsion 285RPM, 7kn; Stbd diesel charging 495RPM.

1502 - Second status request sent by B.d.U. to U 570 (Rahmlow).

1504 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
All northern boats: Brake off search for U-Rahmlow and occupy previously held positions.
All western boats: Form patrol line from AL8591 to BE2239 in search for "Schüler"-convoy.

1513 - Battery charged: 1h for 1300Ah.

1627 - Boat is operation on ship contact report 1620/29. New course 180°. 2xH.F.

1639 - Steamer bearing 340°, E=9000, on course 265°, speed 7kn. English Belize-Class-Steamer of 1690ts, seems to be unarmed.

1653 - "Battle Stations" & "Weapons Free!", for the 10.5cm deck gun, at distance of 3200m.

Cmdr.: The steamer is armed after all. Returns fire with a deck gun mounted at the stern. However, the shots are irregular and very inaccurate. Two Flak-guns mounted at the aft bridge deck, are not firing. The radio operator is sending "SSS".

1700 - Qu.0241AL - After 31 shots with the deck gun, the steamer sinks by the stern (81 x 10.5cm shells left over).

Running to the sinking position. Nothing found but some debris. Running off on easterly course and high speed. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!"

1801 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about German Luftwaffe Ju88's sinking 3 Soviet supply ships in the Baltic Sea and damaging 3 more.

2158 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
NW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.1504/29.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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Saturday, 30 August 1941 - West of Rockall -

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 29.8., 1700h, sunk ship contact report 1620/29 with deck gun, Belize Steamer 1735ts, Qu.0241AL. 80cbm. 14+1 eels. NW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb. - RST -

0216 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Expect next status and weather report in 24h.

0532 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged in 42h.

1000 - New course 97°.

1200 - Qu.3946AL - Days Run: 157.4sm - ↗ 153.6 (21h 55') - ↘ 3.8sm (2h 05')
79.1cbm (1.8cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 14+1 torpedoes. 81x10.5cm. Weather unchanged in 48h.

1201 - Third status request sent by B.d.U. to U 570 (Rahmlow). Boat is presumed lost.

(Historically, U 570 was surrendered to British forces on 27 August 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 62.15N, 18.35W, after being damaged by a British Hudson aircraft (269 Sqn RAF/S). 44 survivors, no casualties. The boat is beached on 29 August 1941 at Thorlakshofn, in Southern Iceland after being towed from its capture 2 days earlier. It was deemed best to beach her there instead of the longer route to Reykjavik. U-570 became the British submarine HMS Graph on 5 October 1941. Decommissioned from active service on 21 June 1943. Stricken from records after running aground on the west coast of Islay, Scotland on 20 March 1944, while en-route to be scrapped. Wreck broken up in 1961.)

1203 - F.d.U. Mediterranean reporting on imminent arrival of an enemy task force in Gibraltar, most likely in support of increasing its air forces on Malta.

1307 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report on Radio Berlin about successful operations of our Finnish allies in Karelia and the re-capture of its capitol city of Viipuri.

1647 - Boat operating on ship contact report 1640/30. New course 223°. 2xH.F.

1945 - "Commander on bridge!". Smoke plume bearing 30°.
It is ship contact report 1640/30, a Canadian bulk freighter of 2923ts, on course 89°, speed 7kn, E=7000. Steamer has a deck gun mounted on the stern,

1955 - Turned boat around to bring the stern tubes to bear.

2005 - Flooding tube V. Decks awash. "Battle Stations!".

2012 - Qu.6214AL - Shot with tube V: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 4m; Vt44. Own course 0°; Own speed 1.6kn; Shooter: OFähn.z.S & I.W.O. Udo HARTENSTEIN.
Target ship: Canadian bulk freighter, draught 7.0m.
Target course 89°; Target distance 2600m; Target angle red69°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 10°.

Torpedo is a hit after 105sec.!
The steamer sinks on an even keel within 1min. and a couple of load underwater explosions.

2018 - Blowing tanks. Turning boat around and running to the sinking position. Questioned and supplied 3 survivors in one boat. Running off on an easterly course and high speed. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

2045 - New course 77°.

2125 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
WNW6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb.

2300 - U 143 (Gelhaus) reporting that at 1710h he had sighted a convoy in AM3551, proceeding west, but was then forced to submerge for several hours and lost contact.

2400 - SW6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.0216/30.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 08-31-21 03:09 AM

U 113 (IXC) - 1st War Patrol - Received order for return voyage to new base
 
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Saturday, 30 August 1941 - West of Rockall -

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 29.8., 1700h, sunk ship contact report 1620/29 with deck gun, Belize Steamer 1735ts, Qu.0241AL. 80cbm. 14+1 eels. NW4/3, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb. - RST -

0216 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Expect next status and weather report in 24h.

0532 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged in 42h.

1000 - New course 97°.

1200 - Qu.3946AL - Days Run: 157.4sm - ↗ 153.6 (21h 55') - ↘ 3.8sm (2h 05')
79.1cbm (1.8cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 14+1 torpedoes. 81x10.5cm. Weather unchanged in 48h.

1201 - Third status request sent by B.d.U. to U 570 (Rahmlow). Boat is presumed lost.

(Historically, U 570 was surrendered to British forces on 27 August 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 62.15N, 18.35W, after being damaged by a British Hudson aircraft (269 Sqn RAF/S). 44 survivors, no casualties. The boat is beached on 29 August 1941 at Thorlakshofn, in Southern Iceland after being towed from its capture 2 days earlier. It was deemed best to beach her there instead of the longer route to Reykjavik. U-570 became the British submarine HMS Graph on 5 October 1941. Decommissioned from active service on 21 June 1943. Stricken from records after running aground on the west coast of Islay, Scotland on 20 March 1944, while en-route to be scrapped. Wreck broken up in 1961.)

1203 - F.d.U. Mediterranean reporting on imminent arrival of an enemy task force in Gibraltar, most likely in support of increasing its air forces on Malta.

1307 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report on Radio Berlin about successful operations of our Finnish allies in Karelia and the re-capture of its capitol city of Viipuri.

1647 - Boat operating on ship contact report 1640/30. New course 223°. 2xH.F.

1945 - "Commander on bridge!". Smoke plume bearing 30°.
It is ship contact report 1640/30, a Canadian bulk freighter of 2923ts, on course 89°, speed 7kn, E=7000. Steamer has a deck gun mounted on the stern,

1955 - Turned boat around to bring the stern tubes to bear.

2005 - Flooding tube V. Decks awash. "Battle Stations!".

2012 - Qu.6214AL - Shot with tube V: G7a/G7H (K-a/AZ); Running depth 4m; Vt44. Own course 0°; Own speed 1.6kn; Shooter: OFähn.z.S & I.W.O. Udo HARTENSTEIN.
Target ship: Canadian bulk freighter, draught 7.0m.
Target course 89°; Target distance 2600m; Target angle red69°; Target speed 7kn; Firing angle α 10°.

Torpedo is a hit after 105sec.!
The steamer sinks on an even keel within 1min. and a couple of load underwater explosions.

2018 - Blowing tanks. Turning boat around and running to the sinking position. Questioned and supplied 3 survivors in one boat. Running off on an easterly course and high speed. "Dismissed from Battle Stations!".

2045 - New course 77°.

2125 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
WNW6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb.

2300 - U 143 (Gelhaus) reporting that at 1710h he had sighted a convoy in AM3551, proceeding west, but was then forced to submerge for several hours and lost contact.

2400 - SW6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.0216/30.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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

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Sunday, 31 August 1941 - West of Rockall -

0200 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
On 30.8., 2015h, sunk ship contact report 1640/30 with 1Ato, Canadian bulk carrier 3062ts, Qu.6214AL. 75cbm. 13+1 eels. SW6/5, overcast, light haze, visibility 5sm, ~1000mb. - RST -

0216 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Delayed return voyage. Port of entry as ordered.

0520 - Sunrise. Weather unchanged since 0000h.

0800 - New course 97°.

1200 - Qu.0376AL - Days Run: 211.1sm - (↗ 24h).
73.4cbm (7.0cbm/24h) +1.3 Reserve. 13+1 torpedoes. 10.5cm: 81xSpG+28xLkG; M.G.-C/30-2cm: 7820. Weather unchanged in 48h.

1505 - U 101 (Mengersen) had reported from BE 2458 an acoustic bearing of 165° on a convoy, and now at 1505h, from BE 2486, a bearing of 1800. The convoy is probably steering a southerly course. U 101 has engine trouble and has to return to base.

1836 - Norddeich Radio sending O.K.W. report about successful operations on the Finish front and British air raids on northwestern Germany.

2112 - Sundown. Midnight Twilight.
Weather unchanged since 0000h.

2135 - New course 150°. K.F.-Ahead.

Boat operating acc. Op.-Orders as per B.d.U.-F.T.0216/31.


RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.



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