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ivanov.ruslan 05-09-16 02:53 PM

Again patrol During the day the wind increasingly louder, and finally passed into storm

We never understood how this came trawler He dropped us healthy rump with depth charges We understand that we have entered an experienced fighter Therefore, after another attack,we pay to periscope depth and fire a torpedo at the ship's stern Blowing ballast,we saw water tore housing

In the morning the weather subsided, but shoot at us sent to patrol torpedo boat
I not love them because they bring aircraft and destroyers ...

Von Due 05-09-16 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by ivanov.ruslan (Post 2403273)
We never understood how this came trawler He dropped us healthy rump with depth charges We understand that we have entered an experienced fighter Therefore, after another attack,we pay to periscope depth and fire a torpedo at the ship's stern Blowing ballast,
we saw water tore housing

That is an awesome image. Quite some weather you guys are having there and nice shot!

ivanov.ruslan 05-11-16 03:44 AM

Yup, trawlers are not at all safe :)

Warship spoted

Alarm!Alle man voraus !

Hit us faster than the wind

Explosions, explosion, explosion

Boiled water

Received heavy damage and leaks Incidentally depth under the keel was about 30 meters I missed part of the ballast to compensate leakages, but part of the submarine surfaced

Soon received a solid dose shells

We were able to dive again, but with new damage

The game of cat and mouse continued until depletion of depth charges But the dog and then continue to haunt us more hours

Finally he called and backup ,heavy cavalry ,formation Wildcats

Again depth charges, narrowly on hair :)

I dont remember how everything went, but again lucky How long ....

With rattle machine, undefeated, he withdrew into the ocean...Yup, none too safe these trawlers....

Fahnenbohn 05-11-16 04:07 AM


Originally Posted by ivanov.ruslan (Post 2403704)
Hit us faster than the wind


Von Due 05-12-16 01:27 PM

Current career is easy and pretty complicated. Doing a test career to test out new, to me anyway, targeting techniques. Too bad I have only seen 2 merchant ships in 19 days (!!!) if we don't count a fishing boat off the coast of Ireland that behaved in the most frustrating, to me anyway, way, speed constantly changing between 5.5 to 11 knots making it impossible to set up a solution valid for more than the next 30 seconds. I have never seen anything like that before.

ivanov.ruslan 05-12-16 03:01 PM

Spotted eine tanker Efternung 3 km

Rohr einz!Los!

Ales im Wasser


He walked to the bottom

For this small tanker was not worth wasting torpedo The gun estimate on alert

With the first shells had no success But it's over

after It were the gun deck

Let off steam slid into the abyss

The game continue...

Aquelarrefox 05-14-16 04:28 PM

hi. type II, u-08, today retired after 12 patrols. GUSTAV FRETZER - 74.067 tns

i attach the log (text in spanish and some in english), especialiced in port attack in 39-40: Blyth, Hartlepool, and the better lerwick, with military ships sunk in everyone, manly minelayers.

some destroyers, some planes, some from a carrier i couldnt find.!lV9QnZbA!1k2DkqARI...OU4_YjoJbaJmuM

well, next time mybe flotilla 2 with type vii-b in late 39, im still thinking.

ivanov.ruslan 05-15-16 03:31 AM

At last the long-awaited words-ausblasen

We started cruising position mode screw-charge Throughout the day, nothing special, but a few attacks by aircraft and destroyers

Evening we were again on the surface

Watch crew spoted one trampdampher He failed to get

ivanov.ruslan 05-18-16 03:42 PM

Shortly eclipse, heh, heh ...:D

Here are the Knights of distant communication

Of the Nibelungs, acoustics giving us correct any data - and bearings, and the course and speed of the target
So now someone crawling around us .... But we saw nothing ...

Soon among the murky surface of the ocean emerged boards of ships-Groser Geleitzug

We went to convergence in surface position Because of stormy excitement, visibility was not good

So, while one wave,revealed to us, the dark silhouette of the destroyer

who opened fire on us with all guns

Of course not wait for him, to be retired in full swing electric motors at a safe depth

The place where we plunged

poured tens of depth charges

Lurking in the depths ,wait destroyers to retire, paid to periscope depth Even here, the waves tossed the boat like a rubber ball

We waited for the right time, sailed and went down in pursuit

By the time that we hit this Avenger

Let the hunt begin....

ivanov.ruslan 05-26-16 03:57 PM

The hunt continues

Approached and with both engines, but because of the danger of ram, dipped emergency

We are maintaining a depth of 11 meters, because the periscope is flooded by waves
Which was very risky, foam from breaking waves in the turm visible from afar

When in terrible, all-seeing eye of the periscope we saw target -big liner

We had salvo of two torpedoes at the liner, but both missed, one struck medium merchant -enough to bark dogs

who immediately attacked us

Managed to break free, we sailed and forced motors went down after convoy We caught up with the convoy in the morning
From our Nibelungs reported hearing the sound of screws on a large ship Periscope was raised
and saw liner to enter quickly into a spider clamp crosshairs

Again salvo of two tubes and pass again, the ship stopped the engines and two torpedoes passed in front of his bow Suddenly appeared and security

And plunged again began the game of cat and mouse

The next hours passed in pursuit of the convoy

revving engines

Immersion to avoid airstrikes

In the evening we reached the convoy,

Dipped in front of him, we approached a firing position and lifted periscope

The liner was front and the chance was not on his side this time

ivanov.ruslan 05-27-16 12:07 AM

Come boldly into battle! :salute:

lolballz 05-27-16 02:45 AM

Most recent career,
starting October 1, 1939,
sailed out in U-123 (IXB - SH3Commander).
First kill, H.M.S. Nelson (Rodney Class BB).
Then, someone tells me Type IX wasn't available until 1940.
I'm all about historical authenticity...
talk about a buzz kill. :/\\!!

Sailor Steve 05-27-16 08:39 AM


Originally Posted by lolballz (Post 2407383)
Then, someone tells me Type IX wasn't available until 1940.
I'm all about historical authenticity...
talk about a buzz kill. :/\\!!

Someone told you wrong. See my reply in the thread you started. :sunny:

Benzin1973 05-30-16 08:54 PM

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- 14th patrol, august 1940, above england, early morning, agitated seas VIIC U46. Going arround england to my patrol grid near the gibraltar channel.

- Radio report, "enemy task force, sector [i forget], speed 7 knots".
Hmm, they are practically on my path! and in deep waters. Lets see if they have something juicy. Ill just take a peek.

- "Ship shighted!" - Periscope depth!
Hhhmm... lets see... damit! so hard to see, waves keep blocking my periscope!. its about 8-10 warships. Destroyers, light cruisers, is that a frigate? and... whats that huge thing???
Oh momma! that IS juicy indeed! heavily guarded, but it doesnt get much more juicy than this!
Should i go or abort? thats a LOT of DDs! But that thing just looks so... so.... tasty!! :D
Oh well, sea is agitated, theres lots of dept... Who wants to live for ever, right? Set intercept course! Start plotting their exact course and confirm their alleged speed of 7knots.

- Full stop! Im as close as i can get to it without his escorts runing over me (literally), and there is an escort destroyer about 3km from me, set to pass almost over my periscope! once he gets too close i wont even be able to peek thru the scope without him seeing me. Its now or never.

- I can barely see the thing for a maybe a second before a wave blocks my view, let alone range it. He seems pretty far away still, lets see the chart... dang! 3200m. Maybe i should abort? mhh, but its sooo tasty! Ef it! calibrating AOB from 0 heading, i allready know the speed, get expected range at time of intercept, punch the numbers on the TDC. Ill use Type II eels since its daylight, damit! i only have 2 loaded! it will have to do. Dont want to risk them seeing the eels if i use type 1s. Set to impact pistols, set to run at about 6.5 meters.

- That Escort DD is now about 2km away from me, cmon juicy momma, get within 10!

- Damit! Juicy momma still @ 17, but DD now about 1.5km away from me, i dont think he knows im here but hes heading straight for me! its now or never! FIRE 1!, FIRE 4!

Confirm silent running!, set dept 200 meters!, course... what ever is on our 180, ahead slow [and STOP chewing on your fingernails!]

- Ok ok, they dont seem to be looking for me, why the hell im i descending so slow??? ok, im only going 3knots. Stay cool. Still a couple of minutes left on the timer.

- Nearly time, in compliance with my own rules, i will resign any chance to shadow and take another shot as penalty for using the external camera to see. Im dying to watch big momma take the hit Ok, hit F12 for ext camera... [im not gonna hit it, it was too far away]

- Torpedo impact!... Torpedo impact! - Crew cheers.
Ohhh yaa! 2 out of 2! @ over 3k away! amazing! [Note to self, from now on all targeting will be based on plotting data. Not just speed & AOB].
But i wonder if two hits are enough to sink juicy momma? shes big! ill shadow her for a little while, and see if she sinks using the ext camera.
But for now, my priority is keeping a close eye on those escorts.

- Ok, they clearly have no idea where i am. I feel relatively safe, take us up to say... 100 meters.
Time to see how juicy momma is doing. [F12] lets see, where are you? there...
Oh momma, you dont look so good...

- Ok, im falling behind, last escort looking for me has rejoined the convoy. Secure from silent running.
start the trip back to periscope depth. maybe i should incr- "Shes going down!" [crew cheers again] - :rock: :woot:- [nearly poop my shorts]

And that, ladies & gents, is my first attack against an enemy task force, and my first carrier (a.k.a. juicy momma) kill.

Man i love this game!

Fahnenbohn 05-31-16 02:46 AM

@ Benzin1973 : Fabulous !!

Benzin1973 05-31-16 11:39 PM

Thanks Fahnenbohn! :)
I had a ton-o-fun on that particular patrol.
...and in all SH3 really. so much so, that i cant bring myself to play SH4+UBM for more than 10 minutes, without jumping back to SH3! LOL :har:

Von Due 06-01-16 05:37 PM

Awesome patrol there, Benzin1973. That must have been a thrill when that carrier turned up in the scope :D Nice job!

Zedwardson 06-02-16 02:51 PM

After taking a year or so off from the game, I returned.

2nd patrol, first night of war with the UK I do a nice nighttime surface attack on a convoy I been tracking though my sector. Sank three ships before the Polish (!) escort forced me under. I tried to do another attack by shelling the last ship and try to shove a eel down the excort throat, which would allowed me to shell the convoy at my leisure. was forced down again, and went home with almost 20k tonnage on the first morning of the war.

ivanov.ruslan 06-02-16 03:05 PM

Yes, hunting is definitely not an easy job

Retribution comes inexorably

Intuition has saved more than once

Hardigen 06-02-16 03:11 PM

Was returning to base from mid Atlantic when SW of Ireland picked up a C3. The weather was foul with fog but managed to put a fish in her stern on the starboard side , but to my dismay No loss of speed ,She must have felt it cause she starts zigzagging . I give chase and puts another fish on the port side stern(I always keep 1 or 2 Torps for the trip home you never know what you,re gonna bump into) NO Loss of way, they must have been Duds I,m playing the game at 100% realism can,t get the gun crew on deck due to the weather,so I pull off an head for home . Get another mission and save and exit .Then a few days Later windows 10 decides to try and take over my PC and install itself ,Well! I,m not having that Yet !! ( Windows 7 forever ) was told to restore to an earlier time , did that ,then 2 days later went on SH3 and blow me if I,m not back in the position before I picked up the C3. YEHHHH!!!!! Got her again BUT this time put the 2 on the Starboard quarter and she went down in 4 min , lifeboats and debris floating about . Thx window 10......HaHa HaHa

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